Sunday, August 11, 2013

Undead and Unfinished (Undead #9) by MaryJanice Davidson

Undead and UnfinishedUndead and Unfinished by MaryJanice Davidson

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Vampire queen Betsy Taylor makes a deal with the devil in order to discover the secrets of the Book of the Dead. Just one catch: she and her sister must go to hell to do it. Just long enough to make nice with her mother, aka Lucifer, and take a detour through time...


The first half of the book was mindless Betsy babble. She is getting more annoying with each book. Plus I found MJD's writing style to be so immature and well stupid. To be honest I was ready to give this book one or two stars all the way through the first half. But the saving grace for the book allowing me to give it 3 stars is the second half where Betsy and Laura time travel. That at least was interesting and a little more readable. But of course it was all ruined with the ending which was awful!!!

I honestly don't know why I continue to read this series. I think that it is because I go so long between books that I allow myself to forget just how awful the previous book was. This book actually took me a long time to read because I just was not that interested in getting back to it.

I won't actively seek out the next book, but if I happen across it I am sure that I will end up reading it in the hopes that maybe, just maybe, MJD will save this series.

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Monday, August 5, 2013

Aftermath (Sirantha Jax, #5) by Ann Aguirre

Aftermath (Sirantha Jax, #5)Aftermath by Ann Aguirre

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

So much happened in this book and I can sadly see the final installment in the works.


Sirantha Jax has the right genes—ones that enable her to “jump” faster-than-light ships through grimspace. But it’s also in her genetic makeup to go it alone. It’s a character trait that has gotten her into—and out of—hot water time and time again, but now she’s caused one of the most horrific events in military history…

During the war against murderous, flesh-eating aliens, Sirantha went AWOL and shifted grimspace beacons to keep the enemy from invading humanity’s homeworld. The cost of her actions: the destruction of modern interstellar travel—and the lives of six hundred Conglomerate soldiers.

Accused of dereliction of duty, desertion, mass murder, and high treason, Sirantha is on trial for her life. And only time will tell if she’s one of the Conglomerate’s greatest heroes—or most infamous criminals…


Sirantha is imprisoned and put on trial for her decision to change the beacons to stop the Morgut from destroying the galaxy. She and Vel have quite the adventure on Marakeg and finally she and March have to make some decisions about their relationship.

Really this was quite a heartbreaking read in so many ways. While Sirantha is definitely evolving into a better person, it is quite tragic at the sacrifice and personal pain that she has to endure to get there.

I very much look forward to seeing how Aguirre ends this fabulous series. I am going to be sad to say goodbye to this wonderful cast of characters, but I do want to read their end story.

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Saturday, August 3, 2013

Doomsday (2099, #1) by John Peel

Doomsday (2099, #1)Doomsday by John Peel

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

At the threshold of the next century, Tristan Connor lives in a completely computerized America, a mix of virtual and actual realities. Tristan's clone, a dark-minded genius named Devon, has programmed a computer virus that is about to blow the entire system apart. With the electronic clock ticking down to doomsday, Tristan must stop his evil clone before it's too late -- for everyone.


This was an interesting start to a teen dystopian series that takes place in 2099. A time in our future when the world relies so completely on the Net that its destruction causes world ending catastrophe.

This first book introduces us to the main characters as well as leads up to the release of the Doomsday virus that starts to destroy the Net.

Looking forward to the rest of the series.

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Friday, August 2, 2013

Killbox (Sirantha Jax, #4) by Ann Aguirre

Killbox (Sirantha Jax, #4)Killbox by Ann Aguirre

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Talk is cheap when lives are in jeopardy

Sirantha Jax is a “Jumper,” a woman who possesses the unique genetic makeup needed to navigate faster than light ships through grimspace. With no tolerance for political diplomacy, she quits her ambassador post so she can get back to saving the universe the way she does best—by mouthing off and kicking butt.

And her tactics are needed more than ever. Flesh-eating aliens are attacking stations on the outskirts of space, and for many people, the Conglomerate’s forces are arriving too late to serve and protect them.

Now, Jax must take matters into her own hands by recruiting a militia to defend the frontiers—out of the worst criminals, mercenaries, and raiders that ever traveled through grimspace…


Another fantastic book in the Sirantha Jax series. Even though it has been a while since I read the last book it was easy to fall right back into the world that Ann Aguirre has created for this series. The characters are like old friends.

This time Sirantha, March and crew are out to save the human race from the Morgut, a battle that started in earlier books and reaches a furious pitch in this book. Sirantha has to deal with a lot of loss in this book and we are left with the ultimate cliff hanger as Sirantha selflessly attempts to save her race and those that she loves by sacrificing herself.

Looking forward to seeing how the war goes in the next novel.

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