Sixteenth Watch By Myke Cole
Rating: 2/5 stars
Genre: Science Fiction, Military Fiction
Publisher: Angry Robot
Release Date: March 10, 2020
Just as Coast Guard Captain Jane Oliver is preparing for a well-deserved retirement, tragedy takes her husband from her and destroys her plans for the future.
Oliver finds herself pushed into a new role—one she’s ill-prepared for. Suddenly heading up the Coast Guard’s elite SAR-1 unit, Oliver is faced with preventing lunar war—a conflict that humanity has yet to see, and one that could engulf the earth as well.
** Thank you to Netgalley and Angry Robot for providing me with an eARC of this book**
This book really didn’t work for me. I’m not sure what it was. For some reason I had trouble getting invested in the characters, and while the ending was action-packed and fast paced, it just felt like the book took a while to really find it’s plot. I was really drawn to the book for the premise, but it took so long to really get into it, that I just found I didn’t care at the end and was just reading to reach the end.
Overall, my biggest issue was the main character, Jane Oliver, for some reason so much of what she did just didn’t make sense to me, and frankly, the characters that surrounded her seemed like card-board cutouts, they didn’t really seem fleshed out at all. They just didn’t feel real, and considering how much of the book was centered on their interactions, I just couldn’t get into it.
The last part of the book was the best part for me, where there was a lot of action, and I sort of got invested, and I have to say, the way the book ended has definitely made me want to read the next one, even given how much I struggled to get invested.
Overall, I do think this will appeal to readers who are fans of military science fiction, so if that’s you, here’s me saying check this book out—other readers seem to have connected where I couldn’t!
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