IGIST by L. S. Larson
Published: December 10th, 2018 by IGIST Studios
Source: Paperback, 295 pages/digitally through IGIST app
Summary: (from Goodreads)
In the not-so-distant future when humanity has colonized the solar system, orbiting the moon is a space station called IGIST (Intergalactic Institute of Science and Technology) that embodies a simple ethos: No matter what problems we face an idea can prevail. A young girl named Emi dreams of escaping the plague-ravaged Earth, attending the elite IGIST, and becoming a great scientist. Against all odds, she makes it into space and with a colorful cast of misfits, Martians, and scouts, races against the clock to create an antidote for the deadly amoebic monster, that is the plague.
Learn more about IGIST at www.igist.com
IGIST is also available as an immersive novel. You can download the app free on iOS App Store. Sheer fantasy and delight await those who scroll through the world’s first immersive novel: IGIST (the Intergalactic Institute of Science and Technology), now available on iOS and soon to be on Android platforms. The journey’s medium is an innovative app that combines the essential elements of an e-reader with gamified techniques you might find in Angry Birds or your favorite filter on TikTok. The real power of the experience stems from the compelling story that is elegantly enhanced by all the capabilities of your smartphone. Marrying technology and art, the IGIST Experience app immerses the reader in an extraordinary universe in a way that traditional books and e-readers can’t match.
Rating: I gave this 4/5 stars!
**I received a physical copy of this book for free from the marketing team for this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.**
IGIST was such a fun experience! I was sent the physical book for review, but I actually ended up reading it on the app because of all the fun little Sputniks that popped up while reading!
The story is such an inspiring story for young girls in today’s time even though this is set in the future. Our main character is 14 and aspires to be a researcher/scientist. She is a strong female lead, and I really enjoyed reading her character development and her thought processes. I couldn’t personally relate to her due to the age difference, but I can see where this story could be super inspiring for young girls today interested in STEM. Emi overcomes doubt from others and herself. There’s typical “mean kids” that Emi had to overcome. She was brave and strong. She had to go through some seriously heartbreaking things at such a young age, but she never lost sight of what she really wanted. I thoroughly enjoyed her character. Sadee, her drone, was so so cute! I loved her. All of the characters were great. We have strong adults that help to guide Emi in the right (and sometimes, wrong) direction, and they challenge Emi to be her best. I truly enjoyed reading this story.
Overall, I really enjoyed the story. It was a great story for young girls and boys. It was such a good story to really show kids to use their talents and ideas to help other people, while still staying true to themselves. The app made the reading experience unique, and lots of fun. An interactive story is a really great concept. I really think Larson has a good thing going here!
Thank you so much again to the marketing team for IGIST for reaching out and allowing me to read a review a copy of this fun book!
Highly recommend IGIST for any young girl, or really any middle grade/YA sci-fi fan!
Thanks for reading! (: