Publisher: Ogden Media
Rating: 3/5 stars
Several generations after ‘The Fall’, the scattered clusters of civilisation that grew in its wake live in ignorance of the past. No-one wants to know what caused such devastation or why. No-one, except Ethan.
Ethan used to believe in the guardians; mysterious lights in the sky that, according to folklore, protect the survivors, so long as you believe in them. But the death of his parents shattered his faith and forged within him a hunger to know more. One night, a light grows brighter in the sky and crashes to the planet’s surface. Ethan then embarks on a heartbreaking journey in which harrowing discoveries unveil the secrets of the past, and place him at the centre of a deadly conflict.
Powerful, thought-provoking and emotionally absorbing, The Planetsider is a gripping, post-apocalyptic thriller that will keep you hooked until the very end.
I have been in the mood for a sci-fi book for a whole so when I knew I had to read this book for the blog tour I was really excited. Planetsider doesn't disappoint because a thrilling book that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the last page.
Although I really liked some elements of Planetsider, there was a lot I didn't like so we will get that out the way first. I did like the writing style it definitely kept me reading but I do feel like at the beginning of the book it was quite info dumpy. There was a lot about the world and it was kind of all there at the beginning just so it was said I guess. I do think I would have liked it it was spread across the novel compared to a lot at the start but this might just be a me problem.
I also didn't really connect to any of the characters and this is something that I really enjoy in a book so this was definitely disappointing. They were fine to read about but I think they conformed to many tropes especially the chosen one trope near the end.
The plot was the thing that definitely kept me engaged throughout. As I said it kept me on edge throughout with some twists and turns that I didn't see coming. It definitely helped with my sci-fi fix. I also liked how it was definitely a sci-fi with mixed elements which definitely made it quite interesting. Although I didn't like how the world building was introduced to the novel it was nice seeing this evolve over the story.
Overall Planetsider was an engaging sci-fi novel that is definitely worth the read!