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Usagi

Joined September 2016

Do not make me choose between you and my books...
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The Vine Witch | Luanne G. Smith
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Mehso-so

This is a difficult book to review, if I'm being honest. It wasn't long enough for me to be fully divested in the characters and it was fairly predictable (aka: bad guys). The flow, how it was written, was odd for me. Honestly you would have to read it to understand (I think). Perhaps if it was longer and more well rounded I would have loved it more, but it ended up falling short. The premise was great-- not the execution. 😥

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The Vine Witch | Luanne G. Smith
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🙌

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The Starless Sea | Erin Morgenstern
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This.just.happened. 🤓

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Blood of Elves | Andrzej Sapkowski
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Thought I should read this before I watch it on Netflix. (Thank you Henry Cavill for igniting my imagination! Raarrrr)

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The Wicked King | Holly Black
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😍 The cover is soooo pretty!

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The Cruel Prince | Holly Black
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Mehso-so

Alright! So, I FINALLY read this after it being on my shelf for a bit. I have a love/hate relationship with Jude, she is a catastrophy waiting to happen; However, I can understand her line of thinking. My biggest gripe about this book would be: predictability. I do like the story though, it was twisted with flawed characters (my favorite). If you are looking for cuteness, candy, ❤️'s and insta luv, this is NOT it.

Overall? 3.5 - 4 Envious Stars

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The Beautiful | Rene Ahdieh
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🤓 I'm so excited and I just can't hide it! 📚

sharread The Vine Witch was excellent! 👍 2mo
Usagi I can't wait to read it! 😄 2mo
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Fortune's Pawn | Rachel Bach
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Fortune's Pawn ♟️ on Kindle for $1.99 today! (Had to share) Woot woot! Great book, starts out a little slow, but soon becomes addictive. BA Chick, alien planets, and suspicious characters. 👍

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Shifter Planet | D.B. Reynolds

I can't do it. This chick went two minutes after being debriefed NOT do go into "the green", aka: Danger zone, and did it anyway. But, hey, it's okay. She can hear the trees, so she is exempt (apparently). She pretty much states she is going to do whatever she wants. I mean, what do those indeginous ppl know about their planet anyway? ?
I see this woman getting into trouble for stupid choices (on her part).? I am saving myself the headache. ✌️

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#7Days7Covers#CoverCrush
Day 5

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Uprooted | Naomi Novik
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#7Days7Covers#CoverCrush
Day 4

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🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
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'Bound to the Battle god: A Fantasy Romance' by Ruby Dixon

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Mr. Big Shot | S. E. Lund
Mehso-so

*FREEBIE* Second book I have read by this author and was not super impressed. It was redundant and it flipped flopped from POV's repeating exactly what you read, verbatim, not from a different view. Then the chemistry between the main MCs wasn't really there for me, it fell flat. I will say the male was refreshing w/boyish charm and not alpha business tycoon, but I was still not diggin the execution of this story. Needs reformatting and edits.

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Rules of Redemption | T. A. White
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How you gonna do me like this T. A. White? I didn't know this was a trilogy and now I have to wait! Damn it! 🥺 This was SUCH a good book! Even though I got continually pissed because people kept treading over the MC, she was STILL a badass! Be still my beating 💓, I can't help but love a strong BA chick. She better start typing this next book out-- AHORA! I am waiting!!!! 😼

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Kill the Queen | Jennifer Estep
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This one was sitting on my shelf for a bit and I am glad, only because I can pick up the next book. This was a quick read, it read like a YA; however, this had cussing in it and some carnage. The MC was good, but she droned on a lot (woe is me) at times. Some romance though it isn't the main part with a beta male. Entertaining and a quick read, but not one that leaves you breathless and dreaming about it for days. Still worth a look see. 😁

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I am having A TIME lately! I keep reading books that are leaving me disappointed and not because I want more. This is making me feel gun shy trying to pick up my next book.

The struggle is real. 😥

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Undead and Unwed | MaryJanice Davidson

I have never wanted to backhand a fictional character more in my life. 😑

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Obsidian Music | Scarlett Dawn
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Okay... Prego hormones chicka is starting to grate on my nerves...

Oh and Hey-- they are your kids now, stop watching them have sex. 😒

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Obsidian Mask | Scarlett Dawn
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OF COURSE she is pregnant! I mean why wouldn't she be?! WHAT THE ACTUAL F***?!

You know the MC doesn't always HAVE to become pregnant for the story to progress!!!! 🤯 Man I am getting sick of this being the standard! Rrrgh!

