When I first found Wool, by Hugh Howey, I simply saw a huge book that stuck my curiosity. I love the look of big books and this one made my mouth water. When I purchased it at a discounted price, via Barnes & Noble Marketsellers, I knew it had to be mind. What I didn't know was it was book one of a tri-book series. Naturally, I had to possess them all, like Pokémon! lol I finally received them and added them to my TBR List.
I'd developed a case of 'love at first sight' when I first saw this book cover. For some reason, maybe because vegetarianism is my ultimate goal, I don't know, I just knew I had to read it. Once I gazed over the summary, I thought, "Oh, this sounds like one of those weird, spooky movies, like The Host or 3 Extremes or something!" I just knew, I had to read it. Now, I'm not really sure how I feel.
The style of writing is very different... strange. The inner-sleeve of the book said Yeong-hye and her husband lived an ordinary life before she took on the vegetarian lifestyle, but I totally disagree., I know that Korean culture is very different, even from most Korean-American culture, but Mr. Cheong wasn't a very nice guy. He didn't think his wife was even pretty. He didn't like her hair, her body- nothing. They lived in a home where they rarely slept together- it had to have been a lonely existence for her. Other than finding her standing before an open refrigerator, I'm surprised he even noticed her change!
I first want to say, if you have not read the Lux series, you need to. I kept hearing about the storres and seeing tons of Daemon memes and wondering, who the heck?! Then I kept seeing these big books saying "LUX" on them and wondering, "What is that?" because I'm attracted to large books. So I finally purchased the audiobooks and took listen and asked myself, "What the heck took me so long to jump on the bandwagon?!" I purchased the books and added them to my bookshelf. I had too- the story was excellent! I was obsessed with the storyline. Jennifer L. Armentrout really put her foot in it! (Except with Obsession).
So when Oblivion came out, I purchased both versions, as always. I'd previously read Obsession and wasn't very happy, so I was praying this story wasn't damaged in any way!
*Audio Read-a-Long Review
So when I found out this book released in November, I was surprised! I follow Jennifer L. Armentrout on Facebook and on Instagram and totally missed this one! I went immediately to B&N and got my copy ordered and began listening to the audio version until my book delivery was made.
I could have waited...
The story is about Serena, a friend of Meilssa- an unfortunate human who witnessed a Luxen attack. Now she's been marked for murder for what she may or may not know. So the DoD has assigned a protector of sorts. His name's Hunter and he's Arum!
Now Hunter is a loner. He's hostile, dangerous and not in the mood to babysit, but there's something about Serena he can't escape... the burning of his libido... and then I was bored! This story is NOTHING like the Lux series- and though I wasn't expecting to be like the first five books or even Oblivion, which is Daemon's POV, but I wasn't expecting a book full of sexual innuendo and a plethora of "F-bombs!"
Cyber-terrorism, monsters of The Realm and minds of people being inserted into a super-computer network needed to save a planet! This book is science fiction, fantasy and adventure action, all rolled up into one trilogy. Sadly, I didn't get the first two books so I am entering this adventure at the end, but it doesn't take from the great story that is Game Over by Andrew Klavan! I never like coming in at the end- I know there's a great deal I've missed on this story, like Rick's maturity throughout the storyline or friends lost along the way, but it's the one sent to me, so here goes...
I was gifted with the book, What She Left Behind, from author Emily Kendy. I love reading the works of burgeoning authors and Ms. Kendy is no different. This is a good book, but it's very odd too. Not because it was difficult to read or written poorly but because Rebecca, the main character was difficult!
The story is about Rebecca; a young lady with freshman qualities who is booted from college in her senior year! She was to be a journalist but she became a party girl instead. She has no job, lies to her mother repeatedly, and came off as a nympholist! The sad part is, she comes off as being a lovely gal, talented in the field she so desires, but her life has no direction and so she broods and parties more. What really makes the story explode is Ezra- the rock 'n' roll magazine editor. She becomes obsessed... but I can't say much more because I'd end up giving SPOILERS! and you know how I feel about that.
I truly feel Kendy wanted me (and she was telling me the story!) to 'love to hate' Rebecca. She has potential but you can't truly appreciate her because she's so... Gah! Ms. Kendy did a great job in description, relaying emotion and even illustrated a perfect picture of a young lady who does not want to run her life! LOL This story reminded me so much of another book I read last year (I Take You, Eliza Kennedy) and that's a great compliment. I enjoyed What She Left Behind and would read more from Emily Kendy. On to another book!📚
Ratings: 👓👓👓👓/5 specs
*Game Over is next.
