Acadie’s formula is all about the setup for the ending when I felt that the setup should have been more explained. I didn’t really enjoy the way the story was told, it seemed like a lot was cut out of the novella. At times it felt like a novel with large chunks taken out. I still enjoyed it and thought the ending was fantastic. I would still recommend it to readers.
I thought that All Systems Red set up an amazing perspective character with MurderBot that I really enjoyed. Seeing anxiety and antisocial behavior from a robot was fun to read about. I wasn’t the largest fan of the characters surrounding Murderbot, in fact, I can’t really remember them at all. I thought the plotline was rather simplistic and didn’t offer anything exciting for me. Great character but the actual story was lacking for me. I’ll probably still try the followup books and maybe reread this sometime.
2 – Plot
4 – Character
3 – World Building
3 – Writing Style
3 – Heart & Mind Aspect
I thought that this was one of the weaker Dresden Files books so far even though it was a lot of fun. I liked the introduction of Molly into the story and the ending in Arctis Tor was fantastic. Looking back on this book being a few books ahead I have to say that the events that happened at the end are really impactful for the rest of the series.