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review 2018-05-23 19:07
Book Review: Nameless (Broken City #1) By Jessica Sorensen
Nameless (Broken City Book 1) - Jessica Sorensen

 

A Note: I schedule all my reviews months in advance and at the time of reading this book and writing this review there was no mention that it was a reverse harem story in the title or in the description of this novel.

 

This was quite a short book and I don't know how to feel about it. It was overall entertaining, but it wasn't mind-blowing. It was exactly what I was looking for at the time though.

 

I liked Allura as a character. She tries to be strong but she's not there yet. She makes up for that with intelligence and a little spunk. I'm curious as to what she is and it's complications in future books.

 

I liked the three men that rescued her, though I couldn't tell them apart for the life of me. They were all helpful and sweet to her, but no one left a lasting impression on me. I hope that changes in the other books in this series.

 

I found out, a little too late, that apparently this is a reverse-harem series (I.E. one girl, multiple guys). There was nothing romantic in this novel, which made me happy because reverse-harem stories aren't my thing. I'm hesitant to continue on in this series after finding that out, though the author doesn't mention it anywhere. I'm just confused at this point. Overall though this was an interesting book and the story was set up well.

 

My Favorite Quotes:

 

"You need to understand that some humans are equally as evil (...)."

 

"People wander out there, searching for something better, and never find it."

 

"That's the problem with legends. While sometimes they hold a hint of truth, it's hard to sort through all that nonsense."

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review 2018-05-23 18:28
ANNIHILATION by JEFF VANDERMEER
Annihilation - Jeff VanderMeer

Audiobook

If there was a drinking game for every time the author wrote "perhaps" I'd be dead. Things happen but not really. Things are seen but not really. Is that a rat or something else becoming a rat? I could never really figure out whether events really happened to the characters. And there was way too much reminiscing/self-reflection going on for my taste. I way come back to the remaining books of this trilogy or I may not.

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text 2018-05-23 14:50
Reading progress update: I've read 40%. -Clive Roland - AGAIN? New balls please
 An Argumentation of Historians: The Chronicles of St. Mary's - Jodi Taylor,Zara Ramm

I'm loving being back in St. Mary's and watching them muddle through with stout hearts, awful luck and a reckless excess of pluck. This time we're at a joust with Henry VIII and at the burning of Persepolis with Alexander the Great. It's all good stuff.

 

Except...

 

Clive Ronan is back as the big bad. This is a man with all of Time to choose from who still chooses to spend his energies plotting revenge on Max. He's apparently clever enough to avoid the might of the Time Police yet too dumb to kill Max on sight.

 

Enough.

 

Time for a new bad guy.

 

Or at least the slow, painful and definitively final excoriation of this one.

 

New balls, please.

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text 2018-05-23 11:00
Facts About Me: My 2018 TBR

I have LOADS of books on my TBR list for 2018. This post will feature some of the paperbacks and e-books that I've purchased over the years, that I really want to actually get read. I spent good money on buying them, but I always prioritise those that I've agreed to review and never seem to make time for those that I paid money for. Which seems kind of ridiculous. So, 2018 is my year of catching up on the ones I was desperate to read, paid for, and never got round to.

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  • Descender, Vol. 1 and 2, by Jeff Lemire
  • The Queen of the Damned (Comic) 1-11, by Anne Rice
  • Amelia Peabody 1-20, by Elizabeth Peters
  • Amsterdam Assassin 1-4, by Martyn V. Halm
  • Awakened by Blood 1-3, by Marie Treanor
  • Cornelius Quaint Chronicles 1-6, by Darren Craske
  • Daisy Dalrymple 1-23, by Carola Dunn
  • Dan Shepherd 1-12, by Stephen Leather
  • Dark/Carpathian 1-27, by Christine Feehan
  • Dave Gurney 1-5, by John Verdon
  • Elders & Welders Chronicles 1-3, by Margaret Foxe
  • Inspector Montalbano 1-12, by Andrea Camilleri
  • Lady of Ashes 1-6, by Christine Trent
  • Peter Grant 1-5, by Ben Aaronovitch
  • Powder Mage 1-3, by Brian McClellan
  • Psy-Changeling 1-10, by Nalini Singh
  • Vera Stanhope 1-6, by Anne Cleaves
  • Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children 1-3, by Ransom Riggs
  • Sidekicked 1-2, by John David Anderson
  • The Vampire Chronicles 1-3, by Anne Rice
  • Dead Camp 1-5, by Sean Kerr
  • Dusk, by Tim Lebbon
  • Detective Murdoch 1-8, by Maureen Jennings
  • Somebody to Love, by Aurelia Frey
  • 13 Ways to Midnight, by Rue Volley
  • Tales from Verania 1-3, by T.J. Klune
  • Swords of Riverside 1-2, by Ellen Kushner
  • The Maze Runner 1-3, by James Dashner
  • City of the Damned 1-3, by Marie Treanor
  • Willow, by Wayland Drew
  • Beastkeeper, by Cat Hellisen
  • Inheritance Cycle 1-4, by Christopher Paolini
  • Victoria Speedwell 1-2, by Deanna Raybourn
  • The Bone Witch, by Rin Chupeco

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Of course, there will be a mountain of solo novels that I want to read, but since 2018 is my year of catching up, I plan to do the series books first. There are a lot of comics that I also want to read, since I've been buying quite a few Humble Bundle's ever since I discovered the site last year. Plus, comics are great for fitting in when you don't have a lot of time. A comic of 150 pages can be read in just half an hour, thanks to the fact that all the world building and detail is put into the illustrations, so you can fit in a whole lot of comics in a short time than you can short stories or novels.

 

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quote 2018-05-23 10:31
Because there’s no way that of the three offers I had, I managed to accept the one that will make the man I fucked in an alley my boss.
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