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quote SPOILER ALERT! 2018-04-19 13:19
"For once in his life, Jimbo finally shut up!"
-TJ
Girl, Stolen - April Henry

In Girl, Stolen, Two characters by the name of Jimbo and TJ get into an argument over whether or not to shoot Griffin. In this conversation, they reveal that Roy killed Griffin's mother. In the end, TJ has enough of Jimbo's insults and shoots him.

This quote shows that TJ is a terrible person, and does not mind killing people. Then again, the man he shot was Jimbo, who provoked TJ into getting in trouble multiple times. 

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review 2018-04-16 05:25
Lost Boy by Christina Henry
Lost Boy: The True Story of Captain Hook - Christina Henry,Samuel Roukin

 

There is one version of my story that everyone knows. And then there is the truth. Once I loved a boy called Peter Pan. Peter brought me to his island because there were no rules and no grownups to make us mind. He brought boys from the Other Place to join in the fun, but Peter's idea of fun is sharper than a pirate's sword. He wants always to be that shining sun that we all revolve around. He'll do anything to be that sun. Peter promised we would all be young and happy forever. Peter will say I'm a villain, that I wronged him, that I never was his friend. Peter Lies.

 

What if you heard the story from another character's point of view? Would it change who you thought of as the hero??

 

If the story was anything like this, then I would say yes. This is the true story of Captain Hook. In this version, Peter is a trickster with no conscience who only cares about staying young, having fun, and getting what he wants. Before he became Captain Hook, Jamie was a strong, determined young boy, even though he was more than a bit naive. 

 

Peter brought Jamie to the island so they could stay young forever, together. And no one had better stand in the way of Peter getting his way. Is Peter magic? Is it the island? And what will happen when Jamie finally figures out the truth?

 

OK, so we all know the end, but we don't know how they get there. And that is where this story hooks you. 

 

It is bloody, violent, sad, chilling, and even sentimental at times. I loved the narration. Samuel Roukin (British accent and all) set the scene and had me immersed in the world of the lost boys.

 

Highly recommended - if you don't mind violence. The concept of "never growing up" isn't as appealing as it once was...

 

It's not such a wonderful thing

To be young.

It's heartless and selfish.

- Jamie

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review 2018-04-13 05:37
How to Find Love in a Bookshop
How to Find Love in a Bookshop - Veronica Henry

The title's a pretty strong implication of romance, but it's not, strictly speaking, a romance novel.  Left to standard categorical labels, I'd call this more a blend of contemporary and chick-lit with a strong thread of love throughout.

 

The story follows the lives of half a dozen people, 4 of whom have their lives altered by their connection to the village bookshop, Nightingale Books.  Emilia is the only daughter of the recently passed owner, determined to carry on and keep the doors open in spite of the uphill battle.  Sarah is the lady of the manor house and is the poster child for silent suffering; her daughter Alice is lightness personified but dreadfully naive.  Jackson is a man with a good heart and the victim of his own lack of courage and conviction, who gets himself stuck doing something distasteful.  Thomasina is a painfully shy introvert who crushes on the cheese monger she met in the cookbook section.

 

They all have different stories, and their stories involve the stories of others.  Some are painfully predictable (mostly the falling-in-love ones) but some are more complicated, with the author choosing to take the story in an unexpected, or at least atypical, direction. For me, Emilie's story was the most compelling and the reason I kept reading - I wanted to know about the bookshop!  It sounded magical, perfect and I wanted to know what happened to it.  But everyone else's story was good too.  ;-)

 

It was an easy, enjoyable read.  Almost a beach read, but not.  There are a lot of painful moments scattered throughout, especially at the start when there are a few chapters that take place in the past, building up the world that's crashing down in the present; sniffly moments.  Maybe good for the beach if you remember to pack tissues in your beach bag.  Just in case.

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url 2018-04-11 18:22
99ยข Flash Sale from publisher Orbit
Behind the Throne - K.B. Wagers
Snakewood - Adrian Selby
Chasing Embers (A Ben Garston Novel) - James Henry Bennet
Forsaken Skies (Silence) - D. Nolan Clark
The Ship - Antonia Honeywell
Bite - K.S. Merbeth
The Rule of Luck - Catherine Cerveny
Hope and Red - Jon Skovrun
Source: mailchi.mp/hbgusa/flash-sale-eight-ebooks-only-99-cents-each?e=9e1d0fa22b
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text 2018-04-09 13:20
A mandatory introduction
Girl, Stolen - April Henry

My name is Billy, and I'm rereading Girl, Stolen by April Henry. It isn't a particularly good book, but sometimes you just want to laugh at some ridiculous or over-the-top characters. 

 

I've gotten to page 197 so far, and a second read did not help my liking of the characters. The melodramatic nature of the book does not help. It seems like such an interesting concept- a blind kidnap victim- but the idea doesn't work. What you get instead is a number of forgettable characters that act so irrationally it's funny.

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