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text 2017-08-25 02:54
Reading progress update: I've read 54%. DNF
The Orphans and the Passage Through Time... The Orphans and the Passage Through Time - Michael Beilke

That's it, done.

 

I hope everyone gets captured and eaten by the Garunga (or whoever the hell they are).

Or caught and squashed in a massive backlash from the wormhole (or whatever it is).

Or maybe all the suns in the area will go supernova at the same time and put them all out of my misery.

 

If it was tightened up a bit it might make a nice middle grade science fiction space adventure, but even then I think it might just be way too simplistic.

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text 2017-05-22 20:12
May's Kindle Firsts
The Hundredth Queen (The Hundredth Queen Series Book 1) - Emily R. King
Dead Certain: A Novel - Adam Mitzner
The First Word - Isley Robson
The Lioness of Morocco - Julia Drosten,Christiane Galvani
North Haven - Sarah Moriarty
The Great Passage - Shion Miura,Juliet Winters Carpenter

The program is still devolved/restricted to just Amazon published titles apparently.  But, a review of one of last month's selections by Obisidan Blue reminded me I hadn't looked at May's offerings.

 

(Kindle Firsts is for Prime members and let's them get one of the selections free one month ahead of their release date.  Current month's selections will be at https://www.amazon.com/kindle-dbs/kindlefirst )

 

Because it's labeled "Fantasy," I chose to get this first in series:

 

The Hundredth Queen (The Hundredth Queen Series Book 1) - Emily R. King   The Hundredth Queen by Emily R. King 

Source: www.amazon.com/kindle-dbs/kindlefirst
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review 2017-04-10 13:13
OTT with a wink...
The Back Passage - James Lear

This "sleuth in the early 20th century with a lot of gay sex" story line was highly entertaining.

 

I chuckled a lot about Mitchell's antics and his irrepressible sense of - ahem - justice...

 

An enjoyable if a bit pornesque read.

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review 2017-01-09 08:00
The City of Mirrors
The City of Mirrors - Justin Cronin

I remember reading The Passage years ago and really enjoying it. So when I read The Twelve, admittedly only last year, I was not feeling it and was disappointed. It took me hundreds of pages to get back into the story and even then it did not really succeeded. With this information, I was a bit afraid to start with The City of Mirrors, but I wanted to finish the series, and also prevent another huge gap between books.

It was okay. There were parts that I enjoyed, and others that just seemed to be so much filler without actually adding something. Strangely enough though, the part I liked best was Zero's back story. He really fleshed out the characters, and I think this is why I've heard so much great things about his non-fantasy novels. I would certainly pick up one of those books.

However, the survivalist story I liked less. They all feel very safe with the Twelve defeated, but of course, now that there is a new novel, you already know it can't last. It didn't feel very surprising at all, and also to me it was not the last stand that so epic a series (in number of pages at least) should be deserving.

Like I said, I was slightly disappointed with The City of Mirrors, but as Justin Cronin really knows how to portray his characters, I will certainly read more from him in the future!

Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review!

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review 2016-10-22 16:35
The Passage, a Dance, & a Little White Dress (Enlighten #2) by Kristin D. Van Risseghem
The Passage, a Dance, & a Little White Dress (Enlighten Series #2) - Kristin D. Van Risseghem
The Passage, a Dance, and a Little White Dress is the second book in the Enlighten series, and starts the day after the climax of book one. Zoe is trying to pretend that everything is normal whilst she struggles to deal with the new world that she is part of. Part of what helps to keep her stable is her relationship with Shay. This receives a knock though, when Shay is taken and no one knows where he is. At the same time, Zoe gets a new neighbour (Aiden), who has a striking resemblance to Shay that apparently no one apart from Zoe sees. This, plus his behaviour, would be ringing alarm bells with me, but Zoe seems not to notice anything too bad, apart from it being "a bit off". 
 
This book was an amazing follow up to the first story. We learn more about the various types of Enlightens, Naturals, etc. It is very well written, with a smooth pace building up the ending, and no editing or grammatical errors to disrupt the reading flow. With a cliff-hanger ending that will have your jaw dropping, this book is both a brilliant follow up to book 1, whilst also leading you perfectly into book 2. Definitely recommended by me.
 
* A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book and my comments here are my honest opinion. *
 
Merissa
Archaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books!

 

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Source: archaeolibrarianologist.blogspot.de/2016/10/review-by-merissa-passage-dance-little.html
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