Title: Exodus 2022
Author: Kenneth G. Bennett
Published: 2014 by Booktrope Publishing
Genre: Science Fiction, Urban Fantasy
Joe Stanton wakes up in a panic. Something is terribly wrong. His daughter, Lorna Gwin, is missing. He runs out of the hotel room that he and his girlfriend Ella are vacationing at, in a rampage screaming for his daughter, causing chaos and a huge scene. The issue is that Joe doesn’t have a daughter. He doesn’t have any children. Joe’s worried he’s either going crazy or has a brain tumor that caused this hallucination; his girlfriend, Ella, who’s a nurse, has similar worries. However, Joe’s not the first person that this has happened to. The others who were affected didn’t live long. Will Joe survive long enough to find the answers?
I love that I couldn’t guess what was going to happen or even why it was happening to begin with. It’s kind of hard to write a review without giving anything away, but I definitely don’t want to leak any spoilers because it’s awesome when you figure out what’s going on. Sometimes science fiction novels are hard for me to follow, but that wasn’t the case in this story. And although it is a science fiction book, it felt relatable, as though it could be classified as urban fantasy as well. I think this book will appeal to readers who like both genres.
There were twists and turns in every chapter. The characters were relatable, and the villain was hate-able. Every time I tried to put the book down to go to bed, I told myself, read just one more chapter, and then it would be 2am. I didn’t want this story to end, and I’m wondering if there will be a sequel?
Romance, suspense, fantasy, drama; Exodus 2022 has it all. So if you like science fiction, and even if you don’t; I highly recommend this book.
My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
***I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Also, while I am professionally associated with Booktrope, I am not being compensated in any way for this review.***