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review 2017-07-19 15:01
Of Dreams and Rust...such a beautiful title
Of Dreams and Rust - Sarah Fine

 

 

Book Title:  Of Dreams and Rust

Author:  Sarah Fine

Series:  Of Metal and Wishes #2

Genre:  Older YA, Steampunk, Dark Fantasy

Setting: Itanya

Source:  Kindle eBook

 

 

 

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Book Theme Song

(this link will take you to my tumblr post with video)

Meet Me On the Battlefield by Svrcina   --A poignant, slow song about going into war.  It really has the right feel for Wen, Melik and Bo and their battles fought.♫

 

 

 

⇝OVERALL RATING⇜

4.5/5 STARS

A-

 

 

My Thoughts

 

A sweet, uplifting story set in a bleak and sorrowful world.  The sequel to Of Metal and Wishes is much more action-packed and even more exquisitely romantic.  I loved it in spite of the main character's fickleness towards the two males in her life. The turmoil of their world, and the gutsy determination of the characters, more than overshadow the vexatious love triangle going on.   Making this second book in this duology even more likable than the first.

 

 

 

 

 

Ratings Breakdown

 

Plot:  4.5/5

Main Characters:  4.3/5

Secondary Characters:  4.5/5

The Feels:  4/5

Addictiveness:  4/5

Theme or Tone:  4/5

Flow (Writing Style):  5/5

Backdrop (World Building):  4.5/5

Originality:  5/5

Book Cover:  5/5

Ending:  5/5  Cliffhanger:  Nope.

 

Will I read more from this Author?  Of course…

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review 2017-01-09 22:21
White Trash Zombie Apocalypse by Diana Rowland
White Trash Zombie Apocalypse - Diana Rowland

Book Title:  White Trash Zombie Apocalypse

Author:  Diana Rowland

Series: White Trash Zombie #3

Genre:  Urban Fantasy, Zombie

Source:  Kindle E-Book (Library)

 

 

 

⇝Add to Goodreads⇜

 

 

 

 

♪♫MY PICK FOR BOOK THEME SONG♫♪

 Falling Apart by Papa Roach  --This is Philip's song…(Angel's Zombie kid)It's kind of his song for Angel.♫

 

 

 

 

 

 

⇝Ratings Breakdown⇜

 

Plot: 4.3/5

Characters: 4.5/5

The Feels: 4.3/5

Addictiveness: 4.5/5

Theme: 5/5

Flow: 5/5

Backdrop (World Building): 5/5

Originality: 5/5

Book Cover: 4/5

Ending:  4.5/5 Cliffhanger: not really

 

Will I continue this series? Yes, of course...

 

 

 

 

 

⇝My Thoughts⇜

 

One of my favorite series…Zombies…you can cheer for!

 

 

 

 

While I had a few tiny issues with some things, this is still another great installment in the White Trash Zombie Series.  Some of the issues were with everything involving Heather, but I can't say more than that without revealing too much.  Otherwise there are some interesting developments and we learn more about Philip, too.  I'm looking forward to the next book How the White Trash Zombies Gets Her Groove Back, and...I have it on Audio!

 ⇝Sex Factor⇜ Just talk of sex, no actual sex…par the course for this series.

 

 

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review 2016-10-15 18:08
I do believe the narrator makes this series even better…
REAPER (Boston Underworld Book 2) - Ashleigh Zavarelli

 

Book Title:  Reaper

Author:  Ashleigh Zavarelli

Narration:  Tracy Marks

Series:  Boston Underworld #2

Genre:  New Adult, Mobsters

Publisher:  A. Zavarelli

Source:  Received audiobook via Audiobook Boom in exchange for an honest review.

 

✾Goodreads Synopsis✾ 

 

 

♫  Close My Eyes Forever by Lita Ford ft. Ozzy Osbourne  --the words, the feel of this song it fits for Ronin and Sasha.♫

 

Ratings Breakdown

 

Plot:  4.5/5

Characters:  4.3/5

The Feels:  4.8/5

Addictiveness:  4.3/5

Theme:  4/5

Flow:  4.5/5

Backdrop (World Building):  5/5

Originality:  4/5

Book Cover:  5/5

Narration: 5/5

Ending:  4.2/5  Cliffhanger:  Not at all.  There is a bit of a setup for the next book in the series.

