{Blog Tour} Review: Crimson Son by Russ Linton

Posted November 9, 2014 by Bee in Blog Tour, Reviews / 4 Comments

{Blog Tour} Review: Crimson Son by Russ Linton

{Blog Tour} Review: Crimson Son by Russ Linton

Crimson Son


by Russ Linton
Published on June 16th 2014
by CreateSpace
Genres: Science Fiction, Superheroes, Young Adult
Format: eBook
Source: Sage's Book Tours
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His mother kidnapped, his superhero father absent, powerless Spencer Harrington faces a world of weaponized humans to prove himself and find the truth. Nineteen-year-old Spencer is the son of the Crimson Mask, the world's most powerful Augment. Since witnessing his mother's abduction by a psychotic super villain two years ago, he's been confined to his father's arctic bunker. When the "Icehole" comes under attack from a rampaging robot, Spencer launches into his father's dangerous world of weaponized human beings known as Augments. With no superpowers of his own save a multi-tool, a quick wit and a boatload of emotional trauma, Spencer seeks to uncover his mother's fate and confront his absentee superhero father. As he stumbles through a web of conspiracies and top secret facilities, he rallies a team of everyday people and cast-off Augments. But Spencer soon discovers that the Black Beetle isn't his only enemy, nor his worst.

4 Stars

If I had to read and review this like a real critic, my rating would’ve been lower, probably. If I had to calculate everything and stuff. But I’m just a blogger and I read for fun and I go with my feels when I’m rating a book. And as a normal reader, I had so much fun reading this. And I honestly did not expect to like it this much.

Spencer has lived confined in an arctic bunker for two years now. Hiding from the rest of the world after his mom was kidnapped. His dad, the world’s most powerful Augment out there, Crimson Mask, put him here. But when the “Icehole” as he calls it, is attacked, Spencer has to escape. With no superpowers of his own, Spencer starts looking for what happened to his mother two years ago and wants to confront his absentee superhero dad.

I really had a lot of fun reading this, so I didn’t pay attention to world building and character developement as much as I probably should. When I look back, I would’ve liked more world building and background on the Augments. I wanted to know more about them, but I really didn’t care while I was reading. I’m just realizing that now. There is character developement though. Now that I think about it. Sounds horrible, like I didn’t pay attention at all. And I guess I didn’t. I was having too much fun. Let me say it like this… I felt the same way reading this book as when I’m watching The Avengers (or any other Marvel movie). And that’s high praise coming from me.

The thing that made me love this as much as I did was Spencer. He’s such a great main character and I loved him instantly. I love his humor. Actually I loved the humor in this book. Again, like in The Avengers. Spencer reminds me a lot of Tony Stark. But younger. He’s impulsive, stubborn and sarcastic, but he’s also very smart and cares for his friends and family. I loved his friendship with Eric! They are brothers to each other and I love that! Eric was also a fantastic character. He’s such a great friend and he made me laugh a lot! I liked the old people, they were hilarious! And Drake is not a nice guy. Xamse earned my respect!

You should go into this book like you go into a movie like The Avengers. Just read it without your critical eye and you’ll have a lot of fun! Recommended to fans of superheroes and superpowers and all that good stuff.

About Russ Linton

In the fourth grade, Russ Linton wrote down the vague goal of becoming a “writer and an artist” when he grew up. After a journey that led him from philosopher to graphic designer to stay at home parent and even a stint as an Investigative Specialist with the FBI, he finally got around to that “writing” part which he now pursues full time.

Russ creates character-driven speculative fiction. His stories drip with blood, magic, and radioactive bugs. He writes for adults who are young at heart and youngsters who are old souls.

Bee

About Russ Linton

In the fourth grade, Russ Linton wrote down the vague goal of becoming a “writer and an artist” when he grew up. After a journey that led him from philosopher to graphic designer to stay at home parent and even a stint as an Investigative Specialist with the FBI, he finally got around to that “writing” part which he now pursues full time.

Russ creates character-driven speculative fiction. His stories drip with blood, magic, and radioactive bugs. He writes for adults who are young at heart and youngsters who are old souls.

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