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Young adult reading
Reviewed in the United States on April 18, 2019
After the first 2 books, this book was positively juvenile.
Taryn completely did not bring anything to the story, except giving Jason a good shag. Every time she was mentioned in the book, it just kept making it more obvious that this book was aimed at the young impetuous, oversexed teens.
After reading about Taryn’s “adventures” in the book. I couldn’t help but imagine what would have happened if one of Seal Team Six’s girlfriends barged into the black hawk on the way to take out Bin Laden cause it “concerns me too.” Yet not contributing a single thing to the mission.
After awhile I just skipped the parts where she was mentioned and the story went more smoothly. If the author really, “die-die” (as we say in my country), wanted to bring in a female character, he could have concentrated on fleshing out the relationship between Jason and Kellea. As least her presence made sense and she made an impact. But this love triangle thing, is just a teen geek’s wet dream.
Then there is the impetuous Jason. For a trained spec ops Paramedic, he suddenly becomes some really hot headed hero. Throwing his weight around and just basically throwing a tantrum through out the book. Just like a young hot headed teen.
It is also a bit ridiculous that the Earth is completely defenseless from an alien ship that has to obey the laws of physics as we currently know it. And a battle cruiser that has no soldiers that are capable of landing and securing a dead planet. This somehow leads to the Omega Force, especially a certain Captain Burke have an “Avengers”/“Guardians of the Galaxy” complex.
I will check out the next book. But I really hope the author will bring the stories back to a less teen, pre-teen audience.