I was thirteen the first time I watched someone glitch out and die. Things went downhill from there.
Forcibly chipped by the Sister Nations. Then forcibly un-chipped.
For those who didn’t comply, The Great Glitch was swift justice.
I’m Synta, one of those Children of the Resistance, and by Stone I’m gonna get us off this planet!
My Review: 4.8-Stars
Epoch Earth: The Great Glitch by Toasha Jiordano is a fantastic read. Once I started reading it, I couldn’t put it down. I love the cover. It is full of vibrant colors and futuristic, Sci-fyish images that let me know I’m going to get a story along those lines, and it delivered.
The characters are good, maybe a touch more emotion by using the 5 senses would be a nice addition, but other than that I liked them. I enjoyed reading the friendship between the main character, Synta and her best friend Howie. Synta has a lot put on her shoulders at a young age, and she handles it well with a strong backbone.
The best thing about Epoch Earth: The Great Glitch is the description. Toasha does an awesome job of planting you firmly into the middle of the action. Her descriptive powers are worth studying, in my opinion. The opening scene is a great example of how to show the action with great description. I’m jealous.
I want to give this book 5-stars, but it does have a couple of “glitches”. While I thought the author did a wonderful job of switching from 1st person to 3rd person POV, I did find it a bit jarring when she used 2nd person POV and talked directly to the reader. I was a tad confused the first few times she jumped in time, but once I got the hang of what the author was doing, I liked it. The only thing I did not like about the story was the formatting the author used for when the characters chip with each other. My personal feeling is to put that “dialog” in italics instead of using the slashes. None of this takes away from the story.
Dystopian is not my go-to genre, but I’m so glad Toasha Jiordano submitted Epoch Earth: The Great Glitch to The Naked Reviewers. What surprisingly wonderful read!
I highly recommend this book to everyone, young and old alike. If you’re not reading it, you’re missing out.
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