Tagged: Larry Correia

Book 35: Murder on the Orient Elite

orient elite♦ ♦ ♦ .5 This is a novella in the Grimnoir Chronicles and was written for Audible, so it’s only available in Audio format as far as I know. It’s a quick little story about what Jake Sullivan is up to these days. We enjoyed this (less than 4 hours I think) book and are anxiously awaiting the next full novel in the series. Thanks for the update Larry!

Book 34: Into The Storm

♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ 1/2 Any book that has an army regiment called “Madigan’s Malcontents” wins my vote. I really love the word malcontent and it was quite the fitting name for Madigan’s motley crew. They were an assortment of criminals, lowlifes and bad-asses who ended up, of course, coming together under the leadership of an outcast knight and turning into a group of real soldiers. This book had all kinds of action, fights, gambling, drinking, evil genius’, magic-ish people and huge war robots. My hubby and I listened to the book while we cooked, rode in the car and did chores around the house. We burned right through this one and both agreed on the 4.5 rating. I pretty much love most of what Larry Correia writes. We’ve enjoyed the Monster Hunter Series as well as the Dead Six series. We’ll just keep listening. Keep writing, Larry!

Book 27: Dead Six

dead six♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ According to my family, I was late to the party on this book. Both my kids and husband had listened to this one, and because of their enthusiastic banter about it, I decided to give it a go. And, just so you know how enthusiastic, this book even inspired my college freshman to consider, for a split second, writing a book of his own. That’s some real high praise. I’m sure it had a little to do with the fact that he had to write a few pages of fiction for his freshman writing class. He sent it to me, and it was actually very good, but alas, I digress. This book was full of action, guns, war, and even covert ops in the middle east. There was deception, and factions going after the same targets for different reasons. So, I’m not very generous with the 4 star reviews, in fact, I’m very picky. This deserved it though. Well done Larry Correira. This was different from his Monster Hunter Series, better I think.

Book 26: Monster Hunter Nemesis

♦ ♦ ♦ ◊ My husband and I finally finished this bad boy in the car in Colorado. We’ve listened to all of the previous in this series and will continue until Larry Correira is finished. There’s tons of action and all our favorite monster hunters make at least an appearance. This one focuses on just a couple of characters, but we know that the series is building up to something big. I love reading/listening to these books with the hubs. I often wonder what the characters look like to him. You know the saying,  “two people can pick up the same book and read two different stories”, well, I bet that’s particularly true for us. My imagination is way wilder than his, but that’s what makes these books so good. There’s something for both of us. He loves the action, the blood, the guts and the gore. I like the characters, and the action and all that stuff, but I focus on the characters and the imagination behind the writing.

This was another good story in the Monster Hunters series, which I do recommend!

Book 2: Monster Hunter Legion

Vegas Baby!

Vegas Baby!

♦♦♦ My husband and I have read every book in the Monster Hunter series. This is another decent, action-packed, continuation of the Monster Hunter International folks saving the world, this time mostly Vegas, but still. You know that something big is gonna happen when all the world’s best hunters go to Las Vegas for a secret monster killer convention and we are not disappointed. Egos, hunters, alcohol and monsters clash.  A fun read. All the blood, guts, evil, undead, monsters and slime converge on The Strip. And, well, what happens in Vegas…

Week 35: Monster Hunter Vendetta

♥♥♥♥ So, those monsters we discussed with the first book are back and so are the hunters. There is non-stop action, blood, goo, guts, gore, monsters, guitars and rock stars. Our fearless league of Monster Hunters takes on a crazy cult of very dangerous people, who are playing very dangerous games with powerful un-dead allies. Just know that you can sleep at night with our friends and heroes at MHI on the job. We learn more about their history, and them as individuals in this book. If you enjoyed the first one, hurry up and read this one already! My whole family loves this series.

Week 30: Monster Hunter International

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ So, there really are such things as vampires, zombies and other monsters, but our government keeps it a secret so we don’t all panic. Luckily for us, however, there are Monster Hunters. This story starts in Dallas, and moves to Alabama where our hero hunters fight to save time; to literally save time, and history, and our world. Our characters were all “normal” people at one time, with normal professions (accountant, teacher, stripper) before they each had an encounter with a monster and survived. Recruited by a group of elite monster bounty hunters, they square off with some angry, violent creatures including the federal monster team who displays about the same amount of animosity toward our group of private hunters. Lots of action, violence, gore and goo to keep my whole family interested. We’re already starting the second, very long book! Enjoy!

Week 27: Hard Magic

♥ ♥ ♥ + I picked this book simply because it had high ratings (4.4 stars out of 5 from over 2600 people) and it was on a selection in the Buy One Get One Free sale on Audible. I thought it would be one my husband and I could listen to together. I just like a good story, but he likes action. This one took awhile to draw me in. He says it’s because there was not much action in the first hour or so, but I had to concentrate to keep the characters straight and to make myself listen. Then it happened, I just got sucked right in like a big whirlpool. I circled for awhile, then got caught up and was suddenly into it. There was lots of action, people with interesting magical powers (travelers, healers, mouths, brutes and more). There was plenty of action, but there was enough of a story line to keep me happy too. We’ll read the next one in the series for sure.

Week 41: Spellbound

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May the magic never cease!

♥♥♥ The plot thickens. There’s an assassination attempt on the president and the good magical guys of the Grimnoir Society look guilty. The feds are after them with some nasty, nasty characters who have (gasp) magical powers as well. Powerful, nasty powers and our favorite characters are the targets. Old enemies may not be enemies, or are they? As always, there’s lots of blood, guts and gratuitous violence to keep you on the edge of your seat (or my case, gripping the steering wheel). If you’ve read the other book, grab this one and pick up where you left off! Oh, and there’s a bit of a love story in there too!