Review: The Rebirths of Tao by Wesley Chu
4.5 Stars , Reviews / April 21, 2015

I just love this series. It is filled with action and intrigue as well as amazing, real characters and relationships.  Oh, and humor! The conclusion to the series was every bit as fun and addictive as the rest the first two books. In short, this is a highly addictive, unputdownable, laugh out loud action packed series with memorable and enjoyable characters. The Tan family is settled in a “home” base in the Northwest, where Jill (who is now known as The Great Betrayer for outing the Quasing existence) helps lead the Prophus. Roen is still trying to compensate for his shortcomings as a husband/father in Cameron’s early life while still acting as an agent. And Cameron, well, Cameron is training like an agent and trying to be “normal” at the same time. I love Cameron’s chapters. For me, these provided the most fun since he is still young and a bit naive. You get that great interplay between Tao and him as well as between his parents. There is also a bit of angst (but not in a bad way!). He excels so much in his private life, but in school he just doesn’t find a way to feel like he belongs or…

The Deaths of Tao by Wesley Chu
4 Stars , Reviews / October 3, 2013

  The Deaths of Tao is a continuation of everything that was done right in Lives of Tao. Action, suspense, humor, and yes, plot as well. It jumps in several years after Lives of Tao ended. Roen is no longer the overweight bumbling new host that entertained us in the first book. But that does not mean he is any less entertaining. Roen is now at a minimum competent, and actually excels in some areas. Unfortunately family life is not an area he excels at. This book brings Roen’s emotional struggle as he copes with his failed marriage to Jill (In between the two books, they got married: yay! But they also separated: boo!). Roen has been a slave to Tao’s missions, torn away from his family, who he longs to rejoin. Jill has not had it much easier. She has been coping with two full time jobs (her job on the Hill as well as her job with the Prophus) in addition to being a single parent since Roen has been absent (did I mention they also had a kid between the two books? Yay?) Deaths of Tao puts Roen in the hot seat, forces him to put his family aside, so he can…

The Lives of Tao by Wesley Chu
4 Stars , Reviews / March 25, 2013

This review was originally posted on Wilder’s Book Review When out-of-shape IT technician Roen woke up and started hearing voices in his head, he naturally assumed he was losing it. He wasn’t. He now has a passenger in his brain – an ancient alien life-form called Tao, whose race crash-landed on Earth before the first fish crawled out of the oceans. Now split into two opposing factions – the peace-loving, but under-represented Prophus, and the savage, powerful Genjix – the aliens have been in a state of civil war for centuries. Both sides are searching for a way off-planet, and the Genjix will sacrifice the entire human race, if that’s what it takes. Meanwhile, Roen is having to train to be the ultimate secret agent. Like that’s going to end up well…   The Lives of Tao by Wesley Chu is definitely a fun read with a concept that was not only novel, but also, just frankly, very cool. In addition to that, it is definitely funny. It is extremely rare for a book to literally make me laugh out loud, but The Lives of Tao achieved this not just once or twice, but a myriad of times. The basis of the book is…