Dec 1, 2013: A giant, gruff, foul-mouthed detective takes on a shy, quiet, polite teenaged intern . . . and they actually end up making for a pretty decent team, all things considered.
When I started reading Hobson and Choi, I confess to reading mostly for Choi. I wanted to see how the teenage girl would handle dealing with gruff, kind of scary John Hobson. Would she stick with it? How bad would things have to get before she started second-guessing this particular internship?
Nov 30, 2013: To say I found entertainment in this book would be a pretty accurate thing to say, so I’m saying it. Choi and Hobson are hilarious together and I enjoyed the adventure and I still am! I think this a book better left for the teen side of readers because I don’t think many others but them will get a lot of the references that make it the more funny.
The story line is great. The fact that a wolf is doing [more . . .]
Nov 28, 2013: The Wake is one of those stories that throws you into the deep end, in this case the sometimes hectic life of Maggie Connelly, grad student. We meet her as she’s on the way to listen to a band a number of her friends are in, and it quickly becomes evident that they’ve had to make additional plans for their upcoming tour due to the fact that many of the band members change into other forms during the full moon. Shortly after this, Maggie begins changes of her own that [more . . .]
Nov 27, 2013: Hidden begins as a pretty standard supernatural superhero story. Molly is a young woman with some impressive abilities to sense people’s emotions and manipulate their thoughts. I was immediately grabbed by the specific setting for the story—modern Detroit, a crumbling metropolis littered with abandoned houses, criminals, and (apparently) demons, vampires, werewolves and shapeshifters.
Then I was grabbed by Molly’s character. She’s strong but vulnerable. She doesn’t know much about who she is or where she gained her abilities. She’s passionately good, [more . . .]
Nov 25, 2013: The story and characters are complex and multi-levelled. The amount of thought that went into this world and the characters that inhabit it, is only outmatched by McDermott’s skill at bringing their story to life; and it keeps improving from one page to the next.
Read it; you won’t regret it
Nov 24, 2013: First things first: Site Readability.
In this respect, the story is an immediate suscess. In fact, I would go so far as to say that it is the best site design of any of the web serials I have seen to date. This should not be understated. Many sites have an incredibly beautiful theme, but fail in regards to nagivation and accesibilty. That is not the case here. A Grey World (AGW) sports a simple but elegant design that blends seamlessly [more . . .]
Nov 23, 2013: Bron and Calea’s adventures continue (from The Select’s Bodyguard), and I was kind of amazed this sequel is written by a different author (from The Children of the Wells writing team) and yet they are so seamlessly the same characters. It wasn’t like reading another writer’s interpretation of them – it was, hello again, Bron and Calea.
One of the interesting things in this novel is there is a new character, Nyasha, who plays off the initial two in interesting ways. [more . . .]
Nov 23, 2013: Worm is well-written and compelling fiction, but there is lots of well-written and compelling fiction for you to read. There is even lots of well-written and compelling superhero fiction. Worm is better than most of it.
Why? Because Worm delivers what only the best of speculative fiction delivers: consistently intelligent use of fantastic abilities.
People think about their powers. They fight to win. They’re not omniscient and sometimes they overlook things, but [more . . .]
Nov 21, 2013: "Hidden" is about Molly Brooks, a vigilante and telepath who strikes fear into the hearts of Detroit criminals. Known initially only as "the Angel," Molly makes a name for herself roughing up thugs and rescuing people the police can’t get to as quickly as they should.
Molly is set in her ways. At the beginning of "Hidden," she has a routine and systems for everything. And then one night, she’s followed by a demon in a pickup truck, and everything changes.
Nov 17, 2013: I have read my way through this serial, and it’s definitely one I’ll continue reading. The author definitely has a knack for writing characters that you either really, really like or want terrible things to happen to. "The New Devil" is a fast-paced read, full of action, plenty of humor (often somewhat dark humor, which I love) and a protagonist that you can’t help cheering on, even if he is the Devil.
I will definitely keep reading this serial. Highly recommended.
Nov 13, 2013: I’ve got to tell you, THIS is an exceptional piece of authorship. By the time I got to the fourth paragraph I was hooked. Definitely keeping this in the "continue reading" pile.
The prose is very elegant, descriptive, and attractive. It paints a picture and draws you into whatever scene is being painted by the words. The small illustrations seem to amplify the time period that this setting beholds itself in.
This [more . . .]