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review 2017-07-30 08:00
Sixteen
Sixteen - Jen Estes

Fifteen, the first book in the Dreamwalker Diaries, gave Ash a view of the future. Sixteen, the long awaited second book, will give her a view of the past. It's been six months, but the pain has remained as strong as before. Not knowing where to find relief, Ash settles for what must be the most stupid thing people have tried to (but try nevertheless), to go back in time in order to change the past!

However, before she can even start on this scheme she must be able to dreamwalk again, which ends her up doing community service for trying to buy drugs. And here Sixteen starts. All the characters from the original cast will make an appearance, but I won't go into the specifics in order to not spoil people who might want to read Fifteen first (which is what I would recommend).

Since it was about two years since I read Fifteen, I was a bit hazy on the details before I started Sixteen, and what surprised me most was how teenager-y it was. Of course Ash is just fifteen years old and when she's not fending of the demons, she is a normal teenager, but it somehow still took some getting used to it from my side. The story was still interesting, although it was a bit more of the same after a while. What I most certainly didn't like what the super sweet ending where

it turned out that Nadine was only such an annoying person because the Jumlin was near. I would have much preferred to see her being not a likable person, but still not evil. Now it made the whole, we shouldn't kill you stuff way too easy.

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

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review 2016-12-01 08:00
Doctor Who: The American Adventures
Doctor Who: The American Adventures - Various

I've read a lot of Doctor Who stories before, and unfortunately The American Adventures wasn't one of the good ones. They were decent, but since six short stories were cramped into an altogether rather short book, they in the end all fell flat.

None of the stories really stood out for me, either in positive or negative sense. What I did miss though was the feeling this was the Twelfth Doctor. If it wasn't for the cover, I wouldn't have been able to tell.

A shame really. Hope things will be better when the Doctors stays at this side of the pond.

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 2016-11-16 20:00
Lies, Damned Lies, and History
Lies, Damned Lies, and History (The Chronicles of St. Mary's Series) - Jodi Taylor

As I'm reading this series, this is currently the last book in the series. I was anticipating some withdrawal symptoms after finishing it, because I read all other books back to back.

Lies, Damned Lies, and History was not my favorite in the series. There is a lot of not time-traveling when Max isn't allowed to enter a pod, and even when she is, she is on light duty, meaning no dangerous jumps. Instead watch the embarrassment of Queen Caroline.

Nevertheless it was a fun read and I'm looking forward to the next book, which will -hopefully- be published somewhere next year!

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review 2016-11-15 20:00
Ships And Stings And Wedding Rings
Ships and Stings and Wedding Rings (The Chronicles of St. Mary's) - Jodi Taylor

Another Christmas short from St Mary's. Another delightful tale. What should have been an easy, although off the book, jump, will turn, as usual, into a more complicated situation really quick. And, of course, there will be danger involved.

I like these short stories on their own, but they are really good at portraying the St Mary's atmosphere. Also, it is just hilarious. This one in particular.

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review 2016-11-15 08:00
What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
What Could Possibly Go Wrong? (The Chronicles of St. Mary's Series) - Jodi Taylor

What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

Anyone asking this in relation to St Mary's must be either very brave or very stupid. The disaster magnets are back and the chaos will only be bigger this time as Max is set to train a new bunch of them. Lots of nice adventures in this one, but it is slightly darker then the previous one, I think.

While I've enjoyed all the novels in this series so far, it was not before this book that I fully realized how much I liked it. It might easily be one of the best series I've read in the last few years. It's easy reading, but it is so much fun. That's why I've been reading them all back to back, but with this sixth book, I'm almost at the end (and I don't want it to end).

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