Review: River of Teeth by Sarah Gailey

May Contain Spoilers

I’m sure not what I just read here, but I’ll try to put my thoughts about this strange little novella in writing.  I have been eagerly awaiting this title for months.  When I read “feral hippos” I was all over it. I mean. Feral. Hippos.  Who doesn’t want to find out what that is all about?? In the end, I was a little disappointed that there wasn’t more hippos glory, and most of the characters were just down right unlikable. Read more

Review: Scythe by Neal Shusterman

Review by Poo Penny

May Contain Spoilers

This was such a fun read for me. While this book is not what I would call fast paced by any means, I found it engaging and quite interesting. Citra and Rowan are a couple of teenagers who live in a post-mortality world. They have cured all disease, and when you die, you are taken to a revival center and brought back to life. There is the Thunderhead, which is an all knowing consciousness, and the scythehood, which are all the scythes. The scythes govern themselves, and the two do not interfere with each other. Oh, and when a scythe kills someone it is called gleaning.

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Review: Love Me Again by Jaci Burton

May Contain Spoilers

I admit I borrowed this book because of the dog on the cover.  I was hoping it would like some of the Jill Shalvis titles I have enjoyed, with a lot of interaction with the dog, and how sad is that.  At this particular point in time, I am more interested in the relationships between the animals and people than the characters themselves.  This must be a side-effect of taking care of Poppy since her surgery. 

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Review: Train Wreck by Elisa Faber

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I wanted to read Train Wreck because it sounded cute.  I was hoping for a light, funny read, and it did deliver, with mixed results. The premise of the story is that Pepper is a klutz, and that everything she touches quickly goes wrong. This was amusing at first, but it quickly became tiring. If Pepper was consistently that clumsy and constantly injuring herself, I don’t see how she could have successfully managed to make it to her mid-twenties without permanently damaging herself. Really. She’s that much of a clod. Tripping. Falling. Almost getting hit by cars. Cutting herself on broken glass. Etc., etc., etc. Sigh. Read more

Review: The Nanny’s Temporary Triplets by

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After Caroline’s wedding is interrupted – by the angry wife of her husband-to-be – Caroline flees Austin for Little Horn, Texas.  Her brother has offered to take her in, for however long she wants to stay.  Thinking that it will be a relief to escape the gossip after her disaster of a wedding, Caroline travels to the small ranching community, not expecting to fit in as well and as quickly as she does.

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May DNF Roundup

I ran into a couple not for me books in May.  Here’s a list of the books that didn’t agree with me, but your mileage may vary.

Blood Rose Rebellion

DNF @ 30%
This was not holding my attention, especially after Anna goes to Hungary with her grandmother. The world building was somewhat interesting, but the special snowflake with powers beyond anyone’s comprehension wasn’t doing it for me. Labeled a Barren, or someone without magic, she actually has the ability to break spells. How no one figured this out but a guy who was trying to break the Binding that reserved all magic for the wealthy Luminate I’ll never know. In the end, I didn’t care enough about Anna or her “lack” of magic to keep reading.

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