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2023 Reading Goal

54% complete! Shack70 has read 27 of 50 books.

United States of Japan (2016) 2 stars

"Decades ago, Japan won the Second World War. Americans worship their infallible Emperor, and nobody …

Not at all what I expected

2 stars

I don't rate or review many books here on Goodreads, but I was so excited to read this book. Man in The High Castle is one of my favorite books and this sounded like it was going to be similar but also with giant mechs. Just look at the covers to all the books in the series, it's got be full of action with lots of mech fights. Don't let this cover fool you, if you are looking for books with mechs as the center, this isn't it. I enjoyed the book because yes, it's like Man in The High Castle but I was distracted as I awaited the mech fights. There are a few mech fights in the books, but those parts are very lack-luster and boring compared to what I expected or what this could have been. I don't plan on reading the next two books simply because …

Super Powereds (2013, Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform) 4 stars

Review of 'Super Powereds' on 'Goodreads'

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I'm a sucker for superhero books but this one disappointed me a little. It has descent characters that are well thought out have good personalities and powers. I just didn't really like any of them enough to have a favorite.

Most of this book is just the kids going to superhero college and what happens day to day. Nothing really exciting happens until the very end and by then it was kinda predictable. I don't enjoy following the characters day to day lives.

I'm not sure I will read the next book or not. I'm leaning toward not but if I do I hope it has more action since I've already met all the characters and know them. If it's just following them through year two, I'm not interested. Some more needs to happen during the story and not just at the end.