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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, February 18, 2020

Review: The Holdout

The Holdout The Holdout by Graham Moore
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review. Much appreciated!

Potential spoilers ahead. Not really any details, but about the structure of the plot after the big reveal. Be warned!

This book was hard to put down and had a great story, with the past and the present intertwining into one big ball of mystery. I think my only complaint was that the biggest twist wasn't entirely unpredictable, and right after the reveal the book just ends. Bam. Over. Just like that. In spite of that, I really enjoyed the twists and turns and getting to meet this cast. I liked Maya and felt like she was a great main character. Overall, I'd say it was a great book.

Four and a half stars that I just can't round up to five.

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Review: Hard Ride

Hard Ride Hard Ride by A.M. Arthur
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review. Much appreciated!

Yet another solid entry into the Clean Slate Ranch series, which if you hadn't noticed has become a guilty pleasure of mine. I love a sexy cowboy who also happens to dig other dudes! :)

I really liked that we got to see Derrick, who has been around since the first book, get some major screentime and a happy ending. I also really liked Slater, who was manly in all the right ways and not at all in the toxic masculinity kind of way. I liked their backstories, the angst that those caused, the way they cared for each other, and the way they fit right into each other's families. Sure, it wasn't entirely realistic, but do we read romance novels for 100% realism? No, we don't!

And I have to say, the book starts on a great note... hot late night home gym sexy times with a dominant muscly cowboy man. Yes, please.

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Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Review: Dead Witch Walking

Dead Witch Walking Dead Witch Walking by Kim Harrison
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Rereading the series (or at least attempting to finish it) before the new book 14 comes out later this year. I'd forgotten just how much I adored Jenks - one of the best UF characters of all time!

Very much enjoyed this revisit and can't wait to jump into number 2. :)

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Fun book! I liked the characters enough to keep going. :)

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Monday, January 13, 2020

Review: The Christmas Deal

The Christmas Deal The Christmas Deal by Keira Andrews
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Really great story. I'm a little bit (read: a lot) in lust with Logan. And I'm a little bit like Seth myself, so that works out well, right?

I can't say no to a growly, fuzzy, muscly, broody, dominant man who likes to dirty talk. Just can't.

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Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Review: The Secret Chapter

The Secret Chapter The Secret Chapter by Genevieve Cogman
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Thanks to Berkley and Netgalley for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review.


Not gonna lie, I adore this series. I love the dragons. I love the Fae. I love the Library. I love the Language. But do you know what I'm tired of? Heists. There's been this non-stop barrage of heists in the book world the last few years, and meh, starting to be over it.

Luckily for us, this heist involves Irene Winters who, like Max from Chronicles of St. Mary's, runs headlong into trouble but has the wit and fortitude to kick its ass. Irene is such a great character, and I really love her interactions with the dragons and fae. I really like Kai as well, but I was hoping for more Lord Silver and Vale. I miss them!

This one has a few twists and turns and quite a few betrayals, but most importantly, this one pushes the world building and lore past the huge changes from the last book to an even newer place, setting the stage for some serious ramifications.

This series, even with a heist thrown in, continues to be fun. Can't wait for the next one.

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Review: The God Game

The God Game The God Game by Danny Tobey
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review.

This book was INSANE. I couldn't put it down - I read this while on a cruise, and stopping for our excursions and meals was really hard, because so much was happening and it just kept bringing me back for more!

To recap it in a spoiler-free nutshell, the main characters sign up for an online game with an AI that claims to be "god" and it starts affecting their real lives. Good things happen. Bad things happen. They do good things. They do bad things. The game starts to control them...

Needless to say, this sci-fi thriller was intense and a lot of fun to read. I'm just glad I was reading about it and not living it!

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Friday, January 3, 2020

Review: Why Is Nothing Ever Simple?

Why Is Nothing Ever Simple? Why Is Nothing Ever Simple? by Jodi Taylor
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Introduced some new characters and a new subplot that I expect will make future appearances rather soon. :)

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