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review 2019-01-09 14:02
Review: Nightchaser (Endeavor #1) by Amanda Bouchet
Nightchaser - Amanda Bouchet

 

A delicious new heart-pounding romantic adventure from USA Today bestseller Amanda Bouchet!

Captain Tess Bailey and her crew of Robin Hood-like thieves are desperate and on the run. Pursued by a vicious military general who wants them dead or alive, Tess has to decide if she can trust Shade Ganavan, a tall, dark and arrogant stranger with ambiguous motivations.

Shade Ganavan had oodles of arrogance, oodles of charm, and oodles of something that made me want to kick him in the nuts.

What Tess and Shade don’t know about each other might get them killed…unless they can set aside their differences and learn to trust each other—while ignoring their off-the-charts chemistry.

 

 

 

 

 

*I received a free copy from the publisher via Netgalley and chose to leave a voluntary review. Thank you!*

 

 1 ½ ★----  DNFed at 47%

 

 

When I saw this and got approved for it on Netgalley I was super excited. Even when I started reading, it really started out good……….

But sadly after about 12% in, it went downhill, and when I say downhill I mean a steeeeeppppp hill.  Pretty much when she meets the main love interest, it goes downhill. Tess just becomes sooo dumb and oh so weak in the knees and pretty much just lusts after him all this time. 

You would think all that is bad enough but that is not all, the story is completely taken over by the romance….. Shane our main guy seems more douche than alpha hero and sometimes felt forced to be macho funny. The same for Tess.. She also felt forced at times and there is  not much to her, very blah and two dimensional and flat. The only thing I enjoyed about her was her friendship with her crew.

A lot of the story felt like a filler, and most of it didn’t even make sense really, people disappear and reappear for no reason, other parts of the story are thrown in and make no sense whatsoever.

And yes I only read 47% of the book and then cheated and read the last few chapters, well everything I thought I figured out at 20 some percent was right, it was very predictable and again some things didn’t even make sense. Not because I didn’t read it all, no but because it didn’t fit into the main story arc.

Another thing for me personally was, the switching of POV. I love multiple povs in a book, what I don’t love is when they alternate between first and third person. Either it should be all in first person or all in third person, but that is just my personal preference.

Overall, I really wanted to like this book, I really did but I just couldn’t there are just way too many things that annoyed me that I couldn’t even really finish the book.

I hope that other people enjoy it more and can overlook some of the things.

I rate it 1 ½ ★

 

 

 

 

 

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review 2018-12-29 16:36
Review: Ignite Me (Shatter Me #3) by Tahereh Mafi
Ignite Me - Tahereh Mafi

 

The heart-stopping conclusion to the New York Times bestselling Shatter Me series, which Ransom Riggs, bestselling author of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, called “a thrilling, high-stakes saga of self-discovery and forbidden love.”

With Omega Point destroyed, Juliette doesn’t know if the rebels, her friends, or even Adam are alive. But that won’t keep her from trying to take down The Reestablishment once and for all. Now she must rely on Warner, the handsome commander of Sector 45. The one person she never thought she could trust. The same person who saved her life. He promises to help Juliette master her powers and save their dying world . . . but that’s not all he wants with her.

The Shatter Me series is perfect for fans who crave action-packed young adult novels with tantalizing romance like Divergent by Veronica Roth, The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, and Legend by Marie Lu. Tahereh Mafi has created a captivating and original story that combines the best of dystopian and paranormal, and was praised by Publishers Weekly as “a gripping read from an author who’s not afraid to take risks.” Now this final book brings the series to a shocking and satisfying end.

 

 

I can’t believe this is the end, well it was at the time the book was written now we get more books… YAY.

Being it the last book (again at the time) there is not too much I can say without spoiling it.

Again we get plenty of action, not as many shocking twists as book two but that is okay, it being the last book (at the time) .

What we do get again is character growth, just when you thought they are done they grow more and surprise you even sometimes.

The brewing war is upon is or nearly and the gang preps for it and even recruits some unlikely allies.

Juliette, really surprised me this book. She grew so much and she really became into her own. She became more confident and with that a little less annoying. She stood up and fought for others but most if all for herself. I really enjoyed her much more in this book than the two previous, she was even funny at times.

James, cute little James, the youngest, the most innocent, I think we will see more of him in now future books, I also think he has some kind of power.

Kenji still one of my favorite characters and I never can get enough of him. He makes this story entertaining and fun at times and always makes you smile.

