Monday, August 25, 2014

Pet to the Tentacle Monsters! by Lilia Ford

Pet to the Tentacle Monsters!Pet to the Tentacle Monsters! by Lilia Ford

My rating: 3 of 5 stars


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No spoilers and colorful language abound! I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.



I have no idea what I just read.

Every so often I will be browsing through NetGalley and for all sorts of reasons, something will draw me into pause over a title and read the synopsis. In this case, it was the cover that caught my attention. True to form I popped over to GoodReads to snoop about, see what the readers were saying, you know what catch my drift. I saw a few friends who have read this and without going too far into their reviews, decided to request it, because hey, you have to live a little.

Shooting Scars (The Artists Trilogy #2) by Karina Halle

Shooting Scars (The Artists Trilogy, #2)Shooting Scars by Karina Halle

My rating: 3 of 5 stars


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No spoilers and colorful language abound!


OK.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Sins & Needles (The Artists Trilogy, #1) by Karina Halle

Sins & Needles (The Artists Trilogy, #1)Sins & Needles by Karina Halle

My rating: 3 of 5 stars


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No spoilers and colorful language abound!


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I read this book ages ago and mostly had forgotten about it, but apparently I never finished it. I was browsing my Kindle last night in the dark, looking through the lost, forgotten and forsaken, only to notice this was marked as unfinished. I read a couple of pages and I remembered why I put it down in the first place, holy obviously plot Batman! but for whatever reason, this time around it was much more entertaining. Maybe it's the stress I've been under lately but I liked the distraction and I finished the last 20%.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

The Darkest Minds (The Darkest Minds #1) by Alexandra Bracken

The Darkest Minds (The Darkest Minds #1)The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

My rating: 3 of 5 stars


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(Actual is 3.5, would have been 4 but long boring middle...)

No spoilers and colorful language abound!

I finished reading this book six days ago, and I'm still at a loss on what I want to say, mostly because The Darkest Minds is many things all rolled into one. I had varying degrees of feels throughout this book that ran the gamut from "this is the worst" to "oh, YES". Despite some feelings being on the negative side, I always felt something and never emotionally checked out. So, it has that going for it. Aside from the fact that I am entirely dystopianed-out, The Darkest Minds fought the good fight and has managed to stand apart in a sea of over-done-squeeze-every-penny-out-of-this-plot themes. Bracken created a truly dark world where the worst thing imaginable happens, parents fear their own children and voluntarily turn them over to be "fixed" without so much as a second thought on how and what that means. There are few things in life that, despite our personal experiences, remain true, which is to say the love and bond between a child and their parents/caretakers. It was unsettling to see how quickly that bond could be broken, how little it could withstand. As a mother, I found this both horrifying and unbelievable, and I remained in that mind-set till the very last word on the page.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Frozen (Heart of Dread, #1) by Melissa de la Cruz and Michael Johnston

Frozen (Heart of Dread, #1)Frozen by Melissa de la Cruz

My rating: 2 of 5 stars


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No spoilers and colorful language abound! I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.


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Friday, August 1, 2014

The Vault of Dreamers by Caragh M. O'Brien

The Vault of DreamersThe Vault of Dreamers by Caragh M. O'Brien

My rating: 3 of 5 stars


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2 stars? 5 stars? I'M ALL OVER THE MAP HERE GUYS.

No spoilers and colorful language abound! I received this ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.


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Lick (Stage Dive #1) by Kylie Scott

Lick (Stage Dive, #1)Lick by Kylie Scott

My rating: 2 of 5 stars


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Some mild spoilery jazz and colorful language abound! Enter with caution.


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