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Top Reviewer Ranking: 3,244
Helpful votes received on reviews: 88% (184 of 210)
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Top Reviewer Ranking: 3,244 - Total Helpful Votes: 184 of 210
Devil's Plaything (Playthings Book 1) by Lydia Rowan
2.0 out of 5 stars Did not finish, 15 Aug 2014
I heard good things about this and downloaded it with high expectations. Sadly it didn't live up to them.

The whole thing seems very 1 dimensional. You don't learn much about either Julie or D'Yavol or the world or lives they're in. It's like a very disjointed series of events sketched out with the barest of details. I didn't feel at all invested with the characters.

That said, the sex scenes were very hot and steamy so if you're looking for smut over substance, this is for you.

The reason I didn't finish had less to do with the above and more to do with serious formatting issues. At 87% (chapter 12) the left hand margin suddenly doubles in size, cutting off… Read more
Shift: (Wool Trilogy 2) by Hugh Howey
Shift: (Wool Trilogy 2) by Hugh Howey
I'm so glad to report that I am continuing my love affair with this series. The first book, Wool, was so intense and involved that I had to take a couple of months' break before reading Shift. I needn't have bothered though. Shift is a very different book, both in style and intensity, and it does credit to the author that he could write two such different books and I could love them both equally.

This book was not without faults - some of the science seemed a little ropey. If a person was cryogenically frozen, wounds wouldn't heal during the freezing stage, they'd heal during the awakening when the nanobots are introduced. That said, the scope and vision of this series is such… Read more
Beyond All Boundaries by Lea Jerancic
Beyond All Boundaries by Lea Jerancic
I started reading this book with high hopes - it had two glowing reviews. Sadly, I got to 44% in and gave up for a number of reasons.

Although the beginning started out promising, the writing style quickly descended into an immature style, full of telling. She did this, she did that, he did this, he did's so mechanical and after a while it gets very irritating. I was also a bit gobsmacked that when it came to the first talent show audition, the author COPIED and PASTED the entire section from the practice earlier in the book. It was absolutely verbatim, not one change. I went back and checked. It's both lazy and disrespectful to the reader, assuming that they wouldn't… Read more

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