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text 2018-08-13 22:07
Reading progress update: I've read 331 out of 436 pages.
Binary Storm (Liege-Killer) - Christopher Hinz

I'd like to start Halloween Bingo with a relatively clean slate (manga, audiobooks, and the nonfiction book I just started don't count), and so I'm working to finish this. I should be done with it fairly soon.

 

In the past 150 or so pages, there's been the revelation that some matchmaking has been going on, which would have been sweet except it was fueled by particularly invasive date rape drugs. Also, Gillian entered the story and has been acting creepy - he likes to sniff Bel's face and neck. I can't recall if the trilogy ever explained how Gillian and Nick came to know each other and how Gillian and Catharine were separated, but I certainly don't recall the details that have come up here. The way this book set things up, it's a wonder Gillian didn't kill Nick after he got his memories back.

 

It's too bad the last two books in the trilogy were so terrible, or I'd be tempted to reread them to see whether everything Hinz wrote then and now actually fits together.

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review 2018-08-12 04:46
The Jekyll Revelation
The Jekyll Revelation - Robert Masello,Christopher Lane

 

This is a historical horror/thriller story revolving around Robert Louis Stevenson, the story of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, and Jack the Ripper. It alternates between 1880's London and "present day" California. My favorite parts were in the 1880's where Stevenson creates the story of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde and deals with the consequences. The present-day story revolves around Rafe, an environmental scientist who is working to save the coyotes and stumbles across a mysterious steamer trunk.

 

The part with Stevenson is intriguing and suspenseful and was hard to put down. But, the present day part with Rafe is a bit tedious and took a while to get going. I kept trying to figure out how it connected with the Stevenson story but was more interested in getting back to the 1880's. The narration is well done even though the accent irritated me a bit.

 

This is a brilliant premise for a story but lacks a bit in the execution. Overall I enjoyed it and recommend it to fans of history and horror (as combining the two is a bit unusual).

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text 2018-08-11 17:15
Damn you, publishing industry!
The Secret World: A History of Intelligence - Christopher M. Andrew

There are times when I just want the publishing industry to take a year off so I can get caught up on my reading backlog. It's a sentiment that I felt again when I read about Christopher Andrew's new book. How am I expected to make progress in my TBR pile when they keep publishing books like this?

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text 2018-08-09 21:08
Paperback Crush - Am I dreaming?
Paperback Crush: The Totally Radical History Of 80’s and 90’s Teen Fiction - Gabrielle Moss
The Dead Girlfriend (Point Horror) - R.L. Stine
Poor Mallory! (The Baby-Sitters Club, #39) - Ann M. Martin
Sweet Valley High Collection: Heartbreaker, Racing Hearts, Wrong Kind of Girl - Francine Pascal,Kate William
The Immortal - Christopher Pike

I haven't been a professional bookseller all that long, but its still easy to get jaded about all the arcs that come in every month, but sometimes something like this book happens!

 

As a thirty-something woman who read everything he could get his hands on growing up, and that included Sweet Valley High and Baby-sitter's Club, this book is pure nostalgic gold. And while they might not have been great, sometimes those pink and lavender covers had some meat in them! Heck, I still will look twice at any old Apple Paperback, etc. title at a book sale just in case its offers up some vintage goodness.

 

This will be a lot of fun and I'm hoping Quirk is planning on a boy-series retrospective, too.

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url 2018-08-06 18:36
New month, new free arc for prime members ("Amazon First Reads," formerly "Kindle Firsts")
I Will Never Leave You - S.M. Thayer
The Storyteller's Secret - Sejal Badani
Hotel Sacher - Alison Layland,Rodica Doehnert
Eraser - Anna Kang,Christopher Weyant
Happy Doomsday - David Sosnowski
Stray: Memoir of a Runaway - Tanya Marquardt

Per usual, all from Amazon's own publishing imprints.  

 

And not now on booklikes yet (I am in progress of adding).

Source: www.amazon.com/kindle-dbs/firstreads
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