When Ryan, a paraplegic, opts in for a life-altering procedure involving moving his mind to a physically healthy body, his world changes forever. Walking, running, jumping, he can suddenly do tons of things he only ever dreamed of. But something gnaws at him, in the back of his mind, a thought that frightens him… because it might not be his own.
Wright-Hammer has created a magnificent sci-fi universe. Close enough to our own that you’d feel right at home, but with the technological advancement and wonders that you’d expect from a future where nearly anything is possible.
Wright-Hammer’s writing style is close to my heart, for the simple reason that it’s lavish and detailed when it needs to be, and not when there’s no need for it. It gets to the point, pants a vivid picture that drags you in, and throws you right into the action. Perhaps a bit longer and slower paced than what I prefer, taking it’s time to build before pulling the rug out from underneath you, but nothing you wouldn’t expect from a sci-fi thriller of this caliber.
The story is a bit confusing, maybe particularly in the beginning, but in a good way. The kind of confusion I love, the one where you just want to keep going because you want to figure it out. It’s a sense of being just half a step behind what the author is thinking and doing, trying to constantly catch up. But I’ll say it again: You want to be strung a long!
A modern sci-fi thriller and dare I say a breath of fresh air. If you’re a fan of the genre and looking for your next favorite read, I highly recommend Wright-Hammer’s Between Two Minds: Awakening.
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