Hi Bookish friends!!!
Welcome to my spot on another exciting Blog Tour with Dave @The_WriteReads/@WriteReadsTours and the gang!
For today’s post I’m shinning a spotlight on Unanimity by Alexandra Almeida!
A massive thank you to Dave and the gang for my spot on the tour!!
So, without further ado let’s dive right in!!
Genre: Science Fiction
Length: 570 Pages
Publishing: 18th October 2022
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The road to hell is paved with good intentions.
Shadow is a reluctant god with a broken mind and a death wish. He used to be Thomas Astley-Byron, an affluent young screenwriter whose creativity and idealism saved a world from the brink of collapse. Together with Henry Nowak, an AI expert, Tom created heaven on earth by inventing a Jungian simulated reality that helps humans confront their dark sides. The benevolent manipulation platform turned the two unelected leaders into beloved gods, but now everything is failing. The worlds suffer as a sentimental Tom descends into his own personal hell, becoming the embodiment of everything he despises and a shadow of his former self.
His journey from an optimistic, joyful Tom to a gloomy Shadow is paved with heartache and sinister interference from emerging technology. Humans and bots fight for his heart, but their aims differ: some want to own it, some to dissect it, and others to end its foolish beat. Still, the biggest threat comes from within—none of the sticky stories that steer Tom’s life end well.
Who’s pulling on Shadow’s heartstrings? Are their intentions malign or benign? It’s all a matter of perspective, and Shadow has none left.
Now, a young goddess—Estelle Ngoie—has been appointed to replace him, and unlike Shadow, Stella takes no prisoners, and her heart bleeds for no one.
Unanimity is the first book in the spiral worlds series. This is a book that I wouldn’t have necessarily picked up on my own but I ended up liking it.
It did take me a while to get into and it wasn’t until about chapters 4 when I became fully invested in both the storyline and characters.
I thought both the characters and storyline were well written and developed well as the book progresses.
As I mentioned at the start I did struggle at the beginning but the plot became much more interesting and engaging as I read on. The plot had a good amount of action and really enjoyed the suspense element which kept me going to the end.
If you’ve been following me for a while you know that I’m not a fan of romance tropes in a majority of my books but I thought Alexandra did a very good job with the queer romance.
This is a promising start to the Spiral Worlds series. If you’re looking for an instance sci-fi series the I think this is one you should try out!!
About the Author:
Alexandra Almeida has over 25 years of experience in technology, strategy, and innovation. In her role as Chief Transformation Officer, she acts as a senior advisor to enterprise executives. Alexandra is an experienced speaker at events such as SXSW, and the Women in Tech Series.
For the time being, and to protect her creative freedoms, Alexandra prefers to write using a number of pen names.
Her debut fantasy novel, released under another pen name, has received the following awards and recognition:
- Reader’s Favorite Awards – Gold Medal Winner – Young Adult – Fantasy – Epic
- Reader Views Awards – 1st Place – Fantasy
- CIPA EVVY Book Awards – 2nd Place – Fiction – Mythology
- B.R.A.G. Medallion Recipient
- Eric Hoffer’s Da Vinci Eye Awards Finalist for Best Cover Artwork
- The Wishing Shelf Book Awards Finalist – Books for Adults
- Awesome Indies Approved
Following the self-publishing path by choice to retain full control of her IP, Alexandra invests in the best editors available in the business to match publishing quality standards.
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Fantastic post, Mani x
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