Review: Elixir by Anna Abner

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I was in the mood for a little zombie chaos, so when I received a copy of Elixir as part of a blog tour, I loaded it up and started reading.  Despite some reservations, I did enjoy this quick read, but I would have enjoyed it more if the protagonist hadn’t been so lacking in common sense.  She hates guns and refuses to carry one.  She is being attacked by a Red, a couple of guys save her by shooting the zombie, and she is upset that they didn’t try to reason with him first.  Uhhhh – dudette, you are one of the few human survivors of a zombie apocalypse!  Trying to reason with mindless, flesh-eating monsters will only get you killed.  Really?

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Graphic Novel Review: Attack on Titan Vol 3

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Well, Attack on Titan just isn’t doing it for me.  I have one more volume checked out of the library, and after reading that, I am more than likely done with this series.  The art is so painfully awkward and this installment was slow and dull.  I don’t know how that’s possible, considering that the remaining humans are making a last stand against the Titans, but I just did not get caught up in the plot.

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Review: Ice Dogs by Terry Lynn Johnson

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Oh, dear, where to start?  I loved this book!  I received a surprise copy in the mail, and I was chomping at the bit to read it.  I had posted previously about Ice Dogs, because I think the cover is so striking, but I was worried that something bad was going to happen to one of the animals.  What if one of them died?? That would have ruined the reading experience for me.  I am STILL traumatized by Where the Red Fern Grows, and I read it when I was, what, 13.  While I can’t remember the death of every human character in A Game of Thrones, I still get upset over the death of Lady.  Ugh!  Reading stories with animals can be so trying for me!

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Graphic Novel Review: Attack on Titan V 2

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Much like the first volume of Attack on Titan, this series just feels like a mish-mash of things I’ve read before.  The action picks up with the carnage after the wall has been breached by the human-eating monsters, and the precious few humans on Earth run scattering like chickens from foxes.  The young military graduates, newly recruited, are being slaughtered at an alarming rate.  Eren has already fallen in a gruesome attempt to rescue Armin, Mikasa is struggling to help the citizens save themselves from their own greed and privilege, and everyone has pretty much lost their minds during the bloodbath and ensuing feeding frenzy.

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Review: Night Owls by Lauren M Roy

 

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While I love Urban Fantasy, I don’t often have the opportunity to read much of the genre because so many of the titles currently being released are part of a longer, multi-volume series, or, when a book comes along that I think is interesting, I just don’t have time to fit it into my jam-packed reading schedule.  I had seen several positive reviews for Night Owls, so I determined to make the time to read Lauren M Roy’s debut novel.  I’m so glad I did!  This is such a fun read, and it clicked for me within just the first few pages.  I couldn’t put it down and finished it in just a few hours.

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Review: My Amish Boyfriend by Melody Carlson

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After finishing Forever by Karen Ann Hopkins, I have to admit that I’m still intrigued by the idea of a regular teen falling for an Amish boy and giving up her way of life to be with him.  When My Amish Boyfriend popped up on Netgalley, I immediately clicked “Request” and crossed my fingers that access would be granted.  It was! Yeah!  And so I devoured this YA romance in one sitting.

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Review: Moth and Spark by Anne Leonard

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Moth and Spark caught my eye because it has dragons.  Ever since my introduction to Anne McCaffrey’s Dragonriders of Pern when I was a young, impressionable girl, I have been hooked on dragons.  Who wouldn’t want to take flight with a majestic beast and save the world from whatever dangers beset it?  Aside from having dragons and dragonriders, though, I would consider Moth and Spark more like A Game of Thrones, with less bloodshed, fewer heartrending deaths, and a lot more romance.  The focus of this novel is on politics and the machinations behind the war that is unleashed on Prince Corin’s small kingdom.  Chosen by the dragons to free them from their slavery to the Empire, Corin is challenged at every step to find a way to fulfill his duty to the stolen dragons. 

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Review: In Bloom by Katie Delahanty

 

 

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Ahhhhhh – where to begin?  I am of two minds about In Bloom.  Part of me loved the whole fantasy of this read – young woman meets rock star and gets to live the dream of being his girlfriend.  Part of me didn’t like all that her new relationship entailed.  While many women would faint at the thought of being pampered and getting celebrity make-overs, complete with designer gowns and shoes, the thought of needing five dedicated individuals to help get me ready for a night on the town made me kind of nauseous.  So while I could buy into the fantasy  of living a glamorous life, I was left thinking – Nah, that just would not be fore me!

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