Friday, October 3, 2014
#REVIEW: Experiment by Cyma Rizwaan Khan
Author: Cyma Rizwaan Khan
Published Date: July 6, 2014
Genre: science fiction
Add to: Goodreads
Rating: 3 stars
Synopsis: How do you survive in a world without hope? And what will it turn you into? Alien species are in control of the planet and Zyronian Citizens have no choice but to become slaves to both reigning species, the Zyre and the Khaltars. Life on Zyron for someone who is born a Citizen was bad enough but the constant riots within the regions have made survival impossible. So when Lane Volze, a twenty-two year old Citizen becomes the victim of a treacherous conspiracy, his brother Connor takes the help of resistance leader Jace Dyer and does everything in his power to get him out, but nothing is at it seems, and Connor keeps running into dead-ends. Lane on the other hand, struggles for survival in the prison from hell and is trying his best to come to terms with the fact that his life is over. WATCH TRAILER Will Connor get to the bottom of this conspiracy before it’s too late?
My Review: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
I would like to say first that this is a beta copy of the book. I typically don't do beta reading, as I believe reviews should be on the content of the book and writing style of the author. Since this is in a beta reading, in my opinion, this definitely should not be offered on Amazon until the final editting is complete. The author isn't doing a justice to her readers.
That being said, I found the beginning of the book which explained the different races and their histories, to be very choppy and difficult to understand. I'm not quite sure how to make this better, but if there were a way to incorporate the histories into the story, that would be more enjoyable.
This book is categorized as a sci-fi book, but I don't see many science fiction qualities to it. It could just as easily be dystopian with the "different races" being different subsections of society.
The story itself was enjoyable and overall, the writing was decent. There is a lot of hard editting that needs to be done, misspellings and word choices. I brought the author's attention to a scene where it completely didn't make sense. Again, this really should have been caught before sending it out to a bookseller, in my honest opinion.