Got ARC from Net Galley.
I think I'd compare this book to how many people who aren't me react when there's an accident. People look to see what's going on and I don't do that so continuing to read this book was my version of that. I wasn't too crazy about the format of this book. It was a reminder why I won't read Illuminae because that format is even more screwy than this one.
Now that I think about it I have read a book that had blog posts in it but that wasn't the entire book. Since everything is done in blog posts and comments it is hard to get a feel for anyone because they are all hiding behind a computer screen. Is it sad that I'm kind of jealous of all the commenting that goes on in this book? I just have to remind myself that most people don't leave comments and that all of my posts are perfect. Supposedly that's why people don't leave comments at least that's what I came across when I was doing a little research. See why I need a sarcasm font.
Anyhoo I would have preferred it if the story had an actual story with blog posts and comments sprinkled throughout instead of the whole book being posts and comments. It is hard to know what's going on because anyone or everyone could be lying about what's going on. I honestly don't know why I finished reading this book because there were times when I cringed at the spelling. I get that it was done to be realistic but it just makes me said that people can't spell and hello when did people start spelling dude dewd? Anyone else cringing or is it just me? The ending just made me question what I read.
I really love the idea of a school for the kids who come back from the magical lands they went to and end up back on Earth. I just wish this was a longer book. It was too short but it was great to have an asexual character as a main character and a trans character. Since the book was short in a way it seemed like they were just added to make the book more diverse. The asexuality was only touched upon briefly and was pretty much ignored after that.
I will read the next book because I did enjoy this. I had already enjoyed some of her October Daye books which reminds me I am behind on that series. In this book you meet kids who went to magical worlds and were sent back to Earth. Since they aren't able to deal well with being back their parents sent them to this school to help them out. Shit starts going down when Nancy arrives. I actually read this book in one day which isn't something I typically do because I'm not a speed reader but this book is so short. She packs a lot into such a short book but I really think it should have been longer so there could be more exploration of the trans and asexual characters.
Got an ARC from Netgalley.
I'm sure I'm not alone in wanting to be a book cover consultant. Just hit me up and ask for my opinion and pay me in books and maybe throw a few bucks my way. That would be awesome and I'd be totally cool with being paid in books and the odd bookcase that isn't like the one I got that is literally in pieces on my living room floor because I have no idea how to turn it into a bookcase. Hermione can you help a girl out? Anyhoo I happened to like the blue cover but no one asked me about it.
This book is a bit like Red Queen so if you enjoy that book series you will likely enjoy this book. I enjoyed this book but I felt it was going along at a slow pace. I wasn't bored but it was just slow. If you're someone that likes a bunch of stuff to happen this wouldn't be the book for you. I believe this is a trilogy but I won't officially call it that until I see three and only three books out. Once you get past book three you're no longer a trilogy and I count every book even if it doesn't officially have a number. That's one thing I don't get but I don't get the weirdness of book sizes. I better shut up before I go on a rant about book sizes and books that have matching covers but aren't matching in size.
As far as I know I've never read a book that takes place in Hungary. This is a fantasy/historical fiction since this story takes place in the nineteenth century. In this world people have magic but Anna isn't like everyone else since the people consider her barren because her magic didn't emerge when she got confirmed which is what they do at the age of eight I believe which releases the magic. Anna of course ends up causing a bit of trouble which leads to her leaving England and ends up going to Hungary with her grandmother. She finds out that there is something special about her and of course there's a bit of romance. The romance is very in the background so if you're not a fan of romance you might like this if you don't mind a slow pace. I'll probably check out the next book and here's hoping that by the time it comes out I'll have a gig as a book cover consultant. Well a book lover could dream and I don't think that's such a dumb idea after all I doubt anyone objects to a pretty cover. I do like this cover but I wonder why they got rid of the blue one which I really liked. I can't think of any light blue covers off the top of my head. It would have stood out more.
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•1. Do you have a certain place at home for reading?
I read in bed and I read in my recliner. Since I've moved I haven't done any walking inside but if the weather gets shitty I just might do that.
•2. Bookmark or random piece of paper?
I do both.
