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text 2018-04-19 14:46
New Release

THE GRAY WOLF OF CHICAGO. 

 

"Hitching his way out of Northern Michigan, Gareth Manion, a gutter punk with wolf-like abilities, heads to Chicago to start a new life for himself. Unbeknownst to him, the Windy City is plagued by a super powered gang, whose leader is always seeking ways to increase his own prowess--and Gareth has become their main target.

 

Unfortunately for them, they don't realize how powerful Gareth really is.

 

Friendship, romance, vengeance--this is the explosive origin of the hard boiled superhero, GODAN, back when he was known as THE GRAY WOLF OF CHICAGO."

 

Available on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1987712870

Goodreads page: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/39805514-the-gray-wolf-of-chicago

 

 

Garret Schuelke

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review 2018-04-19 13:19
2 Out Of 5 "for the levels of ick" STARS
Jar of Hearts - Jennifer Hillier

 

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~ABOUT THE BOOK~

Jar of Hearts

Jennifer Hillier

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A compelling story of murder, betrayal, and the secrets of the past…

Georgina, known as Geo, is a 30-year-old rising executive when her world comes crashing down. Her high school boyfriend has been identified and arrested for a series of serial murders, including Angela, Geo's best friend in high school. Angela disappeared without a trace at 16 and her body has just been found. Now Geo is under arrest for helping her then-boyfriend cover it up. And it's one of her other close friends from high school, Kaiser Brody, who arrests her.

While Geo is sent to prison for her part, Calvin escapes from custody and is on the run. Geo, now thirty-five, is about to be released from prison to try and start over. But someone has started killing people and dumping their bodies in her old neighborhood, with some of the markers of the missing Sweetbay Strangler—her old boyfriend Calvin. Is these killings some kind of message from Calvin? Are they some of revenge? Is she herself now in danger?

Everything turns on what really happened that tragic night back when Geo and Angela were high schoolers. Everyone thinks they know the truth, but there are dark secrets buried deep within other secrets, and it may be too late for anyone to survive the truth.

 

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~MY REVIEW~

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In the beginning, I was enjoying this well enough, despite the many, and I mean many, typo's. I really hope they clean this up before they publish it because at times I was so frustrated with just how many extra words/missing words there were, that I thought about not finishing.  Add to that, the unlikable characters, and the not unforeseen twist at the end…and this was shaping up to be a very mediocre read.

 

I felt some elements of the story only bogged it down, like most of the prison chapters and I also felt like many scenarios would have never played out the way they did.  I don't know, ultimately…this just didn't sit well with me.  

 

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~MY RATING~

2STARS - GRADE=D

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~BREAKDOWN OF RATINGS~

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Plot~ 2.5/5

Main Characters~ 2/5

Secondary Characters~ 3/5

The Feels~ 2/5

Pacing~ 2/5

Addictiveness~ 2.5/5

Theme or Tone~ 1/5

Flow (Writing Style)~ 1.5/5

Backdrop (World Building)~ 3/5

Originality~ 2/5

Ending~ 1.5/5 Cliffhanger~ Nope.

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Book Cover~ The only pretty thing about this book is its cover.

Publisher~ St. Martins Press -Minotaur Books

Setting~ Sweetbay, Washington

Source~ I received an ARC via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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review 2018-04-18 13:43
Legacy of the Diamond by Andrea Kane
Legacy of the Diamond - Andrea Kane

The black diamond, a gem of unfathomable wealth and beauty, has plagued the Huntley family for generations. It prompted the feud with the Bencrofts, it supposedly brought a curse upon the Huntleys...and now resulted in Aurora Huntley being kidnapped and held for ransom.

Slayde Huntley is more than happy to give up the diamond if it means saving his sister's life...Only it's not his sister that he saves, but Courtney Johnston, a sea captain's daughter whose ship had been attacked by pirates and whose father had been forced overboard. Aurora, on the other hand, had merely been in London for a short trip with a longtime family friend...



This book was a huge disappointment.

From the characters (the heroine and the hero's sister acted like children instead of young women and the hero was a curse-believing idiot for the better part of the story) to the suspense which could've worked if the story wasn't overburdened with the drama and angst of the characters. As it was, the big reveal of who the villain was, came as a huge surprise (the only plus of the book), while the motive ended up sounding rather idiotic, and the whole thing was resolved too quickly (a matter of pages).

It wasn't badly written, but was unfortunately weighted down by the characters and poorly developed suspense plot.

