Review: ‘0.4’ by Mike A. Lancaster

Review: ‘0.4’ by Mike A. Lancaster0.4 by Mike Lancaster
Series: Point 4 #1
Published by Egmont USA on January 3rd, 2011
Genres: Dystopian, Science Fiction, Young Adult
Pages: 272
Format: eARC
Source: borrowed from the library
It's a brave new world. 'My name is Kyle Straker. And I don't exist anymore.' So begins the story of Kyle Straker, recorded on to old audio tapes.

You might think these tapes are a hoax. But perhaps they contain the history of a past world...

If what the tapes say are true, it means that everything we think we know is a lie.

And if everything we know is a lie does that mean that we are, too?

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The book is very fast paced, and at only two hundred pages, it’s also a very fast read. I couldn’t even garner a guess as to how a character developed because there wasn’t much to critique. Kyle seems like a smart kid. Accepting his fate sounded like he was giving up and it wasn’t fair. Nor did any of it make sense. I thought it was flat and boring and there were no questions answered. I hate it when a book does that. Nonetheless, I enjoyed the bizarre concept, but wished there was more development with all the characters. The world building was done extremely well, so it garners bonus points!

I couldn’t even fathom a guess as to what actually happened. I don’t even think I get what happened or even why. But it was a rather interesting read that entertained me for the small length. The entire concept isn’t anything new. It’s not about aliens as the main character Kyle believes it to be. It’s something a lot more complex. I’m sure you’ll be curious enough to check it out if you love science fiction or aliens..

If Matrix and War of the Worlds ever fused into one movie, then I’m sure 0.4 is what it would become. This is a science fiction film ready to be made.

A basic introduction to the characters only.

Great pacing..Never bored!

Cover & Design
Definitely interesting enough to pick up. Look at that hand!

Confusing plot, but also incredible world building and technology.

Overall, this is a science fiction film ready to be made!


Things never happen the way you think they are going to.





  1. FJ

    August 21, 2013 at 11:15 AM

    The cover! >.< I love the cover!

  2. Diana Grace

    August 18, 2013 at 5:54 AM

    Great review! Thanks 🙂

  3. Anne C

    January 24, 2013 at 10:17 AM

    The cover definitely caught my interest. Will check out this book just because of that. 🙂

  4. Brynna

    January 18, 2013 at 5:36 PM

    The cover is definitely enough to make me want to pick it up. I’m not too enthused about the lack of character development, but I am a huge fan of ‘wait, what’s going on’ plots. I’ll have to keep thinking about it.

  5. Jennifer Ricketts

    December 21, 2012 at 11:41 PM

    The picture of that hand is so weird–I can’t stop staring at it even though it’s freaking me out! lol

  6. Jaime Lester

    December 21, 2012 at 11:38 PM

    Well, I don’t think I need to worry about hurrying up and reading this one. 200 pages is a short book, and it takes serious talent to develop plot, world building and character traits in that amount of time. It doesn’t seem like this is the one for me! Thanks for this review. I will say, I do like the cover. It is actually very creepy, if you look at for a minute

  7. rabbitsfortea

    December 21, 2012 at 8:27 AM

    This sounds really interesting but the hand on the cover REALLY grosses me out. I’m not even just creeped out but it’s giving me serious goosebumps.

  8. Samantha

    December 21, 2012 at 2:58 AM

    I don’t know if I’d want to pick this one up. I don’t like unanswered questions and when plots are confusing. The cover does look pretty cool and it definitely caught my attention.

  9. Ashley

    December 20, 2012 at 12:53 PM

    Bummer that you didn’t enjoy this one more. It sounds really interesting! But when I read sci-fi books I need thorough descriptions and all my questions answered. Unanswered questions is the WORST when you have a sci-fi book with a crazy idea.

    I kind of love the cover. It is gross, but in a cool way that makes me want to keep staring at it O_O

  10. Dragana @ BookwormDreams

    December 20, 2012 at 10:48 AM

    This is one of the grossest covers I have seen this year. I don’t know why but those things on that hand creep me out.

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