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review 2019-09-23 21:20
A Disappointing 1.5 STARS for The Falling of Stars by Traci Finlay
The Falling Of Stars - Traci Finlay

 

 

 

FEATURING

 
Teen Suicide
Cyber-Bullying
Mystery
Psychological Thriller
More like Under-Thrilling
I actually paid for this book...
...but thankfully not very much

 
 
 

MY RATING⇢ 1.5 STARS | GRADE⇢ D

 
 
 

 

MY THOUGHTS

 
Why does Amazon add genres to the titles of books?  This book's title is The Falling of Stars: A Psychological Thriller.  It seriously bugs me...but then a lot of things do...so moving on...
 
The Good:
 
An intriguing premise of Cyber-Bullying...although, the execution was way off for me.
Interesting family dynamic (blended family)
A fairly decent ending...
 
The Bad:
 
Unbelievable actions from characters...so much eye-rolling it made my eyes tired.
Despite the decent ending, everything in the middle was very unbelievable to me. 
The actions to the reactions of the characters came off as malicious or generally off-putting.
And last but not least...for a short book, it felt incredibly long.  I found myself skimming a whole lot.

I for real don't get why this has so many great ratings and reviews. I feel like they all read a different book than me...maybe it's a case of it's not me it's you, oops...I mean it's not you, it's me. 
 
 
 

THE BREAKDOWN⇢  

 
Plot 1.5/5
Characters 1/5
The Feels 1/5
Pacing 1/5
Addictiveness 1/5
Theme or Tone 2/5
Flow (Writing Style) 1/5
Backdrop (World Building) 2/5
Originality 2/5
Ending 2.5/5 Cliffhanger Nope.
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Book Cover The only thing it has going for it is the palm trees.
Setting Miami, Florida
Source I own on Kindle
eBook Length 264 pages

 
 
I READ THIS FOR PSYCH SQUARE
 
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review 2018-06-14 00:36
1.5 Out Of 5 "at least I was able to laugh at the absurdity of it" STARS
Shine Not Burn - Elle Casey

 

 

 

 

 

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~MY QUICKIE REVIEW~

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Bogged down by used and abused tropes, mediocre writing, a silly heroine with a foolish "life-plan" …thank goodness, I listened to this on Audio.  It made it possible for me to roll my eyes and not lose my reading spot.  In fact, I played and got distracted by FreeCell all I wanted while listening to this.  It was the only reason I made it through the entire story.

 

 

 

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~MY RATING~

1.5STARS - GRADE=D

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~BREAKDOWN OF RATINGS~

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Plot~ 2/5

Main Characters~ 1.5/5

Secondary Characters~ 2/5

The Feels~ 1.5/5

Pacing~ 2/5

Addictiveness~ 2/5

Theme or Tone~ 1/5

Flow (Writing Style)~ 2/5

Backdrop (World Building)~ 1/5

Originality~ 1/5

Ending~ 1/5 Cliffhanger~ Nope.

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Book Cover~ It's kind of cute…

Narration~3.7  -by Lauren Ezzo, wasn't horrible, but her male voices could use some work.

Series~ Shine Not Burn #1

Setting~ Las Vegas, Florida and Oregon

Source~ Audiobook (KU Read & Listen)

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review 2018-05-04 14:17
1.5 Out Of 5 "eye-rolling" STARS
Rhythm, Chord & Malykhin - Mariana Zapata

 

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~BOOK BLURB~

Rhythm, Chord and Malykhin

Mariana Zapata

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Twenty-six-year-old Gaby Barreto might be a lot of things (loyal, sarcastic, one of the guys and a pain in the butt depending on which family member you ask), but dumb isn’t one of them. When her twin brother invites her to go on tour as his band’s merch girl, she isn’t exactly screaming at the top of her lungs with joy. 

