Weekly Book Reviews: 9/25/21

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Barbie B*tch: A Dark High School Bully Romance (Rejects Paradise Book 3) by [Sheridan Anne]

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Date Finished: September 21st

Story: I really enjoyed this book. I wasn’t really surprised. I fell in love with the first two books. Who doesn’t love a bunch of strong characters with a lot of sarcastic charm? Sadly, I didn’t enjoy this book as much as the first two. I mean I didn’t hate it. It just wasn’t the same. It ended on a cliffhanger but it wasn’t one that had me rushing to start reading the next book.
Characters: I’ve loved Ocean from the very beginning, but she kind of infuriated me in this book. She was overly emotional and just kept making bad decisions after bad decisions. She also kept getting mad at “her boys” for things that she was obviously doing herself and that she was okay with the other of “her boys” doing. I also noticed a lot of darkness with Nic in this book and the last book. I could gush on and on about Sebastian, Spencer, and Milo. I am afraid I’d make a novel of it though. They are three of my favorites. I also should note that I love seeing the change in Colton. He became such an amazing guy for Ocean.
Critiques: This is actually something I noticed the author does that is a little much for me. I’m going to preface this by saying it might be a personal thing. I’m still going to address it anyway. The main character of this and another series I’ve read of hers say “And just like that” a lot. Like I said, this may be a personal thing, but I still found it a little annoying.
Narration: I sadly can’t remember who narrated this, but they did a great job. I also really enjoyed their voice very much. It had this very “scratchy” quality that I enjoyed very much.
Final Thoughts: While I didn’t enjoy this book nearly as much as the first two, I still enjoyed it very much. I will eventually read the rest of the series. It just won’t be anytime soon. I think right now I just need to let my thoughts on the book stew. I do very much recommend this series and the author.

The Omen Machine: Sword of Truth - A Richard and Kahlan Novel by [Terry Goodkind]

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Date Finished: September 22nd

Story: This book definitely hit way different than the rest of the series. There were still threats against Richard and everybody who stood with him. It was a lot happier and not as morbid at least. Not saying it wasn’t morbid at all. Kara and Benjaman get married before the start of the novel. Which is unheard of. No Mord Sith has ever married before. Not going to lie, I was kind of hoping to be able to see the wedding itself. At least we got to see the wedding party.
Characters: All of the characters were as amazing as ever. I would have loved to see more of Nicci and Kara in this book. They were around, but they were more in the background than anything. I also really want to see more of Benjamin. If he is good enough to be married to my beloved Kara, then he’s good enough to shine more in the story.
Critiques: None
Narration: The narrator was as good in this novel as he has been in the other novels.
Final Thoughts: I’m really curious to see how this part of the series goes. I want to see if Richard is able to overcome things like he has in the past. On the same note, I’m also just kind of annoyed. I mean that in a good way. Can’t people just leave Richard alone???? Let him be happy!

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Weekly Book Reviews: 9/18/21

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The First Confessor: The Legend of Magda Searus by [Terry Goodkind]

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Date Finished: September 12th

Story: This is a prequel to the Sword of Truth series. It tells the tale of how the first confessor came to be. It’s a story I’ve been curious about since I first started reading the series. This book has made me so happy. It met all my expectations. I’m so glad that I finally got to sit down and read it.
Characters: I’m really not great with names. So I’ll try my best here. First, we have Magda. She’s the main character of the book. She’s also who will become the first confessor. She was a very strong character, but she didn’t really believe in herself. The wizard that turned her into a confessor, Merit (I think), was a pretty amazing character as well. He had quite a personality and didn’t take anything from anyone. My favorite character of them all would have to be Tilly. She’s so loyal and so kind.
Critiques: None
Narration: Forgot the narrator’s name, but she did an amazing job. She made me feel like I was actually there.
Final Thoughts: While I don’t see this as a critical book to make the series make sense, I’m so glad I read it. I love to see where the backstories came from. Most people are okay with references. I love to see the back story as a whole. I fully recommend this book and the Sword of Truth series.

Dynasty: An Enemies to Lovers Reverse Harem Romance (Boys Of Winter Book 1) by [Sheridan Anne]

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Date Finished: September 14th

Story: I did like this story. I wasn’t in love with it. I’m not even fully sure if I will continue on with the series. For those of you who don’t know me, this says a lot. Especially since it ended with a cliffhanger. Usually, my instinct is to dive right into the next book immediately.
Characters: I only really remember the five main characters. We have winter and a group of four boys. I don’t remember their names. It was hard enough to keep up with who each of them was. Much less try to keep up with all of the side characters.
Critiques: The biggest issue I had was in the beginning. Winter goes to this party after her foster parents not letting her eat food from their fridge. She proceeds to leave the party after stealing a couple of grand and “orders Uber Eats”. I have two problems with this. For one, Uber Eats doesn’t allow you to use cash. I really don’t think she stole somebody’s card. Also, she fell asleep after making the order and the order was never spoken of again. Not a major issue, but it irked me.
Narration: Don’t remember narrators, but really enjoyed the narration. A lot. Full five-star rating.
Final Thoughts: I don’t hate this book. I really don’t. I just don’t love it either. There were things that really irritated me, and there were things that kept me on the edge of my seat so to speak. Also, there were certain phrases that just got repeated way too much. Like, could have made it a drinking game level. I still recommend this book. I may even read the rest of the series down the road. Who knows?

Bitten by Death (Vegas Immortals: Death and the Last Vampire Book 1) by [Holly Roberds]

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Date Finished: September 17th

Story: I seriously loved this story right from the very beginning. I’m going to be honest, I almost passed on it due to the cover. I didn’t think it would be a book I’d enjoy very much. I’m happy to say that I was very wrong. It’s a very big lesson in “don’t judge a book by its cover. I’ve learned it well. I can’t wait to get my hands on the rest of the series.
Characters: One of our main characters is Vivian. She wakes up in a morgue with no memory of her life or how she died. She only knew that she woke up a vampire. Our other main character is Grimm. He has discovered that there are vampires in the world. Something that hasn’t happened in a long time. They cannot exist. He decides to go and destroy the one he knows of. Vivian.
Critiques: I’m not a fan of the cover.
Narration: Great narration. I give it a full 5 stars.
Final Thoughts: I really am glad that I enjoyed this book as much as I did. I really loved both of the characters. I also loved how full of comedy the book had. There were so many quirky passages that I enjoyed very much that make it easy for me to say that I recommend this fully.

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Weekly Book Reviews: 9/4/21

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Rating: 5 out of 5.

Date Finished: August 28th

Story: I found the take on this particular story in history very fascinating. I was very impressed with the paranormal aspect they threw in. I’ve been wanting to read this book for a very long time. I’m glad I finally got around to doing so. I look forward to reading the rest of the books in this series.
Characters: I’m not completely wonderful with character names, but I’ll do my best. First, we have Edward. he’s very introverted. He also doesn’t really seem to pay attention to what’s going on around him. Jane was a pretty amazing character as well. I related to her in some ways, but not in others. Maybe I’d of been more like her had I been around during that time. Then there’s G and Edward’s love interest that were pretty amazing. All of the characters had their own quirks and wit. I absolutely loved it.
Critiques: None
Narration: Really amazing. I was so enamored with the accent!
Final Thoughts: I took forever to get to this book. I’m sad about that. However, I’m very happy I took the time to read it. I am definitely reading this again and I’m definitely reading the rest of the books!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Date Finished: August 28th

Story: This story was so unique. Nina goes home to find somebody snooping through her things. The conversation that they have changed everything for her forever. As if that isn’t enough, she finds herself in danger that gets more serious as the days pass. Warning: Cliffhanger alert!
Characters: I really adore Nina. She’s so fierce and loyal. She’s definitely book girlfriend material. Ryker is pretty amazing too, but he can be pretty sexist at times. My absolute favorite character of this book has been Ryker’s sister. I believe her name is Leigh. She’s just so quirky! I want to see more of her!
Critiques: None
Narration: N/A
Final Thoughts: I really need the second book in my hands asap! I would have devoured this book in one sitting if I had the chance. I fully recommend this!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Date Finished: August 28th

Summer has plans to go to an event with her friends. It’s supposed to be a normal night in a normal town, but it ends in disaster. While Summer is searching for a friend who has stormed off after a fight with her boyfriend, she gets kidnapped by a deranged man who won’t stop calling her Lilly. She discovers that she is not the first girl he’s kidnapped. Can her and the other girls be found before it’s too late? Or are they forced to spend their lives in the cellar of a creepy psycho?

