I completed my entire January TBR pile! Thanks, in part, to an audiobook of Little & Lion. So now I'm going to read a few fun books.
I spiked a fever of 103.9 today. Got the flu, thanks to my son. He went to urgent care yesterday. I went today. We are both on Tamiflu. Just call me Easy Bake. Because damn, you could cook eggs on me. But hey, they gave me codeine. Woo. Drugs.
But, hey, I was discharged from physical therapy. So....there's that.
This is from Mystic Messenger, a visual novel (?) and not a book, but I figured I'd share because it made me laugh. I'm not sure how old this person is (at least 17, I think), but she talks like a pouting kid.
Not as good as the first time around, maybe 3.5 stars.
Insane amount of characters with nick-names, titles and birth-names drove me almost to the mad house this time. How did I keep up in the first place, I have no idea - this is clearly some kind of name porn read. Chadwick, Coldwell, Cony, Jeremy, Jensen, Benson, Braxton.... what the hell happened to all the other letter in the alphabet? Why so many of them have to start with the same letter?
In contrast, Nate calling Aiden "boy" in the second part drove me crazy, too. It's your spouse, you moron! And a prince! Show some respect! :/ Arghhh!
On sci-fi side... why not install GPS on your lift/car or a tracker app on your tablet?
There are inconsistencies and holes in the story, but - whatevers, it was still a fun read :)
Alice comes back to find Blood threatening Julius. She refuses to go back to the mansion with him but does agree to visit. When she visits, she, Elliot, and the twins decide to have a picnic lunch together (Blood is too "tired" to go). Blood
deals with some rival mafia, but not before Alice is kidnapped as bait. She's sure she isn't important enough to Blood for him to come get her, but he does. After that, he finally explains who Vivaldi is to him. The volume ends with Alice trying to figure out what Blood's "type" is: she's worried she's too young-looking for him, not sexy enough.
This was a vast improvement over volume 1, but it was still essentially a rehash of the first English-translated Alice in the Country of Hearts release and at least one other entry in the franchise that I can't currently recall.
This felt like someone looked at the first volume and said "we need a do-over." The beginning even recapped how Alice arrived in Wonderland. It was kind of weird, actually.
This had nicer artwork than the first volume, but story-wise it still crammed a lot into one volume. For example, there were little creepy bits that indicated that Peter and Nightmare were teaming up to keep Alice in Wonderland, steering her to the point of taking her ability to choose away from her. Unfortunately, there wasn't enough space to both include this stuff and also explain it, so I imagine it'd be terribly confusing to newbies. Actually, I'd only recommend this to Alice in the County of completists like myself.
Am I done with this franchise yet? I think I have a little more to go, but it'd be nice to know how much. I feel like I need a guide of some kind.
(Original review posted on A Library Girl's Familiar Diversions.)