Commonality Games by Mark Rounds Book Review

Book Description (via Amazon): Aliens have taken over the Earth and installed their own government and rebuilt the economy of the planet. Poverty is mostly eradicated and the masses of Earth’s population are growing. The new diversion is the Games. Gladiators done the clothing and equipment of many historical eras and brawl to entertain the masses. Taol Ubner and his friends are drawn into the Games and must be victorious or die in the attempt.

I received this book in exchange for an honest review. I have given this book one out of five stars ⭐️

In all honesty, I have had a good think about this book and have come to the conclusion that this type of war and sci-fi genre mix really isn’t for me. I can definitely appreciate this kind of genre especially when a novel like ’tis has been written by Mark Rounds as I was still intrigued to find out what happened at the end of the novel due to the great use of descriptive writing and the concept of the story itself however, for me, I couldn’t keep up with all the well-descriptive-weapons being used but that’s because I don’t have a great knowledge on the combat and gun forefront.

Due to my lack of understanding and knowledge, I did find it a lot harder to connect with any of the characters within this book. There were only a couple of times I became confused due to the large multi-character and couldn’t figure out who was who.

I have definitely taken on board that Mark Rounds is a fantastic author who has incredible knowledge or has done a lot of thorough research for this book and I admire that dedication and expertise of his. Also, I love the use of descriptive writing and how he made the action throughout the book build in a great way, taking us through the process of training not just going straight into the “game”.

If you enjoy reading about war and sci-fi novels mixed together, I would definitely recommend this book to you.

Have you read Commonality Games by Mark Rounds yet? If so, let me know your thoughts in the comments below.

Happy reading,

Claire 📚

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