Friday, June 21, 2013

[Book Review + Giveaway] Epsilon A.R. by Zackery Alexander Humphreys

Epsilon A.R.Epsilon A.R. 
Zackery Alexander Humphreys
Hundreds of years into the future, mankind has gone under ground to relocate to the beautiful city of Epsilon. Epsilon is run by a strong, secretive government that keeps its citizens in check by subtle manipulation and strict schedules. No one questions its authority and no one is unhappy. 

ALN-896, an average man who is just trying to live a normal life, begins to have dreams; something strange and rare in Epsilon. In his dreams, he meets a man named Harry and everything is fine- until Harry dies.

When ALN-896 wakes up, he shrugs it off as if nothing has happened. It was only a dream. But then the next day, he is suddenly arrested and sent to prison for killing Harry, whom ALN-896 assumed was just a figment of his imagination. Now inside prison, ALN-896 begins to learn about everything the government of Epsilon has been doing and he plans on escaping. Not only from prison, but from Epsilon.

This one decision turns him against everything he has ever known and forces him to face against centuries of lies. To escape means to live. But what will it cost?

The story brings us into a futuristic city where robots and humans live and work together to make Epsilona better city. ALN-896 is used to the comfort of his life: he works during the day, takes the little pill and falls asleep. No dreams, no worries, no relationships. That is until one day he starts dreaming and remembering strange things. On the very same day a lot of strange things happen and he is taken to the man who he admired his whole life: the Chief Joseph Freedmen. Instead of telling him that he have been doing a great job, he accuses him of killing his coworker and puts him in prison. After adjusting to prison he makes friends and while trying to figure out his dreams, his only way to stay alive is to escape the prison. 

First of all: Is there going to be a second book?? Because that ending made me really really really upset. What the hell happens to Alan? Arrrrrggggg! Epsilon A. R. has become my new favorite book with twists and unexpected events. It's been interesting to get into Alan's head and actually see how he changed. And his character! It was very well executed and presented. There were times when it was a little confusing between dreams and reality but as you read further, everything makes sense so thumbs up for following with the story. Definitely love the world that the author created and cannot wait to read more books from him. 5 Stars!!!

About the Author.

Zackery Alexander Humphreys is a Novelist, Actor and Poet who occasionally dabbles in Screen Writing and Play Writing.