Book Review: Transfixion by J. Giambrone

Title: Transfixion (advance copy)
Author: J. Giambrone
Stars: 4

Good Reads synopsis:
It’s nothing short of the end of the world. Someone has weaponised the broadcast spectrum – gazing upon the transmission is enough to steal your mind.
Kaylee Colton faces a technological Armageddon when suburbia shatters into civil war. All alone, and unable to speak, Kaylee will need to fight to survive and transcend her own fears is she is to stand against these enigmatic forces of destruction.
Transfixion is an action-laced rush that will burrow straight into your brain.

When I first started reading this my first thought was rubbish. Besides a few select books from my teenage years that I still love to revisit, I generally don’t read this genre. More often than not my head is buried in a book that has either multiple story lines, words that have you reaching for the dictionary or would have the general targeted age group of Transfixion cringing due to the amount of pages. However when I got further into it, it was actually good to be reading something completely different to my usual classics, historical fiction, reference and books that weigh your bag down.

Kaylee at first had me rolling my eyes, so to speak, and the references to Ghostliest didn’t really help my first impression. But as soon her brother Sean began his murdering rampage I had to find out what set him off and when Kaylee could no longer talk I actually wanted to keep reading. Lucky for a few authors I was told in school to read three chapters before giving it away.

We eventually end up at the local high school and learn about the plight of the select few who weren’t tuned into to any broadcast at the time it all began. The high school is now a base for the rebels fight the”dupes” as things quickly turn into civil war. Every day becomes a fight for survival. Against the odds Kaylees farther returns and gives them the means to finnish the war and surprise surprise there is a happy ending.

So whether you’re a teen who likes to read action or your just looking for something different or something small and simple to read then give it a go. It will have you questioning what you would do if in their situation.

A big thanks to J. Giambrone for the advance copy and also a big apology for taking so long to getting around to reading it. Definitely glad I finished it.


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