Posts Tagged: death

[ARC Review] All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

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04 January
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When I first started reading this book it didn’t take long to figure out Finch’s mental health issues reminded me of someone I know. I didn’t think I would like this book because I usually don’t like reading books with characters that hit a little too to home to be comfortable. This is not something I always discuss with strangers but I have a parent that was eventually diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Growing up we didn’t know what it was so the extreme mood swings were normal just like they are for Finch’s family. It is not the family’s fault… Read more »

[Collective Perspective] The Day the Dead Came to Show and Tell by Mira Grant

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27 October
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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 novella of Mira Grant’s Newsflesh series, The Day the Dead Came to Show and Tell F: I’m going to have to preface this with: I have two grade school children, a first grader and a third grader. I wasn’t sure I was going to make it through this novella. It hit a bit too close to the feelsbox for me. B: You yelled “NOPE” at me so many times! As a childless reader, I… Read more »

[Review] Dark Triumph by Robin LaFevers

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22 August
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Immediately after finishing Grave Mercy, I dove into Dark Triumph. I was still enamored with the idea of assassin nuns, and wanted to know more about the characters only briefly touched on in the first novel. Sybella is everything that Ismae was not. Whereas Ismae is the calm, controlled noviate with a special affinity for poison, Sybella is all wildness and unrefinement, who prefers knives and other weapons to kill. She is rough, brutal-tongued, and takes a lot less shit from anyone which makes her  an independent, unpredictable wild card. For all Sybella’s rough edges, she was also an easier character for me… Read more »

[Review] Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers

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08 August
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I picked up Grave Mercy on Fry’s recommendation, and every time I pick up a book she says I will like, I am almost convinced she knows my taste better than I do! This book was a total win for me, and hooked me into the series immediately. Ismae is the newest noviate of the Convent of Saint Mortain, the God of Death. After narrowly escaping what would have been a brutal marriage, she is secreted away to the nunnery, where she is told that she has been brought here because she is a Daughter of Death , and therefore… Read more »

[ARC Review] Black Chalk by Christopher J Yates.

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25 July
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This was not at all what I expected it to be. You see that tagline? One game. Six students. Five survivors.It was only ever meant to be a game. Well hot damn, that sounds exciting! As I mentioned in my Top Ten Books to Read This Summer post, I’ve been itching for a great mystery/thriller that would pique my adrenaline levels. Black Chalk really did not live up to this. In fact, I almost put the book down in the first 30 pages when I realized I’d just read 30 goddamned pages of OCD rituals and mnemonics. Holy tedium.   This… Read more »