Friday, January 19, 2018

The Oscillator by J. K. Neve

The OscillatorThe Oscillator by J.K. Neve
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Theo is an average kid in an extreme world filled with harsh environmental issues and a group of bullies who will not leave him alone. The only ray of sunshine that does not burn his skin just his heart strings is Mel. Despite being part of the cool crowd Theo finds out that she is more down to earth than he previously thought. Torn between who he was and who he becoming he finds himself in an endless loop just like the mysterious oscillator he found in his backpack until it explodes in an electrifying experience. This is one of the best science fiction, fantasy books I have read in a while it is well worth the read and highly enjoyable. The characters are believable, the story is fast paced and full of emotion. I would recommend this book to everyone. I just wish that there was a bit less foul langue not that it was bad I just cannot share this fantastic book with my children and that is a shame because I believe they would enjoy it as much as I did.

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Sunday, January 14, 2018

Seeds of Foreverland Tony Bertauski

Seeds of Foreverland (Foreverland, #0.5)Seeds of Foreverland by Tony Bertauski
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Harold was a smart kid who came from a messed up family. Each day his parents worked in the basement looking for a cure to his mother's illness until one day it happened, the world as Harold knew it crashed to the ground at the bottom of the basement steps and was never the same again. This was a quick read filled with mystery, science, and the overall emotional frustration of the character having to deal with bullies and his mother's illness. If you like science fiction then you might find this book interesting, but since it is an origin story, it is missing some needed suspense.  The main character carried this book entirely on his shoulders and while his part was fantastic the supporting characters lacked depth and drag the story down with vague conversations and lack of presence until the end and by that time it was too late the story was over. I would recommend this book for science fiction fans and I hope I can continue with the Foreverland trilogy, so I can fully understand the path this author was trying to take with this universe.

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