Official Review: Blocks by Tara Basi

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Re: Official Review: Blocks by Tara Basi

Post by TheTrueNyree » 17 May 2019, 22:48

Wow this sounds so good after your review. This is not something I would normally read but sounds like it is well written. Developed characters, suspense and some action makes for a good story. I am a visual person, seeing every word I read so a derail description of the scenes will make it more awesome for me. I may give it a try. Congratulations on BOTD.

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Post by Fazzier » 17 May 2019, 23:11

With strong word-buiding and changing viewpoints, it seems the author has made this book so interesting that lovers of sci-fi/fantansy should actually pick it. I intend to look at it in details. Thank you for this wonderful review!

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Post by Swat3737 » 17 May 2019, 23:12

This is the 3rd book by this author to be BOTD and all 3 have sounded incredible!! I still haven’t read them and need to prioritize!
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Post by darbybj » 17 May 2019, 23:14

"Blocks", by Tara Basi begins with two young boys named Battery Boy and Stuff who are living in a place filled with monoliths where they have to hide from Hunters. They have to struggle to survive. While looking for food one niocght they go checking their traps that they have set and can across the body of a "old boy" and take a sachet off of him which contains a map, a torch a gun and bullets and a toy replica of the city. Battery Boy decides he can use it to search Block Seven and maybe he will be able to find his friend. Then the boys are chased into the Block by Hunters and befriend one of them named Jugger. Then the book starts telling about a ship that has been in space a century Earth years and a decade outer space time. Mina, Sara, Grain, Gene and Commander Cole are the occupants of the ship. They find out that they have lost communication with home base and they have to try to find a way to get back home. The book is full of suspense throughout as well as sci fi and fantasy. The author has done a great job on the visualization of this book. It was like I could see the Block, the sunsets, the young boys and the ship. The book was well written and held my interest so I give the book 4 * ' s.

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Post by Kibetious » 17 May 2019, 23:15

It is quite rare to find gems such as this where you finish a book and all you want is to read the entire series. Congratulations to the author for the remarkable job done and thanks for your nice review.
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Post by rave_2 » 17 May 2019, 23:17

Great to know that the characters are interesting and realistic and that the world building was nice. Nice review.
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Post by holsam_87 » 17 May 2019, 23:19

I have so many books on my TBR list, but this book really does sound interesting enough for me to take a look later on.
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Post by Paul78 » 17 May 2019, 23:25

I love the intro of your review. The illustration of your life as a kid and the break you also give to the description of the book. It has attracted my attention to this review. The search for one pal who got lost seems a great challenge.

It is good that you enjoyed reading this book. Congrats on the review of the book of the day.
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Post by Sarah Tariq » 17 May 2019, 23:29

The book with post apocalyptic storyline and an intriguing plot sounds interesting. Great review.
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Post by Dolor » 17 May 2019, 23:39

Blocks by Tara Basi is a perfect combination of #ScienceFiction and  #PostApocalyptic tale revolving around a prototype spaceship crew who returned after a long space mission and found out that the cities were deserted and mankind were missing. Thirteen gargantuan monoliths are the only clues to the fate of humanity. The secrets are far more bizarre and horrific than he ever imagined.

Interesting.

Thanks for the review.

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Post by chelhack » 17 May 2019, 23:50

This sounds to be a very interesting story with an intriguing concept.
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Post by Awright » 18 May 2019, 00:02

Author Tara Basi included a great range of personalities for readers to dulge in, bringing emotional content to their favorite & not so favorite imaginables. Sounds like a good read. Kept my eyes peeled reading this Si-fi/fantasy review on "Blocks."

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Post by InStoree » 18 May 2019, 00:37

Although your review has an enthusiastic and descriptive aspect, I think I'll pass this book, as I'm tensed that I'll be puzzled by all the characters. But, it does seem an incredible read for the right audience. Anyway, thank you!

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Post by cristinaro » 18 May 2019, 00:41

Tara Basi's novel seems to have all the ingredients for a successful post-apocalyptic sci-fi novel. Quick-paced and full of action, it also has relatable characters like Stuff, Battery-Boy or Mina. Thanks for a great review!
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Post by Life In Books » 18 May 2019, 01:06

I am not into science-fiction, but as described in the review, I feel this is a well-crafted novel with the characters that have been developed impeccably. Thank you for the review!

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