Review: 3:10 a.m.

3:10 a.m.
3:10 a.m. by Nick Pirog
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Hilarious little books. This is the 2nd amazing book about Henry Bins. A man with a crazy medical condition, awesome cat, and a knack for getting mixed up in deadly conspiracies involving high government officials.

They’re just ridiculous enough to be awesome!

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Review: The Here and Now

The Here and Now
The Here and Now by Ann Brashares
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I almost didn’t read this book. All the reviewers on here seemed to hate it.

I don’t read many romance novels. I only read teen dramas if they get super popular. And I’ve never read anything by Ann Brashares before. I only read this because a friend recommended to me, and I’m a sucker for time travel stories.

I went into this more for the science fiction than the romance. Judging by the reviews, I guess that’s what made it work for me. A lot of the reviewers complain angrily about the “instalove” the main characters, Prenna and Ethan. Which makes no sense to me. They knew each other for about a year and a half when stuff started getting interesting between them. And Ethan had 2.5 years of dreaming about Prenna before that. Meeting a naked girl that falls out of wormhole would make an impression on any guy.

But in all the other reviewers defense, this is not a traditional romance. And I’m betting it’s very different from Ann Brashares other works. Anyone going into this book with exceptions along those lines were probably disappointed.

That said, this was a good science fiction novel. Anyone that doesn’t like SciFi, may not like it.

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Review: Lost at Sea

Lost at Sea
Lost at Sea by Bryan Lee O’Malley
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I usually like O’Malley’s work. It always about something worth while. The characters are always dealing with the same everyday yet complicated crap that I’m dealing with. This book had that too, but it was lacking in other places.

It didn’t have the action, drama, and humor of Scott Pilgrim or Seconds. Which is a big let down. And I didn’t much like the ending. Without giving anything away. It got a bit unbelievable. I lost faith in the story when the characters started acting ridiculous. And then the ending got all rambly and, in my opinion, didn’t have a satisfactory conclusion.

I give it a resounding meh.

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Got 99 Problems But A Demon Ain’t One

Supernatural Spoiler Alert:

I just realized that Dean Winchester turning into a demon isn’t all that big a deal. As far as cliffhangers go, that was pretty weak.

Why was it weak? Because we already know how to turn a demon human. They already (almost) did it to Crowley.