Review: The Heir War

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Genre: Christian, Fantasy

Age Range: 16+

Series: The Heir War is the second book in a three part e-book collection called King’s Folly. King’s Folly is the first book in the Kinsman’s Chronicles.

Stars: 3.5/5 stars
Thoughts:

I liked the names of all the characters! They were all very unique and interesting.

I love Wilek! He is definitely my favorite! I’m hoping he wins the Heir War, because I DESPISE Janek!

The story has a very fast pace. The story didn’t lag at all and I was shocked when it was over! I guess that’s what happens with a 170 page book…

I didn’t like all the talk about prostitutes. I understand it’s the culture, much like Bible times and concubines, but it made me uncomfortable.

I wasn’t a fan of the “dark” magic and mantics. Besides being a little creepy, I was very confused with everything that was happening.

The multiple points of view is a little annoying. There are at LEAST five different views, and some of them I just didn’t care about.

Overall:                                                                                                                                                   I really enjoyed the story and I am looking forward to the next installation. When all three are out, I plan on writing a full review for King’s Folly.

I received a copy of this book from the author, Jill Williamson, in exchange for my honest review.

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Review: The Hive

The Hive by John Otte

The HiveGenre: Sci-Fi, Christian, Romance.

Age Range: 16+ for romance.

Stars: 4/5 stars

My Thoughts:

Just finished this book and wow, that ending! I want the second book RIGHT NOW!!!

Okay, now onto my review :D

Zain is a girl who is telepathically connected to her home, the Hive. Her brain buzzes with chatter, and it fulfills her. Suddenly, she’s ripped away from the only home she knows and her thoughts are her own. The Hive controls it’s occupants and no one cares; Zain didn’t either until she realized there was more out there.

This book was very interesting! Zain had an electronic arm and that reminded me of Cinder from Marissa Meyer’s Lunar Chronicles. I could tell John Otte took a lot of time on Zain, her characteristics and home. She was a well developed character who left you concerned for her.I am really curious about Mathew/Scorn. We didn’t get to dwell in his life much as most of the story is focused on Zain and her struggles. I hope the second book shows more of his life and trials. The author gave us little bits and pieces, but not enough to put together the whole puzzle.

Overall:
I loved The Hive, and I am looking forward to going back into Zain and Matthew’s world.Something you might want to know:
There is a part where Zain takes off her clothes for Matthew. She wear a special suit so that with a click of a button she can change her clothes and/or undress. She did it because of things she saw on the internet. This personally made me really uncomfortable, it was only about 2-3 paragraphs long and they didn’t mention it again.

I received this book from the author (John Otte) In exchange for my honest review.
About the Author:
JohnJohn is a PK, a pastor’s kid. He grew up in Columbia Heights, a suburb of Minneapolis, with his parents and younger sister and brother. They were the terror of their local library because, every few weeks, they would come and check out crates full of books, increasing the workload of the poor librarians. In high school, though, John worked at the same library, so it balanced out. He is a life-long writer. He started with badly drawn comic books in the fifth grade. When he realized that he was a lousy artist, he moved on to badly written novels in middle school. He’s tried his hand at screenplays (don’t ask), stage plays (a little better), fanfic, teen mysteries, and religious fiction. But his first love has always been speculative fiction.
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