Friday, April 10, 2015

VOSTOK by Steve Alten Giveaway, Trailer and Review

Book Synopsis:

East Antarctica: The coldest, most desolate location on Earth. Two-and-a-half miles below the ice cap is Vostok, a six thousand square mile liquid lake, over a thousand feet deep, left untouched for more than 15 million years. Now, marine biologist Zachary Wallace and two other scientists aboard a submersible tethered to a laser will journey 13,000 feet beneath the ice into this unexplored realm to discover Mesozoic life forms long believed extinct – and an object of immense power responsible for the evolution of modern man.

In this sequel to The Loch and prequel to the upcoming MEG 5: Nightstalkers, New York Times best-selling author Steve Alten offers readers a crossover novel that combines characters from two of his most popular series.

Author's Bio:

Steve Alten is the New York Times and International bestselling author of fourteen novels, including the MEG series about Carcharodon Megalodon, the 70-foot, 100,000 pound prehistoric cousin of the Great White shark and Domain trilogy, a series about the Mayan Calendar’s 2012 doomsday prophecy. His work has been published in over 30 countries and is being used in thousands of middle and high school curriculum as part of Adopt-An-Author, a free teen reading program, which he founded with teachers back in 1999.
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Book Trailer:

My Review:
As a fan of The Loch Ness Monster, I have to read "The Loch" from this author. I am not sure that I can get all the great things about this book into this review, but I will try.
This book challenges the mind. It makes you think about time, and the idea of multiple universes. I am still thinking about how the author combined the different times and he did it well. There was no confusion, and I felt like I was floating through time. He also did a great job of traveling through universes.  It seemed possible because it was so easy to read along and I feel like It could be easy for me too. The history of Earth's formation is something that I will never know because I was not there. The author definitely offers an interesting possibility. Included the ice age and the extinction of species. The quotes at the beginning of each chapter were great! Especially because the author mentions "Alice in Wonderland" later on in the book. There are really great quotes in this book. Oprah Winfrey, Lewis Carroll and John Lennon are just a few quoted in this book. This story has so much more. There are great pictures (especially the ones of Antarctica), past lives and interesting communication. I even liked the Scottish accents! The ending made me rethink Earth as I know it, and I really wonder what surprises will be in book 3 (hopefully the author is already writing it!). This is also a crossover between two of the author's series. I am giving this book a 5/5. I was given a copy to review, however all opinions are my own.


​Prizes: ​One of 100 (or more) print copies of VOSTOK Open internationally. Ends April 18.

1 comment:

  1. I love Steve Alten books! Loved the Meg series, and also The Loch. I heard that this included the scientists from The Loch, as well as possibly those from the Meg series, and so I HAVE to read this! I've got a copy checked out, but would love to own one since I own all his other books. Thanks so much for the chance!