Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert. Marcus lives in Chicago with his wife and daughter. One of the reasons I say this book is realistic for its subject matter is because Cooper actually belongs to a government group that tracks down his own kind. If you can get past a couple minor issues, this is an excellent book. The plot was cookie-cutter predictable, and the premise on which the plot hinged fairly inane. Shades of Nazi Germany! Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger.
Some brilliants – who abhor these policies – become terrorists. The abilities of the Brilliants is the most unique aspect of the book. Sakey was born in Flint, Michigan , and after marriage he settled in Chicago. The Brilliants started emerging in the 80s, so the books are contemporary, taking place in an alternate universe of sorts. It starts out small enough, with Park trying to find formula for his daughter, and picks up steam from there, showcasing how a climate of fear can bring out the worst in people. Dec 03, Liz Barnsley rated it it was amazing Shelves:
Preview — Brilliance by Marcus Sakey.
This is the first in a series, ends without a cliffhanger, but I don’t think that I will continue on to book 2. As horrific as that event was, and despite the fact that he was in on the destruction of llot White House, Epstein is considered something of a peacenik. I just finished reading both books in like 2 weeks!
The Life of a Boo Retrieved August 22, Gifted children, for example, are separated from their families and sent to special Academies – where they’re given new names and brainwashed into distrusting their own kind. Now, it’s not clear what he is thinking. All books by Marcus Sakey”. He’s created a brillianc real world, well, a real consequence of people turning out with extreme gifts that make them leaps and bounds above the average hum This book is up for sale on Amazon so often I honestly wonder how the author makes any money.
And brilljance yet another lengthy book to mwrcus out the digital do Why such a lowly rating? Then we get to know this killer–who is a family man, devoted to his kids Copy provided by NetGalley Wow. The plot — Things ended on a pretty sour and worrisome note in Brillianceand this book brillianfe up from there.
Not enough to keep me riveted for book 2. And I honestly hope this guy makes some money. I thought this was a great concept that was also extremely well put together. Randee Dawn I abandoned halfway through.
Some normal people are afraid that if abnorms are allowed free reign, that they will soon greatly surpass them to the point that normals will become slaves.
He’s charming and flawed, a divorced family man, a devoted government agent, a dutiful speeder Cooper. He can read lies, he can even read thoughts spelled out as plainly as if spoken. He’s the perfect action hero: This means that she will be taken from the family and sent to an academy–a thought that devastates Cooper who has seen the work of these academies up close and despises them.
Looking forward to book two. Note on the Audiobook My final rating was reduced in part due to the narration of Luke Daniels. Copy provided by NetGalley Wow. Brilliance by Marcus Sakey is a sci fi thriller that plays out like an action film.
But to catch him, Cooper will have to violate everything he believes in – and betray his own kind. A raging civil war has left major cities, including Cleveland, in ruins on the positive side, Browns fans no longer have to worry about the team’s QB problems. I’m a different sort of reader and I want different sorts of things. Jul 17, George K. There are also bits of mass entertainment worked in between chapters, some of which will raise a smile, like the best seller that depicts all the problems the world would have suffered if there were no abnorms.
Review: ‘Written in Fire’ by Marcus Sakey – Chicago Tribune
He’s created a very real world, well, a real consequence of people turning out with extreme gifts that make brilliance leaps and bounds above the average human. Because of the plot and setup, it drawn comparison to the X-Men and other such superhero brlliance.
It’s like saying, “At this critical juncture, Superman actually somehow was not super at all. How would society adapt to their presence? Some of the writing was also clunky, with stilted dialogue, a surprise considering this isn’t Sakey’s first novel but, predictably, the first in a series. Your email address will not be published.
A Better World (The Brilliance Saga, book two) by Marcus Sakey
Sakey’s characters are complex, conflicted, and compelling, and the action and suspense nearly made my Kindle crackle. Although its a little simple to say Brilliance is Brilliant — that really is entirely the truth. While not award winning fiction, you will certainly enjoy the trip. The abilities karcus the Brilliants is the most unique aspect of the book.
Ironically, Nick just discovered that his four-year-old daughter is a high-level abnorm whose abilities have attracted attention. View all 3 comments.
BRILLIANCE by Marcus Sakey | Kirkus Reviews
Why I Stopped Spoilers: Nick Cooper is a superstar agent, seeking the terrorist John Smith. Sakey knows a lot less about a lot of things than most readers.
That’s about all I can say without giving too much away.