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Review: “The Falls,” Kristine Katheryn Rusch

Pros: Fascinating mystery; interesting characters; stands alone well Cons: A bit slow and slightly ponderous in places Rating: 4 out of 5 The Falls: A Diving Universe Novel (Diving Series) (Volume 5) is something I picked up in a storybundle,

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Review: “Lucky Empire,” Joshua James

Pros: Pacing; characters; action; worldbuilding Cons: The Empire’s alien tech built up awfully fast Rating: 4.5 out of 5 In Joshua James’s Lucky Empire: Lucky’s Marines | Book Three we pick up again after the events of Lucky Universe and

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5 Queued Up

I start classes again this week, but I have five reviews queued up and ready to go from this past week and weekend. Yay! I still hold out some hope that this term I’ll have time to read at least

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Review: “Lucky Legacy,” Joshua James

Pros: Less confusing than its predecessor; great action; interesting world-building Cons: Still a bit confusing in places; typos Rating: 4 out of 5 Lucky Legacy: Lucky’s Marines | Book Two is the sequel to Joshua James’s Lucky Universe. While that

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Review: “Lucky Universe,” Joshua James

Pros: Fascinating new universe; great combat scenes Cons: Somewhat confusing in places; opening didn’t grab me Rating: 4 out of 5 Joshua James’s Lucky Universe: Lucky’s Marines | Book One is a great military sci-fi novel about a bunch of

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Review: “Day 9,” Robert Jeschonek

Pros: Vivid and original Cons: Pointlessly bizarre; plot holes; unlikable characters Rating: 2.5 out of 5 Robert Jeschonek’s Day 9: A Novel is certainly… original. There are two parallel narratives going on. In one, an author named Dunne has teamed

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Review: “Daughter of Nothing,” Eric Kent Edstrom

Pros: Interesting diversion Cons: I don’t feel compelled to read more Rating: 3 out of 5 Eric Kent Edstrom’s Daughter of Nothing (The Scion Chronicles) (Volume 1) investigates an unusual island with an even more unusual group of people living

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One more week…

One more week of reviews, then classes start up again. This term I’ll be taking more anatomy, physics, and ‘concepts of disease’. I know the anatomy is supposed to be pretty tough, so I’m not going to count on having

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Review: “The Privilege of Peace,” Tanya Huff

Pros: Inventive, interesting, and engrossing Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 Tanya Huff’s The Privilege of Peace is the third novel in her Peacekeeper trilogy, which follows her Confederation/Valor series about space marine Torin Kerr and her adventures. The

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Review: “Nightflyers and Other Stories,” George R.R. Martin

Pros: Fascinating little nuggets of sci-fi Cons: A seeming plot hole or two; could use more character depth Rating: 4 out of 5 George R.R. Martin’s Nightflyers & Other Stories is a collection of a handful of science fiction stories,

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