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text 2017-05-06 15:01
Irresistible (Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse series Book 3) by Mary Balogh $1,99
Irresistible (Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse #3) - Mary Balogh

Sophia Armitage does not consider herself attractive. Even her late husband treated her more as a companion than a lover when she accompanied him to war. But Sophia hopes to enjoy a Season in London as her niece makes her social debut—until, that is, her hopes are dashed when she is faced with a threat she can reveal to no one. Then she meets Sir Nathaniel Gascoigne, an old army friend, and falls in love with him even as she must discourage his growing passion for her. Nathaniel can sense Sophia's unhappiness and fear, but does not understand that his attempts to protect and help her can only bring about her downfall...

 

by Mary Balogh

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review 2017-05-03 18:30
Celebrity Chef Zombie Apocalypse by Jack Strange
Celebrity Chef Zombie Apocalypse - Amanda Horan,Graeme Parker,Jack Strange

 

Celebrity Chef Zombie Apocalypse has got to be one of the funniest books I've ever read!

 

Full of social and political commentary, it impressed me with keen observations regarding "celebrity chefs", government officials and the police. I thought it was funny as hell that the zombies herein were yellow, which made me picture them as Simpson-like in my head. Not only were they chef zombies, they were sex-crazed celebrity chef zombies-used to getting their own way in all things. (I'm pretty sure I recognized one or two of them from real life as well, which just made things even more funny-especially with the foul-mouthed one.)

 

 

The Prime Minister in this book very much reminded me of the man currently in power here in the U. S. I'm sure that wasn't the author's original intention, but I couldn't help myself from thinking that.

 

I'm not sure that Jardine, the female police investigator was supposed to be funny, but I found her to be so. She finally solves the case,

pretty much AFTER everything was already over! 

(spoiler show)

 

 

 Dave, who became the protagonist, 

after all the other protagonists were dead!,

(spoiler show)


  finally got fed up with trying to warn everyone about what was happening and decided to take off with his girlfriend to an isolated area to wait the whole thing out; as you might have guessed, that didn't work out well.

 

Oh, and did I mention Henderson, the ginger zombie cat? I can't even think about him without laughing.

 

This book was a hilarious piece of work; decently written with tongue firmly in cheek. I highly recommend it to those of you who like your main dish bloody with a hefty side of humor!

 

*I was provided a free e-copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. This is it!

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review 2017-05-03 08:00
Pocket Apocalypse
Pocket Apocalypse - Seanan McGuire

I'll let you in on a little secret: I mostly read these books for the mice. The Aeslin are awesome!

I find this series such a relaxing read, that I'm always looking forward to reading it and enjoy it, even though I think this was not the best in the series. One of the main attractions is the world filled with all the fantastic beasts so I was a little bit disappointed that it's mainly werewolves here. I mean, been there, done that. (Instead give me some more Aeslin please) Also I think Australia would have been perfect to create new species of cryptids that were not yet introduced to us before.

Either way, it was still an enjoyable adventure, although not that special. I'm still looking forward to more Alex in a later book, as I like his scientific approach.

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review 2017-05-01 00:35
Apocalypse: Underwater City (The Hope Saga #1) by Chrissy Peebles
Apocalypse: Underwater City (A Dystopian Novella) PART 1 (The Hope Saga) - Chrissy Peebles
The world as we know it is gone.  Who would have thought that humanity would suffer the same fate as the dinosaurs? When a huge asteroid hits the earth, only a small group of people saw it coming. Armed with the knowledge that the surface of the earth would no longer be habitable, they built a dome under the ocean as a sort of ark in the hopes of saving as many as they possibly could.  They watched in horror as the asteroid made it's way towards the earth and people studiously ignored or denied the implications. 
 
It's been years since the asteroid hit the earth and sixteen year old Sky Hammons is desperate to join the small group of humans who are attempting to repopulate the land.  Even though the small dome proved to literally be a life saver, Sky is desperate to leave and sees herself as little better than a rat trapped in a cage. Unfortunately, it seems that the leader of  humanity may not necessarily believe that everyone should have the right to feel the suns rays on their skin.
 
I'm truly thankful that Apocalypse is only a novella because I don't think that I could handle a full length book. This short entree was absolutely riddled with grammatical mistakes causing me to re-read portions of it continually trying to divine the meaning of the text. I'm not one to complain about mistakes in a self pub if I can understand the authors meaning but when it becomes a reoccurring problem and detracts from my enjoyment of the story, it's absolutely worth mentioning. 
 
We are told repeatedly that people who complain about the ruler simply disappear without explanation and so what does Sky do? Well, she's constantly running her mouth about how something just doesn't feel right and questioning if they've been lied to about the condition of the surface.  If people are suddenly disappearing because they are too vocal, the intelligent response is not to boisterously complain but maybe to investigate quietly and perhaps question even more quietly. Furthermore, if people are disappearing for being vocal or resisting authority, why is Sky still strolling around growing pansies and sparring with her bff?  The disappearances of people speaks to authoritarianism but beyond Sky's continually blather about something not feeling right, we were not given any evidence to back up her suspicions.  If her government is so evil why are they allowing the people to train with weapons, thus gaining the skills to revolt if necessary? 
 
Then we have the murder of two young women who we are told are innocent by Skye but the government doesn't seem interested in investigating. Here's a question, why should a sixteen year old, known to have a big mouth be privy to the inner workings of any investigation? In fact, what investigator runs around telling the populace what they've learned before establishing who the guilty party is? If that were not enough, Skye takes objection to the removal of the body. Should the authorities have just left the body to rot in a small enclosed public space?
 
The synopsis says that Apocalypse: Underwater City is dark and upon reaching the end, I don't think it could have been described in a more inaccurate fashion. At best, Apocalypse: Underwater City is twee.  It's only three years old but the pop culture references already feel so damn antiquated.  Look, I'm a nineties girl and totally love the Smashing Pumpkins, but never has the lyric "Despite all my rage I am still just a rat in a cage", been so misused. We get it, Sky feels trapped but we don't understand is why exactly, despite repeatedly being told by Skye that this is how she feels.
 
 
 
 
 

 

Source: www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2017/04/apocalypse-underwater-city-hope-saga-1.html
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text 2017-04-25 19:44
November? I have to wait for November?
Terminal Alliance (Janitors of the Post-Apocalypse) - Jim C. Hines

AAAAAAARRRRrrrggggghhhhHHHHH!!!

 

He has a new book coming out in a new series.

 

Not in time for booklikes-opoly nor Dewey's 24 Hour Readathon (April or October).  *temper tantrum*

 

I'm preordering as usual in both kindle and hardcover (I eventually stalk him down for an autograph on the print editions).

 

But, November?

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