ZERO SUM by B. Justin Shier
Zero Sum is the second book of the Zero sight series and picks up right after the end of the fist book Zero Sight. In this book Dieter Resnick prepares for war while trying to figure out the mysterious creatures that are girls. It doesn't help that one of the girls is a vampire. In this book we get great character development of the rest of the cast. We learn a lot about the world in which Deiter finds himself in especially when a person can hold a grudge for centuries. We learn more about Rei Bathory and the vampire world. Were wolves are introduced into the world. We learn some secrets about Dieter's Dad and of Dieter himself.
The problems the fist book suffered from are gone. There is a clear beginning, middle, and a nicely wrapped up ending which the first book lacked. After finishing the book I couldn't but be disapointed that I would have to wait for the next book.
NOTE: Zero Sum is an E-book exclusive
In Her Name:Redemption by Michael R. Hicks
NOTE: In Her Name: Redemption is an Omnibus Edition comprised of the books In Her Name: Empire, In Her Name: Confederation, and In Her Name: Final battle
In Her Name:Redemptionfollows Reza Gard's life as he comes of age during an intergalactic war with the KreelanEmpire. As the story starts out the war with the Kreelan empire has been raging for centuries. It is comprised of almost all females that have blue skin, claws, and fangs. They are an ancient warrior race that lives for nothing else but to bring honor to their Empress even if means to die. They live by the sword and prefer to kill by the sword. During the story the Kreelan's orphan Reza, then later they enslave him, and lastly they embrace him as one of their own.
Now this is a great series of books. I tried In Her Name: Empire on a whim and had to get all of the rest of the books afterword. The book raises a lot of questions for Reza as where his loyalties should lie. And some of the biggest monsters aren't even Kreelan. These books shine a light on a very brutal truth of Human nature and just how dark it can be. The writing is wonderfull. The only realproblem I have is that it kind of slows down about half way through the books. If you get the Omnibus edition this really doesn't become a problem. Now I started out with the In Her Name: Empire and it's two sequels if you want Hicks does have another triology set in In Her Name universe that is 100 years prior and details the start of the Keelan/Human war.
I highly recommend checking out the books they are are a great read and if you like to read a good Science fiction series you won't be disappointed.
Jenny Pox by J L Bryan
Jenny Morton just wants to be like any other teenage girl. But she has a deadly secret. She's a walking plague. With the just the touch of her bare skin she can spread a deadly and mystical pox. As if high school could be any harder than having to wear gloves just so she doesn't accidentally kill a classmate. She will soon learn that she isn't alone in her small town with strange powers.
I picked up Jenny Pox on a whim. It was free for the kindle and it seemed interesting. And I wasn't disappointed. I enjoyed if from start to end and had a terrible time putting it down. It has wonderful writing and a great story. It's mainly told from Jenny's point of view but sometimes it is told through the point of view of Jenny's rival.
To be honest some people may have some problems with some of the content. There is some sexual content but it doesn't go into graphic detail. And there is some heavy drug and alcholol use in the book. I would say this book is more for the mature readers.