Monthly Archives: May 2012

Review: Monster Hunter Legion by Larry Correia

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I’m a one book at a time kind of girl. Once I start a book I finish it, there’s no switching back and forth for me. So you can imagine my distress when, in the middle of reading another perfectly good book, I heard from a friend that there was an eARC for sale of the newest Monster Hunter book.

Crap.

I needed to read it. Had to read it… Now now now! But what about the other book? I can’t just abandon it… I should probably finish it first, and then move on to Monster Hunter Legion once my plate is clean…

No. No! Not happening. I absolutely could not wait one more moment, I needed me some MHL like I needed air. So I didn’t just walk.. I ran to my purse to get my debit card so that I could snatch up a copy as quickly as humanly possibly, and then immediately fell onto the couch and began reading.

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Review: Sheepfarmer’s Daughter by Elizabeth Moon

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My oh my… Oh my oh my oh my.

When I started reading this, I thought I was going to love it. It had come with such high recommendations, and it sounded like it was right up my alley. I was so excited to finally have time to dive into it! Unfortunately, I was ultimately disappointed. It just didn’t work for me… Try as I might, I just couldn’t make myself like it.

It was just so boring. It literally put me to sleep whenever I tried to read it. Which was great for those late nights that I just couldn’t fall asleep… But not so great during my lunch break at work, or in the middle of a weekend afternoon. Seriously though.. It was beyond boring. Nothing happened! Thinking back now, I can’t tell you what the book was about, other than to say it was about a chick who joined a mercenary company, marched around a bunch, acted dense a lot, and fought from time to time. So basically, what the blurb says. That’s all. Just page after page of clinical descriptions of marching here and marching there. Half of the time I didn’t even realize a fight had started until it was halfway over.

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“The Lost Tales of Power” should have stayed lost

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The Enemy of an Enemy by Vincent Trigili

Take a fan of Star Wars and Star Trek. Allow them to marvel at the space battles and force powers and phasers and technology. Give them the chance to embrace the geekiness of both universes. Then never let them anywhere near a writing class or even let them read a good book.

Then ask them to write their own story.

This book? This is the result.
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