Reclaiming Shiloh Snow | A Book Review

Reclaiming Shiloh Snow

First of all, let me thank Thomas Nelson for the chance to read and review this book: Reclaiming Shiloh Snow.
As always, these thoughts are my own. This review is spoiler-free and no main plot points are revealed.

THIS IS THE 2ND BOOK IN A SERIES

I give Reclaiming Shiloh Snow 3.5 stars

Synopsis:

Trapped on the ice-planet of Delon, gamer girl Sofi and Ambassador Miguel have discovered that nothing is what it seems, including their friends. On a quest to rescue her brother, Shilo, a boy everyone believes is dead, they must now escape and warn Earth of Delon’s designs on humanity. Except the more they unearth of the planet and Sofi’s past, the more they feel themselves unraveling, as each new revelation has Sofi questioning the very existence of reality.

Meanwhile, back on Earth, Sofi’s mom, Inola, is battling a different kind of unraveling: a political one that could cost lives, positions, and a barely-rebuilt society, should they discover the deal made with the Delonese.

But there’s a secret deeper than all that. One locked away inside Sofi and ticking away with the beginnings, endings, and answers to everything. Including how to save humanity.

Facts:

This book was 352 pages
It was published March 6th, 2018
I received a copy for my opinions

You can find out more here:

Reclaiming Shilo Snow: The Pulse-Pounding Sequel to The Evaporation of Sofi Snow   |   Thomas Nelson   | Goodreads

Lunar Chronicle Vibes

When I started in on the first book in this series, The Evaporation of Sofi Snow, and even more in this book, I kept getting Lunar Chronicle vibes! I love the whole ‘perfect alien’ and ‘tech’ and ‘gamer’ books, and if you do too, this book is for you!

At first, in tEoSS, I was afriad the FanFight games would feel too cliched, like the Hunger Games and my more recent read: Ruthless Magic. They were different enough, and more tech-centric enough, that I liked them rather than felt them too overblown.

Pros:

I liked the main character, Sofi Snow. I liked her a little more in the first book, but she was a great character for this story too! She’s a POC and a gamer chick and is just so cool. I liked the alien planet, and I felt that the entire story was believable and interesting.

Cons:

So, semantics. Languages change and adjust. This is set about 30 years in the future and the Spanish that Miguel speaks is the exact same Spanish spoken today. I would have loved a few words to be altered, just to feel realistic. Miguel also doesn’t act 19. I work with 19-year-olds, and he acts more like 25 or 30. Maybe the 19-year-olds of the future are the 30-year-olds of today. Who knows. I also was pretty bored by the entire storyline of Inola. You know exactly why she’s been given a perspective, and the result was expected, which disappointed me.

 

Overall? I liked it. It was clean, and interesting, and if you liked the Lunar Chronicles, I think you’ll enjoy these stories as well.