(Book 1 review, Book 2. This is the last book in the trilogy)
Ah, Kneupper. I love this series, I really do. I was so excited for this book, even if the warning signs were all there. And it didn’t suck, really. I had fun. This has always been a guilty pleasure of mine anyways.
But you nearly had it all, you bozo.
Way to blow it.
Continue reading “Adversary would have been better if Kneupper had had the balls to kill off Jesus”
(Book two in a series. Book one is here. Book three is here.)
O Kevin, O Kneupper! I know it is tempting to name your books fancy things, but considering book three is just ‘Adversary’, maybe you shouldn’t have jumped onto naming book two… Chaos Umpire Sits. It’s a little, well. A little much, isn’t it Kev?
I just finished book three, speaking of, so it’s time for a full write up of book two.
Continue reading “Chaos Umpire Sits has a worse name and a better story than its predecessor”
(Book three. Here is two and one.)
All powerful 35-year old unlucky computer hacker, my husband
Genderless polite muslim AI clone of said hacker
Satan with a bad hairstyle
Satan’s girlfriend, a cyborg former-vatican police officer turned anti-christ with an evil AI living in her robo skeleton
Michael the insane homeless Archangel who just wants the best for his bastard daughter
Zionist lesbian criminal with PTSD
How can you not have fun, honestly?”
Continue reading “Messiah Node continues the fantastic, character-driven LINK angel series”
1.5? The faults are mostly/all plot/pacing/character/content, the writing is fine.
50% of this book is characters giving emotional counsolling to other characters, mostly by reminding them to breath or saying ‘it’s going to be okay’
The other half is introducing way too many fucking characters.
Continue reading “Chameleon Moon is very, very diverse. It is also very, very messy.”
(This is about book 3 in a series. Book 1, Valhalla, can be found here. And Book 2, Ragnarök can be found here.)
Three stars is my go to for hard to place books. So, welcome Gu… Guðsríki… Welcome to book Hell.
I had a lot, lot of problems with this book. All of Ari’s ticks in the last books that I could overlook came back in full force, leading to a very long (and very negative review). Buckle in.
Continue reading “Guðsríki’s strengths cannot overcome its weaknesses”
(This is a review of a free ARC I got from the publisher. As you may guess, this did not impact or change my review or review process. These opinions are my honest own.)
I hate to leave a negative review, especially for a book I’d been excited for, especially for a book by a debut author, especially for a book from an indie press… but here we are.
This book was right up my wheelhouse- wait, scratch that, it was parked in my garage. Urban fantasy? Demons? Demon-human integration? (with promise of political-social implications of that?) Beauty and the Beast type romance? Soul selling? Gothic cyberpunk? Yes. Yes please. It was on my ‘to-read’ list before I’d gotten myself an ARC.
Continue reading “A Soul To Take has a great premise, but needs a rewrite (or two)”