Mar 182018
Olympus Union: Jovian Wars: Omnibus [Book Review]

Olympus Union: Jovian Wars: Omnibus by Gary Bloom My rating: (Click here to go to Goodreads) This book is Science Fiction at its best. It’s an interesting blend of Tom Clancy and George R. R. Martin (GRRM). I feel like Bloom captures the essence of Clancy in that he brings the political depth and tumult to the science fiction genre. He also brings quite a cast of characters, like GRRM, (without murdering every character to which you have become endeared). Olympus Union Jovian Wars begins by describing the political landscape of Earth’s solar system. The Jovian Moons (aka Jupiter’s moons) have been populated by man [… Click to Continue …]

Apr 072017
Book Review: Extracted (Extracted Trilogy Book 1)

Extracted by R.R. Haywood My rating:  As a member of Amazon Prime you have access to download a free book from a couple new release’s a month in advance through the Kindle First program. Every month I select a new book that sounds interesting; Extracted is a book I picked up for free in February. For some mystical reason it was the book I choose to read next and I am pleasantly surprised. Before I get into my book review of Extracted, let me quickly lay out the premise for you. In the year 2061 a scientist invents a time machine to try to change [… Click to Continue …]

Dec 072016
Book Review: Star Wars Aftermath

Aftermath by Chuck Wendig My rating: I have been trying to get back into Star Wars books for a while now; I just kept finding other great books to read (*cough* Kubrick’s Game *cough*). Star Wars Aftermath is the first post-Return of the Jedi book that takes place within the new canon, therefore it’s pretty high on my list. I know some Star Wars fans are probably surprised that I would prioritize this book so high. Disney stepped on quite a few toes when they declared all other canon defunct (post-ROTJ). This is something I discuss in a separate post. Be that as it may, [… Click to Continue …]

Jun 252015
Book Review: Dune

Dune by Frank Herbert My rating: (Click here to read this review on Goodreads) How do you write a review for a book like Dune? I don’t think you can! I have seen the movie several times so it was time that I finally read the book. I have to say that I was surprised how different the book is compared to the movie (btw, I’m referring to the movie with Kyle MacLachlan as Paul). As always, the book was better, however I was a little disappointed that a few of my favorite lines from the movie were not in the book (ex: “The sleeper [… Click to Continue …]

Feb 102015
Book Review: Scarlet

Scarlet by Marissa Meyer My Rating: (Click here to read this review on Goodreads) I really like the modern, dystopian twist to classic fairy tales that Meyer has created in these novels. I’ll admit that when I was just starting Cinder that I didn’t think I would enjoy it despite the fact that I was slightly intrigued by a cyborg Cinderella. I initially thought that each book was an independent retelling/re-imagining of each classic tale, however when I discovered that all the books are connected and continue Cinder’s story, then I became much more interested. Scarlet is the second book of the series and, as [… Click to Continue …]

Jul 142014
Book Review: Timebound

Timebound by Rysa Walker My rating: (See this review on Goodreads.) This was a really fun book to read. I know whenever you read a book that deals with time travel you always have to wonder whether the author considered the downstream affect of altering the past. I think the author did a pretty good job of taking that into consideration. In fact it a small theme in the plot of the story. I often try not to get too hung up on the quantum details of time travel unless the author blatantly disregards all science and logic, and this author does not do that. [… Click to Continue …]