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.
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