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Mehso-so

This was a pretty good book, but I had a disconnect with the main characters. The story started off in the middle for them so, when they got together and were feeling guilty about the past, I didn't really care. I think it was a good (but slow) start for the series. I am looking forward to reading about the other characters now that I have a base to go off of. (FYI, this does have some sex scenes, so not kid friendly. Oh, and no Alpha male.)

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Obsidian Liquor | Scarlett Dawn

“I‘m sure you know plenty about small things, old man. I hear with age appendages tend to shrivel.” I let my lips twitch as his had. “Like prunes.”- Scarlett Dawn

🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

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Repeat | Kylie Scott

Umm... Why is no one addressing the back handed compliments Clementine is getting? You know the whole, "Hey, you have a better personality now that you have amnesia." The f***?

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Not Until You | Corinne Michaels

This is one of those books I sadly kept reading, because I felt the need to stick it out until the end. You know what I mean? That voice in my head told me that I paid for the book, so, I NEED to finish it on principle. Well, that voice is an idiot and it can go stuff it. 😑

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Rhapsodic | Laura Thalassa
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I finally have all of the books in this series! 🥰

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Panpan

Okay, so here we go on another Highlander time travel book. This whole book was completely rushed. It felt like someone hit the fast forward button on it. The H and h were in love in about a day and then a whole lot of eye rolling commenced. I think this could have been a good book if beefed up. It felt slapped together and it had a decent premise but a horrible execution-- I should have bailed out and that is on me.

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Tripping on a Halo | Alessandra Torre
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If you want to be thought of as a "guardian angel" and NOT a "stalker" don't.go.through.his.TRASH CAN!

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Real Good Man | Meghan March

I know they were trying to make the main female character blunt, but making multiple references about "Taking trips to Brown Town" just makes me cringe every.single.time. Could have done without that. ?

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Panpan

This book goes like this:
Plot, sex, drama, sex, drama, plot, sex, sex, drama, sex, plot, done.

This book was such a let down considering how great the second book was! 😒

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Playing with Monsters | Amelia Hutchins
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Mehso-so

This author ensures some sexy, dirty, and erotic scenes for this series (just a heads up). I was digging the story until it started oozing drama--I can personally do without that. However it was interesting enough for me to carry on! These books also have characters from the original Fae Chronicles, but you don't have to read that first. It does give away somethings should you ever read the Fae Chronicles though. Happy reading.

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If I am being honest, it took me a while to get into this book. It is setup in an odd "time" where magic rolls through and various creatures mix with people. I felt the authors were a little repetitive, but overall good. Kate Daniels is a straight up shit talker, but thankfully she has sword skills to back it up. The characters are all pretty quirky and I blew right though this book after the first few chapters.

Beachesnbooks It‘s confusing at first but the series gets better and better with the next books! 12mo
Usagi True that! I am already on the 5th book. 😜 12mo
ReadingRover I‘ve been meaning to read this series forever. Everyone I know who has really loves it. 12mo
Usagi I hope you like it too! 12mo
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Kingdom of Ash | Sarah J. Maas
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Awww, SNAP!!!! 😍

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Black Rainbow | J.J. McAvoy
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Mehso-so

I have no idea why this book wasn't more amazing to me. It had a lot of good points to it, good plot, and I still found myself skimming through it. Maybe I am just not a fan of the authors writing? I'm not sure. This is just one of those times that I am at a complete loss emotionally and I can not find the words. Horrible review (I know) but maybe the right words will come to me later? 🤔

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So I have this on *spoilers* because of my language. I'm not gonna lie, I have read a few of these books by Ruby Dixon and I'm not sure why. What am I looking for or thinking is going to change in these books? Just short smut filled books that have big blue aliens with big d**ks and tongues that have ridges on them. They all pair with human females. Even if the scenarios change the couple's do not, it is redundant. Just my opinion here.

EloisaJames It‘s true...the idea wears off. But for some reason I really liked the first few I read. Then I thought maybe it was the combo of a blue vibrating guy who has no choice but to adore you? Pure wish fulfillment. But then I remembered how much I like being clean and not pregnant and the charm of the books wore off. 1y
Usagi Bahahahaa! I do think the writing is pretty good, not gonna lie, but it did become redundant after a few books. You are right though, having someone that wants you and is completely smitten with you-- that is quite alluring in these books. 1y
EloisaJames 😄 1y
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The Kraken King | Meljean Brook
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I forgot how much I enjoyed this book the first time around! Soooo good 😍

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Wayfarer's Keep | T A White
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Pickpick

This book finally brings us into Shea's Pathfinder world, giving us answers about her background and revealing traitorous plots behind the Keep's walls. Shea and Fallon's dynamic have leveled out and made them stronger, which is great because I don't like when characters spin their wheels with the same drama. I was a little let down with the ending, but perhaps the author will do a novella?? Overall a great book and trilogy!

