Note: This review is spoiler free
Book: Spirit Intercom
Author: Sean Adami
Page Number: 517 Pages
Genre: Science Fiction
Age: For readers 15 and up (Mature language)
Rating: 3/ 5 stars
“In order to create a world, you have to destroy a world. All solutions must have problems”
Synopsis: The year is 2053 where technology has vastly changed. New technological heights have been reached and one product is a world called Spirit Intercom. With this new revolution, a pre-registered guest could enter a whole new place, called the Spirit World, with the help of coded sensory neurons. Follow Andrew and Harriet as they venture into the Spirit World and embark on a new adventure.
I was hooked on this book (oooh that kind of rhymes) the entire time I read it! It took some time to get into and I have a few problems with it, but it was a nice read.
What I Liked about this Book:
The Action Packed Plot: The book never had a dull moment with its action packed plot! It always kept me guessing about what would happen next, especially in the last ⅓ of the book! Spoiler: My favorite part was the last few chapters where Andrew was trying to take down his father and stop him from doing more evil. This part undoubtedly had the most action packed scenes!
The Spirit World: Andrew’s journey into the Spirit World was so cool and interesting to read about! All the different aspects and characteristics of this new dimension was awesome! This is why I LOVE science fiction! I get to read about amazing new worlds!
The Scientific References: As a person who loves science, I was very happy to read about those scientific references here and there! It was also super interesting to read about the technological/scientific aspect of this future world. If you are not a science person, don’t fear! You can still understand the book perfectly fine even if you don’t get all the scientific words.
2nd POV: I thought using 2nd pov was unique! I haven’t read many books where the author directly talks to the reader and uses 2nd pov. So of course I was intrigued by this! However, at times the 2nd pov was unnecessary, especially when the author was telling the reader that the POV shifts from Andrew to Harriet. Because this book was in 3rd pov, it’s ok to just switch to different character’s point of view without any particular warning. It’s been done in many books (the main one I can think of is Cassandra Clare’s books)
The Ending: No spoilers but WOW that ending! I did not expect that at all…. Ugh cliffhangers like this should be illegal… I want to read about what happens next! SPOILER: At first when I read about Andrew’s dad just giving up and surrendering I thought: “This is so unrealistic…. A villain would never give up so easily like this, especially someone like Robert, who repeatedly time after time would not give up his evil ways. Then I read the last page and was like “OHHHH”
What I think could use improvement:
Characters were too One Dimensional: The main thing this book struggled with is that all the characters were very one dimensional and weren’t well developed in terms of personality or traits. Plus, the characters didn’t act their age at all. It didn’t seem like Andrew was an adult… I felt like I was reading about a two year old from all the petty tantrums he threw. And a lot of times the arguments between Andrew and Harriet were so random and petty I had to laugh a little.
Writing Style: There were a few grammatical errors here and there and at times the writing style seemed a little choppy. Overall it was fine though!
Spirit Intercom is a wonderful book filled with action and adventure. While there were a few problems, overall it was an amazing read!