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There was once an update schedule. It lived a good life, a peaceful life. A quiet life. But then... things began to change. It became more and more erratic, sometimes completely disobeying its very reason for existance. And at last, the update schedule could take no more. It cast off its chains and went free, seeking new lands where it would be appreciated. This message it left where once it had lived, to warn other schedules of the peril.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Review: The Crimson Campaign

The Crimson Campaign The Crimson Campaign by Brian McClellan
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

This series is becoming just plain silly. Shame, I thought the first had potential. I'll finish the series because my brother wants to and if we get the book I might as well read it.

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Monday, May 23, 2016

Review: Revenge of the Witch

Revenge of the Witch Revenge of the Witch by Joseph Delaney
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Bit odd, but fun, and just about the right length for when I needed it. Not sure I'll continue it, and it's a little dark for the age range I felt it's meant for, but overall capital effort.

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Review: Eve & Adam

Eve & Adam Eve & Adam by Michael Grant
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

3 stars for the fun I had reading the author bios (still in shock). Other reviewers have already adequately explained the multitude of issues surrounding this book.

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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Review: Passenger

Passenger Passenger by Alexandra Bracken
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I'll give it two because the ending was amusing (although, like most YA, I'd be happier if I'd stopped reading five pages before the end). Cliche, dull, no attempt at science. Waste of time to read.

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Review: Sorcerer to the Crown

Sorcerer to the Crown Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This book was undoubtedly beautiful. For the most part I greatly enjoyed reading it. I had two main problems: the pacing, and Priscilla.
This book moves in jumps and starts. I like both action and politics, but the book has a major switch every fifty pages or so, which was just odd. I felt the fairy scenes especially could have used a little more time, while all the politicking could have been a little more backseat (especially all the "whoever could the villain be?" DUH!) There were also just no surprises in the book. I was confused every time the author presented something obvious as though it were a major twist.
Priscilla... where do I start. The truth is, although I'm still horrified, she's kind of awesome. Power-hungry and ruthless, but not in the way most heroines are. She's not tortured or anything; she's just willing to do what needs to be done to advance her own position. The author doesn't seem to see anything wrong with this, which made for an interesting and disturbing read. But the end was too much for me. Still shuddering. (Speaking of which, things get quite dark by the end. It's not as much fluff as I'd been hoping).
Ah, well, the writing was lovely. And I may have swooned just a little at one scene, even if the romance was a bit of a disaster by the end (also, something feels a little off to me about the only black characters in the book being the ones in love...)
Oh, yeah, and the morals of this book are questionable in general. The author raises most of them, but by the end nothing has been done to resolve it. I'm still not sure if I think this is a good thing or not, but it was interesting.

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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Review: Starflight

Starflight Starflight by Melissa Landers
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I'll give it three because it was fairly good fluff. I got kind of bored halfway through- and I always procrastinate by cooking, so thank you Mrs. Landers for 15 muffins and 16 rolls- but I ended up finishing it in two days. I can't really point to what I disliked- just an overall feeling of mehness.
It is similar to Firefly, except far less entertaining and you keep wondering if it's just a hack.

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