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review 2018-10-19 03:42
Stalking Jack the Ripper
Stalking Jack the Ripper - Kerri Maniscalco

This just didn't work for me at all, and I'm so disappointed. The synopsis made it seem like it should be right in my wheelhouse, but it just wasn't.

 

I think my main issues were with the main characters, Audrey Rose (whose POV we read from) and Thomas, her love interest. I didn't like either of them. He came off as a pompous know-it-all, and she was insufferable and judgemental. She's also supposed to be a feminist character, but it falls a little false when she's judgemental about other women who like the more traditional feminine things of the era. That whole, "I'm not like the other girls" vibe that drives me crazy. She also had several TSTL moments in the book.

 

The romance fell flat. I felt the pair had zero chemistry.

 

The identity of "Jack" was obvious extremely early in the book, though the author tried to lay a false trail by dropping anvil sized hints that it was actually someone else.

 

I didn't hate the writing, and I did like the part where Audrey Rose stood up to her father, and the bonus chapters from Thomas' viewpoint at the end of the book were good, as well. I wish we'd been able to read from his POV sometimes during the novel. Maybe I'd have found him a bit more likeable, but by the time I got to the bonus chapters, it was too little, too late.

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text 2018-10-19 03:19
Reading progress update: I've read 416 out of 416 pages.
Stalking Jack the Ripper - Kerri Maniscalco

Yeah...I may be one of the few, but this one didn't work for me.

 

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text 2018-10-18 05:16
Reading progress update: I've read 260 out of 416 pages.
Stalking Jack the Ripper - Kerri Maniscalco

This one is reading faster than the other book, but I can't really say I'm feeling it, either.

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video 2018-10-16 22:59

~My mostly old book haul~

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review 2018-10-16 06:55
A Day in the Life of a Raindrop by Stephen Daingerfield Dunn
A Day In The Life Of A Raindrop - Stephen Daingerfield Dunn,Moore Dejah

TITLE:  A Day in the Life of a Raindrop

 

AUTHOR:  Stephen Daingerfield Dunn

 

PUBLICATION DATE:  1 November 2018

 

FORMAT:  ARC ebook

 

ISBN-13: 9780998542881

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NOTE: I received a copy of this book from NetGalley. This review is my honest opinion of the book.

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DESCRIPTION:

"Tells about the life of a raindrop as it falls to earth and makes it's way through the lives of people, pets, and gardens in a cheerful and heartfelt way.

For children and families, illustrated.

Our daring, darling protagonist, Droplet, invites us to join him for his adventures, enchantment, wonder and delight as he plunges from heaven to earth on the exciting journey of his life. He questions what will you do with the many days you are graced with, when he has only this one perfectly delicious and gloriously charming opportunity...one wonderful day."

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REVIEW:

 

This is an adorable little poem about a rain drop's trip to Earth.  The colour illustrations are whimsical and beautiful.  The story entertaining and cheerful.  This would make a lovely addition for any child's library.

 

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