DUNE

Rating: 4 out of 5 Review: I would say this book was rated 3.5, but I round it up to 4 for what it has meant to the Sci-Fi world. Herbert does a great job of creating a desolate world. The scenery is fairly easy to imagine without too much description. Unfortunately, most of the…

Kushiel’s Justice

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Review: This was not my favorite of the 5 I have read so far, but that is not saying it was bad. The issue I had with this book, and that I have had with others, is they at times it seemed unnecessarily drawn out. Too many repetitions and recaps….

Red Nemesis (Young Bond #9)

Rating: 5 out of 5 Review: A great way to end the Young Bond series. Back against his old enemies, the Russians, Bond faced many perilous situations and even more haunting memories. I loved the epilogue of this book with its additional information. I had not noticed that Steve Cole had been so craftily reducing…

Strike Lightning (Young Bond #8)

Rating: 4 out of 5 Review: Another exciting James Bond…or is it Iron Man? I give this book a 4 out of 5 because it had everything a good Bond book needs, and it was written well. I enjoyed all the characters, and became quite attached to their well being. As always there was a…

Heads You Die (Young Bond #7)

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Review: Action packed, but has its ups and downs. James is still weary of using guns, but there was some key commentary on it in this book. James makes a point to declare that he will never shoot someone in cold blood, and a villain declares James will shoot people….

Shoot to Kill (Young Bond #6)

Rating: 4 out of 5 Review: Cole takes on Bond and doesn’t disappoint. James is faced with action from all sides, and is forced to count on others for help. Trust is a difficult thing to give when you’ve been betrayed as much as Bond has, especially at such a young age. Cole does a…

By Royal Command (Young Bond #5)

Rating: 3 out of 5 Review: For me the Charlie Higson run of Young Bond ended on a low note. I had so enjoyed the rest, but this one seemed to be lacking in many areas. It’s easy to tell that there SHOULD be a lot of surprises, but most of them are anti-climactic. The…

Hurricane Gold (Young Bond #4)

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Review: Definitely the best Young Bond yet! I am sad I only have one Charlie Higson Bond book left. These have all been action packed, and Higson has nailed the Bond feel. With many truly evil villains to choose from, somehow you end up feeling something akin to sympathy for…