Recently, I have found myself in a position to acquire more books than usual for a great deal less money than I formerly thought possible. This has led directly to me picking up books that I wouldn't ordinarily have been interested in (because why not?), including this one.
Sci-fi action adventure books aren't usually my style. On a normal day, I prefer something a little more intellectual, like Ender's Game. But I was in a sci-fi mood, and this one was free, so I snapped it up anyway.
Genesis was a pleasant surprise, starting out with a scene that provided everything I was hoping for in a sci-fi novel - that is, space travel, space marines, space tech, and space conspiracies.
The focus of the novel was definitely on military processes and military training, and how that's best for survival in a strange situation. There was some minor cursing, some innuendo, and some violence. Nothing that would stop a mature person from enjoying the book, but there you have it.
This one is getting a 3-star rating from me, for a couple different reasons.
The characters were well-rounded, the world was interesting, and the politics caught my attention right off. Where this book falls short in my opinion, and what cost it two stars, was simply its lackluster performance. The characters were well-rounded, but not deep. The world was interesting, but not explored enough for proper worldbuilding. The politics were intriguing, but didn't get enough page time to really develop fully.
In addition, I found myself disappointed in the characters for not dealing with logical consequences of things I felt should have been obvious.
All in all, it was a fun read, and I enjoyed it, but it's not one I would come back to. Most likely, I won't read the rest of the books in this series, simply because I'm not very interested.
That's all for this week. Go forth and have an awesome day with your new trivial opinions!
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