Saturday, February 9, 2019

Short and Sweet Book Reviews # 355 - Abandoned by W. Michael Gear, Medusa Uploaded by Emily Devenport

Abandoned (Donovan Trilogy #2)Abandoned by W. Michael Gear
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

When I reviewed Outpost I said it set everything up for the next book. Abandoned takes up where it left off and added some interesting plot elements. Donovan is just as dangerous as ever. It takes some of the main characters off on further adventures and adds other characters to the mix. One lesson that Donovan is teaching is that humans need to work together to survive. Of course some just do not get the message. I loved the action and how characters changed and grew as the story progressed. What did not change in Abandoned is the fact that plot set up everything up for the action in the next book. We got change in a story full of danger and tension. We got great characters. While we got a solution to some things we did not get a solution to the biggest problems on Donovan. That may come in the next book Pariah.

Medusa Uploaded (The Medusa Cycle, #1)Medusa Uploaded by Emily Devenport
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Oichi is a very interesting character. She has many facets but the main one seem to be how easily she kills. Not that she does it for any but the best reasons. She is on a mission to change life on the generation ship. Turns out that ship is not all that it seems. The plot starts moving toward one goal with one set of characters then turns and turns again often with a new set of characters. The changes also change the world building while the back story drives the characters in different directions. This is book one in The Medusa Cycle and while it answered some question it creates others as the story progresses. It did leave a lot up in the air but there is help on the way. Book will be out soon.

Caitlin Davies does a great job giving the right emotion to all the different voices in the story.

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