Monday, 12 May 2014

Review + #Giveaway: Exodus 2022 by Kenneth G. Bennett

Title: EXODUS 2022
Author: Kenneth G. Bennett
Genre: Sci-Fi Thriller (pre-apocalypse)
Audience: NA/Adult
Release date: May 20th, 2014
Publisher: Booktrope Publishing
Joe Stanton is in agony. Out of his mind over the death of his young daughter. Or so it seems.
Unable to contain his grief, Joe loses control in public, screaming his daughter’s name and causing a huge scene at a hotel on San Juan Island in Washington State. Thing is, Joe Stanton doesn’t have a daughter. Never did. And when the authorities arrive they blame the 28-year-old’s outburst on drugs.

What they don’t yet know is that others up and down the Pacific coast—from the Bering Sea to the Puget Sound—are suffering identical, always fatal mental breakdowns.

With the help of his girlfriend—the woman he loves and dreams of marrying—Joe struggles to unravel the meaning of the hallucination destroying his mind. As the couple begins to perceive its significance—and Joe’s role in a looming global calamity—they must also outwit a billionaire weapons contractor bent on exploiting Joe’s newfound understanding of the cosmos, and outlast the time bomb ticking in Joe’s brain.



The minute I opened this book I knew I was going to be drawn into a story filled with mystery and suspense. The action begins from page one and does not let up for even a second throughout, and this is a long book, so expect plenty of mayhem.
Although this was a fictional story, it combined a number of real issues and scientific studies. And it was this mix of science fiction/fantasy/reality that really brought this book to life. Of course, the plethora of amazingly defined and complex characters drove the story, as well as Bennett’s descriptive prose.
The phenomena detailed within this story were captivating – with many layers, a few surprises and a deeper meaning and message. Like a ticking time bomb, Joe and Ella have to figure out what is going on before the connection that started it all destroys him, as well as having to deal with the maniacal Beck and his henchmen.
This book was a thrill-a-second, fast-paced read that kept me one the edge of my seat. Each time I finished a chapter I told myself “just one more” but I could not stop. For a compelling read that puts a twist on many of the issues that are relevant today this is the book to grab.


1 Kindle Fire
15 signed paperbacks


Kenneth G. Bennett is the author of the young adult novels, THE GAIA WARS and BATTLE FOR CASCADIA, and the new sci-fi thriller, EXODUS 2022. A wilderness enthusiast who loves backpacking, skiing and kayaking, Ken enjoys mysteries, science fiction, action adventure stories and, most especially, novels that explore the relationship between humans and the wild. He lives on an island in the Pacific Northwest with his wife and son and two hyperactive Australian Shepherds.
THE GAIA WARS series was optioned for film by Identity Films, LA in 2012, and both GAIA and BATTLE have been featured as Top 100 Bestsellers in Teen Literature and Fiction on Amazon. Kirkus Reviews called THE GAIA WARS “A solid first entry of a promising, imaginative new young-adult fantasy series featuring a well-crafted character.”

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1 comment:

  1. Great review Roxy! I'm happy you liked the story!


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