Monday, January 30
Book Review: Transitions
Author: Sabine Bauer
Summary: The journey begins
After her mother’s death, Cassie Fraiser is moving on. So she thinks. But there are dangerous forces at work and she soon finds herself caught up in a situation far beyond her control. It’s a good thing Colonel Carter was keeping an eye on her. But while Carter rallies SG-1 to Cassie’s aid, events on Atlantis are going from bad to worse.
Facing a deadly plague and a computer virus that’s shutting down the city, it looks like Colonel Sheppard’s team will provide rich pickings for the incoming Wraith hive ship.
But sometimes events galaxies apart are connected in unexpected
My Rating: 6.75/10
What I liked/disliked about the book: I have to say, this is my least favourite Stargate book I've read so far. Which was a shame because I was looking forward to the book, and after printing delays, waiting for the book to be delivered, finally getting it after months of waiting, I was hoping it would be as amazing as it was said to be. Unfortunately, it didn't live up to my expectations.
The biggest issue, and what made it such a disappointment was the continuity issues. Now, I understand some minor issues, they bother me, but I can accept them, but the continuity issues in this book were major issues, horrifically major continunity. No matter how hard I tried, I couldn't get past that everything was wrong. Timelines were messed up things were mentioned that had happened yet, and because it was a cross over book - the long awaited cross over - both Stargate series were included, they were tied to the same storyline, and even had characters appear together as one group, but the storylines which happened at the same time were from two completely different times. They knew things and didn't know things they shouldn't have known, and things were mentioned or hinted at that were contrary to what was on the show - which was infuriating to me. Again a few minor in consistencies are acceptable in my books, but this wasn't and it ruined the reading experience for me. I didn't like the SG-1 storyline - mainly because it centered around a minor character who I never cared for, and it was to similar to a young adult book whenever the author entered her thought process. But I loved the SGA story line and felt it deserved its own book, because wow. They author created a great plot there. Kudos to her for that. The Atlantis characters were well written and true to what they were on the show. The author creates a very interesting and horrific plot and takes her characters through an emotional roll coaster, and it had just the right balance of action mixed in - it's just a shame it was sacrificed to make room for the crossover. Which is another reason why the book didn't work for me, both had complex plots that needed their own book - even though I didn't like the SG-1 side of the story, it needed its own book. And the SGA storyline definitely needed its own book.
Overall wasn't impressed by the book, it received such praise by fellow fans, but I couldn't get past the continuity issues to enjoy it.
Would I recommend it to read: Not sure I would. I seem to be in the minority, but as far as Stargate storylines goes, this wasn't the greatest.
What to read next: More Stargate of course!
Challenges: 12 in 12, 100+ Challenge, New Authors Challenge, Speculative Fiction Challenge