#BookReview: Megacity: Operation Galton book 3 by Terry Tyler @TerryTyler4
Hi everyone! Today, I have a book review for a favourite author of mine, Terry Tyler. I’ve enjoyed every book of this writer’s that I’ve read so far >>>
The UK’s new megacities: contented citizens relieved of the financial burden of home ownership, living in eco-friendly communities. Total surveillance has all but wiped out crime, and biometric sensor implants detect illness before symptoms are apparent.
That’s the hype. Scratch the surface, and darker stories emerge.
Tara is offered the chance to become a princess amongst media influencers—as long as she keeps quiet and does as she’s told.
Aileen uproots to the megacity with some reluctance, but none of her misgivings prepare her for the situation she will face: a mother’s worst nightmare.
Radar has survived gang rule in group homes for the homeless, prison and bereavement, and jumps at the chance to live a ‘normal’ life. But at what cost?
For all three, the price of living in a megacity may prove too high.
Megacity is the third and final book in the dystopian Operation Galton trilogy, and is Terry Tyler’s twenty-third publication.
‘As long as some of us refuse to live as they demand, we are not yet beaten. That’s how we do it. That’s how we win.’
I’ve enjoyed the whole Operation Galton series immensely. But, then, I’ve enjoyed every one of Terry Tyler’s books that I’ve read so far.
I found the brief recaps of books 1 and 2 useful because it’s a while since I read those. Also, it was a nice touch that a link to chapter one was provided after the recaps.
This third and final book wrapped up the series nicely and tied off the many threads. The narrative is told from multiple points of view and switches seamlessly between each character. The plot, pacing, and world building were excellently written.
Here are a few lines that impressed me …
‘The man with the kind eyes said, “Run. Now.” So I ran. I understood Mum and Shane’s world, so I didn’t hesitate. You can’t leave witnesses. Not even one who is only eight years old.’
‘ ‘Anything’ had happened now, so I could stop being scared that it was going to.’
‘My skin was crawling so badly it was practically out of the door …’
Operation Galton gives us a too-believable look into the near future. Read this series at your peril … if you dare! Magacity gets a resounding 4 stars from me, which means I’d pull an all-nighter. See my notes on ratings below …
NOTE ON RATINGS: I consider a 3-star rating a positive review. Picky about which books I give 5 stars to, I reserve this highest rating for the stories I find stunning and which moved me.
5 STARS: IT WAS AMAZING! I COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN! — Highly Recommended.
4 STARS: I WOULD PULL AN ALL-NIGHTER — Go read this book.
3 STARS: IT WAS GOOD! — An okay read. Didn’t love it. Didn’t hate it.
2 STARS: I MAY HAVE LIKED A FEW THINGS —Lacking in some areas: writing, characterisation, and/or problematic plot lines.
1 STAR: NOT MY CUP OF TEA —Lots of issues with this book.
I’d love to hear what you think of this review. Thanks for stopping by 🙂
For anyone interested, here are the Amazon links …