Earlier this summer, I fell in love with Sylvain Neuvel as an author. His incredible attention to detail and use of a very unique method of storytelling captured my heart in the first novel in the Themis Files series, Sleeping Giants. In honor of last week’s cover reveal for the third, and final, novel in the series, Only Human, here’s a closer look mesmerizing covers of Sleeping Giants.
About Sleeping Giants:
A girl named Rose is riding her new bike near her home in Deadwood, South Dakota, when she falls through the earth. She wakes up at the bottom of a square hole, its walls glowing with intricate carvings. But the firemen who come to save her peer down upon something even stranger: a little girl in the palm of a giant metal hand.
Seventeen years later, the mystery of the bizarre artifact remains unsolved—its origins, architects, and purpose unknown. Its carbon dating defies belief; military reports are redacted; theories are floated, then rejected.
But some can never stop searching for answers.
Rose Franklin is now a highly trained physicist leading a top secret team to crack the hand’s code. And along with her colleagues, she is being interviewed by a nameless interrogator whose power and purview are as enigmatic as the provenance of the relic. What’s clear is that Rose and her compatriots are on the edge of unraveling history’s most perplexing discovery—and figuring out what it portends for humanity. But once the pieces of the puzzle are in place, will the result prove to be an instrument of lasting peace or a weapon of mass destruction?
As the cover was a highly influential factor in my initial purchase of Sylvain Neuvel’s Sleeping Giants it’s only appropriate to showcase a few of the best Instagram snaps featuring its various designs.
Disclaimer: The images used in this post do not belong to Paperback Paris, but to their accredited creators.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Sleeping Giants is such a good book. I will try to explain what it is about without giving any spoilers. First you must know that it is only written in dialogues and journal entrys (A little like Illuminae but way more straight style) It is about an incident where a girl falls into a whole in the ground and lands on a giant hand. She grows up to be a scientist who studys this strange hand. That is about all I can say without giving away to much. · This book is for all science fiction fans who also like robotics and philosophy. 😉 · I would recommend this book to anyone and it is definitely in my Top 5 this year so far. · In a few days I will talk about the second book, which was even better. 😊 ____________________________________ #book #books #bookstagram #bookish #sleepinggiants #themisfiles #sylvainneuvel #bookstagramfeature #bookfeature #bookfeaturepage #bookstafeatures #bookfeatures #booklover #buch #bücher #bücherliebe #📖 #beautiful #beautifulcover
"It's one thing to risk your own life. It's fairly easy to rationalize the deaths of strangers. To shoulder the death of a friend,someone you know, that's a completely different thing." -p. 233 I've been meaning to read this for ages(i.e I'm the last person to do so it feels like,per usual) and suddenly the library had it!! Which means that I've kind of read two sci-fi books so far this month. It wasn't my plan but I'm rolling with it and we'll see where I end up. Sleeping Giants has been exactly as good as everyone said. I'm hoping for a train delay so that I can finish it. #currentlyreading #sleepinggiants #sylvaineuvel #penguinbooks #themisfiles #booksandcoffee #bookstagram #hydrangea #fleamarketfinds #scifi #igreads #igbooks #instabooks #booksofig #books #bibliophile #coffeegram #penguinstagram
Featuring three of my favorite space covers today ✨🌌👽💫 I'm nearing the end of Sleeping Giants right now and it's getting really good! I'm a bit doubtful that this will become a favorite of mine but the story is so intriguing (and quite dark!) that I think I will pick up the next book in the series, Waking Gods! And I still need to read the other two books in this photo!!! . Have y'all read any of these books? What did you think of them? . And check out that beautiful notebook, pin, and candle from @foxandwit that goes perfectly with these books. You can find so many items like these in their subscription boxes! I've loved everything I've gotten so far and can't wait for the next box which is all things Laini Taylor!!!! If you want a discount on your next box, use my code RACH10! 💙 . . . #booksandbooks #bookstagram #bookstagramfeature #booksandflowers #bibliophile #booknerd #bookworm #vscoreads #bookdragon #booksbooksbooks #ilovereading #booklove #totalbooknerd #readersofinstagram #alwaysreading #currentlyreading #currentread #sleepinggiants #goodmorningmidnight #thelongwaytoasmallangryplanet #randomhouse #penguinrandomhouse
