Hey all I’m back with the first entry in another LitRPG series for this Bookish Wednesday. It’s Dungeon Crawl, Book 01 in the Crucible Shard Series, by Skyler Grant!
Plot: The plot is mediocre at best, honestly it’s a rather poor LitRPG series. Though considering it was the authors first series I can’t say I’m too disappointed since the Laboratory was much better. Later books improve a bit, but overall it’s just not a good series.
Characters: Liam is our lead character and he’s very much a tool. He’s dull and boring and does things for absolutely stupid reasons in addition to being very amoral for little reason. The rest of the cast is little better with one of our female characters being a chronic kleptomaniac with serious mental issues and the other guy being a boring and dull spellcaster know it all.
Overall: Stay away from this series, there are better ones out there.
For those who like: LitRPGs, Action, Adventure, Drama, Anti-Heroes.
This week for Bookish Wednesday I’m back with the sequel to a fun LitRPG series I’ve covered before. It’s The Airship, Book 02 of the Laboratory Series, by Skyler Grant!
Plot Synopsis: Emma is back! The core has been transferred to an airship crashed deep on the Rim. There, Emma and Anna will encounter feuding factions, terrifying monstrosities, and new powered foes in need of becoming research experiments. With a badly damaged vessel, they must steal, scavenge, and fight for what they need to upgrade to survive. More upgrades, more insults, more science…
Plot: The plot is pretty awesome, and just as snarky as the first entry, which is excellent as that was my main draw to the first book. While fairly short it does do the plot justice and I really enjoyed this entry.
Characters: We get a ton of newcomers in this entry, and while I won’t say who is my favorite newcomer, I will say that Emma is just as crabby as always.
Overall: If you enjoyed playing Portal, again this would be the book for you. A solid sequel.
This week for Bookish Wednesday I’ve got a rather short book. It’s The Laboratory by Skyler Grant!
Plot Synopsis: Emma is an artificial intelligence with a love of science, insults, and devilish traps. When her systems are booted up she finds herself in control of a long-abandoned facility in a post-apocalyptic wasteland…
Plot: The plot is pretty great, it’s like if you took GLaDOS from Portal and made her even more ruthless and insulting. I can’t describe it any better than that, and frankly I think that does pretty well.
Characters: Emma is a great lead character, if only because she is so very snarky. Her constant barbs are hilarious and entertaining to the point where I had to avoid listening to the book early in the morning to avoid waking up others with my laughter. The rest of the cast is also quite good.
Overall: If you loved Portal, or just love snarky female leads that are also ruthless as hell, you’ll love The Laboratory.
For those who like: LitRPG, Post-Apocalyptic Setting, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Drama, Action, Snark, Fantastic Plot, Excellent Cast of Characters.
Not for those who don’t like: Any of the above, but really how can you hate that?