Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Review: Dead Until Dark

Dead Until Dark Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris
My rating: 3 of 5 stars


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Basic Info

Format:
Kindle
Pages/Length: n/a
Genre: Fantasy; Vampire
Reason For Reading: I want to watch the tv show.

At A Glance

Love Triangle/Insta Love/Obsession?:
Insta love a bit.
Cliff Hanger: No
Triggers: n/a
Rating: 3.5 stars

Score Sheet
All out of ten


Cover: 7
Plot: 7
Characters: 6
World Building: 6
Flow: 8
Series Congruity: n/a
Writing: 7
Ending: 7

Total: 7

In Depth

Best Part:
For sure Bubba ;)
Worst Part: Bill's name.
Thoughts Had: Eh. Lies.

Conclusion

Continuing the Series:
Yes
Recommending: Sure

Short Review: I know these are the books behind True Blood, so i asked around and others said that the show is full of sex, but the books aren't. Lies people, LIES! There was a few very detailed sex scenes in this book! Ugh. The MC is an okay person, she is plagued with being able to read other's thoughts, and i'm intrigued on how they show that on the show, or if its even in the show. Her brother comes across as a whore, and Sam's little issue is kinda cute! Bill (which come on, you should have thought of a way better name than fucking Bill for this guy!) is described as dreamy, but his personality needs some work. For a first book in a long series, it's okay.

Misc.

Book Boyfriend: Bubba!
Best Friend Material: Tina (the cat!)

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Review: Invitation Only

Invitation Only Invitation Only by Kate Brian
My rating: 2 of 5 stars


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Basic Info

Format:
Audio
Pages/Length: 6hrs
Genre: Young Adult; Private/Boarding School
Reason For Reading: Gosh idk.

At A Glance

Love Triangle/Insta Love/Obsession?:
Obsession
Cliff Hanger: Nah
Triggers: n/a
Rating: 2 stars

Score Sheet
All out of ten


Cover: 6
Plot: 5
Characters: 4
World Building: 4
Flow: 5
Series Congruity: 8
Writing: 7
Ending: 6

Total: 5

In Depth

Best Part:
Ha.
Worst Part: The MC.
Thoughts Had: Shut the eff up please!

Conclusion

Continuing the Series:
Maybe
Recommending: Eh.

Short Review: I think i might have read this a bit wrong, but Thomas is basically having sex with everyone at this thing they all go to.... and yet the MC is still "in love" with him. So the MC's roomies are using her as a slave, which she just takes because god forbid she has to live in a normal dorm at school. Then (view spoiler). The MC spends 98% of the book worrying about Thomas, longing for Thomas, but not any time actually looking for Thomas.... Girlfriend of the damn year.

Misc.

Book Boyfriend: Nope.
Best Friend Material: Nope.

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Review: 16 Lighthouse Road

16 Lighthouse Road 16 Lighthouse Road by Debbie Macomber
My rating: 3 of 5 stars


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Basic Info

Format:
Kindle
Pages/Length: n/a
Genre: Romance; Chick Lit
Reason For Reading: I like long series

At A Glance

Love Triangle/Insta Love/Obsession?:
No
Cliff Hanger: No
Triggers: n/a
Rating: 3.5 stars

Score Sheet
All out of ten


Cover: 7
Plot: 7
Characters: 6
World Building: 6
Flow: 6
Series Congruity: n/a
Writing: 7
Ending: 6

Total: 6

In Depth

Best Part:
Quick read
Worst Part: Kinda had no endings
Thoughts Had: Hm. Idk yet...

Conclusion

Continuing the Series:
Yes
Recommending: Unsure

Short Review: This book is shelved most as Romance but really, i didn't see much romance. I did really like how the different woman were connected but they didn't realize it. I was very concerned that no one is really worried about a certain person who goes missing, guess no one gives a true shit about him, well besides the one daughter. The couple dealing with the loss of their daughter; i felt like their reconnecting was too easy, they never really worked anything out at all, but end up fine in the end (sorry if you consider that a spoiler, i don't).

Misc.

Book Boyfriend: Pass.
Best Friend Material: Pass.

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Review: Return of the Jedi - Beware the Power of the Dark Side!

Return of the Jedi - Beware the Power of the Dark Side! Return of the Jedi - Beware the Power of the Dark Side! by Tom Angleberger
My rating: 4 of 5 stars


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Basic Info

Format:
Audio
Pages/Length: 7hrs
Genre: Young Adult; Sci Fi; Space travel.
Reason For Reading: Finish series

At A Glance

Love Triangle/Insta Love/Obsession?:
No
Cliff Hanger: No
Triggers: n/a
Rating: 4 stars

Score Sheet
All out of ten


Cover: 7
Plot: 7
Characters: 7
World Building: 8
Flow: 7
Series Congruity: 8
Writing: 7
Ending: 7

Total: 7

In Depth

Best Part:
Darth Vader's voice
Worst Part: Not a lot happening.
Thoughts Had: I need a suit like him!

