About the Book
Hair Power is about a terminally diagnosed cancer patient, Quiti, meeting a sentient, telepathic hair alien. In exchange for helping the creature, Quiti is gifted hair and much more that she expects. As her newfound powers expand, Quiti much reserve herself to a life on the run. As she travels and hones her abilities, Quiti will have to question whether the hair has given her a blessing or a curse. What plan does the hairball have for Quiti?
3 out of 5 stars
The concept itself is incredibly intriguing and definitely new and never heard of. This aspect is what really draws the reader in and makes them continue reading. One simply must discover what happens to Quiti and the hairball and what impact this will have on Earth. However, while the book is enjoyable to read for its content, the dialogue isn’t always great. The characters speak mostly in robotic and awkward phrases throughout the novel.
Although the characters don’t always sound real, they do feel real for the most part. There are a few enjoyable and truly likable characters in the novel. Unfortunately, Quiti is not one of these characters. She isn’t shown having much of a personality which makes it hard to grow attached to her. She is constantly referred to as bland, plain, and ordinary which doesn’t help the reader connect to her or see her as an interesting protagonist.
Putting these few critiques aside, the novel is worth the read as the world created is strange and intriguing. Hair Power is a good start to what can be a great series.
DISCLAIMER: I received a copy of this book for free in exchange for writing a review. I was not obligated to give a positive review, and all thoughts are my own.
About the Author
Piers Anthony is one of the world’s most prolific and popular authors. His fantasy Xanth novels have been read and loved by millions of readers around the world, and have been on the New York Times Bestseller list many times. Although Piers is mostly known for fantasy and science fiction, he has written several novels in other genres as well, including historical fiction, martial arts, and horror. Piers lives with his wife of 60 years in a secluded woods hidden deep in Central Florida.