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review 2018-04-16 19:36
Das Labyrinth der Zeit - Die Zeitpforten-Thriller (3) | Patrick Lee
180415 Zeitenthriller 3
Autor: Patrick LeeTitel: Das Labyrinth der ZeitReihe: Die ZeitpfortenThriller (3)Übersetzerin: Ulrike ThiesmeyerGenre: Sci-Fi, Zeitreise, ThrillerVerlag: Audible Studios, [24.08.2017]Hörminuten: [716 Minuten], ungekürztes HörbuchSprecher: Matthias Lühnauch im eBook- und TB-Format erschienenWhispersync for Voice verfügbargehört über die Audible-Appklick zu Amazon.deklick zu Audible.de

Inhaltsangabe (Audible):

Keine 24 Stunden. Dann naht das ENDE DER WELT. Der Präsident der Vereinigten Staaten hat gerade eine Fernsehansprache gehalten, da löscht vor den Augen der Welt ein Raketenangriff das Weiße Haus aus. Kurz danach überleben Travis Chase und Paige Campbell nur knapp ein Bombardement auf ihre Forschungsstation tief unter der Erde von Wyoming. Was steckt hinter diesen Angriffen? Ein jahrzehntealtes Geheimprojekt? Travis sieht nur einen Weg zur Lösung des Rätsels: den Weg zurück in der Zeit. In seiner früheren Existenz in Gestalt eines Kindes macht er sich auf eine Reise quer durch die USA, um den Mächten der Zerstörung zuvorzukommen.

>> Diese ungekürzte Hörbuch-Fassung wird Ihnen exklusiv von Audible präsentiert und ist ausschließlich im Download erhältlich.

©2012 Rowohlt Verlag GmbH (P)2017 Audible GmbH

Meine Meinung:

 

Ein spannender dritter Teil der Trilogie mit Schwächen

 

Der Titel in seiner Übersetzung ist meines Erachtens nicht so wirklich gut gewählt, denn mit einem Labyrinth hat es wenig zu tun und auch Zeitsprünge geschehen nur mittels einer Entität namens “Anzapfer”, um in der Erinnerung etwas klarer zu sehen bzw. mehr zu erfahren. Der Originaltitel “Deep Sky” macht da mehr Sinn.

 

Patrick Lee führt seinen gewohnten Stil voller Action, Spannung und rasanten Wendungen innerhalb einer durchdachten Story fort, so dass es Spaß macht, sich wieder mit Travis Chase und Paige Campbell bei der autark agierenden Organisation “Tangent” einzufinden. Dieses Mal reisen die beiden in ihren eigenen Erinnerungen zurück, Paige um nähere Informationen zu einem Geheimprojekt “Skalar” von ihrem Vater zu erfahren, Travis, um als Kind einem verlorengegangenen Notizbuch hinterher zu jagen und dem Rätsel von dubiosen “Anweisungen” auf den Grund zu gehen. Und natürlich agieren sie unter Zeitdruck, weil “das Ende der Straße” angekündigt wurde.

 

Der Plot ist typisch amerikanisch, die Protagonisten bekannt und fast immer nur in Action, daher bleibt wenig Raum für Zwischenmenschliches. Die Antagonisten allerdings bleiben ohne wirklich erkennbares Motiv seltsam blass. Und das Ende hat es dann so dermaßen in sich, dass man schon ins Grübeln kommen kann ob der moralisch folgenschweren Entscheidung, der sich Travis stellen soll.

 

Matthias Lühn spricht mit viel Pathos und Empathie, was mir teilweise etwas zu überzogen erscheint. Und leider neigt er immer noch dazu, ganze Worte oder Silben fast ohne Stimme zu lesen. Beim Lesen im Auto wirklich ein no-go.

 

Für den Abschluss der Trilogie gebe ich 08/10 Punkte.

 

 

Bücher der Reihe:

 

1. Die Pforte – beendet 10.11.2017 – 09/10 Punkte
2. Dystopia – beendet 07.12.2017 – 08/10 Punkte
3. Das Labyrinth der Zeit – beendet 15.04.2018 – 08/10 Punkte

 

- Mind Reader – rezensiert 10.10.2014 – 10/10 Punkte

 

Das Labyrinth der Zeit (Die Zeitpforten-Thriller 3) - Audible Studios, Matthias Lühn,Patrick O'Brian 

Source: sunsys-blog.blogspot.de/2018/04/gehort-das-labyrinth-der-zeit-patrick.html
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review 2018-04-16 17:02
Wishes in the Wind by Andrea Kane
Wishes in the Wind - Andrea Kane

Someone is threatening her father's life, because the renowned jockey wouldn't throw a race, so Nicole Aldridge, willing to do anything to save her father's life, masquerades as a boy in order to seek employ with the Marquis of Tyrenham.

Little does she know, Dustin Kingsley would recognize her for the woman who's stolen his heart during a short conversation on the bank of the Thames and that the aristocrat will do anything to keep her father and her safe.


Unfortunately, this doesn't hold a candle to its predecessor. Not in characterization, romance (if you want to call it that), nor suspense.

The characters were unfortunately mere sketches, not truly developed beyond the initial story needs, the romance was rushed, hasty, and too instantaneous to be plausible, even less believable, and while the suspense could've been the saving grace of this novel, it was pushed into the background, playing second fiddle to the "romance". There was no real intrigue or intensity, and no real feel of peril.

I feel Dustin deserved more.

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