**eBook provided by author, Emily Kendy, for an honest review.
When I received this ebook, free from one of my daily newsmails, I was actually excited. The synopsis read like a true horror story, but as with many stories that carry an Asian theme, they are drawn out with extensive backstory and near suicidal personalities. I really doubt I'll move on to the other two books in this series.
The story is about a school group that traveled into the mountains of Japan to visit a study camp in British Heights- an out of place museum, theater and more. Its owned by Mr. Forbes, a s'diddi billionaire who cares for his precious antiquities more than the people paying to visit them. Students are suddenly trapped in a white-out snow storm, doubled over from an illness I shall not name, since I don't believe in SPOILERS and hunted by something that comes out of Edgar Allen Poe's, The Raven!
To be honest, the only reason I finished this book is because the author promised me a monster. The characters were a bit drab but strong enough in Jun and Akane to make me command my eyes show me to the ending... or new beginning. Other than that, I read about a bunch of foolish teenagers who (periodically) did the same thing to their British instructors as to me and my friends when I lived in Japan: They spoke ugly words in their native tongue while pretending to be kind and respectful. That part was true to life to me. Ugh...
This was my first Kathryn Springer book and my first visit to Banister Falls, If you know me, you know I usually take my love and romance with a bit of zombification, alien intrusion or ghostly possession. Yet whenever there's a fireman involved, I tend to get a bit squishy. In this tale, Evie Bennett is a 25-year old widow and single mom. She's also the Women's Ministry Director, so she's used to telling women how they need to step out on faith and be bold about it. She's a woman in control and knows what to expect... until she meets Jack.
I'm going to tell you- it's hard to find a man like this! Jack Vale put everyone above himself and so Godly, I was nearing jealousy! The story is fun, loving, and emotion-provoking. Springer wrote the story so well, I was in the trenches of their relationship with them! This story is unbelievable and made me wonder if the first book is just as good?
The theme of being able to walk away from the past and move with confidence into God's planned future for us was felt and understood- a theme we all look to apply in our lives. I truly appreciated the gentleness and loved how realistic the characters were, even if some men are dreamy. I may be adding the first book to my library! For a romance, this book is IT! I don't think I've ever given a romance novel 5 specs before, but there's always the first time- Now!
On to the next book!📚
Ratings: 👓👓👓👓👓/5 specs
*They Came Out After Dark is next.
**Book provided free by Litfuse Publicity, for an honest review.
As you know, I am a zombie fan. Fan addict. Fanatic? Obsessed? These Z's aren't the norm. They sometimes eat you, sometimes just shred you to pieces. They're different, a hideous visage and able to open doors, run, and do major, body damage. Contamination, Books 0-3 by T. W. Piperbrook is about those zombies
The story is brought to us by our friendly, neighborhood government. They've created something that's so heinous and... well, crazy, that it could just possibly happen. This disease isn't like most zombie infestations. These guys are fast and can do some serious damage- quickly.
The entire box-set is good. It's different and the narrator, Troy Duran is pretty good. He's an excellent reader who doesn't bore you. He gives you voices that make the story worth while and keeps everything spiced just right, from the beginning with Frank in the jail cell to the last word in the series. You will find the 13 hours and about thirty minutes very much worth while. I managed to get this ebook set for a special price: $1.99, from Audible.com, so grab it while you can! It's very entertaining! Grab a few snacks, an iced, cold drink and some headphones. You're in for a ride!📚
Ratings: 👓👓👓👓 out of 5 specs
*The Hearts We Mend is next.
**Audiobook from my personal, Audible.com library.
I've read many books in my life. Some were award-winning and some were one hit wonders. Many are still on shelves while others have faded from print. I've always found some sort of appreciation in a book- even if the story was dull, bland or just silly. The reason I warped the cover of this book's review is because this book, The Library at Mount Char is warped.
Scott Hawkins, the author of books like Apache and Linus, is known for book of instruction; they feed your mind on How-To's. In my opinion, I think Mr. Hawkins should stick to the informational department. His dive into fiction was well written and heavily thought out, but some of the weirdest stuff I've EVER had the pleasure of reading! I was lost from the very first chapter!
A missing God.
A library with the secrets to the universe.
A woman too busy to notice her heart slipping away.
Carolyn's not so different from the other people around her. She likes guacamole and cigarettes and steak. She knows how to use a phone. Clothes are a bit tricky, but everyone says nice things about her outfit with the Christmas sweater over the gold bicycle shorts.
After all, she was a normal American herself once.
That was a long time ago, of course. Before her parents died. Before she and the others were taken in by the man they called Father.
are the life source of Indie Authors the tool that creates Best Sellers! I know I do not have that much power, but I can sure add to it!