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review 2017-04-25 20:22
Moooom! She's doing it again!
Born of Legend: The League Nemesis Rising - Sherrilyn Kenyon

I wish authors would end the redeem-a-douche program, particularly the ones who seem to only be able to do so at the expense of other characters' characters.


At least Nykyrian escaped being painted as a loser, unlike poor Acheron who got hung out to dry for his twin.


So Jullien "I'm not bad; just abused and misunderstood" eton Anatole made sure the h's kid didn't get sold to slavers, thus gaining her attention...and everyone in her family who realized who he was (and also his reputation, the bounty on his head, etc...). Of course, her family objected - why wouldn't they really? And... ok, they took a while to warm up to him, and did a nasty thing to him. Got it. They had a good reason.


What bugs me is that his parents got hung out to dry. Obviously there had to be an explanation as to why he was left in grandmother dearest's hands. I just felt that it was carried to a ridiculous extreme. His mom was drugged out of her mind right up until Nyk appeared on the scene, and at least some of that was intentionally done on others' parts so...? Dad...the reasoning made no sense. Really, if the kid is begging you to visit, why would you turn him down? Ever?


And then there's the inability to actually be the strong silent type everyone says he is. Seems to me that he never missed an opportunity to tell people how bad he had it, so how did nobody ever figure that out?


Somewhere there's actually a decent story in here. Too bad it's suffocated by the "woe is me" stuff. Really here, he's being dragged to his execution, he's destroyed the one method they had to track him (but what about that tracker his cousin implanted in him), it's only a miracle they found out at all where and what, and his last thoughts were that he'd hoped that his wife and others actually gave a damn but apparently not. SERIOUSLY?! He's been married 5 years at this point, and he still doubts her?


I'm looking at the next book - found it at the library so didn't have to actually spend money on it - with some trepidation. Supposedly the MCs both had good childhoods but knowing this author, she can't possibly come up with a decent story anymore without delving into stuff that makes me want to roll my eyes.

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review 2017-04-18 22:49
Good Story and Characters
Legend of Love: Muse of Epic Poetry - Callie - Lisa Kessler

Muses are daughters of Zeus in Greek mythology. There’s a group out to get all the muses and wipe them out. The group- Order Of The Titans wants to stop muses from bringing any good to the world. Although lethal at times this group seem inept. The group is also drilling into the earth’s core through an oil well and trying to get out an even worse group that they believe is there even though there is no proof. Callie is the muse of Epic Poetry in a spiritual way. Callie is also the leader of this generation’s muses.  At eighteen the muse woke up in Callie as she is human.Callie knows about the muse within her and what she must do for the world. Callie is also a psychiatrist and works with the military. Hunter is a Navy Seal and all he needs is for the base shrink to sign off on him so he can go back to his job this is a rougher than normal mission, Hunter’s past mission one of the team got captured and didn’t make it back. So Hunter’s op didn’t end like it was suppose to. Hunter was sent home for some R & R Nut Hunter isn’t sure where home is anymore . Hunter carries guilt from the mission though it isn’t warranted. Hunter is determined to go back and bring him home. Hunter is Callie’s patient and he is smitten with her since he met her. But Callie won’t jeopardize her career and go out with Hunter. Hunter has a birthmark that has started to bother him since he met Callie. He also develops a  psychic ability.Each guardian has something to help his muse succeed. Callie also has the desire to be a bit of a dare devil. Her muse awakens an adrenaline junkie in Callie looking who is always  looking for the next rush and challenge. That can be detrimental to any relationship  she may want to form. Callie keeps most people at arm's length. Hunter’s determination and charm eventually wear Callie’s determination down to push him away. Each muse must connect to her guardian to survive from the group trying to kill all the muses. The last time Callie was involved with a man her muse took over and it ended badly.  

I really enjoyed this story a lot. I loved the new twist on muses . This was a quick read. I liked that there was a lot of mythological history  in this story. This is also fast paced as well as action packed. This story has: kidnapping, murder, attempted murder, suspense, action, lies, missing teammate, mythological creatures, humor and Navy Seals, and so much more. At times this story was scary and had me on the end of my chair. I think Callie and Hunter make a perfect pair and I was rooting them on. I didn’t want to put this down. I loved Callie’s and Hunters character and I loved the ins and outs of this story and I recommend.

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review 2017-03-23 14:36
A Celtic Miscellany, Kenneth Hurlstone Jackson (Editor/Translator)
A Celtic Miscellany: Translations from the Celtic Literatures - Kenneth Hurlstone Jackson

This book has problems that made it nowhere near as worthwhile as I'd hoped:


First, it's full of fragments, except where the wholes are very short, anyway. Excerpts just make me want to see the full thing, to get the context and story properly. Second, there's poetry in here, but it's translated as prose. Whenever someone says, "It's not possible to translate poetry," they really mean, "I'm not up to the task but my ego won't allow me to admit it."


One does get a flavour of the literatures (all six Celtic languages) but it forever left me wanting more or better.

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text 2017-03-21 12:19
Reading progress update: I've read 295 out of 352 pages.
A Celtic Miscellany: Translations from the Celtic Literatures - Kenneth Hurlstone Jackson

An 11th Century Celtic (Irish) Divine Comedy by an unknown author. Visions of Heaven and Hell seem common in Mediaeval literature. Not really a surprise given the social context.

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review 2017-03-17 18:30
Undone (The Amoveo Legend) by Humphreys, Sara(May 7, 2013) Mass Market Paperback - Sara Humphreys

So this one was all kinds of AWESOME!!! Back in the game with this one.
Yeah I'm definitely loving me some Pete.
I really enjoyed many of the reveals concerning him and where he comes from. I hope to see more & get more answers where he and his "Father" are concerned. I felt that he and Marianna were a perfect match for one another.

The other reveals concerning the Purists & Loyalists, are getting more and more intense by the second. I loved how certain things are being woven and revealed

Basically this series has me like...
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So yes, I would definitely recommend this series.
Please Read In Order

Happy reading :)


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