All right guys, here we go, no lie, this is one of my favorite books. It’s very little known but hopefully that won’t be so for much longer. It’s written by an up and coming author that goes by TN Templeton and I’m proud to say that this novel of hers has slowly made it’s way up my rung of favorite books. While my favorite is still Peter Pan, the boy who never grew up has some muscles to stretch to make sure Dax Praxx doesn’t push him out of his spot.
Enough about my light fanning though: this book takes science fiction writing to a new level for the reader. I’ll go ahead and say it right now: science fiction…not really my thing. What I love so much about this book is that you’re tricked into not even realizing half the time that it actually takes place in a futuristic society known as Vaille: a planet that leads us to believe it takes place far after our time on earth is up. And while the aesthetic of the many different settings you get to see is drawing, it’s nothing in comparison to the bond that you build with the character before you’re even three chapters in.
It’s told from the perspective of a thirteen year old boy for whom the title of the book is named, and you follow him for the next few years as he’s taken from a vast mental institute, to prison, and quite frankly just flip flopped all over the place; all the while trying to figure out what’s truth and what’s all in his mind. I don’t want to get into too many details about the overall plot since I don’t usually like to do that with my book reviews, but I will say that it’s a bit of a mystery. I know I know, my last book review was also for a quasi-mystery, but I promise there’s no shadows of a pipe carrying detective and a bumbling sidekick, and certainly not a murder on a train.
My favorite type of mystery is one that requires no cloak and dagger, and that’s exactly what you’ll get. One thing that sets this mystery aside from most of the ones I’ve seen, is that the protagonist doesn’t even know the truth of what’s happened in his life, that of which is the center of the mystery itself. And for once it’s not due to supernatural reasons. I will say that it has to do with the murder of his parents, that of which has been blamed on him due to piles of evidence. Seems simple right? But then why does he himself not even remember what happened that night?
I guarantee you: the unraveling of it…you’ll never see it coming, and even if you’re able to figure out narrow downs of the possible killer, how it’s all done is intricate and surprising and…you just have to read it to see what I mean. Even if you’re not one for mysteries, science fiction, or even kids for that matter: this book still has enough up its sleeve to keep you up turning pages. I had to limit myself to a certain amount of pages a day or else I probably would have finished it in one sitting.
One thing that’s so unsettling about this book is how much it makes you think about the world around you and how one tiny little thing in your life and day to day interaction can have a huge impact without you even realizing it. You’ll find yourself looking back in your own life; thinking about your own mistakes or misfortunes and realize that you too could just as easily be thrown into this boy’s shoes. Or, well…if you were a genius that the world was forced to hate from childhood. Did I mention that? Because it’s kind of important.
As of now the book hasn’t hit the shelves, but I encourage you to look it up on amazon.com since that’s the only place you can get it for the time being. Hopefully it’ll be hitting the book stores any day now, so I encourage anyone that’s interested to try and get their hands on it while they still can.
To take a look and get yourself a copy, simply click on the image of the book cover at the top of my review, and as always, happy reading!
I so love this AMV and I will give so much more information on it when I’m not nearly as tired as I am right now lol Know this though: it makes me think of one of my favorite characters from a book: Dax Praxx, and there will be plenty on that too when I add more to this description lol And know that the editor is Nostromo_vx on animemusicvideos.org and that the AMV title is Galaxy Bounce! Enjoy!
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(by Anna Inghardt)
Beautiful…It makes me think of an RP that I did with a friend of mine.
No matter how many times you read the book, this joke will never make sense or be explained lol I obsess over this story waaaaay too much for my own good *laughs* I can’t tell you how much time it took me to make this on photobucket’s crude editing system *falls over*
look at it, search it on amazon, learn it, start the obsession!
but in all seriousness, psh, as if i have any of that in me lol this is a meme that was started for the novel Dax Praxx by TN Templeton. i could go on and on about what the novel is about but she can do that very very well herself so i’ll leave it to her! she has a tumblr for her book and it can be found at daxpraxx.tumblr.com
go check it out!