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text 2019-01-22 02:56
The House of Morgan
The House of Morgan: An American Banking... The House of Morgan: An American Banking Dynasty and the Rise of Modern Finance - Inc. Blackstone Audio, Inc.,Ron Chernow,Robertson Dean

Thank goodness for an excellent narrator. When a title is 34+ hours long, you definitely need a narrator who doesn't drive you crazy.

 

 

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review 2019-01-21 19:20
Gang Of Fools
Gang of Fools - James Otis Smith

I really didn't like this.

And Dystopian settings are usually among my favorites but I just couldn't get myself to like Gang of Fools. I felt a fool reading it because it came across as very chaotic. There are so many story lines, all of which we are old just slightly to little to either completely get it or care about the character. I got the idea the author just wanted to throw as much as possible at the reader in hope of shocking them. I'm sure it was a clever story, but it really wasn't for me. Also the art didn't work for me, it felt rushed at some times and chaotic at others, filling the panels with a lot of text and characters.

It really wasn't for me.

Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review!

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review 2019-01-21 17:42
ReWined: The Complete Series by Kim Karr
Rewined: The Complete Series - Kim Karr

 

 

 

"Live free. Party hard. Get out fast." - (The Facts of Life according to Tyler Holiday) 
Kim Karr has created something special. It's every emotion under the sun with the heart to match and a heat that explodes. ReWined is a flavorful tale of robust personalities and saucy attraction. Egos fly, hearts break and disorder runs wild, but in the most enticing way.
 
 

 

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review 2019-01-21 14:52
Review: Courting Darkness (Courting Darkness Duology #1) by Robin LaFevers
Courting Darkness - Robin LaFevers

 

 

Death wasn’t the end, it was only the beginning…

Sybella has always been the darkest of Death’s daughters, trained at the convent of Saint Mortain to serve as his justice. But she has a new mission now. In a desperate bid to keep her two youngest sisters safe from the family that nearly destroyed them all, she agrees to accompany the duchess to France, where they quickly find themselves surrounded by enemies. Their one ray of hope is Sybella’s fellow novitiates, disguised and hidden deep in the French court years ago by the convent—provided Sybella can find them.

Genevieve has been undercover for so many years, she struggles to remember who she is or what she’s supposed to be fighting for. Her only solace is a hidden prisoner who appears all but forgotten by his guards. When tragedy strikes, she has no choice but to take matters into her own hands—even if it means ignoring the long awaited orders from the convent.

As Sybella and Gen’s paths draw ever closer, the fate of everything they hold sacred rests on a knife’s edge. Will they find each other in time, or will their worlds collide, destroying everything they care about?

 

 

 

 

*I received a free copy from the publisher via Netgalley and chose to leave a voluntary review. Thank you!*

 

 

I saw this book on Netgalley and it sounded good, it said it is a Duology, which it is, but it is still very connected to the previous trilogy, which I have not read.

That being said I was a little confused in the beginning and had to look it up. Thank heavens for Wikipedia because I did not have the time to read all three books.

Once I was caught up I enjoyed it tremendously. I loved everything about it. The story arc, the writing but I think most if all, the rich and vibrate world building and the characters.

I thought the world was awesome and descriptive , well enough to transport you right there but not overly to be annoyed with. Which can be a fine line.

The same goes for the characters, I couldn’t help but love and root for them, all of it … the good, the bad and the ugly.

The story once I had a better understanding of the previous books was fantastic, I read the book pretty much in one sitting and couldn’t put it down.

Its dark, its snarky and keeps you guessing and interested till the last page.

Overall I really enjoyed it and can’t wait for the next book already. I also will read the previous books in the meantime, I just really liked this author’s work.

I will rate it 4 ★, but just because I think we could have gotten a better background of the other books for new readers of this universe otherwise I thought this book was fantastic.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Will be available February 5, 2019.

 

Amazon *** B&N *** Kobo 

 

Source: snoopydoosbookreviews.com/index.php/2019/01/21/review-courting-darkness-courting-darkness-duology-1-by-robin-lafevers
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review 2019-01-21 13:18
Brazen (Brazen Duet, #1) by Nana Malone and M. Malone
Brazen - M. Malone,Nana Malone

 

 

The Malones turn a handful of sinful into a Brazen experience. Hailey and Oskar are something to talk about. She's as feisty as he is fearless and despite the risk, he lightens up the danger with a wicked sense of humor. Brazen takes a walk on the wild side with a few blasts from the past. Malone squared sprinkles in a few familiar faces and more than a little danger. Brazen caught me hook, line and sinker.

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