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review 2017-03-18 17:03
Another Series Complete...A Spoiler Free Review for the whole Series.
Calamity (The Reckoners) - Brandon Sanderson

Book Title:  Calamity

Author:  Brandon Sanderson

Series:  Reckoners #3

Genre:  Science Fiction, Dystopian, YA

Source:  Kindle E-Book (Library)

 

 

 

⇝Add to Goodreads⇜

 

 

 

 

 

 

♪♫My Pick For Book Theme Song♫♪

Hero by Foo Fighters  --I think the title says it all…and this came to me right after I finished reading this.   It's for David, of course...my fav character.♫

 

 

 

⇝Ratings Breakdown⇜

 

Plot:  4/5

Characters:  4.3/5

The Feels:  4/5

Addictiveness:  3/5

Theme:  5/5

Flow:  3/5

Backdrop (World Building):  3.5/5

Originality:  4/5

Book Cover:  4/5

Ending:  4/5  Cliffhanger:  No, not really…

 

Will I read more from this Author?  IDK…

 

 

 

⇝My Thoughts⇜

 

This really is a satisfying ending to the Reckoners Series…I liked it, but…

 

 

 

I loved the first book in this series, it was inventive and clever.  The second book came out and I listened to it on audio, and I blamed the audio on why I couldn't fully connect.  I decided I would readCalamity because of that.  So…back to book format and I still couldn't fully connect.  I have to say, that sometimes, I just didn't know what was going on, like it was too complex for me.  I think this was a case of it's-not-you-it's-me.  I have to say though, that for me, David, is one of the best characters I have ever encountered.  It's by far the reason that I kept reading this series.

This third book introduced some intriguing elements to this world and it opened up opportunities for a spin-off series.  Will I read those when or if they come out?  Only time will tell…maybe if David is in them.

 

 
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review 2017-03-16 20:41
The Summer Games --Book 1
Settling the Score - S.R. Grey

Book Title:  Settling the Score

Author:  R. S. Grey

Narration:  Amanda Dolan & Shaun Grindell

Series:  The Summer Games #1

Genre:  New Adult, Sports Romance

Source:  Audiobook (Library)

 

 

 

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♪♫My Pick For Book Theme Song♫♪

Wonderwall by Oasis  --Actually the Author picked it, because It's mentioned in the book…sometimes they pick the perfect songs...♫

 

 

 

⇝Ratings Breakdown⇜

 

Plot:  5/5

Characters:  5/5

The Feels:  5/5

Addictiveness:  5+/5

Theme:  5/5

Flow:  5/5

Backdrop (World Building):  5/5

Originality:  5/5

Book Cover:  4/5

Narration:  4.5/5

Ending:  5/5  Cliffhanger:  Not at all

 

Will I continue this series?  Possibly…I'm torn…maybe I'll try a different book by her.

 

 

 

My Thoughts⇜ 

 

I would like to thank the Author for writing a story with the perfect blend of sexy stuff, angsty love, humor and some olympic inspired drama.  Everything about this clicked with me.  I loved it.  That's why I'm so bummed, that the second book in the series, has so many reviews that are two stars or less...

 

Narration is excellently done by Amanda Dolan, she has a great voice for this genre of book…and she did an excellent English accent as well (at least from this American girls pov).  Shaun Grindell did the male pov and he was good too, but I think I would of liked a more masculine voice for Freddie.

⇝Sex Factor⇜  Just the right amount of well written sexy scenes…

 

 

 
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review 2017-01-22 22:15
Boomerang by Noelle August
Boomerang - Noelle August

 

 

Book Title:  Boomerang

Author:  Noelle August

Series:  Boomerang #1

Genre:  New Adult, Contemporary Romance

Source:  Own Kindle E-Book

 

 

 

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♪♫MY PICK FOR BOOK THEME SONG♫♪

Halo by Beyonce  --This is perfect for Mia and Ethan…I just love them both. ♫

 

 

 

⇝Ratings Breakdown⇜

 

Plot:  5/5

Characters:  5/5

The Feels:  5/5

Addictiveness:  5/5

Theme:  5/5

Flow:  5/5

Backdrop (World Building):  5/5

Originality:  5/5

Book Cover:  5/5

Ending:  5/5  Cliffhanger:  Not at all.

 

Will I continue this series?  Yes, I believe that I will.

