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review 2018-03-31 16:34
2.3 Out of 5 "WTF" Stars
The Vanishing Girl - Laura Thalassa

 

 

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~ABOUT THE BOOK~

The Vanishing Girl

Laura Thalassa

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Every night after Ember Pierce falls asleep, she disappears. She can teleport anywhere in the world—London, Paris, her crush’s bedroom—wherever her dreams lead her. Ten minutes is all she gets, and once time’s up, she returns to her bed. It's a secret she’s successfully kept for the last five years. But now someone knows.

A week after her eighteenth birthday, when frustratingly handsome Caden Hawthorne captures her, delivers her to the government, and then disappears before her eyes, Ember realizes two things: One, she is not alone. And two, people like her—teleporters—are being used as weapons.

Dragged off to a remote facility where others like her live, Ember’s forced to pair up with her former captor, Caden, to learn how to survive inside until she can escape. Only Caden’s making escape seem less and less appealing.

But even as Ember falls for the boy who got her into this mess, she knows that she is running out of time. Because the government has plans for those like her, and those plans might just cost Ember her life.

 

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~MY QUICKIE REVIEW~

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I could go on and on about all the things I didn't like about this, and there's quite a few.  There are also quite a few reviews on Goodreads that explain it all very well. 

 

I just want to say that this had the potential to be not only unique but also completely engaging.  Unfortunately, it was spoiled by hella-insta-love with a side of love-triangle…plus a little jealous-b*tch thrown in.  I also thought this was going to go in the direction of a supernatural vein, maybe, because her other books are usually that genre but this was something completely different and regrettably, it wasn't always explained in a believable manner.

 

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~MY RATING~

2.3/5 STARS - GRADE=D+

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~BREAKDOWN OF RATINGS~

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Plot~ 2.5/5

Main Characters~ 2.3/5

Secondary Characters~ 2/5

The Feels~ 1.5/5

Pacing~ 3/5

Addictiveness~ 2/5

Theme or Tone~ 3/5

Flow (Writing Style)~ 3/5

Backdrop (World Building)~ 2/5

Originality~ 4/5

Ending~ 2.8/5 Cliffhanger~ Yes!

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Book Cover~ It's kind of pretty…

Narration~ Rachel Vivette ☆3.5☆-not my favorite…not my least favorite.

Series~ The Vanishing Girl #1

Setting~ I'm not really sure…

Source~ Audi0book (Scribd)

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review 2017-02-06 21:20
Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson
Tiger Lily - Jodi Lynn Anderson

Book Title:  Tiger Lily

Author:  Jodi Lynn Anderson

Series:  Stand Alone

Genre:  YA, Fairytale Retelling,

Source:  Own Kindle E-Book

 

 

⇝Add to Goodreads⇜

 

 

 

 

 

♪♫MY PICK FOR BOOK THEME SONG♫♪

 

 Lost Boy by Ruth B  --Could there be any other song than this one…maybe so, because there is no mention of Tiger Lily in this song, but it's got the right feel (Sadly, I think it's because of the slowness of the song).

♫Then one night, as I closed my eyes,

I saw a shadow flying high

He came to me with the sweetest smile

Told me he wanted to talk for awhile

He said, "Peter Pan. That's what they call me.

I promise that you'll never be lonely."

And ever since that day...♫

 

 

 

⇝Ratings Breakdown⇜

 

Plot:  2.8/5

Characters:  2/5

The Feels:  2/5

Addictiveness: 1/5

Theme:  3/5

Flow:  2/5

Backdrop (World Building):  4/5

Originality:  4/5

Book Cover:  4/5

Ending:  3/5 Cliffhanger:  No

 

Will I read more from this Author?  Probably not.

 

 

 

⇝My Thoughts⇜

 

This book suffers from too many words…the prose; while sometimes seriously beautiful…it ultimately just slows me down when reading, because I can't comprehend things being written without thinking about it for a beat.  An example of this beautiful writing is this paragraph…

 

At dusk in Neverland, as with anywhere else, all the colors begin to fade one by one before night comes.  The last color to disappear is green, and in those moments between dusk and darkness, it stands out brightly for lack of all the other colors, and almost glows.

 

There is no denying it, it reads sort of like poetry or almost like Shakespeare, I never could really get into that either.  For me, personally it just ruins the plot and even the characters too.  Ultimately, the book as a whole suffers…but if this is your kind of writing than it could easily be a 5 star read for you. 

⇝Sex Factor⇜ While elements of are hinted at…there is no actual sexual acts.

 

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review 2016-05-13 21:13
Deceived by the pretty cover...
True Born - L.E. Sterling

Book Title:  True Born

Author:  LE Sterling

Series:  True Born #1

Genre:  Young Adult, Dystopian-ish-fantasy-ish.

Publisher:  Entangled Teen

Source:  Net Galley Arc

☆My Pick for Book Theme Song:  My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark by Fallout Boy 

 

Rating Breakdown

 

Plot:  2.5/5

Characters: 2.8/5

The Feels:  3/5

Flow:  1/5

Backdrop (World Building):  2/5

Originality:  4/5

Book Cover:  5/5

Ending:  2.8/5 Cliffhanger:  to be continued

 

Will I continue this series?  No, I just can't go there…

 

                          2.3/5 STARS

 

My Thoughts  (Goodreads Synopsis)

 

First Impression:  Ooohhh…look at that cover!

This story wanted to be interesting, it just lost me in the interpretation.  There are so many intriguing elements to this that I wish she could have pulled it off…

With X-men like shifters, and the mystery of what is in the once-conjoined twin's blood.  This book, I don’t know, maybe she tried to have too many elements???  I read the whole book hoping it would get better…but…it never did.  Not for me, anyway.  The best thing about this book is the interactions between Lucy and Jared and their slow building romance.  But, even that was somewhat confusing.

 

Sex Factor:  Only talk of it.

 

⌘⌘⌘I received an arc from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review⌘⌘⌘

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