Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Review: The Godless by Suren Fant

The Godless - Mystery of the World
Reading Level: Not sure but it didn't seem Young Adult.
Self published
Standalone (?)
*this book was gifted to me by the author in exchange for an honest review*

Centuries ago, when Earth was not under the control of God, it was controlled by a cruel and heartless creature, called Neuron. Coming to our planet, God saw, how Neuron treated as his subordinates. God and Satan decided to take to hands the authority on Earth. It was very difficult mission. God and Satan adapted all the people and their feelings.
In XXI century a young man from a wealthy family found new potentials, that ancestors of humanity and Neuron had. It becomes to him what had happened centuries ago and behind it hunting of angels has begun.

I didn't really know what to expect going into this book. Overall I didn't love it but I didn't hate it either.

The main character Aren just wanted to live a normal life. He was young, successful, rich and engaged to a woman that he loved. With his wedding just around the corner he starts having strange visions and flashbacks to a bad event that happened when he was younger. As the visions get worse he starts pulling away from his fiance Manush and resorts to drinking and at one point drugs. Being drunk or high makes him feel more in control but he starts hearing voices. Under the influence he gets in a bad car crash. Jump forward four months later and he's married but things aren't getting any better. He starts having dreams of being in someone elses body with no control. He has no idea what is going on and when his father is killed he is set on revenge. The story picks up from there.

I didn't really like Aren very much. At first I thought he was okay he just needed to lay off the drugs. But as the story progressed and he changed a lot I started liking him less and less. He didn't seem to have a concience. He just went around killing everyone who threatened him and didn't seem to show any regret and when his friends died he didn't seem very sad. His behavior made sense when everything was explained at the end but it still irked me. I thought him and his fiance were really cute but I wish there was more of a backstory to them. I felt like I was introduced to them in the middle of their story and I wanted to know more of the beggining.

Actually that's how I felt for most of the book. It felt kind of like a short story and there wasn't much of a back story. I was confused most of the time and the writing style seemed a little weird.

In the end I thought this book had an interesting concept but I was confused most of the time and found it really hard to get through. If there was a sequel I might consider reading it but I haven't heard any news of one.
3/5 stars

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