Wednesday, February 11, 2015
The Great Zoo of China by Matthew Reilly
4.0 out of 5 stars -- "A zoo is a place for animals to study the behavior of human beings."
What a fun and fast-paced read -- it fit my need for pure adrenalin-based action-packed entertainment and I had a hard time putting it down. I don't want to give any spoilers because the details and surprises of the magnificent zoo are part of the enjoyment. The characters ricochet from one pulse-pounding scene to another and, truly, the whole adventure is fast and furious. Enough adjectives? If you want to stop thinking and immerse yourself in a tale of a grand new zoo opening gone terribly wrong, then this is the book for you!
The author did a tremendous job making the zoo inhabitants believable and the people in the story are the usual mix of good guys and bad guys. Let's just say that Dr. CJ Cameron, female protagonist, is more superwoman than human! There will be the inevitable comparisons, but this is unique in setting and scope. Don't read too much about it ahead of time, suspend your disbelief, and enjoy this roller coaster thrill ride.
Thank you to NetGalley and Gallery Books for the e-book ARC to review.