Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Review - Warrior

Title: Warrior
Author: Angela Knight
Publishing Date: July 2008
Genre: Futuristic
Rating: C-
Sensuality: Burning

Galar Arvid is from the twenty-third century. He has been sent to the past so investigate the death of a famous artist Jessica Kelly. He arrives in the year 2008, minutes before her supposed murder takes place. After an intense battle, barely saving her life, he takes her back to the future where her new life will be, as she can no longer live in her time. He has to keep her safe from the killer and she has to adjust to her new life.

I was very disappointed with Warrior. I read Jane’s Warlord and had really enjoyed it and was looking forward to more of this series, but Warrior did not live up to my expectations. I just couldn’t connect to Jessica and Galar. They seemed very superficial and sort of bland. Nothing about either of them really stood out for me. I did think that Galar was very thoughtful of Jessica when she was trying to integrate into the new world. She had a lot to handle and Galar tried to make the transition easier for her. Certain times he devoted a lot of thought and effort for Jessica and that made him sweet in my eyes.

The world building was the more interesting part of the book, but it still lacked that extra something special to make it really stand out for me. I found the whole time-travel aspect very confusing. I don’t think it is explained very well. Jessica’s exposure to the aliens never really makes sense and the test they give her is never completely explained. There are a few holes in the plot overall. I really had a hard time finishing this book. Warrior was a big, fat dud for me.

Here is what others had to say:

The Good, The Bad, The Unread
A Bookaholic's Review
The Book Binge
Cyn Reads
The Reading Spot


Katiebabs said...

I thought I was the only one who did not like this book at all! This was a big DNF for me!! And such a shame because I loved Jane's Warlord!

nath said...

Ugh, I gave up on this author long time ago... nice to see I'm not missing much :)

Kristie (J) said...

I started this one thinking it would be as exciting as Jane's Warlord but left it aside for another book. I'm not ready to call it a DNF yet - I'll try it again, but I was disappointed in what I read so far.

Jill D. said...

Ladies, glad to see I am not alone. I can't really put my finger on it, but this book was just plain boring. I really struggled to finish it. I don't know what happened because I loved Jane's Warlord. That book was hot! This one didn't have nearly half the passion that JW had. Oh well, you win some, you lose some.