Fascinating War Novel

Fives and Twenty-FivesFives and Twenty-Fives by Michael Pitre
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

As an Army Brat, I often love reading war stories. I picked this one up because it looked interesting.

And it was fascinating. I loved how this story was both about the soldiers and about the war they were in together. The story of the war is woven into the fabric of the after war story. They flowed together well and enhanced each other.

For a non military person, some of the Jargon could be hard to understand. I understood it all because of growing up in an Army family and because of two years spent in ROTC. At times, I thought to myself that if I was a regular civilian, I might not understand this book as well. Even with my Army background, some of the terminology was unfamiliar. I was tempted to bring down the rating a star because of this, but I liked the writing and the story too much to bring the rating down. It was a good story that was thought provoking and sticks with you long after you read it.

I received a free eARC of this book from NetGalley and Bloomsbury USA in return for an honest review.

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About Francesca

Francesca Huber is a college student majoring in Computer Science. She enjoys networking, programming, game development, and generally working on her computer. In her spare time she rides horses, plays viola, reads books, and writes stories. She also spent two years in Army ROTC. She grew up on a diet of science fiction, fantasy, and horse books; imagining herself in other worlds or other times. She would tell herself stories at night to go to sleep, and those stories ended up becoming the books she writes down. She is currently working on "Honored"; the sequel to her Debut novel "Dishonor". Both books are part of her science fiction series, "In Search of Honor", written in a post-apocalypse world.
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