•3. Can you just stop reading or do you have to stop
after a chapter/ a certain amount of pages?
Since I'm an avid read walker I can stop reading when I arrive at the grocery store or whatever but when I'm home I try to stop when a chapter ends or at least the page has a period.
•4. Do you eat or drink while reading?
•5. Multitasking: Music or TV while reading?
I read during commercials but I usually don't read and listen to music. I'll listen to music if I'm doing stuff online.
•6. One book at a time or several at once?
Since a lot of the ARCs I read are ebooks I usually read two but often three books at the same time because the Kindle app doesn't always work and Overdrive is really awesome.
•7. Reading at home or everywhere?
I always have a book with me. I've taken to read walk with my phone in the past year or so because it is convenient so if I finish a book I have another one ready and waiting without having two books with me. I'll read in line. Obviously I read while I walk and for some reason it amazes some people. It isn't a big deal. I've been doing it for years and I'm pretty sure that people that deliver the mail can do it too although I don't think they're reading books like I am.
•8. Reading out loud or silently in your head?
I read silently in my head but I'm no stranger to speaking out loud to my book. Yes I'm that girl. I could be reading in public and start yelling at my book. That's totally normal right?
•9. Do you read ahead or even skip pages?
I only look ahead to see how many pages are left in a chapter. I will admit that i skipped some pages in a book I recently read because the sex scene dragged a bit but typically I don't skip pages.
•10. Breaking the spine or keeping it like new?
I try to keep my books in good shape but sometimes a book will fall and oops there's a crease.
•11. Do you write in your books?
To each their own but no I would never do that.
•12. Who do you tag?
If someone actually read this I tag you. Go forth and do this tag.
Got ARC from Net Galley
Unfortunately I just couldn't get into this book. I read about fifty-six of it before I decided to stop. The start was just odd to me because the character you first read about has this thing happen and isn't mentioned again until about twenty percent of the way in. I think this person could have been introduced at a later point.
I make no secret about wanting to read books with witches so I was on board with reading this book after all the word is in the title. If I was just going by the cover I don't think I would have read it because tentacles are just creepy. Me and this book just didn't mesh well although I wanted to.
In this world there are sacrifices made to a kraken so anyone that is even suspected of having magic is sacrificed to them. Marizza is a witch who gets rescued and there's a bit of a romance going on and she has a teacher who also tries to rescue other witches from the clutches of the acolytes. I'm not sure if I just wasn't in the mood for this book or what but I didn't feel like forcing myself to read it. I can't really put my finger on it what it was that turned me off from this book.
Got ARC from Net Galley,
I will admit that I'm guessing at the name of this book because the way it appears is on the cover is confusing to me. I'm not sure which title is the title of the book or the title of the series. Just me? I guess part of the confusion could have to do with me jumping into the third book of a series but I was able t do it and did enjoy it.
I really liked this world. There were ladies loving ladies and men loving men although the focus was more on the ladies. There's a lady president and it sort of had a Star Trek vibe to it. I did love Voyager which is the only series in that verse where I watched all of the episodes. They are on a ship and on the way to a new planet. It takes four hundred days so they are living on this ship and of course things don't go smoothly. Stuff goes down.
I like how the gay characters were just people in this world. There's a lady president which is pretty cool and there's an interesting batch of characters in this world. There are people called Changers that have powers which freaks out the other people so it isn't a perfect world because of course that doesn't exist. They have visions and they often help save people. There's a budding romance in this book that doesn't happen right away. I haven't read the other books but it wasn't until later on that things started heating up. Reading this book reminded me that I really need more science fiction in my life. I often find myself stuck in one genre for long periods of time which can lead to burn out so I'm still trying to dip my toe into different ones at the same time so I don't go ten plus years without reading a science fiction book.
Got ARC from Net Galley.
This book reminded me a little bit of Thirteen Reasons Why although that book was a quicker read for me even though I wasn't blown away with it. I'm not really sure how I feel about this book. The cover is interesting but the story was just told in a way that felt like I was going down a bumpy road.