 

Will I continue this series?  Yes

 

 

4.5/5 STARS

 

 

My Thoughts

 

To be honest I've only had the experience of audiobook with this series, and I already have the next one, titled Ghost, on audio too.  Tracy Marks does an exceptional job with the accents in this series, without going over the top and just making it so you can't understand what's being said.

All the players from Crow are back and the timeline for this is generally the same as the first book.  The dream/nightmare sequences with Ronin are intense and tortuous to say the least, but they help paint a picture of who the Reaper is.  For me, he makes this story worthwhile, despite not really liking mobster romance novels.  Ashleigh Zavarelli, has so far, done a good job of making me rethink how I feel about them.

Sex Factor:  Yes, very explicit…but somewhat unique because of Ronin's  circumstances.

 

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review 2016-07-24 22:49
Sweetness personified with some scruff...
The Game Plan (Game On Series Book 3) - Kristen Callihan

Book Title:  The Game Plan

Author:  Kristin Callihan

Series:  Game On #3

Genre:  New Adult, Sports Romance

Source:  E-Book (Library)

 

☆My Pick for Book Theme Song:  Cherry Pie by Warrant  --She's his cherry pie, anyway, that's all that matters.

 

 

 

 

Ratings Breakdown

 

Plot:  4.2/5

Characters:  4.5/5

The Feels:  4.2/5

Addictiveness:  4/5

Theme:  5/5

Flow:  5/5

Backdrop (World Building):  5/5

Originality:  4.5/5

Book Cover:  5/5

Ending:   4.8/5  Cliffhanger:  No, an awesome little epilogue though…

 

Will I continue this series?  I finished this series…and I will read more from this Author in the future.

 

 

4.5/5 STARS

 

 

My Thoughts

 

The 3rd installment in the Game On series, and also my favorite one.  Which is due to Dex.   He is so freaking sweet, it's hard not to love him.  And, guys with tattoo's all over their bodies aren't really my thing, not to mention man-buns, I find those rather hideous.  Despite this he's got an awesome personality and Fiona is pretty sweet too.  I really loved how everything played out in this story, I could have done with a least one less sex scene, though.  But that's it.

 

Sex Factor:  Yes, very sex-plicit…

 

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review 2016-07-24 20:55
Tough subject matter, told in a ultimately compelling way
The Program - Suzanne Young

Book Title:  The Program

Author:  Suzanne Young

Narration:  Joy Osmanski

Series:  The Program #1

Genre:  YA, Love & Stuff, Dystopian-ish, Suspense

Source:  Audiobook (Library)

 

☆My Pick for Book Theme Song:  Killing in the Name by Rage Against the Machine  {{{they use force to make you do what the deciders have decided you must do…}}}

 

 

Ratings Breakdown

 

Plot:  4.3/5

Characters:  5/5

The Feels:  4.2/5

Addictiveness:  4.5/5

Theme:  4/5

Flow:  5/5

Backdrop (World Building):  5/5

Originality:  5/5

Book Cover:  4/5

Narration:  4.5/5

Ending:   4.5/5. Cliffhanger:  Sort of...mostly a to be continued.

 

Will I continue this series?  Yes

 

 

4.5/5 STARS

 

 

My Thoughts

 

The song above sums up this story pretty well, actually.  This story is a trip, not the vacation type either…more like a bad acid trip.  I really hope something like this never happens…because sometimes, what someone thinks is a solution to a problem, really only heightens the problem.  I'm rambling and probably not making any sense right now, but, my thoughts are kind of all over the place with this.

 

This story.  It's scary.  It's sad.  It's thought provoking.  It's diabolical.  With such believable characters and a premise that will have you freaking out, because there is way too much suicide amongst teenagers presently.  Coupled with excellent narration; that had me completely absorbed.  I have to say overall, this affected me deeply, and I'm looking forward to the next book.

 

Sex Factor:  Yes…but not explicit.

 

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