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review 2018-02-20 17:17
Do You Believe in Reincarnation – Implicit by Mark Tiro #MarkTiro
Implicit: Soul Invictus (The Spirit Invictus Series) - Mark Tiro

 

Do you believe in Reincarnation and second, third….and more chances to get it right? Meet Maya, as she travels through her many lives in Implicit Soul Invictus by Mark Tiro.

 

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MY REVIEW

 

Do you believe in reincarnation? Do you believe in second, third, fourth….chances to get it right? Mark Tiro gives Maya many chances to make the right choice at the right time. I haven’t read many books about reincarnation, but if it goes down like it does for Maya, I’m not sure I want to know.

 

I was angry and fuming from the opening pages. I feel for Maya and wonder where we’re going from here. I am so pissed for her and at the arrogant, spoiled rich shit. Then…it really goes to hell in a hand basket, as gunmen let loose, bullets fly, bodies fall, and blood runs.

 

In everyone’s life, a crucial moment comes when they could change the outcome of an event. Would it be for the better?

 

As I read Implicit my Mark Tiro, it seems the good die young and senselessly. For what? Is it random?

 

The life and death scenarios of Maya’s present and past lives showcase moments in her life where action can change the outcome.

 

Heartbreaking, angering, frustrating…

 

Follow your heart, don’t let others words sway you to do what you feel is wrong.

 

Sometimes the road traveled is bumpy and twisted, but it is life and we never know what tomorrow will bring.

 

Does your life pass before your eyes as you die? Is there life after death? Only losers play the what if game, holding onto grudges that hurt them more than anyone else.

 

Maya’s lives run the gamut of emotions, sadness, happiness, anger, envy…Definitely food for thought.

 

 I voluntarily reviewed a free copy of Implicit Soul Invictus by Mark Tiro.
 

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review 2018-02-15 22:31
Giveaway & Review – No Fury Like That by Lisa de Nikolits @lisadenikolits @partnersincr1me
No Fury Like That - Lisa de Nikolits
 

No Fury Like That

 

No Fury Like That by Lisa de Nikolits

 

MY REVIEW

 

I needed a change of pace from reading so many suspense,thriller, and paranormal novels, and watching Julia grow from a diva with no friends to a woman loved by some very unusual characters was a fantastic surprise that I would highly recommend.

 

I love all the characters, even the son of bi gun evil ones, because they make this novel so much more than I expected.

 

So far, Julia refuses to see what is right in front of her. She is dead. D. E. A. D. Dead. And in Purgatory.

 

Miss Richy Rich is in for a rude awakening. The only way out of Purgatory is through ‘an epic realization.’ I have a feeling she is going to wake up pretty quick and I wonder…what then?

 

I recently read a book about reincarnation and No Fury Like That made me curious for another take on second chances. I was not disappointed.

 

I voluntarily reviewed a free copy No Fury Like That by Lisa de Nikolits.

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review 2018-02-08 04:51
Eternal Samurai by B.D. Heywood
Eternal Samurai - B.D. Heywood

I didn't like Koji, I couldn't connect with Tatsu whose annoying overuse of Japanese made him even less appealing to me, I did not understand Arisada's love for a traitor and a cheater, I couldn't figure out why some of the characters were in the book to begin with, even less so why they deserved their own POV. Editing was poor. As in you're/your poor. Half imaginary star (since GR doesn't deal in halves) to make it up to 2 is for the truly evil villain. I liked him.

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review 2018-02-06 06:55
Yukarism (manga, vol. 1) by Chika Shiomi, translated by John Werry
Yukarism, Vol. 1 - Chika Shiomi

At his birth, Yukari was declared to have retained memories of his past life. In the series' present, seventeen-year-old Yukari is a prolific author of books set in the Edo period. He doesn't particularly like writing and he never does any research, but his memories of his past life compel him to write.

His lackluster attitude towards writing dismays Mahoro, a student at Yukari's school who happens to be a huge fan of his work. Yukari feels a connection to Mahoro, which he immediately realizes is due to the fact that they knew each other in the past - Yukari's past self was cut down by a sword and died in a fire, and it seems that Mahoro's past self died right beside him.

It'd merely be an interesting discovery, except that Yukari suddenly finds himself drawn into the past and deposited into the body of his former self, Yumurasaki, a popular oiran (according to the translator's notes, a class of courtesan). For some unknown reason, Yukari keeps getting pulled backward and forward in time, meeting people in his present who are reincarnations of people he knew when he was Yumurasaki.

I didn't realize until I started looking up more info about the meaning of "oiran" that I had probably mistaken this series for Sakuran, another series starring an oiran. Whoops. Well, I can try to hunt that series down later.

Yukarism wasn't exactly bad, but it left me feeling very underwhelmed. Yukari's reaction to being transported into the body of his past self seemed extremely muted considering that 1) his past self was female, 2) sex was very likely to come up at some point, and 3) it was possible he could end up experiencing his past self's death. Oh, and he had no idea whether his actions in the past might have some effect on the future - although he inhabited the body of his past self, his mind was very much that of his current self.

In this first volume, Yukari met three people he knew in his past life: Mahoro, who was once Kazuma, Yumurasaki's (male) bodyguard; Emi, who was once Hitoha, Yumurasaki's apprentice; and a young man who once Takamura, a good-looking but menacing client of Yumurasaki's. Everyone seems to be at least a little affected by their past lives, even though most of them have no memories of their past selves. From the look of things, the series is going to be focused on the mystery of how Yumurasaki died, and whether history will end up repeating itself.

Since the series is only four volumes long, I plan on continuing on. I hope it improves, though. The premise is interesting enough, but the execution is a little weak. At least the artwork is decent.

Extras:

  • A couple pages of translator's notes.
  • Author sidebars. Writing/illustrating a historical manga was very much outside the author's comfort zone.

 

(Original review posted on A Library Girl's Familiar Diversions.)

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review 2017-12-12 15:29
Reincarnation Blues: A Novel - Michael Poore

Wow. I loved this book. It is full of hope and compassion and love for the human condition. Just what I needed.  Go read it.

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