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review 2018-12-13 18:37
Oh It Was Terrible
Unearthed - Amie Kaufman,Meagan Spooner

1.5 stars. Audiobook. Narration 2.5 stars- Quick thought: A bad remake of Indiana Jones and The temple of Doom.
Long, long and mostly boring inner dialog that made me tune out. This was a book where I just wanted the characters to stop talking, yeh not good. The female MC was so irritating, she had this uncanny ability to do stupid stuff and then talk herself into thinking it was brilliant. She's a cliche in all ways, a street rat trying to save her sister from slavery, a school drop out who is actually a mathematical genius, perfect because the male MC isn't at all and they need it to save their lives. It's not that she's smart that bugged me it was how it suddenly came up and then became her crown, and her old persona was forgotten. The male MC was the son of a famous notorious man who is on a mission to prove his daddy right. He's English, and unprepared for this planet. yes they are on another planet. So we have a street wise scavenger and rich college grad, to save them all. There is an uncomfortable bit of romance going on that does not fit in the story at all.
The adventure is them trying to solve an ancient mystery left by an alien race filled with booby traps. Oh and yes they are also being chased by evil villains armed with guns. Very Indiana Jones with out the fun entertaining parts. They are able to solve puzzles and escape traps, amazing right ? Then when danger is nearest they rest/sleep and get caught. So they out smart, dumb down and out smart back and forth till finally at the end we see what the real deal is. The doom that only these two misfit kids could figure out and just when you think things might resolve, they get caught again.
Stupid

 

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review 2018-12-01 13:57
Another reread that was even better than the first time around!!!!
Illuminae - Jay Kristoff,Amie Kaufman

Just like Scythe, illuminae is another book I wanted to reread before the New year begins. 

I just love the character of Kady what a badass she turns out to be in this book, I loved that she wasn't winne and she did thinks for herself and didn't need a man to save her. 

I really also loved Ezra as well, but I wish we got actually scenes with them together but I still loved the banter between them. And I loved the parts we get with Ezra.

Since this is a reread, I won't go really into review mood for this review here today. 

I will say I am definitely going to reread the other two books in the series, but unless I can find the time, than it will be sometime in the upcoming months. 

 

 

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review 2018-09-02 19:19
Obsidio
Obsidio - Jay Kristoff,Amie Kaufman

“Live a life worth dying for.”

 

This series went out with a bang! I loved Illuminae, I really liked Gemina, but Obsidio was amazing. All of the original characters are back and play a huge role. We get some new characters, one of which is Kady Grant's cousin, Asha. The action is non stop. The stakes are extremely high. This book kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time. 

 

I highly recommend this series to anyone wanting something a little different. The formatting is unique. The artwork is fun. It has just the right amount of romance and enough shocking moments to make me consider flinging the books across the room on multiple occasions. Thankfully I didn't, I would really hate to ruin that cover art. I'm sad to see this series come to an end, but it was an incredible journey!

 

 

 

 

-SW

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review 2018-08-17 16:45
ILLUMINAE by AMIE KAUFMAN & JAY KRISTOFF
Illuminae - Jay Kristoff,Amie Kaufman

Audiobook

I liked this book up until the ending and then it was "give me a break". Not believable at all! It's made me second guess reading the rest of the series. 3-1/2 stars for most of the book, it would have been 4 stars without the ending.

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text 2018-08-17 15:09
Would it work for any squares in Halloween Bingo?
Gemina (The Illuminae Files) - Jay Kristoff,Amie Kaufman

The first book had aspects in the second half that would make it work for a few squares in Halloween Bingo. Does this second book also have

zombies

(spoiler show)

, or no?

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