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It is the simple stories that**spoiler alert** I got this book for free, from Making Connections, in exchange of an honest review. Get your copy here.
It is the simple stories that get you bad. We're never told explicitly what kind of a creature Drayton is and are free to interpret however we want to. This only made me like the story more. Drayton has so many powers but the way he tries to atone for what he has done in the past made me like him. I loved how the author made us feel sorry for Blake who was the worst of worst but powerless to stop himself. The story was touching without being depressing. I can't wait to see what Drayton does next. I'm actually giving this book 3.5 stars....more
all that action from the get go-even though, the book wasn't a big one, the action made it feel like an even quicker read. lovedWhat I liked about it:
all that action from the get go-even though, the book wasn't a big one, the action made it feel like an even quicker read. loved how Catch got involved in the kidnapping. I liked how the male lead was flawed just like the bad guy and had to deal with his past every day. Loved how Hallie showed backbone and her inability to let her father go, even when she came to know who he was.
What I didn't like: the little alien girl- that part was just sprung on us.
I'm so sure Stark isn't dead and am hoping we'll see him again, if there's a sequel. The govt. lady letting Catch and Hallie go seemed improbable but again, if there will be a sequel.. A fast paced thriller and I liked it!...more
What David wrote in his application was by far the most interesting thing in this story and I would have loved it, if the author had went on with thatWhat David wrote in his application was by far the most interesting thing in this story and I would have loved it, if the author had went on with that. We are never told what becomes of Gwen and I would have liked to know where she ended up. Not one of the author's best....more
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A rich spoilt kid is using hi**spoiler alert** I got this book for free from Making Connections, in exchange for an honest review. Get your copy here.
A rich spoilt kid is using his dad’s money as a crutch to escape jail by blaming an innocent man. The good guys are trying to prove otherwise. For that they need to find the elusive accomplice who thinks its fun to make the lawyers play treasure hunt. The story begins like a typical law firm novel but all that changes halfway into it. Then it becomes the latter half of a movie with lots of action. That the author could fit all of this into a short story and make me connect to the characters makes me want to read more of his work. ...more
the humor-bad things were happening and the situation looked so hopeless and then unexpectedly, somethi**spoiler alert** What I liked about this book:
the humor-bad things were happening and the situation looked so hopeless and then unexpectedly, something made me laugh! How I connected to the characters-absolutely hated Frank and Lisa (Emily too) and almost stopped reading when Kirk "died"! I could feel the desperation (Hicks) and the loneliness (Bev)-written beautifully. I also like how the characters realized their error and tried to put their life back together. the ending was well done.
What I didn't like:
the beginning-the story took some time to pick up the pace and I almost gave up after reading the first 3 chapters or so, thinking this book wasn't for me!...more
**spoiler alert** The book begins with Elena fleeing her overbearing mother who has spent her life filling her only child with self doubts and regrets**spoiler alert** The book begins with Elena fleeing her overbearing mother who has spent her life filling her only child with self doubts and regrets. Right away, we see how broken Elena is and hope that her aunt, Rosemarian, can put her together. Then we meet the aunt and lose all hope! As eccentric as her name, Rosemarian uses that eccentricity to hide a life overshadowed by regular panic attacks. The one thing that keeps her going is that her dead husband believed in her.
They come across a Mayan spell which would heal them and take away their regrets, if before New Year's Eve, they can decode the glyphs. The story is about how a Elena used to thinking like a scientist does, starts to believe a spell could cure her. And about how they both realize that healing comes from within and doesn't require spells.
I can see that some people would be put off because the conversations between the character are too formal to sound like real conversations. However, given that the two females aren't like the average person who can function in the society, I think they actually would sound this way.
I liked the humor threaded through the story, it made the book lighter than it would have been without it.
My favorite character was Bit of Nothing.
A good book, not too long and doesn't come off as being preachy....more
**spoiler alert** I'm really rating it 3.5 stars. This is one of the creepiest books I've read and manages to horrify the reader without being explicit**spoiler alert** I'm really rating it 3.5 stars. This is one of the creepiest books I've read and manages to horrify the reader without being explicit or vulgar. The book synopsis and even the beginning few chapters in no way prepare you for what's coming. The change in Lloyd's personality just broke my heart while Sam's transformation gave me hope. The book is so scary not only because it was written so well but also because this could have happened to anyone. It was a quick read but not a forgettable one....more
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This book is irreverent…it is**spoiler alert** I got this book for free, in exchange for an honest review from Making Connections. Get your copy here.
