I received a free Kindle copy of this book courtesy of Net Galley and Open Road Integrated Media, the publisher.It was with the understanding that I would post a review on Net Galley, Goodreads, Amazon, Barnes and Noble and my book review blog. I also posted it to my Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google Plus pages.
I requested this book as I am a fan of fantasy and science ficition. I have read a number of Piers Anthony’s other Xanth novels.
I found this latest in the Xanth series vey enjoyable. It is a quick read and the use of puns troughout the book makes it interesting and causes a slight pause at times to understand them. The author does a good job of weaving the the time dimesion travel and the interface between Earth and Xanth into the storyline. It is helpful if you have read at least some of the prior Xanth novels, but not necessary as this book will function as a stand alone novel.
I recommend this book to fans of fantasy and science fiction who are looking for a different twist on the story (use of puns) and for those who are fans of Piers Anthony.
I decided to read this book as I have a deep interest in nonprofit governance. It is the second book by Eugene Fram that I have read.
This book, like the author’s first “Policy vs. Paperclips” is an informative and quick read. While the first book deals with the Board’s role from an organizational view, this one deals more in the nitty gritty of the Board’s interaction within themselves and with the CEO. It points out the dangers and pitfalls that many nonprofit Boards end up dealing with because they are either too trusting or not engaged enough in what is happening within the organization. The author provides takeaways at the end of each chapter.
I would also recommend following the author’s blog on WordPress. The material covered in the book has been on the site, but he continually posts updates and new material all aimed at nonprofit Boards of Directors.
I strongly recommend this book for all nonprofit Boards and the CEO.
I received a free Kindle copy of this book courtesy of Net Galley and Random House Ballentine, the publisher. It was with the understanding that I would write a review and post it on Net Galley, Goodreads, Amazon and my book review blog. I also posted it to my Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google Plus pages.
I requested this book as I am a fan of science fiction and I read the previous book in the Themis series (Sleeping Giants) and enjoyed it immensely.
This book continues the theme of the first in the series (alien visitation/invasion) and expands upon it to several robots. It is an engaging read which also makes it a quick read. I do not want to give the story line away, but some characters from the first book are killed and some new characters arise. I have been looking for new science fiction authors to follow and Sylvain Neuvel has definitely made the list. I am looking forward to the next book in the Themis series.
I recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a fresh, engaging science fiction author. I also recommend that you read the first book in the series as this one is not a stand alone novel.
I received a free Kindle copy of the book courtesy of the author and Net Galley. It was with the understanding that I would write a review and post it on Net Galley, Goodreads, Amazon and my book review blog. I also posted it to my Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google Plus pages.
I requested this book as I really enjoyed the first book in the series – Titanborn. It is the second book by Rhett Bruno that I have read. I have been seeking a new science fiction author to replace some of my favorites who have passed on or have fallen into the trap of cranking our a book for the sake of cranking out a book and I have found him. Two very good ones in a row is enough for me to look forward to future books in the series.
As with the first book this was an engaging and quick read. This one did start out a little slowly, but quickly picked up the pace. While it is the second in the series it does not pick up where the previous novel left off which is alright. The characters are well developed and interesting. There are a few surprises in the plot that will make sense if you have read the first book in the series, but it is not mandatory.
I recommend this book to those of you who are fans of science fiction and are looking for a new author with an engaging storytelling style.
I read this book because I am a fan of James Rollins and his Sigma Force novels. I have read all of the.
This is a typical James Rollins novel in that it is well written and engaging making it a fast read. The premise for the story involves the 10 plagues of Egypt from the Bible and bringing the story line of Grey’s father to a conclusion. Other reviewers have indicated that the science/history is too far fetched to be believable. I read these books because I enjoy them – I realize going in that the plot is a stretch as it is in all of these types of books.
I recommend this book for anyone who is a fan of James Rollins and the Sigma Force.
This is the fourth in the John Puller series and I have read them all. As with the others this book moves at a quick pace making it a quick read. The central plot is finding out what happened 30 years ago when Puller’s mother disappeared. While this book can be a stand alone novel it is helpful if you have read the prior three books in the series.I recommend this book for fans of David Baldacci and the John Puller series.
I have read all of Lee Child’s Jack Reacher books and this is by far the worst of the series. The author has decided to do a prequel to the series and go back to when Reacher was still in the army. The plot is obvious and it is written to be easily turned into a movie script without a great deal of thought. This is very clear in the gratuitous sex scenes that he has avoided in his other books. This one was mailed in without any real effort to write an engaging novel. If you have not read any of the Reacher novels, do not start with this one and go back to the beginning when they were good. If you are a fan of the series, be forewarned that this one will be a great disappointment.