Sunday, January 18, 2015

Sparks by James DeSantis

Where to begin with this one? I love the originality and potential that James DeSantis shows. I have read his work before and I always like reading an author with new ideas.  I found the idea of the creation of a superhero combined with a tragic human being a very interesting concept. I don't usually go for the superhero genre but I was intrigued by the idea of how someone with a fatal disease would handle a superpower that he could use for either good or evil. I enjoyed reading it for that reason. I would have liked a little more "meat" to the story and character development and not just with the main character but a build up of the central characters would have been great. There was a tantalizing hint of it but not enough for me. I am a big one for a story within a story that connects. There was enough development that I actually cared for the main character even with all his flaws and was able to find compassion and cheer for his father when he actually showed his son his true side. I said it before and I will say it again. This author keeps improving with each short story and novel and I am looking forward to his next work.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Subversion: Life on the Edge of Eternity by R. Manolakas

I found this book to be a fast paced novel that was not only exciting but was informative as well. The premise is the threat of a world wide pandemic and the race to develop a vaccine to counter it. When you add a supernatural element to it you have the recipe for a fast moving and engrossing novel that is a page turner. I stayed up very late finishing this one because I was not able to put it down. I really enjoyed the medical information that was well researched. Definitely recommended.

Savage Run by E.J Squires

I was lucky enough to receive this book in exchange for an honest review. At first, I thought it might be a take off of similar novels like "The Hunger Games" but I found it to be a refreshing and original novel in its own right. I found Heidi to be an interesting and complex. I can't wait to read the next instalment in this series.