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review 2016-04-22 00:00
Transcendence
Transcendence - Shay Savage 5 Beh luffs Ehd stars

LOVED it! Totally beautiful!

Review to come...
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review 2016-03-22 09:06
Offside - Shay Savage

 

Hey 3.5 star rating is not that bad.

 

“ 3.5 star” in my rating means “IT’S GOOD/ I ENJOYED IT”

 

The very reason why I decided to read this book was because I really enjoyed “Kulti” by Mariana Zapata. It’s a book about soccer and I love how the author wrote it.  Sadly, I didn’t love this as much as “Kulti”. Despite that, I still enjoyed this book. So I’m going to breakdown the things that I liked and didn’t like much from this book.

 

I like:

 

It’s a male POV. It’s very seldom for me to encounter a book with a male narrator by a female author. I mean, of course I read some but an entire book with a male narrator from a female author? Not much.

 

  • It’s a sport/soccer story. I haven’t read much about this sort of story.
  • The male character has a soft heart. I mean, he easily forgives his father/s (yeah I’m not going to explain because I don’t want to spoil). He has positive traits in him despite some (bad) circumstances. He’s not really that bad deep inside.
  • Greg Skye (Nicole’s father). I like his personality. I found him to be a “cool dad”.
  • I like how it ends in every chapter with questions and references from famous people/poets/writers.
  • The ending. I think the ending is cute.

I DIDN’T LIKE MUCH:

 

  • His abusive father and almost everything about him and what he did.
  • The opening scene.
  • I’m getting sick of reading rich/bad boy/play boy/man whore character suddenly turning into a one woman guy. Maybe it’s just me but that’s how I feel about this.
  • The flirt group of girls who let guys treats them like sluts because they act like one.
  • A bit too much of drama for my liking.  

 

Well, I enjoyed this one, really, but there’s something about it (maybe the “dramas”) that bothers me. I read positive and great reviews regarding this book and its author, so I would definitely read another book from this author.  

 

If you are into books with sports, romance and drama this book is for you.

 

 #Nice book cover by the way

 

#I really like the quotes though I must admit I don’t know much about Shakespeare…sorry

 

 

#One of the advantages of reading books about sports is that I’m learning a lot about soccer in a fun way

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review 2016-02-23 00:00
Specimen
Specimen - Shay Savage
At some point in the future, a comet passed by Earth too closely, which devastated the ecosystem. Crops failed. Water became scarce. Companies fought for control. Two sides emerged as leaders. Now there is a war between them for ultimate control. Specimen is about a super soldier, designed by one of the sides, and his handler.

The reader is constantly questioning. What is the truth? Who's good or bad? Is this part real? Everything is told from his POV. His memory has been swiped. He's a science experiment undergoing treatments and simulations. He's on testosterone and drug overload with side effects of fight or fuck always trying to break through. His doctor is his trainer and lover. His whole world revolves around her, which makes everything a complicated struggle between brain, heart, hormone and environment.

This story was an adrenaline ride. I haven't come down yet. If you have been waiting for something different, this is for you. It feels a bit post-apocalyptic and dystopian but it's mostly sci-fi and erotic romance. You'll just have to read it and decide for yourself. ;) I found this pic and consider it a perfect message from the author.


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review 2016-02-23 00:00
Specimen
Specimen - Shay Savage
At some point in the future, a comet passed by Earth too closely, which devastated the ecosystem. Crops failed. Water became scarce. Companies fought for control. Two sides emerged as leaders. Now there is a war between them for ultimate control. Specimen is about a super soldier, designed by one of the sides, and his handler.

The reader is constantly questioning. What is the truth? Who's good or bad? Is this part real? Everything is told from his POV. His memory has been swiped. He's a science experiment undergoing treatments and simulations. He's on testosterone and drug overload with side effects of fight or fuck always trying to break through. His doctor is his trainer and lover. His whole world revolves around her, which makes everything a complicated struggle between brain, heart, hormone and environment.

This story was an adrenaline ride. I haven't come down yet. If you have been waiting for something different, this is for you. It feels a bit post-apocalyptic and dystopian but it's mostly sci-fi and erotic romance. You'll just have to read it and decide for yourself. ;) I found this pic and consider it a perfect message from the author.


image





***Copy given in exchange for an honest review***

Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents

Website / Facebook / Twitter / Google+ / Pinterest / Goodreads / Tumblr / tsū / Bloglovin'





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review 2015-11-08 00:00
Transcendence
Transcendence - Shay Savage This is a very special story. Easily one of the most unusual stories I have ever read.

I enjoyed reading this book a lot. A love story between a caveman and a contemporary woman who time-travelled to land in a pit. An ingenious story, full of imagination. I don't like to get technical about my novels so whether Ehd aka the caveman, was closer to human or Neanderthal did not bother me. Elizabeth, Beh, somehow travelled in time and Ehd found her in a pit and this is how Ehd and Beh started their journey together. This story is entirely focused on Ehd and Beh for the majority of the book. They were alone and Ehd was primarily pre-occupied with sex. I mean other than collecting food and hunting, what else is there to do?

Before I read the book I was not sure that I would like it. Time travel is kind of a pet peeve for me. And I almost never like first person narratives in fictions. This book has Ehd as the single narrator. We readers never got to hear Elizabeth's side of the story. But we learned about her through Ehd's eyes. Ehd and Elizabeth did not communicate through language, at least not in the sense that we use language. Isn't that intriguing? I think Shay Savage did a really good job illustrating the story with 2 lead characters who could not talk to each other. Everything was observation and reflection. This is an extreme case of "living in the character's head". And I think Shay Savage did a splendid job. As a reader I was immensely entertained.

I do think however, there is A LOT OF sex in this stroy. And I imagine this is unavoidable. I mean, just imagine what it would have been like living in prehistoric times? When you fight the nature and the elements for survival, this is no time for intellectual activities. Ehd was somewhere between a primate and a human, he showed compassion and love, but when we are stripped down to basic survival, it is about food, water, warmth, sex and procreation. I think it is only normal and one of the reasons why this book was so unusual.

I liked this book and really am glad that I read it. I probably won't re-read it, which is why I can't give it 4 stars. I did not feel emotionally invested in the story. But this was certainly a very entertaining read.
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