DNF fiquei-me pelo 5º conto... at this point it's not getting any better (nor worse). Não vou massacrar este livro na review porque estas estrelas sãoDNF fiquei-me pelo 5º conto... at this point it's not getting any better (nor worse). Não vou massacrar este livro na review porque estas estrelas são puramente pessoais. Não sou entendida em Lovecraft, não gosto de Lovecraft e sinceramente existem motivos pessoais no gosto da escrita e leitura que me fizeram dar estas estrelas (o abuso do tell quando já havia o estilo de escrita show enervou-me). Estive sempre à espera de algo mais do que aquilo que o Howard me apresentava mas não chegou... Acho que sinceramente nunca vai chegar. O problema não é eu não gostar de pulp ou de escrita mais "purple" é mesmo porque acho que este livro foi uma espécie de fanfiction da altura onde se nota que o Howard venerava Lovecraft. It's just not for me. Daqui a uns anos volto a tentar....more
SOOOOOO DISAPPOINTED!!!!!! *cries a river* Author uses wayyyy too many clichés for this first part to even be enjoyable! It's not like a disaster, butSOOOOOO DISAPPOINTED!!!!!! *cries a river* Author uses wayyyy too many clichés for this first part to even be enjoyable! It's not like a disaster, but I was expecting so much more *a sad face is not enough*
* Red is not really a great character: when she talks on the phone with her friends she looks terrible, like those annoying girls on MTV: hey bitchiesssss, how'z ma baaaeee?... Knock it off you're a woman not a 16 year old! Also, as always, she is in financial trouble because guys nowadays are only fit for two things: get rich, get bitchies... Oh and they have to be dangerous, uhhhh!
* Wolfe is horrible, he only thinks about "eating some pussy".... it's like reading a Lil Wayne song constantly.
* But of course they meet and guess what they want to devour each other and can barely hold it, so sex scene within 10 minutes after they meet... characters development... pff so laaamee!
*"Are you a hoe?" "No". YES. YOU. ARE! He put 60k grand in your bank account to sleep with you and you know it because you just did it and you only did that because if you walk away, you will be broke again. So sorry sweetie you're a hoe, nothing against that, just admit that you are basically just doing everything because you're a lazy bastard who was unemployed and living in a 2k studio with no savings!
Quoting Nicki (and I can't believe I am doing this because I hate that song): you a stupid hoe.
Sorry everyone but male characters ARE NOT only to provide money and sex for spoiled women who want it the easy way. Have some respect for your characters....more
Tempting the pirate had some nice things and some predictable things, namely the plot. Which is funny because it is all there, the traditional five act plot is all there in the right time, so the pace was nice, there was a lack of plot twists, maybe things went too right and too wrong and with no or few surprises.
It is all very neat and polished and it kind of weakens how amazing the novel could be. Even the first and only twist that there is that kind of changes the plot a little bit it is delivered with such cold feelings. I definitely felt the need of something that could rock my world or remove the earth from beneath my feet once or twice (don’t do it often or you will become Moffat).
Alas, Tempting the pirate is entertainment and I regret nothing! Not all books need to have symbolisms or themes and this keeps what is promises a romance with pirates and some action. It keeps the reader focused on the story and it is that kind of novel where you can read anywhere, anytime you want or wish to grab a quick novel that will not let you down.
I can see that there will probably be a novel on James brother so I am hoping to see more action and more twists or feelings on that one....more
It’s almost Christmas! YEY! And to help me relax from all the exams I have to prepare, all the reports I have to write,ARC provided by Entangled Covet
It’s almost Christmas! YEY! And to help me relax from all the exams I have to prepare, all the reports I have to write, nothing better than a Christmas story with vampires! Boy, do I still love reading about vampires, especially when authors get creative with the world build. I mean, I still have a secret passion over Nosferatu, I am not gonna lie, the guy creeps me out, but boy do I love him. Also J. R. Ward has some nice ideas, Kim Harrison rocks the world build and the setting and even if some stories are not as original and new, it’s still nice to read a cozy Christmas novel with vampires, even if these two don’t seem to mix. It is not a very deep novel, it focus more about how two people from different worlds are meant to be together, but mostly it focuses on Mara and how the marriage wrecked her. She has lost some of her confidence but kept some of her humor (and she kicks ass with board games). Connor is also healing, but from the loss of her ex-lover and he also suffers from some lack of self-esteem, thinking that he is a monster. More than just crying and self-pity, both decide that they should overcome the bad experience with their ex-lovers and make amends in bed. I have nothing against that… The writing style and the more sensual hot explicit scenes are nicely done, it is the typical sex scene in today’s erotica where the women easily achieves the orgasm, but giving that Connor is a paranormal being, I accept it. The secondary characters were okay, mostly the human ones are weird, but Connor’s vampire side has so much potential that I wouldn't mind reading a novel only with that side. Forget human side, vampire side is great! Wolf creates a solid setting of a new vampire lineage with rules that have plenty room to be extended and improved in a sequel, maybe with Connor best friend. I don’t believe I will ever get tired of reading novels with vampires if they are like Connor and his family. I demand more!...more
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It’s a wonderful fireman draw its title inspiration from the film It’s a wonderful lif***ARC provided by Book Plug promotions for an honest review ***
It’s a wonderful fireman draw its title inspiration from the film It’s a wonderful life, a sentimental Christmas film that I have never watched. However some parts of this novella are much more likely Dicken’s a Christmas carol, but focuses on the past.
