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text 2017-03-31 19:25
March 2017 Round Up!
Frozen Tides: A Falling Kingdoms Novel - Morgan Rhodes
Half-Off Ragnarok - Seanan McGuire
Heroine Complex - Sarah Kuhn
The Undoing - Shelly Laurenston
Cast in Flight - Michelle Sagara
The Undead In My Bed (Includes: Midnight Liaisons #1.5, Dark Ones #10.5, Half Moon Hollow #2.5) - Molly Harper,Jessica Sims,Katie MacAlister
Joy of Witchcraft: A Humorous Paranormal Romance - Mindy Klasky
The Fiery Heart - Richelle Mead
Legacy of Honor - Linda Hilton
Haunted on Bourbon Street - Deanna Chase

I'll jump n the bandwagon and try to round up my March reads.  By and large, great reads that cured a reading slump, but many put me behind on reviewing because I basically had little to say beyond "I enjoyed this book."

 

I also did this year's Big Library Read (global buddy read where Overdrive makes a voted ebook 100% available -- no waitlist/hold -- to participating public libraries).  This time was, surprisingly, a cookbook.  A good one with a mix of sweet, savory, basic and advanced pies:

 

Art of the Pie: A Practical Guide to Homemade Crusts, Fillings, and Life - Kate McDermott,Andrew Scrivani 

Art of the Pie: A Practical Guide to Homemade Crusts, Fillings, and Life - Kate McDermott,Andrew Scrivani  

 

What reviews I've written, I try to remember to tag as "Reviews from Spurts" (booklikes link to that tag is http://booklikes.com/dashboard?tag=Reviews%20from%20Spurts ).

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review SPOILER ALERT! 2017-03-30 03:39
What an awesome but bloody book!!!!
Falling Kingdoms - Morgan Rhodes,Michelle Rowen

What an awesome, start to what I hope is a fantastic series. I bought the first book but didn't have money to buy the next one. But luckily my library had it as an ebook, so I downloaded that one as well. 

I can't decide who was my favorite character or if I really have one as of yet, there all pretty screwed up. I would probably say if I had to choose one it would be Jones, I do really feel bad for him, after all his brother was killed in front of him. And all his father said to him was that it was his brother's death was meant to be. Also while Cleo didn't kill Jones's brother, she could have tried to prevent it. 

Speaking of Cleo I like her as well, but she was stupid for the reason above, but also by what she does later, that plays apart in another death. I really feel bad for things that happen to her and to people that she loves. I really can't wait to see what happens to her next.

One person I am not sure about but I probably will start to like is Magnus. The way he feels about him "sister" Luica is gross, even if she isn't his sister by blood. He didn't know that at the time he was having those feelings towards her. Also is he bad or not, I am leading towards not.

Now about Luica, I am not sure how I feel about her as of yet. I am hoping I can figure that out in the next book. Sometimes I like I like her and other times, I am not sure. That's all I really have to say about her for right now.

Boy this book had a lot of death in it for being the first book in a pretty long series. A couple of these deaths were in the prologue. And Jones's brother in the beginning also. I really enjoyed the book a whole lot besides all the killings. I thought it was awesome from the beginning until the very end. I really hope all four of the main characters, stay alive at least until the last book. But who knows with all the deaths in this first book.

I really can't wait to see what happens next and if I will be right about Magnus becoming my favorite. I really love a guy that is not all prefect, that has some badness to them, and that isn't weak. But one that can also have a soft spot and be gently when he wants to be.

 

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text 2017-03-25 19:32
Reading progress: 85%.
Frozen Tides: A Falling Kingdoms Novel - Morgan Rhodes

So everyone is mistrusting each other, misunderstandings abound, paranoid (and inaccurate) conspiracy theories.  

 

None of the core characters have died in this chunk of the book, but seems like several deaths are looming.

 

Aah! The melodrama.

 

The King of Blood has just returned to his kingdom — after uncharacteristically revealing a bit of his own past melodrama — so maybe the rebels will get it together to try and do something other than suspect each other.  Or not; possibly just building up,to next back (not likely to be an actual cliffhanger based on previous books in series).

 

I still like these books.  Seems like this one has spent less time on story than on trying to wallow in the characters having  both good/bad elements (and excuses because of what they've been through and lost).  

 

Not necessarily a negative except that they are starting to all be alike except for names and current injuries.  I guess it's a positive that the females and males all seem alike.

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text 2017-03-25 02:32
Reading progress: 73%.
Frozen Tides: A Falling Kingdoms Novel - Morgan Rhodes

And now finally some characters start revealing stuff they should have told their so-called allies way before now.  Well, in one case confirming when discovered.

 

Now I expect will really be picking up.

 

Yeah, I know.  If everything resolved or revealed too quickly, wouldn't make a novel length story.


Oh, and more deaths of loved ones of course.

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text 2017-03-24 23:00
Reading progress: 43%.
Frozen Tides: A Falling Kingdoms Novel - Morgan Rhodes

Picking up and more if the players converge.  Still plenty of melodrama.

 

 

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