Wednesday, 31 May 2017

AlterWorld



Book 19 of 2017 is AlterWorld by D. Rus.

This book was enjoyable after I got used to the inside a video game delivery.

It is sexist and that was cringeworthy. There are no strong female characters, which disappointed me. The main character comes across as a nerdy gamer teenage boy. Once you get past that, it is not too bad.

The writer seems to like the word guffawed a lot. It gets old. So, the writing isn't brilliant but the story is fun.

3 giant zombie teddy bears out of 5.

Should I read this? For gamers. I'm not a gamer and liked it so maybe.
What did I learn? Even gamer books are sexist.

Friday, 26 May 2017

Legend




Book 18 of 2017 is Legend by Marie Lu.

This is another young adult series that I will continue to read. Both the main female and male characters are likable and multidimensional.

The premise of the boy from the wrong side of the tracks mixed with the girl learning that the world she assumes is right may not be what it seems is interesting.

To be honest, the lead female character is strong and forceful. She is fun to read.

4 twists out of 5.

Should I read this? Only if you enjoy young adult novels.
What did I learn? I love female characters written by women.