Saturday, April 29, 2017

Review: Famous in Love

Famous in Love Famous in Love by Rebecca Serle
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Redhead!
Had to read this after I saw episode one of the TV-series and read somewhere (or looked it up on IMDB) that it is based (loosely) on a book. The book so far is romance but ok, except for a love triangle. As far as I have seen major changes book2tv, not sure wether for better or worse. And as the whole season 1 is out I can binge it when I find the time.

Also both the book and the series smells suspiciously like teen-spirit, no, more like a pesky love-triangle. Well, I'll read how it develops.

Somehow only romance, no sex, very clean. Feels a bit juvenile.

Not sure wether I will recommend it, will decide when I have read the next book.
For now 3 stars.
Love triangle not solved, but not really left hanging, in the end a curious decision from Paige more for "The Greater Good" (the next 2 movies to be made). Not what I would have liked or guessed, but also no real surprise. Reading the next book in the series, although these two books are not my usual reading, could have done with sex, a murder or more drama.

As I have not yet watched more of the series, I looking forward to it - yet it might not entertain me as much as I hope.

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Review: Change Agent

Change Agent Change Agent by Daniel Suarez
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

May be 4 stars is too much, and as I pre-ordered it and bought it for rather high price (Eur 13,99 which is today Us$ 15.99), I think it was not worth it, I must control my self better not buy ebooks too expensive (or pre-order them for a high price).

The theme is very well written and researched (manipulating human genes for profit), but it was not very suspenseful and had nearly no real twists, I guessed the outcome early on.
Short notices:
Chapter 36 / page 327 (as per Kindle): Journey way too long, boring.


But the book has a section Further Reading in the back, and that is one of the things I sorely miss in most near future SF books (and even some thrillers, crime and mysteries).

So, recommended if you want a realistic view at a future that could have been thought up by German Nazis, the √úbermensch not selected but genetically engineered.
And, with that, 4 stars it is.

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Review: Abaddon's Gate

Abaddon's Gate Abaddon's Gate by James S.A. Corey
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Great fight scenes, ending obvious, as there are more books to the series.
Should watch the series, but am so far in the first episodes of season 1, and season 2 has just been published on Netflix, so I am not sure wether this will get filmed or not.
Rather high body count.
The title of book is again some reference I had to look up, not having heard nor read that term before, so for the curious the link to wikipedia: Abaddon.

Highly recommended, but cannot really be read as a standalone, you are better of having read the first 2 books in the series. Will certainly read the next one in the series, but not soon, I still have Gemina "Gemina (The Illuminae Files #02)" barely started or maybe something totally different (crime/mystery)?

Added thoughts, a day later after thinking about it, this book and the book before had no real twists, and the ending was as expected. This is ok for this book, as this is a series and still not finished, but for the rating of this book and also more so, "Caliban's War" it might be that 5 stars are too much, more like 4 stars. Bear that in mind when reading. Still I will not change both 5 star ratings.

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Review: Abaddon's Gate

Abaddon's Gate Abaddon's Gate by James S.A. Corey
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Great fight scenes, ending obvious, as there are more books to the series.
Should watch the series, but am so far in the first episodes of season 1, and season 2 has just been published on Netflix, so I am not sure wether this will get filmed or not.
Rather high body count.
The title of book is again some reference I had to look up, not having heard nor read that term before, so for the curious the link to wikipedia: Abaddon.

Highly recommended, but cannot really be read as a standalone, you are better of having read the first 2 books in the series. Will certainly read the next one in the series, but not soon, I still have Gemina "Gemina (The Illuminae Files #02)" barely started or maybe something totally different (crime/mystery)?

Added thoughts, a day later after thinking about it, this book and the book before had no real twists, and the ending was as expected. This is ok for this book, as this is an series and still not finished, but for the rating of this book and also more so, "Caliban's War" it might be that 5 stars are too much, more like 4 stars. Bear that in mind when reading. Still I will not change both 5 star ratings.

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Monday, April 17, 2017

Review: Abaddon's Gate

Abaddon's Gate Abaddon's Gate by James S.A. Corey
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Great fight scenes, ending obvious, as there are more books to the series.
Should watch the series, but am so far in the first episodes of season 1, and season 2 has just been published on Netflix, so I am not sure wether this will get filmed or not.
Rather high body count.
The title of book is again some reference I had to look up, not having heard nor read that term before, so for the curious the link to wikipedia: Abaddon.

Highly recommended, but cannot really be read as a standalone, you are better of having read the first 2 books in the series. Will certainly read the next one in the series, but not soon, I still have "Gemina (The Illuminae Files #02)" barely started or maybe something totally different (crime/mystery)?

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Review: Abaddon's Gate

Abaddon's Gate Abaddon's Gate by James S.A. Corey
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Great fight scenes, ending obvious, as there are more books to the series.
Should watch the series, but am so far in the first episodes of season 1, and season 2 has just been published on Netflix, so I am not sure wether this will get filmed or not.
Rather high body count.
Highly recommended, but cannot really be read as a standalone, you are better of having read the first 2 books in the series. Will certainly read the next one in the series, but not soon, I still have "Gemina (The Illuminae Files #02)" barely started or maybe something totally different (crime/mystery)?

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Review: Gods of Risk

Gods of Risk Gods of Risk by James S.A. Corey
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Not sure how it will fit in with big story, so for now 4 stars, as I do not see it as significant. No chapters, one POV.
OK read, recommended but not necessary as far as I can see, but that may change when I read the other books in the series, currently reading Abaddon's Gate, Expanse #03.
Reasonably long read (took me too long) for the price, more than a shorty or novella, just not long enough to be counted as a novel, I think.

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