Tuesday 26 July 2016

Orbs II Stranded by Nicholas Sansbury Smith

Stranded (Orbs #2)Stranded by Nicholas Sansbury Smith
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Book two in this marvellous series. The biome team are still trying survive the onslaught from the Organics and discover there are many more survivors than they thought. The only problem is the survivors are being herded into what can only be called a human farm, a food warehouse for the aliens. Sansbury Smith does a very good job in maintaining the momentum of the first book by giving the team some hope. Hopes are dashed a little by the appearance of another type of alien which is more fearsome than all the others. The story is building up very nicely for the concluding part three. How will the team fair, can they survive and fight back before the planet is totally destroyed by the draining of the oceans. I have my copy of book three ready.

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Monday 25 July 2016

Three Minutes to Midnight by A J Tata

Three Minutes to Midnight (Captain Jake Mahegan, #2)Three Minutes to Midnight by A.J. Tata
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Fracking good story. Stealing natural gas when you have none seems like a good idea for a get rich quick scheme, however this one has a few twists that make it more that just tale of natural resource exploitation. Jake Mahegan a special service veteran is tasked to find a military geologist who has gone missing after returning from a tour in Afghanistan. With her husbands murder things take a turn for the worse, Mahegan has to start digging for clues and get the action underway. This book explores some of the terrifying scenarios that could just be plausible in today's global uncertainty. So it is good to know this just fiction but very exciting and scary fiction.

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Thursday 7 July 2016

Orbs by Nicholas Sansbury Smith

Orbs (Orbs #1)Orbs by Nicholas Sansbury Smith
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I am sucker for this type of book, fast pace, full of action, good storyline, not too predictable and finally Sci Fi. It is 2055 and top scientists are tasked to test a new habitat for Mars settlement located in the old Cheyenne mountain military base. The question is why the urgency, are more solar storms expected or is it something else. Sophie Winston and her team are sealed in the biome complex for 6 months but something is not quite right.... After reading the book I read some other reviews written and cannot understand the attitude of some reviewers giving only one star, being rude/offensive and not even in some cases completing two chapters. This book is pure entertainment, easy to read and has a clean writing style. The follow on installments are on my list to read. I would recommend this series to any Sci Fi fan who wants to be entertained. Congratulations to the author thoroughly deserves my five star rating.

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Sunday 3 July 2016

Shadowed by Karen E Olson

Shadowed: A Thriller (Nicole Jones, #2)Shadowed: A Thriller by Karen E. Olson
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

As a hacker it seems you have to have a heavy dose of paranoia. Nicole, Tina or what ever her name might be at the time always appears to be in hiding and constantly looking over her shoulder, when one day it seems justified. This is her story of running from the past. It is not an ideal book for insecure hackers as I am sure it will build your own paranoia of being found out. The writing is not to my liking but the storyline is good, just not thrilling. It has a moderate pace and does not indulge in useless extra text, which is a blessing. Overall it is a competent book but needs some excitement and thrills.

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