Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Perchance To Dream

Perchance To Dream by Peter Lukes

Now this is a good science fiction read

I see that some people are comparing this book to the Matrix please stop. There is nothing in this book that can be compared to the Matrix but I will give you something to think about. If the movies Dreamscape and Inception had a baby it's name would be Perchance to Dream.   This story takes the best of both worlds and adds to them in a most interesting way.

I like the story world created by Peter Lukes. He did a great job creating a complicated world full of layers that didn't lose the reader. Manuel proves to be more then the best of the best and my desire to see him develop as a character kept me turning the pages. 

I believe that this book could be a good start to one of those series that last several years and have a cult following. I liked the story and the many conspiracies going on and lukes leaves it open for continuation. I am looking forward to reading the next one.


The Boston Police Sub-Net unit is an experimental department that lets cops invade the subconscious minds of criminals via their dreams, where they unearth criminal plans and gather information. In the Net, special dream cops can fly, conjure weapons, fight like a martial arts master, and render themselves indestructible.

Officer Manuel Corr is the best of the best. Until one night while on patrol, when the dream world around him suddenly collapses. Trapped in an ever-changing dreamscape that he no longer controls, he must fight his way back to reality. To make matters worse, the people who were once his criminal targets have turned the tables on him, and the world of dreams becomes a nightmare he can’t wake up from.

Manuel discovers that an organized crime network has taken over the Sub-Net, and if they can’t recruit him, they want him dead.

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Monday, June 11, 2012

Fair Game

Fair Game by Patricia Briggs

There is a good story somewhere in here and it is also a good addition to my library because Patricia Briggs is a very good writer and I liked the other books in this series.

This is book three of the Alpha and Omega Series. Anna Latham is an Omega who was abused by her last pack. The pack members were following the orders of her Alpha when they beat and abused Anna but Charles Cornick rescued and claimed her as his mate. Charles is the son of Bran the Marrok, the leader of the packs in North America, and also his enforcer. Now that the werewolves are public Charles has been tasked with enforcing the law on all of those werewolves whose respective Alphas chose not to punish. But when The FBI needed a consultant to help with a case Bran sent Anna as the consultant and Charles as her assistant in an attempt to give Charles something else to focus on instead of death.

I love Charles and Anna's story and I read the first two books in this series but I feel the need to mention that the editing of this book sucks! I expect more from a writer of this caliber and feel sad that her editor let her and her readers down. The story is good, the characters are good, pacing is good but it is a bit weighted down with descriptive and informational scenes and not enough story. I felt as if it was filler and fluff just to make word count requirements. Again, I liked the first and second books of this series but this one missed the mark for me. I give it 3 stars because I like Anna and Charles with their relationship issues. There is a good story somewhere in there but it is also a good addition to my library.


Patricia Briggs, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Mercy Thompson novels, "always enchants her readers." (Lynn Viehl, New York Times bestselling author) Now her Alpha and Omega series-set in a world of shifting shapes, loyalty, and passion- brings werewolves out of the darkness and into a society where fear and prejudice could make the hunters prey...

They say opposites attract. And in the case of werewolves Anna Latham and Charles Cornick, they mate. The son-and enforcer-of the leader of the North American werewolves, Charles is a dominant alpha. While Anna, an omega, has the rare ability to calm others of her kind.

Now that the werewolves have revealed themselves to humans, they can't afford any bad publicity. Infractions that could have been overlooked in the past must now be punished, and the strain of doing his father's dirty work is taking a toll on Charles.

Nevertheless, Charles and Anna are sent to Boston, when the FBI requests the pack's help on a local serial killer case. They quickly realize that not only the last two victims were werewolves-all of them were. Someone is targeting their kind. And now Anna and Charles have put themselves right in the killer's sights...

Fair Game (Alpha and Omega Series #3)