I have to first say, this book has an amazing cover! The depiction of the aliens is near exact to what the author described. It's covers like this draw me in. It's eye-candy.
Sadly, this story was all over the place and very hard to understand. Ruth starts off speaking as though she's a Queen. I'm thinking the girl (I couldn't quite tell what age she was) was enjoying dreams of grandeur when the floating ink creatures attacked. But it was never stated. Then things take a turn, where I can't quite say I understand what happened. And why did the Xenophan's have to obtain our planetary money to start up corporate businesses? Especially when they ran the world anyway- I was just confused.
I originally purchased the audiobook, but it was so bad I returned it and purchased the ebook, thinking I must have missed something. I walked away from this book terribly confused.
I don't know what to really say about Floating Ink. It's definitely a different sort of tale, but not one that held my interest. You may enjoy it though, so check it out from either Audible.com or Amazon.com.
I"m off to the next read!📚
*Ascension, Book 3 is next.
Floating Ink: Echo On the Water, Book 1
September 6, 2016
I met author, J. Rae Moore on Twitter and when she offered up a short story, I had to get in on it. Especially since it's fantasy! The short is called Troll Hunting and it's cute. If Moore's up-coming novel, Youngspell, is anything like Troll Hunting, it will do very well.
The story is about Juliana, a witch. She needs a particular ingredient for a portion, but it must come from... a troll! They're nasty buggars and won't give what she needs in any kindly sorta way. So she has to be clever about it, but her method causes more trouble than she'd anticipated. Especially for her!
The story was creative and easily described in a way that allowed me to see the adventure taking place. Because Moore's audience is middle grade, it will also be a fun read for my son and I. As soon as her novel, Youngspell is released, I'll have it in my homeschool library, no doubt.
That's all for today and I'm off to the next read!📚
*Floating Ink is next.
J. Rae Moore
Kellie's Diary, by Thomas Jenner and Angeline Perkins, is a journal into the apocalypse, from a kid's perspective. One day, Kellie and her journal Barbie are trapped in the school's bathroom. While she's hiding, everyone inside and on the playground are not very sick and/or biting one another.
Kellie's Diary is different, since the story comes from an elementary school child. She doesn't understand the concept of apocalypse or zombies, so when she shares, via journal entries in the diary she named Barbie, in wording that is supposed to be childish..
Unfortunately, this didn't work for me, for two reasons. One, you can easily see below. My examples are blown up, but imagine them on the screen of your iPad, Kindle, etc. After the introduction, the pages all ended up small like the pic on the lower, right. The book's not formatted well, thus a frustration for me, the reader!
The second loss for me was due to the simplicity of the story. It didn't really feel as if it was from a little girl.
Okay, I am a Boricio fan - I am on Team Boricio! This guy went from serial killer to an emotional Terminator and I loved every minute of him. Even his horrible name calling (his perversion knows no bounds) but he was "fixed", making him a good guy and I loved it!
So there's so much going on here, but everyone is now rushing to Black Island in New York. Luca is the key but he's now what Boricio calls a Man-Boy since he's aged so much, he's a senior citizen! Charley's gone Dark and Ryan's barely human. So much happens in this season, and guess what?
I'm going crazy because season's four through six aren't on audio! I am so bummed out because now I have to purchase the books. My ebook and physical book TBR is so backed up- I won't be able to return to that world for quite some time.
Season One of Yesterday's Gone, by Sean Platt and David Wright was amazing and kept me hooked the entire time. Season Two just blew me out of the water. And that cliffhanger!
So in Season Two, everything's based on fate. Will has seen everything and knows the information he's received is to be taken for truth, and nothing can change it. The visions he has are going to come to fruition, and sadly, there are no loopholes... even though he'd created one before. But as the voices warned, they found a loophole within his loophole.
The bulk of the story lies within a compound, with a man called The Prophet as leader, but he's being used and every follower, and our heroes are trapped within the sanctuary walls. Surprisingly, the monsters never near...
When I found this series, I was ecstatic! I love stories like this- end of the world and no zombies! It provided the right amount of innocence, patience, anxiety and vile acts of humanity, in just the right portions for me to love it all!
Season one of Yesterday's Gone, by Sean Platt and David Wright, is about a few groups, survivors of the world's dematerialization. Gone, everyone's gone, even the cars in some cases. It's like there was a rapture, but not of the heavenly kind. Some of the worst people are gone... but a few of the worst have remained.
There are also some folks who knew the vanishing would take place. They had dreams, heard voices- a premonition within a dream that let them know they had a job to do- but what do they do with said information? And who can survive the dark things that are after them? The things that offer up an infection of your worst nightmares? There's something wrong with the world or something could just be wrong with them...
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