Hey everyone it’s Zainab, welcome or welcome back to Zainab Chats! Today, I’m going to be reviewing a new book called, ‘The Source’ by Ifunanya C Ogo. It’s a very interesting novel, so when Ifunanya reached out to me and asked me if she could send me the book and share a review, I was so excited, but don’t worry all the opinions in this review are genuine! so we are just going to jump right into the review! Some spoilers ahead.
The Source is a fantasy fiction book with very interesting characters and story lines. It tells the stories of Madison and Jason waking up on an Island with no memories of who they are. Madison and Jason are trying to figure out who they are and what they’re doing on the island. One of the most interesting things about the plot is everytime the two of them would go to sleep, they would dream one of their memories! For the rest of the story, they are trying to piece together their memories to try and figure out their purpose on the island!
My favourite thing about the book was the whole concept itself. The fact that Madison and Jason both find out they’re transcenders (people with powers) is so cool and the way there’s a lot of backstory to the plot such as different types of particles and types of sources really draws you into the plot more!
I also loved the idea of ‘The Master’ being someone who has discovered the most about their transcender powers. The sense of him being a bit of an anonymous old man nobody really knew much about added some mystery to the story which I really enjoyed!
There was a lot of multiple narrative in the story (the story being told in different perspectives) which was really unique but sometimes I did find it a little bit confusing. If you do like stories being told in different perspectives I’m sure you would enjoy the book more! Also, in terms of the pace, it was quite fast which I actually really enjoyed as I felt I could indulge into the story more!
A girl, unwanted in the world, wakes up on an island, pleasantly deserted. Memories gone, nothing holding her back, she is free. A boy, who prides knowledge over anything else, realises just how much he doesn’t know, especially about himself. Alone in a strange land with no memories, his intellect is all he has. Then they find each other again. Memories return slowly, and with them, a myriad of questions. And then their powers. With them, the children realise what they must do.She must find the Source.And he must confront the darker unknown side of himself, one that will destroy them both if not dealt with…
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This post is a gifted collaboration with Ifunanya C Ogo however all opinions and views expressed were my own and were genuine.