Goodreads: Recruit: A Space Marine Novella
Author: James David Victor
Published: 8th October 2017 (Fairfield Publishing)
Source: Free from Newsletter
Rating: 3/5 (Liked it)
Official Summary: “Outgunned and outmanned on a remote alien world, their only hope is a recruit who doesn’t even want to be there
A new series from #1 Best Selling author James David Victor
Plucked from his life in academia, Jack Forge must find a way to survive as a Fleet Marine recruit. When the Chitin attack, he is forced to fight a war he never wanted any part of. The only way out is to win the war, and Jack Forge will do whatever it takes to make that happen. In the process, he just might save humanity.
Recruit is the first book in the Jack Forge, Fleet Marine series. If you like fast paced military science fiction, Jack Forge is the kind of hero you can root for.” – Goodreads
Review: Really starting to enjoy the size of the Author’s books, nice fast easy reads. Just enough to suck you in and make you want to read more. But also short enough to fit into the day randomly on your phone. Not going to lie I did go into it thinking it would be very similar to Starship Troopers, it wasn’t at all. The only things that were the same were aliens vs humans that was it.
You do get a little context of the whole picture but not a lot. You are left feeling a little underwhelmed with what was going on. The training felt meh and a bit crap. But then again that was the point, get recruits in and throw them out as fast as possible. Adds to the desperate layer being built.
Interesting. Reminds me of when they would publish serials in news magazines.