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Loved it! 😍

Truly a one-of-a-kind experience for science fiction fans and lovers of technology!

IGIST’s premise alone was enough to grab my attention, but more than just a good story and characters, this book has a one-of-a-kind feature… It has an accompanying AR app. That’s right. You can watch this book come to life with Augmented Reality (like SnapChat filters) and turn your black and white illustrations into moving, colorful images on your phone!

Tech and gadgets are some of my favorite things and if I was rating the book on how well done and cool the app is alone, it would get a solid 5 out of 5 stars before I even opened the book. The graphics are absolutely incredible, the fun “sputniks” that jump out at you while you’re reading, and the holographic features genuinely make this book an immersive novel. There are many more features that I could list here, but my recommendation is to just jump on the IGIST bandwagon!

As for the book itself, it will receive 4 out of 5 stars. The storyline is certainly interesting to say the very least. There are plenty of characters to get to know, it is void of any cursing and sexual content. All things that really pleased me. However, it seems to teeter on the line between middle grade fiction and young adult fiction very often, and what I mean by that is, a lot of the story seems a little too young for advanced readers, but the content and vocabulary is incredibly advanced for middle graders. I think IGIST has many things to please both audiences, but there is that chance that some middle graders won’t understand the tech/science scenes at all, and some young adult readers won’t be impressed with the shorter scenes and less descriptive details.

There is some action present, mentions of blood, as well as a character that partakes in gambling and some activity that is considered “illegal” in the world of IGIST.

Overall, IGIST is a universe that is worthy of a fanclub, and believe me when I say that it has so much potential. I do plan on following this up and rising immersive novel and if you have a science fiction nut in your family, they definitely need to give this experience a shot.

I received this book from the author via Reedsy for the purpose of this review. All comments and opinions are entirely my own.

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Rayleigh is a small town, Texas girl who has only a slight addiction to books. She has spent the last 8 years reviewing books of all genres and 2 years ago was awarded the Vine Voice badge on Amazon, which verifies her as a Top Amazon Reviewer! She reviews on

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About the author

L.S. Larson grew up in Washington State on the Olympic Peninsula in the small town of Forks. After becoming a father of three daughters, L.S. set out to write a sci-fi series that would not only be fun but also show his three daughters that they can be a great inventor and make a massive impact. view profile

Published on December 10, 2018

Published by IGIST Studios

70000 words

Genre: Young Adult

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