Release Date: April 28, 2014
Publisher: Narbeh Avanessian; 69 pages
What does the man who has everything want? The answer is simple: for it to never end. Jackson Riley is a young billionaire living in the year 2052 with a single obsession - to discover immortality within his lifetime. But what happens when this obsession tears him apart from reality and his one true love Nicole? And why have untraceable special agents taken an interest in his medical experiments? Counterfeit Youth is an emotionally charged sci-fi thriller that explores the concept of happiness, and what it means to live forever.
For such a short book, it both moves really fast and also really slow. That is mostly why I gave it the rating that I did. When you firs start out, you are introduced to a few characters, but it seems to take a bit of time and a little hard to get into. However once you do get into it, and get deeper into the story it picks up very quickly and becomes an adventure ride you can't wait to see what happens.
This book could do very well if it was stretched out to a full length novel. It feels very short and summarized however I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It did move fast towards the end and felt a little hard to follow, but it was so action packed that I wanted more. I was not 100% sure if what all happened in Jackson's life was a reality or one that he made up. I would love to read more of what happens to him!!
Looking for a quick, fun, scifi read? This is the book for you!