I really enjoyed this book! It was wonderfully written. It definitely kept me on edge for many parts of it. For any crime show fans, it was like reading one of them. There are multiple points of view. I didn’t find that distracting at all. In fact, I felt it gave more intensity to the book. I especially loved reading the kidnapper’s points of views. i stumbled upon this book when I was searching a sale after my birthday. I’m glad I did. I’ll be looking into other books by this author. I loved it and I fully recommend it!

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Date Finished: September 2nd

Story: I really enjoyed this story very much. I enjoyed the first two books as well. All of them, including this one, have ended on cliffhangers. The fourth book is not out on audio yet. I will definitely be getting it when it is. I’m that hooked on this series.
Characters: I’ve listened to this audiobook, so I’m a little hesitant about misspelling the names. Especially the unique names. There are a few unique names in this series. I’m so here for it. I would have liked to seen a little more in each perspective as things went on.
Critiques: The only thing I have a small issue with was that there was some dramatic build-up that wound up falling flat. I feel like it had a lot of potential that just didn’t get met.
Narration: I give the narrators 10 out of 5 stars. They all did amazing. I enjoyed the story even more because of their performance.
Final Thoughts: I really need to finish this series. I’m so obsessed and want to find out what happens next. I want to know what happened with the sister! It’s great!

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Weekly Book Reviews: 8/28/21

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Rating: 4 out of 5.

Date Finished: July 27th

When I first started this book, I was worried that it would get way too dark for me. I can’t lie. I was really leery of it. One of my favorite narrators narrates this books though. She made it easier to get through. I’m so glad that I was able to ignore it and get through it anyway. I actually wound up listening to it twice. Not back to back. But within a couple hours of each other. It’s a really good story.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Date Finished: August 18th

This book really hooked me at the very beginning. Then there was a thing that happened in the first few chapters that really made me cringe. It could have gone a lot worse. I honestly thought it was going to. It didn’t. I’m thankful for that. I don’t think I would have continued the book if it had. It was a really intense and interesting book. There are some areas I didn’t enjoy and some that I felt could have been prolonged a bit more. Either way, I really enjoyed it. I give it a four out of five-star rating.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Date Finished: August 18th

Didn’t think I’d enjoy this book as much as I did. I was really impressed. It did have some vibes that reminded me of other books and some movies that are similar to it. All in all I’m glad I chose to give it a chance. I do recommend it.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Date Finished: August 18th

This book is the second book in a series, but it’s a stand-alone novel. I didn’t think I’d enjoy either book. I thought they would be really cheesy. The first one gave me really strong Twilight vibes. I really did enjoy the book very much. I enjoyed both books very much. They both get a solid four out of five stars from me. If you like satirical and heavily sexual paranormal romances, I definitely recommend this.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Date Finished:

I want to strongly state that I am very uncomfortable with the romance in this story. It’s not really something I agree with. However, I have a lot of respect with the realism of the story itself. The author may not be happy to hear my take on this, but it’s my opinion.

Personally, I got really strong vibes of manipulation and grooming in this story. That’s why I say I have a great respect for the realism of the book. Not once is the romance glamorized or made to look appealing. It’s raw and it’s ugly. The guy comes off as a total predator in my eyes.

Another real aspect I’d like to talk about is how some of these girls push themselves just to achieve and obtain their goals. It’s really frightening to see. It’s even more scary to see them being pushed past their breaking point. Our main character, Arianna, basically starved herself and obsessed with everything she put in her body. She was working out and training ten hours or more a day for six days a week. Not only did she not need to cut back on her diet, but really she should have added to it!

All in all, this could be turned into a Lifetime movie or television show. I’d probably watch it. I get that people are upset about the content of this book. I agree. I just ask that they maybe see it from a different point of view.

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Weekly Book Reviews: 8/7/21

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*This is a scheduled post from July 25th*

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Date Finished: July 22nd

This was a very cute and quirky novel. I really adored it. It’s one of those rare events where a major scene plays out then it goes back in time to tell the story of events leading up to that event. It’s kind of a spoiler, but it’s a refreshing change to normal story methods. The only problem I had was there was a small conflict that seemed to have taken a head, but there was no real resolution. It seemed to have just completely disappeared. It was a little annoying, but it was nothing major.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Date Finished: July 21st

Other than the “I’m not going to tell you about something I think about you even though it’s not true” bull, this was a pretty interesting read. I was also really enjoyed the full glimpse into the life of Blue. Not just her life in school like you get with most of these. I mean most fo them take place in the rich people’s world completely. The mother got a job as a live-in housemaid or something. Blue still lives where she’s always lived. Just got a scholarship to a school that will help her future. I do have to warn that this ends on a pretty intense cliffhanger.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Date Finished: July 21st

I really enjoyed this book. It was short and sweet and so adorable! I normally don’t like holiday-themed books. At least not when it comes to romances. They are just so cheesy and predictable. This one is way different. I wanted to reach out to people and gush about the book! I guess I shouldn’t be surprised. This is an amazing author who is amazing with descriptions and words.

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Weekly Book Reviews: 7/31/21

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*This is a scheduled post from July 25th.*

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Date Finished: July 20th

I was not sure that I was going to be interested in this book when I first started reading this. There were so many things that really made me step out of my comfort zone. It made me uncomfortable. Especially the predictions I had about the book. I was pleasantly surprised when I found that all of my predictions were wrong. I enjoyed how things unfolded very much. It made the ending that much sweeter. I am glad this is not part of a series though.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Date Finished: July 21st

This book was so quirky and intense! I probably should have read this series in order. It just seemed like one that it didn’t matter the order I read them in. If you’re looking for a spicy and quick read, this series is perfect for you! I really enjoyed it. The cover isn’t bad-looking either. There are always covers with sexy men but this one has a woman on it! Just saying!

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Date Finished: July 21st

I loved this story. It was hilarious. I did have a couple of problems with it though. The narrator kind of made the guy sound like he was yelling all the time. The other issue I had was that the book was so short! That’s just my personal preference though and not about the author. I loved this book!

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Weekly Book Reviews: 7/24/21

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There would be ten reviews posted this week. However, I will be going out of town on Friday and won’t return for a little under two weeks after that. So I’m going to split the ten reviews I have for this week over this Saturday and the next two Saturdays. The Saturday after I come back will have any reviews I have from here until then. I hope you enjoy.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Date Finished: July 18th

I read and really enjoyed the first two books, so it’s not really shocking that I enjoyed this book. I love how there are scenes that were in this book that was in the first two but from a different point of view. It really helps shed light on some of the important parts of the series. I do have to warn that it somewhat ends on a cliffhanger. It’s not a major one. I just really dislike all cliffhangers.

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Date Finished: July 18th

I’ll start this by saying that my review of this book is my personal opinion. I will not tell others not to read it or to read it. I will let them draw their own conclusions. I will say that there are some trigger warnings of abuse and abduction. This just really wasn’t my thing. It’s well written and a very easy read. I won’t lie. I read it all in one sitting. It’s just not a book that I will be reading again. I won’t be looking for anything in this series. Since I like the writing style, I may consider other books by this author.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Date Finished: July 19th

I didn’t want to like this story. I wanted to say that it was overly predictable and maybe a bit too dark for my taste. I can’t say any of that. If I did, I’d be lying. I found that I liked it. I didn’t like certain aspects or attitudes throughout the book, but the story itself was pretty solid. I kept wanting to find out what was going to happen next! I’m actually looking forward to reading the rest of the trilogy.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Date Finished: July 19th

I was really enjoying this book and the characters in the book until a certain point in. I won’t say where it was due to spoiler alerts. I really didn’t care for a person’s attitude and what they said when a certain thing happened. I felt it was way uncalled for. It made me very angry. I almost quit reading the book right there and then. I decided to keep going instead. Mainly because I loved that the other person stuck up for herself. It was an amazing thing to see. I am curious enough to read the rest of the series.

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Weekly Book Reviews: 7/17/21

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This week I bring quite a few reviews. There are thirteen reviews total. I’m going to start including the date I finished reading the book. Amazon links will be attached to the cover of the book. (Note: Some reviews are from last week since I posted last week’s blog a little early due to a readathon.)

