Friday, 5 June 2015

Book Review : Where The Strangers Live by Oliver Phipps

Summary (from Goodreads)

Title: Where The Strangers Live 

Author: Oliver Phipps

Publication Date: 13 Feb, 2015

Publisher: Gray Door

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The highly anticipated first release of 2015 by bestselling author Oliver Phipps. 

When a passenger plane disappears over the Indian Ocean in autumn 2013, a massive search gets underway. 

A deep trolling, unmanned pod picks up faint readings and soon the deep sea submersible Oceana and her three crew members are four miles below the ocean surface in search of the black box from flight N340. 

Nothing could have prepared the submersible crew for what they discover and what happens afterwards. Ancient evils and other world creatures challenge the survival of the Oceana’s crew. Mysteries of the past are revealed, but death hangs in the balance for Sophie, Troy and Eliot in this deep sea Science Fiction thriller. 

My Thoughts:

Hello everyone and welcome back to Katie’s Corner! Today I have another book by Oliver Phipps, guess currently he’s one of my favourite authors. Again he made my day with this short but amazing book. How is it better for me to explain this, I believe the author just used this well-known proverb: Curiosity killed the mouse, or was it a cat? That doesn’t really matter. The first feeling that I got from this book was just that sometimes the unknown should stay unknown. Because some mysteries might be deadly if unraveled.

Now, let me stray a bit before returning to the novel itself. In quite a few aspects this novel reminded me of Tears of Abandon. The concept of the unknown and the concept of the good and evil were similar. What do I mean by all that? Let me start with good and evil. If we assume that our heroes are good and aliens are evil, in the end of the book the evil is not won over, it actually just goes back to slumber to await for its next sacrifice. Wasn’t it the same in Tears of Abandon? If we think of Whisper as evil, that it never vanished and it still has new people coming into its web. I actually enjoy this concept in Phipps’s books, because he shows the reality and not just some rose-colored happy endings. Think for yourselves, does the evil always disappear?

As all the books I’ve read by Oliver Phipps this one is high in suspense and on making you feel on edge. Truthfully speaking that might have also been the room I was reading it in that made everything too real. But I would want to believe it’s Phipps’s writing style. I do not know how he does it, but my imagination just goes wild whenever I read his books. I nearly ha a heart attack when it showed a specific creature in the cylinder. Sorry, don’t want to spoil you one of the best moments. Let me spoil you on thing. An alien research lab 4 miles under water? For real, how much of imagination a person should have to actually imagine that? But it’s not just your normal research lab; add into that blunder some super crazy experiments and an arena for battle to death. You do get me now right? This book is just too amazing, and after reading it my theory of all myths being reality just got another argument and I believe it even more.

But do not believe my words only; grab your copy now to find the mysteries of underwater with our 3 submariners. Are you up for another adventure? I hope you are! Enjoy it to its fullest and don’t forget to share your thoughts below! Stay tuned to Katie’s Corner for more reviews as well as promos. Don’t miss your next favourite book. Happy reading!



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