3 out of 4 stars
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Science fiction, action, and romance are just some of the words to describe the first series of the trilogy by Alex Fayman. Superhighway brings a whole new meaning to the phrase “Going digital”. In Alex Fines' world this is no longer a metaphor, but his literal existence. He has gained powers that allow him to transport himself through digital passageways. That’s right! The internet.
Alex fine is an orphan with vast potential. He’s bright eyed, 18, and excited about his freshman year at university when things go awry. While attempting to fix the computers at the orphanage he is transported across the world and thus begins his adventure. This new found power has introduced Alex to the most memorable moments of his life, and tests his character as a person. He encounters most of the firsts a normal 18 year old would, and some that only a great author can put him in. He gets involved with a known crime lord, attempts to Robin Hood the bad guy, and explores his coming of age sexuality all in the same story. The question remains; what kind of person will Alex become?
Mr. Fayman has introduced an amazing and complex character in Alex Fine. He deals with the average emotions that all of us had while transitioning from kid to adult. The difference is Alex has the added burden of having super powers that give him access to some of the world’s biggest secrets, and darkest temptations. For the most part Alex is living the dream, and getting everything that he once wished for. As we all know what glitters isn’t gold and Alex learns this lesson big time when one decision turns the events of this story into an action-packed adventure.
The story started off a bit slow for me, however when the action started it didn’t let up. I was intrigued because I couldn’t decide if I rooted for him or against him. He did things that made me want to give him a high five, and others that made me want to smack him in the back of the head and call him a dummy. Fayman really took you on the roller coaster ride that was Alex’s life and I think it made the story better for it.
There were some word use issues where he used peace and piece incorrectly. You notice and understand what he means, but it did stand out. There were also some grammar errors. I rated this story a 3 out of 4 stars. Overall I would recommend this to young adults and adults who love gadgets and computers. It is a great sci-fi fantasy story of discovery and technology.
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