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.