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[Arc Review] The Quick and the Undead by Kimberly Raye

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03 January
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I grabbed this one from Netgalley because I wanted something different, and fluffy. Something akin to potato chips or popcorn. I didn’t want to have to commit to anything too much. I just wanted it to be, and to fluff about being ridiculous. This book hit the mark in some aspects of that, and then fell flat in others. I was looking for vampire cowboys, and I got vampire cowboys, but the execution of said vampire cowboys was lacking. Honestly, the first chunk of the book was a lot of fun. We met the main characters, and learned plenty about… Read more »

[Short Story Review] Legion by Brandon Sanderson

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31 December
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This story was interesting, but also very strange. Our main character is brilliant, but he combats his brilliancy by creating hallucinations that act as exports in the area of information he’s trying to access. These hallucinations have their own issues and personalities and know everything from general knowledge, to psychology to foreign languages. This helps him solve cases and do crazy things. He’s like Sherlock, if Sherlock talked to himself. Anyway, he’s supposed to find a stolen camera and instead finds a terrorist cell. They are vanquished in short order, but it’s obvious that there is much more to our… Read more »

[Audiobook Review] Red-Headed Stepchild by Jaye Wells

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27 December
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I don’t know if I’ve just been away from the urban fantasy/paranormal romance genre for too long, or if it was just long enough to detox. But, I really enjoyed this book. It had everything I could come to want in the genre. The heroine was sarcastic but not overburdening with snark. She kicked ass, but not too much ass. And she has just enough potential to go full on Mary Sue if no one keeps her in check. The romance was a slow burn, and I liked that. I’m still not sure if they will or if they won’t…. Read more »

DNF #3- Of Bone and Thunder by Chris Evans

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24 December
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Oh hey, I’m back with another DNF. This time it was a fantasy novel with an interesting premise that never really got off the ground, despite having lots of flying creatures involved. Once again, I stole this questionnaire from the lovely Nikki. Did you really give Of Bone and Thunder  a chance? I did! I got to 29%. I kept waiting for something to happen and although there were a few things here and there that made the plot seem like it might go somewhere, it continued to plod on for me. Have you enjoyed other books of the same genre?… Read more »

[Arc Review] The Prey by Tom Isbell

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20 December
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This book is bad and it should feel bad. No really, there was nothing worthwhile in this novel, and while I stuck through it for the wtfuckery, I probably should have given it up a long time ago. There’s a dual point of view that I could only distinguish between because one was in third person and the other was in first person. The characters are stupid, they’re given names like Flush (because he doesn’t), Book and Cat. Despite being handicapped and lacking street smarts, our one point of view, Book, somehow does all the things ever. And when he… Read more »

[Short Story Review] Mitosis by Brandon Sanderson

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17 December
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Hah, well this was a silly in between short story. I am not entirely sure what the point of it was? It doesn’t really add much to the characterization of the established Reckoners and it doesn’t really do much in terms of major plot points. David is still pining over Megan, though I mentioned in my review of Steelheart that despite telling me he has feelings, they have about as much romantic chemistry as a wet sock. The city of Newcago is brimming with refugees coming to live somewhere without the fear of epics, but there are just as many… Read more »

[Review] Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson

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13 December
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I literally just finished this book before writing this review and I have to say, I’m a little angry. It’s not that I’m not used to Sanderson throwing plot twists at me. I mean, he’s what Mr. Shyamalan wants to be. Still, this book may have been quite liberal with the, “because reasons.” It was still really enjoyable and I hope that the second book makes up for where this one was lacking. This will be my first foray into Sanderson’s young adult books. They’re not much different. The characters are a little less complex and the plots are a… Read more »

DNF Review #2- Orange Is The New Black

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10 December
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Did you really give Orange is the New Black  a chance? I think so. I, of course, picked it up after watching the first season of the show, some time last year. I mowed through about 54% of the book before losing momentum. I tried to pick it back up and get back into it, but I found I couldn’t. Have you enjoyed other books of the same genre? I can’t really say I read books about WASP-y chicks who end up in prison. What genre does this book even really fall under? A memoir of some sort? I think the… Read more »

[Comic Review] Sex Criminals, Vol 1: One Weird Trick

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06 December
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Volume 1: Suzie Down In the Quiet I didn’t expect this to be so literal? I don’t know what I was expecting. I came for the lulz and the porn and got a sad story about a dead dad and body discovery? At least it got to the point in the end. More criminal sprees, less tragic back story. Volume 2: Come, World Okay, so, Suzie found someone who can also stop time once they orgasm. She asks him how he found out and a bunch of other questions about his life. In the future, they appear to still be… Read more »

[Collective Perspective] Symbiont by Mira Grant

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05 December
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  Welcome to COLLECTIVE PERSPECTIVE A segment where at least two of our bloggers collaborate to share their thoughts in a joint review discussion.     Today, Bry and Fry discuss the latest segment of Mira Grant’s Parasitology series, Symbiont F: Going to have to tell you all now, this will not be a spoiler free review. Just stop reading if you don’t want to be spoiled, otherwise, continue on into the tapeworm madness. B: Symbiont has finally arrived, and while we anticipated the next (and thought to be the final) segment of Parasitology eagerly, we were saddened by the prospect that this series was supposed… Read more »