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Random Shit Flying Through the Air by Jackson Ford #BookReview

Teagan Frost’s life is finally back on track. Her role working for the government as a psychokinetic operative is going well and she might even be on course for convincing her crush to go out with her. But, little does she know, that sh*t is about to hit the fan . . .

A young boy with the ability to cause earthquakes has come to Los Angeles – home to the San Andreas, one of the most lethal fault lines in the world. If Teagan can’t stop him, the entire city – and the rest of California – could be wiped off the map.

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Title: Random Shit Flying Through the Air | Author: Jackson Ford | Series: The Frost Files #2 | Publisher: Orbit | Pub. Date: 7th July 2020 | Pages: 544 | ISBN: 9780316519229 | Genre: Science Fiction | Language: English | Starred Review: No | Source: Publisher

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Random Shit Flying Through the Air Review

‘Random Shit Flying Through the Air’ is the brilliantly titled follow up to last year’s brilliantly titled ‘The Girl Who Could Move Shit With Her Mind’. Like the first book it’s thrilling, inventive and entertaining from start to finish. Unlike many sequels, though, it radically different than it predecessor. That makes for a surprising read that’s even more fun than a more traditional retread might have been. 

It’s hard to describe the book without giving too much away, but I can say it features a new villain in the form of a young boy who can cause earthquakes and that it’s set in Los Angeles… Teagan Frost, the psycho-kinetic heroine of the first book, is back and just as sassy and entertaining a narrator as ever. In the first few chapters, Jackson Ford does a great job of introducing her and the other members of secret government team she works for to new readers and reminding old ones of the events of the first book. After that the plot kicks in hard and fast and doesn’t let up until the final page. 

This is the ‘Aliens’ to the first book’s ‘Alien’. It’s a recognisable and logical sequel that feels like it’s in a different genre. ‘The Girl Who Could Move Shit With Her Mind’ was a comic book take on the spy thriller. This time around Ford has written a disaster novel and it’s an absolute belter. The action is intense, the story gripping and the characters real enough that you actually care what happens to them. Director James Cameron called ‘Aliens’ “40 miles of bad road” and ‘Random Shit Flying Through the Air’ has that vibe too. It’s unrelenting in its steady ramping up of tension and peril and as gripping as anything I’ve read this year. 

Like the first book it’s also funny, sweet and wonderfully playful. Teagan is brilliantly modern heroine and her adventures are a delight. Apparently I’m not the only person who thinks so – a TV show is in the works and I can’t wait for it.  

You can find this book at many retailers via clicking on the appropriate link on Goodreads (Buying direct from retailers is a good way to support indie authors); however, in the spirit of supporting literacy programs, we would like to point out that you may be able to purchase this book through BetterWorldBooks.

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