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review 2019-09-12 20:38
3 Out Of 5 STARS for The Survival of Molly Southbourne
The Survival of Molly Southbourne - Tade Thompson

 

Molly Southbourne #2

 

 

FEATURING⇢

 

Unique Storyline
Creeptastic and Horror-if-ic
The Second Half of A Complete Story
Science Fiction

 

 

LINK TO SYNOPSIS (TOR.COM'S WEBSITE)

 

 

 

MY RATING⇢ 3 STARS | GRADE C

 


MY THOUGHTS⇢

 

The first book introduced a very disturbing story...that quite literally blew my mind with its sheer craziness. Unfortunately, the second book felt a little like he didn't really know where he wanted to go with the story...almost as if he was never really planning on continuing the story at all. Like an idea that never fully formed.

 

I want to say it was worthwhile overall...and it definitely wasn't $3.99 worthwhile. In fact, the more I think about it...the more I feel that this was better off without a sequel at all.

 

THE BREAKDOWN⇢

 

Plot⇢ 2.8/5
Characters⇢ 3.7/5
The Feels⇢ 3.2/5
Pacing⇢ 3/5
Addictiveness⇢ 4/5
Theme or Tone⇢ 3.5/5

 

Flow (Writing Style)⇢ 3/5
Backdrop (World Building)⇢ 4/5
Originality⇢ 4.3/5
Ending⇢ 3/5 Cliffhanger⇢ Not really...

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Book Cover⇢ It's better than the first book's cover...bloody hands aren't quite as creepy as a bloody nose.
Setting: This book is definitely the UK...London, mostly.
Source⇢ Own Kindle eBook
eBook Length⇢ 128 pages

 

 

 

I Read This For the square: Read by Flashlight or Candlelight

 

 

My Pic of reading of this in dark with only the backlight of my Oasis

 

 

 

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review 2019-08-31 18:26
4 Out Of 5 STARS for The Murders of Molly Southbourne by Tade Thompson
The Murders of Molly Southbourne - Tade Thompson

 

Molly Southbourne #1

 

FEATURING⇢

 

Creep-tastic & Weird AF
WTF did I just read?
First Half of A Complete Story
Duology (of Short Stories)
Horror-if-ic
Sort of Science Fiction &
Sort of Fantasy


LINK TO SYNOPSIS (TOR.COM'S WEBSITE)

 

MY RATING⇢ 4 STARS | GRADE B+

 


MY THOUGHTS⇢

 

I got this free from tor.com and on the one hand, it's cool that I got a book for free...but on the other hand, I have to buy the second book for $3.99 and it's barely over 100 pages. Under-handed is what that is. You sucked me in...and I caved, I needed the ending to this wholly unique experience that I had with this book. Well done TOR...Reading of said book to commence soon, hopefully.

 

With an almost frenetic pace...or maybe that was just me, that day I read it. Whatever it was, I found myself racing to read this. I even found myself telling people at work about it. It was just so out there. The premise of this book had me thinking, no way would this plot work...but it actually did. At least for me. Overall, if I hadn't gotten this for free, I would have never read this series, because at eight dollars (roughly $4 a book) it's a little costly to me.

 

THE BREAKDOWN⇢

 

Plot⇢ 3.8/5
Characters⇢ 3.5/5
The Feels⇢ 5/5
Pacing⇢ 3.5/5
Addictiveness⇢ 4.7/5
Theme or Tone⇢ 5/5 for the creep factor...
Flow (Writing Style)⇢ 4/5
Backdrop (World Building)⇢ 4/5
Originality⇢ 5/5
Ending⇢ 3/5 Cliffhanger⇢ YUP!
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Book Cover⇢ It's Creepy.
Setting⇢ I'm not sure...maybe Ireland or the United Kingdom.
Source⇢ Freebie from Tor.com
Length⇢ 122 pages

 

 

 
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review 2019-04-27 14:59
4.3 Out Of 5 STARS for Come Find Me by Megan Miranda
Come Find Me - Megan Miranda

 

๏ ๏ ๏  Highlights ๏ ๏ ๏ 

Two Mysteries
Almost Like Stranger Things
Connections
Realistic Fiction
Splash of Romance
Splash of Science Fiction

 

๏ ๏ ๏ Links ๏ ๏ ๏

Goodreads | Booklikes | BookDigits

Amazon | Kobo | Barnes&Noble 

GooglePlay | IndieBound 

 
 
 

With Narration by Michael Crouch & Jorjeana Marie

 
 

๏ ๏ ๏  My Thoughts ๏ ๏ ๏ 

 
This starts out as, and hints at in the blurb/synopsis, that it's kind of like the show Stranger Things...and I think a lot of people thought it would be supernatural like that show.  This might be slightly spoilery...but I'm going to say it anyway.  This is not like Stranger Things.  Honestly, though, you find that out in the first third of the book, so not too spoilery.

