Esper Files (Esper Files #1) by Egan Brass (Book Review)

Esper Files

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  • Genre: Science Fiction, Steampunk
  • Publisher: Inkitt
  • Release Date: October 26th, 2016
  • Pages: 213
  • My Rating: 4 stars

Before starting this book I had hardly read any Sci-Fi books and had only just discovered what Steampunk was. I had wanted to get into these genres for a long time so I was very excited to start this one.

An experiment goes wrong in a lab in London. Due to this, Espers are created who are people with supernatural abilities. Every esper has a different ability and while some espers use their abilities for the good, others use it to gain power. Nathan and James are among the good espers and are agents of the Institute. The Professor teaches them how to use their abilities to hunt down Espers who go the wrong way.

The starting of this book was amazing! I got chills within the first few pages. I had a feeling that this book will make me fall in love with steampunk.

One thing that I found weird was that the espers went to an oracle.

The plot moves at a good pace. It is very exciting as there are a lot of exciting fighting scenes.

The writing of this book is quite simple and I felt that it should have been at least a little unique. There are so many books coming up nowadays that its hard to create a completely original plot so I think atleast the writing should standd out. I know every author has a different style of writing but I just prefer to read a book who’s writing is different.

A lot of interesting characters are introduced. The villains especially, were very clever.

I loved Nathan. He was handsome and cocky and he actually reminded me a bit of Jace from The Mortal Instruments. His ability to replicate any power of another Esper was very interesting. At first, I felt that there isn’t enough focus on him in the book but that changes at the end.

I also really liked James.. He was very sweet and funny.

The Siren or Cyrus was a child with an angelic voice and I felt really bad for him. He was extremely powerful but he was just an innocent kid. The Baron wanted him as he was creating an army of young espers and he wanted to become more powerful.

I really liked Freya. She was very fierce and protective towards her brother. She feared her own power as it could be really destructive. I felt really attached to her and Cyrus.

The Espers had a lot of different and fascinating powers and I loved reading about their abilities.

I got a very TMI feel from this book so If you liked that series, I think you’ll enjoy this too.

This book is not emotional. There is also no romance in this book and I honestly can’t recall the last book I read that had no romance. There is some violence. The book is very action packed and is a very enjoyable read overall. The plot isn’t very unique but it is unpredictable and refreshing. One of my favorite things was to read about the different powers the espers had. This book is a fun read and isn’t very deep. I’m looking forward to the next book and I hope it is even better. The steampunk part of this book was my favorite thing and I also loved the use of technology. I just wish that everything in this book was a bit more- the writing, characters, depth, plot twists, emotions. I feel like this series can develop a lot and I hope it does.

I definitely recommend this book to everyone.

“I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a review. All opinions are honest and unbiased.”

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