Monday, 20 February 2017

Book Review: Jurassic Sea by Viktor Zarkov (Jurassic Adventures #2)


Fresh off of a horrifying trek to a fabled island where dinosaurs nearly killed him, B-list celebrity Colt McKinnon finds himself heading directly back into the world of the unexplained. This time, his new employer is sending him into the area known as the Bermuda Triangle. Recent storm surges and electromagnetic anomalies have seen an upswing in strange activity in the area. Happy to dive back into a journey into the unexplained and out of the shadows of the dinosaurs that neatly killed him, Colt happily packs his bags

But when the Triangle dumps him into a sea stranded somewhere in the cracks of time, Colt soon learns that he may not be done running from dinosaurs after all. 


My Review: 
Colt escaped with his life from Jurassic Island thanks to the arrival of Nyoko and now he is flooded with offers for interviews and tv appearances. But Nyoko has been monitoring the Bermuda Triangle and wants to fly through it as an experiment. When their plane crashes, the couple and pilot Heath are stranded and there is a jurassic sea monster and a long missing boat in the area. Colt needs to solve the mystery, avoid the sea monsters and find a way home...

You would think that Colt had had enough of risky adventures but when Nyoko tells him what she studying, they decide to hire a pilot who survived a bizarre flight through the Bermuda Triangle so they can do scientific tests on a repeat flight. But of course things don't go quite according to plan and they find themselves in a different time and place, with Jurassic sea monsters and a liner last seen in 1945 along with two people who have been missing for two weeks. Where are they? How are they going to get home?

This doesn't have the all out action that we saw in Jurassic island but it is still a decent enough short thriller. It doesn't have a lot of sea monster action compared to the dinosaurs in the first book and it focuses more on what the liner was there for and who had been using it. As a plot it was ok but I would've liked a lot more of the monster action that I was expecting. The second half of the book is much better as we do get the monster stuff as Cole develops a plan to get them back home, a plan that is going to endanger their lives.

I liked Cole and Nyoko as main characters and they work well as a team. I wouldn't mind reading more about them if the book had more action and more monsters. This was a decent enough read but not anywhere near as good as Jurassic Island so I was a bit disappointed with it.
Read December 2016.
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6 comments:

  1. The monsters would be what I really wanted to read about. Sounds like maybe they need to do more of that in this one? Sorry that you were disappointed. Thanks for the review!

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    1. Definitely needed more monsters! You can never have too many monsters! A little disappointed but it was still a decent read so can't complain too much!

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  2. Just the title Jurassic Sea gets me. I would almost read it for that and that awesome cover. Bummer it was disappointing, sounds like it needs WAY more monsters. I need some elasmosaurus action (always liked those). I was a dinosaur geek as a kid.

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    1. I think if this had been the first book in the series I'd have liked it more but following a book with lots of dinosaur action meant that this one doesn't compare so well, though I did like it as a story. The monster bits are pretty good when they do appear but I certainly prefer Jurassic Island!

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  3. This sounds like fun! Or at least, the first book definitely does. Might have to check that out. Dinosaurs!

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    1. Nothing like some nice Jurassic dinosaur action! I have a few more that I plan to read soon which I hope beens a nice gorefest to look forward to...

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