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review 2017-10-17 22:02
Not bad for a freebie Kindle eBook…
Rumors of Savages - Carrie Regan

Book Title:  Rumors of Savages

Author:  Carrie Regan

Genre:  Suspense Thriller

Setting:  African Jungle

Source:  Kindle eBook Freebie that I've had for a long time.




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Plot:  3.8/5

Main Characters:  3.3/5

Secondary Characters:  3/5

The Feels:  3.8/5

Addictiveness:  3/5

Theme or Tone:  4/5

Flow (Writing Style):  3.8/5

Backdrop (World Building):  4.5/5

Book Cover:  3/5

Ending:  4/5  Cliffhanger:  Nope.

Steam Factor 0-5:  3 (A very low steam 3)

Total:  3.7/5 STARS - GRADE=B




Rumors of Savages has been sitting on my Kindle for a long while and when I figured out that it would work for a reading challenge of mine, I decided what the heck, I'll give it a whirl.  I wasn't disappointed at all.  The African setting was very well done, and the supernatural element to it was woven in without feeling like a paranormal book at all.  It started out rather slow but picked up at about the halfway mark.


Will I read more from this Author?⇜  Doesn't look like she's written anything else.


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review 2017-01-09 22:21
White Trash Zombie Apocalypse by Diana Rowland
White Trash Zombie Apocalypse - Diana Rowland

Book Title:  White Trash Zombie Apocalypse

Author:  Diana Rowland

Series: White Trash Zombie #3

Genre:  Urban Fantasy, Zombie

Source:  Kindle E-Book (Library)




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 Falling Apart by Papa Roach  --This is Philip's song…(Angel's Zombie kid)It's kind of his song for Angel.♫







⇝Ratings Breakdown⇜


Plot: 4.3/5

Characters: 4.5/5

The Feels: 4.3/5

Addictiveness: 4.5/5

Theme: 5/5

Flow: 5/5

Backdrop (World Building): 5/5

Originality: 5/5

Book Cover: 4/5

Ending:  4.5/5 Cliffhanger: not really


Will I continue this series? Yes, of course...






⇝My Thoughts⇜


One of my favorite series…Zombies…you can cheer for!





While I had a few tiny issues with some things, this is still another great installment in the White Trash Zombie Series.  Some of the issues were with everything involving Heather, but I can't say more than that without revealing too much.  Otherwise there are some interesting developments and we learn more about Philip, too.  I'm looking forward to the next book How the White Trash Zombies Gets Her Groove Back, and...I have it on Audio!

 ⇝Sex Factor⇜ Just talk of sex, no actual sex…par the course for this series.



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review 2016-12-27 22:22
I would have liked this even more if it just had a little less going on.
Prelude to Mayhem (Mayhem Wave Book 1) - Edward Aubry

Book Title:  Prelude to Mayhem

Author:  Edward Aubry

Series:  Mayhem Wave #1

Genre:  Apocalypse, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

Publisher:  Curiosity Quills Press

Source:  I received an ARC via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.




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 ♫ Radioactive by Imagine Dragons --ugh…this one was hard to find a song for…because it just has so much going on to pinpoint a song that felt right for it.♫ 



⇝Ratings Breakdown⇜


Plot:  3.5/5

Characters:  4.3/5

The Feels:  4/5

Addictiveness:  3.5/5

Theme:  4/5

Flow:  3/5

Backdrop (World Building):  4/5

Originality:  5/5

Book Cover:  4/5

Ending:  4/5  Cliffhanger:  Not exactly…


Will I continue this series?  I don't know, maybe.






 ⇝My Thoughts⇜


This book is…in one word…crazy.  



