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Off-Topic: The Story of an Internet Revolt
*Cross-posted on Wordpress and BookLikes.

Disclaimer: I witnessed the production of this book from the sidelines.

*Currently available from Lulu as a n
Nov 03, 2013
Nov 02, 2013
Bullet (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, #19)
Stay away from it. Stay away. If you had any love for this series at any point, do not read this book. If you do, make sure you're a fan of erotica i ...more
Jun 04, 2010
Jun 04, 2010
The Glimpse (The Glimpse, #1)
Dangerous. This book is dangerous and disappointing. I can't tell you about the fury I felt at the very beginning of this book. The propaganda, myths ...more
Apr 15, 2012
Nov 09, 2011
I Am Number Four (Lorien Legacies, #1)
You must turn off your brain and ask no questions when reading this book. It’s a requirement to enjoy it. I failed miserably. It may be readable but I ...more
Feb 09, 2011
Dec 09, 2010
Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us
Cynical people: it's worse than you can even imagine. Privacy infringements, systematic exploitation of children and African Americans, government cor ...more
Mar 06, 2013
Feb 20, 2013
Prophecy of the Sisters (Prophecy of the Sisters, #1)
**spoiler alert** A review in book covers.

EXHIBIT A: First published in hardback with this cover:

It's a mirror image of a statue symbolising the ident
Nov 02, 2010
Aug 19, 2010
Tempting the Beast (Breeds, #1)
Tempting the Beast is a lesson in how not to write romance or a book in general. Editors do an important job and I wish a good one had worked on thi ...more
Apr 05, 2012
Jul 06, 2010
Stolen: A Letter to My Captor
Beautiful. Evil, but beautiful. Evil because I now have Stockholm Syndrome. Beautiful because I didn't realise it was happening, the writing was so su ...more
Dec 29, 2010
Aug 31, 2010
Across the Universe (Across the Universe, #1)
Lessons learned :
Never trust history.
Never trust doctors.
Never trust scientists.
Never trust technology.
Never trust blanket medication.

Overall my expe
Sep 26, 2011
Feb 14, 2011
The Gathering (Darkness Rising, #1)
Well written but I think my sheer impatience with the set-up got to me.
References to Samuel Lyle (Darkest Powers trilogy) and the Nasts, Cortezes and
Apr 02, 2011
Mar 25, 2010
Daughter of Smoke and Bone (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #1)
Not at all what I was expecting after the numerous 5 star reviews from the most discerning critics.

My UK cover:

Pretty unremarkable, right?

The US cove
Nov 04, 2011
Oct 19, 2011
The Reckoning (Darkest Powers, #3)
I'm not going to spoil the story for you but there are plenty of good bits, in fact I noted down my favourite pages to do with Chloe and Derek: 125, 2 ...more
Apr 2010
Nov 01, 2009
I jinxed myself. I read the first 5 pages and thought I might actually like it after procrastinating over the decision of: to read, or not to read? I ...more
Oct 18, 2011
May 30, 2011
The One and Only Ivan
Chicken soup for the soul. The Grinch himself would be hard-pressed not to empathise with Ivan's story. With a gorgeous cover and a heartbreaking memo ...more
Jun 26, 2012
Apr 21, 2012
Pale Demon (The Hollows, #9)
I'm going to preface this review by saying that if I hadn't read interviews and blog posts about this and future books then I would've awarded more st ...more
Jan 14, 2011
May 31, 2010
Grave Witch (Alex Craft, #1)
This one came highly rated by friends and after seeing it constantly mentioned I decided it must be worth a try. I can say I was completely engrossed ...more
Jul 09, 2011
Feb 21, 2011
Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops
Customer: Do you have any Robin Hood stories where he doesn't steal from the rich? My husband's called Robin and I'd like to buy him a copy for his b
Apr 07, 2012
Sep 16, 2011
The Duke and I (Bridgertons, #1)
It's okay to rape your husband. (Source: Chapter 18 onwards.)

Up until this chapter The Duke and I was on the road to four stars. Four and not five bec
Oct 06, 2012
Jun 14, 2012
Starters (Starters, #1)
Super strong opening chapters with a premise similar to TV’s Dollhouse which although interesting, threw up more questions than answers.

Starters shine
Feb 16, 2012
Nov 21, 2011
Last Breath (The Morganville Vampires, #11)
Gelatinous vampire goo. Gelatinous vampire goo. I can't get over it. This is so...wrong. I'm hoping this new enemy is part of Caine's endgame. We've h ...more
Oct 31, 2011
Oct 31, 2010
Alien Mate (Alien Mate, #1)
Raise your hand if you iron your underwear? No one? Diana does. She's a little plumper than your average gal so her undies contain little more fabric ...more
Jul 07, 2011
Oct 28, 2010
Archangel's Consort  (Guild Hunter, #3)
Archangel's Consort was far from perfect with it's superfluous sex scenes and slow build up to an uncertain and frankly lack lustre ending. It pains m ...more
Jan 26, 2011
Dec 29, 2009
Touched by an Alien (Katherine "Kitty" Katt, #1)
A mash-up of "Men In Black" and "Ghostbusters" with a central "McGyver" character. Intriguing premise. The sex scenes were steamy and the humour somet ...more
Oct 23, 2011
Apr 15, 2011
The Purity Myth: How America's Obsession with Virginity is Hurting Young Women
Is America a dystopian society when it comes to its neglectful and abusive nature towards its women?

I ask this question honestly, not to shock or offe
Jan 09, 2013
Aug 09, 2010
Ghost Town (The Morganville Vampires, #9)
Oh, Myrnin. Myrnin, Myrnin, Myrnin. Excuse my language but you fucked up, dude. I worried for your sanity and for your life. There were times when I l ...more
Oct 29, 2010
Mar 12, 2010
The Lottery
Available as a free PDF.

"Is that it?" was my first thought upon finishing. The only thing saving this is the thought that it was written in 1948, post
Jan 2013
Dec 31, 2012
Stormdancer (The Lotus War, #1)
Damn this seductively beautiful book cover. *sigh*

Confused and worried about the yo-yo ratings given this by my friends, I was hoping my experience wo
Sep 24, 2012
May 20, 2012
Rape is Rape: How Denial, Distortion, and Victim Blaming are Fueling a Hidden Acquaintance Rape Crisis
"Vulnerability scares us, very deeply. To feel your body being forcibly penetrated by another human being is an experience of such utter, terrifying ...more
Jan 11, 2013
Dec 19, 2012
Fade Out (The Morganville Vampires, #7)
Good but not brilliant. This one is a little more sedate and less action packed but it took a worrying element (i.e. Ada) of the previous book and exp ...more
Nov 04, 2009
Oct 07, 2009
Flirt (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #18)
It's weird, after I read the free excerpt of this book a few weeks ago I actually predicted the plot somewhere on this site. So it was predictable. Oh ...more
Feb 03, 2010
Nov 07, 2009
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