Gillian Flynn, the bestselling author of Gone Girl, called the Brilliance series “Ridiculously good.” That’s what we think about this sale. All three books are each just $1.99 on Kindle for a limited time. It’s been on our TBR ever since it came out, having been nominated for the Edgar, Lovey, Sideways, and Prometheus awards. Yes, all of them.
It’s a little bit X-men in the premise, promising plenty of excitement, and the world building is impressive, with news stories and ads from Sakey’s alternate universe scattered throughout the pages. That’s the kind of immersive reading experience we absolutely love–setting the best sci fi books above and beyond–and at this price, you won’t find a better time to try it.
(Pro tip: buy them all at once, and you’ll save another ten percent!)
From the Publisher (Book One):
In Wyoming, a little girl reads people’s darkest secrets by the way they fold their arms. In New York, a man sensing patterns in the stock market racks up $300 billion. In Chicago, a woman can go invisible by being where no one is looking. They’re called “brilliants,” and since 1980, one percent of people have been born this way. Nick Cooper is among them; a federal agent, Cooper has gifts rendering him exceptional at hunting terrorists. His latest target may be the most dangerous man alive, a brilliant drenched in blood and intent on provoking civil war. But to catch him, Cooper will have to violate everything he believes in—and betray his own kind.
From Marcus Sakey, “a modern master of suspense” (Chicago Sun-Times) and “one of our best storytellers” (Michael Connelly), comes an adventure that’s at once breakneck thriller and shrewd social commentary; a gripping tale of a world fundamentally different and yet horrifyingly similar to our own, where being born gifted can be a terrible curse.
A 2013 Edgar Award Nominee
“The kind of story you’ve never read before.” —Lee Child, New York Times bestselling author of the Jack Reacher Series
“Ridiculously good. I love this story so much.” —Gillian Flynn, New York Times bestselling author of Gone Girl