I liked this book. It was not the best I have ever read nor was it the worst though some of it was a little upsetting. Taking place in the future as it does makes it almost reasonable though there are some things I did have issues with. Let me start with the things I liked.
I did like the idea of using time travel to fight a war though the way it s being used is very short sighted. It is still a good idea for as far as they went with it. I also liked the character development. All of the main characters developed well though (see below) there where some issues.
Some of the neutral thoughts I have about the book deal with the age of the characters. They are young, too young though I understand why they are that young but then the rules changed and they are eight or nine to twelve instead of the idea of landing at the age of 16 to 20. I also was fond of the training scenarios until they formed the major part of the book. Fun? yes. Half the book? I really do not think it was needed.
Now for the bad. I did not care for the rather adult situations some of the soldiers where put into at the age of eight to ten. I also found that some of the areas they covered where a little bit less than what I hoped for as they dropped some character development half way thought the book, added new characters at the end and never developed them fully. The last thing that bothered me was that sometimes the editing was a little off but that is easily fixed.
Overall a decent book and I would read the second one given the chance
Between The Land And The Sea
on March 03, 2012
When I started this book I was unsure of how to classify it as there are so many different places to place it. Upon finishing it I decided that the best classification to place it in would be Young Adult or Fantasy.
As to the book itself, it is very enjoyable. I liked the main character development as well as the surrounding relationships even though I did feel at times that they where forced into acting the way they did. Marina is at times very troubled and that makes her easy to relate to. I did find her cousin very interesting though I do believe he should have been developed more.
There where only two issues I have had with the book and one I have already mentioned and that is supporting cast development and second would be that the ending seemed rushed. The confrontation with the antagonist at the end seemed almost to easy. This could be because there is more coming in other books though I would consider the end of this one an almost stand alone.
I did like the book and think it deserves to be read by those in their young teens.
This was a really good short story that I can hardly wait to continue when I have the time later. It is well written and has some very good character development though I think there should be more(I think it will come in the future books). It had decent action that was fun to read even if I do wish it had been described better. For a free read I think it was extremely well done
This collection of short stories is very hard to define as they are all so very different. I really enjoyed them very much but I think there should have been more of them or more to them which is why the book has such a low rating here. That and the disjointed way the stories are organised and collected. Other than that I will say that they are written very well and you can sense the emotions of the author in the stories.
While a fun short read I would not call this a true sci-fi book nor a true erotica book either as it has some of the best and worst of both worlds. The fact that the traveling woman here feels the need to debase herself in so many ways makes me angry but yet in some ways she also is arousing when she stands up for herself and uses her power and intelligence to get what she wants and deserves. Overal not as well written as I wanted but not as bad as it could have been.
This is a great collection of erotica shorts that are stimulating and very well written even if they are a bit over the top for my tastes though I did have to remind myself that they are sci-fi and probably a bit more experimental than based in any reality.
History and paranormal activity with a good mix of erotic writing to make everything in the whole story just great. The only t hing that bothered me is that it was just too darn short. A well written and good story that I wish I could have read all night long instead of just the short time it took.
What an interesting story. I really enjoyed the way that the detectives in the story end up being the main characters even though they are outside the actual events on the whole. They are more important as storytellers than any others that I have seen in a long time.
While a fun read and quick with some mystery elements I did find it rather like a lot of other erotic books in the same genres that are out there sadly. I did however find the characters well developed and worth following. When I get a chance I will be reading the next book.
While a fun idea for a novel a short book like this is wasted on just principle of what it could be. The characters are not given the time they deserve because there is no space to work on creating them. The writing style though is very well done and has a great flow and can be so much better if the just develop the characters.
This is a really well written, innovative and fun book. I really enjoyed it. I think that some of the ideas are well worth the thought that went into it and it is more fun than it has any right to be for being as short as it is.
A well written and entertaining book that is entertaining and fun I had issues with the story. It is missing some key points that I hope are resolved in the later books. I really wish that more was resolved in this book but it is still very enjoyable.
This book was amazing and incredibly fun. I love the story of our thief and our royal mage finding each other and their lives. It is well written and developed and the erotic content is secondary to the story even though it is very supportive of it. I love the story as a whole and the development of the characters. Sometimes though it can be hard to follow as there are changes in venue that are not previewed or followed up much without any warning. I am waiting for part two.