The ‘Twinkle’ tour started on September 26th with two giveaways, one was for one copy of ‘Twikle’ and the other is for an entire library of SJ Parkinson books. That is 5 different books in total. These giveaways are still open, you can find them here. You are going to want to go enter to win, once you read my review!
Description of ‘Twinkle’:
Publisher: SJ Parkinson (July 14, 2014)
Category: Science Fiction, Thriller
Tour Date: October/November, 2014
Available in: Print & ebook, 600 Pages
In the newest book from award winning author, SJ Parkinson, The richest man in the world wants to celebrate the July 4th holiday as never before. In a bid to get into the record books, a global fireworks show is staged from orbit. Satellites drop pyrotechnics into the atmosphere, thrilling everyone from the Arctic to the Antarctic with their rich colors and massive explosions in every time zone.
The next day, people around the globe begin to lose their sight. Governments crumble, society degenerates, and infrastructure falls into chaos. Humanity finds itself stumbling in the dark and losing all hope.
A few fortunate individuals retain their vision. Attempting to deal with the growing despair around them, they come together to discover the true purpose and origin of the affliction. They race to find a cure before the world is subjugated under an invading power.
First, I have to tell you that I watch the book trailer for this book and knew I had to read it. That is really surprising since I don’t usually like book trailers. So many just seen kind of tacky to me. However, the one for Twinkle, just sucked me in! You can view it when you go enter the giveaways, here.
‘Twinkle’ opens on July 3rd, the day before the big 4th of July celebration. This year is going to be different and just about every country in the universe will be included in the celebration, thanks to Sir Marcus Brandon. He has planned a global fireworks display in all time zones. To make this possible, the fireworks will be dispatched from orbit.
The fireworks go exactly as planned and are the best display, ever seen. However, 24 hours after each time zone has seen them, all people who viewed them go blind. It is quickly determined that it must have been the fireworks themselves that did this. It later becomes to light in the U.S. that it was an act of terror by those contracted to do the fireworks display.
Luckily, not everyone saw the fireworks. It was up to them to care for the blind, try to find a cure, and right this wrong.
‘Twinkle’ is much more thriller than science fiction. In fact, the science fiction is really just when dealing with the fireworks. It is a heart pounding thriller with evil, humanity, and even a dash of romance. It truly has something for everyone.
Some readers have mentioned that it is a little slow to read for the first 100 pages. For me, it was a bit slow the first 80 pages, while the large cast of characters were introduced as well as some of the different militaries were explained. However, I was glad that SJ Parkinson took the time to do this because later, I found out the importance of this. Once the fireworks went off, I could not turn the pages fast enough!
Though I don’t read many science fiction or thriller books, ‘Twinkle’ has left me wanting to read more. I loved it! I highly recommend ‘Twinkle’!
I received the ebook version for my honest review.