Tag: book review

  • Book Review – Firefight (Brandon Sanderson’s Reckoners #2)

    I enjoyed the first book in the Reckoners series (Steelheart) despite some silly YA trappings that felt like they were there just to check a box on a form (let’s have some new slang for the kids!) but I’m a sucker for some good comic book action, and I like the hook here.  In Sanderson’s […]

  • Book Review – Star Wars: A New Dawn

    Are you watching the new Star Wars cartoon, Rebels?  Do you want to know more about Kanan?  Well, it takes quite a while to get interesting, but A New Dawn is your jam.  There’s insight into Kanan (then under his real name) and his training as a Padawan before Order 66, the first meeting with […]

  • Book Review: Star Wars – Tarkin

    Remember how strange it was in Ocean’s Twelve when it was revealed that Danny and the boys had won because they had outsmarted the bad guys off-screen? Yeah, pretty much what you have here.  We begin Tarkin, by James Luceno, with an attack on a station Moff Tarkin is familiar with, so Palpatine (now the […]

  • Book Review – Shadow Ops: Control Point

    I came to Myke Cole’s Shadow Ops series via Twitter, but not from a recommendation.  He tweets often with James S. A. Corey and seemed like an interesting guy, and the premise of “Black Hawk Down meets the X-Men” was right up my alley.  What it really feels like is what would happen to Marvel’s mutants […]

  • Book Review – Star Wars: Honor Among Thieves

    Book Review – Star Wars: Honor Among Thieves

    As soon as I heard James S. A. Corey (the Sci-fi pen name for writers Ty Franck and Daniel Abraham) had signed on to write a Star Wars novel, I was all in. Even better was the fact that most SW novels get put on Netgalley so I can read them early review them for […]

  • Book Review – Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy

    Book Review – Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy

    I keep an eye out on NetGalley for books that may some day interest my kids, and I became curious about Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy by Karen Foxlee when I saw it was one of the most requested books on the site.  What I found was a fast-paced reimagining of the Snow Queen story […]

  • Book Review – Maul: Lockdown

    It was with some trepidation that I started this latest Star Wars novel, Maul: Lockdown.  Kindly provided via NetGalley, it had several warning signs.  First, it’s about a prequel trilogy character, one that barely qualified AS a character.  Maul was red and black, and had a saber-staff.  He got killed by Obi-Wan, which has to […]

  • Book Review:  Hellboy: The Midnight Circus

    Book Review: Hellboy: The Midnight Circus

    Chalk this one up as a win for the Hellboy movie franchise!  I enjoyed both movies (and eagerly await a third, hint hint guys) so when this popped up on NetGalley, it was a no-brainer to check out.  (Spoilers from here on)  The Midnight Circus deals with young Hellboy at the BPRD.  He’s still not […]

  • Book Review – Steelheart

    Book Review – Steelheart

    Steelheart, by Brandon Sanderson, is a spin through a dystopian world where an event (the Calamity) has given a small number of humans super powers.  The problem is, they are ALL evil.  Even though not all ‘Epics’ are equal in power, there are enough that they pretty much carved the world up into chunks they […]

  • Book Series Review:  The Gentlemen Bastards Series

    Book Series Review: The Gentlemen Bastards Series

    Okay, my friends had been recommending this series to each other for years, and when I saw the third book was available on NetGalley, I jumped in and started reading.  WOW.  This is some great fantasy writing for sure!  Take Ocean’s 11, add in magic and alchemy, stir with swords and hatchets, and you’ve got […]

  • Book Review – Kenobi (Star Wars)

    Book Review – Kenobi (Star Wars)

    Got this one as a review copy from NetGalley, and it’s a bit better than the last one (Crucible).  It’s about, as you might guess, Obi-Wan Kenobi, as he tries to watch over the infant Luke.  It’s framed by Obi-Wan’s attempts to recreate the meditation Yoda showed him in order to speak to Qui-Gon.  The […]

  • Book Review – The Legend of Korra: The Art of the Animated Series, Book One: Air

    Book Review – The Legend of Korra: The Art of the Animated Series, Book One: Air

    *whew* That’s quite a title.  I got a chance to check out the book thanks to a review copy from Netgalley, and it’s great.  I love The Legend of Korra almost as much as its predecessor, Avatar: The Last Airbender, but I’m also fascinated by the creators, Bryan Konietzko and Michael DiMartino.  Whether it’s fun […]