|| "It's easier to be just one more soldier in a giant army than being the whole army by yourself." || • • 🍃I'm really enjoying Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel, I love the way it's mostly written in interviews and there are so many mysterious things that I can't wait to "unravel". It's a good thing the second book is already out, because I DEFINITELY want to continue on with the to-be-series. • • 🍃QOTD: What are some of your favourite sci-fi books? • • 🍃Picture inspiration by @paperlands. 💕
I've become a lush addict now! Although the jury is still out on the products from this haul. I like skin drink but I'm debating bringing it back for celestial. I have combination skin so while my nose is real real dry the rest of my face is getting a little greasy with this moisturizer…of you use lush products please let me know your thoughts! I've also found I have to wash my hair more using their shampoos…so not sure I'll keep using those. What are your favorite lush products? ——————————- Slide to see my Pup got in on those wonderful lush smells! ——————————- #bibliophile #reading #lushcosmetics #lushie #skindrink #soaknfloat #lushshampoo #lushmoisturizer #sleepinggiants #sylvainneuvel #bookstagram #scifi #lushorder #naturalbeauty
Hi bookworms!!! Yesterday was my birthday and I was super busy, so I couldn't post anything 😆🎈 I received a lot of awesome gifts from my girlfriend and my friends ❤️ I'll show’em to you in future posts 😉 ❦ Sleeping Giants is the first book in the Themis Files series, and I couldn't help myself from buying it 😍 that cover is glorious! The book is really short, only 300 pages, and the story is told through interviews, so I think this must be a really fast read. It's a sci-fi novel, and lately I'm enjoying this kind of stories a lot, so I'm looking forward to reading it 🙌🏼 Have you read it? ❦ ❦ ❦ ¡Hola lectores! Ayer fue mi cumpleaños y estuve muy ocupado, así que no pude publicar nada 😆🎈 Recibí muchos regalos increíbles de mi novia y mis amigos ❤️ Se los mostraré en futuros posts 😉 ❦ Los Gigantes Dormidos es el primer libro de la saga Los expedientes de Temis, y no pude evitar comprarlo 😍 ¡esa portada es gloriosa! El libro es muy corto, sólo 300 páginas, y la historia se cuenta a través de entrevistas, así que creo que debe ser una lectura muy rápida. Es una novela de ciencia ficción, y últimamente estoy disfrutando mucho este tipo de historias, así que estoy deseando leerlo 🙌🏼 ¿Lo han leído? . . . . ❦ #libro #libros #book #books #igbooks #igreads #igreaders #igreadersarg #bookstagram #bookstagramarg #latinbookstagram #bibliophile #booklover #bookworm #bookdragon #bookish #librosydragones #bookstagramfeature #SylvainNeuvel #SleepingGiants #ThemisFiles #LosGigantesDormidos #LunaNegra #RominaRussell #NealStephenson #Seveneves ❦
This little cutie, Juno, is keeping me company while I read my book! She is having a sleepover while her parents move house 🐱🏡 • Sleeping Giants is luring me in – it begins with a girl named Rose who is riding her bike when she falls through the earth. She wakes up at the bottom of a huge hole & the rescue team find her in the palm of a giant metal hand. Skip forward 17 years & the origin of the strange artifact is still a mystery. • The beginning of this story is reminding me of the TV series Stranger Things & I NEED to know more – how did the metal hand get there & what is it a part of?!! 🙈
Mein erster Gedanke zu diesem Buch war, dass Cover ist klasse, aber der Inhalt…der ist wohl eher nichts für mich… Jetzt wo ich quasi mitten im Buch bin, sehe ich es aber wirklich anders. Es gefällt mir und ich finde es auch recht spannend. Zwar nur von der Handlung, denn der Schreibstil ist schon anders. Der Schreibstil ist vielleicht auch etwas ungewöhnlich, denn man liest hier protokollierte Gespräche zwischen verschiedenen Personen. Manchmal auch Zeitungsartikel oder Tagebucheinträge. Dabei ist die Handlung jedoch fortlaufend. Mit der Zeit lernt man aber dennoch mehrere Charaktere kennen, die eindeutig im Fokus stehen, und erleben „ihre“ Geschichte. Für mich einfach mal etwas anderes. #bookstagram#instabook#giants#instaread#lesen#reading#booknerd#bookworm#booklover#booklove#bücherwurm#sylvainneuvel#bücherliebe#lesevorhaben#bücher#readingtime#lesenmachtglücklich#lesezeit#heyneverlag#büchersüchtig#skoobe#currentlyreading#somanybookssolittletime#SleepingGiants#lesenisttoll#bücherliebhaber
