November 2016 Wrap-Up


It has certainly been a month, both in finishing NaNoWriMo (squeaked right on by in the final hours) and in worldly news (especially the US election). I didn’t get much reading done this month, but here’s a wrap-up my month.

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DNF: The Bone Witch (The Bone Witch #1) by Rin Chupeco


Author: Rin Chupeco
Publication Date: March 7, 2017
Format: E-Book
Page Length: 400 pages (Hardcover)


Book, I wanted to love you. I really did. This book has magic and the main character raises her brother from the dead! And look at that cover. Isn’t it gorgeous? So why would I DNF this book? I only managed to read about 15% and I’m sorry, you guys. It’s just really boring. The story is told from two different time periods that alternates in and out. There’s a third party narrator who questions the main character, Tea, in the future and there’s Tea telling her story from the past. It actually reminds me a lot of how Nevernight started out, but just…with less murder.

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Review: For Real by Alexis Hall


Author: Alexis Hall
Publication Date: June 1, 2015
Format: E-Book
Page Length: 437 pages
My Rating: 4 / 5 stars

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Reading this book was pretty wild. The story is told from two first-person POVs. There’s thirty-seven year old, Laurence “Laurie” Dalziel whose last real, and only relationship ended six years previous. He’s tired of the BDSM scene, but his friends manage to convince him to go out with them one night and that’s where he meets nineteen-year-old, youthful and exuberant, Toby Finch. Laurie guards his heart and keeps any potential lovers at a distance. But Toby, young, loving Toby, wants nothing more than to feel loved by someone who can be as kind as Laurie.

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ARC Review: Under Rose-Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall


Author: Louise Gornall
Publication Date: January 3, 2017 (US)
Format: ARC
Page Length: 320 pages (Hardcover)
My Rating: 2 / 5 stars

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Under Rose-Tainted Skies is an okay book by debut author, Louise Gornall. While I didn’t dislike the book, I don’t really feel myself loving it either. The protagonist is Norah, a  girl who has agoraphobia and OCD. She struggles leaving her house and finds it difficult when things are done out of her normal schedule. She overthinks and takes everything to the worst case scenario. The story is told from a first-person perspective and it’s certainly interesting to read Norah’s story from that perspective.

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DNF: The Chemist by Stephenie Meyer


Author: Stephenie Meyer
Publication Date: November 8, 2016
Format: E-Book
Page Length: 512 pages


I’m not sure what I expected from a book titled, The Chemist, but a gripping page-turner this is not. Let me just start off by saying that I only read the first chapter, but I really felt like moving this book to the DNF shelf after only reading the first two pages. I had initially been so excited to read this book. I both loved and hated Twilight, but I remember loving The Host. Stephenie Meyer writing another adult novel? I thought I would love this, but alas, I was wrong. The biggest transition, I think, from Meyer’s previous books to this one is that this book is written in third person. Don’t get me wrong,  I love reading third person. But there’s just something about the style of this book that is just not clicking with me. Continue reading