Book Review: Humans Bow Down

Humans Bow Down by James Patterson and Emily Raymond

First things first, let me just say that I loved this book! I just finished reading it yesterday, but from the day I first cracked it, I could hardly put it down. It doesn’t hurt that James Patterson is one of my favorite authors and he kept me hooked from the beginning on this one.

What it’s about: Robots, humans, war. All things that make a thrilling adventure story worth reading. Humans live in filth and are treated like slaves and garbage. They’re seen as the worst part of the world simply because they carry diseases and can’t control their emotions. Many are killed or thrown into prison to rot. That brings us to Six, the main protagonist. She’s young with a heart filled with the desire to stand up against the Hu-Bots so her human kind can take its place back on the food chain. She fights against all odds with the unlikeliest of allies–a robot by the name of MikkyBo. This particular Hu-Bot happens to have a glitch that gives her human-like emotions and beliefs. These two team up and start a fight against the robot commanders that wish to wipe humanity off the face of the planet. A war is started and all Hell breaks loose in what used to be the city of Denver.

I give this one a solid four stars. The writing is great and they keep you interested from the get-go. I love the action sequences and the bits that left me on the edge of my seat. I know this is a Sci-Fi novel, but there were just a few parts that were less believable than I hoped for and also some things that could’ve been left out. (I’ll leave future readers of this book to judge for themselves, but this is my opinion.)

All in all, I’d recommend this read to any fan of robotic-humanoids who have taken over the world. A lover of Science Fiction will get a kick out of this one. I’d say it’s more for adults between the ages of 18-25, but any age range–except small children–could get into this one.

Anyways, you can check out the book for yourself and snag your own copy by clicking the link. Happy reading!

Book Review: The Conviction: Enacting Vigilante Justice

Written by John Mathews

Here is another great read by this amazing author. This is a suspenseful novella about the corruption that hides in the midst of our judicial system. You’ll follow four main characters; Nancy, John, Jeffrey, and Kevin as they are trapped inside an abandoned warehouse for what they thought was nothing more than a simple investment opportunity. All of them are lured there without knowledge of who all will be attending the meeting. All four of them know each other because Nancy was the prosecuting attorney for a case Jeffrey and Kevin were involved in where John was the defense attorney for an innocent man that was wrongfully accused.

The person that brought them to the warehouse wants them to pay for wronging the innocent man who is forced to serve a life sentence in prison. He demands that they do certain tasks (I will not give them away, naturally) and if they do not comply, then something horrible will happen to them. They are locked in the warehouse without cell phone service or any way of getting contact with the outside world at all.

This one is suspenseful and will keep you guessing to the very end. I am more than looking forward to reading anything else this new author writes in the future. You can check out this one by clicking the link below!

Book Review: Eldorado

By Jay Allan Storey

If you’re looking for an adventure/survival story, then this one is for you. There’s fighting and love while the characters on the brink of finding something that could possibly save a portion of the planet while facing death in the process. I live for these kinds of stories and this one kept me hooked.

It is based in future where mankind is stuck living basically in poverty. Gasoline is so hard to come by it’s practically extinct. You hit a gold mine if you found even a gallon of the stuff. So, when the teenaged boy, Danny, came across a miracle, he sought out to find it in hopes of hitting it rich. As with every awesome discovery, there is always someone else who wants to take it from you and kill you when you show them where it is. That’s where the bad guy Crack comes in and Danny has no choice but to run for his life. His brother, Richard, thinks he’s gone missing so he leaves his great job as a professor to search for him.

Richard is way out of his territory when he leaves the comfort of their small home and travels through bad territory after really bad territory, fighting many kinds of enemies, yet finding love as he searches for his only living family member. They face death and hardships. Sad times and bittersweet moments while they search high and low for the one and only person who holds the secret to finding the treasure of a lifetime.

This book was definitely interesting and well written. I was hooked right from the first page. Action and adventure tales are what I live for and this one is a must read. Recommended for anyone who wants a good survival read and wants to get lost in a book trying to find treasure.

You can buy Eldorado by clicking the link below.

Book Review: A Game of Greed and Deception

By John Mathews

This book kept me hooked right from the very beginning. A real page turner that will definitely keep you on the edge of your seat through the entire thing. It’s mysterious, suspensful, dramatic, and did I mention gripping?

The book starts off with what you think is going to be a family getaway in a remote Colorado cabin resort with the main character, Stephen, his young wife, Tammy, and his daughter, Maria, setting off to the mountains during a very snowy blizzard up a mountain where no one can get to them very easily. They have a lovely dinner and everything seems like it’s going to be a great trip, until Tammy has her “beloved” husband fetch her a pack of cigarettes only to have him never return. Of course, she plays the worried wife, calls the cops after his disappearance, and acts all sorts of frantic in front of Maria. But, you learn certain things about this woman that will have you second guessing her every movement and motive.

It’s very hard to not give too much away about this one. If I say too much, I will ruin the entire thing. It really kept me guessing until the very end and I couldn’t put it down until I knew exactly what was going on. You’ll think one thing, then get proved wrong over and over and over again and I loved it! I recommend this to anyone with a taste for the mysterious and the suspense genres. You can check it out at the link below and as always, happy reading!

Book Review: Z2134

By Sean Platt and David Wright

This is the first book in a series of I believe 3 books. It is an apocalyptic tale which naturally caught my interest right off the bat and it is pretty similar to The Hunger Games, but I still enjoyed the read and will definitely be finishing the series.

It takes place in this city behind a wall that keeps its people safe from zombies. You’d think it would be awesome there, but according to some, the city sucks. There are so many rules and laws and if you disobey them, you get thrown in jail and wind up playing the Darwin Games. Some people create an underground society that goes against all of the city’s rules and helps people escape to a better place.

In the Darwin Games you fight against zombies and other prisoners until the very end and only one can survive to win a trip to the not so fabulous City 7. That’s where we find the Jonah Lovecraft who wins the games at the beginning, goes to what he thinks is this heaven on earth place, only to wind up a prisoner of a man he wronged in the past. Meanwhile, he daughter, Ana, gets into trouble on her own without meaning to and winds up getting a first class trip to play in the games as well. Jonah also has a son, Adam, who is this sweet kid that is kind of a loser in the group home where he lives. He ends up being at the wrong end of someone who tries taking advantage of him and things go really bad really fast for the boy.

I don’t want to give away too much, but I am totally looking forward to the next one in the series.

This book is filled with blood, guts, and gore. I loved how it wasn’t all about the girl finding her true love, although they sort of hint about a crush she has one boy, Liam. There’s action and suspense around every corner. This is truly a keep you on the edge of your seat kind of book. I recommend this to zombie lovers everywhere, just beware of the gory scenes. I’m not sure if die hard fans of The Hunger Games would enjoy it because of how similar it is to that series, but you never know. I loved The Hunger Games and I really enjoyed this read as well.

Anyways, you can pick up or download a copy of Z2134 at the link below.
Happy reading!

Another Awesome Review

Well, I checked my book’s goodreads page this morning and found another awesome, five star review. I always get a good feeling every time I read a review on my book or see the star rating from others. Anyway, you can all check out The Human Race’s page on goodreads and have an awesome day!!