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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Audio Book Review: One Foot In The Grave By Jeaniene Frost

One Foot In The Grave
(Night Huntress #2)
By Jeaniene Frost

Length: 9 hours and 47 minutes
Narrator: Tavia Gilbert

You can run from the grave, but you can’t hide…

Half-vampire Cat Crawfield is now Special Agent Cat Crawfield, working for the government to rid the world of the rogue undead. She’s still using everything Bones, her sexy and dangerous ex, taught her, but when Cat is targeted for assassination, the only man who can help her is the vampire she left behind.

Being around Bones awakens all her emotions, from the adrenaline rush of slaying vamps side by side to the reckless passion that consumed them. But a price on her head—wanted: dead or half-alive—means her survival depends on teaming up with Bones. And no matter how hard Cat tries to keep things professional between them, she’ll find that desire lasts forever…and Bones won’t let her get away again.
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My Review:

I can't put into words how much I love this series! This is my second time reading this novel in particular and it's just as good as when I first picked it up quite a few years ago.

Cat seems to have left her goody two shoes behind in the last novel. This time around she's an incredible fighter and tries not to take sh*t from anyone. Especially her mother (which is still as annoying as ever). I dislike how she still manages to keep her half baked "plans" from Bones because all it does is cause uncomfortable situations.

I like Bones. He'll take names and drop bodies in no time and still protect Cat to the best of his ability. He's sweet in a completely violent way and it suits the story.

The ending felt abrupt and out of place. I would have preferred the next novel start out with the Dave situation. It would be a mild cliffhanger, but, for me, it would be small enough to not make anyone angry. Overall, this was a fantastic novel and very well written.

The Audio Book:

I still haven't gotten over how high pitched and strange Bones voice is. I love the story and I have no problem with anyone's voice other than Bones. I like british accents as much as any other person, but why does it have to be so high pitched? With that as an exception, the rest of the narration was very good.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Five Book Series That Feature Characters Who Were Experimented On

Hiya My Little Predators!!

Welcome back to:
A weekly feature created By The Broke and the Bookish

This Week's Topic:
Five Book Series That Feature Characters
Who Were Experimented On

These books have the basic premise that scientists want to either save the world or end the world. They'll go to great lengths to splice human DNA with animal DNA or "upgrade" what the human already has. Those humans become prisoners, but they aren't aware of that fact until much later in the story. The experiments (usually a group of 3 - 6 people) eventually escape and that's when the stories get original and fascinating. If any of what I said sounds like something you'd like to read, the following are books that I'd recommend:

1. Isolation Series By Brooke Taylor

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2. Altered Series By Jennifer Rush

(Linked to my review)

3. Darkest Powers Trilogy By Kelley Armstrong

(Linked to Goodreads)

4. Darkness Rising Trilogy By Kelley Armstrong

(Linked to Goodreads)

5. Chaos Rises Series By Pippa DaCosta

(Linked to my review)

Have you read any of the books I mentioned?
Do you like books featuring this subject matter?
Let me know in the comments below!

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Book Look #183: Thief of Lies By Brenda Drake

Hiya My Little Predators!!

Hope you enjoy!! C:

Book Looks was created by @Jen and Books and Other Happy Ever Afters.

This Week:
Thief of Lies By Brenda Drake

Book Look: Thief of Lies By Brenda Drake
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Friday, September 22, 2017

My Ramblings: Domineering Men in Books

Domineering Men In Books

Is it just me or is a domineering guy a turn off? I used to let a lot slide, especially in romance novels, but as of a year or so ago I can't let it go. I get legitimately angry at authors who portray these domineering men as swoon worthy love interests. 

Don't get me wrong, I won't call anyone out or go harass their social media. What realistically happens is that I make a mental note that I won't pick up any more books by that author and maybe I hold a grudge. It's one of my special skills. I can still remember that kid who in the seventh grade lost my pen and never gave me a new one. That's how good I am at holding onto grudges. It's probably not healthy, but it's how I cope. 

Onto the rant:

Who the f*ck would want a guy who goes into a pharmacy and after seeing condoms on a shelf mentally says to himself "I'm not getting that. I want a child during our first time". The heroine apparently doesn't get a choice in whether she wants children or not. How is that a good love interest? Is he the one going to be birthing that child? No? Then it's not his decision to make.

I know romance novels are works of fiction, but I like a good dose of reality with my books. Then again, maybe my mind is so set when it comes to women's rights that I overreact. I don't think there's anything wrong with believing in choice when the subject matter is your body.

What happened to having a simple conversation about consent and how far, both parties involved, are willing to go? If that conversation is present in the book, then I can't say anything about it. Regardless if I agree with the action or not, it ceases being my decision to make.

Do you agree or disagree with me?
Do you hold onto grudges?
Let me know in the comments below!

Thursday, September 21, 2017

The Power Of Book Covers: Dollhouse By Anya Allyn

They say don't judge a book by it's movie...err...COVER. 
BUT they never said we couldn't PRAISE them.

This week's cover:

By Anya Allyn

Vintage dolls hang from branches in the deep of the forest, leading to a crumbling mansion.

Beneath the mansion lies a macabre, life-sized dollhouse, filled with trapped girls, ghostly beings and things that shouldn't exist.

Three friends search for a missing girl, unaware of the deadly trap lying in wait of them.

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