The ‘Percivious’ Trilogy, Book 1
by JJ Cook & AJ Cook, M.D.
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Pub Date 04 Aug 2020 | Archive Date 23 Jan 2023
An insomnia pandemic is sweeping the globe, leaving people unable to function and society on the brink of collapse...
Dr. Cooper Delaney believes he has the answer: Noctural, a new sleep-aid—one with absolutely no side-effects—which in early testing shows 100% effectiveness.
The only problem is, it doesn’t work. With no warning. No explanation.
Unable to accept the drug’s inexplicable failure and unwilling to concede to the competition, lines are crossed, ethical boundaries are pushed to the breaking point, and disturbing realizations come to light that could completely unravel civilization as we know it… and throw into question humanity’s place in the universe.
A jetset medical thriller meets sci-fi adventure with an unforgettable cast of characters, Percivious Insomnia presents an alternate history so compelling that it could possibly be true. The first book in the Percivious Trilogy from husband-wife author duo JJ Cook & AJ Cook, MD, Percivious Insomnia sets a unique and original course for fiction of the future, and paints a timely, prescient portrait of today’s globalized society… and what may exist beyond the realm of our current understanding.
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Average rating from 19 members
This was an unexpected thriller. It is a blend of genres driven by a cast of alternating characters. I think the way the characters shifted added a lot to the tension as is moved between them rapidly. The stories of each held tightly to the plot though as if the characters were marathoners running near each other and passing off the tale as they collided. For the first part of the story I thought I had an idea of where things were going and then a wonderful turn comes along and things change, deepening the plot.
A fast-paced medical/sci-fi thriller that is sure to be way more than readers anticipate.
Unique premise and well-drawn characters, with plenty of "left turns" along the way to keep the reader intrigued. I thoroughly enjoyed the book, and would recommend it to all readers searching for top-rate writing. Perfect summer read!
*I received this book as an ARC from the author/publisher in return for my honest review.*
There were definitely a lot of twists in this book that kept me on my toes. I haven’t been so engrossed in a thriller book like this in a long time. I read this almost in one setting. The characters and plot were well developed that it didn’t feel drawn out at any point. Great read!
I really really enjoyed this book. The characters were well developed and the story kept my interest the entire way through. I thought the story was going to go one way and I was surprised by the way it did go. I am looking forward to the next in the series.
This book did very well developing the science behind an insomnia epidemic. There was intrigue and good character development. When Cooper Delaney was in the avalanche, I was riveted. This portion of the book made me feel like I was there and couldn't breath right along with him.
Overall, I enjoyed the book. I had a couple of issues with the way the book was written. First, I felt that there was a lack of detail in certain parts. It almost seemed like there was an expectation of a baseline understanding of some of the topics discussed in the book. This didn't necessarily impact the storyline or my enjoyment of the book, it just made me feel like I was missing something while I was reading.
The second issue I had was more of a stylistic choice. Some of the revelations were just dropped in as if someone was saying that water is wet. There was also little impact or response to these large revelations by the characters. They just seemed to be dropped in there and then there was little to no response to them. Just seemed strange to me.
Outside of these issues, I enjoyed the book. It was an interesting storyline that leaves open the possibility for future books to build on where this book left off. The characters were interesting and showed depth in their personalities that impacted their decisions and relationships.
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