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review 2015-10-04 00:00
The Current Between Us
The Current Between Us - Kindle Alexander

I'm not even sure how to rate this. I'll settle for 2 stars rounded up - mostly because it was my fault. I shouldn't have picked it up to begin with.

The first time I read something by this author I was so irritated, I ranted a lot about the story after finishing it. I have no excuse for reading this despite my reluctance, other than I really liked the blurb and I wanted to give this a try. I shouldn't have. Because the writing and I didn't get along any better than the first time around.

It's not bad. I just can't get over all this INSTA everywhere! And the repetitions of awful declarations of love I wouldn't believe after twenty years of marriage, much less after such a short period of time! The MCs meet each other, fall in lust, fall in "love", and break up in record speed. If you like stories like that, go for it, but for me it was so unbelievably frustrating. I struggled way too much with even finishing it.

It didn't help that I liked Trent and his family. Because I despised Gage. To me, he was selfish, righteous and ignorant. When something you do threatens the alleged love of your life and his kids, you don't do it! You don't try to justify it first, there shouldn't be a thought about how to still make it work so you can retire with a bang! It felt so wrong to me, I got angrier the more I read about Greg and his musings. The solution for the mystery/suspense part was creative, I'll give you that. I just felt like I could drive through it with an eighteen-wheeler or three. Not believable, not plausible and sure as heck not satisfying to me.

Like I said, this author obviously doesn't work for me and I should have known better. No rating, and no recommendation, because clearly I absolutley didn't like it and I'm sorry to say that I can't really see why somebody else would. But to each his own, I guess.

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text 2014-09-13 21:14
Books on My Shelves That I'm Dying to Read!!!
Almost Demon (The Sigil Cycle) - AJ Salem
Son of a Witch (Wicked Years, #2) - Gregory Maguire
The Fault in Our Stars - John Green
She Is Risen (She Is Risen: The Gun Control Case Studies) - Travis Adams Irish
House of Despicable Beauty - B.K. Birch
The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy Live - Douglas Adams
Snoop - Susan E. Paul
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - Stieg Larsson
Water for elephants - Sara Gruen
with their eyes: September 11th: The View from a High School at Ground Zero - Annie Thoms

Well, this is part of the list of books I've been dying to read. I have had most of these books on my shelves for about a year, some not that long. I want to get to these books as soon as possible, but I'm taking my time, but I'm dying to read these books! Oh, the life of a book lover and not knowing when to read these awesome books. I'm not going to get into too much detail, I would like to wait till I write a review. Some books don't really need to be talked about...hehe ;)



First on the list is


Almost Demon by AJ Salem

I won this book last year and it just caught my attention. The book is about a girl who is learning how to summon demons to save her hometown. Now, if that doesn't grab your attention, then I don't what will. I'm saving it for next month for the spirit of all hollows eve!


Next up is


Son of a Witch by Gregory Maguire

I had read Wicked a few months back and OMG I loved the book. I was excited to finally get the second book, to find out what has happened since Elphaba's death. I can't wait to dive right into the world of OZ again!


Third on the list


The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

I have been dying to read a John Green book for a long time. I've knew of him from youtube as one half of the vlogbrothers. Never knew he was an author until later on. I been wanting to read this book for awhile and I finally got it. Yes, I know I'm late to the game, but better last then never right?! Of course we all know what the story is about. 


Fourth is


She is Risen by  Travis Irish

I won this last year as well. The blurb was really good and I had to try to win it.




House of Despicable Beauty by B.K. Birch

This is another win for me. I thought this book sounded really awesome. This I'm also, saving for October.  


Coming up


The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

Who doesn't know about this book. I've seen the movie a long time ago and I never knew it was a book! I can't wait to get going on this book later on.


Up next is


Snoop by Susan E Paul

Another win from a while ago. The synopsis caught my attention and it was a funny blurb and I can't wait to get to this book!


Coming up is


The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Trilogy by Stieg Larsson

I've been wanting to read this trilogy for quite sometime. When I seen it at my library's book sale I snatched them all up. 


Up is


Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

I seen the movie and didn't know it was a book, until after I seen this wonderful movie. After seeing the movie and knowing there is a book. I was excited when I found it a my local Half Price Books Outlet.




With Their Eyes by Annie Thoms

This book I found at my local library's book sale. The book is full of stories about some teenagers, who witness 9/11 first hand. I got it because, I would like to know what teenagers then thought about it what happened. I was a freshman in high school when it happened. So, it would be interesting to know what these particular teenagers went through. 


Well, those are some of my books on my shelves, that I have been dying read. I will hopefully get to some of them this month. The paranormal type of books will be read next month! Yay Halloween! 


Until the next time I decided to write about something other than reviews. 


Later Days!



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review 2014-07-30 01:16
{Review} My Despicable Ex by Sierra Rose
My Despicable Ex - Sierra Rose

The cover for this book is all wrong — as evidenced by the author having to include the disclaimer “this is not erotica” with the synopsis.  Since most people make a decision based on the cover before even glancing at the synopsis, I can’t help but wonder how many of her target readers are passing it up.


The Verdict:  The book started out with so much promise, and I was dying to see what would happen with the jilting groom showed up in Ashly’s life.  However, that all fell apart when the rest of the mismatched plot unfolded.


Ashly was actually pretty realistic in her excitement for the wedding, devastation when it didn’t happen, and bitterness after the fact.  But Jake was so two-dimensional and under-developed that I began wondering what Ashly ever saw in him in the first place. Then there was the contrived twist.


Ashly’s mother dies, leaving $25M each to Jake and Ashly — on the condition that they travel the world together and provide photographic evidence of their time at various destinations.  Ashly doesn’t take the bait until her business is conveniently denied a loan, and then she has no choice.  What follows is like a travel show narrated by the most annoying former couple ever.  Ashly was guarded, and Jake was too whiny with his hollow apologies.  I tried to get through it and planned on grabbing book 2, but after a while, it was just too disappointing.  The characters lacked depth, the plot was a bit on the ridiculous side (and this is coming from someone who saw nothing ridiculous about venomous vampires who sparkle!), the lust lacked chemistry, and the way-too-many details about their travels got really, really old.


I was really looking forward to a story about second chances, but I finally had to give up and move on to something else.



Source: ficcentral.com/central-picks/book-review/review-my-despicable-ex-by-sierra-rose
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review 2014-05-06 02:20
Amazing and funny!
Despicable Me 2: The Junior Novel - Annie Auerbach

This was such a great book! I love the movie and I loved the book! Dispicamazing!!!

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review 2013-10-30 03:04
My Despicable Ex (The Ashly Roberts Saga) (Volume 1) - Sierra Rose

If this were a regular book, I'd throw it across the room.  The premise of the book sounded great, but then after dumping his young girlfriend at their wedding, telling her to not call him again, he wonders why she's bitter.  This girl doesn't just sit him down and tell him, "Look, you humiliated me, broke my heart, didn't give me any warning, told me to not call you while I cried for years wondering why and you wonder why I'm bitter?"  Nope, she just yells that he's a jackass.  I was tired of them both but I kept reading.  The traveling with pictures idea I didn't get but I still kept on reading because I was almost done.  But nope!  The author leaves this is only half of the book with a huge cliffhanger and "To Be Continued...".  If I bought this, I'm asking for a refund from Amazon, which will be the first time I've ever done this.  If it was free it was a waste of my time. 

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