“Waking Gods” by Sylvain Neuvel

Quick Statistics

  • “Waking Gods” by Sylvain Neuvel
  • Science Fiction Fantasy
  • Read as an audiobook.
  • 5/5 stars
  • Finished September 15, 2017

Official Synopsis

As a child, Rose Franklin made an astonishing discovery: a giant metallic hand, buried deep within the earth. As an adult, she’s dedicated her brilliant scientific career to solving the mystery that began that fateful day: Why was a titanic robot of unknown origin buried in pieces around the world? Years of investigation have produced intriguing answers—and even more perplexing questions. But the truth is closer than ever before when a second robot, more massive than the first, materializes and lashes out with deadly force.

Now humankind faces a nightmare invasion scenario made real, as more colossal machines touch down across the globe. But Rose and her team at the Earth Defense Corps refuse to surrender. They can turn the tide if they can unlock the last secrets of an advanced alien technology. The greatest weapon humanity wields is knowledge in a do-or-die battle to inherit the Earth . . . and maybe even the stars.

My Thoughts/Summary

If you didn’t read my previous review of Sleeping Giants, you absolutely should. As I mentioned there, I didn’t ever expect this series to steal my heart like it did, or my soul more accurately. After I finished “Sleeping Giants” I rushed to get this one on hold at my library.

When I started the audiobook back up, I remember being confused, because for some reason I couldn’t remember exactly why the cliffhanger was so crazy. However, a benefit to doing this book on audio is that the cast of characters was the same, so I was able to place the voices and immediately remember what happened before.

I have a habit of consistently not enjoying second books in series. I usually love first books because of the immersion into the world, and understanding how the world works. I tend to like third books because we’ve kind of gotten through the lull that happens in second books. This is mirrored in my TV watching too, most of the time third seasons of television shows are my favorites (Breaking Bad excluded). However, this book completely shattered this for me. This book was jam packed with action, and story and character development that I just want more more more.

I don’t want to go into too much detail on the plot of this book, except to say that it was more amazing than the first, and a wild wild ride. I highly recommend this series, and can’t get enough of it. I need the third one NOW!

Follow-Up Links

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