What could have been a good book was over shadowed by the religious fanatics who preach the word of the lord then run a grab their guns so they can shoot people Maybe the american translation of the bible says thou shalt kill I have to wonder if the virus was affecting Jill s sex drive i found some of her thoughts and actions out of place considering the situation. Definitely not what I thought it d be but it was a good read. To be honest, I wasn t sure about this book.The genre isn t one of my favorites.I was pleasantly surprised This is a really good book Fast, plausible, difficult to put down, very interesting Worth reading once at least.Although, Reaper does seem a bit too practical and matter of fact, it could be due to her training or the times she lives in More like her survival instinct running her rather than her usual self.The men sadly, are dispensable in this book, even if it is written by a man I must say, I admire this part in Mr Van Dyke It wouldn t have hurt to grantlife and character to the men though All in all, deserves all the stars. Personal Note See Plague Wars Trilogy on kindle Aside from some interesting parallels to our current and possible future political climate, this book was unfortunately all cheese and clich There are also a lot of amazingly abrupt plot transitions with no segue other than Four Years Later, along with an extremely truncated ending that instead of wrapping up the story merely feels as thought the author ran out of ideas and couldn t figure out how to finish. Pretty poor post apocalyptic military science fiction Will not continue this series. This was an ok book It did drag a bit for me I kept finding myself looking for other things to do I can usually read books this size in a couple hours but this one took me 3 days Overall, it was an ok book but I doubt I will read further. See the full review at Brian s Book Blog A book that fell a bit short3 out of 5 starsI wasn t even thinking of the irony of my title until I started to write up my review Reaper s Run follows Jill a Marine who has had her legs blown off while fighting for her country Jill was quarantined on a cruise ship with other Sickos who they think had the Eden Plague I won t go into too muchdetail so I don t spoil the story but the story follows her as she tries to figure out what life will be like now that the world has turned upside down.Sometimes a book just falls a bit short and it s really no one s fault Sometimes you hear about a series or you see a synopsis or cover onor Audible that just really catches your eye and the book isn t what you were expecting I try to go into books with as open of a mind as someone can and I did that with Reaper s Run But it just wasn t exactly the story for me.The funny thing is that I liked the story, but I didn t love it That s why I m giving it three stars It was a good story with a good plot and a seemingly enjoyable main character She seems a little green and a little bit too caring and forgiving to be the typical bad a chick fighter I m not sure if that was a choice by VanDyke or if that s just how her character played out.I m a little intrigued to read the first book I would love to hear a little bitabout the virus plague and figure out how it was released and by whom, but I don t know when I ll get around to reading it.The narration for Reaper s Run was done by Artie Sievers who does a pretty good job I m not sure what the wood knocking noise was for I assume it s when an author puts in the ellipses or stars in a book to signify a change of character or time But, it ended up being kind of distracting A lot of times it would have been obvious that time had passed and the story was just moving on But a few times I did think it was helpful as it was moving the story along at a quick pace The only other knock that I ll give Sievers is that there were basically three voices for characters a normal everyday speaking voice, a slightly higher pitched voice for Jill, and then a hick ish sounding voice for pretty much everyone else It made it hard to pick out different characters Overall, Sievers did a good enough job that I didn t stop listening to the story, but there is room for improvement.Overall, Reaper s Run was a semi enjoyable story There were parts that I liked and some that I didn t like It s the first take it or leave it story I ve read in a while. When US Marine Sergeant Jill Repeth S Blown Off Legs Begin To Regenerate, She Thinks It S A Medical Miracle But The Breakthrough That Heals Her War Injuries Is Exactly What The Government Desperately Wants To Hide By Any Means Necessary Hunted, She Must Cross An America Wracked By Strife, To Try To Find A Family Who May Already Be DeadReaper S Run Is An Origins Story And Apocalyptic Novel, The Beginning Of One Warrior S Journey From Tactical Cop To Freedom Fighter And Beyond It Leads The Reader Into The Acclaimed Plague Wars Science Fiction SeriesThis Book Contains A Bonus Post Apocalyptic Novella By Prolific Author Ryan KingThe Plague Wars Series The Eden Plague Reaper S Run The Demon Plagues The Reaper Plague The Orion Plague Comes The Destroyer Plague Wars , Forthcoming Summer Stellar Conquest Series Planetary Assault Contains First Conquest Stellar Conquest BookDesolator BookTactics Of Conquest BookFallPGFor Language, Violence And Adult Situations Non Explicit See From This Author At DavidvandykeauthorThis Book Is Free Of Digital Rights Management DRM I bought this book in the boxed set, with the prequel, Book 0, this book, and the next At the moment, I only read the first book, and have not read the prequel yet I will leave reviews of the other books as I read them.Jill Repeth, a half Latina former Military Police soldier, lost the lower half of her legs in war She s on a boat, when all of a sudden, people start healing People who were in wheelchairs can walk This plague was originally a cure for all illnesses, but it also has the virtue effect It makes people have a strong sense of morality Of course, the people in power can t have that How will they take advantage of the poor and less well off So begins a reverse zombie post apocalyptic series This is very much a what if zombies were innocent people and the government was evil story It was a refreshing take on a familiar trope.The action itself is also very tight and fast paced There are no unnecessary descriptions, and it wasn t boring at all.The only thing slightly confusing, is that even if the people in power were greedy for power, nothing would make them so evil as to bomb a ship of 3,000 civilians, or round people up into detainment centers I also wasn t quite sure of the difference between the SS and the Unionists Scientists would have done proper experiments to make sure the disease was actually a disease, and as far as I know, corporations don t have this much control over the government.But I was willing to suspend my disbelief, since this story was well told It s science fiction, after all.I did read a page of the next book, and I read a review saying that each book takes place from the perspective of another person I grew attached to the main character, and am sad that we won t be able to readof her story in sequels That will make it harder for me to start reading the sequels, because although I read a lot, sometimes I need to take breaks It s quite an investment to start a book, because you need to learn new characters, backstory, and so on.
David VanDyke is a former Army Airborne soldier and later, an Air Force officer He lives in the Tucson area with his wife and three dogs Look him up at davidvandykeauthor.com
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- Reaper's Run
- David VanDyke
- 01 September 2017 David VanDyke