Let me start off by saying science fiction isn’t usually my thing. Don’t get me wrong, I was raised on Star Wars, Star Trek and Battlestar Galactica, but that’s the extent of my sci-fi love. Needless to say I was surprised to love this story as much as I did. Somehow L.A. Witt managed to bring in all the elements that I love in sci-fi and leave out all the things that truly make it too far “out there.”
Daniel and Liam are two amazing characters. Their history with one another is a bit of a mystery to me, since I somehow failed to realize Something New Under the Sun is a sequel until I was well into the book (like 80%). I’m really intrigued about how they got to where they are though, so you can bet I’ll go back and read the book one in the Falling Sky series, A Chip in His Shoulder. Each of these guys is fierce, brave and fighting for what they believe is right – think Josh Duhamel in Transformers. (Okay, maybe that’s just me.) Each has ties to a powerful family in the Sky; each forced to live in the Gutter by those very same ties. Banding together, they plot and scheme to expose secrets that will change the world they live in forever.
I wanted to read this book for the romance, but what kept me reading was the ACTION. It was so intense and well written it kept me turning page after page. There was absolutely no down time and nothing about this book ever dragged. The couple short reprieves our heroes had were filled with some of the sweetest & hottest love scenes. Add to that the truly interesting idea and practice of bio-modifications, and you have one fantastic story. I definitely hope you give it a shot.
RATING: BAD ASS (COMBAT) BOOTS!