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review 2018-01-10 16:25
not really one for me.
Rise (Spelldrift: Coven of Fire) (Volume... Rise (Spelldrift: Coven of Fire) (Volume 1) - Sierra Cross
Independent reviewer for Archaeolibrarian, I was gifted my copy of this book. *insert big sigh* I ....struggled with this book, for a couple of reasons, and it was very touch and go as to whether I would finish it. First person, single point of view is not one of my favourite ways for a book to be written and only Alix has a here. Matt really should have been given a voice, I think, even if he had been given a first person voice, I would have enjoyed it more. It could do with a thorough edit. Not enough minor things to put you off reading, but enough of them for me to note they were there and they needed commenting on. Somewhat predictable plot. I saw it all coming at me. Every twist and turn. Maybe I read too much, but there were no surprises in this book for me. BUT!!! Even though only Alix gets a voice, I did like her. Because only she speaks we get up front and personal with her every step of the way. I really felt for her in places. She is very witty and there are a couple of laugh out loud moments. And BECAUSE I saw it all coming at me like a freight train, I liked watching it all unfold. I just. . . . . I dunno! I'm sorry I can't word better what I think about this book, you know it pains me so when I can't say what I need to! Will I read book 2? Possibly. The blurb will have to really REALLY grab me. 3 stars **same worded review will appear elsewhere**


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review 2017-12-29 00:00
Rise of Order: An Age of Order Novella
Rise of Order: An Age of Order Novella -... Rise of Order: An Age of Order Novella - Julian North Jenn and her classmates are on their way home when there is a tragedy aboard the private plane they are has to make an emergency landing in South Atlanta a part of the state that is not controlled by the government.

Jenn and her classmates are whisked off the plane with their hands tied and a bag over their heads. They are taken to the underground tunnels of an old subway. Their captors want money and information from one of Jenn’s classmates. If they don’t get the info they require then it could cost the hostages their lives.

The author has put a lot of info in such a little book. The world building is out of this world. The characters are strong and all very likeable even the bad guys so to speak. Rise of Order is not the first book by Julian North that I have read. I read the first book in the Age of Order Saga which is named for the saga Age of Order at the first of the year and I enjoyed it tremendously. The Age of Order Saga has taken the dystopian world to a whole new level. I can’t wait to read more of this world.

I would like to recommend Rise of Order to anyone who loves a good dystopian novel. If you are looking for a quick read and like science fiction or dystopian novels then look no further Rise of Order maybe just what you are looking for.
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review 2017-12-28 21:01
Suffers from middle entry syndrome but still good.
Rise of Empire - Michael J. Sullivan

When we last left off our heroes we perhaps had some peace and quiet with hints of perhaps trouble on the horizon. When we enter here it appears that it's more: war is on the horizon. Here in this middle entry we see a young woman being used as a figurehead for nobles in power, another falling from royalty (relatively in a willing manner) to grow as a character plus find out a bit more about our protagonists Royce and Hadrian, who I thought seemed curiously "blank" as not very fleshed out in the first omnibus. 


There is reason for that and I continued to enjoy the adventures of the Riyria. We've got palace intrigue, swashbuckling (seriously) plus old friends and fiends making appearances and the inevitable death and murder and war. 


As you can see, I still liked it a lot. I think the book still suffers a bit regarding the middle book syndrome and sometimes it felt like filler. Not a big fan of battles and fights and I thought there was a bit more of that here. Some of it is necessary for the story but it's not something I care for. There are some descriptions of death and violence and discussions of rape so while this isn't super bloody or gore or detailed it's definitely here. There is a character who is suicidal (it seems) or at least seems to fantasize quite a bit about it. Just as a heads up.


Overall, though, I'd still recommend it and am glad I can actually agree with the average Goodreads and Amazon ratings. I'm off to finish the final entry to see how it all ties together.

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text 2017-12-27 20:06
16 Festive Tasks - Square 3 - St. Martin's Day
Now I Rise (The Conqueror's Trilogy) - Kiersten White

Now I Rise is set in the mid-1400s which puts it solidly before the age of electricity.




Book themes for St. Martin’s Day: Read a book set on a vineyard, or in a rural setting, –OR– a story where the MC searches for/gets a new job. –OR– A book with a lantern on the cover, or books set before the age of electricity. –OR– A story dealing with an act of selfless generosity (like St. Martin sharing his cloak with a beggar).

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text 2017-12-21 13:02
The Rise of Islam and the Bengal Frontier
The Rise of Islam and the Bengal Frontier, 1204-1760 - Richard M. Eaton,Eaton, Richard M. Eaton, Richard M.

Hello I am Adeeb .. i need a boo review of this book. 

please do help 

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