As it is the holiday season, I decided to catch up on my reading, and I must say that I have been impressed by many books I have been given in exchange for reviews. I am drawn to underrated gems which deserve a wider audience; do search my blog posts labelled 'book reviews' for the other two books which I have yakked about previously. Having said that, it is quite hard to balance my time, so I will do as many reviews as I can. This means that this is my penultimate blog post for 2017; watch this space for more tomorrow!
Without further ado, here are my Amazon UK reviews for 'The Calypsis Project' Books 1 and 2 by Brittany M Willows; read her books and prepare to be challenged and entertained!
My review for Book 1:
They say ‘never judge a book by its cover’, but once I learned that Brittany Willows did her own eye-catching artwork for both books in the ‘Calypsis Project’ series, I just had to look inside, and her books are impressive indeed! Although I offered to review her work for free on Amazon UK, I was so impressed by the care and talent she put into creating her artwork and content that I paid for them; the series is reviewed here as if it were one book.
Book 1 took slightly longer to get into, but that is because Willows has created a number of alien worlds and their languages, and it took a while for me to learn who was who and what was what, but once I got going, the pace of the story picked up, and I finished both books eagerly.
What gripped me the most were the intra- and interspecies interactions (including politics) that Willows’s characters had, and her fast-paced, taut, yet informative story was well-plotted with a few twists that I did not see coming. I do not normally think when I read, but finding out what exactly the Calypsis Project was became my mission as well as the characters', which I thought was very cool. Willows’s characters’ interactions and opinions were very interesting, and left me pondering a lot of ‘what if...?’ questions about our own world, how we treat each other, and how we see each other.
I wanted more at the end; it would be great to see what other insights Willows and her worlds have to offer, and I would say that Willows is one to watch in the sci-fi/thriller genre. May this be the first of many adventures in the 'Calypsis Project' universe!
My review for Book 2: