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F Is For Friday – 19 October 2018

Of all the unproductive days! Today just flew by without me even realizing how it slipped by me. How’s everyone’s Friday? What do you guys have planned for the weekend?

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Book Review: My Lady Jane (The Lady Janies #1) – Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, Jodi Meadows

Rating: 3/5 Stars

Genre: Young Adult Historical Fiction

Review:

I’d heard a lot of good things about this book and from the synopsis, the story looked like it’d be a lot of fun. At first, it was. I enjoyed the character introductions and I found Jane quite cool. What book dragon wouldn’t relate to another?

I really wanted to like Gifford (call him G) but he was just kind of dumb? I hated how he just went along with everything and didn’t seem to have a mind of his own. I started to find Jane annoying as well. I’m all for independence but lack of common sense just irritates me.

I did however, like Edward and he showed a surprising maturity and character growth that endeared me to him. He strove to get past the limitations and beliefs indoctrinated in him since childhood. I liked his romance way better than Jane and Gifford’s.

The story plot itself was a good one and I liked the idea of Eðians which added a hint of fantasy but the writing dragged at times. Instead of funny, the scenes just got kind of ridiculous. When a serious scene was introduced, the seriousness of the matter just didn’t fit in and felt out of place. I really tried to like this book but it just wasn’t for me.

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Synopsis: Edward (long live the king) is the King of England. He’s also dying, which is inconvenient, as he’s only sixteen and he’d much rather be planning for his first kiss than considering who will inherit his crown…
Jane (reads too many books) is Edward’s cousin, and far more interested in books than romance. Unfortunately for Jane, Edward has arranged to marry her off to secure the line of succession. And there’s something a little odd about her intended…
Gifford (call him G) is a horse. That is, he’s an Eðian (eth-y-un, for the uninitiated). Every day at dawn he becomes a noble chestnut steed—but then he wakes at dusk with a mouthful of hay. It’s all very undignified.
The plot thickens as Edward, Jane, and G are drawn into a dangerous conspiracy. With the fate of the kingdom at stake, our heroes will have to engage in some conspiring of their own. But can they pull off their plan before it’s off with their heads?

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Book Review: Stygian (Dark-Hunter #29) – Sherrilyn Kenyon

Rating: 3/5 Stars

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Review:

From the moment Urian was introduced in the Dark Hunter series, I wanted to know his story and in Styxx, he was so cool with his thoughts and beliefs. In addition, the latest Dark Hunter books hinted at Urian’s powers and that he was part of something bigger. Continue reading “Book Review: Stygian (Dark-Hunter #29) – Sherrilyn Kenyon”

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Book Review: Saint Or Sinner (Bad Things #8) – Cynthia Eden

Rating: 5/5 Stars

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Review:

A kickass heroine and an angel who’s gone dark. A match made in heaven or an explosive combination?

Josephine was just plain cool. She knew who she was and didn’t make any excuses for it. She was dangerous and could take care of herself. Tangle with her at your own peril. Continue reading “Book Review: Saint Or Sinner (Bad Things #8) – Cynthia Eden”

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Music Monday – 08 October 2018 – Head Above Water – Avril Lavigne

Since Friday I’ve been stuck with a slow internet connection. I couldn’t do any of my blog memes. My internet provider’s been a total no-show. I’d rather no internet at all than get stuck with a tortoise-slow connection where your WordPress account takes hours to load only to tell you to kill the page because it’s too freaking slow.

Ugh. *frustrated scream* At least today it’s letting me post. I figure I’d go for my top favorite song of late, the newest Avril Lavigne song. 🙂

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