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review 2018-09-25 15:47
Pre-Review Thoughts: The Splendour Falls
The Splendour Falls - Susanna Kearsley,Barbara Rosenblat

The Splendour Falls

by Susanna Kearsley
narrated by Barbara Rosenblat


I have been enjoying Susanna Kearsley as far as the only couple other books I've read by her, so it was probably inevitable that I'd come across a disappointment--I just hadn't expected it so early on.  The Splendour Falls dragged something awful, and the truth is, the actual story's conflict doesn't even quite surface until about 8 hours into the audio book; 8 hours out of a 12 hour audio book.

As I had had a good impression of Kearsley since the first book I'd read, I'm hoping the next one will be a bit better.  I've noted that The Splendour Falls is apparently NOT her best work, and there's a general consensus that it might even be one of her lesser novels.  The book is still beautifully written, with lovely characters whom, while abundant and sometimes hard to keep track of, sort of came alive.  Except for our main heroine, Emily... she continued to be the boring speshul snowflake and I had a hard time relating to her.

I will have a full review out soon.

 

 



 

Halloween Bingo 2018
(a genre or mode of literature and film that combines fiction and horror, death, and at times romance)

 

 

Source: anicheungbookabyss.blogspot.com/2018/09/pre-review-thoughts-splendour-falls.html
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review 2018-09-25 15:20
John Peters in the Land of Demons
John Peters in the land of Demons - A.H. Matai

by A.H. Matai

 

This one confused me in that the writing was stilted, much of it in short sentences like you might see in a children's book, but the characters were university age. There was some off sentence structure and weird word choices and eventually I decided that it must have been written by someone whose grasp of English is being seen through a foreign grammar structure. I tried to look up information on the author to see if they came from a non-English speaking country, but couldn't find anything.

 

There were some interesting ideas but the story just didn't flow. I do generally find stories involving demons very interesting. There was a lot of 'telling' as far as the character's feelings were concerned, mostly when they got angry. The premise of the story really attracted me but I just couldn't get into it.

 

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text 2018-09-25 14:21
Online Sunglasses Store Aims to Help Wildfire Victims Sizen to donate generously to California Wildfire Relief Fund

Vallejo, CA - September 7, 2018 - California-based sunglasses company Sizen announced a new initiative today designed to support and give back to wildfire-affected communities around the state. Sizen will donate a portion of each sale of its high-quality, budget-friendly bamboo sunglasses for men and women to the California Community Foundation's Wildfire Relief Fund.

 

Since its recent launch, Sizen has quickly established that though the company is focused on providing a range of price-accessible sunglasses for style-conscious consumers online, it also views itself as a responsible and active member of the local California business community. Californians have spent the last several years fighting a plague of wildfires that have swept through California forests and into densely-populated neighborhoods. The California Community Foundation's Wildfire Relief Fund has raised over $5 million to help affected residents find recovery and relief after wildfires have cost them homes, jobs, and their mental and physical health. Sizen's generous and ongoing donations to the Wildfire Relief Fund will support rebuilding efforts across the state.

 

“Most of us here at Sizen know someone that were affected by the Wildfires last year” Trevor Johnson, CEO of Sizen said. “Sizen’s headquarters are in Vallejo, less than 20 miles from Napa, where much of the destruction occurred. We felt compelled to act, especially since the need for support will likely continue for years.”

 

Sizen's donation, which includes a portion of every sale of its sunglasses, provides critical resources and support for Californians effected by wildfires. Founded in August 2018, Sizen burst onto the accessories scene with its promise that consumers can find quality, stylish, and best inexpensive sunglasses womens online through its website at https://www.sizen.shop. Sizen's commitment to consumers includes not only providing excellent products and prices, achieved through creative partnerships with brand name sunglasses suppliers, but offering community service and support. The company encourages people to "Love what you wear," and carefully selects its product offerings to ensure consumers always find something new to love when shopping with Sizen. Its newly-announced donation efforts offer consumers yet another reason to enjoy shopping with Sizen.

 

 

About Sizen: Sizen is an online purveyor of high-quality and affordable sunglasses and accessories based in California.

Find out more at: Sizen.shop.

Contact: Trevor Johnson, CEO

Email: sizencompany@gmail.com

Phone: 707-651-9925

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review 2018-09-25 14:16
Review: Cry Wolf (Alpha & Omega #1) by Patricia Briggs
Cry Wolf - Patricia Briggs

Anna never knew werewolves existed, until the night she survived a violent attack... and became one herself. After three years at the bottom of the pack, she'd learned to keep her head down and never, ever trust dominant males. Then Charles Cornick, the enforcer—and son—of the leader of the North American werewolves, came into her life.

