Book Review: The Exodus Towers

The Exodus Towers CoverBook: The Exodus Towers by Jason Hough Published August 2013 by Del Rey|Pages: 544

Where I Got It: I own the paperback!

Series: Dire Earth Cycle #2

Genre: Adult Science Fiction

You can find The Exodus Towers on Goodreads|You can find Jason on goodreads,  facebook, twitter and his website

Goodreads Summary: The Exodus Towers features all the high-octane action and richly imagined characters of The Darwin Elevator—but the stakes have never been higher.

The sudden appearance of a second space elevator in Brazil only deepens the mystery about the aliens who provided it: the Builders. Scavenger crew captain Skyler Luiken and brilliant scientist Dr. Tania Sharma have formed a colony around the new Elevator’s base, utilizing mobile towers to protect humans from the Builders’ plague. But they are soon under attack from a roving band of plague-immune soldiers. Cut off from the colony, Skyler must wage a one-man war against the new threat as well as murderous subhumans and thugs from Darwin—all while trying to solve the puzzle of the Builders’ master plan . . . before it’s too late for the last vestiges of humanity.

I definitely want to acknowledge that I know Jason, and he’s a pretty awesome guy, so I’m at least a little biased.  But I genuinely loved The Exodus Towers!

Certain things definitely were not what they seemed, especially with the Builders and all of the events that they had planned.  And the structures that appeared…they are definitely different, but they’re also kind of cool.  The differences between Belem and Darwin caught my interest, and I liked seeing how things were different for both groups.  And how certain people from Darwin caught up with Belem.

The cool thing about Belem is that part of the gang finds a new group of people who managed to survive just as long as the settlement in Brazil.  It’s good to meet some new survivors and how their story intertwines with those from Darwin.  I liked seeing the different perspectives, because you really get to know the characters better and you get a little more into their head.

Middle books always make me a little nervous, because I never know what to expect, but I am so glad that The Exodus Towers that exceeded the really high expectations The Darwin Elevator set.  We see more of the Jacobites, who were introduced in The Darwin Elevator, and they are much more important than I could have imagined.  I can’t wait to see how their story plays out.  I’m really glad that this book isn’t a bridge between the first and third book.

There’s a lot of action, and Jason does a great job with keep you wondering what’s going to happen next.  Like, we have yet to see the Builders, and I’m hoping they make an appearance in The Plague Forge because i really need to know what they’re up to!  We’ve seen SUBS and their technology, but I’d really like to know what their plan is.

Final Thoughts: I’m definitely excited about The Plague Forge, mostly because I want answers!  I love the mystery of the Builders, and how there are more immunes than anyone expected.  And I loved seeing the characters deal with new (and more pressing) challenges.  The Exodus Towers get 5 stars.


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