Thursday, July 7, 2011

Book Review: Rook: Allie's War, Book One by JC Andrijeski

Title:  Rook: Allie's War, Book One
Author:  JC Andrijeski
Paperback:  408 pages
CreateSpace (February 11, 2011)


★ ★  

My thoughts:

The government has discovered another species, called the seers. They look humans only with super powers. The government is using them as weapons in wars, when not fighting they are treated as slaves wearing collars like dogs. 

I actually am not sure how to rate this book. I am in between rating this 2-star or 4-star. 4-star mainly because I enjoyed the story especially the main characters Allie and Revik along with the secondary characters Cass and Jon. I am considering 2-star because as soon as the sarks and seers were introduced, I began skimming. It's like how I reacted when I watched the movie Avatar. I loved the story (even watched it twice) but there were things I just couldn't understand there. In this book, although the story was interesting, I had a hard time understanding the seers and their powers. Overall, it was a good story, I would still recommend this book to all sci-fi lovers out there. 

About the book:

"You are the Bridge..." Twenty-eight-year-old San Francisco native, Allie Taylor, knew she had issues…but she at least thought she was human. In her version of modern day Earth, a second race of human-like beings called seers were discovered in Asia in the early 1900s. Since then, they have fought in two world wars and live alongside humans as second-class citizens. So when Allie meets her first, real, flesh-and-blood seer, she's not exactly thrilled when he tells her that she's a seer like him. Not only that, but according to him, all the other seers believe she's going to end the world. Worse, no matter what she does, everything that happens after that only seems to prove him right. - Amazon

About the author:

JC Andrijeski has lived or spent considerable time in India, Vancouver BC, San Francisco, Albuquerque, Portland, Los Angeles, Seattle, New York, San Diego, Prague, London, Berlin, Sydney and Swinoujscie, Poland. She currently lives in McLeod Ganj, India, where she writes full time and does volunteer work. For more information about her and her writing, visit


I received a review copy of this book free from the author, JC Andrijeski. The review posted above is based on my personal thoughts while reading the book.


Felicity Grace Terry said...

hmm, not too sure about this one as there were elements of Avator that I also found difficult to understand.

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