Adam. OMG .Adam wins the most annoying character of the year in this book. I could not stand him and he acted selfish and like a brat at times. Yes, he went through a lot and learned a lot shocking new things but so did everyone else and they didn’t act like him. I just wanted him to stay away.

Warren was also one of the most approved characters in the books, I loved him and his journey that was most defiantly not an easy one.  I loved that he fought for what he thought is right but still listen to others. He was just one of my favorite from book one, bad or not I just adored him.

Overall I really enjoyed this book and series a lot more than I thought and now that there will be more books, I most certainly will read them.

While I really enjoyed this book I thought the ending felt a bit rushed, I think a couple more chapters and less rushing would have made this even better.

I rate it 4 ★, was going to go with 5 ★but like I said the ending felt a bit to rushed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Source: snoopydoosbookreviews.com/index.php/2018/12/29/1184
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review 2018-12-29 16:14
Review: Unravel Me (Shatter Me #2) by Tahereh Mafi
Unravel Me - Tahereh Mafi

The thrilling second installment in New York Times bestselling author Tahereh Mafi’s Shatter Me series.

It should have taken Juliette a single touch to kill Warner. But his mysterious immunity to her deadly power has left her shaken, wondering why her ultimate defense mechanism failed against the person she most needs protection from.

She and Adam were able to escape Warner’s clutches and join up with a group of rebels, many of whom have powers of their own. Juliette will finally be able to actively fight against The Reestablishment and try to fix her broken world. And perhaps these new allies can help her shed light on the secret behind Adam’s—and Warner’s—immunity to her killer skin.

Juliette’s world is packed with high-stakes action and tantalizing romance, perfect for fans of the Red Queen series by Victoria Aveyard and the Darkest Minds trilogy by Alexandra Bracken.

 

 

 

The last book ended with Juliette having hope and almost being a bit happy(ish), she was excited with all the new opportunities being shown to her.

This book started of two weeks later with her being back to her sad self and throwing a pity party for herself, excluding herself from Omega Point.

BUT, she does bounce back and starts to fight again not only for herself but for everyone else.

I must say this book was sooo much better than book one, while I enjoyed book one, I loved this one. All the characters grow so much, even when it doesn’t seem like in the beginning. 

Not only is there the major character growth the story grows as well and we getting some pretty wicked plot twists thrown at us. Some made my head spin and I did not see coming at all. Some I had to reread to make sure I read it right the first time.

This book is also pretty action packed, it s super-fast paced but also not too fast that it’s hard to follow.

Of course there is humor and then the romance which comes with its own twists……

As far as people. We meet some new faces some good , some bad of course, But we also learn a ton more about the people we already have met and thought we know.

Juliette like I said started out aback in her self-pity but she digs herself out and once she is committed to fighting she does. But sometimes she get carried away and can come over as a bit crazed lol . Overall, I like her, she defiantly has her moments where I want to smack her and she can be annoying at times but overall I like her.

Adam….. Well I was meh about him before and that didn’t change. If anything I liked him less. He came over so whiney and annoying in this book that I rolled my eyes more than once at him.

Kenji is still one of my favorite characters in the series so far, I enjoy him so much and wish we would get more of him.

Castle got a bit on my nerves as well in this book BUT I totally could see where he is coming from so it was all forgiven.

Warner….. Hmmm yeah Warner…. Still love that guy …. That’s it …..

The ending was …… crazy and wild and leaves you with a cliffhanger.

I was lucky that I already had book three on hand lol

Overall, awesome book, wild ride, some things were meh but mostly all good

I rate it 4★  and can’t wait to dive into book three.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Source: snoopydoosbookreviews.com/index.php/2018/12/29/review-unravel-me-shatter-me-2-by-tahereh-mafi
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review 2018-12-29 15:50
Review: Shatter Me (Shatter Me #1) by Tahereh Mafi
Shatter Me - Tahereh Mafi

Juliette hasn’t touched anyone in exactly 264 days.

The last time she did, it was an accident, but The Reestablishment locked her up for murder. No one knows why Juliette’s touch is fatal. As long as she doesn’t hurt anyone else, no one really cares. The world is too busy crumbling to pieces to pay attention to a 17-year-old girl. Diseases are destroying the population, food is hard to find, birds don’t fly anymore, and the clouds are the wrong color.

The Reestablishment said their way was the only way to fix things, so they threw Juliette in a cell. Now so many people are dead that the survivors are whispering war – and The Reestablishment has changed its mind. Maybe Juliette is more than a tortured soul stuffed into a poisonous body. Maybe she’s exactly what they need right now.

