Yet again, Shane M. Schofield and Matthew Reilly did what they do best. Mayhem on speed. Because as is obligatory in the Scarecrow series, the book suYet again, Shane M. Schofield and Matthew Reilly did what they do best. Mayhem on speed. Because as is obligatory in the Scarecrow series, the book sucks the reader in on the first page (where nothing really happens—only the description of the Army of Thieves exploits) and doesn't spit the reader back out until the last page (because the 'action' doesn't stop when the last bad guy is dead(view spoiler)[, because he might not be (hide spoiler)]).
I loved it from beginning to end...The action, the rage, the suspension of disbelief needed, the characters (Mother had a new contender for the top spot on my list—Bertie, and I loved Baba)(view spoiler)[, and the new budding romance (I just hope she doesn't meet the end of her predecessor (hide spoiler)].
A great installment in the series, and I hope to read more Scarecrow adventures in the future.["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>...more
This was the first book Matthew Reilly published—before Ice Station and I must say I was rather disappointed. Don't get me wrong, it had all the usualThis was the first book Matthew Reilly published—before Ice Station and I must say I was rather disappointed. Don't get me wrong, it had all the usual MR elements (the non-stop action, thrills and chills galore...), but there was just something missing...The reality check.
Yeah, I know, the Scarecrow books also need quite a lot of suspension of disbelief, but at least the aforementioned Marine is trained to fight and he fights human enemies.
Steven Swain, hero of Contest is an M.E. and he fights aliens. Yes, you read correctly—he fights aliens in a seven-contestants contest held the New York Public Library. Seven contestants enter, only one will come out (maybe).
It was good, but it was a little too out there for me....more
The first in the series about Marine Lieutenant Shane M. Schofield, call-sign Scarecrow. I read Scarecrow a few months ago and loved it from the startThe first in the series about Marine Lieutenant Shane M. Schofield, call-sign Scarecrow. I read Scarecrow a few months ago and loved it from the start, so I was curious as to what the start of the series was like.
Let me tell you, it was as good as the third book in the series. It pulls the reader in and it doesn't spit him/her out until the very end. Engrossing, gripping, action-packed, sometimes you'll even need some suspension of disbelief, let me tell you, but I absolutely enjoyed the ride.
The action was wonderful, the suspense gripping, the plot flowed effortlessly, the characters were great (I still love 'Mother' best), the mystery kept on, the intrigue was thrilling...It kept me guessing and at the edge of my seat for the entire duration.
Loved it from beginning to end and I can't wait to start the second book....more
I love it when a completely out-of-the-blue book buy turned into a treasure. That’s what happened with this story for meScarecrow
I love it when a completely out-of-the-blue book buy turned into a treasure. That’s what happened with this story for me. From the page one, it grabbed me, sucked me in, and took me with it on a roller-coaster ride, never stopping the intensely woven action until the very end.
A gripping page-turner, intense, chaotic, yet making incredible sense, action-packed, funny at times, incredibly sad at times, dramatic, explosive...and there’s plenty more adjectives I could use to describe this novel.
Unbelievable. Fantastic. Engrossing. A masterpiece in escapism.
I loved it from beginning to end and I can’t wait to read more adventures of the Scarecrow.
Seven Ancient Wonders
Maybe it wasn’t as “exciting” and non-stop action as Scarecrow, but it was still a sneaky page-turner. Sneaky in the sense of the reader turning the pages without being aware of how many there are only to have to do a break and notice the page he/she’s on and wondering just when he/she’s read so much in so little time.
The historical/mythological explanations got a bit tedious overtime, and the double flashback about the past 10 years jarred the pacing quite a bit (it would’ve been best to have that flashback in the beginning, not in the middle of the story), but the action and intensity more than made up for the little hiccups.