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.

Sunday, 23 July 2017

Review: The Deep End

The Deep End The Deep End by Kristen Ashley
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Well I just got the second book in this series and thought to myself that I needed to write a review of the first one before my mind messes things up.

Anyway, this review ought to be short because I don’t want to sit here remembering all the reason this book was a mess yet still a good read.

Kristen writes good books and the alpha men always pull me in and they story itself…well the story I just it. Fantastic!

But this book felt more like a sex exploration book than just a story. So it won’t fall into my best reads.

Anyway, hope book two is more of a story than just sex.

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Review: Ignite

Ignite Ignite by R.J. Lewis
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Again, I think I just have fallen more in love with this author than I could think possible. Holy God of Israel now this is the book that I have always wanted to read.

It had everything I wanted it to have...

A second chance romance that drove me so wild it had me begging to not end and at times for it to end so I would just know how it all finishes, you know???

Oh my god.

Have I mentioned R.J.Lewis is going straight to my all time favourite authors list? None of the book I have read so far written by this author have taken a nosedive nope...they are all stars shinning fucking brightly in heaven if I might say..

Fucking shinning brightly stars...

Are you kidding me?

Can you write a bad book? really?

This book though...the feels.

The fucking feels!!

I need a Jaxon in my life for sure. The way this man loves aisee... I want some of that...okay I just want all of that. I need all of that. that man loves to the ends of the fucking rainbow and to the ends of the moon.

Sara you extremely lucky girl.

I just worship this book. Now on to book two! cause I need to figure out what happen next. Such a sweet story.