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review 2014-12-24 12:15
I just realized....
World After - Susan Ee

I just realized I never wrote a review for this book :/ how annoying.

well first thing i recall, is that while this book is great it sadly doesn't meet the standard made by the previous book, Angelfall. Angelfall was mind blowing fantastic, this book was just great...see the difference?

In Angelfall Pyn showed off her strength, what she was willing to over come to save her sister. This book is more about the other characters, and understanding them.
we learn more about Raf, Pretty much why he i the way he is, and how he came about in the situation he's in. Pyn's insane mother and her crippled baby sister, Paige. We learn what happen to Paige throughout the last book while we were off hunting for her, which is depressing in a way, but i suppose it also brings the world hope. Pyn's mother is still just as amusing and fucked up as always, but we realize she might had a reason for her madness, that sometimes it comes in handy. We learn what people will do when they're scared, which is a frightening thing to read about, I feel sorry for that rebel group when they realize Pyn was right and was only trying to help. 


Oh!!! i almost forgot the best bit, we learn what the angels have been up too!!! ohhhhh when god finds out, boy is he going to be PISSED!

I still enjoy Pyn's ability to lie to herself, she such an amazingly strong girl but every now and then there are just some things she refuses to accept, mainly her feelings for raf, but also the possibility he was a major part in the attack on the world. Its rather cute and endearing that she does this on occasion, i know when she has to or when she's ready she'll face it.

and yea...overall a pretty great book, just not Angelfall great......
looking forward to book 3!!!

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review 2014-09-09 20:02
Review - The Future for Curious People by Gregory Sherl.
The Future for Curious People - Gregory Sherl

I just lapped this story up! I could barely put it down and read it cover to cover in almost one sitting. It's just so good and exactly the sort of thing I love. I was just sucked in from page one.


It's a romance but with a bit of a twist - For anyone who wants to see their romantic future with a potential partner there is a service available called 'envisioning'. With the help of Dr Chin and his coin operated envisioning machine, Godfrey Burkes initially sets out to see his future with his potential fiance but a chance meeting with a woman in the waiting room leads him to question his future with the woman he had hoped to marry. His other half is also visiting another envisionist's office hoping for some guidance in her romantic future as she has questions she'd like answered before she says 'Yes'.


Told in alternating point of view between Godfrey and Evelyn it's very entertaining and such a joy to see it all come together as the story plays out. All the characters were really fleshed out and the dialogue between them all is hilarious. I loved the main characters, Godfrey and Evelyn, but the secondary characters were every bit as wonderful. I just loved them all. They're quirky and likeable so much fun to read about.


This would make a fantastic rom-com movie. The characters and dialogue are just begging to be put on the screen and I'll keep my fingers crossed that someone sees the potential for that because I'd love to see it.


From start to almost finish I had this pegged as a five star read but I was a bit disappointed by the ending. Everything else was given proper page-time to play out and was so well constructed but the ending felt a bit rushed. It wasn't a satisfying conclusion given how wonderful the rest of the story was.


I think this is the first romance I've ever read which was written by a male author but hopefully it wont' be the last. This author can definitely write and even with the ending as it is this is one of my favourite reads this year so far.


*Note - I was sent a copy of this by the publisher*




This finish gets me 336 pages closer to 1 Million pages challenge. 81,261/1,000,000





...And, I'm calling this for the letter 'D' in my AtoZ Challenge.  'D' is for Doctor






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review 2014-08-05 09:26
Review: Interitance
The Legend of Kimberly: Inheritance - J.R. Leckman

This book was an incredible surprise. I was hoping for something decent, what i got instead was something absolutely amazing, almost like the true meaning of a book in-fact.

except im looking for the quote that says something about jumping into the pages and enjoying a new world.

Its hard to explain why i found this book so amazing, maybe it was because to Kimberley the books her grandfather wrote about a magical world where her fantasy, her escape from life's harshness. Something she dreamed and hoped was real millions of times, and the worst thing that could happen to Kim happens she finds out that this incredible, amazing, magical world is real but not quite cracked up to what she expected though she'll never leave anyways. Her dreams that started from a book finally came true.
This in part is what i found so wonderful about the book, The other part's would definitely have to be not only the characters themselves but the world and its crazy unique critters.
All the characters where fantastic, even the bad ones. they all had so much depth and story behind them. Kimberley while grown up in body still had child-like moments and it was fantastic, you felt her grief, awe, shock, happiness at the world along with her. how her family took her under their wing and showed her the way of life in this crazy new world. she'd her what it was like to be loved and accepted for who she was. also the switching between characters was flawless and ingenious!
Now don't think i forgotten about the world itself which was just as brilliant and came to life off the pages, the descriptions so well done and smooth, so easy to pictures with my minds eye.

The ending on the book was interesting, I'm not really sure what it means for the next book or Kimberly. I'm definitely intrigued and if i had money on my amazon account i would rush off right now and buy the next book! and hope its longer than the last! it went so quick, like the blink of an eye I was enjoying myself so much.

Oh also, No romance! *fist pump*

Rating: 4.5 stars
Recommend? Hell Yes, go read now!!
Reading the next book? YES! ASAP!

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review 2014-04-26 08:24
Review - That Part Was True by Deborah McKinlay
That Part Was True - Deborah McKinlay

This is a wonderful, gentle romance. I loved it. As I was reading it flickered between a four and a five star and back to a four, but right at the end it jumped back to an almost five again. Lovely story.

A love story that blossoms via letters mostly but it's all the little side stories that make this charming. The letters skirt around issues and it's both heartwarming and frustrating to watch things play out, wanting things to go in one direction but have them take another path. The will they/won't they thing sometimes grates on my nerves when it's drawn out but here it was just charming. I think that has a lot to do with the characters though. They're not a couple of teens with all the angst that usually accompanies these things. Eve and Jack are middle aged and both feel a bit jaded, for different reasons, and forge a connection despite their differing lifestyles and the great distances between them.  It's a romance but not obviously so and it's conducted via letters, mostly.  

It's so refreshing to have such a touching romance with an older couple at it's core. It's just a wonderful story and one I'd recommend.

This is the first I've heard of this author but I'll definitely be looking out for more. This lady can write.



*Note - I was sent a copy of this by the publisher*



...And, I'm calling this for the letter 'G' in my AtoZ Challenge.  'G' is for Geography.




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review 2013-11-13 14:53
Seraphina - Rachel Hartman

Seraphina was very different than what I had imagined but I enjoyed it none the less. It was very similar to the Legacy in writing style and world building. It took a fantasy world and portrayed such realism that you could imagine dragons walking the streets as people. The plot istelf was vastly different however. I could see how some would find this tale boring as a lot of instances had no specific plot purpose other than world building but personally I didn't mind it. The plot held a lot of surprises and I enjoyed the direction it went immensely. The characters themselves really surprised me. I only felt really attached to Seraphina and Orma however all the characters were entertaining. I enjoyed that the love was slow in coming and actually looked at and handled by the characters in a sensible light. I can not wait to dive back in to Seraphina's world in the sequel! I recommened this book to fantasy lovers. 

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