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Audiobook Review: Allegiant by Veronica Roth

Audiobook Review: Allegiant by Veronica Roth

Deep breaths, Debby. Just.. deep breaths. Before I launch into what is sure to be a rant about all the different ways I dislike this train wreck of a book and series and how undeserving I believe it is of the hype it gets, let me be upfront with you guys. I did not have high expectations for this book. I practically had no expectations, to be honest. After I was thoroughly disillusioned by Insurgent, I knew that more likely than not, Allegiant would be just as bad, if not worse, for me to read. That would be why I put it off for 10 […]

Posted September 10, 2014 by Debby in Audiobook Reviews, Reviews / 14 Comments
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ARC Book Review: Blonde Ops by Charlotte Bennardo and Natalie Zaman

ARC Book Review: Blonde Ops by Charlotte Bennardo and Natalie Zaman

Oh dear. Blonde Ops… where did we go wrong? To be fair, I didn’t have EXTREMELY high hopes for this as being like some kind of mindblowingly awesome adventure story, but I hoped for some fun, some intrigue, hopefully some lovely wanderlust-evoking passages about Rome, and maybe a cute romance. Sadly, I didn’t really get any of those things. First off, the main character is bland as fuck. I can’t get a grip on her personality, because one minute she’s cool and defiant, but the next she just does the stupidest shit ever. I guess reckless is the right word – but she doesn’t have […]

Posted September 7, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 2 Comments
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ARC Book Review: Extraction by Stephanie Diaz

ARC Book Review: Extraction by Stephanie Diaz

You know, I’m one of those people who has a love-hate affair with the dystopian genre. I love the possibilities, and the nostalgia about all the good series there have been in the past. So even when I’m disappointed, I keep coming back and giving it more chances. However, the more I read, the harder and harder it is to impress me. And sadly, Extraction failed to impress me on any front. Let’s break down the premise of Extraction and look at its influences. Extraction takes place in a world where the moon is poisonous. It’s dripping acid onto the planet, which makes it unsafe […]

Posted July 23, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 16 Comments
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ARC Book Review: Meridian by Josin L. McQuein

ARC Book Review: Meridian by Josin L. McQuein

When I read Arclight last year, I enjoyed it immensely. I’ll be the first to admit it was one of my favorite debuts of the year. The writing was vivid and beautiful, and the story was unique and haunting. However, almost a year later, my interest in the series has sadly waned. Meridian definitely did not live up to its prequel. First off, I will say in all fairness that I could hardly remember anything that happened in Arclight. And yes, my memory is not the best, but it was truly a unique case in the extent to which all memory of Arclight had faded. […]

Posted May 9, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 5 Comments
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Book Review: The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

Book Review: The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

WARNING: This review contains spoilers. I’ve hidden the big ones. Proceed at your own risk. I think The 5th Wave was the most hyped up non-sequel book of 2013. In my opinion, at least, it definitely was. (Well there’s These Broken Stars too, but I think The 5th Wave was bigger.) As I am writing this, my friend average on Goodreads is 4.04. I… how… I… no. The hype train can kindly go fuck itself and get the hell out of my life forever and always. As you may have noticed by now, and by my rating, I am not a fan. And it wasn’t […]

Posted February 10, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 14 Comments
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ARC Book Review: Witch Finder by Ruth Warburton

ARC Book Review: Witch Finder by Ruth Warburton

*exhales* First off, NO. I had to get that out of the way. I tried really hard to like Witch Finder. I went in with the lowest expectations possible, because several of my reader friends were reading it just before I did and warned me that it didn’t look that good. A pity, because I still absolutely adore the cover. But, as it was a review copy, I went ahead and read it anyway. For the most part, I was not amused. I received this review copy rather late and was in a bit of a reading slump, so to still have my review up […]

Posted January 6, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 7 Comments
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Book Review: Seven Deadlies: A Cautionary Tale by Gigi Levangie

Book Review: Seven Deadlies: A Cautionary Tale by Gigi Levangie

When I was offered to review Seven Deadlies, I thought, “…Cool!” There weren’t many reviews on Goodreads, despite the fact that it was already released, but at least from the summary it sounded like something I would like. With its unique premise of being written like a college admissions letter, combined with the seven deadly sins and some illustrations, this should have been a hit with me. It… wasn’t. And I’m deeply sorry. But it just didn’t work out. Seven Deadlies is set up as seven short stories, each for one of the sins, an introduction and an epilogue. The introduction explains why Perry is […]

Posted November 27, 2013 by Debby in Reviews / 6 Comments
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