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Welcome to my train of thought. Just a warning, there might be turbulence. I'm a little eccentric, but hopefully you'll find something here that'll make the crazy worth it. Stay tuned for book reviews, ramblings on random things, and all sorts of stuff that tickles my fancy. But keep your hands and arms inside the vehicle at all times. My brain is a scary place!

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Review: Living with the Dead

Living with the Dead Living with the Dead by Kelley Armstrong
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Wow, Adele, you're a seriously disturbed individual. Sociopath, murderer, schemer, stalker, sexual molester, manipulator, disgusting all around person. Gross.

Interesting "mystery" but it felt more like a lot of run-around and not a lot of development or plot. Still love the series, but wasn't thrilled with this one. I do like Finn, and I like Robyn as well. I'd be okay if they popped up in a later book. Guess since I'm reading the rest of the series, I'll see if they do or not, eh? :)

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Review: Red Dirt Heart 3

Red Dirt Heart 3 Red Dirt Heart 3 by N.R. Walker
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Charlie and Travis and the Sutton Station family are just so lovable. :)

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June Update, Day 22

18 books down!  Looks like I'll be passing my record that I set in May and having an even better month!  I'm around 5,750 pages currently, so we'll see if I pass the page record along with the total number of books! :)  I had to move some things to a later month because of both mood and group reads being chosen, and I'm sure things will move around more before the end of the month. :)

Remaining on list:
The Alloy of Law by Brandon Sanderson
The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan
Indexing: Reflections by Seanan McGuire
The Enchanted Castle by E. Nesbit
See No Evil by Pippa DaCosta
Scorpion Trap by Pippa DaCosta

Started/In Progress:
Red Dirt Heart #3 by N.R. Walker
Living with the Dead by Kelley Armstrong
Witches' Bane by Pippa DaCosta

Finished so far:
Cast in Faefire by S.M. Reine (started in May)
Imago by N.R. Walker
Lies, Damned Lies, and History by Jodi Taylor
You by Caroline Kepnes
The Chalk Pit by Elly Griffiths
Imagines by N.R. Walker
And the Rest is History by Jodi Taylor
Personal Demon by Kelley Armstrong
Super Quick Mysteries, Vol. 1 by Andrew Stanek
Smoke & Mirrors by Charlie Cochet
Thick & Thin by Charlie Cochet
Cast in Balefire by S.M. Reine
Alpha & Omega by Isabelle Arden
The Long and Short of It by Jodi Taylor
The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich
Red Dirt Heart #2 by N. R. Walker
Cast in Godfire by S.M. Reine
Hidden Blade by Pippa DaCosta 

Didn't read/DNFed/Pushed back: 
Redemption Song by Craig Schaefer
Two Nights by Kathy Reichs (ARC - July 11)
A Killer Harvest by Paul Cleave (ARC - August)
Shadows of Self by Brandon Sanderson
The Bands of Mourning by Brandon Sanderson
Illegal Contact by Santino Hassell (ARC - August)
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
Sticks & Stones by Madeleine Urban and Abigail Roux

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Review: Hidden Blade

Hidden Blade Hidden Blade by Pippa DaCosta
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

3.5 stars rounded up. It would have been a full four but I felt that the end didn't really tie up the plot very well and make it feel complete. I loved the Egyptian mythology and have high expectations that book two will feel more complete and take the story to a higher level of awesome.

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Review: Red Dirt Heart 2

Red Dirt Heart 2 Red Dirt Heart 2 by N.R. Walker
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Stupid of me to try to read this at work. I'm too sensitive/emotional/empathetic and had a hard time not crying at multiple beautiful or difficult times in the book. But these two are awesome together.

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Monday, June 19, 2017

Review: The Dead House

The Dead House The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This would have been a four star read for me, but I felt like the story had a lot of buildup towards a big fiery ending, and then didn't deliver. I still enjoyed the book, and liked the interesting style.

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Review: Cast in Balefire

Cast in Balefire Cast in Balefire by S.M. Reine
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Interesting plot twists? Check.
Really neat world and lore? Check.
Entertaining secondary characters? Check.
Really obnoxious, too stupid to live, makes terrible decisions, can't make up her mind about whether she wants to be a stupid bitch or a good, kind, and powerful person main character? Check.
Very abusive, awful, immoral, ridiculously rage-inducing love interest who deserves to have a million fire-biting fleas infest his genital regions until he fills up the billion gallon tank that he's captured in with his tears enough to drown himself? Check.

Seriously, Reine. If you'd stop pumping out books so fast and start giving them the extra attention you used to, we wouldn't end up with disgusting, awful Marion and Konig issues, now would we?

2.5 stars rounded up, because, well, Goodreads still won't do half stars.

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