I would only recommend this book to people who have already seen the movie. The book obviously does not capture the epicness of the movie.
I am obsesseI would only recommend this book to people who have already seen the movie. The book obviously does not capture the epicness of the movie.
I am obsessed with Pacific Rim. Obsessed. It is not my kind of movie at all: action adventure with a predominantly male cast. Alas, I love it.
The actual writing of this book was basic. I imagine it's hard to take a script and try to write a book around it, especially a story of this caliber. These kind of characters are better in the flesh than on the page.
Nevertheless, the book gave me some better understanding of the characters and of the Jaeger program and its history. So, it was worth it....more
Another entertaining romp from Books & Braun, unfortunately I wasn't much into it as the previous books.
The intricate plots to this series are impAnother entertaining romp from Books & Braun, unfortunately I wasn't much into it as the previous books.
The intricate plots to this series are impressive, but I'm starting to think they're a bit too much for me. Also a bit much is the excessive descriptions and unnecessary dialog. I found myself skimming more than usual because of them.
There are also a lot of characters that I really just do not care a fig about. At this point, even the main characters of Books & Braun are starting to make me gnash my teeth. The only character I'm invested in is Sophia del Morte, and I really wouldn't mind having a entire book told from her point of view.
I'm starting to think that maybe steampunk just isn't my scene. I can deal with books that have light steampunk, but when the technology becomes too hard to follow, I find myself zoning out. And that's what happened here.
I gave this three starts because I really did like the story, even if I felt it was weighed down with unnecessary things. I probably will read the next book, or at least most of it....more
I should never have requested to review this. Don't get me wrong, it was a great story and really well written. It's just, I promised myself to stay aI should never have requested to review this. Don't get me wrong, it was a great story and really well written. It's just, I promised myself to stay away from stories like this, especially ones that take place in wartime, because they never have happy endings.
Like I said, it was well written. It takes real talent to keep a reader interested when most of the story is just two characters located in a small, isolated area. I cared about these characters and what happened to them.
I don't know what much else to add. It took me so long to write this because I didn't know what to say.
No more wartime m/m romances for me, unless I already know the ending. I can't take much more....more
Another great novel from Deanna Raybourn! I just love her style, which is breezy and engaging.
Like her previous novel City Of Jasmine, Night of a ThouAnother great novel from Deanna Raybourn! I just love her style, which is breezy and engaging.
Like her previous novel City Of Jasmine, Night of a Thousand Stars takes us to the Middle East for another adventure. And we see characters from Raybourn's previous books pop up, and there's even a connection to her Lady Julia books!
The opening chapters grab you immediately: a runaway bride who is helped in her getaway by a curate. I am already wondering about this gutsy heroine, who is already making a pretty bold decision.
Finding herself seeking a purpose after ditching her fiance at the altar, with her newly obtained ladies maid, she goes out in search of said purpose. And in trying to find her curate to thank him, she finds more than her purpose, she find a life-altering adventure.
Like I implied at the beginning, the writing flows easily. If you liked Raybourn's other books, especially her recent ones, you'll like this just as much....more