The Evaporation of Sofi Snow

Ever since the Delonese ice-planet arrived eleven years ago, Sofi's dreams have been vivid. Alien. In a system where Earth's corporations rule in place of governments and the humanoid race orbiting the moon are allies, her only constant has been her younger brother, Shilo. As an online gamer, Sofi battles behind the scenes of Earth's Fantasy Fighting arena where Shilo is forced to compete in a mix of real and virtual blood sport. But when a bomb takes out a quarter of the arena, Sofi's the only one who believes Shilo survived. She has dreams of him. And she's convinced he's been taken to the ice-planet.

Except no one but ambassadors are allowed there.

For Miguel, Earth's charming young playboy, the games are of a different sort. As Ambassador to the Delonese, his career has been built on trading secrets and seduction. Until the Fantasy Fight's bomb goes off. Now the tables have turned and he's a target for blackmail. The game is simple: Help the blackmailers, or lose more than anyone can fathom, or Earth can afford.


My Review

This book had an ease about it that made it easy for me to jump right into the story and form an attachment to the characters. Go Sofi. I am Team Sofi all the way. She is strong, intelligent, and fierce. All the qualities that a team leader should have. Thus the reason that she and her team are the number one in the FanFight Games. Which reading about the games did feel a little like the Hunger Games. Yet, I am glad that the author did not try to spin this book to run parallel to the Hunger Games. AS I said, there was some elements but this book should separate.

This book had a sci-fi element to it as well that I enjoyed. Being a sci-fi fan, I was pleased with the plot as well as the location. I could picture the world that Sofi resided in. Yes, there is a romance going on between Sofi and Miguel but it does not overshadow the storyline with minimal interaction.

After the action in the beginning of the story, it does slow down for about a third of the story until you get past the half way mark and then it picks up again. The story gets darker with some surprises. The ending left me hanging. I can't wait to see if Sofi survives.

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