Saturday, January 22

Book Review: Hunt and Run

Title: Hunt and Run (Stargate Atlantis #13)

Author: Aaron Rosenberg

Pages: 280

Summary: Ronon Dex is a mystery. His past is a closed book and he likes it that way. But when the Atlantis team triggers a trap that leaves them stranded on a hostile world, only Ronon’s past can save them - if it doesn’t kill them first.

As the gripping tale unfolds, we return to Ronon’s earliest days as a Runner and meet the charismatic leader who transformed him into a hunger of Wraith. But grief and rage can change the best of men and it soon becomes clear that those who Ronon once considered brothers-in-arms are now on the hunt - and the Atlantis team their prey.

My Rating: 7/10

What I liked/disliked about the book: I have to say, this book surprised me. I didn’t think a book based off of one of my favourite TV series would be good. But overall the book wasn’t bad. It wasn’t great either, and there were a lot of issues I had with it, especially consistency with characterization and background information about characters, place and general information from what I’ve learned watching the show, but overall was a good read.

I enjoyed learning about Ronon’s past. His character wasn’t explored to much on the show, so he was always a bit of a mystery to me, getting some insight on his life, before he joined SGA was a good idea. The story style and the way it’s told follow how all of the stories in the Stargate franchise are told, only in book form this time, and some more insight to what different characters have going on.

The main issue I had with the book, and prevented it from a higher rating was the amount of inconsistencies in it. Did the author bother to do research? Were the editors asleep? Because there were many characters who were out of character throughout the book. Teyla is one example, what happened to the kick ass survivor from the show? I wasn’t expecting an exact carbon copy from what I saw in the show, because you would really only get that from the writers of the show, minor consistency issues from show to book would have been fine, but the ones I saw were to big, making some of the characters not the same as the ones I enjoyed during the show.

Despite the amount of issues I had with it, I liked the book, and I’m looking forward to reading the entire series.

Would I recommend it to read: Only if you are a fan of the series, and a big enough fan to want to continue the series in book form. If you have never watched the show, do not start with this book. Also if you’re a huge fan like myself, be wary of the inconsistencies and down right wrong information in the book.

What to read next: I’d say read more books in the SGA series. I was surprised in how much I enjoyed the book. So if you want to read more, grab more books in the SGA franchise (or SG-1!)

Challenges: 11 in 11 Challenge, 100+ Challenge, 2011 Countdown Challenge, A - Z Challenge, Futeristic/Sci-Fi Challenge, Global Reading Challenge, NaJuReMoNoMo, New Authors Challenge

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