The Silence of Six by E.C. Myers
My First Read from my Shelf Control pile!
I can’t believe I’ve actually completed one of my TBR’s. Yes, I know my list has around 200 on it but every journey begins with that first step. So I choose to celebrate.
See my Shelf Control post for the summary.
Why I recommend it:
This book was so much fun. It’s my first read for 2018, and I have already completed Book 2 and the book of novellas set in the same universe. Max, our main protagonist is a strong narrator and the author has developed his voice so well I feel I know him. Penny and Risse, the sisters who aid Max in his quest to take down social media giant, Panea, are equally brilliant, and I loved how often it was their hacker skills that saved the day.
In addition to the characters, I also liked delving into the world of hackers. Whether the hacking was realistic or not, I’ve no idea and I don’t really care, but I found it equally fascinating and disturbing. The Silence of Six raises the question of privacy and the increasing resemblance of our world to 1984. Our reliance and obsession with technology is increasing exponentially, and I wonder if we may one day encounter a Terminator scenario. And our dependence on technology has also opened us up to cyberterrorism. Both popular trends right now for books and movies, but the question is “how close are these scenarios to our future reality?”
Suitable for ages 12 and above.