This book is irreverent…it is racist…it is sexist…it is sci fi.
The Inappropriateness: “It was time, she decided, to visit Oracle. Oracle Jones was her black friend, wise and hip. And a prostitute, but that has no bearing on our story. In fact, I’m not sure why I mentioned it. But there it is. Black. Prostitute.”
Loneliness I’m so alone There seems to be no point At times Drink Lucky Lager Much of Sherman Oakes’s income was derived from writing jingles and ad copy. He referred to himself at parties as a literary prostitute.
Gorlax: “Sherm, what up?” “Gorlax, my nigga! What’s happenin’?” “S.O.S. You know. Listen, I need this girl’s heart.” “Uh, you’re the fuckin’ Gortician, dun…” “Naw, shit ain’t like that. I need this bitch to fall totally in love with me ‘n shit.”
Vnew: Vnew Vreal was suiciding again. He usually did so on Saturday nights, due to the stress he had acquired during the course of the workweek.
L’viv: Long, long ago, she had given up her twin sons. As a result, L’viv was tried and convicted of tampering with the males, a federation offense. Her sentence was banishment to the penal planet Faggotron for life.
Judas: She was the black-hearted, icewater-veined archvillainess of the multiverse. She didn’t know or care why, she just was. And she loathed Sherman Oakes like she loathed kittens, sunshine and balloons.
AngVenn: “Shermie! Howfore art thou?” AngVenn was enamoured of creative anachronisms. Or perhaps she just thought it made her sound sophisticated. Either way, it made Vnew nervous.
Prail: “Those look awesome.” “Oh, these are just the protos. The real games are played in 9D on Earth2.” President Gorlax walked from screen to screen, enthralled. “Prail, these are…fucking great. I had no idea you were so dynamic.” “It’s just a pastime,” she said modestly, “A hobby. My big sisters –“ “Fuck your big sisters, Prail. You’re the shitbomb!” “Is that good?” “In this case, yes.”
“On Gortician, a promotion was survival. Firings were literal. You were incinerated, and your successor’s first job was sweeping your ashes up for Ned’s Atomic Dustbin, Gortician’s recycle center.”
“Got any new ways to torture and kill people?” “Hmmm,” said the voice. “Did you try stabbing them?”
“Of course. That’s one oh one stuff.” “Shooting?’ “With extreme prejudice.” “Burning?” “Yes.” “Strangling?” “Naturally, I mean, I strangle people while I’m sleeping, even.” “Crushing?’ “Sure.” “Mangling?” “All the time.” “Hmmmm. Can we think about this?”
This book isn’t for everybody but I enjoyed every second while reading it!
**spoiler alert** I got this book for free from Making Connections to read and review: http://www.goodreads.com/group/show/6... I started the book and a**spoiler alert** I got this book for free from Making Connections to read and review: http://www.goodreads.com/group/show/6... I started the book and almost gave up right then. Not only did it start slow-but then Shaun of the Dead did too-it also had a lot of jargon and big nerdy words that I couldn't get at all. And the first mention of Router wasn't all that, either. Then the book picked up its pace and proved me wrong. Zombies, Pirates, Ninjas, Nerds, Smart mouthed women..the story had everything! And it was exactly the right length. The humor was just my type and despite some (okay, many) references that I didn't get, I loved it! Zombie fans, you just can't miss this one! Oh, I almost forgot "F**k you, High-C!"...more
**spoiler alert** The book features characters who are all kinds of crazy! As soon as the brother committed the first murder, I wanted to hide the boo**spoiler alert** The book features characters who are all kinds of crazy! As soon as the brother committed the first murder, I wanted to hide the book and never read it again! But it wasn't because it was bad, it was because I was too scared to read ahead and who doesn't like books that scare the heck outta us, right? Another thing I liked was that the issue of incest was dealt with very tastefully. There were no overt scenes about it but the author rather hinted at what was going on. Asheley's reactions would have felt unreal, if she didn't have the history that she did. The siblings were the most broken kids you'd ever see. I also liked how the author kept us guessing which of the siblings was right about their dad's personality and his reasons for leaving. And the ending was perfect. Loved what Asheley said at the end of the book too!...more