Transfixion by J Giambrone
This was my first ARC novel and I am so excited that I had this experience. I am sorry it took me so long to read this, I’m in college now and have very little time to read!
Goodreads Summary: It’s nothing short of the end of the world.
Someone has weaponized the broadcast spectrum – gazing upon the transmission is enough to steal your mind.
Kaylee Colton faces a technological Armageddon when suburbia shatters into civil war. All alone, and unable to speak, Kaylee will need to fight to survive and transcend her own fears if she is to stand against these enigmatic forces of destruction.
My Review: This book was AMAZING! I honestly wasn’t expecting too much from it because I’ve read iffy things about ARC books, but I loved this story! It was action-packed, constantly moving, and definitely worth the read!
It started out kind of confusing because I was thrown right in the middle of the plot, so of course I had no idea what was going on in their world and so everything that happened moved so fast and I didn’t understand it, but it was super entertaining and pulled me in from page one! Kaylee, the main character was awesome to read about, she gets chased by people trying to kill her and she is worried about not getting blood on her book. Kind of ridiculous but I can relate so I loved her from the start! Typically I don’t like it when characters have big mental breakdowns but this one was actually entertaining to read about and I liked what Giambrone did with it. The boy characters were also awesome! Lucas and Dustin were cool to read about because I like guy characters…the only upsetting thing to me was that there was no romance, I love books with romance as a minor plot, but that’s not what type of story this was I guess.
The plot was awesome even though it took a while for me to figure out what the heck was going on! The situation with the zombie-like dupes or whatever they were supposed to be was super confusing at first because it started out with “oh crap there were dupes chasing me” and I didn’t know if this was like a zombie story or a post-apocalyptic story or both! Eventually, I figured it out and it’s a pretty cool idea, this whole mind control element of the book and of course the survival aspect. The part that set this apart from other books of this genre was that the main goal wasn’t just survival, it was trying to reverse what was going on and I really liked that because it gave a purpose to the story.
The last few chapters were okay. It was confusing because again, I had to infer what happened based on the last chapter. Close to the end, the plot of the book Kaylee was reading at the beginning was also randomly thrown in and I didn’t see the purpose until a bit later on. I appreciate it now and I think it’s interesting, but it was awkwardly placed. The very last few lines though…some of my favorite lines and I was smiling like an idiot!
This book was really good and was definitely worth the read. I would recommend it for anyone who likes zombie stories, post-apocalyptic, or dystopian books! You can buy transfixion here. Thanks J. Giambrone for sending me an ARC copy! I loved it!