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review SPOILER ALERT! 2017-10-12 07:32
Reading Anniversaries: First in a Series & Singles–October Edition

 

 

These are the books that I read in different Octobers throughout my reading life and have left an impression on me.

 

2015

 

Minette Walters became an automatic buy for me right after I had read her for the first time. This novella wasn’t any different even though it was inspired by true events.

 

 

Set in London…good!

Steampunk…good!

Shades of UF…good!

Part of a series…good!

Need I say more?

 

Okay, so this series has me confused. While I love the Asian culture that is prolific in the books, I keep thinking there is something missing. It could be that it took the lead couple like 3–4 books to even admit their feelings to each other. I don’t want to stop reading this series but I do have to be in the mood for it.

 

I haven’t read many MM novels but I did read this one and loved it.

 

My Mini-Review for this book: Everybody loves a good apocalypse and I’m no exception! There was a female lead who, if not exactly capable of kicking ass, was a leading geneticist– brains over brawn any day! The freaky way the vaccine changed them all was amazing-no death causing viruses or flesh-eating zombies, yet horrific in its own way. Prison takeovers are the scariest things ever and the author combined it with a post-apocalyptic scenario! The ever-present threat of the convicts getting to our heroine was sufficient to keep me reading.

I loved the fact that the author didn’t even need to show much violence to keep the readers hooked– she just let us imagine what “could” happen if they got to her.

 

Irreverence is a personal favorite of mine, which you might have guessed from my binge read of the Preacher graphic novels! This novel was funny but dragged in some places.

“If manta rays are going to be harmless, they should look more harmless, Pardee thought. Fuckers look like aquatic Draculas.”
“He didn’t understand religion. It was like heroin or golf: He knew a lot of people did it, but he didn’t understand why.”
 

I can’t stop myself once I have read the word, Steampunk, being associated with a book. This was a fun romp of a book and I enjoyed reading it, even if it did get bogged down in certain places.

 

Read my review here. My favorite stories from this bunch:

WEIGHTS AND MEASURES by Jodi Picoult ★★★★
 How parents deal with the loss of their 7-year-old daughter.

A LIFE IN FICTIONS Kat Howard★★★★
 She was a part of his stories..literally!

THE THERAPIST by Jeffery Deaver★★★★
 Nemes are very real and you may be susceptible to them!

PARALLEL LINES by Tim Powers★★★★
 Twins-one sister dies and decides she wants to come back.

 

2008

 

The best part about anything written by Ilona & Gordon Andrews is probably that they manage to include important issues, such as rape, abuse, family, in it. But they do it in a way that makes you see why an issue’s important yet

In diplomacy, like in great many other things, the rules of engagement survive only until one remarkable person decides to break them.

 

Which books did you read in October that left their mark on you?

 

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Originally published at midureads.wordpress.com on October 12, 2017.

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text 2017-09-02 20:36
My August 2017
Ich, Eleanor Oliphant: Roman - Gail Honeyman,Alexandra Kranefeld
Vampire Academy - Blutsschwestern: Jubiläumsausgabe mit 4 brandneuen Bonus-Storys (Vampire-Academy-Reihe) - Richelle Mead,Michaela Link
I Wrote This For You - Iain S. Thomas,Jon Ellis
Breaking the Chains - Ioana Visan
The Night between Heaven and Hell (The Devil You Know Book 2) - Ioana Visan
Harry Potter und der Orden des Phönix - J.K. Rowling
Ich, Eleanor Oliphant - 5 stars
Vampire Academy - Blutsschwestern - 5 stars
I Wrote This For You - 5 stars
Breaking the Chains - 4 stars (review from the first time I read it)
The Night between Heaven and Hell - 4 stars
Harry Potter und der Orden des Phönix - 5 stars

 

Favorite book(s) of the month: everything, I can't decide

 

Books started this month but haven't finished yet: Marlena, The Book of Whispers

 

It wasn't my best month. It started pretty good but towards the middle of the month I had a lot of issues with my mental health. I'm also starting something next week, that I should have started two weeks ago but couldn't because anxiety and stuff like that, but monday is the day. It's some type of retraining with internships and stuff like that, so my social anxiety is off the charts. Reading isn't happening that much at the moment.

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review 2017-08-25 14:54
The Night between Heaven and Hell!!!
The Night between Heaven and Hell (The Devil You Know Book 2) - Ioana Visan

It's been a year since I read the first short story in this series, so, because I couldn't sleep last night, I scrolled through my kindle app on my phone and decided to reread the first book and then finally read the second book.

 

Summary: Demon David Blake likes things just as they are: an easy job, centuries of drama-free living, and those who stationed him on Earth none the wiser. But his so-called perfect assignment is soon met with problems well above his paygrade.

Teaming up with an angel was never part of the plan, but when the threat of a plague unleashing becomes very real, David is more than willing to join forces with Andrew, if it will keep the impending apocalypse from becoming a reality and, more importantly, if it will allow him the opportunity to go back to doing what he does best: enjoying a comfortable life while steering the mortals wrong.

 

I just love this little series of short stories. It's super interesting and just something completely different. I also love the characters, even though we don't get that much time with them. The writing is really great and AH, I just love these stories.

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review 2015-09-11 17:48
Pretty good
Broken People - Ioana Visan

I got this ebook in a giveaway and ended up really liking it. It's a sci-fi steampunk, with a little romance thrown in. The story is told by several of the different characters, which I really enjoyed. I would totally recommend this to others.

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review 2015-08-26 14:23
Part of a series
The Weight of a Wing (The Stolen Wings Book 1) - Ioana Visan

 

I received this book in exchange for an honest review and I feel kind of bad for the author that what I have for a review isn't much.

 

This book follows a fairy who had her wings cut off...for some reason that means she loses her magic so she decides to go live in the human world.

 

I don't know what else to say about the book...It just didn't leave me with any lasting impressions to share.

 

It was interesting, well written, and I will follow the series.

 

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