Friday, 12 February 2021

Review: Still Standing

Still Standing Still Standing by Kristen Ashley
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

And my heart and the butterflies living in my stomach said AMEN. This book was exactly what I was waiting for and exactly to my heart’s content.

Every time I take a deep breath, I realize that I am still hooked by the characters in the book. I am very hooked and happily so. It is amazing how a good story can live in your head and dismantle your current reality.

I loved every bit of the story. How they met (that pool game and the drinks my mans West “Buck” knew exactly what he was doing and my girl had no chance.), how the story progressed, and everything. West aka Buck thank you for being a cool ass character. There was that one time that I really got annoyed but I forgive you. Clara, oh sweetheart you were perfect.

To the author, thank you for taking me back to the old you. I was so messed up emotionally with this one and it is all I aim to be when I read a book. Cheers.

I want to write something longer but this is where I end it.
Five freaking amazing stars!


A good book

 Sometimes I find a good book and my heart says amen.


Sometimes I find a good book and the butterflies in me swirl in continuous unprecedented motion.


Sometimes I find a good book, and it ruins me,


Sometimes, just sometimes I am a bit delirious, 


And most times, I find a book and get lost in the words, and reality is washed away...



Thursday, 2 April 2020

Review: The Wicked King

The Wicked King The Wicked King by Holly Black
My rating: 1 of 5 stars

Dnf

Dear future me,

I know you are wondering why you did not finish this book and hoping maybe when you read it for a second time, shit will make sense. Let me tell you something DO NOT BOTHER. Having doubts?

Let me give you some of the reason this book was not for you.

You did not connect with the writing at all. You did not connect with any of the characters as much as you tried and you certainly did not connect with the story.

You did not understand the premise of the story and most important it was very difficult to keep up with the realm. You definitely had questions. Lots and lots of questions which unfortunately remained unanswered because you could not read the whole story. It bored the shit out of you.

It is unlikely that you will reread this book.

So, as I said earlier do not bother giving it a second go.

Regards,
Past me on 25th March 2020.


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Review: THE UNLEASHING


The Unleashing (Call of Crows, #1)The Unleashing by Shelly Laurenston
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

The two stars are strictly for VIG.

But below are some of the issues I had with this book :-

1. Too much information at once
You know my major problem with this book is that I was introduced to so many things at once that it was difficult to keep up. Yes, it’s the start of a series and as an author, I’m pretty sure her intention was to let us understand her world.
It was TMI that we did not need.
The best solution would be to introduce us gradually to it. You know like how Kresley Cole does in her IAD series.
Half of the time I did not remember who the hell was who and it was bad.

2. Too many characters
This goes hand in hand with the first issue.
There were too many characters. And what sucked, even more, it was difficult to realize who the main characters were. They did not get as much on-screen time. This being a series, some of the non-essential characters could have been introduced later on. in upcoming books.

3. MAIN CHARACTERS' CHEMISTRY
As I read a story, I need to feel connected to the main characters. It is essentially the fuel that powers up my reading mojo. I need to like the characters. I liked VIg to some extent but I just could not bring myself to like Kera. Too tightly wound up.
And I felt like they were not in love LOVE.
No angst. No powerful emotions flowing. NO caveman type of feelings. MH…

4. Maybe it's just me!!! I promise to try it another time. I could be the one tightly wound up at the moment. especially with the coronavirus aka COVID19 pandemic ruing a lot of things.



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Monday, 12 February 2018

Review: Moon Called

Moon Called Moon Called by Patricia Briggs
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I read all nine books in this series back to back. (The nine available because I know for sure that the series is ongoing and dear book ten I am anxiously waiting for you.) the back to back thing is also the reason I had to write a general review of the series rather than go book by book. I just could not put this series down.

Somewhere in the middle of reading book one; I had to chastise myself for not getting to this book sooner. It is an awesome book and I am very happy with my boredom as it allowed to me to get my hands on such Excellency.
Patricia Briggs, you are a superstar.

Does this just happen to me? I take a book, read the synopsis and think myself this book is not my taste. Then when someone forces me to read it or my boredom forces me to read it I start thinking how stupid I was not for reading it in the first place.

The lesson here ladies and gentlemen is that do not judge a book by its synopsis. Let’s judge it after the first few chapters are read.

Anyway, back to the review… I loved the series. So far it is going great. It has kept me hooked and I have no doubt that if I was hooked then you will be too. Give it a chance.

The characters. I loved every one of them…Mercy you are doll. Adam you are the man..Samuel you give me shivers. The rest of you, I love you all.

Fae. Werewolves’ and vampires plus other magical creature all roll themselves into this series with each of them finding a way to my heart.

In short, This was a good read.