The God Eaters - Jesse Hajicek No one rating comes to mind immediately, but I think that's my fault. I read this book far too slowly, so I kind of lost some entusiasm along the way. The first half was very intriguing, and I absolutely loved it. The second half reads more like a fantasy novel, and while it's all good, the tension was pretty much gone. One plus is that I didn't actually know how it would end, and there were a couple of twists and turns that could have gone either way.

The only weak point in this book, as far as I'm concerned, are the very last pages. Not that they're bad, but they felt somewhat unneccessary. Since I'm allergic to fluff, I found this book very relaxing. No fluff, or very very little anyway. And when there is some emo:ing in the picture, the characters are as aware of it and as embarrassed by it as I am, so that kind of makes it OK.

Character-wise -- 5 stars. I loved the characters, especially Ash, but then I'm a sucker for intelligent nerds.

World-building -- very nice. The whole god eating thing was new for me.

My review makes it sound a bit bland, but that's just me. The book isn't bland, it's very good, and I look forward to seeing what else Hajicek has written.