Month: August 2014

Desexed by Benjamin Tariri

Desexed by Benjamin Tariri
Posted on August 30, 2014 in Book Review / 0 Comments

Main Points Writing Style: The writing is okay. I found a few errors, and tense changes (it’s mostly in present but switches around strangely). Plot: It’s a really interesting and well-researched concept. This book is really only a brief snapshot of what would happen, but it seems to, you know, cover all the main points. In a way it’s kind of reassuring, like it’s just another possibility of what could happen when you die. However, some things were probably a little far-fetched or unrealistic. I don’t know. It was just how everyone changed after they […]

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Salt & Storm by Kendall Kulper

Salt & Storm by Kendall Kulper
Posted on August 27, 2014 in Book Review / 0 Comments

Due to my feelings about this book, I’m going to forego my normal review style. I’m gonna be honest. I hated this book. I’m gonna be even more honest than that. I didn’t hate it right up until the end. I just kept holding out hope that there was gonna be some redemption. Know what I got instead? Disappointment. I got disappointment. This book was just really painful. It was depressing. It’s a dark, dark book. I laughed exactly once. I spent most of the book feeling anxious and strained. It was a weight. Reading […]

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Musing Mondays #29: How useful are reviews?

Musing Mondays #29: How useful are reviews?
Posted on August 25, 2014 in Discussion, Musing Mondays / 0 Comments

Hosted by Should Be Reading Musing Mondays asks you to muse about one of the following each week… • Describe one of your reading habits.• Tell us what book(s) you recently bought for yourself or someone else, and why you chose that/those book(s).• What book are you currently desperate to get your hands on? Tell us about it! • Tell us what you’re reading right now — what you think of it, so far; why you chose it; what you are (or, aren’t) enjoying it.• Do you have a bookish rant? Something about books or reading (or the industry) that […]

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Bad Blood by E. E. Smith

Bad Blood by E. E. Smith
Posted on August 23, 2014 in Book Review / 0 Comments

Main Points Writing Style: The writing had the same charm as the first book, but also the same little annoyances, like the repetition of things. Once I thought a sentence sounded familiar, and then discovered it was an almost word-for-word copy of one a few pages back. Happened maybe once or twice at most, though. And sometimes it doesn’t really work in a book when there are too many exclamation marks in the narration (it doesn’t matter with dialogue), but with this one it was fine. It was like we were really getting inside the […]

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Feature and Follow Friday #22

Feature and Follow Friday #22
Posted on August 22, 2014 in Feature and Follow Friday / 3 Comments

The Feature & Follow is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee of Parajunkee’s View and Alison of Alison Can Read. I’m participating in this blog hop! See the rules here. Follow me however you wish! And if you do, be sure to stop by this post and say hi! Let me know you followed me and I’ll follow you! Isn’t it marvelous how that works? Question of the Week: What book/series do you think would make a better TV show than movie? Pretty Little Liars for sure. It’s already a TV show, but if there was […]

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The Legacy by Necole Ryse

The Legacy by Necole Ryse
Posted on August 21, 2014 in Blog Tour, Book Review / 0 Comments

Main Points Writing Style: There were a few grammatical errors that kinda killed me a little inside, but it seemed more dialect than actual language deficiency. It consequently had a lot of personality. Plot: This story was hoppin. There was drama here and there and every which way. Never a dull moment. Some things I thought could have been developed more and it switched back and forth a lot between things happening, but it got around to pretty much everything. I was just thinking, good thing it’s a trilogy because we hardly had any resolution […]

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Russian Roulette by E. E. Smith

Russian Roulette by E. E. Smith
Posted on August 20, 2014 in Book Review / 2 Comments

Main Points Writing Style: I still love the style. It just gets better with each book. I also laughed a lot more in this one than the others. However, there were still some repetitions. Some things never change. Plot: Another double mystery! These are getting quite fun. Of course, they always sound so dangerous, but then they happen and you remember, ‘oh, that’s right, Lexie can handle anything’ and it’s all right. Honestly I think these mysteries are really toned down. The bad guys are pretty lenient, and she’s pretty lenient on them. But then […]

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Musing Mondays #28: Second Book Syndrome

Musing Mondays #28: Second Book Syndrome
Posted on August 18, 2014 in Discussion, Musing Mondays / 4 Comments

Hosted by Should Be Reading Musing Mondays asks you to muse about one of the following each week… • Describe one of your reading habits.• Tell us what book(s) you recently bought for yourself or someone else, and why you chose that/those book(s).• What book are you currently desperate to get your hands on? Tell us about it! • Tell us what you’re reading right now — what you think of it, so far; why you chose it; what you are (or, aren’t) enjoying it.• Do you have a bookish rant? Something about books or reading (or the industry) that […]

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The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot

The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot
Posted on August 16, 2014 in Book Review / 0 Comments

Main Points Writing Style: I love the writing. It’s so 9th grade. I seriously felt like I was back in freshman year. And boy, has Mia got a personality. It’s so obvious! She may be a little naive but she certainly doesn’t hold anything back. At least in her journal. Plot: This book kinda felt like buildup to me. Like we were waiting the entire time for her to accept being a princess and just move to Genovia already. But at least we had an entertaining little love story to keep up engaged. No, I […]

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Emoji Book Tag

Emoji Book Tag
Posted on August 15, 2014 in Tag / 2 Comments

Hey hey hey! Tag time. Thanks to my blogging bestie Jillie from Jillian’s Books, I’ll be participating in the Emoji Book Tag! I’ll be using Pusheen the cat because I love cats. The goal is to match emojis with books.      The Road by Cormac McCarthy made me very sleepy. It was just really boring. For some reason it’s my friend’s favorite book which I think is ridiculous. We had to read it for school and it was definitely one of the duller ones.    I doubt I have to explain why The Book Thief […]

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