Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Audiobook Review: Flex ['Mancer #1] by Ferrett Steinmetz

Title: Flex
Author: Ferrett Steinmetz
Author Info: Website|Facebook|Twitter
Narrator: Peter Brooke
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Series: 'Mancer #1
Source: Purchased by myself
Publisher: Audible Studios
Running Time: 11 hrs and 43 mins
Publication Date: 6th August 2015
Rating: 5 stars

Tell Me About It
A desperate father will do anything to heal his daughter in a novel where Breaking Bad meets Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files...

FLEX: Distilled magic in crystal form. The most dangerous drug in the world. Snort it, and you can create incredible coincidences to live the life of your dreams.

FLUX: The backlash from snorting Flex. The universe hates magic and tries to rebalance the odds; maybe you survive the horrendous accidents the Flex inflicts, maybe you don’t.

PAUL TSABO: The obsessed bureaucromancer who’s turned paperwork into a magical Beast that can rewrite rental agreements, conjure rented cars from nowhere, track down anyone who’s ever filled out a form. But when all of his formulaic magic can’t save his burned daughter, Paul must enter the dangerous world of Flex dealers to heal her. Except he’s never done this before – and the punishment for brewing Flex is army conscription and a total brain-wipe.
My Thoughts
Going into Flex I knew what was going to happen, I ended up with a review copy of The Flux, not realising it was the second in a series. You can see from my review that I really enjoyed it, but felt like I had missed things out. Several audiobooks later I finally managed to listen to Flex, to get to see this series from the start and how it all began.

I thoroughly enjoyed Flex, I loved getting to see the characters before the events that changed them, seeing how friendships formed and how accidents happened. It was easy to fall into the world, and already knowing what was going to happen did help me see past the speed bumps along the way.

I love how this world just pens up before your eyes....or ears in this case, you get to see how one small act affects something else. Listening to Flex I really fell in love with Valentine. From the first meeting, to the very last word, the things she sacrifices for Paul and Aliyah, and how much she helps this family work through things.

Flex was just as amazing as The Flux, having this background information helps me make sense of the series so far, but also has me on countdown for the next installment.

Final Verdict
LOVED this one just as much as The Flux, and I really need to find out what happens next.

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