I was recently able to read an advanced copy of Linnea Sinclair’s upcoming release: Games of Command.
In this latest science fiction romance, Sinclair blends a fun story of space-age suspense and two love stories.
Books like this simply validate my love of science fiction. Not only are his characters realistic and interesting, but the storyline is extremely engaging. From the time I first sat down to read, straight through to the end, I was captivated.
Battlestar Galactica: Sagittarius Is Bleeding, by Peter David, was another exciting addition to the new Battlestar Galactica series.
Recently cured of cancer, President Roslin is having disturbing nightmares that begin to plague her while awake. In each alarming vision, she sees someone saying the cryptic message, “Sagittarius Is Bleeding.” Meanwhile, a religious cult is claiming to be a separate colony and demanding the rights that come with it.
Battlestar Galactica: The Cylons’ Secret, by Craig Shaw Gardner was a surprisingly fun book. I had reservations, as it’s been a while since I’ve watched the new show. But with the first chapter I was hooked.
The Cylons’ Secret is a prequel to the new Battlestar Galactica series. It not only gave a little bit of background on a few main characters, but also had an exciting plot.
Finders Keepers, by Linnea Sinclair is another scifi/romance. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s an action/adventure story with plenty of romance, but in a futuristic space setting.
Captain Elliot and her C-3PO-type droid, named Dezi, find a marooned and unconscious man on a desolate planet. But the rescued man, Rhis, isnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t who he claims to be. And Captain Elliot soon finds herself in the middle of conspiracy and treachery. Elliot seems to trust Rhis even though he has lied to her, simply because sheÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s attracted to him.
The technical jargon is a bit much, as are SinclairÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s made up words and language. This book might have been easier to read (and not as corny), if she had toned down the bizarre language with so many Ã¢â‚¬Å“zÃ¢â‚¬â„¢sÃ¢â‚¬Â and Ã¢â‚¬Å“vÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s.Ã¢â‚¬Â
On the other hand, her descriptives regarding appearances were seriously lacking. There was an alien species, but I have no idea what they looked like. And no one else, other than the two main characters, was described in any detail either.
Besides my criticisms, there was a good story underneath, though the ending seemed a bit abrupt. As I won this in a giveaway (and know that I wonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t be reading this again), IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll be passing it along to Bookfool. I hope to hear what you think as well.
The Legend of Banzai Maguire by Susan Grant was a nonstop fun thrill ride.
Bree “Banzai”Maguire is an Air Force pilot whose plane, while flying over North Korea, gets shot down. From there, the action and adventure doesn’t stop. Banzai gets captured and wakes up 170 years in the future. This earth of the future has two major world powers, and neither democratic. These futuristic explanations can sometimes be difficult to understand and rationalize. But Grant gives us a reasonable account that’s pretty easy to grasp. Banzai soon realizes that a group of freedom fighters has chosen her as their symbol of hope.
The Legend of Banzai Maguire is considered an action-romance book. Though, it’s considerably heavier on the science fiction/action side.
This book is just the first of five in the 2176 miniseries. The first and fifth are written by Susan Grant. Unfortunately, this first book leaves you hanging enough to want to know what happens in their fight for freedom, so I’m off to pick up the next in the series!