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review 2017-09-16 15:00
One of the best covers…ever!
The Last Magician - Lisa Maxwell


Book Title:  The Last Magician

Author:  Lisa Maxwell

Narration:  Candace Thaxton

Series:  Book 1 of a duology, I think…

Genre:  Magic, Historical, Time Travel

Setting:  New York --Past and Present

Source:  Audiobook (Library)




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Ratings Breakdown


Plot:  5/5

Main Characters:  4.3/5

Secondary Characters:  4.2/5

The Feels:  4/5

Addictiveness:  4.2/5

Theme or Tone:  4.3/5

Flow (Writing Style):  

Backdrop (World Building):  4.8/5

Fantasy Elements:  4.8/5

Book Cover:  5+/5  Love it…

Narration:  4/5 She's not bad, just bad for me, I think…

Ending:  5/5  Cliffhanger:  Yes…and I didn't even know it was a duology

Total:  4.5/5 STARS - GRADE=A-



My Thoughts


I think I would have liked this even more than I did, if I had read it…I don't know if it just the narrator that I didn't like, or something else.  I only took a little off for that, though, because The Magician is addictively entertaining.  A time traveling, magic wielding, good time.  The history, the splashes of romance and the intrigue make this a very worthwhile read.


Will I continue this series Yes, I totally will…I just wish it had a different narrator.


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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.♫





4.5/5 STARS




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)




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 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.


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♫  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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