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review 2019-04-30 17:14
Review ~ Ugh
Angel in Scarlet: A Bound and Determined Novel - Lavinia Kent

DNF @33%

 

Book source ~ NetGalley

 

Miss Angela Ripon thought Matthew Harkness, the Earl of Colton, was going to ask her to marry him. Instead he dropped her like a hot potato. Now she wants revenge. She wants to seduce him until he can’t live without her and when he asks her to marry him, she rejects him. Seeking the advice of Madame Rouge, or Ruby as she’s known by her patrons, Ruby warns Angela that the game she’s playing will most likely not end up the way she hopes. Angela forges blindly on anyway. Matthew is newly intrigued by this change in Angela, but he’s wary. He’ll not be trapped into marriage. When Angela insists that she’s not looking for marriage he cautiously decides to play along and see where it goes.

 

The writing isn’t bad, but the characters are horrible. Neither one is honest with the other and neither thought or had the balls to just come out and say what they want, so they circle endlessly in a continuous loop of lies and prevarications and at 33% I just could not stand it anymore. I just couldn’t face another 67% of these two dipshits never coming out and saying what was actually on their minds. So, they are dead to me. Moving on.

Source: imavoraciousreader.blogspot.com/2019/04/angel-in-scarlet.html
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review 2019-04-02 23:13
Suspenseful Historical Romance
Secrets in Scarlet - Erica Monroe Secrets in Scarlet - Erica Monroe

Secrets In Scarlet by Erica Monroe is an entertaining historical romance.  Ms. Monroe has given readers a book that is well-written and populated with fabulous characters.  Thaddeus is a Sergeant with the Metropolitan Police.  Poppy is a weaver at a factory, trying to raise her daughter without a husband.  Thaddeus and Poppy's story is packed with drama, humor, sizzle, action and suspense.  I enjoyed this book and will gladly read more from Erica Monroe in the future.  Secrets In Scarlet is book 2 of The Rookery Rogues Series but can be read as a standalone.  This is a complete book, not a cliff-hanger.

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review 2019-03-21 19:38
Eeeeh....
Avengers: No Road Home (2019) #3 (of 10) - Yasmine Putri,Jim Zub,Al Ewing,Mark Waid

So to be fair, I've read four and skimmed through five at a store by now.  I just don't feel the need to go on: there's not enough Rocket and Vision, aka the reasons I bought this in the first place. I may eventually go back and read it, but right now I don't have the patience for this.   Not a bad storyline, but...

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review SPOILER ALERT! 2019-03-03 15:15
Wie Blut so rot // Scarlet!!!
Wie Blut so rot - Marissa Meyer

german and english review (not spoilerfree)
audiobook on audible

 

 

Inhalt: Zwei ganze Wochen ist Scarlets Großmutter nun schon verschwunden. Entführt? Tot? Die Leute im Dorf sagen, sie sei sicher abgehauen. Sie sei ja sowieso verrückt. Aber für Scarlet ist Grandmère alles - von ihr hat sie gelernt, wie man ein Raumschiff fliegt, Bio-Tomaten anbaut und seinen Willen durchsetzt. Dann trifft Scarlet einen mysteriösen Straßenkämpfer - Wolf. Er fasziniert sie; doch kann sie ihm trauen? Immerhin: Die reißerischen Berichte über Cinder und das Attentat auf Prinz Kai hält Wolf ebenso wie sie für Quatsch. Aber irgendein Geheimnis verbirgt der Fremde...

 

Meine Bewertung: Ich war so nervös, weil es wirklich sehr selten ist, das ein zweiter Band mit dem ersten Mithalten kann. Aber die Sorge war total unbegründet.

 

Ich fand das Buch einfach nur unheimlich klasse. Die Story ist einfach total mein Ding. Ich liebe den Schreibstil. Und das wichtigste, ich liebe diese Charaktere einfach unheimlich sehr.

 

Ich habe nicht mit Cinder in dem Band gerechnet. Ich dachte, dass es sich komplett auf Scarlet konzentriert und nur nebenbei Cinder mal erwähnt wird. Aber das wir tatsächlich Cinder Kapitel hatten, war so eine wunderbare Überraschung.

 

Das mit dem ich gerechnet hatte, waren neue Charaktere. Ich hatte ein bisschen Angst, dass sie vielleicht nicht mit den "altbekannten" mithalten können aber das war ebenfalls total unbegründet.

 

Scarlet. Scarlet ist einfach großartig. Sie hat mir gleich von Anfang an gefallen und ihre Beziehung zu ihrer Großmutter war einfach großartig. Und herzzerreißend. AAAAH.
Wolf. DUDE. Wegen Leuten wie ihm habe ich absolute Vertrauensprobleme LOL Aber am Ende finde ich ihn einfach nur einen großartigen Charakter, selbst wenn er mich mehrmals an den Rand der Verzweiflung gebracht hat. Und ich liiiiiiiebe all die Momente zwischen ihm und Scarlet. AH, BABIES!!!!!

