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Not Bad, Not Brilliant, but Good,
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This review is from: The Delta Anomaly (Starfleet Academy (Paperback)) (Kindle Edition)
When looking for a new sci-fi adventure to download to my Kindle I got all excited about spotting the new Starfleet Academy novels. The lack of information on the books themselves annoyed me but it didn't stop me from buying the book. I had no idea what 'The Delta Anomaly' would be about - other than it involved the Star Trek characters created in JJ Abrams 2009 movie as opposed to the same characters in the original timeline - and was geared at teens.
Well, here's the low-down - my own 'blurb' without spoilers:
"twenty-third century Earth and the home of the Starfleet Cadets, San Francisco, is under threat. An unknown stalker is randomly killing people and no-one knows how he or she is doing it. The victims all appear to be unharmed from the outside, but it's a different matter on the inside.
After Kirk manages to help save Uhura's friend, they and Doc McCoy do their best to unravel the mystery of the terrifying night murderer."
This wasn't a brilliant read but it wasn't bad. Entertaining in places, it's far more plot than character based.
Uhura and Spock's romantic interest is hinted at and so is the fact that despite his playfulness Kirk's a pretty good leader. Kirk has a love interest and she's quite sassy, which pleased me since women usually just fall in love with his character. Helen's a little more hard to get, but I'd have liked even more romance between the two characters.
All the characters seemed very self-assured and I'd have liked them to be a little less unswervingly confident - so I could empathize at some point. The author weaved an interesting tale.