Thursday, November 22, 2012

Book review: "SEAL Team 666" by Weston Ochse

SEAL Team 666 review
Author: Weston Ochse
4 out of 5 stars

Book Info: Genre: Military Urban Fantasy
Reading Level: Adult
Recommended for: Fans of military fiction, science-fiction and urban fantasy with male character and points of view.
Book Available: Book available in hardcover and e-book editions November 27, 2012.

Disclosure: I received an ARC paperback copy of this book from the Amazon Vine program in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

Synopsis: Weston Ochse's SEAL Team 666 follows Cadet Jack Walker. Halfway through SEAL training, he's still green but showing incredible promise when he's whisked away to join four SEALs—and their dog—for a special ops mission. Walker soon finds himself in a whirlwind of otherworldly creatures and events as he finds out the true nature of this “special ops” team: SEAL Team 666. Battling demons, possessed humans, mass-murdering cults, and evil in its most dark and primeval form, SEAL Team 666 has their work cut out for them. And it’s not long before they realize that the threat isn’t just directed against the U.S.—an ancient and deadly cult has bigger plans, and Walker is at the center of a supernatural conflict with the entire world at stake.

My Thoughts: When I heard about this book, I just could not resist – combining two of my favorite genres of military science-fiction and urban fantasy? Irresistible!

The only real problem I had with the story was the head-hopping. It was supposed to be from Walker’s point of view but occasionally it would jump into someone else’s head. This was an ARC, which are usually uncorrected proofs, so I will assume things like Jen’s changing eye color and Hoover’s hopping gender will be fixed in the final copy.

But overall, it was a fun and fast-paced story for those who enjoy things like military science-fiction and urban fantasy with male characters and point of view. Those looking for a softer, gentler story – hey, this is about SEALs, don’t expect a lot of sharing and caring. What it is includes a lot of blowing stuff to kingdom come, so if that doesn’t interest you, best to look for something else to read. But if you like a lot of explosions and fighting, you’ll probably enjoy this story quite a lot. Check it out.

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