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October 09, 2016
Rating 
 
4.0
SciFi
Thriller about a family facing an alien invasion that reads like Fear the Walking Dead

Invasion is the first in the science fiction series Alien Invasion by Sean Platt and Johnny B Truant but it reminds me more of a dystopian or thriller story such as Fear the Walking Dead.   The story begins with a family in New York City learning that alien spaceships have been spotted and are expected to reach Earth in five days. As pandemonium hits they attempt to escape New York because "everyone knows New York is where everything happens" and reach their shelter in Vail, Colorado.   Much like Fear the Walking Dead the...

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October 06, 2016
Rating 
 
5.0
Dystopian
Fast paced story with plenty of action

I have listened to Amped as an audio book twice now and think it is an excellent example of dystopian science fiction. The main character, Owen, is a young man with unique cybernetic implants that make him an "amp". "Amps" have no rights and are treated more like animals than people. The average implants transforms children with learning difficulties into super intelligent or athletic kids that normal kids just can't compete with.   And then there is Owen who thought his physician father gave him an average implant that just keeps him from having epileptic seizures but...

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October 06, 2016
Rating 
 
4.0
All Other Genres
Fun read about witches and werewolfs in a Victorian era

The busy season at work and with kids sports is slowing down so it is time to get caught up with a bunch of book reviews. So up next is the young adult mystery and thriller Julia Vanishes by Catherine Egan.    This was an enjoyable read about Julia, a young woman who can't actually turn invisible but instead can become unseen. She takes a job as a housekeeper at an elderly ladies residence but is actually a spy planning to steal something from the house. There are an interesting group of characters at the house including the old...

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September 14, 2016
Rating 
 
4.0
Historical Fiction
Kids that time travel- fun but missing something for adults

A Mutany in Time is a rather short story at 192 pages but as a children's historical fiction targeted for 8 to 11 year olds I suppose that is appropriate.   I liked the beginning of the story as two kids discovered that one of their parents had a nearly completed time machine locked in their garage-like building. They then find themselves in the middle of a battle between those that are trying to correct time anomalies and those that want to kill time travelers to maintain the altered timeline where they rule.   The...

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August 14, 2016
Rating 
 
5.0
Great new fantasy series with realistic middle ages situations

Sometimes I wonder if the best reviews are written a few weeks after reading (OK, I admit I listened to this book).   This book is in the fantasy genre but the characters come across as very realistic. The story is about a teenage girl, Lia, that finds herself hiding a recuperating young man (Colvin) in the abbey where she lives. She is a wretched which means she has no idea who her parents are and so she lives in the abbey working in the kitchen.   So the story starts out very intimate in...

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August 14, 2016
Rating 
 
4.0
Dystopian
Dystopian story of miners on Mars in the middle of a revolution

I finished reading this dystopian book set on Mars over a month ago and am just getting around to the review. The book is by Kyle Perkins who is a young author that I teamed up with on a free book promotion a few months ago.    This book is about a man and a woman that both work as miners on Mars. Their world is headed towards a revolution as there are three different factions that have very different views of how life on Mars should be.   The book continues to build as...

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July 30, 2016 (Updated: July 30, 2016)
Rating 
 
5.0
A great epic story with well-done personal stories

Blood of the Cosmos is another great SciFi space opera novel by Kevin J. Anderson and is part two of the Saga of Shadows series. If you haven't read any of Kevin J. Anderson's Saga of Shadows or Saga of the Seven Suns I really recommend that you do but the great thing is that you don't need to in order to enjoy this book. There is a great synopsis in the beginning that covers what happened in book 1.    The plot involves shadow creatures who want the entire universe destroyed while people of a variety of races...

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July 30, 2016
Rating 
 
3.0
SciFi
Intelligence and daring in a SciFi military story

The Vor Game is a little different from other SciFi books in that the hero is not a strong fighter or skilled pilot but instead he uses his brain. I hadn't realized that this book was the fifth book in the Vorkosigan Saga but I could follow the story just fine. Main character Miles Vorkosigan is a young man starting his military career on a cold planet but quickly finds himself in dangerous situations and positions of authority. I liked this story but also found the story...

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July 02, 2016
Rating 
 
3.0
Rating based on the one on Goodreads and Amazon

I put a rating based on what other valued my book on their reviews on Amazon and Goodreads, it hasn't much sense that I rate my own book, and I only did it as was requested by the form to be submitted.

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A. Algeri
July 02, 2016
Rating 
 
5.0
Massive fantasy epic begins here and is worth the read

I just finished the 1,001 page or 45 hours of the epic fantasy novel The War of Kings by Brandon Sanderson and I can tell you it was worth the time. The life of a bridgeman is usually short as they run unshielded directly into a storm of enemy arrows but Kaladin is about to change all of that. Kaladin is the best character in the book which focused on the stories of four major characters. Kaladin was the son of a surgeon who ends up a slave and then a bridgeman. You...

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