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Harbinger of Books

We all have different hobbies in life but my absolute favorite thing to do is pick up a book. This blog is dedicated to all of my ramblings. 

Dawn's 2013-books book montage

Deadly Desire
Mark of the Demon
The Hour of Dust and Ashes
Fate's Edge
Changeling Moon
A Kingdom of Dreams
Kiss of Pride
Thief of Shadows
Grave Memory
Archangel's Storm
The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
A Kiss Before the Apocalypse
Frost Burned
Touch of the Demon
Summoning the Night
The End of the Affair
A Blood Seduction
A Werewolf in Manhattan
Last Kiss Goodnight
The Chief


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Review for Terms of Enlistment

Terms of Enlistment (Frontlines) - Marko Kloos

Terms of Enlistment by Marko Kloos was such a wonderful surprise I so thoroughly enjoyed it!!

 

The story is about a young man Andrew Grayson. He lives in a ghetto in the North American Commonwealth and life is rather crappy. You have no money and no hope of becoming better, you don’t even have food instead you are given these soy rations for your daily caloric intake. Andrew wants out and a new way of life so he does what many young men do and enlist in the armed forces. The world is at war and people are building colonies in outer space. Andrew just wants to live long enough to complete his terms of enlistment so he can either go to a colony or live outside of the ghetto on Earth.

 

The writing in the book is solid, I felt like I was drawn and vested into the world. The world is a lot bleak but he does a nice job bringing in the human compassion maybe (not sure that is the proper turn of phrase). My point is the world is bleak and gritty but there are these moments spaced throughout the story and you think life for Andrew not so bad. I really liked the action scenes and thought they were well done.

   

I had one issue with the book. I wanted more insight in the world building. I never understood which countries are in the North American Content nor how is it governed? I also wanted to know why we are at war with Russia/China. If all people do is accept rations and no one is working how does the country make money? I mean this is affecting almost a billion people. The good news is the book ends like there is the possibility of a series so YAY hopefully my questions will be answered over time.