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Date Finished: July 16th

(Older review)

I just finished reading Hunted. It is the fifth in the House Of Night Series written by P.C. and Kristin Cast. It is about a girl and her friends working together to stop a fallen angel and a priestess who turned her back on their goddess from taking over their school. With almost the whole school controlled by him, they find it impossible to get away to do what they have to do to save the school they love.

Just like the rest of the four books in this series before this book, I loved this one. I can honestly say this is one of my favorite series of all times. P.C. and Kristin Cast have much talent at keeping readers on edge until the very end. They also keep you laughing throughout it all. It’s like feeling what the characters are feeling and go through what they are going through. It’s amazing.

This series isn’t for everybody. Some people will hate this series as much as I love it. There will be many people who do love it though. I recommend this series to those people specifically. They will enjoy the series as much as I did. I can guarantee that.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Date Finished: July 16th

While I didn’t enjoy this book as much as I enjoyed the first, I was very impressed with how the loose ends were closed. I also really adored the ending. Part of it wasn’t an ending I really wasn’t expecting at all. I mean I guess I should have been with the letters to the dead sister, but yeah I didn’t suspect at all. I fully recommend this duology!

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Date Finished: July 14th

This was a very emotionally intense book. It’s about a cold case involving a little girl that went missing. Her father was convicted for her murder. The body was never found. Everybody but Mike and Billy Jo wants to let the case go and not open up old wounds so to speak. I just wish it was longer!

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Date Finished: July 14th

This was a really interesting sequel. It seemed to almost follow along past the first one. Like you’re just continuing about the person’s life after the first story was over with. It’s really interesting to me. I also love the fact that this was more personal to Billie Jo. It kind of helps you get to know her a little better. It helps you connect better with her and understand her and her personality a little better. I also like that we get to know Mike a little better in this book as well.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Date Finished: July 14th

This would have been given a full star rating had it been longer. That’s the only issue I have with the entire book. It was a really amazing read and I’m glad that I had the opportunity to read it. The longer thing is a personal preference in all honesty. I’m sure there are many readers that absolutely loved the length of the book. There are some heavier topics addressed that I felt could have been leaned on a little more as well. I still recommend it.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Date Finished: July 16th

This book was intense and action-packed almost from the very start. It’s a very quick and easy read. I have to be honest. This is the first book I’ve read from this series. It seems like a stand-alone type of novel so it doesn’t really hurt anything, but I can’t help but wonder if I missed some important information about the series overall. Either way, I liked it and I will go back and read the rest of the series.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Date Finished: July 12th

I loved reading this book. It was very straight and to the point. I felt like I was actually living his life with him through the whole book. I did notice that this was an adaptation. Reading this makes me want to go back and read the original version. It also put many aspects that I don’t even think about on a daily basis on a big spotlight for me. I’ve always known there were things ai was blind to. I’m always afraid to ask questions. So having it painted in a picture like this for me really does help. In so many ways.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Date Finished: July 12th

This book was so easy to read. It helped me see many things in a new light. I also have many different reading materials and books that I can read thanks to this book. I’m so thankful that I came across this book and am looking forward to giving this book to somebody else so that they can be enlightened as much as I was.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Date Finished: July 12th

I was leery to read this book after how the first book ended. I had read similar books that had some alternative outcomes that I was afraid would happen here as well. I was pleased to find out that I was wrong. There were things that made me a little uncomfortable. I also had issues with Ocean’s personality in certain areas and how redundant she could be at times. It didn’t take my enjoyment of the story as a whole away though. I can’t wait to read the rest of the series.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Date Finished: July 12th

When I first started listening to this book, I automatically judged it for the worst. I knew I wouldn’t like one of the characters instantly because they were a bit of a jerk. I also predicted the story within like ten minutes. All that said, I really did enjoy the story. It was really adorable. I’m glad I gave the book a chance. I wonder what the other books that are coming out will be about.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Date Finished: July 11th

This was a really intense book. I didn’t really think I’d like it. If I’m being honest, there were many points in it that I didn’t really care for. Especially certain personality traits of certain characters in the book. I mean some of them are tropes, so I can overlook them. It really was an amazing read though and I was on the edge of my seat the whole time. I have read it twice this year so far.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Date Finished: July 9th

