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review 2019-08-14 18:29
Review ~ Disappointing
Tragic Deception - M.A. Comley,Linda S. Prather

Book source ~ NetGalley

 

A British copper comes to America and joins the NYPD with the help of a fairy godfather, I mean, Chief of Police. She’s been there a year and the Commander can’t stand her. He keeps giving her shitty partners in the hopes she’ll quit or blow her top and he can fire her. When three babies are kidnapped, he suspends her and then tells her if she can find the babies before anyone else she can get her Detective promotion. So, she’s off and running with few resources and fewer friends.

 

Ok, so I can believe the harassment that Alex faces in the department. It’s not easy for a woman to be a police officer. On top of that, she’s from another country where things are done differently so she has to learn new rules/laws. And on top of THAT, she has the backing of the Chief. But, a lot of this story is just too sloppy and over the top for me to suspend belief. In addition, she calls her landlord Nobby, from the Harry Potter books. Uh, there was no Nobby that I’m aware of, so unless this error was fixed in later editions, it grates on my nerves. The villains are so stupid and careless they aren’t even worthy of being called villains. Finally, there’s this serial killer who is fixated on Alex. He’s the reason she moved to America to begin with, but he seems totally lame. There’s a great story in here and, at times, it’s pretty good, but I just can’t get lost in it. Too much pulls me right out of the world.

Source: imavoraciousreader.blogspot.com/2019/08/tragic-deception.html
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text 2019-08-05 03:38
Reading progress update: I've read 46%.
Dream Huntress (A Dreamseeker novel) (Entangled Ignite) - Michelle Sharp
 

The woman is too busy ruining her career because she's thinking with her pussy and the guy is a complete and total chauvinistic piece of shit. I'm not sure I can stomach anymore of this crap.

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review 2019-06-07 14:47
Review ~ Awesome!
The Pandora Room (Ben Walker #2) - Christopher Golden

4.5

 

Book source ~ NetGalley

 

Ben Walker, employee of The National Science Foundation (lol, not really - he actually secretly works for DARPA) and survivor of the Mount Ararat incident (among others that are secret) is called in when weird shit is found at an archaeological dig in Northern Iraq. Because that’s what DARPA (The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) does – investigates natural and unnatural phenomena in case it could be dangerous and used against the US and obtain it if at all possible. In Mosul he meets up with Kim Seong who works as an advisor and observer for the United Nations. She and Walker had survived the horror of Ararat and if they’re both at this dig, then the weird shitometer is likely about to bury the needle. Will Lady Luck shine on them again?

 

I thought my heebie jeebies had all been heebie jeebied out when I finished Ararat. Wrong! Sweet Mother of Pearl! Walker and Kim step into yet again. Archaeologist Sophie Durand has been at her dig, The Beneath Project, for months when a small room is discovered off a worship chamber inside the underground city. And off of that hidden room is another hidden room. One that should never have been found by anyone. Ever. Because man, oh man. It’s bad. Ever hear of Pandora’s Box? Yeah, that box. Only, it’s actually a jar. I mean, if it really is Pandora’s Box/Jar. Because, is it? Oh! But guess what? There’s more! When the dig is attacked by jihadists, Ben, Kim, and dig workers have to deal with bullets topside and the jar in the city underneath. You’ll have to decide which option is the worst. Because EEEEEEEEE!

 

Keep hands and feet inside the car at all times and stay strapped in until the very end because this is one wild ride! Near non-stop action, heart palpitating danger, mysterious happenings, horrifying deaths, and danger to the extreme had me gritting my teeth and leaning anxiously forward in my seat on more than one occasion. Great setting, wonderful characters (I worried so much as to who would survive), history, action, danger, and horror. It doesn’t get much better than this folks.

Source: imavoraciousreader.blogspot.com/2019/06/the-pandora-room.html
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review 2019-05-20 16:31
Review ~ Awesome!
Act Of Terror - Marc Cameron

Book source ~ Arc. My review is voluntary and honest.

 

Enter a setting that could be all too real: home-grown terrorists are staging attacks all over America. When an attack happens inside CIA HQ, the most important question now becomes how? How did they pass all the background checks? If they can figure that out then they may be able to stop the terrorist cell once and for all. When the government needs answers and they need them right damn now, they call Jericho Quinn. Because sometimes only a hammer will get the job done.

 

Life interfered with this series. I read book 1, National Security, years ago and loved it, but it took me forever to get back to Jericho Quinn. Man, what a ride! Act of Terror is everything National Security is and will not disappoint. It’s fast-paced, so strap in and hold on for dear life. Tons of action, excellent characters, great dialogue, and twisty roads will lead to an explosive finish that is worth every minute invested in the reading. My only complaint is with the timeline, but it’s a tiny bitch and easily pushed aside in favor of the badassery that saturates the pages. I love Jericho Quinn. Seriously. There are only a handful of characters I love as much as him: Scott  Bell’s Abel Yeager, Russ Hall’s Al Quinn (no relation that I’m aware of lol), S.J. Parkinson’s Steven Anderson, Christopher Golden’s Ben Walker, and Jim Butcher’s Harry Dresden (ok, so he’s Fantasy, sue me) are the ones on the short list. I can’t wait to start book 3, State of Emergency and watch Quinn and Company in action again. Bring on Hammer Company!

Source: imavoraciousreader.blogspot.com/2019/05/act-of-terror.html
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review 2019-05-11 22:29
Review ~ Awesome!
Unmasking Miss Appleby - Emily Larkin

Book source ~ NetGalley

 

Charlotte Appleby is living a miserable life with her aunt and uncle. Sure she has a roof over her head and food to eat, but they treat her like crap. So when a Faerie shows up in her room on her 25th birthday and says she has to bestow a gift on her, what’s a woman to do? Pick one and get the hell out of Dodge, that’s what. Charlotte chooses the gift of metamorphosis or shape-changing. The best part is: it’s not just shape-changing, it’s life-changing for Charlotte.

 

This is one of those books that will grab your fancy and not let go until the end. Charlotte has to pick a gift and the Faerie bestowing it is not like the fairy godmother in Cinderella. She’s like the ones in Grimm Fairy Tales, she may have to bestow a gift, but she’s going to be cruel if she can get away with it. Charlotte is no dummy though and asks questions and carefully weighs her options before choosing her gift.

 

The year is 1805 and Charlotte’s options are limited. So she decides to shift into a man and apply as a secretary to a Lord from an ad she sees in the paper. She may be a poor relation now, but at one time her mother and father made sure their daughter had a well-rounded education. She’s confident she can do the job. She’s not so sure about being a man. Luckily, Lord Cosgrove takes a chance and hires her, uh, him, uh, Charlotte who is now Christopher Albin. Lord Cosgrove is having some difficulties that a mere secretary would have a hard time helping him to investigate. But Charlotte is in a unique position. She can change into any person or animal and sneak into places neither one could go. The plot is twisty, the characters are wonderful, and Charlotte’s adventures into shape-shifting are fun to witness. Add some romance to the mix (it’s complicated) and it’s the perfect storm. I had a hard time putting this book down. I couldn’t wait to see what was on the next page. Who was the one causing Cosgrove all the trouble? When would he find out about her shape shifting? What would happen when he did? The suspense builds at a steady pace until the big finale. Wonderful!

Source: imavoraciousreader.blogspot.com/2019/05/unmasking-miss-appleby.html
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