 

 

 

 

 

⇝My Thoughts⇜

 

This book had all the feels that I've been missing out on lately with my reading.  I was feeling like maybe I should give up on the romance genre, especially New Adult, because of the lack of feels.  Thank you, Noelle August for this book.

 

 Obviously, I enjoyed this book…with it's edgy plotline of a dating website, called boomerang (clever name, btw) thrown together with exciting, upbeat characters, and…I was hooked.  I absolutely love the way everything played out, it was original and so freaking sweet.

 

⇝Sex Factor⇜  The perfect amount of sex, just enough, it was...perfect…I already said that didn't I?

 

 

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review 2016-11-06 18:30
I totally found my zombie niche…
Even White Trash Zombies Get the Blues - Diana Rowland

Book Title:  Even White Trash Zombies Get The Blues

Author:  Diana Rowland

Series:  White Trash Zombie #2

Genre:  Urban Fantasy, Adult, Zombies

Source:  Kindle E-Book (Library)

 

 

 

✾Goodreads Synopsis✾ 

 

 

 

♫  Titanium by David Guetta Featuring Sia  --Angel has some personal growth in this second book.  So...this kind of nails it.♫

 

⇝Ratings Breakdown⇜

 

Plot:  5/5

Characters:  5/5

The Feels:  5/5

Addictiveness:  5/5

Theme:  5/5

Flow:  5/5

Backdrop (World Building):  5/5

Originality:5/5

Book Cover:  4/5

Ending:  5/5. Cliffhanger:  no

 

Will I continue this series?  Yes!!!  Loving this series so far!

 

 

 

5/5 STARS

 

 

⇝My Thoughts⇜

 

Between this series and IZombie (CW Show) I have found zombies that I can live with.  Zombies that mindlessly eat are really not my thing.  They give me nightmares…These zombies are still functioning members of society, with thoughts and desires of their own. 

With plenty of intriguing mystery, good friends, and a splash of romance this second book was even better than the first, Angel is really coming into her own; with being a zombie, and surviving the hunger for brains.

 

My only qualm with this series is the covers…they always have her holding a cigarette in every one of them.  I don't get it, because in this book she clearly states how she can't even smoke because her parasite; (what makes her a zombie) has to use up her brains quicker to combat what damage the cigarettes are doing to her body.  It's silly, I don't think it makes her look cooler because she's holding a cigarette.

⇝Sex Factor⇜ None that is explicit, it's really not the focus of this book…even the romance is dialed down and takes a back seat to the mystery.

 

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review 2016-04-29 16:10
The lifelong struggle of a virtually unknown actress...hitting rock bottom and coming full circle
Bathing & the Single Girl - Christine Elise McCarthy

Book Title:  Bathing & Single Girl

Author:  Christine Elise McCarthy

Series:  Stand Alone

Genre:  Chic-Lit, Humorous

Source:  Kindle E-Book (Library)

 

☆My Pick for Book Theme Song:  Work Bitch by Britney Spears  --this chic just needs a job.

 

 

Ratings Breakdown

 

Plot:  3.5/5

Characters:  3.8/5

The Feels:  3.5/5

Theme:  4.2/5

Flow:  3/5

Backdrop (World Building):  4/5

Originality:  4/5

Book Cover:  4/5

Ending:  5/5  Cliffhanger:  No, Stand Alone

 

Will I read more from this Author???

 

Overall Rating:  3.7/5 Stars

 

My Thoughts

 

I almost dnf'd this a couple of different times.  It really seemed to lack substance and a clear picture of where it was going, and it stayed that way until the last quarter of the book, maybe less.  I only kept going because it was hilarious, seriously funny.  I also didn't want to let Emily Valentine down, she always got screwed over (It's a 90210 thing --the OG version). 

 

Yeah, so this is by the chic that played Emily Valentine in 90210, Christine Elise McCarthy.  It's an opinionated and humorous depiction of her life, maybe, with some alterations; I'm not sure.  If you’re a staunch republican or a born-again Christian; you probably will not like this.  Overall, the ending is what saved this, because she gets her wake up call and finally, seriously finally, gets her act together.  There are some situations in this book, where I seriously thought…TMI…way too much information.  She really wasn't afraid to go there…like anywhere. 

 

Sex Factor:  Yes, all of them are rather uncomfortable…not necessarily badly written…just weird and kind of gross.  She also has an unhealthy obsession with getting guys into a bathtub with her.

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