Waiting on Wednesday: Sleeping Giants

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Sleeping Giants

Written by: Sylvain Neuvel

Publisher: Del Rey
ISBN: 1101886692
Release Date: April 26th, 2016 
Genres: Adult, science fiction, fantasy, thriller, mystery
Pages: 320 (Hardcover)
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"A girl named Rose is riding her new bike near her home in Deadwood, South Dakota, when she falls through the earth. She wakes up at the bottom of a square hole, its walls glowing with intricate carvings. But the firemen who come to save her peer down upon something even stranger: a little girl in the palm of a giant metal hand. Seventeen years later, the mystery of the bizarre artifact remains unsolved - its origins, architects and purpose unknown. Its carbon dating defies belief, military reports are redacted; theories are floated then rejected. 
But some can never stop searching for answers. Rose Franklin is now a highly trained physicist leading a top secret team to crack the hand's code. And along with her colleagues, she is being interviewed by a nameless interrogator whose power and purview are as enigmatic as the provenance of the relic. What's clear is that Rose and her compatriots are on the edge of unraveling history's most perplexing discovery- and figuring out what it portends for humanity. But once the pieces of the puzzle are in place, will the result prove to be an instrument of lasting peace or a weapon of mass destruction?"

Way i am waiting.... 


Sorry i had to say that so loud, but when I first read the summary i thought: oh cute YA story. 
And then i looked it over closer and it is not. 

Apparently there are thriller aspects and quite a big mystery aspect. And it is apparently compared to World War Z and The Martian which i have not read -both of them. But they are clearly very well loved books. Not that i really trust the whole: "In tradition of" or "the new...:" because honestly, how similar are most of the books that are compared like that? Not very lets be honest. 

BUT this just sounds interesting. I mean a giant metal hand in the middle of nowhere? That just sounds interesting to me!
Maybe that is just me and my "i want to know how it all happens" side. But that just appeals to me. 

I also always like when stories have something happen to a girl and that girl grows up doing something against that. Which might not be really this story, but who knows?

I am excited. And i will want to read this as soon as i possible can. 

And not just because of both of those very, very beautiful covers!

What about you guys?
Have any great Science Fiction Mystery types of books to recommend?
Heard about this book? Want to read it?

Let me know, lets chat :)

Write more later.... 


  1. I'll admit this sounds very intriguing. I also hate comparisons because I think it sets books up to fail, or misleads readers. Every book needs to stand on its own in my opinion. Great choice and I hope you love it!

    1. Yay! I hope if you decide to read it you enjoy it :)
      And its so fantastic to hear another person not loving the whole comparison stuff! You are so right, that it kind of sets someone up to fail, either the book itself or the reader because no book is really comparable! especially by different authors!
      Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment :)

  2. Whoa, both covers are engaging. I'll have to add this to my scifi pile.

    1. Right? Who ever designed those covers did a beautiful job!
      Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment :)


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