Saturday 27 April 2013

Dragonflies: Shadow of Drones by Andy Straka

Dragonflies: Shadow of DronesDragonflies: Shadow of Drones by Andy Straka
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This is book one of series and that is why I have only rated it with 3 stars, you are left hanging at the end wanting to read on to the next book "Visible Means". Hopefully I won't have to wait to long as I have really enjoyed this story of ex army types tracking down a date rapist with micro drones. It is a straight forward, easy to read with high tech thrown in. Roll on book two.

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Wednesday 24 April 2013

Die for me by Nichole Severn

Die For MeDie For Me by Nichole Severn
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Some books you just have to persevere with. Very difficult to read and all over the place, however after about quarter way through it started to come alive, and make more sense concluding without loose ends. The story is about a former hit man searching for his serial murdering twin sister! So yes there is a lot of killing.

It is a short book and I believe could be a lot shorter if some of the flowery language was omitted. Would I recommend it? , if you don't have anything else to read - yes.

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Friday 19 April 2013

Excessive Entanglement by Nick d'Arbeloff

Excessive EntanglemenExcessive Entanglemen by Nick d'Arbeloff
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Before selecting this book, I got quite excited by the synopsis and reviews I read, as scifi and West Wing politics are two of my favourites. Was I premature?, not a bit, this was a great book and met all my needs in one. This is a must for scifi fans that like political thrillers - Star Trek meets the White House.

From the start I was hooked, the author Nick d'Arbeloff in his first novel has worked some real magic. The book is such an easy read and keeps you interested throughout. He has obviously researched his material well as all the future events fit well with the scifi we all love. The politics illustrates the problems of mixing religion with anything that requires collaboration across communities and borders, very relevant today and in the future.

Strongly recommend you set aside the time and read it, you won't be disappointed, I certainly was not.

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Thursday 4 April 2013

Coldwater by Diana Gould

Coldwater: A NovelColdwater: A Novel by Diana Gould
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Normally a debut novel I avoid however this is one I am glad I did not miss. Diana Gould has made a great start and more like this will be extremely welcome.

A story of an addict and the struggle to get clean and all the emotions and hardships that come with it. Set in Hollywood's tv and film business, Brett Tanager script writer falls from grace and battles back motivated by her step daughter. It is a gripping thriller in the Hollywood tv detective style, written in a way that keeps you wanting to turn the pages. Apart from the story the book effectively highlights the plight of drug and alcohol addicts, by detailing some of damage done to others connected and unconnected. This is a serious topic but handled well.


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