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Sensitivemuse

Sensitivemuse

Joined May 2016

Book reviewer and blogger, vampire, gamer and baker. Drinks rockstars to keep the undead heart pumping
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The Paragon Hotel by Lyndsay Faye
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Cavendon Hall: A Novel by Barbara Taylor Bradford
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Covenants by Lorna Freeman
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A Hero Born | Jin Yong
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Mehso-so

It's a great start to a well known series but the translation is just not so good. It bogs the story and by the time I was nearly finished, well I really couldn't wait until it was over. It dragged a lot throughout the book. Good Translation is crucial for novels like these to be successfully read and enjoyed.

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Quick read, the plot is pretty much straight to the point. What you want to look out for is good character development and also a blossoming funny “odd-couple“ friendship between Henry and OWEN. OWEN pretty much steals it.

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The Nanny | Gilly Macmillan
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It's a slow start and gets a bit confusing - but you get the hang of it after a few chapters or so. The characters are unlikable but you start to warm up to Virginia once her behavior is explained. I say give it a go. The ending is extremely satisfying.

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Early Riser | Jasper Fforde
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Mehso-so

Slow plot but the characters were quirky and interesting. The world building was really good too. I heard so much about Jasper Fforde, but this book just didn't really impress. I think I'll give his other books a try.

tpixie Before you give up on him, Try the Tuesday Next series. I enjoy those! ( I haven't read anything else of his).
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BookHoarder32 If you like fairy tales, I recommend his Nursery Crimes series 4mo
Sensitivemuse Oooo those sound excellent. Thanks so much he has awesome imagination and I didn't want to give up on him. 4mo
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The Silent Patient | Alex Michaelides
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Mehso-so

I don't understand the hype with this one. It was bland and dry, Theo was unlikable and also dry. It wasn't until literally the last few pages where everything blows up in your face. Not my kind of story. Let's not even talk about Gabriel....

Cathythoughts I agree ! I bailed on this one 5mo
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No Exit: A Novel | Taylor Adams
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Woooeeee what a read! it was a quick one from cover to cover and you were cheering for Darby all the way. Villains are disgustingly repugnant and although the ending was a bit over the top, it's still worth a read through! pick this one up but avoid the rest stops ;)

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Panpan

I really tried to get through to this one. I love hist fic set in WWII. But I couldn't with this one. It was a great storyline and lots of detailed characters (that existed in real life) but the pace was immensely slow. Not to mention Varian just was a mooncalf when Grant was around. It's okay to be in love but you got people to save Varian..for crying out loud. This one wasn't for me.

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Wow this one was so good!! I love Nat and her devious planning. She's one scary person to be deal with! This one kept me reading until the late hours. All I can say is, definitely pick this one up. (Nat should have gotten rid of Will though. You'll understand if you read/or will read it)

Jeannineth I LOVED this one!!!! I thought it was way better than some other hyped books such as The Silent Patient, Miracle Creek, or The Anonymous Girl. 5mo
Sensitivemuse @Jeannineth agreed! I hated Anonymous Girl 5mo
rather_be_reading 🤣🤣 yes! 4mo
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The Hunting Party | Lucy Foley
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Oh lordy. Skip this one. Wasn't up to the hype. A lot of bland characters, and the mystery aspect of the book was non existent. The red herring in the book was just there to take up space. If you really want to read this, may I suggest library take out?

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The Lies We Told | Camilla Way
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Great engrossing read. Give yourself some time because the moment you pick this up you'll want to read in one sitting. Characters may be not so likable but the plot is so good and the mystery element will keep you guessing and there's plenty of surprises along the way.

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The Huntress | Kate Quinn
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The writing is excellent and it grabs your attention from page one. I rather wish there was a small glossary to see what Nina says in Russian (although I‘m sure it‘s rather colorful language) but other than that small bit, the characters are engaging, and it‘s nice how they all come together in the last third of the book. If you are stickler for history perhaps this isn‘t for you - it‘s more character and story driven. Still greatly recommended!

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The Huntress | Kate Quinn
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What's mine is yours, what's yours is mine 😏😏😏

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Huntress | Kate Quinn
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Lol "a marriage thing" ?

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Darktown: A Novel | Thomas Mullen
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Definitely recommend this read despite the awful things some characters do in the book. It‘s eye opening and gripping read. It will elicit powerful emotions but it‘s accurate and detailed. No sugar coating here but the truth. Worth the read.

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So sad and true 😓😓

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Amberlough | Lara Elena Donnelly
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Hahaah savage.

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New Girl | Paige Harbison
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Lol at the savagery.

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The Supernaturals | David L. Golemon
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Holy jeebus this was creepy at 1 am....

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The Supernaturals | David L. Golemon
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Oh lord there's a muzak version of this classic!?!?! Say it isn't so!!!!!

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The Supernaturals | David L. Golemon
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Creepy.....

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Her Every Fear: A Novel | Peter Swanson
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Lots of creepy bits and a villain you‘ll hate easily. The backstories of each character was the highlight of this book as it explained their behaviour and their actions. Could do without the extensive description of what they were listening to, or what they were reading though. Still worth the read. Really liked this one.

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All Systems Down | Sam Boush
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Fast paced and filled with action. Really enjoyed this one not only because it was well written and fun to read but since the setting was mostly Oregon I was able to recognize some of the places. Ended in a cliffhanger so can‘t wait to read the second!

