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Fifty Shades of Grey
Fifty Shades of Grey
Price: 2.00

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Awful, truly awful...but I can't stop reading, 8 Jun 2012
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This is an honestly terrible book, and I would be ashamed to look anyone in the eye and tell them I have read it.
It's written almost (but not quite) as badly as Twilight. The constant references to Ana's "inner-goddess" and "subconscious" make me want to kick the schizophrenic lunatic in the teeth, and there is no discernible plot other than "they have sex. he's in a bad mood, so they have sex, then he's in a good mood." If you took out the sex, this book would be no more than five or six pages long. I understand that this is categorized as erotic, but anything that's a novel in length, especially as this is a trilogy, needs to have more going for it. In short; this book is trash.

But for some reason it's damn good trash.
No one is trying to market this books as "great and soulful literature", so once I accepted that and managed to shut up my inner book snob (as I only wish Ana would shut up her damned inner goddess) I actually find myself enjoying it.
It's filthy and fun, and gives us a hot male lead to drool over in our imaginations. Putting the fatal flaw of its lack of plot aside, what more can you really ask for in erotica?

Bad book, fairly decent erotica. Read it on holiday then forget about it.
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Eternal Eden (Eden Trilogy  Book 1)
Eternal Eden (Eden Trilogy Book 1)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Dissapointing, 3 April 2012
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This book started off so promisingly. The main character was a strong female (quite different to the saps we get lumped with in other YA fiction). The writing was fine, and the sarcastic banter between the two leads was refreshing, exactly what a teenager wants to read.
Then halfway through it all went tits up.
All of a sudden these two people -practically strangers - were declaring their unending, undying, eternal love for eachother, to the extent that would make anyone who wasn't a thirteen year-old YA dark romance obsessed little girl feel rather sick. The imediacy and ferocity of their love wasn't romantic, or enthralling, it was just plain unhealthy. As a reading experience, it wasn't a smooth transition. They didn't glide into romance poetically, and gracefully as the genre demands. It was like being hit by a truck. The book became PACKED with cliches and some of the wost characterization I've ever witnessed.
Such a shame, because the original plot idea was so promising, and the main characters in the first few chapters were fantastic! One star for the start, two stars for the potential that the author shows. Such a waste of a really good beginning. All this book needs is some heavy duty editing, and I would gladly give this book a second chance.


Her Master's Touch: She was drawn to the sight of him, even while a slow awareness began to dawn...
Her Master's Touch: She was drawn to the sight of him, even while a slow awareness began to dawn...
Price: 0.77

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Title like bad porn, but incredible book!, 10 Sep 2011
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Read this on holiday. I had my doubts at first because of the title (which is more than a little suggestive) but actually I really enjoyed it! It's a stunning plot and the characters are really likable. The prose flowed really well and it was easy to get lost in the story. I highly recommend.


Fable III (Xbox 360)
Fable III (Xbox 360)
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3.0 out of 5 stars Awesome, but far too short., 10 Sep 2011
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This review is from: Fable III (Xbox 360) (Video Game)
Whilst this is one of my favourite games, it's all to easy to spot it's flaws. It's way too short! The whole main storyline feels rushed, and you barely need to complete any side quests to complete it. I tried to wander around and buy a house, but I just wasn't feeling it the first time around. So I managed to finish the whole main story in just over nine hours - a single sitting for a dedicated gamer.
BUT saying that the storyline is amazing! The idea of a revolution in Albion is just the thing I was hoping for! The combat is quicker and more seamless, and the special moves look awesome. If you do bother to do the side quests, you'll find the majority of them engaging, creative and in some cases, hilarious!
*SPOILERS* The only thing that really, really really irritated me about this game, was the battle for albion. You feel like you've done all this hard work (albeit only about 7 hours worth at this point) to build up an army and gain allies, but the final battle takes about 7 minutes. And when you rush into the castle with Sir Walter to confront Logan, does he threaten to kill you? Does he set some incredible boss against you to make the battle feel worth it? Does he challenge you to hand-to-hand combat for the country? Nope. After all that, he just gives up and hands the kingdom over to you. So the villain isn't really a villain in the end after all. Excuse me, but what the heck is that?! If it wasn't for the final battle with the darkness, this game would have been an incredible dissapointment.
Saying that, I did find myself playing this four times over. It's addictive. Not as good as Fable 2, but still worth a play if you're willing to take a gamble.