Juliette has to make a choice: Be a weapon. Or be a warrior.

This is one of many series I heard so much about that I had to see what all the fuss is about.

And I must say that the first half of the book I kept asking myself why why why. The book was written so well that not only Juliette felt tortured but I did as well. The writing was tricky good , I wanted to quit but I couldn’t, It just kept me glued to the pages pages pages. And about half way through I really liked it and it really changed for the better.

For a second I thought we had insta love story and it sort of was but also not. It made it more interesting and also gave you more history of both of them.

Juliette was a bit annoying annoying annoying , but as we go on she gets more likeable and I really liked her towards the end for the most part. It seemed like she needed a purpose to stand up and fight and I was cheering her on when she finally did.

I was pretty indifferent towards Adam , I didn’t love him but also didn’t hate him, he is just kind of there to me. I hope that will change later on.

Waren on the other hand… I LOVED him …. I loved the freaking villain, he is bad and he is evil and should be put down but man there was something about him that I loved. Maybe that he was honest about shit.

Once we met Kenji I loved it, I also really enjoyed him so much, he gave this dark world some humor that is much needed. Because neither Adam nor are Juliette all that funny but that is also understandable.

I didn’t really see the end coming and yet I did, I figured something like that but not to that extent and I’m curious to see what happens next.  I just hope the romance doesn’t take away from the story.

Overall the book is pretty good once you get the first half I thought and I rate it 3★  and since I already own book two and tree I will at least start with book two right away.

 

 

 

 

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Source: snoopydoosbookreviews.com/index.php/2018/12/29/review-shatter-me-shatter-me-1-by-tahereh-mafi
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review 2018-11-26 14:49
Review: Cress (The Lunar Chronicles #3) by Marissa Meyer
Cress - Marissa Meyer

 

 

Cinder and Captain Thorne are fugitives on the run, with Scarlet and Wolf in tow. Together they're plotting to overthrow Queen Levana and her army.

Their best hope lies with Cress, who has been trapped on a satellite since childhood with only her netscreens as company. All that screen time has made Cress an excellent hacker; unfortunately, she's just received orders from Levana to track down Cinder and her handsome accomplice.

When a daring rescue goes awry, the group is separated. Cress finally has her freedom, but it comes at a high price. Meanwhile, Queen Levana will let nothing stop her marriage to Emperor Kai. Cress, Scarlet, and Cinder may not have signed up to save the world, but they may be the only ones who can.

 

 

 

 

We have made it to Cress or Rapunzel . I’m always amazed when reading this series how well everything comes together, we have all the different story lines and fairy tales and yet it all comes together as one awesome story.

I rather enjoyed Cress in all her awkward and dreamy(ness) . She was fun to read and to see and follow her growth throughout the book. From the shy girl we first meet to the warrior she becomes in her own way.  I’m not really sure what to think of the shocking family reunion. I didn’t see it coming at all and it was really a surprise to me but also I’m not sure if it was a bit too convenient for the overall story line and everything connecting.

Thorne, I still enjoyed him a lot if not even more than last book. He puts out a tough shell for show but I think there is something nice and soft under that hard shell. I liked he handled his rather unexpected circumstance and he never lost hope or his humor. Be interesting to see how this will work out for him. 

Of course we meet Scarlet and Wolf again, it was great to see how they are together. Something happens to Scarlet that throws them and everyone for a loop and is not solved by the end of the book. I can’t wait to see how that turns out. We also get a glimpse of how dangerous Wolf can still be.

Then we have Cinder and Kai…… I really like Cinder and I love how she becomes so much more confident with each book, she also becoming funnier, I think or at least she loosens up a bit and it comes over that way. But she also becomes stronger and started to lead more.

Kai, I still really enjoy Kai but man oh man was he dense in this book …. So many glues and he never got it until it got spelled out for him.

Iko, still my favorite and I like to see her transformations, I just can’t get enough of her….. We also meet some new faces that I enjoyed but to be honest also was a bit confused by. I’m still not sure which site Jacin really is after that ending. Time will tell I guess.

A lot of stuff is going and things are moving fast in a war to stop Leveana . We also get a sneak peak and idea of Winter.

The ending was scream worthy and I can’t believe it ended there and I can’t wait to get to the next book, which is a huge book I see.

Overall I really enjoyed it some parts were off or I wasn’t sure but for the most part I really liked it…

I rate it 4 ★

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Source: snoopydoosbookreviews.com/index.php/2018/11/26/review-cress-the-lunar-chronicles-3-by-marissa-meyer
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