Escape Reality by Kayla Frost

A Gloriously dark Sci-fi read 5/5

I picked this up on a free/discounted promotion after the ‘Look Inside’ intrigued.

It’s quite a dark sci-fi that set’s it stall out early doors. It is not for the squeamish. It is full throttle, non-stop action. There are no heroes, the characters are flawed and villainous none more so than the main protagonist Edith.

But don’t let that fool you. It is not as simple as that, the story is deeper.  After reading the first few chapters, the author started to flex what seemed a fairly two-dimensional story into a compelling and complex tale and she did it so seamlessly that it sucked me in and that was me hooked.

There are some issues but these pale into the background against the story woven. Mostly a few grammatical errors and a few places where I had to re-read the paragraph to get the meaning and (in my opinion) the narrative could be tightened to redress these few areas but I am nitpicking. The quality of the storytelling is some of the best I have read. The layers to it are so well crafted and revealed so compellingly.

I love science fiction and read a fair bit but it has been a while since I enjoyed a science fiction story as much as this one. I can’t wait for the next and for lovers of dark sci-fi I highly recommend this book.

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