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review 2017-09-29 04:31
Splinterpoint by Regina St. Claire
Splinterpoint - Regina St. Claire

This book is C-wA_A-a-Z-YY!

Feels like Times Square, honestly :D 

 

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The sheer amount of cultural references is mind-boggling.
Praetor Judy made it into this book :)

 

 

 

And I kept comparing Kol'daar to Cass (no actual mention of Supernatural, darn it!) - a bad-ass when he wants to be, but cute and adorable and kind and sometimes clueless. 

 

 

Metaaaaaahlll!!!



Yes, Ozzy made it, too! And the Dove! 



And, damn, talking about Mr. Crowley on that album!



Anyway, the story was heading for full 11 stars when things started going south around the last 20%, or after the Final Battle to be precise. Maybe during it's final half-hour, too. That's when the author quit crazy and spontaneous, turned on a drone and started explaining and over-explaining and then ex-plai-ning-to-death and then some just to drive the final nail in. 

After the report filing at the gingerbread castle I skimmed through the rest of the pages. The story got sappy and it dragged out for more than it had to. 

In the end I was left feeling a bit unbalanced. The badassery turned to sap, the unpredictable and unexplained turned into dissecting everything under a microscope. I really didn't care about the Song or Music Magic or how Nunzio's disability worked.

 

 

ALSO - The Burrito Incident. Someone specifically targeted Nunzio. Why? Never explained.

So, I am cutting 6.5 stars off for all the un- and over-explained instances and giving this book 4.5 stars.

 

Recommended :D

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review 2016-05-10 06:12
Gyrfalcon (Taking Shield #1) by Anna Butler
Gyrfalcon - Anna Butler

Warning: open relationship that some readers might see as cheating.

Before you begin reading, please, keep in mind that this books is, first and foremost, a military sci-fi, not a romance.

There is an established couple that struggles with the situation where one of the partners (the MC) is home only 2 weeks out of 10 (hence open relationship, both men are OK with it).
There is a father-son relationship where the father does not approve of his son's (MC's) partner and his choice of profession.
There is a war going on and the MC is separated from his Shield (spec.ops) unit, forced to work with and rely on a different brunch of military. More conflict/interaction with his father ensues as they are forced to work together to collect intel on the alien enemies.

Finally, at 70% another MC (I know, I know, late, right? but it's a sci-fi, not a romance, remember?) and another POV emerges, and if you are looking for a passionate turbulent relationship, this is the part that rules :D

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