Mulligan is injured when he is trying to fight a fire and while he is waiting to be rescued his love interest, Lizzie, appears in the form of a hallucination and convinces him that he is worth her love and to live because he is a nice person.
Much like A Christmas bite, the male main character doesn’t seem to believe that he deserves to get the girl. And I have never addressed this before, but this is very medieval theme (not in a bad sense), but usually in medieval literature, the woman was above everything and the man always said he was not worth of her because she was just too pure and too good. So men (who were the main authors at that time) wrote poems putting the women on a pedestal and worshiped them.
While in the 21st century things changed a little bit and the role of women within literature seems to be changing all the time: we go from submissive passive Bella Swan to independent bold characters by Shelly Laureston.
Either way women in these two novellas don’t seem to enjoy being in the pedestal and convince the guy that he is being an idiot, which is a nice subversion of roles. Usually low self-esteem is associated with women rather than men. I’m not sure if we are actually just transferring women characteristic into men or if we are now more free to talk about men as not those amazing, masculine macho people that have feelings and some downsides as well.
I always find a novel positive if they allow me to make some bizarre associations with other novels or other themes in literature, especially medieval ones (even if this has nothing to do with medieval literature, we still take some inspiration from that time, even if we do not do it consciously). It’s a wonderful fireman is a great Dicken’s retelling with some great dialogues and some nice messages regarding the season....more
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Let me tell you I am not a big fan of lovers “come backs”, usually the author do**ARC provided by author through Book plug promotion for a blog tour**
Let me tell you I am not a big fan of lovers “come backs”, usually the author does not develop the romantic plot that much, but Kate Moore throws us a nice story. The loner has the right mixture of romance, regret and some action. The plot is not solely focused on the romantic pair of this first novel of the series and that deserves a thumbs up. The kid Ulysses was the secondary character that was simply perfect, he is a kid, a very bright kid and he is on some financial aid program. He manages to join the secondary plot with the main romantic plot nicely without seeming too dull. That being said the novel had the right amount of romance and the right amount of mystery. While Will does start a little cruel and Annie a little tasteless for my senses, their chemistry together works and managed to make the beginning more spicy. It feels so great when Will and Annie spend that few days together and that we see her growing a spine! Josh was very ambivalent. The reader struggles to understand if he is manipulatively evil or good, by half of the novel I could understand that the second novel will be about him.
As far as the negative sides, there are not really negative aspects. I would have enjoyed more descriptive sex scenes and the sisters were a nice touch even though they were annoying as hell! The creepy neighbour was also a nice touch even if too weird, but if the intention was to creep readers out, then the author succeeded.
The loner teaches the morals of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, Annie is stubborn, Will is both stubborn and persuasive, although both do know they have feelings for each other and the reader knows it’s only a matter of time and plot.
Kate Moore takes a bold step reusing some themes/key moments of one of the most beloved novels of all time, but nevertheless she makes it out with grace and interesting enough so we want to know what happens to Josh and what the future of The Canyon Club will be. ...more
A spy unmasked… I must confess that I did not read the synopsis until half of the book not to spoil the fun, but while yesterday Love’s legacy was more serious, this one has definitely a more mainstream tone. A love unmasked is a page turner especially when it drives off other regency novels and focus on an eccentric heroine. Tina Gabrielle takes a dare step with the first book of the series mixing mystery and suspense with good romance. And it also teaches that women that are almost mad scientist can love and be great wives and great spies as well! ...more
Hmmm, I was not expecting this. Er… this review will be short because I am very pissed or sad… I still haven’t made up my mind yet! *sigh* Black Dahlia… where to begin… First, I won’t be spoiling you when I say that Shane dies. There, there you go, now you understand the turmoil of my feelings. I enjoyed Dahlia’s relationship with Shane, it was real and she settled down with a man she loved. So the first chapter is basically he dying and Dahlia coping with the loss. As far as feelings go, they felt real, I’m not gonna lie, it all felt very real and heartfelt and emotionally right, not too overwhelming, but you can’t really help to feel extremely sorry for Dahlia and Shane. I was angry… very angry. And I don’t know if that’s a good thing.
Black dahlia is a bold novella. It takes a lot of courage to do what Winslow did with the plot, whether people will like it… I don’t know. There are people who will surely recognize that damn, I haven’t seen an author going like this, since (that character from Harry Potter) died. And he dies in the end of the novel, not at the beginning. But once again while I am not entirely a fan of the plot’s initial problem, Winslow manages to pull it off. The anger, the desperation and the loss, the feelings are raw and it is amazing how in such a short amount of pages we can experience such devastating emotions. I did not finished the book loving it, but it has grown on me as one of the boldest moves I ever saw in fiction. So yeah, no fangirl actions, I am saving that for later. And for God sake, go slow my heart can only take an amount of knives with fictional characters!...more