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review 2019-12-12 23:01
4.7 Out Of 5 STARS⇢ The Wicked King by Holly Black
The Wicked King - Holly Black

The Folk of the Air #2



FEATURING⇢

⬥Book #1 Rating: 4.3 STARS
⬥Fairy High Court
⬥Intrigue & Betrayals
⬥Unforeseen Twists
⬥A Darkly Fantastical Fae World
⬥Sprinkled With Immoral Wantonness
⬥YA-ish
 
 
 
(AUTHOR'S WEBSITE)
 

MY RATING⇢ 4.7 STARS | GRADE A



 

MY THOUGHTS

 
My love for this series keeps growing...and I don't usually like Fae Stories.  This second book in The Folk of the Air Series, I liked even more than the first book, despite not understanding why Jude wants to live in the fairy world, to begin with.  I mean these fairies are evil, just because they can't lie doesn't mean they have to tell the truth.  They could just not say anything...after all... 

Fair warning, this is said to be YA, but I think it's more like risque-YA (I love it when shit rhymes).  Holly Black's fairies are not only mean they are quite naughty, debaucherous, even..  I think this naughtiness is a part of its appeal, at least for me...possibly a few others.

Seriously, though, that ending was hella crazy...I thought I had it figured out, but no.  Such an interesting turn of events...I can't wait to see where she is taking this story next...



I'm starting Queen of Nothing posthaste.
 
 
 
 

THE BREAKDOWN⇢  

 
Plot 4.5/5
Narration Performance 4.5/5
Characters 5/5
The Feels 5/5
Pacing 5/5
Addictiveness 4.5/5
Theme or Tone 4.3/5
Flow (Writing Style) 5/5
Backdrop (World Building) 5/5
Originality 5/5
Ending 5/5 Cliffhanger "To be continued"
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Book Cover Love it...
Setting Elfhame & the Mortal World
Source Libby Audiobook (Library)
Length 10 hours, 21 minutes.

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review 2019-12-01 17:33
4.5 Out Of 5 STARS⇢ The Unfortunates by Kim Liggett
The Unfortunates - Kim Liggett
 
FEATURING⇢

⬥Chilling Horror Elements
⬥Suspense Thriller
⬥Caving
⬥YA (High School Seniors)
⬥Atonement
⬥A Short Read That Packs A Punch

 

 
 
LINK TO SYNOPSIS 
(AUTHOR'S WEBSITE)
 

MY RATING⇢ 4.5 STARS | GRADE A-



 
 

 

MY THOUGHTS

 
Once, I got a third of the way through this, I couldn't put it down.  The caving elements are so very compelling.  And Freaky.  Being trapped in a cave with no light in small claustrophobic-like spots...worse-nightmare-ever kind of stuff.

This is my second Kim Liggett book, the first being The Grace Year, which is one of my favs of 2019.  Her writing ensnares you.  She takes these implausible ideas and makes them imaginable, tangible even.  I totally recommend this for a quick, freaky-scary kind of read.
 
 
 
 

THE BREAKDOWN⇢  

 
Plot 4.3/5
Characters 5/5
The Feels 4.5/5
Pacing 4.5/5
Addictiveness 4.5/5
Theme or Tone 5/5
Flow (Writing Style) 5/5
Backdrop (World Building) 4.3/5
Originality 4.5/5
Ending 4.5/5
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Book Cover It's bloody fantastic.  Others have said that it doesn't go with the story...but I think it actually does.
Setting Crystal Falls Caves Near Richmond
Source Kindle eBook (Library)
eBook Length 224 Pages

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review 2019-09-14 17:41
4.5 Out Of 5 STARS for Final Girls by Riley Sager
Final Girls: A Novel - Riley Sager

 

FEATURING⇢

 

Mystery Thriller
The Final Girl Standing
Twisted and Twisty
Slasher Story
Unlikable & Flawed Characters
You Totally Got Me With Your Twist
Audio Performed by Erin Bennet & Hilary Huber

 

LINK TO SYNOPSIS (AUTHOR'S WEBSITE)

 

 

MY RATING 4.5 STARS | GRADE A-

 


MY THOUGHTS⇢

 

Before starting this, I was worried that it might prove to be too scary for me...I'm not a scary movie enthusiast after all. There was one point where I did get a tad freaked out...but overall it didn't end up freaking me out too much. I was happy that the focus of this story wasn't the systematic killing of Quincy's friends.

