The Evaporation of Sofi Snow by Mary Weber – Book Review
Today’s review was written by my husband, who loves unwinding with a tantalizing tale at the end of a long, hard day!
I currently hate Mary Weber, the author of The Evaporation of Sofi Snow. I am not proud to say this. In fact, I will probably have to confess it at some point in time, but today is not that day. And maybe you will agree with me after you read her well written and engaging book.
The Evaporation of Sofi Snow is a dystopian novel set after the fourth world war, the rise of corporate government a la Rollerball and, in a surprising twist of fate, the arrival of a secretive alien world who seems all too willing to lend a hand to our downtrodden existence. What could possibly be amiss?
Sofi Snow, along with her brother, are tech gamers in both the virtual and physical arena of post-apocalyptic earth entertainment. Through computer enhanced technology, the siblings and with their team compete for the entertainment of the masses, the corporate elite and aliens, and for themselves in the hopes of atttaining a better future.
All of this goes terribly wrong when a terrorist attack on the gaming venue takes several lives and turns Sofi into an enemy of the state – the corporate state that is. The question becomes, how can she help her brother who she appears to have some sort of psychic connection to? Why does she have night terrors of some medical facility? What connection does the alien world sitting just beyond our lunar orbit have with all of this? And at some deep level, why does her mom continue to choose the corporation instead of her?
Mary Wilson does a nice job creating a unique and interesting world with characters you want to invest in. Her prose is good and captivating and I truly enjoyed reading the book – that was, until the final page.
In most novels, you expect some tidy conclusion. The girl gets her prince. They live happily ever after. The disaster is averted. People are saved. Even in multi-volume books, there is usually a natural break that doesn’t jolt the system, but not so with The Evaporation of Sofi Snow .
This book breaks at the climax. You finally think you are going to see what is behind the curtain, but there is no next page. The payoff is ripped from your psyche and you are left wanting.
As I said earlier, I hate Mary Wilson and yes, I will confess that in due time. But if you want to better understand the pain and suffering I’ve been experiencing as I’ve been waiting to see what happens next, pick up this book now – or wait until the next volume is available so you won’t be left crying in your wine.
I rate this book 4 out of 5 stars.
Editor’s Note: Great news hubby – the wait is over – you can now send Mary Wilson some author love! Reclaiming Shilo Snow: The Pulse-Pounding Sequel to The Evaporation of Sofi Snow is now available (Release Date: March 6, 2018) and has been added to your “must read” list!
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- Reclaiming Shilo Snow: The Pulse-Pounding Sequel to The Evaporation of Sofi Snow is available on Amazon.
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Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from Thomas Nelson and Zondervan’s Fiction Guild. The opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.
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