Book 1 – Carve the Mark – Veronica Roth

Hey Robert,

Since I read the Divergent series a few years ago and moderately enjoyed them I was intrigued enough to give Carve the Mark a try.

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Series: Carve the Mark; Book 1
Author: Veronica Roth
Genre: Science Fantasy, Young adult, romance
Audience: Teen
ROTS Setting: AU, Space Travel,
Synopsis:In a galaxy powered by the current, everyone has a gift.
Cyra is the sister of the brutal tyrant who rules the Shotet people. Cyra’s currentgift gives her pain and power — something her brother exploits, using her to torture his enemies. But Cyra is much more than just a blade in her brother’s hand: she is resilient, quick on her feet, and smarter than he knows.
Akos is the son of a farmer and an oracle from the frozen nation-planet of Thuvhe. Protected by his unusual currentgift, Akos is generous in spirit, and his loyalty to his family is limitless. Once Akos and his brother are captured by enemy Shotet soldiers, Akos is desperate to get this brother out alive — no matter what the cost.
The Akos is thrust into Cyra’s world, and the enmity between their countries and families seems insurmountable. Will they help each other to survive, or will they destroy one another? (summary from Goodreads)
Recommendation: Teens would really like this book. Not a bad book just not that great either.

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Assassin’s Quest – The Farseer Trilogy – Robin Hobb

Hello Robert,

I have devoured this series but I don’t know why.

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Series: Farseer Trilogy; Book 3
Author: Robin Hobb
Genre: Fantasy
Audience: Adult
ROTS Setting: UU,
Synopsis: Newly reborn Fitz relearns how to be a man, both how to be human and how to be a man. He is soon called on a quest that leads him away from Buck Keep to places he has never been before.
Recommendation: A great book to finalize the series. If you read the other two books then who are you kidding you have to read the ending. It has some mature themes but nothing a teen audience can’t handle.

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RED RISING TRILOGY – BOOK 3: MORNING STAR – BY PIERCE BROWN

Hello Robert,

Meet the conclusion to this bastardly series.

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Series: Red Rising Trilogy; Book 3
Author: Pierce Brown
Genre: Fantasy, Sci-fi
Audience: Adult
ROTS Setting: Alternate Future,
Synopsis: Darrow survives the coup, but is taken by the Jackel. What you imagine the Jackel does he does and Darrow suffers. Darrow is broken down to nothing and then must rebuild himself into a new man, or the man he once was.
Recommendation: I do not “Recommendation:” this book. It built up my hopes and then dashed them all away. To build them up again and then have them crashed on the rocks of reality. Of course, this book is only really for adults. It is nice though to have the series finished,  now at least I can sleep at night.

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Mecha Anime Fanboy Moment

Hey Robert,

So over the last few weeks, I decided to finally watch season 1 of Mobile Suit Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans gtekketsu01and it made me so happy. There were some great giant robot fights it is dark and gritty and weird. But my favorite thing is the location for the final battle of the season…. Edmonton, Alberta. For those of you that do not know I currently live in Edmonton which is in Canada. I think this might be the first time E-town has ever been destroyed in media and it’s wonderful. Have a look at this link to see all the locations. Just so that you know it is Gundam but I don’t feel like it falls into all of the tropes that the series has lived on for awhile. It feels new and refreshing. Also for those like me who enjoy giant robots smashing stuff Iron-Blooded Orphans is a nice place to start on the franchise as it takes place in a stand-alone universe. My next favorite thing is that I was able to watch Gundam subbed on Youtube via Gundaminfo official channel. Anyway, I was pretty excited. You may return to your regular programming.

Jared

P.S. It’s also available on Crunchyroll. (not a sponsored post)

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Royal Assassin – The Farseer Trilogy – By Robin Hobb

Hey Robert,

So I just found that Goodreads is not only a place to look up books but there is a whole community aspect. So I now have an account and add me if you want to. I hope to find new and exciting things.

About this series though I am not quite sure why I am still reading it.

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Series: Farseer Trilogy; Book 2
Author: Robin Hobb
Genre: Fantasy
Audience: Adult
ROTS Setting: UU,
Synopsis: Fitz Chivalry Farseer returns from the mountain kingdom to Buck Keep and nothing is quite the same as it was before.
Recommendation: For some reason, I do not understand why I like this book. Yes, I would definitely recommend this book. Teens and older could understand and not be put off by the content.  Continue reading “Royal Assassin – The Farseer Trilogy – By Robin Hobb”

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Dragonriders of Pern – Book 2: Dragonquest – Anne McCaffrey

Robert,

So I listened to this one as an audiobook rather than reading it and wow it’s only like a 3-hour book. I’ve seen movies shorter than this book.

Title: Dragonquestdragonquest
Series: Dragonriders of Pern: Vol. 2
Author: Anne McCaffrey
Genre: Fantasy, Science Fiction
Audience: Adult
ROTS Setting: UU, Medieval, Dragons
Synopsis: 7 years have passed since Lessa went between times to bring to the future the old timer dragonriders. While they have been saved from the impending doom of the threads, all is not in harmony on Pern. Conflicts arise within the dragonriders and from the lord holders.
Recommendation: I really liked this. Still recommended for teens and adults if they can understand the sexual content and ideas.

 

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