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April 21, 2016 (Updated: April 21, 2016)
Rating 
 
5.0
Fantasy
Hidden is a gem that introduces a very good epic fantasy series

Hidden by Megg Jensen started as a slow read for me but it built up to an exciting story with an epic storyline.  The story begins in a small village named Hutton's Bridge that had been secluded from the rest of the world in a magically fog.  Each year several townspeople went out into the fog never to return. Life is getting more desperate after the town's leader dies of old age and a deadly plague hits.  Three young adult friends decide to risk the fog in search of a cure to the plague.  Before they leave a dragon...

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April 17, 2016
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5.0
interesting twist on SciFi for fans of both traditional sci fi and murder mysteries

Gods of the Machines by Gary Starta is the latest Sci Fi novel I have read and I recommend it to any adult fan of good characterization in their fantasy stories.  The story begins with an adult male and female that are in charge of exploring an unknown part of the planet Cerses and end up exploring each other sexually.   As such I would only recommend this book to adults and found the story seemed more like a romance novel than a Sci Fi...

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April 17, 2016
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5.0
Fantastic story of Ob-Wan's time on Tattoine

I recently read the book Kenobi by John Jackson Miller and thought it was fantastic. If you ever wondered what happened to Obi-Wan Kenobi during his long stay on Tattoine then you should check out this book. Obi-Wan spent many years living on Tattoine after his battle with Aniken.  He was not just hiding from the Empire but was also watching over Luke Skywalker as he grew up.  I found the characterization in this book to be excellent and you learn a lot not just about...

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April 16, 2016
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4.0
Sith Lord in near constant battles much like ultimate fighting in a giant floating prison

I just finished reading Star Wars: Maul: Lockdown by Joe Schreiber.  You have to ask yourself, "What could be better than a Sith Lord in near constant battles much like ultimate fighting in a giant floating prison?"  If you are interested in plenty of combat action this is probably the book for you.  I listened to this story as an audio book and I always find Star Wars audio books to be highly entertaining and full of special effects.  This book was no exception since it had excellent sound effects and narrative.  The story revolves around...

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April 14, 2016
Rating 
 
5.0
Aerial naval war between floating cities with talking cats

The Aeronaut's Windlass by Jim Butcher is best described as aerial naval war between floating cities with talking cats.  I know, it doesn't fit into a simple mold but it is an engaging fantasy novel. The plot revolves around a sneak attack by the military and air navy of an enemy spire (floating city).  The main characters are military recruits of the attacked spire, an ex-military airship captain that is basically a pirate captain now, some odd forgetful  wizards, and a talking cat who is a prince of his clan. ...

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April 10, 2016
Rating 
 
3.0
Fantasy
A Rebirth of Your Forgotten Realms favorites?

Bruenor, Cattibrie, Regis, and Wolfgar are back in The Companions by R.A. Salvatore but will we care? I loved reading the Forgotten Realms books by R.A. Salvatore as a young adult and for a long time considered him my favorite author.  So when I heard that he was bring back my favorite characters and putting them into an adventure together I must admit I had high expectations.  Over the years the characters I knew and loved over several series of books got old, questioned their lives and then even died.  Much like in comic books their deaths were only...

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April 09, 2016
Rating 
 
5.0
Dystopian
A good dystopian series with deadly robots

Kids and killer robots mix well together.  If you add in a maze and the fact that kids keep getting taken away by the robots each day you end up with and exciting book. I enjoyed reading about all of the boys and how they coped with living in a deadly maze full of robots and one girl they didn't trust. Yes, the movie was decent but the book was clearer to understand.  Throughout the series you slowly learn why the kids were put in the maze and what happened to the rest of the world. I give it...

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April 09, 2016
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5.0
Dystopian
Divergent by Veronica Roth is popular because it is a great dystopian series

I read plenty of scifi books with some being from independent authors and other such as Divergent by Veronica Roth being a popular, mainstream book that has even been turned into a movie.  I often wonder if the book community somehow either looks down on mainstream books and authors or pumps them up more than they deserve to be. I say all this because Divergent is a great series that stands well on it's own as a great fantasy/dystopian storyline.  I usually enjoy books about young lead characters just starting out their career. ...

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April 08, 2016
Rating 
 
4.0
Urban Fantasy
Rachel Morgan is a witch with interesting friends and powerful enemies

I just finished A Perfect Blood by Kim Harrison and here is my review.  A Perfect Blood is the 10th book in the Hollows series. Rachel Morgan is a demon or perhaps a better way to explain her is that she is a witch with a special blood type that gives her some of the powers of a demon while still also being a witch.  This book focuses on her special blood and the plot revolves around a group called Hapa that wants to take her blood and use it for evil purposes. ...

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April 07, 2016
Rating 
 
5.0
Virtual reality gaming makes great scifi

I just finished and reviewed Ernest Cline's latest book, Armada, and felt I wanted to also review his early book, Ready Player One.  The stories in each book stand alone but have a common theme of integrating video game culture into the scifi genre.  In Ready Player One, Wade Watts, lives in a depressing future world except for the time he spends online in an incredibly diverse MMO called Oasis.  There is a contest going on and the winner gains great wealth and control over the game. This story had several references to classic video games such as Pacman...

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