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review 2017-09-06 23:13
The bond of sisterhood…made even stronger with some hella secrets
Those Girls: A Novel - Chevy Stevens

Book Title:  Those Girls

Author:  Chevy Stevens

Narration:  Jorjeanna Marie, Emily Woo Zeller, Nicol Zanzarella

Genre:  Mystery, Suspense Thriller

Setting:  Vancouver & Bear Creek, Canada

Source:  Audiobook (Library)

 

 

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Ratings Breakdown

 

Plot:  3.5/5

Main Characters:  4/5

Secondary Characters:  4/5

The Feels:  4/5

Addictiveness:  4.3/5

Theme or Tone:  3.8/5

Flow (Writing Style):  4.3/5

Backdrop (World Building):  4/5

Book Cover:  5/5

Narration:  4/5

Ending:  4.3/5  Cliffhanger:  Nope.

Total:  4/5 STARS

 

 

My Thoughts

 

Honestly, the shit that happens to these three sisters is hard to believe at times.  So, if you look at this book from a standpoint of believability, I would probably only give it about 3 Stars…but it's ultimate message of the bond of sisters and finding the strength to carry on; even when life is trying to make that impossible, is what ultimately saved it.  That…and it has a lot of non-stop nail biting action, that had me hooked till the end.  I was literally screaming at my radio while listening to this, especially, in that final hour or so.

 

Will I read more from this Author  It's possible…

 

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review 2017-08-28 22:32
The Animal Under the Fur…while not issue free…still a mostly likable romance.
The Animal Under The Fur - E.J. Mellow,Dori Harrell

 

 

Book Title:  The Animal Under the Fur

Author:  E.J. Mellow

Genre:  Action Romance

Setting:  Mostly Mexico

Source:  Own Kindle eBook

 

 

 

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Ratings Breakdown

 

Plot:  3.7/5

Main Characters:  4/5

Secondary Characters: 4/5

The Feels: 4/5

Addictiveness: 3.5/5

Theme or Tone:  3.8/5

Flow (Writing Style):  4/5

Backdrop (World Building):  4/5

Originality: 4/5

Book Cover:  5/5

Ending:  4/5 Cliffhanger: No

Total: 3.7/5 Stars

 

 

My Thoughts

 

This started out feeling cheesy in the beginning, but once I was into the book a little more, it just kind of clicked and felt, Idk, less cheesy, I guess.  I actually started to like Nashville & Carter, they do make a good team.  The romance between them is a slow-burning one and felt real.  I'm actually on the fence about the A+ abilities that the heroine has.  They just came off as kind of unbelievable and unfortunately, the story is primarily focused on these abilities.

 

Will I read more from this Author?⇜  Maybe…

 

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review 2017-08-15 22:25
Meow…Woof, Woof…Bahhhaah…
Gemina (The Illuminae Files) - Jay Kristoff,Amie Kaufman

Book Title:  Gemina

Author:  Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

Series:  Illuminae Files

Genre:  YA, Sci-fy,

Setting:  Heimdall Station

Source:  Both the Hardcover (yes an actual book), and a Kindle eBook (Library)

 

 

 

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Ratings Breakdown

 

Plot:  5/5

Main Characters:  5/5

Secondary Characters:  5/5

The Feels:  5/5

Addictiveness:  5+/5

Theme or Tone:  5/5

Flow (Writing Style):  4/5

Backdrop (World Building):  4.5/5

Originality:  5+/5

Book Cover:  5/5

Ending:  5/5  Cliffhanger:  …a 'to be continued'

Total:  5/5 STARS ✧A+✧

 

 

My Thoughts

 

This series is the cat's meow and dog's bark and the ram's bahhhaah…all that shit and more…It's not going to be for everyone…but damn, it should be.  I think so, anyway.  The format is crazy, and it (for me) may be part of what makes it so good…that, and the amazing and intricate plot.  Nothing is off limits in this series.

 

I read this both from a hardcover book (that my daughter bought me for Christmas) and a Kindle eBook that I borrowed from the library at the same time.  I'm so glad that I did it this way.  Because…the eBook is good for low lighting and when I was at work, seriously though, that book is lug…and the actual lug of a book is perfect for those pages with small, teeny tiny pictures/documents and such on them.  I flipped back and forth between the two constantly.  I also used an Audible credit for the Audiobook of Gemina, which I plan to listen to right before Obsidio comes out in March, 2018.

 

Will I continue this series⇜  Damn Straight!!!

 

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review 2017-08-12 14:58
This one was difficult to rate...I just didn't love it like I wanted too. :'(
Till Death - Jennifer L. Armentrout,Sarah Naughton

Book Title:  Till Death

Author:  Jennifer L Armentrout

Narration:  Sarah Naughton

Series:  Stand-Alone

Genre:  Romantic Suspense

Setting:  Virginia

Source:  Audiobook (Library)

 

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Ratings Breakdown

 

Plot:  3.8/5

Main Characters:  3.8/5

Secondary Characters:  4/5

The Feels:  3/5

Addictiveness:  4/5

Theme or Tone:  3/5

Flow (Writing Style):  4/5

Backdrop (World Building):  4/5

Book Cover:  5/5

Narration:  5/5

Ending:  3.8/5 Cliffhanger:  Nope

Total:  3.7/5 STARS

 

 

My Thoughts

 

 

While It's not favorite JLA, it was good, just not without some issues.  I was right about who did it…and while she had me thinking…maybe it's someone else, I always went back to…and…yeah.  Overall, now that I had some time to ruminate on it I realize, it hasn't left a lasting impression on me.  I think, Till Death is just lacking JLA's usual zest.

 

Will I read more from this Author  Absolutely…this less than stellar read from her, will not change my mind on that.

 

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review 2017-08-12 01:50
An ambiguous ending to this twitter-y story
Follow Me Back - Bruce A Geiger

Book Title:  Follow Me Back

Author:  AV Geiger

Narration:  Soneela Nankani

Series:  Follow Me Back #1

Genre:  YA, Thriller, Mystery, Romance

Setting:  Mostly Texas

Source:  Audiobook (RBDigital)

 

 

 

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Ratings Breakdown

 

Plot:  3.8/5

Main Characters:  3.8/5

Secondary Characters:  3/5

The Feels:  3.5/5

Addictiveness:  3.5/5

Theme or Tone:  4/5

Flow (Writing Style):  3.7/5

Backdrop (World Building):  4/5

Originality:  4/5

Book Cover:  4/5

Narration:  4.3/5

Ending:  4/5  Cliffhanger:  I guess so, I didn't think it had a second book...but apparently it will.  I think it could have ended the way that it did, leaving it up to one's own imagination.

Total:  3.7/5 STARS

 

 

My Thoughts

 

The word at or @ is used to the point of distraction in this, but with it being a twitter inspired story, that's unavoidable, I guess.  The @ usage did grow on me while listening to it, despite how annoying it was at first.  There was always a part of me that wasn't completely invested in this story, maybe that's because this story is told almost entirely in IM's. {{{{I don't know}}}}

 

Furthermore, I felt the therapist was not very well written or researched, I'm not sure...what...but let's just say she didn't really come off as therapeutic to me.  The mystery aspect is was ultimately let me down, though, especially with everything involving her agoraphobia…it just seemed contrived for the sake of the story.

 

 

Will I continue this series⇜  Despite my issues, I still might, that ending was rather dubious…

 

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