*This book was given to me in exchange for an honest review and is recommended for mature readers.
Sho and his remaining classmates and friends are still desperately trying to get people to stick together to survive. But while internal conflicts about, now disease threatens to wipe them all out.
Like I said in the first review, these characters are almost comically deranged. They seem eager to start killing each other for any reason they can find! It’s a wonder any characters are left for a book 2, in my opinion…
What sets this apart for me is the connection between Sho and his mother. She can somehow hear him from the future in random places and I wish this angle was explored more. But I guess that’s for the third volume. It’s hard to say I like this because it’s so violent and depressing but I do and I want to read more! 4 out of 5.
After organizing more of my ebooks, I found so many that either repeat their message or I don’t need to store on my kindle. I moved them to my Kindle Fire and deleted them but I also bought a few things…
Now I have 720 MB left on Booga. It’s functioning ok but I’ve turned my focus to the 16 ebooks I need to review for the blog. You can see my progress over on Goodreads and I hope to have these reviews up really soon.
When I posted about this before I only had 676 MB left. And with some diligent reading (and the wifi still off) I am now up to 681 MB free!
… And 47 downloads pending when I finally turn it back on.
But hey! It’s a start, right?
Some of these are more prepub books for me to review so they’re a little longer than those little free smutty books I’ve been reviewing. I also got some really interesting spiritual books from my free newsletters but it’s those prepubs that are taking up a lot of the space.
That wasn’t enough space to have the kindle organize books again; it still ignores me when I try to put a book into a collection. I’m gonna have to get through a LOT more books before I can download the books still in the cloud.
Kimberly and Aurora have arrived in a new town, hoping to start fresh. Kimberly moved to Springsville with her 4-year-old daughter and discovers; SURPRISE! They’re witches.
You know what this book reminds me of? Winx Club. And I mean that in a good way. When that cartoon first came out, I enjoyed it. Cute story with witches and bright colors to entertain kids who are into magical girls. Corelee’s book as a very similar tone but with obviously a more mature audience in mind.
The chapters are short so it feels like you’re flying through the book. I like Kimberly as a main character but I felt like her daughter was a little too mature in some scenes and not mature enough in others. But that’s my personal opinion and I know every kid is different.
Overall, this book is a completely harmless piece of fluff. The conflict isn’t horribly dire and it’s wrapped up without anyone getting hurt, and puts you in a universe where more magical misadventures can take place. 3 out of 5.
So ‘Operation Free Booga’ is also extended to freeing my nook; the poor dear. I did email B&N support to ask them if I could add my books to my SD card to free up some space but I’ve yet to hear back from them.
Even so, I shouldn’t be buying any more books. Has that stopped me? Of course not. These free deals don’t last forever and heck, even the books I purchase that aren’t free sometimes disappear if I add them to my wish list to get later.
I have been reading fast and I have a bunch of reviews to post so stay tuned!
It seems Shelfari and Goodreads are merging. Personally, I preferred Shelfari but ah well.
If you follow me on Goodreads, you may notice that I have removed all my books. Every single one. The reason for this is I exported all my Shelfari books to a .csv and the last time I did this, Goodreads didn’t save my want to read, reading, and read books. They all went in a great big 1500 book lump that I refused to go through a book at a time to fix. This time, the export is supposed to retain those categories so rather than deal with deleting duplicates, I cleaned out my Goodreads in preparation for the import.
The import can take up to 24 hours to complete. Don’t freak out that all my books are gone.
I suppose I should get used to this but I don’t think I ever will.
A while back, I posted a book review of The Stolen and the author found it! Now, this always makes me nervous because there are books I’ve reviewed that I’ve panned (see my Walking Dead novel reviews* for some golden examples of that), but overall, this is pretty awesome!
This also means more people have read my reviews than my own books. But I digress.
Mr. O’Connell has been kind enough to offer himself up to me for an interview and despite not knowing how to interview anyone about anything, I said yes.
Like I’ve said before and will likely say again, I’m still shocked people give a damn what I think enough to send me books, let alone read what I think of them… Then send me MORE! (I was pretty damn harsh on some of these books) Eventually I will stop geeking out and just accept my innate awesomeness.
Until someone asks to interview me. Then I’ll be over the moon and there’s no coming back.
*the three previous books are linked in that fourth review
I have been terrible about updating but I have been so disgustingly busy. I will be updating on a normal-ish basis this month. ^_^
Winter Boot is done and ready for posting. Book three is coming along at a pace I did NOT expect. 0.0 The words are flying our of the pen. It’s amazing. I am postulating a new story for Fiction Friday (something I’ve already started… No new projects) and slowly but surely my project list is whittling down.
I dunno if you’ve been following my Twitter or Shelfari accounts but I have also been reading like all get out. I seem to be on a horror kick lately, which will have to stop soon because it’s fucking depressing. But I’ll be twice damned if the books aren’t amazing.
