The Evaporation of Sofi Snow

The Evaporation of Sofi Snow #1

Reviewed by Melanie on June 23, 2017


The Evaporation of Sofi Snow takes place mainly on Earth, after World Wars III and IV. An alien race, the Delonese, have helped reverse global warming, and helped re-establish Earth and its new corporations instead of countries. The relationship appears to be symbiotic, with both races benefitting from each other.

Sofi, her brother Shilo, and her friends participate in FanFights. This less deadly version of “The Hunger Games” is where the book beings. After a terrorist attack pauses the FanFight Shilo is lost, Sofi’s team is dead, and Sofi must turn to the man who broke her hear to find Shilo. With the help of her few surviving friends, her heartbreaker, and a couple Ambassadors from Earth, Sofi finds herself on Delon.

During this part of the book I felt like the plot was treading water. Although I was close to finishing the book, the plot became some stagnant that it took me three days to read the last hour of the book. The last thirty minutes of the book are action packed, so I encourage readers not to give up, your persistence will pay off.

I rated this story three tracks because once it picks up the story gallops to the finish line, but no conflicts are resolved. As the reader learns more about the Delonese and their secrets, Sofi is betrayed and the book ends. I realize that to make sure readers pick up the second book some mystery has to remain, but some sort of resolution would have made the story more satisfying in the end.

The Evaporation of Sofi Snow Book Cover The Evaporation of Sofi Snow
The Evaporation of Sofi Snow #1
Mary Weber
Science Fiction, Young Adult
Thomas Nelson
June 6, 2017
Kindle eBook

For fans of Ender s Game and Blade Runner comes a story of video gaming, blood, and power.

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.

From the award-winning author of the Storm Siren Trilogy, step into a diverse cast of characters spanning from the electric metropolises of earth to the chilling alien planet above, in a story of re-finding yourself in the midst of losing the one thing you love. Before it all evaporates.

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