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review 2018-02-24 05:45
Another Incredible Meredith Duran romance
Sins of Lord Lockwood (Rules for the Reckless) - Meredith Duran

First and foremost, I'd like to thank the many fans who apparently asked for this book. I can't believe it wasn't all part of the plan. Since I have only been reading Meredith Duran and historical romance for a very short time, I'm so thankful she listened to your pleas!

 

I was absolutely riveted by Lockwood from the first introduction in The Duke of Shadows.  A strange, dark charm...I actually didn't realize till late in the book that her new release was to be about him, and I was so happy to hear it. 

 

Now onto the review of this book....

 

It's almost not fair. What kind of brilliance does it take for an author to understand the human condition, make us understand and empathize with both characters nearly in equal measure, hurt and hope with them, and fall in love with them? A Meredith Duran level of brilliance. I know I haven't been reading romance long, but having read #1, #5,#6 from this series I unreservedly say that she is the one of the best that romance has to offer. Her books are instant classics with their meaty plots, incredible but not miraculous character development, and beautiful words. (Which I'll share upon a second reading).

 

 

I am realizing my reviews of her books are far less than adequate. I intend to reread and more heavily review this rich examples of romance. I can tell you in so many ways this book pushes you to the edges of your capacity to understand and creates a little fissure that eventually becomes something you can identify with. Though I still favor Duke of Shadows, this is equally poignant. She's taken flawed characters and made us love them more for it. 

 

I shall stop with the gushing...well through writing, I still have a lot going on my up in my brain over this stunner of a book.

 

Thanks to Netgalley/publisher for the advanced copy of this book. 

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review 2017-09-05 12:37
It by Stephen King
It - Stephen King

I have no coherent thoughts after finishing this book, or if I do, they are all jumbled up in my head. I am going to have the biggest book hangover. That ending, though!

4 only because Stephen King does have this odd way of writing certain things, and there was one scene I wasn't personally comfortable with.

Overall, his writing style is enjoyable. The story was so much more than the miniseries, which I saw first.

 

 

Not relating to the book content at all, but I can't decide which cover I like the most!

 

Other Stephen King books:

Carrie (5/5 stars)

Desperation (4/5 stars)

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text 2016-04-28 21:51
All of the Feels
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - J.K. Rowling,Mary GrandPré

Of course it is happening inside your head Harry, but why on earth should thatmean that it is not real? -Albus Dumbledore

 

All good things must come to an end. I really enjoyed this read through of the whole series again, especially since the audiobook gives it a different feel and voice. I don't think I'll ever get tired of reading the Harry Potter books and I (unabashedly) hope that my daughter falls in love with them someday too. 

 

 

Deathly Hallows is such a good book because it not only is the climax of the series, but also brings out the best/worst in each character. I had forgotten how involved Kreacher was in the series (since the movies leave out a good portion of the house elf stuff) and I loved when he comes to help in the final fight. 

 

I think I'm having a book hangover (again). I thought reading these as an adult (well an older person... adult is questionable) wouldn't be as magical, but it is. 

 

 

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text 2015-11-13 12:24
In which I try to read ALL THE BOOKS! - Take Two
Shadowlark - Meagan Spooner
Fear the Dark (A Bishop/SCU Novel) - Kay Hooper
Walk on Earth a Stranger - Rae Carson

I'm not actually trying to read all the books on my TBR this time.  It's more like I'm feeling a slight empty void after finishing Winter and somehow decided to start reading three more books.

 

 

Obviously, "needing time to recover," means reading everything I can get my hands on so that I can somehow figure out if I'm going to be regaining those good FEELS I had gotten when I was reading Winter--especially towards the end of Winter.

 

Again, logic does not become me, apparently.

 

At least the books are enjoyable so far, so maybe I can get over this short Book Hangover quickly.  After all, I really should be jumping back into Career of Evil of which I'd been anticipating reading for so long.

 

But Shadowlark is actually starting out kind of exciting, Fear the Dark has that nicely creepy vibe of a paranormal mystery that I'm already intrigued with, and Walk on Earth a Stranger has promise even if I didn't quite get into it with the first chapter.

 

I'm starting to get an itching to crawl back into my Reading Cave and stay there forever.

 

 

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text 2015-10-31 15:59
GAAAAAHHH!!1

I dont know what to read!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

pretty please?

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