Lost in the Vast: A Forgotten History

Chelsea Thornton & Travis Brown

Rating: 1 out of 5.

When a lost history is uncovered, the door between universes will open.

After a four-month dig in Egypt, Alexis Lockett isn’t ready for another adventure. But when she’s lured to Mexico by the promise of the archaeological find of the century, she leaves with her brother Cole to meet up with their oldest friend Trent. Trent’s discovery of an ancient Maya city buried deep in the Yucatán jungle is monumental, but it isn’t long before strange and terrifying forces come into play.

Secrets, mysterious artifacts, and a world deviating from the one they left behind—how long can they remain in denial? They’re in over their heads, and the addition of the arrogant and infuriating Dante Losevsky brings even more trouble. Thrust into the multiverse, will they ever find a way home?

Everything is different now, and this is only the beginning.

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This is going to be a short review, because I don’t really have much to say without this turning into a litany of “This was awful because…”. If this hadn’t been a book I was supposed to be reviewing, I wouldn’t have bothered to finish it.

The premise sounded interesting enough, but the book is poorly written, the characters are so shallow as to be paper thin, and their actions are often totally unbelievable. There are many examples I could give, but I think the archaeologist going into the hitherto lost Mayan city and taking artifacts with no thought of preserving the site was a big clanger, along with her brother’s actions when he meets his ex. It gave me absolutely no inclination to read the next in the series, and my only reaction to finishing it was relief.

I received a free reading copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Publication date: 2nd November 2021

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