Dueling Reviews: The Shadow Reader by Sandy Williams

May Contain Spoilers

Poo Penny and I both read The Shadow Reader last December, and somehow I missed posting the reviews, so now you get Dueling Reviews!!

Poo Penny’s Take

Very solid start to this trilogy. This fae world was interesting and I liked the shadow reading aspect, although, besides the rebellion, I wasn’t sure how applicable it would be to have a shadow reader on the payroll. I also wondered why it took McKenzie so long to figure out that she shouldn’t have had to wait 10 years for someone. Hello?

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Review: Walk of Shame by Lauren Layne

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I have read a few Lauren Layne titles, and for the most part, I have enjoyed them.  I was avoiding Walk of Shame at first because I thought it was NA, and I am not a huge fan of the New Adult genre.  In fact, most of time I can’t stand the angsty whining.  I decided to take a chance on it after some research on Amazon and GoodReads, and I’m glad I did, though the book had mixed results for me.

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Review: The Baby Bombshell by Victoria James

Most Certainly Contains Spoilers

I usually enjoy Victoria James’ books, so I was so disappointed when I didn’t enjoy this one.  Lily and Jack’s romance did not keep me engaged, and I thought Jack was an incredibly selfish jerk.  I started calling him Jack-ass, because I found some of his behavior so offensive. Here is a guy who ran away from everyone who loved him, instead of manning up and trying to deal with his grief over the loss of his twin brother and nephew, surrounded by the loving embrace of his family and his fiancée.  Nope. Not good enough for him. He’s gonna do it ALONE.

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Manga Review: Flying Witch 1 by Chihiro Ishizuka

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Since Poppy had her ligament surgery, I have been having a very hard time concentrating on anything.  I have spent hours playing Mystery Match and Crafty Candy because they require little thought.  Just match the blocks and you’re good to go.  When that got boring, I turned to my mountain of neglected manga and pulled out a few random volumes to read while waiting for her stitches and her bones to heal.

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Mini Review: A Hunger Like No Other by Kresley Cole

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Review by Poo Penny

BLEGH. If questionable consent is your thing, then you are really gonna like this book. I don’t get it, and I am ok with it. It was just too rapey for me. I like when there is a clash of wills, and the seduction is a little more intense, but not when the heroine is kind of a wuss. She had absolutely no spine. When she finally DID get a spine, I was wondering, why didn’t she kick the crap out of him a little more? She just bitch slapped him, and that was lame. So yeah, there is that. It makes no sense, because after this I read The Pawn, and I actually liked that story line a little more, but the heroine had a little bit of the same problem, being a total wuss.

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