The Wayward Pines Trilogy by Blake Crouch ~ Fiction Book Reviews

Wayward Pines (3 Book Series) by  Blake CrouchI’m not big on sci-fi, but after watching the TV series, it left me wondering about the book. I had read, and enjoyed, Dark Matter, also by this author, so I knew I liked his writing style and that he told a good tale. Then I got a cheap Kindle offer for the series.  And, finally (can it really be almost 2 years later???), I got around to the actual reading part.

After putting it off for so long, one word comes to mind. Why???? I loved this series! I’m not sure if it was more enjoyable because I had watched the miniseries or not, but, thanks to some extra time over Thanksgiving, I read the second and third book in less than 24 hours. I’m kind of sad now that it’s over.

Even if you aren’t a huge sci-fi fan, there’s enough mystery, suspense and action in this series to keep you reading. I didn’t want to put the books down until I found out what happened. The stakes were high and it all happened so fast! 5 stars!

Dark Matter by Blake Crouch ~ Fiction Book Review

27833670I usually don’t like sci-fi. Science heavy fiction, yes, but sci-fi is usually a no for me. But . . . this book was getting a lot of hype . . . and the author, Blake Crouch, wrote Wayward Pines, which I haven’t read yet, but I watched the miniseries on TV and enjoyed it, so I figured I’d give it a go.

The sci-fi was a very light, tolerable dose. Some science, some introspection, nothing life changing, but it was quickly paced and kept my attention. It’s not going to make my list of favorites, but it is what it is – a good time.

I hate giving spoilers, so all I’ll say is that it reminds me very much of a Jet Li movie that came out in 2001.

Fun and fast. 5 stars!