The disclaimer I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review Anyone who knows me is aware that I enjoy all sorts of writing from historical non fiction to the craziest sci fi imag
The disclaimer: "I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review."Anyone who knows me is aware that I enjoy all sorts of writing from historical non-fiction to the craziest sci-fi imaginable. Within the first few chapters of Escape From B-Movie Hell, I could definitely feel M T McGuire's love for Douglas Adams and Terry Pratchett which had me smiling from ear-to-ear. That being said, after the initial familiarity, this book is a fun read that manages to keep a lively pace. Despite being comedic, the characters are well-developed and the various alien predicaments fit well into the larger plot. I'm still horrible at writing reviews without too many spoilers so I'm going to finish this quickly. My parting remarks are that if you have a free chunk of time and want to laugh/enjoy yourself, this is definitely a recommended read.Popular Escape from B-Movie Hell Author M.T. McGuire Viral Kindle If you asked Andi Turbot whether she had anything in common with Flash Gordon she d say no, emphatically Saving the world is for dynamic, go ahead, leaders of men and while it would be nice to see a woman getting involved for a change, she believes she could be the least well equipped being in her galaxy for the job Then her best friend, Eric, reveals that he is an extraIf you asked Andi Turbot whether she had anything in common with Flash Gordon she d say no, emphatically Saving the world is for dynamic, go ahead, leaders of men and while it would be nice to see a woman getting involved for a change, she believes she could be the least well equipped being in her galaxy for the job Then her best friend, Eric, reveals that he is an extraterrestrial He s not just any ET either He s Gamalian seven foot, lobster shaped and covered in Marmite scented goo Just when Andi s getting used to that he tells her about the Apocalypse and really ruins her day The human race will perish unless Eric s Gamalian superiors step in Abducted and trapped on an alien ship, Andi must convince the Gamalians her world is worth saving Or escape from their clutches and save it herself.This book won 3rd in the 2015 Teen category of the Wishing Shelf Book Awards.. M T McGuire enjoys the real world but wouldn t want to live here full time That s why she writes books She grew up, or at least, got bigger, half way up a windy down in Sussex Her home was also the first location choice for Hogwarts, in the Harry Potter films, so maybe it s not so strange that she s ended up writing spec fic Perhaps there s something in the water up there, apart from chalk She used to do stand up but sat down and started to write books when she got married She now lives in Bury St Edmunds, in Suffolk, with a McOther, a McMini and a selection of very silly cars She hasn t found a way to make any of the cars fly, and none of them is fitted with ordnance like the ones in her books, but she and her team of evil scientists are working on that.Despite the fact she s pushing fifty now, and supposedly, an adult, M T checks all unfamiliar wardrobes for a gateway to Narnia She hasn t found one so far but she lives in hope.. The best Kindle Escape from B-Movie Hell Me: Hey honey, would you still like me if you suddenly found out I was a 7 foot tall space lobster?Wife: Well it depends.Me: Depends on what? Wife: On how you were cooked.I think this would be categorised as a YA Space Opera parfait, with Douglas Adams flavouring and comedy sprinkles on top. It had a much more sophisticated plot than I first thought ... in a Lost in Space kitschy kind of way. Hmm, I said that like it was a bad thing. It wasn't! The characters are memorable and humorous and, for the teenage girls, there were plenty of "Goo and Ewww!" moments. It wasn't over-wordy. The author pretty much, got straight to the point. M.T. McGuire wins her Imagination Badge for this, and makes me want to read more of her stuff. All-in-all, an enjoyable read for the Christmas break, and I think you wouldn't feel cheated after reading it.