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Quietus | Vivian Schilling
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This book had great promise in the beginning. Then it started tanking pretty fast in the middle to the end. It‘s way too long and although the theme and creepy bits were good it didn‘t need to be so long winded. Too bad because it had great promise. :(

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Cut Me Free | J. R. Johansson
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Intense serious subject matter but well worth the read in this one. Piper and Sanda go through so much in their life that you really feel for them and hope everything goes well. Cheers to Piper for her amazing inner strength. What bothers me a bit was the romance in this one. Didn‘t think it was that necessary considering the seriousness of the book.

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Midnight Riot | Ben Aaronovitch
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Great urban fantasy and fun to read. I‘m glad Peter‘s made to be an average joe guy with the gift of seeing ghosts. Instead of your usual anti hero types you see that‘s prevalent in urban fantasies. Lots of humour and wit, I can‘t wait to read the second one!

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I really enjoyed following Lucy on her journey to London. What I didn‘t expect was this book to have some funny moments in it as well. I thought it was worth the read. It was nice to see a spoiled entitled brat become a caring individual, no matter how much she tries to go back to her selfish side. It‘s a great read give it a try!

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The Graces | Laure Eve
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River‘s not that likeable until the second half of the novel. Cheers for her to be a strong one instead of a whiny poor me protagonist. Cliffhanger ending and ohhh Lordy I want to we what River has planned !!! Not much of a plot in this one but it was a good read. Can‘t wait to read the next one!!

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The Creeping | Alexandra Sirowy
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I loved the creepy mystery aspect off the book. The plot was great and page turning despite the characters being extremely unlikable. Still worth giving a try. It was a great thrilling read.

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The Creeping | Alexandra Sirowy
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Omg this was beautiful.

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The Widow | Fiona Barton
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Really liked this one. I can‘t imagine the mental and emotional anguish these characters have gone through (Except you Glen. You suck) definitely worth a read. This was a page turner for me.

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Excellent novel! Dark, melancholy, moody the setting is wonderful and adds to the plot. It‘s an intricate web that‘s well written. I can‘t wait to read the next one.

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Holding the Fort | Regina Jennings
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Oh my. Did this book make me squeal like a fan girl. I loved the romance in this one. It‘s clean but it‘s so beautifully written and Daniel is so SWOON WORTHY. The plot is light hearted and fun to read. Louisa is a likeable character and you‘re cheering for both of them. THE ENDING THOUGH!! AHHHHH!

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Forsaken | Andrew Adair Van Wey
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Mehso-so

The horror aspects of this book was excellent. Can‘t say I feel for Daniel though. He had it coming. I wish there was more to the execution of the plot, I think there should have been more to the Mabel story than just planting her there for convenience. I say take it or leave it with this one.

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The Graces | Laure Eve
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Savaaaage

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Lol

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Kill the Father: A Novel | Sandrone Dazieri
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Lol "I don't give a flying..."

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Siege and Storm | Leigh Bardugo
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Mehso-so

It was pretty good. A bit slow in the middle part of the book. The drama between Alina and Mal was getting too much and petty. Nikolai on the other hand was quite the dish. 😍 still pretty good for the 2nd book. Onward to the third!

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The Marriage Pact: A Novel | Michelle Richmond
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Lol oh damn haaha

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Kill the Father: A Novel | Sandrone Dazieri
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"not a bad guy..."

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The Marriage Pact: A Novel | Michelle Richmond
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Happy wife happy life 😀

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The Monster's Daughter | Michelle Pretorius
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It's a slow moving book but it's so good! The flashbacks from past to present is weaved seamlessly with this book. Keep track of the characters, as they appear and reappear a in both past and present and it's up to you to put the pieces together. The only thing is there's quite a bit of Afrikaans terminology. Needed to Google some terms. 😀

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The Rift Walker | Clay Griffith, Susan Griffith
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Loved the romance and chemistry of Adele and Gareth in this book. The action was great and it was a fast read because I love all the characters. More Cesare please!! I need to know what the heck he has planned! (you need to read the first before this one though)

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Absolutely loved this one. Yes there's a mystery aspect in the book but that is set on the back burner. It's the romance you're reading for here. I love Rosemary and Peter. They're in some ways very different, but on the other hand they're both very strong people. This was a joy to read. Definitely from romance and Christian fiction fans.

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This Savage Song | Victoria Schwab
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This book was definitely worth the hype. The only thing is, I wanted to know more about the world building. Yes, there was information but I just felt like there should be more. I also liked how we don't have a pair of teens besotted with each other. They were friends as a means to an end. The cliffhanger tho!!!!!!

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Bookplate Special | Lorna Barrett
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Mehso-so

Plot overall was interesting and at least we have some exciting things happening with our beloved characters. But I started losing interest halfway in the book. The book could have ended sooner but it just dragged.

Hope the next one is better!

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American War | Omar El Akkad
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I enjoyed reading this book. You go through the journey through Sarat's eyes and watch her develop and how she becomes who she is until the end of the novel. You'll have to admit, you fell for the charm of Albert Gaines. You knew he had an agenda but that didn't matter. He was a father figure and very likeable. Its an amazing book and well worth the read.

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The Monster's Daughter | Michelle Pretorius
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Lol those damn blondes...

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Broken Souls | Stephen Blackmoore
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Just as good as the first one. Theres a lot more twists and the whole book is one big long action sequence. He's still an arsehole but you can't help but like him. I got the third one so I'll be reading that one soon.

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The Rift Walker | Clay Griffith, Susan Griffith
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This made me giggle snort. 😀