Book Review: Strangelets by Michelle Gagnon
Author: Michelle Gagnon
Published: April 9, 2013
Reviewed By: Kim
Kim’s Rating: 4 stars
17-year-old Sophie lies on her deathbed in California, awaiting the inevitable loss of her battle with cancer…
17-year-old Declan stares down two armed thugs in a back alley in Galway, Ireland…
18-year-old Anat attempts to traverse a booby-trapped tunnel between Israel and Egypt…
All three strangers should have died at the exact same moment, thousands of miles apart. Instead, they awaken together in an abandoned hospital—only to discover that they’re not alone. Three other teens from different places on the globe are trapped with them. Somebody or something seems to be pulling the strings. With their individual clocks ticking, they must band together if they’re to have any hope of surviving.
Soon they discover that they’ve been trapped in a future that isn’t of their making: a deadly, desolate world at once entirely familiar and utterly strange. Each teen harbors a secret, but only one holds the key that could get them home. As the truth comes to light Sophie, Declan, Anat, and the rest must decide what to do with a second chance at life—if they can survive to claim it.
This was a random find that sounded pretty cool. I saw the words “abandoned hospital” and that was it! Unfortunately for me, the hospital wasn’t haunted or even the focal point. Once I got over that, I couldn’t put it down! The story is engaging even predictable, but without being obvious. Every time I thought I guessed what was happening, the mystery just continued. My only real issue with this book is that with all the anticipation that Gagnon built up, the ending felt a little anticlimactic. I don’t want to give any more info about the plot, because this book needs to be read with as little knowing going into it as possible.
Overall, I enjoyed it and I would recommend it to those who like mystery with a little creep.