Wednesday, 21 October 2015

The Legend of Banzai Maguire - Book Review

The Legend of Banzai Maguire (2176 #1)
by Susan Grant

What is it about:
The year: 2006. The mission: routine. Or so U.S.A.F. pilot Bree "Banzai" Maguire thinks. Shot down over enemy airspace, she’s captured and put in bio-stasis. When she wakes, everything's changed. It's one hundred and seventy years later—2176—the world is in crisis, and she's a hotly contested prize. Once, Banzai's job was to protect democracy; now a mysterious voice claims she must bring it back.

Two men vie for her heart. Kyber, her captor, the rich, ruthless Emperor Prince of Asia, has all a man could desire. U.C.E. SEAL commander and would-be rescuer Ty Armstrong has all the right moves. Torn between them, Banzai regrets she has but one heart to give for her country.

What did I think of it:
This was a bland read.

I really had hoped for a cool, action-packed SF read with a bit of romance on the side. Unfortunately this book is slow and the romance is lukewarm at best.

Banzai is a rather unremarkable heroine in my opinion, but somehow she's the only person to save the world from... stuff. I will confess I didn't really get into the world building, because as soon as they started talking politics I tuned out. The message was: "Future world is bad! Banzai is the one true savior, and she and current America are great!"

I kept reading because I hoped the action would pick up, but when it did still nothing interesting happened. All in all this book didn't really do it for me, but I might try the next few books in this series if I come across them, because I understand they focus on other heroines and are written by other authors.

Why should you read it:
You might like slow paced patriotic SF

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