Breaking Dawn: Twilight, Book 4 (Twilight Saga)
Breaking Dawn: Twilight, Book 4 (Twilight Saga)
Price: 3.66

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars truly terrible, 13 Aug 2011
This is a ridiculously terrible book. How has it gotten so many positive reviews?
1. Bella is a whiny, negative Mary Sue
2. Meyer threw plot and logic out the window, just so Bella and Edward can have their ridiculous little mutant vampire baby. So Edward cant cry or sleep but he CAN produce sperm?
3. Jacob imprinting on the baby? How convenient! Now every perfect person in this perfect world is in love and everybody is happy. Bloody hell Meyer!!
4. The climax! Everybody is geared up for a bitching vampire fight to the death. After 3 whole books of angst and whinging its all come to this.....so they all stare at eachother for a bit, do some snarling, but then it turns out Perfect Renesmee wont be dangerous so they can all live happily ever after. No fighting, no sacrifices. Bella gets it all.
And what does the reader get? A waste of money, a waste of time and several dead brain cells. Stay away from this literary cancer.


Before I Die
Before I Die
Price: 3.66

5.0 out of 5 stars A MUST read!, 11 Aug 2011
This review is from: Before I Die (Kindle Edition)
Words cannot desribe this book. If you dont at least give it a go you are a fool. Beautiful yet simplistic, touching yet relatable. Fantastic. 5 Stars.


Glamour: Dystopian Romance (Rae Wilder Book 1)
Glamour: Dystopian Romance (Rae Wilder Book 1)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars not great, 11 Aug 2011
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i am 80% of the way through this book but cannot bring myself to finish it. although it started ok, and its a pretty good idea (apart from the love triangle, an idea that has become so overused and cliche they make me want to rip my own throat out. seriously, your biggest problem is that not just one but TWO supernaturally gorgeous guys are in love with you? OH YOU POOR THING!!!) this is so badly written and so poorly structured i canno bring myself to finish it.
would recommend for twilight hungry fan fiction readers. stay away from this book if you've moved on from teenage "angst".


Mr. Darcy, Vampyre
Mr. Darcy, Vampyre
Price: 5.86

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars difficult, 10 Aug 2011
While this was an ok read to pass an afternoon it was basically a couple of hundred pages of albeit beautiful description, but nothing actually happens. If it did then it happened either too slowly for me to notice or I dozed off. It wasnt a complete waste of time, it was quite fun I guess, but given the choice I would buy something else.


Mockingjay: 3/3 (Hunger Games Trilogy)
Mockingjay: 3/3 (Hunger Games Trilogy)

5.0 out of 5 stars Heartbreaking..., 5 Aug 2011
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...not only is this trilogy finished (a sad fact in itself) but the sheer loss of characters that the reader has come to care so much for, left me more choked up and teary than any other series. Although its true there are some faults, such as the rather abrupt ending and the unfinished mini-arcs (for example, Gale's) I thoroughly enjoyed this series and would recommend it gladly. It's going to take a while to come to terms with the idea that its all over.


Hollowland (The Hollows, #1)
Hollowland (The Hollows, #1)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Epic!, 6 May 2011
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I read Amanda Hocking's Trylle Trilogy and loved it so naturally I decided to check out her other books. Being a massive fan of post-apocalyptic/zombie novels this seemed perfect, and it almost was! I loved every second of it and couldnt put it down if I tried...although i found the whole pet-lion thing slightly too...unrealistic (for want of a better word, considering this IS a book about zombies). I just found the whole idea of a pet lion a little too disney. Other than that, perfect! definitely a favourite and i would thoroughly recommend it!


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