My Rating : ★★★★☆
Blurb: Energy Dependence Day weaves a tale through the political, social, and religious differences of the United States and Saudi Arabia, experienced through the lives of two men, both orphaned as children. One has lived his life in terrorist training camps while the other entered the military and then law enforcement. Each is loyal to the world in which he was saved, moving them on a collision course that will affect the future of the world.
I usually never put the blurb in my review because I think blurbs reveal too much haha but this one describes it perfectly without revealing any twists and interesting facts to the story. Overall, I was amazed by the actions in this book, it was fast-paced, a lot of things happened here and there. The only flaw of this book is the huge amount of characters and a lot of different perceptions I couldn’t follow around. It was only halfway through the book, I started to get the puzzle picture but it was kind of confusing in the beginning. Nonetheless, finishing the book was worth it for it has an outstanding ending!
The theme is out of my comfort zone and I loved that, we get to see some insight of terrorist training, how they operate, where they come from. Of course, it is a work of fiction and maybe none of it is true, we can never know, but I think that is also the purpose of a book. Mystery, mystery! As for the characters, I liked Al-Faruq, a detective with a law enforcement background and he has an amazing character development throughout the story.
The novel also explores the place of women in the traditional form and I find it interesting. It is a touchy subject and I’m glad that our society is trying to fight for the women’s place in the world. We accomplished so much but there are still a lot to do.
I recommend this book to people who like action, suspense, mystery. I find it has a Argo-stress-kind-of-vibe (you know the movie LOL). I loved the suspense in that movie and I have to give the author of Energy Dependence Day the same merit for creating that same vibe, really intriguing but also makes me nervous sometimes hahah.
Big thank you to the author for giving me a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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