I really hate doing negative reviews. Hate it. This book, I swear, was the book version of a tease. One of the leads reminds me so much of Kara Thrace from BSG that my mind just couldn't wrap around her description in the book. Let's do this, shall we.
I'm so tired I'm going to do partial sentences here. Giant hand found by little girl. Little girl grows up and becomes a doctor that just happens to be selected to work on the project. They discover that the hand belongs to a giant robot. They search for all of the pieces around the world. Amazing pilots are found to try and see if they can work the thing. They can work the thing, sorta. They blow a bunch of people up by accident, blah blah blah. An evil doctor gets involved, then kicked out of the project, then involved again. Nameless man that has been doing the interviews the whole time saves the day at the end of the book with a master plan after finding out the ancient history of said giant robot.
-All of the characters are pretty tropey. Defiant airplane pilot, army bro, prideful linguist, too smart for you scientist. You know the usual.
-This is literally another version of Pacific Rim. You have to have two pilots to run the thing, and you have to kind of be in sync with one another.
-The only cool twist to this was that the giant was where the Titan mythos came from. All of the history that was passed to the nameless narrator by a descendant of the aliens that brought the thing to earth is thoroughly engrossing. I wish there had been more of it.
-This book is narrative format only. It would have been okay, except there is a lot of maid and butler going on, and there is only telling from a descriptive point of view. This gets kinda weird and a little creepy when the characters are discussing their romantic relationships. Almost oddly voyeuristic. I cringed a little.
-Overall, I really wanted to like it but the storyline just didn't do what I was expecting, or maybe it was doing exactly what I was expecting it to do. Either way, I would give the author another shot, this book just wasn't for me.