KayKay #CRB5 Review #46 Storm Born by Richelle Mead

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I was very impressed with Gameboard of the Gods and I was hoping that the rest of Richelle Mead’s adult books are just as good.  Storm Born is the first in a set of 4 books that I bought as a bundle (The Dark Swan series).  I’m happy to see that it ends at 4 (at least for now) because I’m feeling a little tired of series that have gone on so long that there is no longer an original story to tell (I’m not mentioning any names here!) Did Storm Born live up to the bar that Gameboards set?  Here is what I thought….

Storm Born

KayKay #CRB5 Review #45 My Life as a White Trash Zombie by Diana Rowland

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I am not a big fan of procedural TV shows.  The repetitiveness of it all bores me.  Even some of my favorite ‘procedural’ books (Mercedes Thompson, Iron Druid, Sookie) have either become a bit boring, or have introduced so many new characters that I can’t keep up.  The White Trash Zombie series is another procedural type book, was it a great new series?  Here is what I thought….

My Life as a White Trash Zombie

KayKay #CRB5 Review #44 Little Brother by Cory Doctorow

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“My name is KayKay and you’re an idiot if you trust me.  I’m thirty eight and it’s too late for me.  I’m lost.  I’m stuck in the old way of thinking.  I still take my freedom for granted and let other people take it away from me.”  I have learned from my past experience and am no longer able to change my perception based on new experiences.  Did I bypass my age and enjoy this book?  Here is what I thought….

Little Brother

KayKay #CRB5 Review #43 Gameboard of the Gods by Richelle Mead

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After blowing through 41 books in the first half of the year, it has taken me a few weeks to get through my last two books.  Tarnished and Torn was just bad.   And just in case you don’t do the jump to read the review of this book, I will say Gameboard of the Gods was fantastic (please please please god of books make the sequel just as good!).  I have been super busy preparing to downsize, sell my house and move, and still found time to pick up this book.  Here is what I thought….

Gameboard of the Gods

KayKay #CRB5 Review #42 Tarnished and Torn by Juliet Blackwell

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Wow, it’s been a while since I’ve written a review.  Let’s see how this goes.  When it comes to TV, I normally do not like procedurals-  there’s a mystery, they solve it, it’s the least likely person. Each episode just like the last.  There is also a style of books that I consider procedurals, books with the same characters, solving mysteries (and it’s always the least likely person).  There are a few on my list that I like (The Iron Druid series, for example).  This is the (I believe) the fifth in this series, was it good…or did it get old? Here is what I thought….

Tarnished and Torn

KayKay #CRB5 Review #40 & 41 A Vow of Glory and A Clash of Honor by Morgan Rice

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Writing these reviews are like closure when I finish reading a book.  I leave the book on my Kindle until I publish my review.  Sometimes it’s a nice reflection where I appreciate the story as a whole.  And sometimes it’s something I want to rush through to forget the experience of reading the book.  I’m going to make this one short, in fact I’ll go ahead and combine books 4 and 5 in this review.  Here is what I thought….

A Vow of Glory and A Clash of Honor

KayKay #CRB5 Review #39 Hunted by Kevin Hearne

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Normally books start slow and have a chapter or two at the end where the action picks up.  This book literally starts at a sprint, and doesn’t slow to a jog until the end of the book.  Did this pacing work?  Here is what I thought…

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KayKay #CRB5 Review #38 Nexus by Ramez Naam

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The last of my vacation reads- one I finished on the airplane back to rainy Ohio.   A story about the edge of human initiated evolution written by a computer scientist.  As a former developer and current IT employee, the story peeked my interest. There were action sequences involving the compilation of code- did Ramez Naam pull off the technical complexities of this book? Here is what I thought…

Nexus

KayKay #CRB5 Review #37 Kindred by Octavia Butler

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This was book 5/6 of my vacation reads.  I love Octavia Butler, but I have put off reading this book because it’s about slavery.  I like to read for entertainment (not education), and I just don’t find slavery entertaining AT ALL.  It’s not something I want to read about, it’s not something I want to watch on TV.  Did Octavia Butler change my mind?  Here is what I thought…

Kindred

KayKay #CRB5 Review #36 The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

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This was book 4/6 of my vacation reads.  The long awaited Neil Gaiman adult novel. I even pre-ordered an autographed copy in addition to pre-ordering the electronic version, so my expectations were high. Was it creepy, mysterious and as well written as I expected it to be? Here is what I thought…

The Ocean at the end of the Lane