Saturday, July 7, 2012

Review: 5/5 for Incursion by Aleksandr Voinov




Incursion by Aleksandr Voinov
Release date: July 9, 2012
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Page Count 83
Genre: M/M, Action, Sci-Fi
Blurb:  Fighting with your back to the wall is all well and good—as long as you’ve chosen the right wall.When the local authorities ask Kyle Juenger to hunt a shape-shifting Glyrinny spy, he can’t refuse. After all, he can use the reward to replace his paralyzed legs with cyberware, and maybe even to return to his home planet. Besides, he hates the morphs—those invasive, brain-eating monstrosities whose weapons cost him his legs.
 
Kyle’s best lead is the Scorpion, a mercenary ship armed to the teeth. Grimm, the Scorpion’s pilot and captain, fascinates Kyle. He’s everything Kyle lost with his legs, and he’s from the same home world. He’s also of the warrior caste—half priest, half savior. But Grimm’s been twisted by life as a merc, and Kyle’s stuck undercover as a criminal on the run.
 
That doesn’t stop Grimm from coming on to Kyle, or from insisting he’s more than the sum of his past and his useless legs. But Kyle has other concerns—like tracking a dangerous morph who could be wearing anyone’s face. And as if things weren’t complicated enough, Kyle can’t tell if Grimm is part of the solution . . . or part of the problem.

My Rating: 5 out of 5 Amara Stars

My Thoughts:  In an Amara word… faaaaantabulous.

I have a confession to make. I’m not a big sci-fi lover. It’s a genre I rarely read. But… far be it for me to let a Voinov go by without getting my grabby little hands on it. Sci-fi or no Sci-fi.

I really loved this one. Voinov managed to pull me into his world, keep me intrigued, all without over sci-fi’ing me to death. Kudo’s on that.

One of the things I loved most about this one was the characters. Well written, fully fleshed out and intriguing. Damaged, rough around the edges and full of RAWR. All things I expect from Aleksandr Voinov’s characters. The MC, Kyle, is wonderful. But for me, it was Grimm all the way. The moment he appeared, he had me. As the book progress, he owned me. The secondary characters were just as wonderful, with Winter FTW.

I also loved Voinov’s take on the shifters. Silly me, I heard him talk shifters and thought… ‘Aleks is going to write weres’. As always, I don’t think far enough outside the box to keep up with what Voinov has in mind. The way he keeps me guessing is one of my favorite things about him. Weres… they were not. Fantabulous… they most definitely were.

But the thing I loved most about this one I think, was… it spoke to me. Maybe it was where I was at the time, maybe Voinov meant speak thru it; I don’t know. But by the end of the book I was reading messages in it that had me wanting to cry out “YES! This. THIS!”.

In a nutshell… another fabulous book by Aleksandr Voinov. That dude just never disappoints.

Highly recommended. 

5 comments:

  1. Absolutely FKN fantastic! Loved it!! Want to have it's babies! Ok I might have went too far on that one.........nah I'm right there! Spot on character and world building.

    Glad to see I wasn't the only one completely taken over by Grimm >.<

    *hugs*
    Kassandra

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    1. LMAO!!!!!!!! It's babies?!!! OMG thank you for the hardcore laugh you just gave me. (the cat doesn't thank you tho, I scared him lol)

      Wasn't it so awesome? Aleks does it again. W00T! I tell ya, that dude just friggin' rocks it so hard. Never fails.

      And no, Grimm... all the way! I wanna go for a ride on his space ship teehee ;) He was so great.

      Thanks for coming by darlin' *big hugs*

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    2. Yea I almost deleted that and went nah Amara will find it just as funny as I did ;)

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    3. Lolol. Glad you left it. Best blog comment evah!

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  2. If you were a Glyrinny, you could have its babies. :) (LOL, thanks for the comment. :) )

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