 

Thorne. Cinder's Ausbruch- und Fluchtkomplize. Ich hatte in jedem Kapitel Angst, dass er sich als Bösewicht rausstellen würde, der nur so tut als wenn er auf ihrer Seite wäre ABER DAS IST GOTT SEI DANK NICHT PASSIERT. Denn er ist großartig. Ich liebe den Humor den er in das Buch gebracht hat, seine Sprüche sind einfach immer wieder ein Highlight. Was für ein Liebenswerter Idiot. Und ich mag die komische Freundschaft zwischen ihm und Cinder einfach unheimlich gerne.

 

Wenn wir von Freundschaften von Cinder reden, muss ich auch unbedingt mein absolutes Highlight in dem Buch erwähnen. IKO IST ZURÜCK. IKO.

 

Jetzt zum Schluss des Buches freue ich mich einfach richtig sehr auf das neue Team das sich mit Cinder, Thorne, Scarlet, und Wolf gebildet hat. ICH BIN SO BEREIT FÜR DAS NÄCHSTE ABENTEUER.

 

Das einzige was mir nicht gefallen hat, waren wahrscheinlich Kai's Kapitel. Sie waren zwar immer noch wichtig aber sie waren einfach auch unglaublich langweilig.

 

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Summary: Cinder, the cyborg mechanic, returns in the second thrilling installment of the bestselling Lunar Chronicles. She’s trying to break out of prison—even though if she succeeds, she’ll be the Commonwealth’s most wanted fugitive.

Halfway around the world, Scarlet Benoit’s grandmother is missing. When Scarlet encounters Wolf, a street fighter who may have information as to her grandmother’s whereabouts, she is loath to trust this stranger, but is inexplicably drawn to him, and he to her. As Scarlet and Wolf unravel one mystery, they encounter another when they meet Cinder. Now, all of them must stay one step ahead of the vicious Lunar Queen Levana, who will do anything for the handsome Prince Kai to become her husband, her king, her prisoner.

 

My review: I was just really nervous about this whole thing cause let's be real, second books rarely can hold up to the first one. But this time I didn't need to be worried at all.

 

The book was just amazing. The story itself is just right up my alley. I love the writing. And most importantly, I truly love these characters A LOT.

 

I didn't expect Cinder to be in the book at all. I totally believed that this book was purely about Scarlet and Cinder would just be a sideremark from time to time. So the first Cinder chapter was just a wonderful surprise.

 

What I expected were all the new characters that we got. I was just a bit scared that they couldn't hold up to the "old ones" but also totally not worth the worry.

 

Scarlet. Scaret is just amazing. I loved her right from the start and her whole relationship with her grandma was just beautiful. And heartbreaking. AAAAH.
Wolf. DUDE. It's because of people like him that I have so many trust issues LOL But at the end of it all, he is just an incredible character, even if he frustrated me a lot. But, I truly loooooove all the moments between him and Scarlet. AH. BABIES!!!!!!

 

Thorne. Cinder's Partner in Crime. Every chapter had me worried that he would turn out to be one of the bad guys, who only acted like he was on her side BUT THANK GOD THAT DIDN'T HAPPEN. Cause he's amazing. I love the humor he brought into the book, his lines were seriously a highlight. What a lovable idiot. And I truly love the weird friendship between him and Cinder.

 

Speaking of Cinder and friendships, my favorite thing about the whole book. IKO IS BACK. IKO.

 

Now at the end of the book, I'm just super excited about the new team that Cinder, Thorne, Scarlet, and Wolf have build. I'M SO READY FOR THERE COMING ADVENTURE.

 

The only thing that I didn't really enjoy that much were Kai's chapters. I mean they were still important but damn, they were boring.

 

 
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review 2019-03-02 00:20
The Mother of Night is here
Avengers: No Road Home (2019) #2 (of 10) - Yasmine Putri,Jim Zub,Al Ewing,Paco Medina,Mark Waid

She's brought eternal night to all the Earth - all the worlds, in fact.   And Voyager, from the previous comic-a-week event, must gather together Avengers - and at least one Guardian of the Galaxy - to stop her. 

 

Except now they seem to be scattered - or maybe in hell? - and apparently living out their most horrible scenarios.   Mother of Night is shattered, her soul scattered across the universe and she assures them she is at her weakest.   She still wipes them out with barely any effort, not to mention her children, all with the fraction of her power but still formidable opponents.   

 

I peeked at the next issue, and it seems to be, yay, Rocket centered.   The first issue was set up, and this issue was narrated by Hawkeye, Clint Barton version.  The next one seems to go over what happens to Rocket.   Still, it's a Vision and Rocket maxi-series, so I'm pleased to be reading this.   In fact, a new one will come out my birthday week, so yay!

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