Review: The Ghost Brigades

A couple of years ago I was in a science fiction book club hosted by one of the local libraries.  Unfortunately, due to my work schedule, I can’t go anymore, but I’m super thankful for that book club – it introduced me to some great science fiction.

One of my favorites of those discussions was John Scalzi’s Old Man’s War.  It was an incredibly fun read, and I’ve been meaning to read the sequel since I finished book one.

Once Summer Reading 2016 wrapped up, I decided to make a visit to the library to get some books for vacation, so I grabbed Ghost Brigades (and a few others).

This was exactly what I needed.  It was fun, fast-paced, and made me want to keep reading.  I almost read the whole things on the plane.  So thankful I brought other books with me.

Ghost Brigades was thought-provoking while still being fairly light reading.  It asked more questions about life, being human, revenge, sacrifice, and identity.  It didn’t feel heady and bogged down but was so much more than just action and adventure.  That’s what I love about science fiction, and Scalzi practices his craft so well.

It continued the story of some of my favorite characters from book one.  That’s all I’m going to say about that because I don’t want to spoil Old Man’s War for you.  If you haven’t read it yet and you like science fiction, you should give it a shot.

AND it paved the way for more books.  So of course, as soon as I was back from vacation I went back to the library and checked out the rest of the series.

I also got my hands on In the Labyrinth of the Drakes.  FINALLY.




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