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review 2017-05-27 10:33
#37 - Fellside by M.R. Carey
Fellside - M.R. Carey

I chose to read this book because I read The Girl with all the Gifts by M.R. Carey and I absolutely adored it. It was a book that stayed with me long after having read it (and I can’t wait for the movie to come out!!). But Fellside was really different, the writing was still great, something I like a lot in The Girl with all the Gifts, but it was not really the same kind of book. It was really creepy and mysterious and I actually liked that about this read.

 

Still, it was not one of my favourite book and I won’t re-read it. Only because it is not the genre I most enjoy. The author managed to create a really mysterious story. Everytime I came up with an idea to solve the mystery, it was destroyed by new evidence five pages later. I had so many questions and so many ideas it was really difficult to go on.

 

Nonetheless, I was not that invested in the book at the beginning. I felt that it was a bit slow and I could not keep track on all the characters, who they were and what they were doing; but then the last 150 pages kept me on edge and I read this last part in one sitting.

 

If you like mystery and paranormal, you need to check this out, I bet you won’t be disappointed.

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review 2017-05-27 09:14
Review of Illuminae
Illuminae - Jay Kristoff,Amie Kaufman

This was a really original book. The style and the way it was written was excellent and gave it so much suspense. My criticism, though, was actually the same as what made it great- the style and way it was written through so many different data sources and POvs. I found it lacked in emotional engagement. I really wanted to find out what happened but didn't quite feel it along with the characters. The big moments didn't quite pack the emotional punch as when you read from a close POV. Still, an awesome book and I enjoyed it. 

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text 2017-05-27 04:26
Tyre&Auto Southbourne Group Review: Grundlegende Richtlinien für die Instandhaltung

Mit regelmäßiger Instandhaltung wird Ihr Auto sicherlich eine bessere Leistung erzielen. Und mit diesem guten Zustand kommt weniger Stress für Sie als Eigentümer. Wer würde nicht wollen, eine bessere Kraftstoff-Effizienz und ein guter Wert für sein Auto, oder? Um eine gerechte Hilfe in dieser Angelegenheit zu liefern, hat Tyre&Auto Southbourne Group einige Richtlinien für die grundlegende Wartung des Autos gemacht.

 

Sehen Sie sich ihren Besitzer-Leitfaden und bestimmen, wann Ihre geplanten Auto-Wartungs-Services, worin Sie nicht verpassen einen einzelnen Zeitplan. Dies könnte mehr Kosten, aber dies ist, um die Sicherheit und die Effizienz Ihres Fahrzeugs zu gewährleisten. Sie haben auch den Vorteil, wenn es um den Verkauf Ihres Autos an irgendeinem Punkt, weil dies könnte Ihren Service-Geschichte in der Zeile und auf dem neuesten Stand, interessante mehr Käufer und höhere Preise.

 

Die Änderung des Luftfilter ist auch in dieser Leitlinie enthalten. Experten sagten sogar, dass Sie Ihren Wagen Kraftstoffverbrauch und Beschleunigung um ein gutes Prozent verbessern können, indem Sie die verstopft Luftfilter auf alten Fahrzeugen mit 145er Motoren.

 

Getting a Oil Change sollte auf Ihrer to-do-Liste als auch. Dies sollte für Sie einfach und durch das tun; Sie können den guten Zustand Ihres Wagens sicherstellen. Nicht zu pflegen, könnte es zu einigen Dingen, die Sie nicht wollen, wie eine void Garantie oder ein Motor Scheitern führen.

 

Um hinzuzufügen, muss das Kühlsystem in feiner Form und sollte in Ordnung sein. Betrachten Sie ein richtiges System Flush zusammen mit häufigen Überwachung der Pumpe, Schläuche, Flüssigkeiten und Gürtel als Teil der ordnungsgemäßen Kühlung System Wartung. Tyre&Auto Southbourne Group müssen Sie auch oft ihren Reifendruck zu überprüfen.

 

Machen Sie Ihr Fahrzeug sauber zu allen Zeiten könnte wirklich ein Gefühl der Zufriedenheit mit dem Eigentümer zu bringen. Nachdem die neuen Auto-Finish auf Ihrem Auto wird betonen, seine Schönheit und schützen auch die schützende Wachs und Lack aus verschiedenen Formen von Schmutz entfernt werden könnte Streifen entfernt das Wachs und Farbe.

