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review 2017-08-13 19:37
Really Wish I could have enjoyed it more.
Berserker - Emmy Laybourne

I guess you can't give all books 4 or 5 stars. I thought I would really enjoy this book more, so I guess that's why I am sad that I couldn't give this book such a score. I did finish the book but I skipped about 50 pgs, and I hate doing that.

Owen is such a sweetie and of course he was my favorite, I loved the dream he has and I hope it happens for him. I also really started to like Hanne more but I hate that it took until almost the end of the book for that to happen. I still didn't care that much for her sister Sissel, hopefully in other books she starts to be so less fragile and help around more. Maybe that will come when she gets her power whatever that may be.

I did like the ending and I also hope Owen and Hanne get a happy ending. And I hope the rest of Hanne's family gets a happy ending as well. I also loved that it didn't end in a cliffhanger, but leaves things open ended.

I would love to think the Author and publisher as well as Netgalley for granting me my request for this book. My grade for this book is my own and no one else's.

I think I will read the next one whenever it comes out even with my low rating for the first book. Because I do want to see what happens next in the book.

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text 2017-08-13 16:12
Reading progress update: I've read 50%.
Berserker - Emmy Laybourne

Starting to w a little bit better, just still not that much action and adventure that I like to have in books that I read. Of course people are getting killed, but I thought there would be more deaths then what their have been. I am sure that more individuals will die before this book is over. 

I do like Owen just like I thought I would, I am not sure if his going to be one of my book boyfriends. I just think his to sweet, and I like a guy that is more sure of themselves, and has a little bit of some bad boy in them. I also like Hanne's family but Sissel gets on my nerves, I hope she gets better in this book, to me so far she seems pretty fragile.

I am still trying to finish this book though, just to see how this one ends.

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text 2017-08-13 04:03
Reading progress update: I've read 26%.
Berserker - Emmy Laybourne

I hope this book starts to get better soon, so far its been pretty boring besides in a couple of spots. Not sure if I even have a favorite yet. Owen I think so far is the closest, then Stieg would be a very close second. 

I am going to try and read a little bit more, I at least want to get to where Hanne and Owen first meet, I read some reviews and they said that's when the book starts to get much better.

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review 2017-08-12 15:58
Best Character: Daisy the dog cattle-herding-extraordinaire
Berserker - Emmy Laybourne

Book Title:  Berserker

Author:  Emmy Laybourne

Series:  Berserker #1

Genre:  Older YA, Historical, Supernatural, Splash of Romance

Publisher:  Macmillan Children's Publishing Group Feiwel & Friends

Setting:  Norway & Montana

Source: I received an ARC via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review

 

 

 

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Ratings Breakdown

 

Plot:  3.8/5

Main Characters:  3.8/5

Secondary Characters:  4/5

The Feels:  3.5/5

Addictiveness:  3.8/5

Theme or Tone:  3.5/5

Flow (Writing Style):  3.5/5

Backdrop (World Building):  4/5

Originality:  5/5

Book Cover:  5/5

Ending:  3.8/5 Cliffhanger:  Sort of

Total:  3.8/5 STARS

 

 

My Thoughts

 

First off, I freaking love this cover, it's what initially drew me in, and the synopsis had me thinking, wow, that's sounds amazing…Norway mixed with some early American old west…I totally clicked on the READ NOW button on Netgalley.  I'm not at all disappointed that I did, either…overall I really liked Berserker…it's just so different from anything else I've been reading lately, but I do have a few issues. 

 

Berserker is very violent and it doesn't sugarcoat any of it, either.   Plot wise it's a very ambitious undertaking and I'm not sure the Author pulls it off completely.  I would have liked more character development and I wished the romance was a little more developed too.  The ending scenes were a little over-the-top supernaturally, and I didn't fully commit to feeling them.

 

Will I continue this series⇜  I would like too…just to see where it goes from here.  It really could have ended with this book, though.

 

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review 2016-04-08 02:26
[Monument 14]: Savage Drift
Monument 14: Savage Drift (Monument 14 Series) - Emmy Laybourne

Savage Drift Summary

 

     In the book "Savage Drift: by "Emmy Laybourne" there are a few survivors of a apparent disaster "Monument 14" and the names of these survivors are, Dean, Alex, Astrid, Niko, Jake, Sahalia, Chloe, Batiste, Max, Ulysses, Caroline, and Henry. These survivors made it to a refugee camp in Canada named Quilchena and now a few of them are looking for a girl named Josie, some of them think she might be dead or lost. Niko, is the one who is searching for josie and trying to find her everywere. While everyone is busy trying to find a way out of the government's eyes, Niko still worries about Josie but the group tells him that she is probably ok and there is no need to worry, they find out that Josie was taken under her will and they will have to work together to get Josie back.

 

     This book was a pretty good description of the apocalypse even though there is 3 books in total. I think that the book had a lot of plot twists but they were always interesting to imagine and read. A few questions i have for the Author or Book is, "How did you start with the apocalypse as the situation, and why was the trioligy always leave someone excited or curious. This was the first book i read about the trioligy and even though it was the first, i felt like i already knew everything about it. I would reccomend this book to people that have patience and enjoy different perspectives in the book about or from the characters.

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