Review of Becoming the Beast

Review of Becoming the Beast

This prequel novella was available exclusively from the R.S. McCoy newsletter. It tells the story of how Kaide rose to be vice syndicate , how he received his totem, and more. A great short story to read after finishing the main books.

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Review of The Forever Ship

Review of The Forever Ship

The third and final novel of the Fire Sermon involves the resistance’s struggle against the council, their quest to save omegas, and them trying to prevent several awful acts by the General and Zach. Plot-wise, the book was pretty good and kept me listening to see what happened. However, the… Read more »

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Review of This Long Vigil

Review of This Long Vigil

This is a short story about a caretaker of an ARK ship who is the only one awake to help maintain the ship under direction of the ship’s AI. It is almost time for Orion to go back to sleep and he has some major reservations about that. It is… Read more »

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Review of The Circuit: The Complete Saga

Review of The Circuit: The Complete Saga

This series had a really slow start. Initially it just covers the somewhat villains of the story, Cassius and ADIM. I didn’t find much to like about them and didn’t care about them at all. Eventually the story introduces more likable characters like Talon and Sage, and the story finally… Read more »

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Review of The Map of Bones

Review of The Map of Bones

In this sequel to The Fire Sermon, Cass and Piper work to rebuild the resistance and stop the evil schemings of the council and her brother Zack. For the most part this book is more of the same, keeps up a pretty good plot, and has some nice twists. There… Read more »

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Review of The Fire Sermon

Review of The Fire Sermon

In the Fire Sermon, Cas is a young adult growing up in a world that is post-nuclear blast. Due to mutations, humans are only born as sets of twins, with one being in perfect condition and the other having defects. These two groups are split into Alpha and Omega, with… Read more »

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Review of Red Hope, An Adventure Thriller

Review of Red Hope, An Adventure Thriller

This book is about an alien artifact discovered on Mars, and the hastily rushed mission from Earth to investigate. This review will contain spoilers. I will say this book was entertaining, but it had quite a few issues. First, its just so implausible. Not the part about finding an artifact,… Read more »

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Review of Artemis

Review of Artemis

I picked up this audiobook as I really liked The Martian. In Artemis, the story follows small-time criminal Jazz and her life on Artemis, a city on the moon. Overall, the story was pretty entertaining. There is a lot of science and explanation just like The Martian. The plot pacing… Read more »

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Review of The Snow Owl

Review of The Snow Owl

The Snow Owl is a great end to this series, and one that I really, really enjoyed. It had a lot of great action in it. Blossom takes front and center and really does everything to get what she wants. The book ends of a great note and concludes the… Read more »

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Review of Snow Crash

Review of Snow Crash

This is a classic Sci Fi tale about the future where a virus, both physical and virtual is attacking people. A hacker named Hero and a courier named YT team up together to try to figure out what is going on. I’m sure at the time the future was very… Read more »

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Review of Semiosis

Review of Semiosis

Semiosis is a book about a group of human colonists who land on a planet to colonize that they didn’t exactly choose. They have to learn how to survive and create their peaceful utopia among a world of killer plants and elusive aliens. I will say this audiobook got off… Read more »

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Review of All These Worlds (Bobiverse 3)

Review of All These Worlds (Bobiverse 3)

For the most part, I thought this was a great conclusion to the series. It ends in a really good place and the way they tackled problems was pretty neat (especially their solution to the “others”). It wasn’t perfect though because there was a lot of slow boring stuff in… Read more »

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Review of For We Are Many

Review of For We Are Many

The sequel to BOB ramps up the action and stakes. Now there is a new threat to the galaxy that the BOBs must take on, plus their continued work to save multiple species from destruction. I though the book picked up the action well and kept a great pace. The… Read more »

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Review of The Swampling King by Ben Dobson

Review of The Swampling King by Ben Dobson

This book kept my attention and was a good page turner, but it was really, really, really long. The main characters (Zerill and Josen) are well done and very deep, but I could have used a bit more back story on both. The world building was pretty imaginative, but there… Read more »

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Review of Renegades by Marissa Meyer

Review of Renegades by Marissa Meyer

At first I didn’t think I would care about another super hero book, but Renegades is so well done, I am very glad I stuck with it. The character of Nova is very well developed and its just so amazingly entertaining to follow her as a spy and to see… Read more »

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Review of The Rest of Us Just Live Here

Review of The Rest of Us Just Live Here

This book is about a teen named Mikey who is finishing high school, spending time with his friends, and dealing with strange happenings involving an invasion of our realm by immortal beings. The book mostly covers Mikey’s life and feelings, typical teen experiences, and more. I found it very entertaining… Read more »

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Review of Audiobook The Hangman’s Daughter

Review of Audiobook The Hangman’s Daughter

In The Hangman’s Daughter, a former marine takes over a prison space ship and uses the prisoners as mercenaries. The premise is intriguing, but there isn’t much substance here. While there is a lot of action, and it is entertaining at times, most of the characters are pretty flat and… Read more »

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Review of The Flaw in All Magic

Review of The Flaw in All Magic

This is a murder mystery set in a world of magic where the main investigator is someone who can’t use magic. The premise is rather unique, and the plot moves fairly well to resolution. There is a nice relationship between Tane and his helper, and a few friendships, but ultimately… Read more »

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