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2018 books: The Silent Invasion, STARGATE UNIVERSE: Air, Raven and the Phoenix

The Silent Invasion by James Bradley
Traditional or self-published: Traditional
Rating: Disliked (Hated-Disliked-Okay-Liked-Loved)



This book went downhill very very fast. It started with such an interesting idea: Set in the real world, current times, one night something falls from the sky. Green sparkling somethings. No one knows what it is, but it happens all over the world. Soon almost everything (plants, people, animals) is Changed (capitalized as in the book). The Changed glow like the stuff that had fallen from the sky. Their eyes change colors. Animals try to talk -- they make sounds they never made before. The whole story was creepy and cool.

Then the story took an annoying left turn into unrealistic, unbelievable YA stuff, including a Dark, Silent, Sexy boring love interest for the teenage girl main character. I stopped reading about a third of the way into the book. I'm really disappointed that the writing didn't live up to the cool idea.

STARGATE UNIVERSE: Air by James Swallow
Traditional or self-published: Traditional
Rating: Okay (Hated-Disliked-Okay-Liked-Loved)



While there was nothing wrong with this book, it was just an almost word-for-word novelization of the first few episodes of SG:U. I loved that show endlessly and watched the eps a bunch of times, so the book did nothing for me. Rarely it added a short sentence of a character's thoughts, but it was nothing I couldn't glean from the episode myself. Stopped reading a couple chapters in.

Raven and the Phoenix by R. D. Bernstein
Traditional or self-published: Self-published
Rating: Disliked (Hated-Disliked-Okay-Liked-Loved)



Ugh this book. Way too simple, too unbelievable. Set in some fantasy world, a girl named Raven tries to save her village by summoning an ice giant to fight a phoenix. Very little in the book made any logical sense, even as a fantasy world. Stopped reading early on.

Partial book credits:
Point reached in these books: 28% + 6% + 10% = 44%
Previous abandoned book total: 1,035%
New total: 1,079%
Tags: 2018 books, book review, book: raven and the phoenix, book: stargate universe air, book: the silent invasion
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