Friday, August 18, 2017

Review: Age of War

Age of War Age of War by Michael J. Sullivan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I was given a beta-version ecopy of this book in exchange for honest, thorough feedback. Note that this is not the final version of the novel and might change significantly before it is published.

But like I said with the beta reads of the first two books in this series, it shouldn't change that much. This baby is awesome as it is and will only need small tweaks and edits to put it in the same ballpark as the other books.

Legends of the First Empire fans will not be disappointed. If you loved Age of Myth & Age of Swords, you will slap this one right up there on your favorites shelf beside them.

Be prepared to be amazed and dragged through an emotional experience. Yes, I'm vague, but I promised not to spoil and you really have to read it to feel it, anyway.

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Friday, July 28, 2017

Review: The Dispatcher

The Dispatcher The Dispatcher by John Scalzi
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I received an eARC of this title from the publisher thought NetGalley, in exchange for an honest revew.

I loved this! Scalzi never disappoints. This story is perfect as a novella, just the right length to tell a complete story without dragging on too long. That said, there needs to be a novel or series set in this universe/reality. I would be all over that...

I won't say much of the details, as discovering them is much of the fun. Let's just say it's different than other Scalzi books as far as setting and background, but that it has his trademark snark, humor, drama, and great dialogue.

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Thursday, July 27, 2017

Review: The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms

The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Original impression (April 2017): 2 stars - Meh...I'm burned out on spending a lot of time on stuff I don't want to spend time on.

Revised impression (July 2017): 3 solid stars. It turns out this book wasn't finished with me yet. I thought I had put it behind me, but it kept creeping back to my mind and I couldn't help but want to see where it would go....All in all, I was pretty impressed by the end, and I might even continue the trilogy....if it calls to me again..

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Review: Little Wren and the Big Forest

Little Wren and the Big Forest Little Wren and the Big Forest by Michael J. Sullivan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Great little story set in the world of The Legends of the First Empire. Of course, once you get a taste you're going to want more....

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Review: Justice League vs. Suicide Squad

Justice League vs. Suicide Squad Justice League vs. Suicide Squad by Joshua Williamson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I received an eARC of this title from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Now, that's what I'm talking about! Lots of kick-ass badassery and fights and attitude. Justice League vs Suicide Squad, vs another group of baddies that was pretty fun too...And a special appearance by (view spoiler)

Lots of fun with lots of little quips from heroes and anti-heroes alike. It's good to see that though they're basically after the same end game, the methods to get there are quite different for these teams.

Definitely wanting some more of this stuff.....



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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Review: Suicide Squad, Volume 2: Going Sane

Suicide Squad, Volume 2: Going Sane Suicide Squad, Volume 2: Going Sane by Rob Williams
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I received an eARC of this title from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

More fun and badassery from the Suicide Squad, picking up where Volume 1 left off. It wraps up that story nicely while giving us a preview of the Suicide Squad vs. Justice League event.

Nice side scenes giving us background/character development of Hack, Croc, Enchantress, and Harley. Artwork was fantastic, as expected.

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Review: The Autumn Republic

The Autumn Republic The Autumn Republic by Brian McClellan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

That was brilliant. Not just this book, but the whole trilogy. I had a great time getting to know these characters and understand the world and magic system behind them. It was refreshing to have a base trilogy to go with, rather than an unending epic. It was also a plus that all three books came out within a year or two of each other. That doesn't always happen...

Yes, there is a new series that just got started in this world, as well as a bunch of prequel novellas. That's fine. I look forward to those but I still felt like this trilogy was self-contained and a satisfactory cycle all on its own. Well done, Mr. McClellan.

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