Daimones by Massimo Marino

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Blurb: Nothing could have prepared them for the last day. Explore the future of humanity in Massimo Marino’s sci-fi debut, Daimones, an apocalyptic tale that feels like it could happen tomorrow. You may never sleep through a windstorm again.
Death swept away the lives of billions, but spared Dan Amenta and his family, leading them to an uncertain future. When merely surviving isn’t enough and the hunt for answers begins, memories from the past and troubling encounters lead Dan to the truth about the extermination of the human race. Distressing revelations will give new meaning to their very existence.
Early humans shaped the future and seeded a plan millions of years in the making. Now survivors must choose: Endure a future with no past or fade away into a past with no future?

Review: I’ll admit, it was the cover that first grabbed my attention with Daimones. I don’t often read a lot of hard sci-fi, but I’ve been looking to expand my horizons, and seeing this cover made my selection of what book to request off of NetGalley an easy one. Thankfully, I chose wisely! Daimones was absolutely incredible.

Daimones tells the story of… well, it tells a lot of different stories. Dan’s story, history’s story, humanities story. And every element is woven together wonderfully. I’ve seen another review compare the scope of this story to that of The Stand, and I have to say, Daimones might actually take that a step further.

My only complaint (and it barely qualifies as one) is that the pacing was a little slow in spots, since I was dying for more answers about what was going on. But thankfully, there are already two more books out in this series, so I’m sure I’ll be diving in to get my answers by the end of the summer!

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