Monster Hunter Alpha
by Larry Correia
8 out of 10
Adult Science Fiction / Horror
This is book three in the Monster Hunter series. Larry Correia does not disappoint. Incredibly well-written and well-paced. His books thus far show the promising trend of improving with each new release, leaving readers excited for more.
That was really more of a review of the author than the book itself. But to be honest, I would read anything Larry Correia puts out and have yet to be disappointed. Caveat: this is NOT young adult fiction.
That being said, this book didn't receive higher marks for one reason: it was missing my favorite characters. Learning more about Earl was really awesome, and I agree that showcasing Earl precluded having Owen be the main character. The fault was neither the author's nor the book's; I think the problem is that I have developed a teensy crush on Z. Of course, as a glasses-wearing sci-fi fan who likes to imagine herself as being as rockin' as Julie, I suppose it was inevitable. Now Correia comes along and makes Earl as awesome as Z, and what's a girl to do?