I have also posted another book review. Read. Enjoy. Comment. 🙂
Though this month has been crazy busy (I didn’t even do my usual makeup posts!) I’m already plotting how I can make the most of next year, writing wise.
First off; no reading challenge. Oh, I’ll be reading but no stressing about numbers. I have enough to stress about.
Secondly, I am going to try and finish the third book in The Brood series before the end of 2014; finish one short project a month, and do weekly book reviews of some sort over and O&G. I’m a little annoyed with myself that more writing isn’t happening and that my project list never seems to get shorter. So, I’m gonna blast through that list and hopefully get a ton more stories out there for you guys. 🙂
This year was pretty successful so I’m gonna top myself next year! 😀
1. Need by Sean Michael
2. Genocidal Organ by Project Itoh
3. Dreamweaver by Tiffanie Helmer
4. Raised By Wolves: Wolves by W. A. Hoffman
5. Drawn Together by Z.A. Maxfield
6. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
7. Mark of Cain by Cash Cole
8. Not My Wolf by Eden Cole
9. Mouse Trap by Sophie Duncan
10. Forgotten Soul by Tasha D-Drake
11. Chalk Butterfly Part One by Audra Red
12. Dreams and Shadows by C. Robert Cagill
13. Love’s Evolution by Ally Blue
14. Ever After by Kim Harrison
15. The Walking Dead: The Road to Woodbury by Robert Kirkman and Joe Bonansinga
16. Rogue Rider by Larissa Ione
17. Tides of Memory by Sidney Sheldon and Tilly Bagshawe
18. Amaranth by Rachael Wade
19. Battle Royale by Koushun Takami
20. Mother of Wolves by Zoe Brooks
21. Erotic Diaries Of A Warlock: Book 1 of 3 by Justin Kairo
22. The Snow Queen’s Shadow by Jim Hines
23. On the Plus Side by Tabitha Vargo
24. Rogue Touch by Christine Woodward
25. She-Hulk Diaries by Marta Acosta
26. Late Night Snack by Lou Harper
27. Fantastica by Yamilla Abraham
28. Noble V: Greylancer by Hideyuki Kikuchi
29. Seduction by Lou Harper
30. Fallen Angel by DarkScribe
31. The Importance of Being Denny by Kari Gregg
32. Fire Song by Terry Millen
33. Unforgivable: Part 1 by James Fuller
34. Unforgivable 2 by James Fuller
35. Attracting Anthony by Amber Kell
36. Oleander House by Ally Blue
37. Hiding Out In His Sauna by E.C Cutler
38. Ocean At The End Of The Lane by Neil Gaiman
39. The Girls in 3B by Valerie Taylor
40. Heart of the Dragon by Jordon L. Hawk
41. What Hides Inside by Ally Blue
42. Handle With Care by Josephine Miles
43. Drain Me Dry by Leigh Wilder
44. Addicted to the Bite by Leigh Wilder
45. In the Moonlight by Veronica Bates
46. Dragon Marked by M.J. Handy
47. Angel Falls Deep by Elmore DeVille
48. Turning Idolater by Edward C. Patterson
49. Unwanted Appeal by Kaje Harper
50. Slashback by Rob Thurman
51. The Devil Stood Up by Christine Dougherty
52. Hot Hands by Erica Pike
53. Love in the Library by J.M. Snyder
54. Dragoste Academy by Kayce Morgan
55. Lies and Consequences by Kaje Harper
56. Ditched by Lucy Felthouse
57. Phantom Lover by Norman Filler
58. Flicker by Chris Everheart
59. Abyss Deep: Star Corpsman book 2 by Ian Douglas
60. Walking Dead: Fall of the Governor part one by Robert Kirkman and Joe Bonansinga
61. Turbulence 1 by Jordan Castillo Price
62. Carrie by Stephen King
63. Apocalypse Cow by Michael Logan
64. Turbulence 1 by Jordan Castillo Price
65. Megan: Breadcrumbs for the Nasties book one by Steven Novak
66. Turbulence 2 by Jordan Castillo Price
67. Tangle: Fiction with a Twist by Nicole Kimberling
68. The Marketplace by Laura Antoniou
69. The Shining by Stephen King
70. Turbulence 3 by Jordan Castillo Price
71. Turbulence 4 by Jordan Castillo Price
72. Dr. Sleep by Stephen King
73. Turbulence 5 by Jordan Castillo Price
74. Turbulence 6 by Jordan Castillo Price
75. World War Z
76. Turbulence 7 by Jordan Castillo Price
77. Turbulence 8 by Jordan Castillo Price
78. We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson
79. The Stand by Stephen King
80. Daylight Gate by Jeanette Winterson
81. Pagan Spring by G.M. Malliet
I’m not sure if I’ll make it to 100 but I’m much closer than last year! 😀