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text 2017-06-12 20:04
Reading progress update: I've read 24 out of 190 pages.
Scandal: Scions of the Star Empire #1 - Athena Grayson

DNF, review to come at another day!!!!

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review 2017-05-15 02:18
Star Wars: Episode 1 - The Phantom Menace - Patricia C. Wrede

I was pleasantly surprised by this book.

I know the bare minimum about the Star Wars universe. It's something I've always been interested in, but the whole timeline of things really throws me off so I've never really been able to fully get into it.

This book was very well written. Good descriptions and fast paced, it is a great fit for young readers. Wrede doesn't bog down the narration with descriptions of scenery and characters. She gives basic characteristics, then carries on with the plot. This worked wonderfully.

I also really liked how Wrede shifted the focus of the narration between characters. By writing the novel in this way, she really expanded on the movie. It was great being able to get inside each character's head and see how they perceived the world.

This is a fantastic book, especially for young readers interested in Star Wars. Great read.

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review 2017-04-24 11:27
Will be the last last one I read by this author...
Euphoric Dreams: Part One (The Quest of Dragons) - Adrian Geiger

This is the first part of The Quest of Dragons and will most certainly be the last one I read by this author.

The list of issues I encountered in this 42 page story is almost longer than the story itself.

If you are thinking about being a writer, publishing books, please do not do what this author has done, and publish something that is barely but a first draft. EDIT YOUR WORK! Get someone else who is good at writing or editing to look it over.

Worst example of a story I've read so far! The only redeeming features, are the fact it was only 42 pages long and the fact that I paid nothing for it!

Things I noticed:

Issues including overuse of the same word in close sentences:
'Very well' is used excessively.
'Tree, deal, wall, Sapphire' all repeated too much.

Overwritten text:
'You will perish a long painful, agonising death.'
There's only four words too many in that sentence.

Changes in POV mid paragraph.

Use of 'He seen'. Wrong!

Some paragraphs are indented, while others not. This occurs the whole way through the story.

Continuity issues at 82%. The group fled with no supplies yet they unpacked supplies when they arrive at Taisai.

82% - wrong use of their:
'The three sat their(there) for a moment...'

86% - if Taisai is the multicultural hub described when they arrived, why would their presence be unusual?

93% - WTF?!? That is horse shit!

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review 2017-04-21 16:48
Review of Star Wars: Darth Vader Volume 1
Star Wars: Darth Vader Vol. 1 - Salvador Larocca,Kieron Gillen

This graphic novel tells the story of Darth Vader following the destruction of the first Death Star. I thought the story was fantastic, and it fills in a few holes in the gap between the Episode IV and Episode V movies. The art was great, and the story was true to Vader's personality. Looking forward to the next one.

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review 2017-04-20 20:59
I'm not officially rating this, but if I did, it would only be 1 Star.
The Edge of Everything - Jeff Giles

 

Book Title:  The Edge of Everything

Author:  Jeff Giles

Series: ???

Genre:  YA, Paranormal Romance

Source:  Kindle eBook (Library)

   

 

 

Overall Rating:  1/5 STARS

Grade=F

 

 

 

 

My Thoughts

 

The beginning started out fairly ok, I was liking well enough…and then the paranormal stuff came into play and with that; came the confusion...it was too unbelievable even for paranormal.  Then it just went downhill quickly from that point.  When I realized I wasn't comprehending anything, I knew it was time to DNF, especially since I didn't care.  Also, I don't know what it was exactly, but it seemed like it changed narrative at times, or maybe it was just a typo…I'm not sure. 

 

 

Will I continue this series? Nope, not even…

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