Good news everyone! I broke my reading slump! 🎉 I just really wasn't feeling any of my current reads, so I grabbed a Diana Wynne Jones book I borrowed from a friend a while ago and read the entire thing in less than 24 hours! The Lives of Christopher Chant was such a fun, fast paced read. Every time I read a Diana Wynne Jones book I remember how much I love her writing! Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel has been recommended to me by a couple of my bookstagram friends. I've heard so much about it and can't wait to read it. (I feel like I say that about every book, but I also mean it for every book! 😅) What is a book you've been recommended by someone you met because of bookstagram? #book #booklover #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #bibliophile #literature #read #reading #igreads #igbooks #bookstagramfeature #bookphotography #booklove #bookishfeatures #instabook #yabooks #youngadult #yalit #sleepinggiants #sylvainneuval #bookrecommendation
"Hope is the only thing stronger than fear" (Hunger Games, i think) First: #prayformanchester Second: #prayforallvictimsofterrorism all over the World, who aren't Show in TV or news. Third: Stray strong And Smile! Take Part of the fabulous Tag from @wannabefiction And post a Picture from you smiling And with the #showyoursmile Tag And this Book "Sleeping Giants" by @sylvainneuvel is so good! I am Not Ready yet, But i only have 100 Pages left. It's a Genius Mix between politics, Sci-Fi, Agency/Military Thriller And a small Love Triangle. The style of writing is unique because WE get to Know the Characters And the Story by Reading Diary entries, Military Flies, articles of Journal Papers And Interviews between the mysterious guy And the different persons! So cool! If you Need a thrilling Sci-Fi novel without all that typical- stereotype Alien theme, then you have to Read it ASAP! ✨✨✨✨✨ Erstens: #prayformanchester Zweitens: #prayforvictimsofterrorism überall auf der Welt, auch wenn Sie nicht im TV oder den Nachrichten gezeigt werden. Drittens: Lächeln und stark bleiben! Macht unbedingt bei der Aktion von @wannabefiction mit und postet ein Selfie mit euren schönsten Lächeln unter #showyoursmile So und zu dem Buch: "Giants" von @sylvainneuvel erschienen im @heyne.verlag (S.412) ist ein aktueller, extrem spannender Sci-Fi Thriller voll politischer und Militär/Agency Spannung. Auch der Schreibstil ist mehr als gelungen, da es abwechslungsreich zwischen militärischen Unterlagen, Zeitungsartikeln, Tagebucheinträgen und Verhöre der wissenschaftlichen Mitarbeiter. Ich kann das Buch nur empfehlen. Ich habe seit "Die 5. Welle" kein so originellen und spannenden Sci-Fiction Roman mehr gelesen! PS: Nochmal ein indirektes Dankeschön an @nick_schreibt_sachen für die gelungene Rezension, die mich zum Lesen animiert hat! #book #books #bookish #booknerd #bookcover #bookstagram #bookworms #bookoftheday #booknerdigans #bookphotography #bookaddict #bookaholic #whiteroses #decor #giants #sleepinggiants #sylvainneuvel #scifi #sciencefiction #military #ilovebooks #reading #igreads #igflowers #flower #robots
I really enjoyed Sleeping Giants, especially as it picked up in the middle with more international, intergalactic intrigue. I'll pick up the sequel, but first Curtis needs to read it so we can discuss in depth! ________________________________________________ If you're part of a reading couple, do you share books or are your tastes totally different? Do you intentionally read books together for discussion?
"There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bore children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown." – Sleeping Giants – After reading nothing but fantasy for the last few months i definitely feel a need to read something a bit different. For that reason, i can't wait to dive into this book about a girl who falls into a hole and lands in the palm of a huge mechanical hand. Sounds interesting am i right?! This book has been compared to The Martian so i'm expecting great things. Have any if you guys read this book? If not, what's your favourite sci-fi book?