The writing was fine but I found myself a bit confused. Just a heads up but it starts off with a suicide or is it a suicide? Like Hannah in Thirteen Reasons Why one of the girls leaves behind notes for this guy Ben to find. Things jump back and forth from the present to the past filling in blanks as the story goes on.
I reached forty percent and found myself questioning whether or not I would bother to finish this book. I ultimately decided to not finish it because this story just wasn't for me. It is dark and I have a pretty good feeling what will be revealed if I keep reading but I just don't feel like continuing that journey.
Got ARC from Net Galley.
Despite having problems with the Kindle app I really enjoyed this book although it was hard to access it because something happened recently that makes it impossible to read books on Kindle. I'll try not to go into a rant about it because this book has nothing to do with that. I was shocked when I found out that this is a stand alone.
Now I'm not sure if I've read this author before or not but I have had her on my radar. It's not like someone followed me around since I was six keeping tracking of the books I've read although I'm curious about how many I've read. Anyhoo this book is about two twins Polly and Charles who grew up on Mars. Their mother decides to send them to earth for school.
Once they get there wackiness ensues because there's the culture shock and something wonky is afoot. I really enjoyed this book. It was easy for me to get into and it was a entertaining story. I will of course read more by this author because I do like her writing style. I'm still not a hundred percent convinced that this is a stand alone because the ending was done in such a way that more could happen although the ending was just fine for a stand alone. I think I liked the story more than the characters if that makes any sense. I didn't really hate anyone but I didn't really connect to any of them either.
I was kindly sent a copy of this book. Sorry about the delay. Things have been crazy with the move and fun migraines.
I love the covers in this series. I really love the colors on this cover. If you turn the book over there's another triquetra. Yes I know the name of the symbol because I'm a Charmed fan and okay that's what made me want to check out the first book in this series. Selah and the gang are trying to find a way to save her before things go south. I really enjoy this series and going by the ending I'm assuming there's another one although it is the type of ending that could possibly be an ending. I just happen to want more.
I really enjoy Bonnie's writing style but I have to admit that how it ended was a bit too neat and kind of easy if that makes any kind of sense. It is the kind of dystopian that isn't really like a dystopian. I'm not a fan of those at least not in a big way but I did enjoy this one because it didn't feel like I was reading one if that makes any sense at all. I look forward to reading more by this author.
Got ARC from Net Galley.
I've read my share of books that are instalove but this is my first time reading a book that's instafuck unless I blocked it out. This book really made no sense to me at all and I think the only reason I read it all the way through was to see if I'd finally find out why she's on the run. I did like the writing which helped me read the whole book but this just isn't my kind of book. I don't feel that sex is required to make a book good. I can take it or leave it but I'd rather not have it especially if it drones on but thankfully it didn't really.
Amy is on the run but it really isn't about that because it gets overshadowed right away when she meets a guy on a flight to Denver. Why do they always come here? Winchesters are welcome but not you bitch. I want to get away from here and the crazy weather? Oops where was I? Oh yes I'm writing a book review at least that's what I'm calling it.
Anyhoo she instafucks with this random stranger who happens to be rich. I guess if you're going to do that kind of thing it is a bonus if the dude is rich. Maybe I'm strange. Okay I know I am but if I was on the run I wouldn't be looking to do anything with anyone since I'd be too paranoid about this guy. It wasn't until I was like seventy-eight percent in that Amy decides to do some research on who might be after her and that lasted about two seconds before it went back to fucking. I finished this book and honestly have no desire to read the next one to find out why someone is after her because I just don't care. I will say this I am glad that the sex scenes don't drag on like another series. Cough Anita Blake cough.
I've always loved reading books so it was inevitable that I'd end up writing about books again. Over the years with the many blogs I have had I would end up talking about books. Thanks to a bit of frustration and a case of the writing blahs I decided to dive in again.
1 Donut: It is a miracle that I finished this book. This rating is also for the times when I can't finish a book.
2 Donuts: The book was okay. It might not be my cup of tea or I'm confused.
3 Donuts: I liked this book. Chances are good that I'll check out another book by this author.
4 Donuts: I am definitely going to read more books by this author. Going off to find out what other books this author wrote.
5 Donuts: I loved this book. I need all the books by this author right now.