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Sunday, June 25, 2017

Book Look #170: Sea of Memories By Kelly Risser

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Sea of Memories By Kelly Risser
Book Look: Sea of Memories By Kelly Risser
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Friday, June 23, 2017

My Ramblings: Crack Ships & Why I Will Defend Them


Crack Ships & Why I Will Defend Them

* If you have not read any of the series mentioned below be warned of spoilers!
* Series linked to Goodreads.

I was introduced to the concept of a 'crack ship' by Shannon from It Starts At Midnight. Up until her post I had no idea this even existed (even though I often find myself on the wrong side of love triangles). For clarification here's the Urban Dictionary definition for a 'crack ship':


This may not come as a surprise to you (or maybe it will), but most books I read I usually side with the unconventional pairing. Sometimes I luck out and at the end the guy I was rooting for was the 'correct' guy all along (but it was a grueling journey of self doubt to get there).

These are the crackships I will defend/support to the death:

1. Bella Swan & Jacob - Twilight Series By Stephenie Meyer

After Edward left because he was 'protecting' her, he was dead to me. That is no way to deal with conflict. 


So full disclosure, this may technically not be a crack ship, but I can't bring myself to finish the series so I don't know for sure. So this gets included in this 'list'.

3. Mercy Thompson & Samuel - Mercy Thompson Series By Patricia Briggs

To this day, I don't really like Adam. I feel like I didn't know what I was going into, with this book because since the beginning Adam came off very abrasive. I ended up concluding that he was always going to be 'the enemy' of the story. So when he became a love interest I didn't know what to think.

4. Lucinda Price & Cam - Fallen Series By Lauren Kate

Daniel is all over the place. One moment he saves her, the next he doesn't acknowledge that she exists. I prefer Cam, who treated her well the whole novel and made an effort to know who she was instead of forcing the destiny spiel on her.

5. Dru Anderson & Graves - Strange Angels By Lili St. Crow

I adored this series until that ending. What hurts the most in this book is that there's no right or wrong answer because Dru never actually chooses someone.


I don't know why I prefer Hunter over the other guy considering the circumstances that surround them. I recognize that I may be on the side of a kidnapper/almost-but-not-quite-there-rapist (because of extenuating circumstances). I didn't like the other guy. He was whiny and annoying while spouting I-love-yous after realizing (a day earlier) that he wanted her. Heck, I'm just now realizing that deep down both love interests sucked.

Do you agree with me?
Have you read any of the series I mentioned above?
Let me know in the comments below!

Thursday, June 22, 2017

The Power Of Book Covers: Keystone By Dannika Dark


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:

Keystone
(Crossbreed #1)
By Dannika Dark

Narrator: Nicole Poole
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Length: 10 hours and 18 minutes

Raven Black hunts evildoers for fun, but her vigilante justice isn’t the only reason she’s hiding from the law. Half Vampire, half Mage, she’s spent years living as a rogue to stay alive. When a Russian Shifter offers her a job in his covert organization hunting outlaws, dignity and a respectable career are finally within her grasp. The catch? Her new partner is Christian Poe - a smug, handsome Vampire whom she’d rather stake than go on a stakeout with.

They're hot on the trail of a human killer who will stop at nothing to get what he wants. One misstep during her probationary period could jeopardize Raven’s chance at redemption, and her partner would love nothing more than to see her fail. Will Raven find the courage to succeed, or will she give in to her dark nature?

Dark secrets, unexpected twists, and a blurred line between good and evil will keep you on the edge of your seat.
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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Audio Book Review: Sterling By Dannika Dark

Sterling
(Mageri #1)
By Dannika Dark

Length: 9 hours and 58 minutes
Narrator: Nicole Poole

Zoë Merrick lived an ordinary life until the night she was brutally attacked. She narrowly escapes death, rescued by Adam Razor, an ex-soldier who offers her friendship and a place to stay. But something else is different. Zoë is unable to control an unexplainable energy coursing through her body.

Justus De Gradi is a man who can teach her that control. She meets him by chance - a man who's handsome, arrogant, and not entirely human. He reveals that she's a Mage - an immortal made of light, not magic. Zoë must now make a choice: Rebuild her life in the human world with the man who saved her, or live with Justus and learn how to use her extraordinary gifts. Justus has sworn an oath to protect her life, but can he guard her from the one man who has a right to claim it?

Zoë learns the price of freedom...and the value of loyalty.
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My Review:

This is the third time I've picked this novel up. The only difference this time is that I found it in myself to finish reading/listening to it. I had a hard time getting into this novel because it's different from all the other books I've read by this author. This book was very story driven and romance always took the back seat, which is the complete opposite of her other book series (Seven Series & Closer novella) that I've read up to this point.

I liked Zoë (AKA Silver) overall, but I still think she's too impulsive and acts before she thinks even knowing it's going to get her in trouble. I'm presuming that she's going to end up with Justus (which isn't a spoiler because it's a theory of mine at the moment). Their guardian and learner relationship was very awkward and I liked it. It made that all the more real considering no one in their right mind would be comfortable with all the extenuating circumstances. 

Justus seems to have various sides to him and it doesn't look like we've seen what he's capable of. I adored how he tried to help Silver and still follow the 'law'. Everything wasn't thrown to the wind because he brought her into his life. I can't wait for him to open up to her a little more.

I loved Simon. He has a few very crude and very funny one liners. He would break the ice in a serious conversations with the weirdest things. He was a very entertaining character. On the other hand, Adam was one character I didn't particularly enjoy. I liked how it all ended, but I would have been happier if he hadn't become such a big part of the story.

Overall I wish this story had been more romance heavy, but I understand that it doesn't pertain to the genre (urban fantasy). I did enjoy it, which surprised me considering this is my third try with this series. I do plan on continuing on with the next book in this series.

The Audio Book:

I can't really explain it, but something about how this was recorded bothered me. Maybe it's all in my head but the narrator's voice seemed muffled by something. I've listened to other recorded audio books by this narrator and never had a problem. This seems like the odd man out for some reason or maybe my headphones are slowly dying without me realizing. The world may never know...

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Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Series I've Been Meaning To Start But Haven't

Hiya My Little Predators!!

Welcome back to the Top Ten Tuesday meme!!

It's a weekly feature created By The Broke and the Bookish!

Ten Series I've Been Meaning
To Start But Haven't

* Titles are linked to Goodreads.











Have you read any of the series I mentioned above?
Do you have any books to recommend?
Leave them in the comments below!
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