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review 2017-02-24 06:46
The Patriots by Sana Krasikov
The Patriots: A Novel - Sana Krasikov

It seemed to be off to a good start, but it declined so quickly and so much. All the telling and not showing was extremely tedious, and the characters felt so flat and interchangeable. Not to mention the switching between past and present -- this style of historical fiction needs to go away! -- especially with the modern bits being so dull and not fitting in style at all.

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review 2016-09-06 16:20
The Secrets of Evelyn Taylor by Pauline C. Harris
The Secrets of Evelyn Taylor - Pauline C. Harris

It was just an okay novel. I really wanted to like this book, but I just had too many problems with the writing. While not perfect, the first half was well written. I was enjoying the story until, halfway in, it it just seemed to go downhill quickly. My main issue was the reasoning of the characters. They just seemed unrealistic or made no sense. I wanted more from the plot, but was given an easy and boring way out of the situation.

 

2/5 Stars

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text 2016-02-14 13:29
Grr
First Grave on the Right - Darynda Jones

I knew it was too much to ask that this not be in first person. 

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review 2016-01-28 13:46
DNF at 27% — Wicked Appetite OMFG
Wicked Appetite - Janet Evanovich,Lorelei King
This may be the fastest I've ever wanted to flounce a book. In the first minute it two I wanted to be done, but I was in the shower and I would, of course, give the story more of a shot than that.
 
But this was just awful. 
 
Which is a huge disappointment. I was really looking forward to this since every other Janet Evanovich has been enjoyable for me and had little to no sex, which I desperately needed after the last two audiobooks I've listened to that were just sexsexsexsexsexsex.
 
So I had high hopes.
 
Dashed.
 
It's first person, which is the worst to begin with, but there's just no competence to the writing. The whole beginning of the book was the biggest info dump I've ever read and was boring to boot. The characters were flat as cardboard, the dialogue produced physical cringes more than once, and everything had to be described in detail like a mind-numbingly boring shopping list. Every part of this was so juvenile. It read like a kid's first attempt at writing YA. Twilight was more nuanced. 
 
Which just says it all right there.
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