Book #22: Sleeping Giants

Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel is book one in the trilogy of the Themis Files. On Rose’s eleventh birthday she rides her bike into the woods only to fall into a large hole and land in a large metal hand. Later, body parts are discovered throughout the world. After assembling them all, a team scrambles to figure out what the giant is, where it came from, and what its purpose is. The premise is interesting, though overall it’s not a great novel. The characters are flat and the format doesn’t serve the story well – it’s written in a collection of interviews, correspondence, bulletins, etc. I probably won’t bother reading the rest of the trilogy.

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