Everything can change in a single moment in time. The question is, will it change for the better or for the worse?
One of the things I love the most about Mr. Power’s writing style is how much tension he packs into every single scene. Reading one of his stories is like drinking a shot of espresso for me. I feel the effects of it almost immediately, and I can’t concentrate on anything else until I’ve digested every last drop of it. This works really well for the mystery genre in particular because it made it almost impossible for me to figure out where the next plot twist would take the character next.
Speaking of plot twists, this tale was full of them. I’d estimate that I was caught off-guard by ninety percent of them. This is something that almost never happens when I read this genre, so it was a lot of fun to be surprised by where the author was going so regularly.
The author’s intelligent use of flashbacks was yet another reason why I gave GodBomb! such a high rating. Not only did they give me a strong impression of who these characters were as individuals, they provided short breaks from what was currently happening to them. It was really nice to slow down the pace a little bit for these scenes, especially as I grew closer and closer to the end.
Definitely check out the list of characters and their brief biographies before diving into the first chapter. I was very glad to see Mr. Power include this information as it made it incredibly easy to remember everyone’s backstory.
GodBomb! is one of the best books I’ve read so far in 2015. I can’t recommend it highly enough!
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