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, January 30, 2018

Review: Three's Company

Three's Company Three's Company by N.R. Walker
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I loved the three main characters, and the depth, and the hotness... but maybe it's just me, but love isn't as easy as "sure, I'll just sell everything I own back at home and live here from now on, it'll be easy-peasy"

But I still enjoyed it. :)

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Thursday, January 25, 2018

Review: Beneath the Sugar Sky

Beneath the Sugar Sky Beneath the Sugar Sky by Seanan McGuire
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I loved jumping around and seeing more worlds in this one, just like in the last one we got to see into Jack and Jill's world of The Moors. In this one, we get descriptions of a few more worlds, and we get some actual action taking place in Nancy's Land of the Dead, Sumi and Rini's Confection, etc.

How does Seanan constantly come up with more amazing things? She's so talented and imaginative. I think she needs to be my Patronus. :P

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Monday, January 22, 2018

Review: The Alloy of Law

The Alloy of Law The Alloy of Law by Brandon Sanderson
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Phew, that took me a long time. I'm a huge Sanderson fan, and I struggled with this one. I think it was one of the weakest books he's written. The plotting is tedious, the narrative is repetitive, and the action is predictable.

But I've heard good things about the next two books, and I can't read those without having read this one first. So I pushed through.


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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Review: Iron Gold

Iron Gold Iron Gold by Pierce Brown
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Thanks to the publisher, Penguin Random House, for providing me with a Netgalley copy of the book in exchange for an honest review as a result of a contest!

You'll have to forgive my language, but DAMN YOU, PIERCE. How could you do this to me? Rip my heart out by making the stakes even higher, making me care about even more characters in this incredible world you've built, only to leave fates hanging in the balance and the universe on the brink of an even bigger war? HOW COULD YOU MAKE ME WAIT FOR MORE?

Okay, sorry, now that I got that out, I can take a breath and try again. DAMN YOU, PIERCE. Oh, sorry, there was more.

Pierce Brown has done it again. First, in the original trilogy, he built a world from the ground up, then tore it down spectacularly. Now, he's upping the stakes and bringing more characters into the fold... more characters for us to learn to love, and leaving more of our hearts available for him to rip out and shred into tiny pieces. You've done it to us before -- you know the ones I'm talking about, Pierce. You remember what you did to us in the first trilogy. And you know what you're doing now. And you know that, no matter how much pain you cause me, no matter how many of my tears keep you fed and satisfied, I will keep reading. Because the world, the characters, the stakes, the loss... it's all worth it. You've made a masterpiece, and keep on adding to it in masterful ways.

Dark Age can't get here soon enough.

Review to be posted on release date... but... damn. Stakes are definitely upped. Mistakes are definitely made. "Winter is coming" lol.

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Review: Down by Contact

Down by Contact Down by Contact by Santino Hassell
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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

Yowza, this book was chock full of hotness. Fiesty dudes, getting busy with each other! Sexual tension you could cut with a knife! Emotional turmoil and angst!

Serioualy though, I loved this book so much I read it in a few hours. The first book was better, in my opinion, because, well, Gavin Brawley was super effing sexy! This one had some ridiculously heated scenes though, and definitely differentiated Simeon and Adrian from Gavin and Noah. They didn't feel like generic copies, like so many romance series following different couples each time seem to fall into.

Definitely thinking there will be a third (probably Rocky? paired with Wyatt maybe?), and will definitely be all in for that one too.

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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Review: Slave to Sensation

Slave to Sensation Slave to Sensation by Nalini Singh
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I took a chance last year (or was it 2016?) with my Wednesday UF group to try out Nalini Singh's Guild Hunter series, and other than book three (which I didn't care for) and the overuse and abuse throughout the entire series of the word "sheath" as a metaphor for female genitalia, I really enjoyed it.

It took me a while to get to this series. It's a little more intimidating than Guild Hunter (as it's been going for a while more than GH, and thus has more books in the series), and I was in the middle of a bunch of series. But it's on my 2018 plan to read this whole series and catch up, and I'm glad I finally picked this up!

Despite the terrible name and cheesy cover, this story was a gem. Top-notch UF world and just the right amount of romance. I'd actually say it's right down the middle of PNR and UF, because, honestly, there was plenty of focus outside of the romance.

She's built a very intriguing world in this first book, and I'll definitely be jumping into book two sooner rather than later... *glances at giant pile of ARCs to get through first*

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Thursday, January 4, 2018

Review: Down Among the Sticks and Bones

Down Among the Sticks and Bones Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Even going into this knowing the major details of how it would end didn't deter me from having a blast in the process. There's just something about Seanan and how she writes that makes me a faithful lapdog to her every whim. This one has so much sadness in it though!

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