Transformers: Hardwired is the "first in an all new trilogy", according to the blurb. I was delighted to recieve it but was very disappointed after reading it. I have nothin against the author, but the writing is terrible. In each chapter its important to give details of the surroundings, but this book gives too much information. In one chapter, a battle ignites between Autobot Sideswipe and his enemy, Starscream. Over half of the chapter was describing the weapons, missiles and structures of the F-15s, helicopters and tanks involved. Another thing that was annoying was when he introduced characters, told us their history and characters when they were only in the book for a minute. The story is however, somewhat acceptable. Optimus Prime, Megatron, Bluestreak, Jazz and a few hundred Japanese citizens have been captured by an alien race known as the Keepers. They are forced to do battle with one another otherwise the humans will die. But the story that I disliked was of Bumblebee, Prowl and Grimlock fighting the Decepticons in Las Vegas. This part of the story didn't seem to be much point, as it seemed if this was just to give the Earth Autobots something to do. True this is only the first installment, but it could at least round up certain qualities as it leaves everything open. The only reason I would recommend this book is because the second instalment is far better, and this book would be a good buy for merely the sake of continuity. A big disappiontment.