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review 2016-07-27 19:02
Darkest Torment by Gena Showalter
The Darkest Torment (Lords of the Underworld) - Gena Showalter

The Lords of the Underworld are among my top ten favorites series of all time. I love the world that came from Showalter's amazing mind. She keeps my attention, and makes me hate the between books times.


This one is possibly my least favorite book. I feel the characters were not as developed as in the other books. This lacked the WOW factor for me. I want to read about swords, harpies, demons, angels... This was not what I expected. The writing seem subpar to what I have grown accustomed to from the previous books. Almost to the point where I wonder, ghostwriter? Hopefully the next will be better,

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review 2015-08-18 16:56
White Hot Kiss by Jennifer L Armentrout (The Dark Elements #1)
White Hot Kiss - Jennifer L. Armentrout

Aww, man, I really wanted to love this one! Well, you know, considering this is my first Jennifer L. Armentrout book.


I don’t know. I thought it was okay, but other than that, this one didn’t really stick out to me.


I mean, the concept of demons and gargoyles—yeah, gargoyles—was really intriguing, but other than that, this book couldn’t really keep me flipping the pages fast enough. I mean, I finished it in one day, but when I finished it, I didn’t really care how it ended.

Unlike other Wardens, I couldn’t shed human skin and kick major behind, but hair-pulling flipped my bitch switch like no one’s business.

And oh my God, I could not stop laughing at this because it was so ridiculous.

I looked up, meeting Roth’s stunned gaze. “What? I can throw a punch.”

One thing I was told was how kick-butt Layla is. The only time she kicks butt is like in the very ending, where I was expecting nothing anymore because I was purely annoyed. Another thing, she’s so typical “I’m not pretty” I didn’t hate it, but I was honestly just bored. Oh, and the typical best friend who’s only in the story to add spice to the main character’s love life. Ugh.


Yeah, I mean, I was expecting a lot more than I ended up getting from this book. But, eh, there’s another one, and these books are really fast and quick reads. I mean, even if it gets really weird at times with the whole “love triangle.” *fumes*

Zayne’s grip relaxed. “Shut up.”


Roth came to his feet fluidly. “I don’t think I like your tone.”


“And I don’t like your face,” Zayne returned.

Does it matter, guys?! Oh, and obviously Layla should be with Roth, because I like him. He actually listens and doesn’t act impulsively. So, he won’t get everyone killed.


Overall, White Hot Kiss, is an okay first book. I was expecting more, but it wasn’t bad. It was okay, even if I found myself rolling my eyes a lot in the book, but whatever. It’s a quick story, easy world to understand, and easy to read. If you’re a fan of Jennifer L. Armentrout, then go pick this up! :D


Thanks for reading my review everyone, have a great day! Until the next one! :D

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text 2014-03-22 01:15
Carry on Without Me.
The 100 - Kass Morgan

The top of the review space (on Goodreads for your BL peeps) says : What did you think?

What did I think? I think I'm out. That's what I think. DNF @ 40%.


(show thoughts included below)

There were too many PoV's. As well, there were too many flashbacks for too many PoV's. And let's not forget that I get iffy when there's too much flirting/pining/romance when it starts to choke out a great sci-fi concept. 

Sadly, I'm not even sure if the show is going to work for me. When all the kids ran off the ship in a very non-cautious and jubilant way, I think my mouth dropped open. My husband casually remarked, "they're teenagers. What did you expect?"

I think I'm gonna have to give teens way more credit than that. Engaging in drunken antics which you end up regretting the next morning is not equal to disembarking a spaceship without concern on a possibly dangerous, contaminated, and uninhabited planet.

One thing I have learned about all post-apocalyptic and/or dystopia shows : everyone owns leather jackets, cargo pants, and combat boots. IN THE FUTURE, JEANS, T-SHIRTS, and RUNNING SHOES DON'T EXIST! Also, hair dye and makeup are always plentiful, even when you're nowhere near civilization

For those who've watched the show...is Glass from the book even on the show, or did I miss something here? 

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text 2014-02-01 01:37
Not ready to review yet, but I have some just finished thoughts.
Reaper's Legacy - Joanna Wylde

This is not my review. This is me  reflecting for a moment, then taking a break before I decide whether or not I actually want to write a review.

Meet Sophie.

The thought of dishing about everything that went wrong here sounds painful. I don't even want to look at my notes because there are so many.

If you think you know what I might rant about, you might be wrong in this instance. These are not the books to read if you want PC, happy, "embrace feminism" ideals - because a lot of MC's just aren't going to fit into any sort of PC mold. And I don't mind books showing the realism of how a fringe society lives. I don't want the watered down version. So no, I'm not going to rant about sexist men or outdated ideals or slut shaming (although that last part came from the women, which kind of sucked). Not in the case of this particular book, at least.

Nope. It's not the club life or the men I would want to rant about. It's the uncomfortable-ness of being in Sophie's head while she was lusting around like a cat in heat over a man who guaranteed her (at the start) he wouldn't be faithful. Lust away, or don't. I don't care. But either embrace his shit or walk away. Don't make me feel awkward while you mull around in your head how horny you are, especially after you found the naked chick upstairs. Don't flip flop between losing your mind one moment, and trying to protect your kid the next. Don't be in, then out, then in, then out. Yes, people do this (we've all had on again, off again relationships), but it makes for crap reading because we just want to reach into the book and strangle you.

Plus, her mom skills were super-sketchy. I was a broke single mom too, also living in a shitty apartment in a dangerous location, so I am not letting Sophie get a pass for that. 

Again, this is not my actual review. These are my "just finished" thoughts. Maybe I'll have something more substantial and less ranty to say later. I actually liked the first 1/3 of the book, and the ending had a very sweet moment. 

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review 2014-01-30 04:19
Awesome Idea. Bland Coupling.
Escaping Eden - Yolanda Olson,Melissa Cheslog

This review contains adult content.


When I first saw that this short story was about a hot, nerdy guy and a wild child chick who wanted to teach the guy a thing or two about women, I thought : SOLD.

There wasn't really anything glaringly wrong (it was a basic guy meets girl story), but there wasn't much to draw me in either. I half expected Eden to be crazier than she was, and I honestly hoped for Simon to be more "girl awkward" than he was.

...and I really didn't expect this from him : Simon pulled back for a moment and looked up at me with a goofy grin. "Not yet, Eden. Let me savor your sweet taste. Your tight moistness before you climax."

Did anyone else find that phrasing a little...uh...weird? Or was it just me?

I wondered if she found Simon's goofy grins endearing, like how a puppy expression would be cute? My juices flowed out, coating him. Simon held me for a few more seconds, before laying back down and giving me a goofy grin.

We won't even get into the other reason why I was not a fan of that passage. Hint : it has to do with the mention of juices.

And one last thing : 

Baby making in a short story? Sigh. Please, no. 

(spoiler show)


Again, I don't have any severe or harsh feelings. I just wasn't into it either. If you want to read a nerd guy/rebel girl story, maybe you'll be interested. I'm going to try to see if I can find something else with this theme and hope that I like it better.

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