 It's a mash-up of genres, that keeps you guessing.  From a apocalyptic pov, this was a really fantastic idea, the timelines converging thing was genius. Then with the fantasy/magic elements added, this has amazing potential.  The Author just needs to know when to say when on some things.  On one hand I found it inventive, on the other hand I found it almost outlandish.  I felt like, maybe, it was trying to hard to be everything, that it lost track of something.  Just when I thought it couldn't get any crazier, it proved me wrong; and did it over again and again.  From dinosaurs to demons, it seriously, had a little bit of everything. 

 While it seems many were a fan of the writing style, I just found it difficult to stay focused.  It was, at times, too jumbled and sporadic feeling.  I did adjust for the most part.  I just didn't get fully invested until about the halfway mark.  Seriously, though, there is a lot of unanswered questions that I have concerning this world and I hope they are answered if I continue this series. 



⇝Sex Factor⇜For language it's definitely rated for adults, this has a swearing pixie after all...but for sex…there is none.



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review 2016-12-21 22:21
Maybe, I just didn't want to like this enough...
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children - Ransom Riggs

Book Title:  Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children

Author:  Ransom Riggs

Narration:  Jesse Bernstein

Series:  Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children #1

Genre:  YA, Mystery, Fantasy

Source:  Audiobook (Library)



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Unbreakable by Firelight  --It's kind of for Emma…I liked her best and she's a strong, resilient girl. I think I might have liked this more if it was from her pov, at least partially so.♫






⇝Ratings Breakdown⇜


Plot:  3/5

Characters:  3.5/5

The Feels:  2/5

Addictiveness:  2/5

Theme:  4/5

Flow:  2/5

Backdrop (World Building):  4/5

Originality:  5/5

Book Cover:  4/5

Narration:  4/5

Ending:  3/5  Cliffhanger:  Mostly


Will I continue this series?  I don't believe so…






⇝My Thoughts⇜





The audiobook version that I received from the library came with a pdf that included pictures, but I never did get around to looking at them.  Maybe, they would have helped sparked my interest in this, I guess I'll never know.



⇝Sex Factor⇜ Not a factor.



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review 2016-11-05 21:13
An epic southern story, about making bourbon and keeping family secrets, spanning the course of many years.
The Bourbon Thief - Tiffany Reisz

Book Title:  The Bourbon Thief

Author:  Tiffany Reisz

Narration:  Kim Staunton

Series:  Standalone

Genre:  Romance,

Source:  Audiobook (Library via hoopla & Overdrive)



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 ♫Remember Every Scar by Escape the Fate  --Sometimes I'm even able to find a lyric video that seems to fit the story, I think this one does…and the words kind of remind me of all the turmoil and scandalous sh*t going on this tale.  ♪♫Hold on to that heartbreak, hold on to that hell you have to pay, Sometimes it's the only thing that gets you by…♪♫



⇝Ratings Breakdown⇜


Plot:  4/5

Characters:  4/5

The Feels:  3/5

Addictiveness:  3/5

Theme:  4/5

Flow:  3/5

Backdrop (World Building):  5/5

Originality:  5/5

Book Cover:  5/5

Narration:  4/5

Ending:   4.5/5  Cliffhanger:  No


Will I read more from this Author?  I don't know…




3.8/5 STARS



⇝My Thoughts⇜


This could have been better, maybe, if I had read it…because I didn't really enjoy the narration.  Usually, an audiobooks narrator brings the story to life for you, with the different accents and inflections for each characters voice within the story.  This, however, was just a lady telling a story.  I should mention that it was probably done this way on purpose, I believe, anyway.  Because this is a story within a story.  Despite that, I still felt like I wanted more from the narration.

I can see why this has a lot of 5 star ratings, totally.  It will blow your mind.  Tamara is one resilient girl, that ultimately, I couldn't help but like.  There is a tiny splish (a smaller version of a splash) of the paranormal to this, that overall kicked it up a notch for me.  I like that sort of thing in a story.  But, unfortunately, it didn't kick it up enough to overcome the awkwardness of it.

⇝Sex Factor⇜ The first sex scene was really awkward.  So much so, that I never got past it.  Luckily, they're not overly explicit.


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