Review: False Idols (Aeon #1) by Alexis Grove

Author: Alexis Grove
Publisher: ThirdPlanet
Publication Date: 
Source: ebook (given by Netgalley)


In the year 2047 neural implants have given a small slice of the population superhuman abilities. Are these Aeons brilliant humanitarians dedicated to saving civilization, or venal psychopaths bent on its destruction?
When Sarah Fenton is recruited out of her orphanage into a mysterious government program, this question becomes her mission. Answering it incorrectly could spell the end of the human race.
Her only path to the truth lies in beguiling an Aeon named Nick Lal, the reclusive scion of one of the planet’s wealthiest families. Even as she realizes she’s falling in love with him, she begins to fear that he is not as innocent as he appears.
As famine and religious strife threaten to push the nation into a three-way civil war, Sarah’s time runs short. Will she be wily enough to choose correctly and save the world?

*The publisher provided this book in exchange for an honest review through NetGalley.*
It's the year of 2047 and neural implants are giving humans superhuman abilities, at least the ones who qualify and can pay for the implant. They call themselves Aeons and no one knows what their true intentions are: are they trying to save us or to condemn us?
Sarah Fenton is recruited out of her orphanage into a very mysterious government program and surveilling the Aeons becomes her life's work, in order to defend the human race from the dangers they can cause in their meta-universe.
Apparently, Nick Lal, son of the wealthiest people alive and a recent Aeon, seems to be the key to unlock all of the mysteries and dangers this new "race" is causing. She must surveil him, even if she's falling in love with him she must keep appearances and do not let him know who she is, or all humanity could be doomed.
Famines and religious strife are pushing the world and their country to its boundaries, almost getting to a three-way civil war so Sarah has to strike. Will she be capable to contain the imminent threat or her feelings will cloud her vision and keep her from saving the world.
I have to start by stating that I didn't like this book very much, even though the investigation was very well done and the scientific vocabulary well used ( to my knowledge) it didn't really captivate me.
Right on the beginning I was really confused with the story and didn't understand what was going on at all, and that frustrated me deeply.
I'm not saying that the characters and the actual plot are bad, I'm just saying that they lack in the execution of the idea and the language could be more engaging in certain parts.
All of that said, I think you could give it a try if you're really into sci-fi.

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