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Halfway to the Grave | Jeaniene Frost
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Mehso-so

After reading most of this authors other books in this 'universe' I decided to dip into the book that started it all. It was different than I expected, I actually didn't get into this book until about 70%. Cat and Bones were a very sweet combination; however, reading here and there about them in the other books had painted a different picture. But I like how this book ended and I will be delving into the next book soon.

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Time's Convert | Deborah Harkness
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Look what I picked up today!!! Woot woot! 🥰

MeganAnn Enjoy! 😍 I preordered a copy and will be stalking the mailman every day until I arrives 🤷‍♀️🤣 1y
Usagi Right?! I am so happy they had a copy when I went into the store, it made my day! 1y
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I did NOT expect to like this book. It came across Bookbub for 99¢ and I like the author so I thought, 'why not'? There is some angst because of the main male MC, but for the most part they both have good heads on their shoulders so it isn't too bad. The supporting characters are, eh, but you don't hear from them too much. It is a little slow paced at some parts. But overall a quick read, great for a short flight.

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Rock F*ck Club | Michelle Mankin
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To be honest? This book could have been wrapped up a hundred or so pages ago... This is like watching a Trainwreck, I can't seem to turn away. How can a book make you want to finish it (because you put in the work) and also not care about the main characters at the same time? 🤔

(At least it was free on Kindle)

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@Avanders Who posted this earlier #allthefall #thisorthat .

-Pumpkin 🎃
-Bonfire🔥
-Pie 🥧
-Owls🦉
-The Addams Family 🧟
-Anne Rice 📙
-Halloween 🍂🦇🧛🎃🔥

Avanders 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽🍁🎃👻🍂🧡 1y
Usagi Bahahaha! Thanks! This was a fun one. ☺️ 1y
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Black Crown | Raye Wagner, Kelly St Clare
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The last installment of this trilogy is making me roll my eyes A LOT. This main chicka is making me want to slap her until she shapes up a bit!

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Wicked and Wild | Cynthia Eden
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Mehso-so

I honestly thought there would be a lot of push back and forth with the main characters, you know? Some serious spicy sexual tension-- not so much. Valerie was sassy and wanna be bad. Griffin, for being the king of beasts he wasn't very ferocious. Kind of a puppy following Valerie around with a faux gruff exterior. I wasn't invested in their story. I am a hit and miss with this Author though, so maybe I will click with the characters next time?

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Raphael | D. B. Reynolds
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This was a shot in the dark for me and way better than I thought it would be. Raphael is not a cutie pie vampire (no sparkles-- sorry) and I am just fine with that! I like that this was an insta luv. Lust? Yes. Love? No. Oh, and the main female character doesn't just roll over and take it (Hallelujah). I will say the ending was kind of flat but other then that it wasn't too bad. 3.5 stars. Not sure what is with the covers of this series either...

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Mehso-so

I am not a fan of drama and I feel like the first half of this book was just character drama. Not to mention the Author wrapped a cruical part to this whole series fairly quickly with a neat pink bow. I just expected a little more considering the build up. There is another book to come out after this one... I am just not sure it I will read it. Overall a decent read, good writing, but my personal preference lowered my rating.

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Spinning Silver | Naomi Novik
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Guess what I bought today?! 😍

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Secret Admirer | Cynthia Eden
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Mehso-so

This had such promise! The synopsis completely pulled me in, but the writing fell a little flat. This ended up being a quick skim for me and no investment in the main characters. I have not read other books by this author so I can't compare notes; however, my initial feeling is just disappointment. 😕

IL0V3B00KZ This is a good book by cynthia eden ( at least I think so) and I felt like the characters were good characters. You should try it. 😁 1y
Usagi The Devil in Disguise wasn't a bad read. 🤙 1y
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Strange Hymn | Laura Thalassa
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This was a little more of an emotional rollercoaster than the last book, but just as delicious. I felt like even more questions presented themselves. 🤯 I can only hope that when the 3rd book comes out I will have my answers or SO HELP ME!!!! 😡 Unfortunately I can't say anymore without spoilers... Sorry. 🤐

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Pestilence | Laura Thalassa
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Mehso-so

Well...that was gory as hell.... I don't know how something can be so awkward and gory all at the same time. But hey, it was accomplished in this book! I usually love this author, however; I am still not 💯 percent on my feelings after finishing it. You would honestly have to read it and decide for yourself.

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Deadly Silence | Rebecca Zanetti
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Zara is killing me, why are female lead characters usually portrayed nosy and needy? Good gracious, one minute she is a strong paralegal and the next she is doing stupid stuff that makes me want to give her a hard shake! ヽ(`Д´)ノ

Come on Zara! Up your game!