I like scifi and urban fantasy. I don't like romance novels. If you are the same my reviews should help.
This is an excellent book but as the title says at least read the first book in the Rho Inception series first before starting this novel. The Jack Gregory character is an enigma in this story and if you read the first rho inception book you will understand a lot more about who he is and why he is so abnormally skilled. I reviewed those books (in short they are good albeit very light on sci-fi aspects) and you can look them up easily. Be warned the Rho inception books are alot more adult oriented than this series. The items he glossess over in this one get full detail in that series.
This is a nice YA science fiction series. The great thing is it has enough adult elements that adults can enjoy it just as much. In fact calling it a YA book is not quite fair. It is more like an adult book with teen characters that writes very adult situations with just a deft enough hand to make it easily accessible to young adults as well. This book has some pretty dark stuff in it like rape and torture. It is inferred but usually not spelled out in enough detail to warrant warning mature young adults away.
All in all a good book. If you read at least the first book of the previous series prior to this one a lot of the mystery of Jack will be solved for you. This book stands alone just fine if you choose not to do so. Let's just say there are some really good reasons why he is so good. This one is definitely worth a listen.
I disliked the authors combination of science fiction and grisly horror scenes with just terrible plot devices that are based on the 10-year-olds protagonists.
The characters we follow are just insulting to any mature reader. They don't appear authentic, they are both oversimplified yet frustrating. I'm not sure this author ever was actually a youth in the aforementioned horror scenes really make this book inappropriate for my children who might not mind the terrible logical fallacies that just fill the book .
Generally speaking this is shockingly disappointing decision by the writer, ruining what could've been a fairly good book.
I'm really at a loss to figure out how this got published. Is this an author experimenting and failing or is this just something that a frustrated underachieving university student threw together?
I found this to be a welcome distraction from my history listening...nice to get lost in science fiction.
The narrator was pretty solid. His character voices were subtle but helped distinguish between them.
The story and setup are compelling and enjoyable. The main characters were well written for the most part but sort of transparent/cliche. The book mostly sets up the universe so don't expect much in the way of storyline resolutions at the end. It reads almost like a comic book or something. Overall pretty fun and ill probably listen to more books set in the Rho universe.
a Tech Exec who loves the stories about what could be and what should have been. Mixed with histories told from an outside perspective.
Overall the book was predictable and at slow until the last few chapters. If the whole book kept up the pace of the first four and last four, I would have been a better experience.
Leave the Serial rapist/murder out. I thought I had accidentally switched to another book. It was totally out of place and not appropriate for the story line.
Narrator was fine
It had an interesting premise and start
Hard to know where to start, so much is wrong here. This is just a really bad piece of Young Adult scifi which I suffered through to the end even though a couple of hours in it was blatantly clear that this would go nowhere. Well, if you're a fan of teens-get-superpowers-and-act-like-morons-while-fighting-super-villain stories, this ones for you. If you're into original ideas, good writing, character development, a certain inner logic, and don't like cliffhangers, then stay wide away from this book. I like the narrator but nothing he could do to save a plot line that does nothing but rehash every stupid sci fi meme ever invented.
No. This book was not properly or accurately presented. For what it is, I suppose the book is fine, but it is full of stereotypical characters and silly, cliched plot points. It reminds me of a Hardy Boys novel repurposed to about 1988.
None of this author's work. I may hand the book off to my 11-year-old daughter.