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julesG
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Bailedbailed

How to write a fantasy-ish computer game recap with lots of gore, sexual content/violence, self-harm/suicide from a female POV and fail at it.

Davi is the centre of her universe. Whenever she dies she respawns at the beginning of her adventure and has been doing so for over a thousand years. Yes, that would blunt the edges of any of us, but she was too blunt to be likeable.

DNF @ 22% - there was nothing that enticed me to read on.

#NetGalley

5feet.of.fury That‘s too bad, that‘s quite a title 6h
47 likes2 comments
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Amor4Libros
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Bailedbailed

It pains me to bail on this because I started really liking it, but at about 50% on it just felt that I was reading about other people‘s lives and not hers.

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NotCool
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Bailedbailed

The sheltered girl who thinks she‘s not special is a fantasy trope. But Marlinchen is a lot more Bella Swann in Twilight than Sophie Hatter in Howl‘s Moving Castle. I don‘t think I‘ll finish this.

15 likes1 comment
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CatLass007
Shades of Milk and Honey | Mary Robinette Kowal
Bailedbailed

#JaneAdjacent #BuddyRead #ReadAway2024 #SeriesLove2024 I wanted to love this. But I didn‘t. It was boring. #HailTheBail!

TheSpineView Bummer 😔 2d
CatLass007 @TheSpineView Very much a bummer. 2d
DieAReader #HailTheBail Sometimes books are just don‘t live up to what we want them to be😔 2d
CatLass007 @DieAReader Exactly ! 2d
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Singout
Bailedbailed

I could not get into this at all: while the subject matter of the lives of Palestinian women is relevant and meaningful, I found the writing style, as well as the audio narration, felt much more like it was intended for a young adult audience. I drifted away pretty quickly.
#Bookspin

TheAromaofBooks Some books just don't click!!! 3d
Singout Everyone else seemed to love it! Maybe I should try again… 2d
9 likes3 comments
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Anna40
Paper Cage | Tom Baragwanath
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Bailedbailed

This has so much potential:set in New Zealand,the main character,Lorraine,a non-Māori,is the widow of a Māori man&the filing clerk in the police station.When her niece‘s son is one of the missing children in a series of abductions,Lorraine is personally affected&starts investigating as the police can‘t seem to solve the case.Sadly,it‘s slow &the writing at times clunky.I might pick it up again as I want to know what happened

25 likes1 comment
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CaitlinR
Lone Women: A Novel | Victor LaValle
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Bailedbailed

I‘m not new to the horror genre, and I‘ve enjoyed LaValle‘s work in the past, but unfortunately I decided to bail on this. I read well over half, but found that my anxiety was increasing, and I‘m not in a place where that‘s OK. That said, this had an interesting plot relating the eerie story of women pioneers in Montana who have brought their curses along as they strive to build new lives.

sarahbarnes This one didn‘t quite work for me either. 4d
CaitlinR @sarahbarnes Glad it wasn‘t just me! 4d
CaitlinR @dabbe Love the #hailthebail tag! 4d
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