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text 2019-01-22 22:10
Review ~ Erotica
The Silver Chain (Unbreakable Trilogy, Book 1) - Primula Bond

half a nibble ~ .5

DNF @4%

 

Book source ~ NetGalley

 

The narrator, a woman of 20, dumps her boyfriend and leaves her small town for the big city of London. She wants to be a photographer and that’s not going to happen back in Hicksville with Billy Bob. Or whatever the equivalent is in Britain. Her thoughts ramble on in such a pretentious and annoying fashion that I had to give up or go insane. For a 20-yr-old she sure sounds like a 50-yr-old. In any case, I tried to continue but when I got to the part where she meets the creepy guy in a dark alley and her thoughts take 5 million years to describe how hot and interesting he is (but never once thinking he might be a rapist or serial killer or maybe she did and I missed it in her multi-page rambling drivel) and then she says his stubble is frustrated and his cheekbones are snow-piste. Wtf?! Now she’s the really creepy one. Seriously? I was out of there. Nope. Good-bye. I kill them both in my head. The end.

 

PS: There are probably people who eat this purple prose shit up. I am not one of them. As you can probably tell.

Source: imavoraciousreader.blogspot.com/2019/01/the-silver-chain.html
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review 2018-08-20 18:56
The Woman in the Identity Theft Racket
The Woman in the Strongbox - Maureen O'Hagan

This wasn't bad, but I never give high marks to an author who misspells their own characters' names. And this person did. Also misspelled locations. 

 

I liked the mystery of this, but damn this was convoluted. Also, anticlimactic. I guess that's real life, but had this been a full length novel I would have thrown it.

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review 2018-04-11 17:33
Secret Vampire (is not so secret)
Secret Vampire (Night World, #1) - L.J. Smith

This isn't so much a review of the book as it is of L.J. Smith. I first read The Vampire Diaries back in 2010, and the first 2 books weren't half bad. But then they just nose dive into cliche and terrible. And that seems to be what L.J is famous for, as far as I can tell. All her writings are juvenile, anticlimactic and pretty full of teen tropes. In this book, I don't think there was a single brain cell to be shared among the three main characters. And then we get a big bad about 30 pages from the end for no reason that doesn't even do anything. Literally does nothing. 

 

Same goes for when I picked back up on The Vampire Diaries when Smith started writing them a decade after they ended. She did nothing to fix the time gap, gave them cell phones with no explanation and went off on some strange angels/demons/kitsune plotline. I do not get why people are so fascinated with her. I read 5 of The Vampire Diaries  before I thought my eyes would bleed. This book wasn't nearly as bad, but it was just bland. Boring. The teens were so....white bread and mayo. It had nothing of spice and substance. I feel like people read her and enjoy her works because they just don't know any better, sort of like Cassandra Clare.

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review 2018-01-20 03:31
The Power (to put me to sleep) DNF at 70 pages
The Power - Naomi Alderman

This is just not entertaining to me. I have been trying so hard to enjoy this, but it's mediocre at best. I must have much different taste than most of America. 

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text 2017-09-13 21:31
Not feeling it...
Goddess of Light - P.C. Cast

I've been reading this for over a month, and I just cannot find momentum. So I'm just moving on. It's not a terrible story, but it isn't holding my attention. I'm feeling forced to read this, and nothing turns me off more than forcing me to do anything.

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