Monday, November 14, 2011

Resonance by A.J. Scudiere


"The shift is coming. Soon. Dr. David Carter knows this. However, he's a geologist, so 'soon' means anywhere from tomorrow to a thousand years from now. People are dying. Now. Drs. Jordan Abellard and Jillian Brookwood are standing at the edge of SuperAIDS. Or are they? They won't be able to figure it out if they can t get some authorization signed--and soon. But they're peons and no one is paying attention.

Whole species died at the last polar shift, 65 million years ago. Right now Dr. Becky Sorenson has some seriously mutated frogs in her lab. In Los Angeles, Bees are making abnormal columns on the side of the freeways. In Georgia, birds are migrating out of season. It all makes a sick kind of sense when the doctors consider that the last magnetic shift is strangely coincidental to the dinosaur die-out. And the only similarity in the problems today is that each is occurring in a 'hotspot'--a pocket of reverse polarity tells them all the shift is already here." Quoted from Amazon

I received 3 books from this author to review! However, as a self professed "book cover snob",  I set the books aside.  The cover just didn't grab me.  After reviewing several books that I didn't care for,  I was looking for a change of pace and picked up Resonance. 

This book certainly delivered the change of pace I was looking for! It starts out with several seemingly unrelated characters and their strange medical and scientific discoveries. The story switches abruptly from one group of characters to the next, making the reader a bit confused, but keeping your interest as the plot eventually converges, the characters meet and share their mysterious discoveries. 

About three quarters through the book, I was sure the mystery had been solved and the strange phenomenon that was predicted to be effecting the characters would occur and that would be the end of the story. (Trying not to spoil the plot here!) It took me by complete surprise that it was not the end! This book has a wonderful twist and it results in a whole new set of problems for the characters!

This is a fast and easy book to read. It kept my attention and I read it in a few days. I liked the characters and while the book is based on a scientific theory it wasn't so involved or technical that I didn't understand it.  A really good read!

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