Official Review: Solaris Seethes (Solaris Saga book 1)

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Re: Official Review: Solaris Seethes (Solaris Saga book 1)

Post by rovet » 17 Nov 2016, 02:00

"A spaceship with an attitude." I love it! Downloaded the book today. Nice review :)
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Post by versatileer » 17 Nov 2016, 03:19

I want to put down my current book right now for this book, Solaris Seethes (Solaris Saga book 1). I like a great book about science fantasy with a philosopher in the character's hot seat.

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Post by melni » 17 Nov 2016, 15:48

Thank you so much for an upbeat review! I love a good roller coaster ride and this book sounds like that! As I was reading the review several science fiction venues came to mind : anime Pirates of Dark Waters, Sliders & Eureka of TV fame, but who could forget the big screen epic adventure Star Wars. Saving the galaxy, collaboration of worlds, intertwining agendas -- wow I think this moves to number one on my 'wanna read list'! Sounds like fun, let's strap in and blast off ! ! !

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Post by Kendrag » 07 Mar 2017, 16:52

I picked this book as my first to review for onlinebookclub and I am so glad I did. Although this is not normally a genre I would pick up for myself I thoroughly enjoyed the book and have downloaded the rest of the series. For those who are not sure I highly suggest giving the book a chance, I'm sure glad I did!
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Post by godreaujea » 30 Apr 2017, 21:18

Awesome review, I look forward to checking this out. Thanks!
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Post by maygin » 07 Jun 2017, 13:06

Very comprehensive review! I picked this book for my first review and I'm glad I did. I had similar thoughts as you, especially about character development. Thank you for this review!
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Post by DDunstock » 15 Jun 2017, 08:13

Great review! I just ordered this book and am looking forward to the read!
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Post by jenjayfromSA » 30 Jun 2017, 03:29

Solaris Seethes by Janet McNulty
Are we reading the same book? I found the plot predictable and derivative (hunting crystals based on old prophecies? How many times have I seen that? A talking space ship? Try Anne McCaffrey's Ship Who Sang for size), the characters one-dimensional (a single trait, like curiosity, doesn't make a character), the various planets lacking imagination (not even a few good aliens, simply blown-up earth creatures like sharks and tigers) and the science fiction elements ludicrous. They kill a sabre-tooth tiger, skin it, dry it in front of the fire and make warm, snuggly cloaks for the team from it the next morning? Boy, it must have smelt! They flit between planets in 20 to 30 minutes, yet Solaris takes minutes (yes, minutes) to compare two crystals. Come on, get with it!

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Post by JBreezeA » 27 Oct 2017, 12:51

The character names couldn't be more Sci-Fi than the name of the spaceship itself! This is a well blended review. The four heros remind me of those in a Tarot card deck.

I can't wait to read this book.

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Post by Snrains13 » 14 Feb 2018, 16:04

I did not find this book to be worthy of four stars at all. The premise was interesting but the execution was lacking. The characters were not well rounded and the world building could have been so much better. Not only that, but the writing was incredibly juvenile. The overuse of uncommon adjectives to describe things made that descriptive word seem repetitive and the conversation between characters was stilted and choppy. I also thought the book seemed rushed and there was at least one grammatical error. I think this book may be a nice and easy read for anyone aged thirteen or below, but overall I was not impressed.

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Post by meadhbh » 30 Apr 2018, 12:55

I was really captured by the synopsis of this book. However, I found that when I read it, the characters were very boring and one-note, which was very disappointing as I thought it had great potential. I wasn't really able to connect with the characters in a meaningful way, so I never really cared about what happened to them. Normally I'm a big fan of young adult sci-fi, but I felt like this book really needed a lot more work.

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Post by DandMMothers » 02 Sep 2018, 14:22

I am reading this story as well to write my own review. I have only read chapter one so far. The imense action inediatly presented draws in the audience from the start. Im exited to finish reading this today.

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