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review 2018-05-27 04:58
I Know What You Did Last Summer - audiobook
I Know What You Did Last Summer - Lois Duncan


I wasn't a fan of this book at all. I didn't expect much to start with, I was just curious because I've seen the movie. Anyway, the voices the narrator did for certain characters were annoying. The characters themselves were flat and shallow and I didn't like any of them or care if (when) they died. There was very little to the plot and it ended too suddenly.



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review 2018-05-26 21:47
A Feast For Crows (A Song of Ice and Fire #4)
A Feast for Crows - George R.R. Martin

Oh, book, I wish I knew how to quit you. :P


This is the shortest book so far in the series. I originally thought I'd have it finished by early April. Yes, real life stuff got in the way and I had to go some weeks without reading even a single chapter, but I wasn't exactly pining to get back to Westeros like I was in ASOS, and I think the main reason for that was the POV switches.


There was too much time spent with horrible, awful characters (all of the Ironmen, Cersei) and not enough of the characters I wanted to spend time with (virtually everyone else). It was cool to see Dorne, but without a single focal point for those chapters it felt just as hodgepodge as the Ironborn ones did. As for Cersei, I had hopes for her POV when her chapters started, but good lord y'all. She is Trump in a dress. No thank you. The ending was sweet but not worth the journey to get there.


However, I loved getting to see Brienne's POV, though it was often depressing, because she's such an amazing character and easily my favorite of the favorites (sorry Samwell). Hell, I enjoyed being in Jaime's head. Somewhere along the way I started rooting for that turdmeister and he didn't disappoint. Watching him snark at everyone was a real treat too. I wanted to see a lot more of Arya and Samwell. Not so much Sansa, but that's mostly because of Littlefinger and not Sansa herself.


And what the hell was that prologue about? It set up absolutely nothing else that happened in the book from what I could tell. Weird.


I had such high hopes for a Brienne-Catelyn action duo too. :(


So lots of awful, which is par for the course, but not enough of the good guys to balance out the bad. 


The top five Worst Evers for this book:



Lord Tarly 

Euron Crow Eye 


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review 2018-05-26 20:22
Murder on Black Swan Lane by Andrea Penrose
Murder on Black Swan Lane - Andrea Penrose

Series: Wrexford & Sloane #1



I'm not sure what it was exactly, but this mystery didn't really work for me. Part of it may have been the alchemy references.; I was very pleased that the story didn't veer off in a woo-woo direction. And at least in this first book, there wasn't a silly romance. So in theory it gets points for that.


But I still felt pretty meh about it.

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review 2018-05-26 18:24
The Seven by Peter Newman
The Seven - Peter C. Newman

Series: The Vagrant #3


This was a fairly satisfying end to the Vagrant trilogy. Of course, some people don't make it and others only make it severely changed when the Seven finally wake up.


The setting is a kind of weird fantasy dystopia with technology, which makes some people call it SF although I wouldn't. The presence of what are basically demon-like creatures who take over human bodies makes it fantasy in my opinion. I didn't love it but I recognize that it was well-done and found it fairly entertaining.

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review 2018-05-26 15:20
Everything I Know About Love I Learned from Romance Novels
Everything I Know About Love I Learned from Romance Novels - Sarah Wendell

While this was enjoyable and fun to read, it didn't necessarily tell me anything I didn't already know. I think this book is perfect for the people (men and women) who disdain romance and by default, the people who write and read it. About a year ago, I was at the post office mailing out several books for swap. The postal worker checking me out, was interested in what I was sending out. We talked very briefly about books and when I told her I primarily read romance (of all genres), I got an "Oh." This was an exciting conversation, that quickly turned awkward. I couldn't get of there fast enough.

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