Thursday, December 14, 2017

Review: Blaze

Blaze Blaze by Kristina Stanley
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Perfect sequel to the first book in the series.
Starting with an out-of-control fire (the title gives it away).
Not much to say, more of the same, with a little more suspense, but may be I was just in the mood and knew what to expect.
Recommended, a little romance, no sex, still like the setting in the mountains and the small-town feel, but some is a bit much. Would advise against reading these books back2back and will certainly take my time before reading the third one or buying more.

Did not feel like reading this as fast as it should be (2 days/a weekend) and will most probably miss my reading goal of 2 books a week / 104 books a year this yeas, although I did not read much of the big ones: A song of Fire and Ice #03 not even started, Atlas shrugged still at the beginning and a few more books only started, but did not really get into them. Some books long on my "currently reading list" should be moved to "abandoned" as they are DNF-material (like A Darkling Sea).

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Saturday, December 2, 2017

Review: Strange Dogs

Strange Dogs Strange Dogs by James S.A. Corey
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Shorty, hm, novella? Paid 1,99 Eur for it, which I consider way too much, sorry folks. Should have been free as a teaser for the series. And this is listed as 80 (print) pages on Amazon, but the story is only half of that, the other half is teaser for two other books by different authors.
Which I really do not read most of the time (unless I already now the author, but chances are then I will by the book from which the excerpt/start chapters are anyway).

Nice weird story, told from the POV of a child (10-12 yrs I guess, not sure wether it is mentioned).
Also this planet-system is the one which is mentioned in Babylon's Ashes, so some background from Babylon's Ashes should be known. Not sure how the next book (will be published in a few days) connects to this, so not sure wether this is required reading.
My guess is yes, when it plays a larger role in the next book, no, if not.

With the still high price, recommended for fans or try to borrow it.

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