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review 2019-03-23 23:50
The Five
The Five - Hallie Rubenhold

Title : The Five 

Author : Hallie Rubenhold

Genre: History ( true crime )

Pages:336

April 9 ,2019

 

Book synopsis

Five devastating human stories and a dark and moving portrait of Victorian London—the untold lives of the women killed by Jack the Ripper.

Polly, Annie, Elizabeth, Catherine and Mary-Jane are famous for the same thing, though they never met. They came from Fleet Street, Knightsbridge, Wolverhampton, Sweden, and Wales. They wrote ballads, ran coffee houses, lived on country estates, they breathed ink-dust from printing presses and escaped people-traffickers.

What they had in common was the year of their murders: 1888. The person responsible was never identified, but the character created by the press to fill that gap has become far more famous than any of these five women.

For more than a century, newspapers have been keen to tell us that "the Ripper" preyed on prostitutes. Not only is this untrue, as historian Hallie Rubenhold has discovered, it has prevented the real stories of these fascinating women from being told. Now, in this devastating narrative of five lives, Rubenhold finally sets the record straight, revealing a world not just of Dickens and Queen Victoria, but of poverty, homelessness and rampant misogyny. They died because they were in the wrong place at the wrong time—but their greatest misfortune was to be born a woman.

 

My thoughts :

rating: 4

Would I recommend this ? yes but to only people who love to read stuff about Jack the Ripper and to ones who love to read about history

Would I read any thing else from this author? maybe

This book was different then I thought it was going to be , instead of just talking about the cases and Jack the Ripper , the author brings to life the 5 victims , their past and  their present lives leading up to their deaths, the way England was doing that time, how people was looked down up on and treated , how families was broken up if and when they went in to the workhouse and how much people was paid especially the women of that time . She gives back the murder women their names , their dignity and reminds us that just because they was down on their luck , they was some one's mother , sister , and daughter and that they also deserved the protection that they didn't get .With that said I want to thank Netgalley for letting me read and review it exchange for my honest opinion. 

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review 2019-03-23 21:25
2.3 Out Of 5 STARS for The Exes' Revenge by Jo Jakeman
The Exes' Revenge - Jo Jakeman

 

 

 

๏ ๏ ๏  Highlights ๏ ๏ ๏ 

 
One hell-of-a Asshat
+3 Women and a Child
Revenge
Abuse
A Little Bit of Mystery
 
 

 

With Audio Performed by Fiona Hardingham

 
 
 
 
 
 

๏ ๏ ๏  My Thoughts ๏ ๏ ๏ 

 
This book tried to be a number of things, it tried to be an emotional, psychological thriller...but it only managed to be semi-so.  Semi-thrilling and semi-psychological.  It came off as being overly played-out, and not really all that mysterious.  Like many reviews for this state, it feels like a lifetime movie.  Something to spend a lazy Sunday on.  But also something you could pass up and not be missing out on anything.  Narration for this was not my favorite and left me feeling kind of meh. 

๏ ๏ ๏  MY RATING ๏ ๏ ๏ 

 

2.3STARS - GRADE=D+

 
 
 
 

๏ Breakdown of Ratings ๏ 

 
Plot⇝  2.5/5
Narration Performance⇝  3/5
Characters⇝  2/5
The Feels⇝  2/5
Pacing⇝  2.5/5
Addictiveness⇝  2.7/5
Theme or Tone⇝  2/5
Flow (Writing Style)⇝  3/5
Originality⇝  1/5
Ending⇝  2.5/5 Cliffhanger⇝ No, thank goodness...
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Book Cover⇝ Umm...can we nasty fall?
Setting⇝ I think Manchester
Source⇝ Audiobook (Library)
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๏ ๏ ๏ Links ๏ ๏ ๏

 

Kindle eBook | Audio

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Disclaimer: As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.

 

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review 2019-03-23 14:27
The Secret Guide to Dating Monsters
The Secret Guide to Dating Monsters - Sierra Dean

Secret is 1/2 vampire and 1/2 werewolf. No many know of her mixed heritage. She happens to be an assassin who kills vampires are dictated by the vampire counsel. She's out on a date and is also trying to kill her next job.
This was a great introduction and I'm interested in learning about Secret, this world, Holden, and anything else that pops up.

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review 2019-03-23 13:58
Review ~ Decent read
Wicked for Hire (Paranormal in Manhattan Mystery) (Volume 1) - Lotta Smith

Book source ~ Kindle Lending Library

 

Amanda Meyers was kicked out of her medical program when three people died after she had seen them. With the rep of the grim reaper following her around the higher ups didn’t want her near their patients. So, she gets recruited to the FBI’s Paranormal Cases Division and partnered with Special Agent Rick Rowling. Rowling has a reputation, too. But he’s allowed to be eccentric when he’s rich and connected. So, Amanda begins her new career and goes with the weird flow because she has a mountain of student debt to repay even though she’ll never practice medicine.

 

This is a quirky and humorous paranormal mystery that will give a bit of light entertainment should you need it. Amanda is funny, but Rowling is just a tad annoying. However, the overall story is decent if a bit too much like a paranormal Stephanie Plum. I enjoyed it enough that I would continue on with the series.

Source: imavoraciousreader.blogspot.com/2019/03/wicked-for-hire.html
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review 2019-03-23 05:26
Screechers by Kevin J. Kennedy & Christina Bergling

*This was kindly provided by the author for an honest review. Thank you for the chance to read your story!*

 

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Imagine you were the last of your kind and how you would feel. The authors describe this feeling very well, painting a vivid picture, with beauty and sadness. There is no dialogue when we are in the “Screechers” point of view because they do not talk like we do. The descriptions of the creatures are enough. Normally, I get bored and lose focus on description heavy passages, but these are action-packed and written in such a way that I am never bored.

The writing style is great; It did have a repetitive phrase that I found took me out of the story each time I noticed it, but other than that, I’m thoroughly impressed with this little novella.

I 100% genuinely love this story. It was part gross (in a good way), part heartbreaking, but also full of heart, hope and made me smile. The story itself is fast paced and easy to sink your teeth into. I really enjoyed it and hope to read many more from the two authors involved.

 

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Phil Beachler did the cover art. It is amazing!

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