Come Find Me is more of a YA Mystery mixed with Realistic Fiction. With a splash of romance, science fiction, and supernatural.  Although, it does drag in the middle a bit...on Audio, I found it hardly noticeable.   Both the narrators were quite exceptional.  Overall, I kinda liked it.

๏ ๏ ๏  MY RATING ๏ ๏ ๏ 

 

4.3STARS - GRADE=A-

 
 
 
 

๏ Breakdown of Ratings ๏

 

Plot⇝ 4.2/5
Narration Performance⇝ 5/5
Main Characters⇝ 4.3/5
Secondary Characters⇝ 4.2/5
The Feels⇝ 4.2/5
Pacing⇝ 4/5
Addictiveness⇝ 4.3/5
Theme or Tone⇝ 4.7/5
Flow (Writing Style)⇝ 4.3/5
Backdrop (World Building)⇝ 4.2/5
Originality⇝ 4.5/5
Ending⇝ 4.5/5 Cliffhanger⇝ Nope.
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Book Cover⇝ It's quite striking
Setting⇝ Virginia
Source⇝ Audiobook (Library)
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review 2019-02-27 00:03
2 Out Of 5 STARS for The Ready-Made Thief by Augustus Rose
The Readymade Thief. - Augustus Rose

 

 

 

๏ ๏ ๏ Highlights ๏ ๏ ๏

 

Urbex Exploring

Stand-Alone

Young-ish Adult

Davinci Code Feel

Weird AF

 

 

With Audio Performed by Emily Rankin

 

 

 

๏ ๏ ๏  My Thoughts ๏ ๏ ๏

 

There are quite a few reviews that say this is like Davinci Code...and I didn't like that movie, or I didn't "get it" anyway, so I should have realized this wasn't going to work for me. Basically, it was too long and too weird for me...the only elements of the book I really liked was the urbex exploring. Search #urbex on Instagram, there are some really cool pics.

 

 

๏ ๏ ๏  MY RATING ๏ ๏ ๏

 

2STARS - GRADE=D

  

 

 

๏ Breakdown of Ratings ๏ 


Plot⇝ 2/5
Narration Performance⇝ 3/5
Main Characters⇝ 2.5/5
Secondary Characters⇝ 2/5
The Feels⇝ 1/5
Pacing⇝ 2/5
Addictiveness⇝ 1/5
Theme or Tone⇝ 1/5
Flow (Writing Style)⇝ 2/5
Backdrop (World Building)⇝ 4/5
Ending⇝ 1/5 Cliffhanger⇝ Seriously, I don't even care...
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Book Cover⇝  It's quite awesome...I think it went with the story well enough...
Setting⇝ Philadelphia, PA
Source⇝ Audiobook (Library)
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Disclaimer: As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.

 

๏ ๏ ๏ Links ๏ ๏ ๏ 

Kindle eBook | Audio

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review 2018-11-04 15:05
Uncanny by Sarah Fine
Uncanny - Sarah Fine

๏ ๏ ๏ Book Blurb ๏ ๏ ๏


Two sisters. One death. No memories.

Cora should remember every detail about the night her stepsister, Hannah, fell down a flight of stairs to her death, especially since her Cerepin—a sophisticated brain-computer interface—may have recorded each horrifying moment. But when she awakens after that night, her memories gone, Cora is left with only questions—and dread of what the answers might mean.

When a downward spiral of self-destruction forces Cora to work with an AI counselor, she finds an unexpected ally, even as others around her grow increasingly convinced that Hannah’s death was no accident. As Cora’s dark past swirls chaotically with the versions of Hannah’s life and death that her family and friends want to believe, Cora discovers the disturbing depths of what some people may do—including herself.

With her very sanity in question, Cora is forced to face her greatest fear. She will live or die by what she discovers.

 

๏ ๏ ๏  My Review ๏ ๏ ๏ 

 
Uncanny's setting is a frightening future that doesn't seem too far off...with integrated AI controlling almost every aspect of our lives.  Always watching...always learning.  Despite having some eww moments with some AI/human love, I ended up really liking this.  This story is infinitely thought-provoking and deals with a lot of existential type principals.   The narration was mostly well done, despite the annoying level of screechyness that Bailey Carr's voice could reach.
 

๏ ๏ ๏  MY RATING ๏ ๏ ๏ 

☆4☆STARS - GRADE=B+

 
 
 
 

๏ Breakdown of Ratings ๏ 

Plot⇝ 4.2/5 
Main Characters⇝ 4/5
Secondary Characters⇝ 4/5
The Feels⇝ 4/5
Pacing⇝ 4/5
Addictiveness⇝ 3.7/5
Theme or Tone⇝ 4.3/5
Flow (Writing Style)⇝ 4/5
Backdrop (World Building)⇝ 4/5
Originality⇝ 4.2/5
Ending⇝ 4.3/5 Cliffhanger⇝ Nope.
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Book Cover⇝ It sort of creeps me out.
Narration⇝ Bailey Carr (3.5☆) & Scott Merriman (5☆) his voice was perfect for the AI
Setting⇝ Year 2069
Source⇝ Audiobook (Scribd)
 

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