Cli-Fi At Its Finest
4 out of 5 stars
I know that I usually review audiobooks and saying that a book would have been better in audio is pretty cliche for me – but that’s how this book felt. The narrative jumped around a bit and the dialogue was a bit choppy as well. Sometimes a good narrator (and even edits for the audiobook) can soften some of these issues. But, looking past that – I did enjoy Altered Seasons: Monsoonrise.
It took the bits from the climate stories and movies that I liked and threw a ton of science in there (not too much like The Storm) to make it seem and feel realistic.
The cast of characters also made this enjoyable. It jumped around between a few people – each with their own story and own reasons for being included but the main character Isabel made this book worth reading. She was intelligent and relentless. Easily one of the easiest to follow characters in a while.
Overall, Monsoonrise, while a mouthful – was an enjoyable Cli-Fi story that I hope will spur more like it. Briggs could easily write similar stories from similar points of view (much like what Tom Abrahams is currently doing).
Altered Seasons: Monsoonrise by Paul Briggs
Published by Secant Publishing on June 15th 2018
A few weeks with no sea ice in the Arctic Ocean are enough to trigger a chain reaction that alters the Northern Hemisphere beyond recognition. Isabel Bradshaw, an engineer, tries to find security for her family in an increasingly chaotic world when they are driven out of their home on the Chesapeake Bay.
I received this book for free. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.