I won’t lie. At first, I couldn’t grasp the story. I had to start over three times. I think this was my fault really. I was kind of tired when I intended to start the book originally. Once I got into the book, I was so happy with it! It was hilarious and insanely crazy. In a good way of course. There were a few things in the book that wasn’t really my thing, but that’s just me personally. I also thought that Wynter could be a little too….. much about certain things. Maybe dramatic. I’m not sure how to explain it. Either way, I really enjoyed the read!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Date Finished: July 9th

I have a very love hate relationship with this entire series. I don’t meant to speak ill of the dead, but I sometimes wonder if the author of this series was a sociopath. Just when you think that the characters are getting relief to all of the chaos, it gets even worse! It seems like when there is hope the hope is crushed fully. I both want to see the end of this series and want to quit reading. I can’t even begin to explain it. People will see my full five-star rating and get confused. I seriously love the series and all of the characters in it. It’s just so heavy!

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Weekly Book Reviews: 7/10/21

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I have three book reviews for my first official week of this blog. I hope you enjoy them. I’ll include the amazon link for each book in the book cover like I always do. If you hit ctrl + the book cover it will open in a different tab.

Rating: 3 out of 5.

I’m going to start this off by saying I realized about halfway through that this was not my kind of book at all. There were parts I feel like were really over drawn out and then some parts that were overly rushed. This book also mentions rape and other dark things and may trigger people who are sensitive. Overall, I did wind up enjoying the story. Even if it deeply disturbed me. In more ways than one. I really hope I don’t have a nightmare tonight.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Some parts were a little hard to keep up with for me. That is most likely a personal thing. Anyway. I really enjoyed the read. It’s not something I really thought I would like. The cover is really pretty as well. I loved the narrators in this book as well. I’m curious to see if this becomes a series. If so, I wonder where it’s going to go from there. There are so many possibilities.

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Rating: 5 out of 5.

I had misconceptions on this book before I started it. I can say that I was guilty of judging a book by its cover here. I can also say that I really enjoyed this book very much. It was intense and action-packed. There are some things that went on in the book that I don’t really fully jibe with, but those are more personal preferences rather than the writing or the book itself. I’m definitely curious to see how the rest of this series goes.

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Down World by Rebecca Phelps Book Review

Date Started: 4/1/21
Date Finished: 4/5/21
Rating: 5 of 5

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Book Title: Down World
Author: Rebecca Phelps
Pages: 368

Note: Don’t read if you’re sensitive to horror and thriller-type books that get a bit dark from time to time. If you are into those kinds of stories, this book may pull you in and keep you consumed until the very last page.

This book is more considered science fiction than anything, but it is also classified as horror and thriller as well. It could have been a bit scarier in my eyes, but it was still intensely creepy. I really enjoyed it. If I hadn’t had a work schedule to read around, I probably would have finished this book in one sitting. It was a real page-turner.

The dialogue gets a little bit tricky in my opinion on this. Because sometimes the characters seemed like they knew each other all their lives and then other times they acted like complete strangers who didn’t know each other at all. I think it could be chalked up to nerves and stress with all of the secrets they were trying to keep though. Especially the adults.

While trying to figure out how to get her brother back, things start changing in her world. She and the group realize that the changes that keep happening between the worlds are causing major disturbances. It winds up leading to something major that happens that I really don’t want to get into too many details of because of spoilers. It’s really extreme and completely turns their world upside down.

I really liked Marina in this story. She comes off as really sheltered and dumb, but she was very bright and quick-witted. People around her seemed to think she was delicate and couldn’t take care of herself and never took her seriously. I think because of that she didn’t take herself seriously. There were many things that happened because of her that could have been played out before had anybody else paid attention like she did or bothered to take two seconds to listen to her.

I have to be very honest. I didn’t care for the ending at all. It wasn’t at all in the direction I wanted it to go in. I get why it had to go the way it did. It just really makes me sad. There was something that happened in the story that I was totally there for. I was so happy for it and I wanted to see how it was going to go from there. I just can’t even tell you. I really think that everybody should read this book!

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