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text 2017-06-22 13:06
Reading progress update: I've read 51 out of 281 pages.
The Edge of the Abyss - Emily Skrutskie

It may have been a mistake for me to request this despite my dislike of the first book. So far, the book has been one action scene and a boatload of bad feelings and longing between Cas and Swift. The former was okay. The latter is really not working for me. I'm pretty sure the author wants me to want Cas and Swift to be together, but Cas's every reaction to Swift, Santa Elena, and the others keeps screaming Stockholm syndrome to me. Everyone on this ship was responsible for killing Durga, the being Cas loved most, but now she's basically buddies with most of them.

 

I honestly can't remember why Cas opted to stay with Santa Elena rather than go back to her family. I wish I'd written that particular spoiler in my review for the first book, because I can't think of any reason that makes sense. I think she might have decided to stay because she just loved Swift so much, and ugh.

 

I'm only in this for Bao. Here's hoping he shows up sometime soon, or I might not make it through this book.

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text 2017-06-12 03:04
Reading progress update: I've read 1 out of 281 pages.
The Edge of the Abyss - Emily Skrutskie

All right, now it's time for this. Once I'm done, I can do my next Booklikesopoly roll.

 

I gave the first book, The Abyss Surrounds Us, 1.5 stars. I sincerely hope that this book is better, but I'm not holding my breath. Crossing my fingers that the author at least fixes the things she stomped on at the end of the first book. Absolute bare minimum, I want Bao to be okay. That big, dangerous baby did not deserve what happened to him.

 

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text 2017-06-11 20:44
Reading progress update: I've read 224 out of 347 pages.
Jewels of the Sun - Nora Roberts

I'm goggling. I forgot about this bit. Jude spends 2000 pounds on lingerie. While currently jobless. I googled pounds to dollars. Gah. I know 1999 pounds would have been a bit different, but still an OMG amount.

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text 2017-06-11 17:39
Reading progress update: I've read 154 out of 347 pages.
Jewels of the Sun - Nora Roberts

Jude's doing a "girls' night" with two women she's only known for a few weeks, and currently they're all a bit drunk and stripping down to their underwear so that everyone can try on Jude's clothes. I'm trying to imagine this ever happening in real life. Ha! Definitely not in my real life.

 

I have a few quibbles here and there, and the entire setup is utter fantasy (how many people have the money required to quit their job out of the blue, go to another country, and spend 6 months figuring out what they want to do with their lives?), but overall it was a good decision to start this right after finishing No Longer Human. This is one of the few "Nora Roberts trilogies tied together by something supernatural" that I like. Most of them make me wish that Roberts had just ditched the supernatural aspects.

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text 2017-06-10 21:15
Reading progress update: I've read 2 out of 347 pages.
Jewels of the Sun - Nora Roberts

Now that I've finally finished and reviewed No Longer Human, which I need to turn in tomorrow, I can go back to my Booklikesopoly reads. I think I'll dig into this one first, as sort of a palate cleanser.

 

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