Saturday, January 31, 2015

Here there be dragons...

The Great Zoo of ChinaThe Great Zoo of China by Matthew Reilly

Before I write anything else, I have to point out that this is not a genre I usually read. I received an advanced readers copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Right off the bat I was excited because I thought having dragons in a modern zoo had to be interesting. But this book is nothing like what I was expecting. It has a Jurassic Park feel to it, with a MacGyver like Veterinarian who benefits from an extreme abundance of lucky coincidences as a main character. The Great Zoo of China is one non-stop dragon/bus/truck/Chinese Special Forces packed action attack. I did start to feel a little attached to Lucky, but her story doesn't play out until near the end. I think I may have enjoyed it more if there was slightly less action and more storyline on the dragon/human relationships and the research that is mentioned so many times. I was hoping CJ would be involved with some of it BEFORE all hell broke less. It was a little too much for me, but if you are fan of that genre, it may be for you.

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