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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel

A girl named Rose is riding her new bike near her home in Deadwood, South Dakota, when she falls through the earth. She wakes up at the bottom of a square hole, its walls glowing with intricate carvings. But the firemen who come to save her peer down upon something even stranger: a little girl in the palm of a giant metal hand.

Seventeen years later, the mystery of the bizarre artifact remains unsolved—its origins, architects, and purpose unknown. Its carbon dating defies belief; military reports are redacted; theories are floated, then rejected.

But some can never stop searching for answers.

Rose Franklin is now a highly trained physicist leading a top secret team to crack the hand’s code. And along with her colleagues, she is being interviewed by a nameless interrogator whose power and purview are as enigmatic as the provenance of the relic. What’s clear is that Rose and her compatriots are on the edge of unraveling history’s most perplexing discovery—and figuring out what it portends for humanity. But once the pieces of the puzzle are in place, will the result prove to be an instrument of lasting peace or a weapon of mass destruction? @goodreads 



I love the idea of this giant metal alien hand thing that has been found and they don't have a clue what is going on!

When Rose Franklin was riding her bike on her 11th birthday she saw something . . . when she gets off her bike to investigate, she falls down in a crater in the a giant metal hand. Well that would freak me clean out.

Cut to 17 years later and Dr. Rose Franklin is now a physicist working on the giant hand. (among other things)

The story is told through interviews from a silent person. This didn't bother me at all in reading the book.

Kara Resnik and Ryan Mitchell are in the United States Army together and they are brought in secretly by (the silent person) to help Dr. Rose with the project.

And the project turns out to be an epic project. Things are gathered by the crew from all over the world to figure out what they have on their hands <---no pun intended.

I really hope this is going to have something to do with aliens, well more so than we think. I mean how else would leave a gynormous hand planted deep in the Earth? We just don't know what is out there and this is going to be exciting if they find out where the giant came from!


And the ending! It was one of THOSE moments and a major cliffhanger - at least to me! I'm excited for the next one =)