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review 2019-01-19 17:35
Review: "Bound Gods: Betrayed" (Bound Gods, #3) by Adrienne Wilder
Bound Gods: Betrayed - Adrienne Wilder

This was NOT a romance, not even in the broadest sense, but simply torture porn.

 

75% of this book was just torture scene after torture scene between a sadist, a pain slut and an idiot. None of it was even remotely arousing or sexy, but just cringeworthy and painful to read. I skimmed through most of it.

 

The rest consisted of boring dialogues, repetitive explanations, and a plot that hasn't really moved any forward since the last book. I really don't care about any of the characters enough to find out what's gonna happen to them, nor do I want to continue with this series.

 

And that's why I call it quits here.

 

~ 2 stars ~

 

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review 2019-01-16 17:50
Review: "Bound Gods: Chained" (Bound Gods, #2) by Adrienne Wilder
Bound Gods: Chained - Adrienne Wilder

Truly not for the faint of heart, and I really, REALLY hate everything about sounding *cringes and screams internally* and especially reading about it in excruciating detail. SO not my kink. And yet I can't stop reading this series. 

 

~ 4 stars ~

 

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review 2019-01-14 14:34
Review: "Bound Gods: The Chimera" (Bound Gods, #1) by Adrienne Wilder
Bound Gods: The Chimera - Adrienne Wilder

A promising and intense start to this series. I'm intrigued.

 

~ 4 stars ~

 

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text 2019-01-10 09:01
How to deal with Cases of Nursing Home Abuse

Every democracy in the world aims to strengthen the weak and mumble. The aim is to voice every section of the society, the elderly being a part of it. Nursing homes are supposed to be a second home for those elderly people. Nursing home is a residential accommodation for the elderly that also provides them with the health care facility.

What is the current scenario?

Amidst this, when we hear cases of abuse or molestation with the grays, it is highly disturbing. Even more humiliating and disturbing is the fact that most of these cases never see the light of the day and are never reported. This is why the involvement of Atlanta nursing home abuse lawyer is so crucial. It is thus the responsibility of the powerful and educated to serve them and stand up in the need of the hour. As a proven fact, 1 out of 10 Americans has experiences abuse in his/her old age. And out of those cases, only 1 out of 14 gets reported. This is the highlight if we can curb these numbers making this world a bigger, better place to live in.

The rules governing in Georgia!

The state of Georgia provides certain rules and regulations for the elder population. These laws are to make sure that the elderly do not suffer from any sort of exploitation be it mental, physical, financial or emotional. The elderly have a right to fight for their dignity and voice themselves if they are deprived of their rights. For example they have a right to be involved in activities that concern them and those where they can be a part.

The elderly can always claim for compensation if they have been neglected intentionally or unintentionally. This is important because the elderly count for one of the most vulnerable sections. As a concerned family member in Atlanta, GA, you and your family must take action against the unlawful deeds. Your elderly family members deserve tender care and justice, if necessary. Just don’t let any nursing home facility get the better of them and get away with abuse. You can visit the nursing home abuse attorney at Schneider Hammers law firm to support the elderly of your family or your own self.

About Schneider Hammers:

Schneider Hammers believes in exclusive practice on helping the sufferers seek maximum compensation and therefore, justice with the help of their Atlanta nursing home abuse attorney.

For further information, visit

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review 2019-01-04 21:33
Rust & Stardust
Rust & Stardust - T. Greenwood

[I received a copy of this book through NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.]

I wasn’t exactly sure what this novel would be like—true crime stories are usually more on the grim, graphic side, and as for “Lolita” (for which Sally Horner’s story was partly an inspiration), I admit I liked it more for its value as a classic than for its theme. Still, “Rust & Stardust” looked like it’d be an interesting read, and that it was… as well as heart-breaking in many ways. (Especially when you already know how things went for the real Sally Horner.)

One thing I really appreciated with it is how it never veers into graphic/descriptive territory when it comes to the sexual abuse Sally suffered. I’m not a prude, but reading about women being defiled in terms that make the whole thing look like “stuff being done to a piece of meat” has never been something I particularly relish, and when the victims are kids, how to put it… That’d just be the worst. So I was really glad that, while there’s no doubt as to what LaSalle does to Sally, there’s also no need to say more. We get it. We get the picture. He’s a disgusting man. And we can leave it at that.

There’s also a really frustrating side to the story, in that it shows us several close calls where, had things gone just slightly differently, Sally could’ve been found much sooner. It always hinges on a tiny thing, on just the wrong timing—frustrating, but also all too human, because it puts the reader face to face with something that most of us may indeed not recognise in time to act. It’s all about “someone has to do something”, but the someones who could act are sometimes oblivious, and sometimes make their decision just that tad bit too late to be useful. And, to be fair, most of the characters were so naive! Granted, it was 1948, and we can assume there weren't so many horror stories of kids being abducted at the time, and people wouldn't be as savvy and wary as they generally (well, supposedly) are now. Still, I felt like slapping them sometimes and tall them "duh, this is so obvious!"

(I say “frustrating”, but with a dash of anticipation, like when you’re left with a cliffhanger.)

The novel doesn’t entirely follow Sally’s ordeal either, and the author took some freedoms with the side characters: people whom Sally meets, who may or may not be in positions to help her, and who provide a ray of sunshine in her existence while LaSalle drags her around. What it was exactly like for the real Sally, we’ll never know, but here, it felt as if these encounters allowed her to survive, to remain strong enough in spite of all the grim sides. There’s an (expected) turning point when she reaches that stage where she starts to look more like a young woman, something that doesn’t “appeal” to Frank, and in turn, he gradually treats her differently—and you can’t help but shiver, on top of the previous shivers due to the whole paedophilia part itself, because it’s when you also start wondering “how long until he discards her because she’s not a little girl anymore?”

I guess I had more trouble, all in all, with the overall style. The writing was OK but not the best ever, and there were moments in the story when the rhythm felt strange; or perhaps that was because everything focused on the characters and little on the investigation itself, so there wasn’t the same kind of suspense I usually associate with “crime stories”?

Nevertheless, I “enjoyed” the book, also for telling this story that deserved telling. 3.5 to 4 stars here.

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