Saturday, August 3, 2013

Review: The Plague Forge

The Plague Forge
The Plague Forge by Jason M. Hough

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Book Info: Genre: Science-fiction
Reading Level: Adult
Recommended for: fans of post-apocalyptic science-fiction
Book Available: September 24, 2013 in mass market paperback and Kindle editions, and a trade paperback edition on September 27, 2013
Trigger Warnings: violence, killing, murder, fighting

My Thoughts: I liked this book best of all. I wasn't too impressed with the first book, and enjoyed the second book well enough, but finally in this book everything is falling together and we're developing a much better sense of who all these people really are. While there are plenty of 'splodies to keep things busy, we also have more character development all around, and that made me very happy.

The ending was a bit weird. The story itself cut off, and then the epilogue explained what happened. I wish that more detail had been shared, but it was enough, I guess. A very interesting idea, a very interesting story. Don't let the first one turn you off from finishing the series, that's for sure.

Series Information: Dire Earth Cycle series
Book 1: The Darwin Elevator, scheduled for release July 30, 2013. My review posted here where formatting allowed.
Book 2: The Exodus Towers: scheduled for release August 27, 2013. My review posted here where formatting allowed.
Book 3: The Plague Forge: scheduled for release September, 24, 2013

Disclosure: I received a copy from NetGalley (e-ARC) in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

My Synopsis: There is no official synopsis available for this book at the time. This completes the Dire Earth Cycle. Skyler, Ana, Tania and the other settlers from Brazil race to find the Builder ships that crashed all across the world to find the Keys hidden in each. With each Key found, half the aura towers that followed them return to Belèm, again allowing a larger colony. They struggle to place each found Key into the Builder ship in orbit before the final Builder event occurs. Meanwhile Sam tries to survive under the rigid Jacobite order in Darwin, working with Skadz and Prumble to try to bring down Grillo.

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