Book Reviews

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Ordering
March 23, 2017
Rating 
 
5.0
Dystopian
Realistic story about how a small American town would try to survive an EMP strike

One Second After is a scary book because you have to ask yourself if it could really happen. Unlike many dystopian books that feel disconnected from our real world this book is shockingly realistic. The story begins with a history professor/retired military officer explaining to his family that the power should come back on soon after an outage occurs. However, he also wrote a very detailed paper on Electro Magnetic Pulses (EMP) and he fears that is what really happened. The small town soon finds itself under...

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March 04, 2017
Rating 
 
5.0
Dystopian
Another great dystopian novel like The Maze Runner or Divergent

Arena 1 is the first book in a new series by Morgan Rice. Morgan Rice is best known for her series The Vampire Journals and I really enjoyed her fantasy series The Sorcerer's Ring. I got sucked into that series because the first book in the series, A Quest for Heroes, was free as a ebook. This new book, Arena 1, is also a free ebook and a great start to a new dystopian series. The story is a children's book but I think any dystopian reader will find something to like here...

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February 24, 2017
Rating 
 
4.0
Sad to see the series end but it ran it's course and humans persevered

It is over! Do you ever feel sad that a great series has come to an end and there will be no more stories about the people you learned to care for, hate, or just not understand? That is my feeling after finishing Eternity's Mind which is the last book in The Sage of Shadows series by Kevin J. Anderson. And yes, I also read the other seven book series based on the same world and characters called The Saga of Seven Suns. After ten books I have come to realize that the...

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February 20, 2017
Overall Rating 
 
4.0
Fun and visually colorful action movie

So let me start by saying that The Great Wall was a fun movie to watch and visually beautiful.   The story begins with a group of western men that have traveled far to the east in search of black powder but end up having a run in with a monster. They find The Great Wall and discover it was built to protect from the monsters.   I loved the action scenes against the monsters as they attacked the wall but I especially loved the colorful uniforms of the soldiers of the wall and the...

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February 14, 2017
Rating 
 
4.0
Playful space romp

This is a quick romp in outer space that has an interesting premise --The Earth woman as teacher and almost mother to an artificial intelligence. There is more action than usual in a romance, but a bit of romance is there. I found this book to be enjoyable, but very light read. 

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February 07, 2017 (Updated: February 07, 2017)
Rating 
 
4.0
Fantasy
Slow at first but grows on you with interesting characters

Sometimes reading a book is a process that takes several months. Sand & Storm was one of those books in that I bought it back around June 2016 and just finished in February of 2017. Admittedly I didn't start reading it until after late October though. I'm not that slow of a reader!   It is hard to explain why it took be so long other than to say I just didn't sit for long at any one time while reading it.   The world has several well developed and diverse characters in it but I think...

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February 07, 2017
Rating 
 
4.0
Objective and enjoyable telling of the overnight fight against heavily armed Somalis

Black Hawk Down is not a book of fiction, instead it is the actual retelling of the 18 hours that U.S. troops battled for their lives against thousands of heavily armed Somalia citizens in an attempt to rescue their fellow soldiers. I usually only review fictional books and simply must say that if you enjoy books about military history then Black Hawk Down is a must read. However, if I rate it just as a fictional story (which it is not so I realize this might seem...

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January 28, 2017
Rating 
 
4.0
Religious extremist run the United States plus UFOs and super powers

Armageddon Factor is a Dystopian novel by husband and wife authors CN James and Amy Joy about three kids on the run from a government ran by religious extremists. The book centers on three young people that resist the government's attempts to convert them. The government of The U.S.A. is controlled by the Armageddonist who believe the end of the world is coming. They make decisions to go to war with other countries based on radical interpretations of the Bible to justify their decisions. The three young people become scapegoats blamed for murdering someone which...

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January 22, 2017
Overall Rating 
 
4.0
Movies
No, Arrival is not another Star Wars space opera, but it is a good first contact movie

Arrival is a good example of the science fiction subgenre of first contact. The plot obviously revolves around the way that different countries react to the first contact with an alien species. Instead of just focusing on the epic impact of the alien arrival this story is much more the personal story of linguist Louise Banks. Spoiler alert:  Dr. Banks discovers that the aliens are offering humanity the gift of time travel. You don't learn this until near the end of the movie which then can cause some confusion since there are some scenes at the beginning of the...

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January 21, 2017
TV Shows
Teen Wolf Slays

I think I'm a little jealous of anyone who hasn't watched Teen Wolf and gets to see it from the beginning, especially now that we're in the final season. Right from the start, Jeff Davis and his team did this show the right way. From casting to writing to special effects, I doubt you can find a better hour on television. Some of the performances, especially in these final episodes, are worthy of not one but multiple awards. More importantly, the writers seem to understand teens in a way few people in Hollywood do. You have straight, gay, and...

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