Monday, July 31, 2017


   Good Monday all , I so can't believe it is the end of July already . I am about two thirds of the way through my summer reading list . Today we have a great thriller for you to read BLACK OUT by Marc Elsberg

                          BOOK BLURB 

"Fast, tense, thrilling — and timely: this will happen one day. Highly recommended." —Lee Child, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Jack Reacher series
This is no accident.
This is no act of God.
This is Blackout.

A terrifyingly plausible million-copy selling debut disaster thriller.
When the lights go out one night, no one panics. Not yet. The lights always come back on soon, don't they? Surely it's a glitch, a storm, a malfunction. But something seems strange about this night. Across Europe, controllers watch in disbelief as electrical grids collapse. There is no power, anywhere.
A former hacker and activist, Piero investigates a possible cause of the disaster. The authorities don't believe him, and he soon becomes a prime suspect himself. With the United States now also at risk, Piero goes on the run with Lauren Shannon, a young American CNN reporter based in Paris, desperate to uncover who is behind the attacks. After all, the power doesn't just keep the lights on—it keeps us alive.

                       MY REVIEW 

       Well what a book to start with by this author, I mean we all have been through power outages but this one has an evil twist to it . When the lights go down everyone thinks that oh it will come back on . But as the electrical grids across Europe start to fall and no one knows what is going on . When a former hacker tries to figure it out he ends up becoming the lead suspect in the case . Piero must figure out what the heck is going on with the help of a young CNN reporter they must figure it all out before the world goes into anarchy . 
     This book has been out for awhile overseas but this is the first time it was translated into English for us thriller readers . When I started this book I was omg what am getting myself into. I felt like I was lost at the beginning . But by chapter three I got the gist of what was happening and then I got sucked into the story big time , it had me thinking wow this could really happen in this day and age . Anyone could hack into anywhere and wreak havoc on the unsuspecting people . It actually gave me chills as I was reading , and thoughts were running through my mind the whole time what would I do if it happened here . 
    The characters are well developed and you actually want to cheer for Piero and Lauren as they fight to figure out what is happening . Piero is trying his best to figure everything out and he being looked at as a suspect . He is a great anti hero . The place in Europe are their own characters all beautifully written with the undertones of chaos could ensue with each grid falling down . 
      The author takes us on an European adventure and doesn't leave anything out . The story shows how we as a world community depend on certain things and when those things are taken away and held at ransom by an group of people pushing their agendas . Power being one of those things that we are all connected with some way or other . How well are your ready to adapt when the worlds governments are way too slow to act . Those are just some of the questions you are left asking yourself . 
  Over all I really liked this book but I just found it a little overwhelming when I started reading and some areas just felt a little slow to me . But that honestly didn't distract me from getting sucked into the book and was on the edge of my seat most of the way through.  So if you like a great thriller check it out  YOU WON'T BE DISAPPOINTED 

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