Hello everyone, I am sorry for the disappearing act, and I am sad to say that it would go on ’till December at least. But since I didn’t knew I would end up like this I signed up to this book biltz, so here I am! I am missing you all, but I am in a bad slump at the moment. I am surprised I managed to read this book, honestly, but it was just fun and a fast reading that I did it, yay! So I’ll leave you with my review for it, hoping to be back soon!!!
So, I am pretty excited to take part in this book blitz hosted by Storytellers On Tour, because the book sounded intriguing, and I am happy to say that he was not bad at all!
Title: Dim Stars
Author: Brian P. Rubin
Publication Date: 20th October, 2020
Kenzie Washington, fourteen-year-old girl genius, signs up for a two-week tour as a cadet on the spaceship of her idol, Captain Dash Drake. Too bad Dash, who once saved the galaxy from the evil Forgers, is a broke loser and much less than meets the eye. But when an intergalactic evil appears and launches an attack, Dash, Kenzie, and the ship’s crew escape, making them the next target. On the run and low on gas, Dash and Kenzie encounter cannibal space-pirates, catastrophic equipment failure, and a cyborg who’s kind of a jerk. Kenzie is determined to discover the bad guys’ secret plan. But for her to succeed, Dash needs to keep his brilliant, annoying cadet from getting killed …which is a lot harder than it sounds.
This book was fun. And a lot of it. If you are in nedd of something funny, with adventures, actions and a cast of really interesting characters, well… this is the book for you!
We have an Octopus, a former galactic hero, a really hyped 14 years old genius, a nutsy alien (sort of), cannibal pirates and farting little monsters. It sounds promising, right?
And we have battles, runs, spaceships flight and more in there. There is always something happening, so you won’t be bored, at all. And with all the banters, the witty dialogues and the characters, you would smile more often than not. Sure, sometimes you would need an eyeroll or two, and if you manage to resist with Kenzie, you will in the end need them for Crystal. Surviving both of them without rolling your eyes it is not humanly possible. But I am saying that in a good way.
The only thing that I have to say that is not too good about this book is that it is a big cliches. The characters are not really real, it is not that they feel plain or bidimensional, not at all. But all of them are cliches. But it is not necessarly a bad thing.
I think this book is the perfect one if you want a break, something not too demanding, that would keep you engaged and that would take your mind off while taking you around for a ride. And if you watch the things in this way, the cliches thing is not bad, it is just a thing of this kind of book, and it add to the humour. And even if they are not the most unique and complex characters out there, Kenzie will grown on you, trust me!
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About the author:
Brian P. Rubin has written articles and blogs for City Pages, Geek Magazine, Machinima’s Inside Gaming Daily, ReadWrite, Looper, and Grunge, among several others that both time and the Internet have forgotten. He even wrote questions for Trivial Pursuit, none of which actually wound up in the final game. So that’s cool. His first novel, Dim Stars: A Novel of Outer-Space Shenanigans, was published in 2020. He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with his family.
And that’s all for today! I hope to see you all soon, and in the meantime I will leave you with this really fun and entertaining book!!!