The Silence of Six by E.C. Myers | Book Review

Hey, beautiful! Today, I’m doing my very first book review!

I’ve always thought about reviewing books, but I’m not a person who can express my feelings very clearly, so I just avoid reviews, but here I am!

If you’ve read the Silence of Six, tell me what you thought about it in the comments, because I have some really strong feelings about it.

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General Information:

Publication Date: November 5th 2014
Publisher: Adaptive Books
Format:
Hardback
Page Count:
368 pages
Series:
The Silence of the Six duology (#1)

Synopsis:

“What is the silence of six, and what are you going to do about it?”

These are the last words uttered by 17-year-old Max Stein’s best friend, Evan: Just moments after hacking into the live-streaming Presidential debate at their high school, he kills himself.

Haunted by the image of Evan’s death, Max’s entire world turns upside down as he suddenly finds himself the target of a corporate-government witch-hunt. Fearing for his life and fighting to prove his own innocence, Max goes on the run with no one to trust and too many unanswered questions.

Max must dust off his own hacking skills and manoeuvre the dangerous labyrinth of underground hacktivist networks, ever-shifting alliances, and virtual identities — all while hoping to find the truth behind the “Silence of Six” before it’s too late.

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Review:

sosThis was the first book I’ve read by E.C. Myers, and this book just really makes me want to read more.

This book gave me the same thrilling feeling that I had when I read the Girl on the Train, and if you’ve been reading my blog for a while, then you know that is one of my favourite books.

I adored the characters, not to mention how amazing E.C.Myers’ writing is.

His writing just enraptures you in this world; this world that just pulls you in and dumps all this action on you -in a good way-

This book gives you a look into the ‘hacker’ world, and the ugly truth of the harshness behind the government; it may be magnified and exaggerated in this book, but you get the point.

When you read this book, you do get this feeling; this feeling deep down that you want to be a hacker.

Even though Evan had to kill himself to get out of a situation that was caused by hacking, and even though Max was nearly arrested so many times; you just get that feeling. That seeking for a thrill and rush.

What I’m trying to say is, this book sucks you up into this world, and won’t let you go, unless you finish reading.

AND DON’T EVEN GET ME STARTED ON THE ENDING! I won’t be spoiling anything, but the ending made me cry from happiness and sadness; if you’ve read this book, you know what I’m talking about!

I rate this a 5/5

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Prequel and Sequel:

Prequel (SOS)

SOS (1)There is a short eBook prequel called ‘SOS’ that I have not read yet, but I am planning to read really really soon.

This dives deeper into Evan’s final hours on this earth.

I’m not doing it justice, so juts read the synopsis:

“Evan Baxter doesn’t have much time left before he must do something that will change his life — and the lives of his friends, his family, and millions of people he’s never even met — forever. There’s only one person who could come through for him at the last moment, but that chance is fading fast. In the course of one day, Evan has to come to terms with pulling off the most daring and dangerous feat of his young life, and he may not survive to see the consequences.”

Sequel (Against All Silence)

against all the silenceThe sequel on the other hand, is coming out in May of 2016. The Cover was released on the 6th of December 2015, and it looks so fucking good!  I can’t wait to get my hands on this beauty!

This is the synopsis on Goodreads, and just… HOW CAN THEY EXPECT US TO WAIT?!

“After being a key figure in the exposing of government corruption, Max Stein has spent a quiet semester abroad in Paris, studying, staying off the Internet, and looking for his long-lost mother. But just as he is about to fly back to the United States for the holidays, trouble manages to find him once again.

Max receives a call from Penny, his on-again-off-again girlfriend who is part of the expert hacking duo DoubleThink. She wants him to meet with Ada Kiesler, a high-profile whistleblower hiding out at a foreign embassy in Berlin. Max has no interest in getting drawn into another corporate conspiracy. But when airport security suddenly detains him on suspicion of cyber-terrorism, he has little choice but to get involved. Soon Max and Penny are tangling with a new group of shadowy figures who are determined to control how the world shares its information. And some figures from Max s past resurface, including his own mother, whose life has mirrored his own in more ways than he’d realised.”

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