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review 2015-07-18 13:34
Wer zwei Hasen auf einmal jagt bekommt keinen
Dreams of Gods & Monsters - Laini Taylor

Word count: 154 000 too many


 

 

 

 

 


What a wast of time.
Is it a good romance? No.
Is it a thrilling action-packed adventure? No.
Is it deep and philosophical? No.
Is the writing poetic and enchanting, so that you revel in each and every word? No.
Is it funny? No.
...
So what the actual fuck is it?



I’ll tell you what, it’s a pointless, repetitive, boring piece of shit. In the three books combined you (maybe) had enough of a story for one book. Maybe. Ms Tylor has an astonishing ability to spew out words that don't contribute in any way to the story. A talented writer can describe a banana on 5 pages an make it thrilling. Yup. That's not Tylor. So not Tylor.

It dragged. And, in the end, it was going absolutely nowhere.

The book had potential. It could have been awesome, which makes me even more frustrated with the way it’s written.

All the plots play out clumsily and nothing comes out of them. In fact, at the very end is when the books could really start. Such a promise of adventure! Of tension! So much at stake! For a moment I even thought that there would be more books to follow, I mean, that was the most enticing ending in the whole series. And what do we find?

THE FUCKING END.



I rest my case.

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review 2015-07-09 21:01
Rating: Destined for redemption?
Days of Blood & Starlight - Laini Taylor





While this book started about as bland as the last one ended, soon things began to move. It wasn’t thrilling by any means, but decent. The action picked up, the main characters (lovey-dovey) were still separated, which is to what I attribute the change. Magical-pointless-love nonsense has been exchanged for actual plot development, character exposition and depth.

Despite my continuous contempt for the main teen drama-queen the whole picture perked up (even though, in the book, things got pretty grim.) Yes, it wasn’t perfect or thrilling, with all the, still, oh-so-dull inserts waved together with oh-so-pathetic underdeveloped characters I found really hard to like. Till the very end. Nope, still don’t like them. Especially Karou (basic bitch). But, things steadily improved.

Until finally, to my great surprise, the last 20% of the book finally hit it off. Action! Adventure! Danger! Finally, stuff was happening! It was a truly engaging experience. Pair that with decent writing and you have yourself a solid chunk of fun!



Unfortunately, the change came too late to sway my rating. Like a tired and bored Victorian lady whose husband (entirely by accident) during a night of underwhelming lovemaking, right as he was to selfishly reach the height, actually, to her surprise, started doing something which felt... good. Alas, he was done before she could fully give in to throws of passion and was left with an indecently incessant itch to scratch. As he rolled over and fell asleep. ‘Maybe another night’ she thought, as a small light of hope was lit up in her soul.



‘Maybe in the next book’ thought the reader, still reluctant, but hopeful, as she sat down to write a review.

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review 2013-11-13 15:07
The Infinite Moment of Us - Lauren Myracle

I suddenly remembered why I tend to avoid NA. 

Still a decent book, at least at the beginning, at the end it just got a bit well bleh.

I liked the main girl, at the beginning when she was fighting against her parents and what they wanted. I was really cheering for her and hoping her parents would understand.

This all changed when she met our main boy. OK, not immediately but quite soon she expected him to drop everything and stay with her. She kept pushing her stuff on him. And what did he do? Oh nothing, he just went along with it.
It was quite a personality switch for both characters, and I found that a real shame. 

The romance part felt a bit to instant and fast. I know there is the whole concept of love at first sight, but this was a bit too much of that. 

Also the sex scenes, and especially the fact she shared nice details such as the positions or where they had sex, and how often were just a bit too big of a NOPE.

In overall, a decent book but with quite a few things wrong.

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