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  • 04/2019
  • 9781093658743
  • 200 pages
  • $9.99
Paperback Book Details
  • 04/2019
  • 9781093780673
  • 200 pages
  • $9.99
Eight Minutes, Thirty-Two Seconds
Over eight billion people died when the world ended. Two survived. L and M don’t know why they’re alive. They don’t remember what happened. Addicted to a drug that kills them for eight minutes and thirty-two seconds, they risk the end of humanity in order to learn the truth.
Plot/Idea: 9 out of 10
Originality: 9 out of 10
Prose: 8 out of 10
Character/Execution: 9 out of 10
Overall: 8.75 out of 10

Assessment:

Plot: This book explores a very interesting plot in which genius, but bullied, teens bring on the fated Apocalypse. In the unique premise, only two humans remain on Earth, and they experience death time and again in order to try to remember who they are and what happened to Earth.

Prose/Style: The author uses chilling prose that is both fast-paced and riveting. It moves the reader through this complex science fiction tale. Mistakes are few and far between, though the novel would benefit from a light copyedit. 

Originality: The work is very original, not only because of the plot points and twists listed above, but also because of the creative ending. Just when the reader thinks it’s all over, there is hope for the characters and audience alike. 

Character Development: The six teens who try to end the world are well-drawn, but the two survivors aren’t fully fleshed out until they learn the truth about who they are and why they exist, a mysterious and terrifying truth.

Date Submitted: April 26, 2019

Formats
Paperback Book Details
  • 04/2019
  • 9781093658743
  • 200 pages
  • $9.99
Paperback Book Details
  • 04/2019
  • 9781093780673
  • 200 pages
  • $9.99

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