Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Green Books Campaign: Bloodlight Chronicles

This review is part of the Green Books campaign.Today 200 bloggers take a stand to support books printed in an eco-friendly manner by simultaneously publishing reviews of 200 books printed on recycled or FSC-certified paper. By turning a spotlight on books printed using eco- friendly paper, we hope to raise the awareness of book buyers and encourage everyone to take the environment into consideration when purchasing books.

The campaign is organized for the second time by Eco-Libris, a green company working to make reading more sustainable. We invite you to join the discussion on "green" books and support books printed in an eco-friendly manner! A full list of participating blogs and links to their reviews is available on Eco-Libris website.

The Bloodlight Chronicles: Reconciliation
by Steve Stanton
Paperback, 240 pages
ECW Press
September 1, 2010
isbn: 1550229540
isbn13: 9781550229547

Despite its futuristic technical trappings, enduring family bonds are at the core of this riveting techno-thriller. An alien virus that prolongs life has infected a couple, Zakariah and Mia Davis, and made their blood a valuable black-market staple due to its rejuvenating effects. The “eternal virus” has not affected their son Rix, and Zakariah is consumed with the search for an active sample to inoculate the teenager against mortality.

To succeed, Zakariah surgically wired his brain for the global computer network, a virtual cyber-economy controlled by avatars. Busted for transporting grain without a permit and on the run from the government and the Eternal Research Institute, Zakariah must travel off-planet through a commercial wormhole alongside his new business partner and surgical cyber-twin, Helena Sharp, who is seeking the source of immortality for her own purposes. In the Cromeus colonies, on the other side of time and space, Zakariah will risk everything to give his son eternal life.

I think that I can safely say that this story definitely did not go without action. It was a roller-coaster ride from almost the beginning. It also had a great storyline about a virus of immortality, with one infected man's quest to find the virus for his son all while running from those that want it all for themselves. Throughout the entire story, I was on the edge of my seat with my emotions getting whiplash while going from one extreme to another. After finishing the story, I literally felt drained and exhausted.

The plot was amazing, though there were a few things that I had a bit of issues with. There was backstory, but I felt as though we needed more because not all of my questions were answered. I also felt like the story was so action-driven that I didn't really truly connect with the characters. I wanted to know more about them and I wanted to see them develop more. I did feel some empathy and other emotions toward Zak, but I didn't feel like I truly knew him. However, out of all of the characters, I felt I understood him and his actions more than the rest.

With that said, I did enjoy this book. I thought it was a fascinating read and I would recommend it to any sci-fi fan ... and that includes my husband, who is reading it right now and enjoying it. =)

Important Information About This Book!

The Bloodlight Chronicles: Reconciliation is printed on FSC-certified paper. For more information, click here.

For other "green books" and information, please click here.

For a press release on the Green Books Campaign, click here.


Serena said...

I really enjoy books full of action...sounds like another one for the list.

Crafty Green Poet said...

this sounds like the kind of SF book that I enjoy! Though I do like good character development too ....

Hilcia said...

Oh a science fiction book! I love sci-fi... you chose a good book as your campaign read. :) Thanks for the review, I'm writing down the title.

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