Conclusion

Continuing the Series:
n/a
Recommending: Yes

Short Review: I mainly wanted to listen to this one to hear the scene where Darth tells Luke about his parentage, and it was well worth it for sure. Hearing Luke deny the shit out of Darth Vader, so worth it. The narrator did a great job of doing the breathe of Darth Vader as well, i was impressed. Sound effects still on point in this book. Darth should have his own book, for sure.

Misc.

Book Boyfriend: Luke
Best Friend Material: Vader, i mean come on!

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Review: The Empire Strikes Back - So You Want to Be a Jedi?

The Empire Strikes Back - So You Want to Be a Jedi? The Empire Strikes Back - So You Want to Be a Jedi? by Adam Gidwitz
My rating: 4 of 5 stars


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Basic Info

Format:
Audio
Pages/Length: 6hrs
Genre: Young Adult; Sci Fi
Reason For Reading: Continue series

At A Glance

Love Triangle/Insta Love/Obsession?:
No
Cliff Hanger: No
Triggers: n/a
Rating: 4 stars

Score Sheet
All out of ten


Cover: 7
Plot: 7
Characters: 8
World Building: 7
Flow: 7
Series Congruity: 8
Writing: 7
Ending: 7

Total: 7

In Depth

Best Part:
Yoda!
Worst Part: Luke gets a bit whiny
Thoughts Had: I need a Yoda

Conclusion

Continuing the Series:
Yes
Recommending: Yes

Short Review: I liked this a bit more than the retelling of New Hope, it was more hands on for sure. I don't remember a whole lot from this movie, i know there was snow and he had to crawl into the animal to live, and that's about it. Oh and of course Yoda is involved! Leia isn't, which is a plus for me after listening to her whine all last book. The narrator does a good job of including you in the storm, we did breathing exercisers together! Yoda is my favorite for sure, thou the narrator could have worked his voice a bit more for him.

Misc.

Book Boyfriend: Luke i guess! (Sorry Yoda)
Best Friend Material: Yoda!

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Review: A New Hope: The Princess, the Scoundrel, and the Farm Boy

A New Hope: The Princess, the Scoundrel, and the Farm Boy A New Hope: The Princess, the Scoundrel, and the Farm Boy by Alexandra Bracken
My rating: 4 of 5 stars


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Basic Info

Format:
Audio
Pages/Length: 6hrs
Genre: Young Adult; Sci Fi; Space Travel
Reason For Reading: Why not?

At A Glance

Love Triangle/Insta Love/Obsession?:
No
Cliff Hanger: No
Triggers: n/a
Rating: 4 stars

Score Sheet
All out of ten


Cover: 6
Plot: 8
Characters: 6
World Building: 7
Flow: 7
Series Congruity: n/a
Writing: 8
Ending: 8

Total: 7

In Depth

Best Part:
Sounds Effects
Worst Part: Leia's attitude.
Thoughts Had: Better than the movie! (As always)

Conclusion

Continuing the Series:
Yes
Recommending: Yes

Short Review: I'm not the biggest Star Wars fan, I've seen all the movies that are out but i don't go out of my way to watch any of the TV series, nor find the books and read them, but hey this is an audio book, so might as well right. So if you need to find some good audio books to read, read these, the sound effects make you feel like you're in the dang movie. I kinda started to hate Lelia in this thou, she bitched too much, like she is a damn Princess but complains that no one will take her seriously, cliche much? Sheesh. Along with Leia' POV, you get Han's and Luke's, and lets just say the whole awkward kiss in the movie, is about a million times more awkward in this book since you have a better insight of how Luke feels towards Leia... *cringe*

Misc.

Book Boyfriend: Han!
Best Friend Material: Pass.

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Review: Still Life with Tornado

Still Life with Tornado Still Life with Tornado by A.S. King
My rating: 3 of 5 stars


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Basic Info

Format:
Kindle.
Pages/Length: n/a
Genre: Young Adult
Reason For Reading: Cover

At A Glance

Love Triangle/Insta Love/Obsession?:
No
Cliff Hanger: No
Triggers: Domestic Violence.
Rating: 3 stars

Score Sheet
All out of ten


Cover: 9
Plot: 6
Characters: 6
World Building: 6
Flow: 7
Series Congruity: n/a
Writing: 7
Ending: 8

Total: 6

In Depth

Best Part:
Eh. Umbrella
Worst Part: The Mc's overuse of words!
Thoughts Had: How "original"

Conclusion

Continuing the Series:
n/a
Recommending: Sure

Short Review: I didn't like the MC of this, she was annoying, i rolled my eyes every time she said "original" (which she said about 150 times). I did like the little insight into the mother's life, i really connected to her more than the MC herself. I kinda wished we saw into the father's POV thou since he seemed to be the trigger for everything. The flashbacks to Mexico were okay. When her mother just kinda accepted the 5yr old Sarah, freaked me out, why didn't she freak out!?

Misc.

Book Boyfriend: N/A
Best Friend Material: 23yr old Sarah

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