Book review: You Are Here

You Are Here by S.M. LumettaBook: You Are Here by S.M. Lumetta

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

So many problems with the book that I don’t know where to start. The first being that this book couldn’t decide what it wanted to be so it was all over the place.

The second, everyone seemed to go along with Lucie’s previews like it’s something quirky but normal. NO! When a girl wakes up with no memories and tells you she’s seeing her soulmate in visions you don’t pat her on her head and call her cute. It’s not a paranormal universe, people. You dial a psychiatrist and give your friend a help she needs. And if you’re an actual psychiatrist then DUH!

The third, Lucie is a stalker weirdo crazy person. We get it, you see visions of Grey on daily basis, there’s no need to club him over the head with them and then act all hurt and needy when he doesn’t immediately go along with your picture of future together.

The fourth, and I promise I’ll spare you the others, how convinient the people in Lucie’s life are all connected. I hate when authors do that, even when it’s not necessary.

The worst thing is – the book would have been actually good if only the editor steered the writing in the right direction and maybe gotten it a little more structure. As is it’s a lost potential.

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Book review: The Player and the Pixie (Rugby, #2)

The Player and the Pixie by L.H. CoswayBook: The Player and the Pixie by L.H. Cosway & Penny Reid

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I may have been hesitant about this coupling at first, Sean was a real dickhead in the first book, but I gotta say I warmed up to the idea somewhere between yoga retreat and dog shelter. There’s something to be said about a reformed bad boy, no? And although I thought making him so bad at sex was a crime to human kind (or at least a female half of it), it was hilarious to read about the lessons Lucy gave him.

Really though, the book was sweet and funny and hot at at times, so you could do a lot worse. Personally, I want to continue with the series because I’m having a lot of fun with it. You might too.

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Book review: No Pants Required

No Pants Required by Kim KarrBook: No Pants Required by Kim Karr

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

When you first start reading a book with a girl under a table watching someone get a blowjob, you can’t help but have certain expectations of said book. It was even on the right track with the airplane and all, and I was ready to forgive a lot of eye-roll moments right up until the first actual sex scene. The whole time I was praying for both the main characters to shut up or at least say something not cringe worthy but alas it wasn’t meant to be. With every sex scene it got worse and at some point I was praying one of them would use a ball gag on the other one or something. And that says a lot as I am not into that shit, like at all.

The only thing that kept me going was when the pair read smut together out loud. I could honestly say that that’s something I would be more than excited to try with a guy. Because really, a couple that reads together – stays together. If they read the right literature, of course.

I wouldn’t mind being in a book club with him. Wonder what he’s reading…

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Book review: Clockwork Princess (The Infernal Devices, #3)

Clockwork Princess by Cassandra ClareBook: Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I can’t take it anymore. It’s the fifth time I had to go to the bathroom to blow out my nose and wash my face. IT IS RIDICULOUS!!!! TMI, I know. I needed a distraction so here I am writing to you, guys.

However much I loved The Mortal Instruments, admittedly it doesn’t hold a candle to The Infernal Devices’s brilliance. It’s not only in the main characters, although, DUH! It’s in the setting, but more importantly, it’s in the language. Everything seems better when it’s said in the elegance and manner of Victorian England.

And then there is this triangle of love (not to be mistaken for the love triangle) that is Will/Tessa/Jem. They changed everything for me, I’m not sure I could ever read another Shadowhunter novel or series without looking for them between the lines. They shined so brightly! In my mind they are forever and ever remain an inseparable trio. If that’s denial I’m ok with it, it’s called a bliss for a reason.

Now that that’s out of the way, there is one thing I felt I needed to address because it bothered me greatly throughout this last book. Multiple POV’s. It was maddening how short they were and how fast they changed. Just when I was about to get comfortable in someone’s head, I was thrown knee deep in another one. My mind was dizzy and it was not ok. That is the only reason this book doesn’t get a five star rating it shoul’ve had.

And I think I stopped crying now. It might even hold for … oh, I don’t know, five minutes? Don’t tell me, I know I’m a crybaby.

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Book review: Clockwork Prince (The Infernal Devices, #2)

Clockwork Prince by Cassandra ClareBook: Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

My heart is torn in two directions. I can’t pick between Jem and Will to save my life, they both have a piece of me and I don’t want it back.

I was actually stupefied to find out Tessa is only sixteen, she reads a little older. Not much, maybe eighteen, but still, I like her. Whatever she is I hope we find out sooner rather than later, because it’s like a damn rash I can’t scrath at this point. More, I need more.

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Book review: Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices, #1)

Clockwork Angel by Cassandra ClareBook: Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I wanted to start my year with a book I knew with 100% certainty would not disappoint. How could I be so sure? Simple: a) it’s Cassie Clare; b) it has a Herondale male in it. Whatever my other faults, of wich there are many, I am unable to stay away from Herondale men. I don’t know what it is about their DNA that makes them irresistible, all the while being insufferable, but there you have it.

Honestly, I didn’t think I’d like it more than Mortal Instruments, I’m not much of a steampunk fanatic (I don’t even know if it qualifies as that) and yet I gobbled up this book so fast I got a blister from swiping pages. Yeah, not really but I could’ve, seriously. That’s how good it was. And did I mention how funny the characters are? Never mind Tessa and Will, that’s an absolute requirement for them to be funny, but hell, I just loved Jem and Henry too. Jessie not so much. Just when I start to think there must be more to her than what meets the eye, she turns around and proves me wrong. I got a feeling she might become a problem.

I got a little frustrated by the end of the book over Will’s behavior, he was just URGH! I might have punched a pillow couple of times, but that’s really normal when it comes to Herondales. Again, they are insufferable, but they’re worth it in the end. I’m looking forward to the next book.

Over and out