Review: Daisy and the Dead by Sarah Bale

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When I saw this on Netgalley, I started salivating.  I LOVE zombie stories!  All of the running and fighting and trying to survive – I find zombie stories irresistible.   What I didn’t realize before I hit the request button is that Sarah Bale writes erotica.  That’s not a deal killer for me, but when I read books with zombies, I want ZOMBIES.  Not spankings and heroines who defiantly proclaim they won’t be sleeping with the big bad leader of the gang who saved her – and promptly jumps into bed with him. Without protection (which the hero claimed to always use, until sleeping with our heroine) during a zombie apocalypse, where an unplanned pregnancy would certainly spell disaster. Not to mention STDs. It’s not like there’s a doctor on every corner anymore. Smh.

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Mini Review: When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

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Meh. I found this slow and it didn’t hold my interest. I read to about the 30% point, and then skimmed and jumped to the end. I don’t know if I wasn’t in the mood for it or what, but it didn’t meet my high expectations (maybe that was the problem – how could it be as good as I built it up to be?). Dimple, at times, was just as selfish and abrasive as Rishi accused her of being, and Rishi, while I liked him, was too passive and too accepting of the role his family put him in. My favorite part of the book was when he broke out of the expectations placed on him and finally fought to come into his own. IDK. Maybe I have just become tired of the YA romance genre.

Grade: 2.5 stars

Review copy obtained from my local library

About the book:

Dimple Shah has it all figured out. With graduation behind her, she’s more than ready for a break from her family, from Mamma’s inexplicable obsession with her finding the “Ideal Indian Husband.” Ugh. Dimple knows they must respect her principles on some level, though. If they truly believed she needed a husband right now, they wouldn’t have paid for her to attend a summer program for aspiring web developers…right?
Rishi Patel is a hopeless romantic. So when his parents tell him that his future wife will be attending the same summer program as him—wherein he’ll have to woo her—he’s totally on board. Because as silly as it sounds to most people in his life, Rishi wants to be arranged, believes in the power of tradition, stability, and being a part of something much bigger than himself.
The Shahs and Patels didn’t mean to start turning the wheels on this “suggested arrangement” so early in their children’s lives, but when they noticed them both gravitate toward the same summer program, they figured, Why not?
Dimple and Rishi may think they have each other figured out. But when opposites clash, love works hard to prove itself in the most unexpected ways.

Review: The Fortune Teller by Gwendolyn Womack


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When I was approached about reviewing this title, I was torn.  I am completely swamped with review books, and I was hesitant to add yet another commitment to my already full schedule. But I saw that part of the book takes place in my favorite time period, Ancient Egypt, and I couldn’t say no.  I’m glad I read the book. It was enjoyable, and I wouldn’t have picked it up otherwise, as it was nowhere on my radar. Read more

Review: The Greek’s Pleasurable Revenge by Andie Brock

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The Greek’s Pleasurable Revenge features two of my favorite tropes – revenge and second chance at love.  Parts of the story worked better than others, and I don’t think I ever warmed up to Lukas.  He started out a jerk, and he stayed a jerk far longer than he should have.  He also took every opportunity to jump to the wrong conclusion about Callie, and at times it was rage inducing.  More on that later. Read more

Review: Arrow’s Flight by Mercedes Lackey

I hope everyone in the States had a wonderful 4th of July.  I spent the long weekend reading, sampling various restaurants in the area, playing with ponies, chasing Pokémon, and relaxing. The weather was beautiful all weekend long. I hope your weekend was as enjoyable.

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I thought this was very slow, and compared to the first book, there wasn’t enough action to hold my interest.  Since Dirk is being set up as Talia’s love interest, I thought all of the time spent building Kris up as her buddy with benefits pointless (he’s not my favorite Herald, anyway).  I liked the pairing of Skif and Talia better if the relationship wasn’t going beyond friends. Dirk was in this installment for only a couple of pages, and since I like him better than Kris, I was disappointed with his absence.

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Audiobook Review: The Aeronaut’s Windlass by Jim Butcher


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ZOMG! I don’t listen to a lot of audiobooks, but when I had a six hour drive looming ahead of me, I downloaded a few audiobooks to keep me company. I downloaded The Aeronaut’s Windlass because I have had the ARC on my Kindle for an embarrassingly long time, and I thought that if I liked it, I could just finish reading the book after the trip.  I loved this story from beginning to end, and both read ahead, and listened to the very end.

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