Reviews written by Fwwadmin

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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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Fwwadmin
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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Fwwadmin
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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Fwwadmin
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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Fwwadmin
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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Fwwadmin
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 12, 2017
Rating 
 
4.0
Nice story about a young boy held hostage by a disliked king

The Queen's Poisoner is a fantasy book about a young boy named Owen and the first book in The Kingfountain Series by Jeff Wheeler. Owen is the youngest son of a lord that is a traitor to his king because he withheld his assistance during a battle expecting the king would lose the battle and die. Instead the king defeated his enemies and took Owen hostage because of his father's disloyalty.   The king is disliked and disfigured and rumors exist that he had his nephew's killed in order to gain power. Owen has to gain powerful...

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January 04, 2017
Rating 
 
2.0
Background on the scientist, Galen Erso, but not much else

So first let me start out by saying that I am a big Star Wars fan and have ready many Star Wars books over the years and enjoyed most of them. However, there just isn't enough of a story in Catalyst (Star Wars): A Rogue One Novel to give it a good rating.   This book is solely about Galen Erso and how he was recruited to develop the super weapon for the Death Star. Stop reading now if you don't want to read any spoilers but there isn't much to spoil in this book. One thing...

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January 03, 2017
Overall Rating 
 
3.0
Awful or Awesome? Somewhere in between

I finally saw Rogue One: A Star Wars Story on New Year's eve with my family and here is my spoiler free review. This movie got some mixed reviews from my family and friends. My family generally did not like it and even went so far as to call it awful. Yet a friend of mine thought it was awesome. How could people have such a variety of opinions you may ask? Let me try to explain.   One of the reasons for the negative reviews is that most of the characters are brand new. The beginning...

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