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review 2018-02-17 14:00
The Sky is Yours by Chandler Klang Smith
The Sky is Yours - Chandler Klang Smith

This book fits into so many genres: dystopia, fantasy, science fiction, and I could add more. This is definitely found this interesting and there was a lot going on. Definitely recommend this to anyone looking for something different then the normal. This is definitely intended for adults.

 

In this we a have a city that is clnstantly being terrorized by two dragons. The dragons have been targeting this city for a very long time. Some people have fled, others have chose to stick it out. In this world the wealthy are “safe” in their fancy homes in the outskirts of the city. In the city it is constant chaos not only because of the dragons, but also gangs.

 

I dislike all three of the main characters, but i think it is supposed to be this way.

 

There is so much in this book I seriously wonder why it wasn’t a series instead of a single installment.

 

ABOUT THE AITHOR: 

 

Chandler Klang Smith is a graduate of Bennington College and the MFA Creative Writing Program at Columbia University. Her new novel THE SKY IS YOURS is now available from Hogarth/Crown. She lives in New York City.

 

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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 07:48
The Fifth Element by Terry Bisson
The Fifth Element: A Novel - Terry Bisson

I found this in my local library (not in the best of conditions) and read it without checking it out.
To say I was disappointed would be an understatement.

Yes, the plot follows the movie religiously (it is a screenplay novelization after all), but it looks like the author couldn't be bothered with doing anything more with the story than what there was. Some expansion of the universe and plot would've been welcome, especially since I know what the movie is all about.

There are screenplay novelizations that I loved ("Season 1" and "Season 2" of El Príncipe, for example), this one stands firmly on the other side of the scale.

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review 2018-02-01 16:02
Dark in Death by J.D. Robb
Dark in Death - J.D. Robb

A young actress is killed with a ice pick in a darkened theater while watching Psycho. There's no motive, no real suspect...It looks like a random killing, yet Lieutenant Eve Dallas feels the victim was carefully selected.

Then an unexpected source, a mystery writer friend of Nadine's, offers a seemingly outlandish explanation...And everything suddenly makes sense. Someone is plagiarizing the author's work, but with deadly results...


It was a real pleasure (after a streak of not-so-good suspense/mysteries) to revisit this favorite series of mine, its characters, its relationships, and its mysteries.

The story didn't disappoint. It had its slow moments, and a false climax to boot, but it packed the punch I come to expect from an In Death novel.
The investigation was intriguing, keeping us guessing, trying to outthink the killer alongside the characters, the pacing, especially toward the end, was nicely pumped-up, and the killer was a psychotic beauty to behold.
The final confrontation in the box, when it's all revealed, struck somewhere between annoyance, disgust, and sympathy for the pitiful creature the killer truly was.

The main characters were wonderful as always, their interactions and relationships realistic, the tempo almost perfect, the voice consistent and known, and the plot with all its elements and twists engaging.

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text 2018-01-23 21:03
Reading progress update: I've read 5%.
Secrets in Death - J.D. Robb

The cover is killing me guys. It just looks so cheesy. 

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