Goodreads: Forged in Space (Jack Forge, Fleet Marine #2)
Author: James David Victor
Published: 20th November 2017 (Fairfield Publishing)
Source: Free from Author’s Newsletter
Rating: 3/5 (Liked it)
Official Summary: “Abandoned on a remote planet overrun by hostile aliens. The commanding officer is dead. A new squad of space Marines will be forced to prevail…or die.
A new story from #1 Best Selling author James David Victor
Jack Forge has been deployed with his unit to a remote alien world on a simple mission. When their ship is attacked and the planet is overrun by Chitins, the Marine who never wanted to be will be forced to take a stand or watch those around him die, including the woman he has come to care for. If Jack can’t be forged into a true Marine, all will be lost.” – Goodreads
Review: Doesn’t matter that he is smart, he still does some stupid stuff. Like opening his mouth when he shouldn’t. It was a little predictable in some places but otherwise, it was a nice surprise where it went. I just like with this series so far, the more you read, the more you want to read the rest in the series. You want to see him develop more, you want to see him progress through the ranks.
Yes, they are short but at the same time, I feel they are the right amount. Just enough to sink your teeth in and get hooked. The Author does them short in order to get the story out there faster to the reader.
(Disclaimer: I received a free copy from Author’s Newsletter. Does not affect my review)