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Friday, March 22, 2013

Naebody's Hero

Naebody's Hero by Mark Wilson

Three different areas of the world, and three completely different individuals.

Robert, a child who was abandoned by his parents, was raised by a foster family, separate from his twin sister, Cara.  As he grew, he discovered he had unique abilities and wanted to use them for the good of others.

Arif, a child born to Pakistani parents, but lived in England and was considered a foreigner and bullied as a child.

Kim, a woman who lost her husband and infant child way too soon, had a lifelong desire to see those who murdered her family punished and killed for what they had done.

In a strange twist of fate, Kim saves Robert from a group of terrorists.  Arif is recruited to become a terrorist.

As the story progresses, Kim and Robert join forces to thwart evil all over the world, and Arif is trained to be a terrorist.  Even though he had met Robert and seen the good he can do, Arif was determined to kill those who had murdered his family.

Great mix of characters to have the story seen from very different angles and viewpoints, those working for the good of mankind, and those who are not.  Nice flow, chapters are written to focus on one of the three main characters at a time.  Keeps you turning pages to see what evil plot has been created and if it will come to fruition.

Monday, March 11, 2013

I Punch the General

I Punch the General by I. Flowers

It is the year 2248 and the planet Earth is doomed.  Overpopulation, lack of food and natural resources has caused the human race to be on the verge of extinction unless a solution can be found.  The most intelligent scientists have tried to discover another planet similar that the people can be transported to.

Gilese 581 g seemed to fit the criteria.  The distance was not too great, the atmosphere was similar, everything seemed to be acceptable, except the inhabitants already living there.  The scientists were unable to reconcile with the locals, called the Idakan, so the best of the military were sent to try to take over.

Kevin is one of the soldiers, but as time went by with no success, Kevin began to have dreams of communicating with one of the Idakan, but the dream made him think of his present situation.  Other soldiers were becoming bored of the losing situation, Earth had forgotten about them, their supplies were almost non-existent and there was no more hope of success.  

The only one still acting very military was the General.  Being a career military man, his motto was never to give up.  While the story goes on with numerous characters, the lack of ever returning home makes them all think of what they should do.  Written through the viewpoints of different soldiers and their struggle to survive on a distant planet.  Nice flow, easy to follow and plenty of characters to keep it interesting.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

omg (A CUL8R time travel mystery)

omg (A CUL8R time travel mystery) by Bob Kat

Kelly was a student in high school when her parents were killed in an auto accident.  Still needing a guardian, she went to live with her Aunt in another town.  There she met two friends, Scott and Austin.  While cleaning out her aunt’s garage, they discover an old radio.  Scott tinkered around with it and was able to get it working, where they hear a voice from Wendy, claiming she didn’t do it and needed help.

Scott was able to configure their phones to enable them to travel and find Wendy, a high school senior who committed suicide.  Through determination for wanting to help someone, they were able to uncover the real story of Wendy.

Quick read with a great bond of friendship.  Not what I was expecting when I first started the book, it keeps you turning the pages.  The characters are typical high school students and their parents, giving it a real feel.  A true test of friendship, determination and the need to help others.