April 15, 2013

Review: Lost Mojo by Kris Sedersten

Lost Mojo (Mojo #1)
Author: Kris Sedersten
Purchase: Barnes & Noble | Amazon

Lost Mojo by Kris Sedersten is the prequel to the novel I've previously reviewed, Mojo, the first novel in the Mojo series. Revised since it's previous release, this novel sports a haunting tale of young ghost chasers and their indoctrination into the world of the paranormal.

Overall, this novel has a great plot and likable characters. There's a chilly aire to the novel pthat perfectly brings out the eeriness of the paranormal, you know, those feelings that make the hairs on the back of your neck stand on end. Cleverly devised, Sedersten is masterful at bringing you into the haunted worlds she creates sucking your into the story to where you stay up late into the night just to see what happens next.

The only critism I found in the novel is that some of the dialogue can be a little rigid. Every now and again the flow of the story is broken by the rigidity, but the overall enjoyment of the novel tends to make one over look these minor bumps in an otherwise smooth road. Also, the perspective shifts can be a little sudden and even blurred in places making you have to take a moment and sort out where in the world you are and who's eyes you are seeing it through.

In the end though, this novel is a definite must read. I found it to be enjoyable and addictive. Definitely what I've come to expect from Sedersten when it comes to ghostly tales and she delievers full force! So if you're in the mood for a chill, be sure to pick Lost Mojo up, it won't disappoint!

My Raiting: 4 out of 5 Scars

April 3, 2013

The Puppet Masters by Robert A Hienlein

The Puppet Masters
Author: Robert A. Hienlein
ISBN: 143913376X
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes and Noble

The Puppet Masters by Robert A. Hienlein is a time tested classic of the science fiction genre. With action, aliens, and a healthy dose of paranoia, this novel is an interesting if not engrossing read.

Travel with a host of characters in a world that no longer resembles the world we know. Set in a distant future you are set to tag along with the governments clandestine agents to stop the invasion of an alien species that take humans' bodies hostage, using them for their own nefarious purposes.

Clevely written with interesting characters, this is an action packed, non-stop action novel that will have you gripping the edge of your seat in some spots. However, there are a few lag points and a few areas where you do have to push through a bit throwing off the flow of the novel. Getting used to the new futuristic world was also a little bit of a challenge as you are just sort of plunged in, there's very little ease. But, on the plus side this makes for a novel that starts with a bang!

Overall, I enjoyed the novel and have always been a fan of the premise. If you like aliens, science fiction, or just a little action, then this is definitely a read worthy of the beach!      

My Rating: 3 out of 5 Scars