Small, hopefully concise , 300 word max book reviews
There is the same amount of good with this as there is bad. It starts out with Calaena Sardothein, only 18 and already the worlds most feared assassin, has been caught and is toiling away in the salt mines, one day captain Westfall drags her before the prince, it seems he has chosen her to be his champion in a competition to become the kings champion and with it her freedom.
I was expecting the story to revolve around the trials she was to compete in. however this is not the case. the main bulk of the story revolved around exploring her feelings and a ridiculous love triangle between her and the captain. It rather destroyed the bad ass assassin image. therefore assassin fail!!
She came across as a petulant intolerant love sick child, very unattractive, and I had to force myself to finish it.
There are however, a few redeeming features to this book, the fight scenes that made it into the book are great, very well paced and exceptionally well written. The universe, it is set in has hints of being rich and extensive, but they were never really explored.
The world had been void of magic for a few years as the king banished it through brutal conquest, but the predictable twist is….no it hasn’t. Even though it was predictable I like a world with magic but only if it’s executed properly, and luckily this one incorporated magic in just the right way to spark my interested.
Over all it was OK, great in some areas but crushingly disappointing in others.
This looks like a fantastic idea. As a library manager, we are always looking at community engagement, and looking at the ability of under represented groups in the geographical area engaging with the community and skills development.
This could help a lot!!
I never knew it would be possible to fall in love with a book tittle. That, of course, was before I came across a book named I've Fallen and there's a Tentacle in My Butt. What can I say? It was love at first eye roll.
Will she find the tentacle before it nestles in some unsuspecting person’s warm orifice?
If you are looking for a meaningful, deep and insightful story packed with bloody action and tentacles in the butt, look no further. If there would be a story that touches deeply the cores of your body, this would be it. The one. You can't resist the erotic appeal of this story, it simply oozes irresistible hot heat, the kind of that spreads out of your e-reader.
What we have here is 14 pages of typical, science oriented monster porn, written by a man. It has the typical pattern, including the bad way of using the language, plot full with (butt) holes. I mean what plot? The summary really is not what is happening in this story, which too is not much of an surprise. It is quite misleading. The ending suggest there will be an sequel to this wonderfully awful tentacle tale. I will keep my eye on it.
Porny that doesn't make you horny.
This is available for free at Kindle Store, although I noticed +3 dollar version of it as well. This would not be worth the money but as a free short story, it is readable enough. The title alone is worth the sparkling 2 stars.
This story is about Lily and her autistic sister Mel, their life on a farm and their escape into the wilderness where they have to deal with Ticks, mutated humans who feed on blood straight from the heart. Lily has help from Carter, an old crush from “the before”, and Sebastian a vampire.
I will start with what what was good. It has a unique take on vampires, or at least not one that I hadn’t come across before. Some of the characters were interesting, like Sebastian, If i wrote a vampire book I would like to think i would have written a Sebastian into it.
The universe this is set in is consistent if there isn’t a vast amount of depth to it, there are hints of a rich environment but they aren’t explored. each of the chapters is written form either Lily’s, Mel’s or Carter’s point of view which is a good and bad idea.
This is as good as it is bad.
The main character Lily was whiny and emotionally all over the place, I felt there was an unnecessary romantic story line between her and Carter, who she knew in “the before” and hadn’t seen in two years, and magically turns up to “save” her. The ticks (mutated humans) were essentially beasts, had a tiny brain but for some reason could comprehend that churches were sacred and wouldn’t enter until they did.
Carter obviously knew what was going on and it didn’t make sense when the chapters were from his point of view because he shows he knows whats going on but cant tell Lily, and he keeps it to himself, seems like a complete waste of time.
Shame, this could have been great except it wasn’t!