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Official Review: Homebound Odyssey by Javaughn Hamilton

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[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "Homebound Odyssey" by Javaughn Hamilton.]
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3 out of 4 stars
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Homebound Odyssey: The Foundation by Javaughn Hamilton is a science fiction novel that takes place in the distant future. Earth has been destroyed. The remaining humans are thinly spread across the universe. The fate of humanity lies in the highly skilled taskforce agents who are trained by the military right from their childhood. The Homebound 11 - a training spaceship, has a reputation for producing some of the greatest soldiers in Earth's history. Garrett, a prodigy, and Skylar, the resilient one, are about to complete their training and are eager to prove themselves. Garrett is expected to become the team captain while Skylar is constantly underestimated. The team captain tournament is fast approaching, but something unexpected happens. The ship's mysteries begin to unveil themselves, and a dangerous outside force threatens their very survival.

Enhanced humans, cool gadgets and a dangerous threat make this series opener a thrilling page-turner. The characters are well developed and easily relatable. The book is sufficiently fast-paced and has several twists and turns that are sure to keep readers engaged. The book focuses mainly on the characters and has an overarching mystery which drives the story. The book has many unanswered questions which will probably be answered in the successive books of this series.

I especially liked how the characters weren’t confined to stereotypes. Skylar is a very inspirational character, and we see her strength and determination throughout the book. The book also touches on some very series topics like gender discrimination. I also found the relationship between Garrett and Skylar to be intriguing.

I had a couple of problems with the book. The narration kept switching from present tense to past tense. This led to difficulty in reading. While most of the action scenes were well written, some scenes were excessively elaborated. This didn’t leave anything to the imagination.

I rate Homebound Odyssey: The Foundation 3 out of 4 stars for its well-crafted story and amazing characters. The book features a lot of profanity. It is found on numerous occasions which might be offensive to some readers. This also makes the book unsuitable for children. There is no erotic content in the book. The book did have a few errors. But they didn’t interrupt the narrative or interfere with my enjoyment of the book. I recommend this book to all science fiction and fantasy fans. The book features a lot of violence. These scenes are explicitly described. This will appeal to readers who enjoy action novels.

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This sounds like a really fun science fiction story. It sounds like the author did a lot of world-building with lots of futuristic concepts. It does sound confusing that the tenses switch a lot. Thanks for the review.

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I'll pass this one but am glad characters are not stereotyped. Great review

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Seroney_ wrote:
26 Jun 2020, 09:47
I'll pass this one but am glad characters are not stereotyped. Great review
Thanks for stopping by!
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_Lindsey_ wrote:
26 Jun 2020, 08:35
This sounds like a really fun science fiction story. It sounds like the author did a lot of world-building with lots of futuristic concepts. It does sound confusing that the tenses switch a lot. Thanks for the review.
It was a wonderful read! Glad I could help. Happy reading :)
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I don't see myself reading the book, I'm not a fan of science fiction. But I appreciate your review, thanks.

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Michelle Fred wrote:
26 Jun 2020, 17:51
I don't see myself reading the book, I'm not a fan of science fiction. But I appreciate your review, thanks.
Glad I could help! Thanks for stopping by.
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I think I would love to read this one. I think it might have potential inside, and especially the cover looks good and interesting. I will definitely read this one after the book I am reading.

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There is no better way of narrating a sci-fi novel than with lots of imagery and descriptions and the book sounds promising in that department. Appreciate the review.🌸
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The premise doesn't seem particularly original, but at least it's well developed and has good characters that make it engaging. Thank you for your great review!
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Csanchez9492 wrote:
26 Jun 2020, 20:11
I think I would love to read this one. I think it might have potential inside, and especially the cover looks good and interesting. I will definitely read this one after the book I am reading.
That's great! Hope you enjoy the book. Happy reading :tiphat:
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Usma Khann wrote:
27 Jun 2020, 00:24
There is no better way of narrating a sci-fi novel than with lots of imagery and descriptions and the book sounds promising in that department. Appreciate the review.🌸
I completely agree! The book was very well written in that regard. Glad I could help.
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NetMassimo wrote:
27 Jun 2020, 04:32
The premise doesn't seem particularly original, but at least it's well developed and has good characters that make it engaging. Thank you for your great review!
The characters were the best part of the book! Thanks for stopping by.
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Has good characters that make you want to read the book more and a good story line behind it this is a book I could see myself picking up again n reading

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Sounds good, although it's not my type of novel. Great Review tho.
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