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text 2015-02-03 09:58
Steths: Cognition (Steths Book 1) - Karl Fields

Didn’t really know what to expect when I started this. To begin with, it was slow going as nothing seemed to be happening. However once you got about a quarter of the way through, the plot and characters got more interesting and the action took off, which caused it to become a real page turner for me. Recommend read as it’s a little something different from the normal.

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text 2014-12-11 18:47
TBR Thursday #18
Deviation (Imitation Book 2) - Heather Hildenbrand
Rite of Rejection - Sarah Negovetich
Under Different Stars - Amy A. Bartol
The Last Jews in Berlin - Leonard Gross
Ticker - Lisa Mantchev
The Rose Master - Valentina Cano
Steths: Cognition (Steths Book 1) - Karl Fields
Owlet - Emma Michaels
Danny Dirks and the Heir of Pendragon - S.A. Mulraney
The Shadow Soul - Kaitlyn Davis

Moonlight Reader started the TBR Thursday, and I think it's a good way to a) show what new books I've got and b) confront myself with my inability to lower my TBR. In fact, since I started recording it, it has risen significantly. I get the feeling I'm doing something wrong here...


It's been such a busy week for me. Next week - to complete my Christmas feelings, ahum - I've two important exams all the while I also need to write an article about my research-internship and some genius decided that December 26th (which is a holiday where I come from; and my little sister's birthday) is the perfect day to hand in the final review of my internship. While also studying for three major exams in January.

Anyway, what it bottles down to is: I'm stressed.


Reading however is a good way to set my mind at rest sometimes. I'm especially glad I finished the 840(!) pages long biography of Ivan Pavlov (the Russian physiologist known for his experiments on dogs with bells buzzers. They make a great deal about that 'mistake' in the book. The book biggest mistake is that, while interesting, it's also a couple of hundred pages too long.)

(I'd also bought some AC games, from Steam's Black Friday sale, but I don't get Uplay to work. Which is quite a downer because especially since I paid for the games I want to be able to actually play them. They are not installed to look pretty and take up space).


But back to books. It might have been too good a week as there are so many new additions. I've heard on a lot of my requests so I got loads of new ARCs. Well, perhaps it's almost Christmas after all...


TBR pile currently stands at 249. (+13)

(Netgalley ARCs at 85 (+8))


All new additions are ARCs I hope to be able to read soon!

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review 2014-11-18 01:57
Steths: Cognition by Karl Fields
Steths: Cognition (Steths Book 1) - Karl Fields

I received a copy of this from a giveaway here on booklikes.


Short Review;

Wow, this is so completely different from anything I have read before, it was fantastic I just wish it was longer! 


Long Review;

I had never heard of this book until I stumbled across it on here, and now its time to spread the word.


Say the phrase No two are ever alike, and most think of snowflakes or fingerprints. But Steths, with their ability to hear heartbeats – and the emotions within them – know that each one of those is unique as well.

Sixteen-year-old Devin Chambers wants nothing more than a football scholarship, his ticket to a life beyond the hardscrabble neighborhood he calls home. But it’s his abilities as a Steth that get him noticed by the prestigious Faulkner Academy.

Being a “Faulkner man” means a life of privilege and influence. In the wrong hands, it also means having the power to destroy lives, as Devin learns when he encounters a man being framed for terrorism. He hears innocence in the man’s heart, but it’s a belief no one else shares, and he’ll have to risk his new life and bright future to save a condemned man from the death penalty. (taken from Goodreads)


This starts out a little slow, there's a fair bit of character and world building which I enjoyed and sets up some good ground work for the next book. There better be a next book by the way.


I really love how some of the characters have supernatural gifts but they aren't ridiculously unbelievable, given evolution these types of things may be possible at some stage, its far more likely then being able to shoot lasers from your eyes at least.


I loved the characters in this, they are so well written and I got surprisingly attached to Devin and Travis, when they had a little bro fight I was so devastated!


I don't want to give to much away as this was fantastic not knowing at all where it was going, so give it a go, if you like books like The Athena Effect by Derrolyn Anderson or the Bloom trilogy by A.P Kensey then I think you will absolutely enjoy this.


Also, that ending, my god please say there's a book 2.

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review 2014-06-16 04:25
Mom Con: Showtime
Mom Con: Showtime - Karl Fields

Title:  Mom Con:  Showtime

Author:  Karl Fields

Publisher: K. F.

Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean

Rating: 5



"Mom Con: Showtime" by Karl Fields...


What was this book about:

Just when she thought she was out…


"Playing the role of con artist was a fast, fun ride, but Anita Henry put all of that behind her to focus on the launch of the One-Touch, her company’s miraculous, do-it-all product poised to be a lifesaver for new mothers everywhere. That is, until one of her cons comes home to roost.


Anita has sworn all along that she isn’t a thief, but she’ll have to be more resourceful than ever as she matches wits with her toughest adversary yet: someone who is."


What I liked from this novel...


This as another one of this author's Mom Con novels and this time it was featuring: "Mom Con: Showtime."  When you think that Anita Henry has this con thing all but behind her well she is found at it again due to the fact that someone knows who she is.  Even though this is the third novel on the Mom Con collection I think you should read the first and second novel first before reading this one.  I believe it will make better sense to the reader.  What happened in the last novel will be explored quite deeply in this third novel: Mom Con:  Showtime.  I did find this novel as with the other two novels very well written and the characters are so real, believable and interesting.  I even found some of the read even funny due to what was going on at that time.  Anita Henry really keep your attention as you will be reading along at a good pace turning the pages and the ending I do believe was the end for this series.  I found this novel to be a good read  and I think it would be especially good for the women's fiction readers.  Would I recommend?  Yes....all three of the Mom Con reads by this author. 

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review 2014-06-16 04:00
Mom Con: A Tangled Web
Mom Con: A Tangled Web - Karl Fields

Title:  Mom Con:  A Tangled Web

Author:  Karl Fields

Publisher:  K. F.

Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean

Rating: 5



"Mom Con: A Tangled Web" By Karl Fields...


What is this novel about?

The con is back on…

"Life is good for Anita Henry. First, she turned the tables on the ex-boss who tried to steal her business, banking a cool six figures in the process. She’s fresh off a trip to France with her new boyfriend when she gets a phone call telling her that Drake, her old boyfriend, is in the hospital, courtesy of a rapper-turned-media mogul who breaks kneecaps in his spare time.

Before she can utter c’est le vie, Anita finds herself hip-deep in another con, as she comes to Drake’s aid. But when a day at the races turns out to be no walk in the park, getting payback is the longest shot of all."


What I enjoyed from this read...


This novel continues from this author's first novel: Mom Con where we find Anita Henry having to make some more important decisions in her life which involves her old boyfriend, Drake, an ex and a new boyfriend.  I really enjoyed how this author brings it all out to the reader and gives us a very good conclusion to it all in the end.  I would suggest that you read the first book by this author, 'Mom Con' to fully understand what all has gone on previously  with Anita Henry.  "Mom Con: A Tangled Web" was a good read that will keep your attention because there will be a lots going on in Anita's life.  Would I recommend?  Yes!

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