Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Red Team by J.S. Abilene
Not a great book. Tried too hard to be like Hunger Games I think without the good writing. There was no real emotion, anticipation, fear, love etc. The book was too short for one...which is how I managed to read the whole thing...but there was no room for character building/growth, real emotions, etc. It seemed the author was rushing through and was confused on what type of book she was writing. One minute its a sci-fi thing, the next a romance (although the romance part really sucked)and the backstory to put it bluntly was terrible. It was confusing. And why would perfectly normal 18 year old kids take it so easily that they were to kill off each other? totally unrealistic. No anguish over doing it, just matter of factly killing others. Maybe they were all psychopaths..but I don't buy it. It just did not ring true even in a science fiction story.