 

With no job opportunities pounding on her door, an ex-boyfriend she would still like to castrate, and no end in sight to moving out of her parents’ house in Dallas… it would be dumb to say no to the chance of a lifetime. Two bands, three continents, one tour. Spending the next ninety-plus days with three beloved idiots and eight complete strangers shouldn’t be a big deal, right? 

 

If only the singer of the headlining band didn’t have tattoos... a great personality… a fantastic body… and if he wasn’t so funny…. 

 

Let’s be real: Gaby never had a chance against Sacha Malykhin.

 

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~MY QUICKIE REVIEW~

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Let's be real:  My review in bullet points…

 

  • The heroine's inner dialogue was annoying AF. 
  • So, inevitably I could not stand her. 
  • This story is about being on tour with rock stars and they're the most prudish rock stars I've ever read about.
  • That and they act like 5-year-olds most of the time. (There's a lot of references to farting and such.)
  • Apparently, this is supposed to be funny, but I found the humor to be eye-rollingly dumb.
  • The Hero was the least annoying of all the characters, but he was so bland.
  • I read a review that stated that this should not be your first book by this Author, I guess I should've heeded that.  So, if anyone out there can tell me that Kulti (because I already own it on audio) is better than this…please do so.

 

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~MY RATING~

1.5STARS - GRADE=D

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~BREAKDOWN OF RATINGS~

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Plot~ 1.5/5

Main Characters~ 1.5/5

Secondary Characters~ 2/5

The Feels~ 1/5

Pacing~ 2/5

Addictiveness~ 1/5

Theme or Tone~ 2/5

Flow (Writing Style)~ 3/5

Originality~ 1/5

Ending~ 2/5 Cliffhanger~ Nope.

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Book Cover~ It goes with the story well

Narration~ Carly Robins

Setting~ On Tour

Source~ Audiobook (Library)

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review 2016-12-17 19:51
This one was a bust...another with quite a few 5 star reviews that I'll be forever confused about.
White Trash Beautiful - Teresa Mummert

Book Title:  White Trash Beautiful

Author:  Teresa Mummert

Narration:  Grace Grant

Series:  White Trash Trilogy #1

Genre:  New Adult

Source:  Audiobook (Library)

 

 

 

♫Sadly, this did not inspire me enough for a theme song…:( ♫

 

 

⇝Ratings Breakdown⇜

 

Plot:  1/5

Characters:  2/5

The Feels:  1/5

Addictiveness:  3/5

Theme:  2/5

Flow:  2/5

Originality:  2/5

Book Cover:  5/5 for the OG cover(pictured above)…3/5 for the new one.  I don't understand why there's a new one?

Narration:  4/5

Ending:  0/5 Cliffhanger:  sorta

 

Will I continue this series?  No f-ing way...

 

 

 

 

 

⇝My Thoughts⇜

 

This was an underdeveloped story with wishy-washy timelines.  By the halfway point I was feeling, overall, that this was maybe a 3 star read. It was kind of okay.  And then she went and screwed up her timelines of shit, and I was pissed off.  From there the whole ending was just whatever for me.

 ⇝Sex Factor⇜ Yes. Once I think, or two possibly…but I don't know…or care.

 

 

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review 2016-10-04 22:23
This one is going to be a quickie...
@ - Lee Isserow
Book Title: @
Author: Lee Isserow
Narration: Ellie Stephenson
Genre: Social Media, Short Story
Source: Audiobook (Hoopla)
 
Ratings Breakdown
 
Plot: 2/5
Characters: 2/5
The Feels: 1/5
Addictiveness: 1/5
Flow: 1/5
Backdrop (World Building): 2/5
Book Cover: 3/5
Narration: 3/5
Ending: 2/5
 
Overall Rating: 1.5/5 Stars
 
My Thoughts

I've never heard of this producer of Audiobooks before, and I would say that I'll probably avoid them in the future…because this was the worse audio on an audiobook…ever. Why are some audiobooks so freaking quiet????

This short story was a trip...I mostly read just because of a reading challenge...but...honestly, I could have skipped this.

Seriously though, Twitter made me do it...
 
 

 

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