Official Review: NanoMorphosis by Marla L. Anderson

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Official Review: NanoMorphosis by Marla L. Anderson

Post by kandscreeley » 13 Jun 2018, 14:29

[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "NanoMorphosis" by Marla L. Anderson.]
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4 out of 4 stars
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Daniel Walker has had one goal since his parents were killed by an alien race called the Garuda on the planet Mars - to find out if Tau Madea IV is really habitable. Unfortunately, it hasn't been easy to fulfill this, his parent's last mission. The world has become terrified that the Garuda will attack again, so space travel has been banned. Will Daniel be able to change minds and finally see his dream come true?

Meanwhile, a deadly pathogen has infected some of the world's population. Called T-Nanogen, it's a disease that eventually eats away at a person. Carriers have been isolated in camps to prevent the spread. Cadmon Dhyre is a brilliant scientist infected with this very disease. He is allowed out (in a limited capacity) due to his brilliance. However, the company he works for will not allow him to develop a cure. Will he defy them and find one anyway? Or will he allow thousands of people (including himself) to die at the hands of this merciless disease

Categorized as science fiction, Nanomorphosis is a thrilling story involving alien beings, space travel and nanotechnology. The tension in the book builds slowly from beginning to end, like a bicycle racing downhill. By the time you realize you're hooked, it's too late to stop.

I enjoyed the balance of science and story that this book presented. In some books of this genre, you feel the need for a doctorate before even beginning to understand the technical aspects. There was just enough in this book to help it feel real while not overwhelming the reader. This makes the book accessible to even the most remote of sci-fi lovers.

The characters in this story are varied, from the truly psychotic to the hero destined to save the world and everyone in between. The author developed the characters well. I hated the ones that I was supposed to despise and liked the ones that I was supposed to enjoy. But, I will warn you, as with any well-written book, there were times that I wanted to fling my e-reader across the room. And, the tension only builds the further you get into the story.

One further warning, there is some adult content in this book. I believe that it was written tastefully. As someone who is not into erotica nor romance, I don't think it was super-offensive. But, I still wouldn't recommend this book to anyone under 16.

I can happily report, though, that the book was well-edited. I found only 5 or 6 errors in its entirety. Therefore, I gladly rate Nanomorphosis 4 out of 4 stars. I highly recommend this to fans of suspense-filled science fiction. Just don't start thinking you're going to read this in short bursts. As the saying goes, "Once you pop, you can't stop."

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Post by elivia05 » 14 Jun 2018, 22:30

I have recently been getting into science fiction books, and I definitely want to give this one a chance. It sounds great!

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Post by gen_g » 15 Jun 2018, 00:03

This sounds like an interesting read with a great premise and characters. Thanks for the review!

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Post by kandscreeley » 15 Jun 2018, 07:47

elivia05 wrote:
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I have recently been getting into science fiction books, and I definitely want to give this one a chance. It sounds great!
I think it'd be a good one to start with. Thanks for commenting!
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Post by kandscreeley » 15 Jun 2018, 07:49

gen_g wrote:
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This sounds like an interesting read with a great premise and characters. Thanks for the review!
It really was. I enjoyed it greatly. Thanks!
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Post by daniya__shah3 » 15 Jun 2018, 13:48

I'm quite intrigued by the book title, it makes the book stand out amongst other books, especially science fiction. I feel as if I should explore more from this area. So whenever I do that, I'll surely pick this one up.
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Post by Kat Berg » 15 Jun 2018, 15:29

I am such a fan of old-school sci-fi, that there are times when I feel like no one can live up to the standard that some of the greats set. This book does seem quite promising, and I know from your other reviews that our reading interests often overlap. I will need to check this one out! Thanks for the great review.

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Post by Bianka Walter » 16 Jun 2018, 04:18

This sounds great. I love end-of-the-world stories - especially those involving incurable diseases. It's just an added bonus that this one involves space travel and alien races. RIGHT up my alley!
Thanks for the awesome review.
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Post by SABRADLEY » 16 Jun 2018, 16:35

I like how you noted the scaled-down technical jargon; that's important to know. I'm certainly glad at the depth of characters and the nice editing! Thanks for the great review :)

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Post by Kendra M Parker » 16 Jun 2018, 17:24

This sounds like such an exciting book. I love the ones that are hard to put down like this. My family dreads them, since dinner is usually late! I may have to look for a time I can read this one...

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Post by JR Mercier » 18 Jun 2018, 03:12

"In some books of this genre, you feel the need for a doctorate before even beginning to understand the technical aspects."
YES. Perfectly said. I've only recently started reading some science fiction and I'll enjoy checking out this book. Great review.
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Post by Helen_Combe » 18 Jun 2018, 08:58

Great review, I enjoyed how you likened it to a bike going downhill. I appreciate books with good science in them, though as you say, it needs to be accessible. This looks like a book I would enjoy. Thanks.
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Post by kandscreeley » 18 Jun 2018, 09:36

Thanks everyone. Science fiction is absolutely my favorite genre, but it can vary so much. I hope you all enjoy.
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Post by crediblereading2 » 21 Jun 2018, 19:40

This one sounds really apocalyptic. I do hope Cadmon will find a cure for this killer disease. Thank you for your splendid review.

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Post by bookowlie » 21 Jun 2018, 19:46

Another interesting review! I like your comparison of the building tension as if you were on a bicycle riding downhill. :) I'm glad to hear that the science stuff doesn't overwhelm the reader.
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