Bookish Wednesday: Beta by Daniel Schinhofen

This week for Bookish Wednesday I’m back with another LitRPG. It’s Last Horizon: Beta by Daniel Schinhofen!

Plot Synopsis: Advances in technology have led to the creation of ever more realistic virtual reality games but now Full Immersion Virtual Reality is finally coming true.  David and his oldest friends sign up to beta test the first game of it’s kind, Last Horizon. Last Horizon will give these old gamers the chance to live out one last adventure together.

Plot: The plot is pretty interesting, especially considering that the main cast of characters are all old people. It’s a rather unusual take on the genre, where most of the cast is all young people for the most part.

Characters: The entire cast is great, but my favorite might just Thaylen. That being said David is very much the main character, although there are frequent Point of View changes.

Overall: An excellent LitRPG, and a must read for any fans of the genre.

For those who like: LitRPGs, Gaming, Great Plot, Fantastic Cast of Characters.

Not for those who don’t like: Any of the above.

Bookish Wednesday: Kill Count by Michael-Scott Earle

Hey all I’m back with a Sci-Fi series with a bit of a LitRPG element. It’s Kill Count, Death Ship Book 01, by Michael-Scott Earle!

Plot Synopsis: When Sergeant Jay Lucas is snatched away from his family farm by a diabolical sentient spaceship, he thought his life was over. But he soon discovers the kidnapping was only the beginning of his trials….

Plot: The plot is incredibly violent, if you couldn’t tell that from the name of the series. That being said it’s not a terrible thing, and honestly it’s more humorous than anything else due to Seymour. You’ll see what I mean if you read the book. The rest of the book is very much in keeping with Sci-Fi Space Operas you’ve seen and read many times. That being said, it’s not a bad thing and was done pretty damn well.

Characters: Jay may be the stereotypical farmboy, but boy if I don’t enjoy the hell out of his snark. Seymour is delightful in his penchant for chaos. The rest of the cast is just as good.

Overall: A fun and hilarious ride that will give any LitRPG or Sci-Fi fan uncontrollable bouts of laughter.

For those who like: Sci-Fi, LitRPGs, Space Operas, Action, Adventure, Drama, Comedy, Excellent Plot, Fantastic Cast of Characters.

Not for those who don’t like: Any of the above.