Book Review: Retrograde

Title: Retrograde
Author: Peter Cawdron
Genre: Fiction, Sci Fi
Pages: 259
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Rating: 4/5

Retrograde by Peter Cawdron is a science fiction based on the lives and events surrounding the scientists in Mars. It is unlike what I have ever read before (because I usually don't go for science fiction), but after the movie/book The Martian, I guess interest levels have piqued regarding the subject and that's exactly the reason why I agreed to review this book. So, here goes.

The story is set in the future. A hundred and twenty experts, from various fields and countries, have been deployed on Mars by NASA. When there is an attack on Earth, discrepancies arise among them, not knowing whom to trust. Everyone thinks they are safe in their respective modules but when information is found tampered, all hell breaks loose.

The summary seems very short than what I would normally give out but I am doing that on purpose. There is suspense to the story and I, for one, wouldn't want to give anything away. All I am going to say is that if you love sci-fi or have enjoyed The Martian, then you must read this book. It is absolutely thrilling!

The narrative is superb, releasing just the right amount of information at a time, so that the reader has no idea what's next. The story line is gripping, with a twister of a climax! Also, a touch of horror, if you will. But nothing that will give you nightmares, let me assure you!

What I loved about the book is the sheer dedication and the amount of research done by the author to give us an idea about the life on Mars. It kept me on edge and I just had to finish the book in one go, just couldn't put it down!

Last word. Retrograde is simply awesome! Highly recommended.

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 *** This book was sent to me by the author in exchange for an honest review. ***


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