Charles insists that not only is Anna his mate, but she is also a rare and valued Omega wolf. And it is Anna's inner strength and calming presence that will prove invaluable as she and Charles go on the hunt in search of a rogue werewolf—a creature bound in magic so dark that it could threaten all of the pack.

I read and love the Mercy Thompson series so of course I wanted to read this series as well and I’m happy that I did.

Of course I already know most of the world and setting from the Mercy books and some of the characters but of course we get some new elements and storyline and some more new characters and that made the book just great and fun to read.

I should say that I never was  big fan of Bran, Sam and especially Charles and had a bit of a rough start with Charles in the beginning. But at the end he stated growing on me…. I’m still not his biggest fan and more than once wanted to punch him but I did up liking and understanding more of him.

Also I did not read the pre-quell Alpha & Omega and think it would have helped especially in the beginning of the book. I was a bit confused but things cleared up fairly fast.

Anna, I really enjoyed her , while she started out pretty timid and quiet you could still tell she is a pretty strong charades, She thinks things through and she will not back to down from people. She is really kinda feisty and of course has her funny moments.

Charles as mentioned not my fav but he is growing on me. Anna just makes him so much more likable. But I did enjoy seeing a bit more of his magic from his mom’s site .

I liked how Anna and Charles grew and got to know each other as mates and as a couple throughout the book, it was fun to follow them.

Bran, like I said earlier he I never really liked him all that much but after this book I actually like him a lot. We learn a lot more about him, his history and really Charles and Sam’s history as well .

Asil. Ohhh Asil, I really liked him, he became one of my favorites in this book, I knew from the first time we meet him there is more to him. I just like everything about him.

Overall I really enjoy this book, I really enjoyed and looking forward to learn more about Omegas I thought it was very interesting. I also liked the witch part and always love a good witch stories and such.

So in short I really enjoyed this first book in this series and looking forward to book two

I rate it 4 ★

 

 

 

 

 

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Source: snoopydoosbookreviews.com/index.php/2018/09/25/review-cry-wolf-alpha-omega-1-by-patricia-briggs
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text 2018-09-25 14:05
Obsidian Black Plague's Bingo Card for 2018

Squares Called:

09/01/18-"Classic Horror"

09/03/18-"Cryptozoologist" 

09/05/18-"Cozy Mystery"

09/07/18-"New Release"

09/09/18- "Southern Gothic"

09/11/18- "Terrifying Women" 

09/13/18- "A Grimm Tale"

09/15/18- "Modern Masters of Horror" 

09/17/18- "Creepy Carnivals"

09/19/18- “Relics and Curiousities”

09/21/18- “Diverse Voices”

09/23/18- "Murder Most Foul"

09/25/18-"Amateur Sleuth"


Will update my card tomorrow! It's at home and I didn't see the bingo call til I got to work. I need Darkest London or 13 to get called!

 

 

 

 

Books Read

 

Terrifying Women: Strangers on a Train by Patricia Highsmith, Read 8/30/18

 

Cryptozoologist: A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness, Read 9/01/18

 

Creepy Carnivals: The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson, Read 9/02/18

 

13- Sleeping Murder by Agatha Christie, Read 09/03/18

 

Raven- Fear Nothing by Dean Koontz, Read 09/05/18

 

Genre: Horror-'Salem's Lot by Stephen King, Read 09/07/18

 

New Release is Flight or Fight edited by Stephen King and Bev Vincent, Read 09/10/18

 

Southern Gothic is Tales From the Haunted South by Tiya Miles, Read 09/11/18 

 

Shiters is Magic Bites (Kate Daniels #1) by Ilona Andrews, Read 09/11/18

 

Romantic Suspense is The Search by Nora Roberts, Read 9/13/18

 

Ghost Stories is Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake, Read 09/15/18

 

Slasher Stories is Thinner by Stephen King (Wild Card), Read 09/15/18

 

Fear the Drowning Deep is Cujo by Stephen King (Wild Card), Read 09/16/18

 

Modern Masters of Horror is One Was Lost by Natalie D. Richards, Read 09/17/18

 

Spellbound is The Witchcraft of Salem Village by Shirley Jackson, Read 09/18/18

 

A Grimm Tale is Hunted by Meagan Spooner, Read 09/21/18

 

Amateur Sleuth is A Pocket Full of Rye by Agatha Christie, Read 09/22/18

 

Darkest London is Dracula by Bram Stoker, Read 09/22/18

 

Diverse Voices is The Opposite House by Helen Oyeyemi, Read 09/23/18

 

Murder Most Foul is The Hollow Man by John Dickson Carr, Read 09/24/18

 

Doomsday is I Am Legend by Robert Matheson, Read 09/24/18

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