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text 2017-06-01 14:40
My May 2017
Immortal Writers (Immortal Writers Series Book 1) - Jill M. Bowers
Coraline - Neil Gaiman,Cornelia Krutz-Arnold
The Castaways - Jessika Fleck
Secrets of a Reluctant Princess - Casey Griffin
Blutdämmerung - Rainer Löffler
Welcome Back, Vol. 1: Help, I'm Alive - Christopher Sebela,Jonathan Brandon Sawyer
Joyride Vol. 1 - Collin Kelly,Jackson Lanzing,Marcus To
Die Auserwählten - In der Todeszone: Maze Runner 3 (Die Auserwählten – Maze Runner) - Katharina Hinderer,James Dashner,Anke Caroline Burger
Maze Runner - Die Geheimakten: Alles über Die Auserwählten (Die Auserwählten - Maze Runner 0) - James Dashner,Anke Caroline Burger
Immortal Writers - 4 stars
Coraline - 5 stars
The Castaways - 5 stars
Secrets of a Reluctant Princess - 2 stars
Blutdämmerung - 5 stars
Welcome Back, Vol. 1: Help, I'm Alive - 4 stars
Joyride Vol. 1 - 4 stars
Die Auserwählten - In der Todeszone - 2.5 stars
Maze Runner - Die Geheimakten: Alles über Die Auserwählten - 5 stars


Favorite book(s) of the month: Coraline, The Castaways, Blutdämmerung


Books started this month but haven't finished yet: The Sleeping Prince


I mean there are two comics and one really short book in there but I'm surprised that I finished 9 books. Two of the books were a major let down BUT most of the books were just pretty amazing. So success.

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review 2017-05-29 14:02
Joyride Vol. 1 - Collin Kelly,Jackson Lanzing,Marcus To

First things first: I received this book through NetGalley.


Summary: Earth sucks. The stars have been blocked out for so long that people have forgotten there was anything else besides the World Government Alliance watching over them. When Uma Akkolyte jacks an alien spaceship and punches through the stratosphere she sets forth on an adventure with an unlikely crew who are totally not ready for all the good, bad, and weird the universe will throw at them.


Earth sucks. Steal a spaceship.



This was such a (wait for it) joyride!!!! No but seriously, that was such a fun volume. I can't wait to read more of this and see more of it, cause the artwork was so amazing. Seriously, I love everything about this. The story is great, I LOVE the characters. I love everything.

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review 2016-09-29 00:00
Joyride - D.D. Prince Joyride - D.D. Prince March 2017??!!!

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review 2015-10-06 19:12
Teaser Tuesday #50 – Joyride by Anthony Renfro
Joyride - Anthony Renfro



Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of adailyrhythm.

Anyone can play along! Just do the following: Grab your current read. Open to a random page. Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page. BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!) Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!



I have read a lot of Anthony Renfro’s work and I love this short story, Joyride.


This is the new cover of the updated version.


Is anyone going to call shotgun?



Add me to Goodreads now.




Vin was always getting Mike in trouble and today he wants to take his uncles 1970 Chevelle for a JOYRIDE.

Maybe he should have paid more attention to the key ring with the devil smiling its evil grin.

They were flying by the seat of their youth and loving every minute of it.

Oh, the sweet taste of youth. Do you remember those times? When we all thought we would live forever?

Anthony Renfro is a horror writer so I know this won’t be any JOYRIDE they could have ever anticipated.

Anthony does a wonderful job of packing so much horror into a little package, I keep wanting more.

After reading this, you may think twice next time you get into your car and turn the key.

I received Joyride by Anthony Renfro in return for an honest and unbiased review.

Animated Animals. Pictures, Images and Photos  4 Stars

Anthony Renfro has included another short story, Sandy and the Stranger.

Sandy was undefeated when it came to drag racing, until…

A fun ghostly tale with glimpses into people’s character.

Sometimes the best thing to say is nothing.

Animated Animals. Pictures, Images and Photos  4 Stars




(Revised and Updated: 2015) A Joyride in a Chevy Chevelle. The car was just sitting there for the taking. What could possibly go wrong? Vinnie and Mike are about to find out what can and will go wrong once they turn the key. Evil awaits. Ride shotgun if you dare with this short story.




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review 2015-07-05 00:12
Review: Joyride by Anna Banks
Joyride - Anna Banks

Quick review for a not so quick read. I wanted to like this book more than I actually did; there were parts where it had me, but far too many times, I was also very frustrated with it. Kyla Garcia and Andrew Eiden did a wonderful job with the audio narration, which probably played into how much I liked it and how easy the read went down despite its shifting perspectives and styles (first person female view vs. third person male view).


This book, to me, felt a bit all over the place for what it was and quite misleading. Carly Vega doesn't really feel like a shy girl (despite what the blurb of this book says). Not even close as far as the description of this novel is concerned, it's more or less she's trying to keep a low profile on behalf of her family's circumstances, which are palpable for what they are. She's also uneasy because of the class differential between her and the company she eventually keeps. She's the embodiment of the stereotypical hot-blooded Latina girl who loses her temper at the drop of a hat. (And no, the whole "Did I just say that?" questioning she constantly does in this book doesn't convince me of the personality notation.) Matter in point, I would say that "Joyride" is a stereotypical portrayal for many things with an over the top "Hollow"-wood portrayal that undermines some of its better moments.


Carly struggles to make ends meet as she works a corner store job in the hopes of helping her brother smuggle her parents back into the U.S. after they were deported.

When she meets Arden (unwittingly, since he's donning a mask and wielding a gun when they first meet - him with the intention of trying to teach his uncle a lesson about driving while drunk). The two of them hit it off and play pranks on random people, but it's a notation which allows Arden and Carly to have a much closer relationship than expected. as they both realize what it means to have "fun" and to not live to the expectations that their families place upon them, whether it's Carly's added responsibilities and financial burdens trying to raise money to bring her parents to the U.S. in conflict with her personal goals, or Arden trying to fight his father's expectations of him following his sister's suicide.


I think Arden's father's role showed his anatgonism and racism towards Carly and the relationship that Arden and Carly share, but there wasn't much dimension to him. There was very little about him that wasn't "all or nothing" for portrayal. As serious of an issue as illegal immigration is and the level of corruption and racism that this book had, it still fell flat for me. The romantic relationship between Carly and Arden had some nice moments, but again - it was undermined by stereotypes and portrayals that seemed to lack focus. I think after a certain point, when the book started getting into what was keeping Arden and Carly from having a relationship, it started throwing the conflicts into warp speed only to end with a unsatisfying and quick resolution that transitioned into the HEA. I didn't like how the transition was made and I felt thrown out of the book for all the build-up emotionally that the book tried to show. There were many questions that weren't answered and left in the air just for the sake of bringing Carly and Arden together.


Some promising moments and motivations, but I can't say that it was as strong of a read as I'd hoped it'd be.


Overall score: 2/5 stars.

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