Sunday, October 29, 2017

Short and Sweet Book Reviews # 153 - Perfect Gravity by Vivien Jackson, Steal the Stars by Mac Rogers, World Made by Hand by James Howard Kunstler

Perfect Gravity (Tether #2)Perfect Gravity by Vivien Jackson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This had a very interesting start. Perfect Gravity starts at the same point in time that Wanted and Wired, book one in the Tether series, started. While the time line is the same this time Angela Neko and Kellen Hockley are the main characters and we see things from their point of view. Seems that someone wants Angela dead. She runs to her old flame, Kellen, for protection. Turns out that many things are not as they seem as Kellen and Angela try to stop a war only to find out that the war is also not what they thought it was. This is full of twists and turns driven by some very interesting characters. My favorite is the cat. Seems she has been augmented and in addition to cuddling and purring she can make a big difference in the outcome of the story. This does come to a nice conclusion leaving me wondering if this is a two book series. I hope not as the world building and back story leave many more places for the story to continue.

I received a free copy of the book in return for an honest review.

 Steal the StarsSteal the Stars by Mac Rogers
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This one has a interesting punch at the end. Something is not as it seems and the main character just does not get it until the end. This was a pod cast first and then the story was released as a book. Dakota “Dak” Prentiss is the head of security and she tells the story starting with her obsession with Matt Salem. That drives the story with all of its twists and turns. Interesting read.

World Made by Hand (World Made by Hand #1)World Made by Hand by James Howard Kunstler
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A interesting take on what could happen if our world fell apart. As the narrator tell us this is the story of one summer after the world changed. There is no gas, you walk for go by horseback, and many people died as the result of a very bad strain of the flu. This tells what and how people live when their local area becomes their whole world. A interesting take with believable characters, backstory and world building. This is our Science Fiction Book Club selection for November and I think it will spark a very interesting discussion.

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