Posts Tagged: action

[Review] Going Dark by Monica McCarty

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21 September

What can I say about Going Dark after finally getting through it? Well, Going Dark is not a bad story but it definitely wasn’t a fantastic story.  Going Dark was just an okay story. It is one of those military A-Team type stories I have read quite a few times. A platoon goes missing or is blamed when something goes on a mission. In the case of Going Dark it is they go “missing” and it is assumed they were all killed in action. All is not right on the mission and the survivors must go into hiding. So, Dean… Read more »

[Review] White Hot by Ilona Andrews

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04 June

Can, I just after finishing this book I was like, WOW!  I think I liked White Hot even better than Burn For Me and that is saying something since I loved Burn For Me.  This series has it all: hot sexy fun times, action galore, and an intense mystery that just keeps bigger and bigger. I love a book that can make feel so many feels.  White Hot definitely kept me on the edge my seat.  One minute I was swooning and the next I was biting my nails.  White Hot was fabulous I could not put it down and… Read more »

[Review] Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman

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10 September

I grew up on Spaghetti Westerns, Lonesome Dove, and western historical romance novels. Needless to say,  I am a fan of the old west. I love the idea of strong independent women that can shoot and ride just as good as any man. I really liked Vengeance Road a story about a girl hell bent on revenge. I liked Kate and her strong willed nature. This story was a non stop action that would have done any John Wayne story line proud.  If I had to sum up this story it would be like this:   The story begins with… Read more »

[ARC Review] Rebel Mechanics by Shanna Swendson

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12 July

Sometimes I am in the mood for some light and entertaining reading. Rebel Mechanics fulfilled my wishes in that regard. I started this book at work and had it read by the time I went to bed that night. I am giving Rebel Mechanics four stars because I really liked the world of magic and mechanics. It was a quick, fun and very entertaining read. Rebel Mechanics is set in the year 1888 in New York City. This is not the New York City one would know from the history books. America is still a colony of the British Empire,… Read more »

[Audiobook Review] The Maze Runner by James Dashner

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31 January

I actually DNF’d this book once. I’ll admit it. I got about fifty pages in and absolutely nothing was making sense and I just didn’t have time for that sort of nonsense. I’m all for having books be mysterious, but this, despite the memory loss, made everyone just seem really dumb. Four hours into this audiobook, I considered DNF’ing again, but by that point I was almost halfway through. So, I decided to see it out to the end. I’m not sure if that was a good thing or not, honestly. Our main protagonist, Thomas is sent to a settling… Read more »

[Review] Steel World by B. V. Larson

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15 January

Steel World is the first in the Undying Mercenaries series, and why are they called the undying mercenaries? Quite simple actually, because as long as they can be confirmed dead, and their files are on record, they can be revived / cloned / reconstructed, whatever word you choose for the process. All this is because Earth only has one trade good to sell to the galactic empire, the lives of its warriors. The universe in which Steel World takes place is interesting, and the main characters catch your attention. The story is highly believable, another race tries to prove they… Read more »

[Review] Koban: Mark of Koban by Stephen W. Bennett

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30 November

The refugees left behind on Koban to die are flourishing. With the aid of their genetic enhancements and good old human known how they are settling a death world of giant insects, vicious beasts, and heavy gravity. For those left behind and their next generations of children, life is good. Back in human territory the Krall have begun their invasion which they plan will take 1,000 years to destroy the 700+ human worlds. But they fail to observe the obvious, we humans stopped fighting wars because we were too damn good at it. I love sci-fi military fiction, and this… Read more »

[Review] Blood and Bullets by James R. Tuck

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23 October

I’m a huge fan of monster hunter style novels, and this one did not disappoint. The main character, Deacon Chalk, hunts monsters for a living and uses a strip club he owns, Polecats, as a base of operations. His bartender is an ordained priest and his right hand woman is an expert at electronic information gathering. Together they make a formidable team. I loved how the author brought these elements together and added a wannabe rookie monster hunter with a silly name, a supernatural legend out of the bible, and a supernatural threat that may be too powerful for them… Read more »

[Collective Perspective Review] Blackout by Mira Grant

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15 October

Welcome to COLLECTIVE PERSPECTIVE A segment where at least two of our bloggers collaborate to share their thoughts in a joint review discussion.     Today, Bry and Fry discuss the conclusion of Mira Grant’s Newsflesh series, Blackout F: Blackout is the thrilling conclusion to Mira Grant’s (penname for Seanan McGuire) series of bloggers in a post apocalyptic world. The insect vector for Kellis-Amberlee has caused Florida to be deemed a disaster area, shutting it off from the rest of the United States. Alaric Kwong’s sister is still stuck in Florida, and Dr. Abbey tasks Shaun with both the task of fetching the girl, but… Read more »

[Review] Kildar by John Ringo

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25 September

As I read through Kildar I was glad to find it was far more along the lines of what I was expecting compared to the first book in the series, Ghost. Mike Harmon, aka Ghost is trying to escape his past of battling terrorists by touring the cold regions of Georgia, Ukraine, and Russia. Getting lost is a blizzard he soon finds himself in the secluded valley of the keldara. These people have odd traditions, act like they are still in the dark ages, and yet have been recognized as warriors extraordinaire in times past. I was drawn in by… Read more »