Regolith Review

Title: Regolith
Author: H. William Glenbrook
Series: Not Applicable
Publisher: Reversentropy
Publication Date: 12 December 2016
Source: Publisher
Format: E-book
Pages: 344
Rating: 4 Stars
Reading Timeline: 6 July 2017 - 7 July 2017









Goodreads Synopsis:

Elle is a sales superstar at Aspen-Hayward Inc., a company specializing in consumer products and medical supplies. To her surpise, she is hand-picked by the company’s board to run the Research and Development department with an impossible mandate: deliver an industry-leading adaptive learning program to anticipate consumer needs, or else. Aspen-Hayward—languishing in the shadow of its nearest and largest competitor, Rossigland Inc.—is wagering its future on Elle’s leadership. 

Meanwhile, Daniel and Greggory work for a security team responsible for loss prevention along Rossigland’s far-reaching and treacherous supply chain. During a routine delivery run, Daniel and Gregg encounter an unusal threat that leads them through a wild ride of adventure. 

Elle hires Noam, a developer-savant who quickly brings her department to the verge of something great: the world’s first artificial consciousness, capable of creating solutions for humanity’s greatest problems: a cure for aging and cancer, saltwater agriculture, and sustainable energy. 

What none of them know is how their two worlds will colide with an impact of unprecedented scale.

Book Review:
Pre-reading Thoughts:

I feel so bad for having to put this book down twice because I wasn't in the mood for it. But I think that it is save to say that I am ready to jump into this. This isn't exactly what I would typically read, in terms of the whole mix of technology, business and fantasy but I am excited to be branching out. I have heard that it is a good thing!

Thank you so much to the lovely people at Reversenthropy for being super patient with me! Thank you for also providing me with a copy of this book to review! Just a quick small disclaimer. I have received this book for free. No money on my behalf has been spent in acquiring this book. Please note that this doesn't affect my opinion in any way. All thoughts are my own.

Writing thoughts:

This book is definitely well-written! The author has a talent for weaving stories together. I was a bit skeptical of the two different stories/timelines in the beginning, but it was done beautifully. The writing had a really good flow to it and it made me immerse myself further into the story. I found that time slipped by quickly as I read this book.

Plot Thoughts:

The plot, much like the writing, was fast paced. A lot of things were constantly happening. There was constant action and the reader is constantly involved in the story. The author combines business, technology and fantasy into this story. It fits so effortlessly into the plot. However, sometimes the business part, although cut-throat and crucial, felt a bit boring. But it wasn't something that overpowered the greatness and intrigue of the plot. The combination of those three elements are what made this story so much more interesting. The two stories that are woven together is done so well that it the reader won't get confused as to what is happening in the different point of views.

Character Thoughts:

The characters were well rounded and didn't fall flat. They were bold and had clear voices that never crossed over or became one boring voice. I just couldn't find them accessible. They are definitely a great set of characters though!


Final Thoughts:

Overall, I really enjoyed this book. I can't believe it took me so long to finish it! I am kind of upset with myself for doing that. The writer has an amazing style of writing that just pulls you in and keeps you immersed in the story. The plot was incredible and was never boring. I found myself anticipating the next big thing. The characters were well-rounded and really enjoyable. 

Thank you so much to Reversentropy for providing me with a copy of this book! It was an excellent read!

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