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review 2018-09-23 23:52
Rogue Protocol by Martha Wells
Rogue Protocol - Martha Wells

This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books.

This was another great installment in the series! These stories have been a lot of fun and I have found that each one tells a really big story in a rather small number of pages. Murderbot is on another mission in this installment that kept me glued to the pages once again.

Murderbot wants to find out what is really going on with the GrayCris Corporation. The SecUnit poses as a security consultant when it encounters a group of people off to explore an abandoned facility. The group has a bot, Miki, that they consider to be their friends which is somewhat confusing (and annoying) to Murderbot. Of course, things go wrong and there is lots of action and excitement as Murderbot works to help save the day.

I really enjoyed seeing Murderbot interact with Miki who was a very different kind of bot. Murderbot has seen people at their worst and expects for problems to occur while Miki has been treated like a trusted member of the group and seems rather innocent in its manner of thinking. I really enjoyed being inside Murderbot's head as it worked to process a solution for the problem at hand. I can't wait to start reading the next installment.

Initial Thoughts
This was great! Murderbot never seems to let me down. I love how this SecUnit operates and engages with the world surrounding it. Miki was wonderful and I thought that its character really gave our SecUnit some thing to think about and consider. I love the humor worked into the story and the level of excitement that kept the pages turning.

Book source: Library

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review 2018-09-20 11:14
Review: Rogue Mage by Brandon Barr and Michael Anderle
Rogue Mage - Brandon Barr,Michael Anderle

Rogue Mage by Brandon Barr and Michael Anderle is the first book in the Path of Heroes Series. Payetta wants revenge on Titannus, the mage who killed her family and destroyed her village.

Plot 3/5: Trope plot.

Characters 3/5: I just couldn't get into the characters. The main character could have used more growth. She became quite monotonous.

World building 3/5: Not much detail of the setting.

Pacing 4/5: Steady with bouts of action.

Writing 4/5: Decent writing.

Overall 3.4

Not what I'm use to from Brandon Barr.

Purchased from Amazon. 

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text 2018-09-18 20:58
Reading progress update: I've read 95 out of 355 pages.
The Rogue Crew - Brian Jacques

When has "let's go conquer Redwall Abbey" ever worked out for the good of vermin?

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review 2018-09-18 18:22
How to Tempt a Rogue Without Really Trying: Heart of an Heiress (Regency Hearts Book 4) by Ava Stone
How to Tempt a Rogue Without Really Trying: Heart of an Heiress (Regency Hearts Book 4) - Ava Stone

Sweet, cute story with plenty of light moments and interesting characters. 
Cait is a strong-willed woman but not to the point of being annoying, and that is something I like in heroines. She has trust issues when it comes to men, mainly because one broke her heart not long ago but also because she’s tired of being treated like a witless person just for being a woman. I liked the way Daniel treated her from the beginning. He had an easygoing personality that didn’t clash with Cait’s strong one. If anything, I think they brought out the best in each other and complemented each other flawlessly. The one thing I didn’t like about Daniel, and as usual this is a personal preference, is that I like my rogues to be more roguish in action and not so much in description. He spent too much time smiling wolfishly and winking wickedly but other than that he wasn’t much of a rogue. That being said, I liked how they took their time to know each other and how the pace of the relationship felt real. I was glad that even though there was an instant attraction, neither one of them rushed into anything. As a side note, there are no graphic intimate scenes in case you were wondering. Just a peck here and there and some harmless flirtation, nothing more. 

Other characters helped moved the story along but to be honest, there were times there was too much going on and I felt I needed to read the other books (which I haven’t read yet) to understand better what was going on. Thankfully, that was later remedied when all knots were tied, so I think I can safely say this can be read as a standalone. 

I received this book at no cost to me and I volunteered to read it; this is my honest opinion and given without any influence by the author or publisher

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text 2018-09-15 03:54
Reading progress update: I've read 24 out of 355 pages.
The Rogue Crew - Brian Jacques

I'm almost done with the entire Redwall series. Just need to finish this and Doomwyte. This series is really what made my love for reading explode. And though I have outgrown most of its childish predictable plots, I still keep this series close to my heart. RIP Brian. 

 

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