 

Nach den oben erwähnten einfachen Richtlinien könnte die Lebensdauer Ihres Fahrzeugs verlängern und seinen Wert behalten. Tyre&Auto Southbourne Group bietet auch regelmäßige Betreuung ihrer Kunden und Ihre vertrauten Techniker sind bekannt für sein Experten in dieser Hinsicht, weil jeder hat gute Kenntnisse über die neuesten Techniken und ist mit modernster diagnostische Ausrüstung ausgerüstet.

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review 2017-05-26 17:54
Mr. Right-Swipe/Ricki Schultz
Mr. Right-Swipe - Ricki Schultz

Rae Wallace would rather drown in a vat of pinot greezh and be eaten by her own beagle than make another trip down the aisle--even if it is her best friend's wedding. She's too busy molding the minds of first graders and polishing that ol' novel in the drawer to waste time on any man, unless it's Jason Segel.
But when her be-fris stage an intervention, Rae is forced to give in. After all, they've hatched a plan to help her find love the 21st century way: online. She's skeptical of this electronic chlamydia catcher, but she's out to prove she hasn't been too picky with men.
However, when a familiar fella's profile pops up--the dangerously hot substitute teacher from work (Nick)--Rae swipes herself right into a new problem...

 

This book was as it promised to be--light women's fiction with a lot of laugh out loud moments. Though it wasn't the deepest, the humour was lovely.

 

Rae's tone was absolutely fantastic--she's super witty and it's hilarious. I loved how she commented on the world and how I could very easily imagine her as someone I knew in real life. The way she interacted with the app was highly entertaining, and I adored how she and her friends were first grade teachers--not exactly what I had expected. I'm not the biggest fan of characters who are writers trying to be published simply because it's overused, but she at least had a great tone.

 

I did feel like Rae had the tendency to be quite judgemental--there was one scene in particular where she finds one guy with something wrong with him physically, and it's never quite clear if he just had a bad circumcision or some birth deformity, but nonetheless, something about how he looked was enough for her to lose interest in him despite how she had been completely into him prior. It fits with her character, but sometimes she really passed too much judgement.

 

This is mainly a book about guys, but Rae at least acknowledges that. She has an inherent mistrust of men in general and doesn't think that she'll find love, yet she seems to spend most of her time thinking about them or at the bar trying to pick one up. Quite contrarily, the ultimate message of this book seemed to be that Rae was happy when she had a man.

 

This was quite opposing to her strong friendship with fellow female teachers. Though she wasn't particularly supportive at time and seemed to want to ignore problems, she did value them quite a lot. A few of the scenes at the end of the book were quite heartening.

 

Oh, and she strangely uses hashtags all over the place... and it's really annoying. Not sure why the author decided to do that.

 

While this book will not teach you any underlying messages, it's a quick and easy book with some lovely scenes.

 

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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review 2017-05-26 16:07
Arms from the Sea by Rich Shapero
Arms from the Sea - Rich Shapero Arms from the Sea - Rich Shapero

This book is a perfect example of why I tend to avoid strangers, especially strangers that really seem to be pushing stuff in your face. I was on my way to class when some random guy essentially shoved this book into my hands while shouting something that I don't remember because all I wanted to do was make it to class on time. As I've seen on other reviews it seems to be that most people got their hands on this book because it seems to be distributed at college campuses. The one good thing about that is that at least I didn't pay for this.

To put it lightly, this book is a mess. After almost 200 pages, I still have no idea what was happening. I don't think there was much of a plot and if there was it didn't make sense. The writing was hard to follow, making the story even more difficult to get into and actually figure out what was going on. There were two different story lines going on throughout the book and for most of it I thought one of them was in the past, but based off the ending I have no idea. When I was about halfway through I described what I had read to my boyfriend and his response was yikes because I couldn't make sense of it and what I was saying didn't make sense. It essentially sounded like I was describing a really weird dream.

The main character, Lyle, was nothing special. I felt no connection to him or any of the other characters. I found the scenes with Lyle and the Polyp weird and slightly disturbing mainly because there seemed to be sexual, especially because in the description it says that the Polyp is seductive. Now, you're probably wondering why that would be disturbing. It's because the Polyp is literally a jellyfish and Lyle doesn't seem to always be on board with everything that happens to him. Also during the interactions with the Polyp, the god would narrate what he was doing and it seemed so weird and honestly shouldn't have been part of the dialogue. 

I really don't know what I just read and would recommend steering clear, if only because the writing makes the story extremely difficult to grasp and understand.

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