 

It was so much more than that.

 

I perused quite a few reviews where some said they guessed the ending right from the beginning...I, on the other hand, was completely thrown by the ending. I didn't see anything that was revealed throughout the story, actually. I felt like the only real issue not addressed was Quincy's anger management, because she has one helluva problem there.

 

While the book starts out kind of slow, eventually there is so much being revealed, you can barely keep up. Told in alternating POV's from present time to flashbacks of the past at Pine Cottage where Quincy's friends were all killed, the effect is staggering.

With a different narrator for each, the past and the present, the narration is very well executed.

 

 

THE BREAKDOWN⇢

 

Plot⇢ 4.5/5
Narration Performance⇢ 5/5
Characters⇢ 4.3/5
The Feels⇢ 5/5
Pacing⇢ 4.5/5
Addictiveness⇢ 4.3/5
Theme or Tone⇢ 4.5/5
Flow (Writing Style)⇢ 5/5
Backdrop (World Building)⇢ 5/5
Originality⇢ 5/5
Ending⇢ 5/5 Cliffhanger⇢ Not really...
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Book Cover⇢ The slash marks are cleverly done...but otherwise it's boring.
Setting⇢ New York & Pine Cottage
Source⇢ Audiobook (Library)
Length⇢ 12 hours, 24 minutes

 

 

I Read This For Slasher Stories Square

 

 

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text 2019-09-04 01:34
4.5 Out Of 5 STARS for Before She Was Found by Heather Gudenkauf
Before She Was Found - Heather Gudenkauf

 

FEATURING⇢

 

Mystery | Thriller | Suspense
Online Solicitation
Urban Legends
Secrets
Middle School
With Audio Performed by Brittany Pressley

 


LINK TO SYNOPSIS (AUTHOR'S WEBSITE)

 

 

 

MY RATING⇢ 4.5 STARS | GRADE A-

 


MY THOUGHTS⇢

 

First off, the narration by Brittany Pressley was phenomenal. She did multiple POV's with ease, even the male one. She especially did well with the voice of a 12-year-old Cora. I usually complain that multiple POV's need multiple narrators but it IS possible for one to pull it off, sometimes.

 

I finished this Audiobook in one day, it was super compelling right from the very beginning and held onto that intensity until at least the last quarter of the book. The hints are laid out for you along the way and you'll feel like you know where this is going...and then the ending, while unexpected was not necessarily what I wanted from it. Nonetheless, it was still quite a thrilling and mysterious listen/read. Dealing with issues of bullying, online solicitation and inappropriate behavior by a teacher this has a very timely theme going on.

 

THE BREAKDOWN⇢

 

Plot⇢ 4.3/5
Narration Performance⇢ 5/5
Characters⇢ 4.3/5
The Feels⇢ 5/5
Pacing⇢ 5/5
Addictiveness⇢ 4/5
Theme or Tone⇢ 4.3/5
Flow (Writing Style)⇢ 4.5/5
Backdrop (World Building)⇢ 5/5
Originality⇢ 4.3/5
Ending⇢ 4/5
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Book Cover⇢ It's okay...I like the other one with the three girls on it better.
Setting⇢ Pitch, Iowa
Source⇢ Audiobook (Library)
Length⇢ 10 hours, 18 minutes

 

 

I read this for New Release Square for Halloween Bingo 2019

 

 

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review 2019-08-31 23:00
Just a quick novella that I squeezed in before Halloween Bingo starts...
Sidebarred: A Legal Briefs Novella - Emma Chase
 
Quickie Review for A Quickie Novella --Sidebarred by Emma Chase

Legal Briefs Series #3.5

MY RATING 4.5 STARS - GRADE= A-

 
For something so short...this was absolutely wonderful, plus so cleverly titled. Jake and Chelsea are my fav couple from this series, and I love the little something extra this gave us. With future life happenings on everyone involved in this series. Also, Sebastian York knocks it out of the park with the narration.

 

 

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