Tag: 3.5 oranges

ARC Book Review: Rebound by Noelle August

ARC Book Review: Rebound by Noelle August

After falling head over heels in love with Boomerang last year, it was a given that I would read the next book in the series, Rebound. In fact, when I heard it would be about Adam and Alison, I was SUPER excited. The glimpses we got of the two in Boomerang already promised great shipping potential. Rebound was an entertaining, sexy, refreshing read, but not quite as good as its predecessor. I came into Rebound after only reading fantasy so far this year, so it was an extremely exciting breath of fresh air to me. Right off the bat, I was in love. I loved […]

Posted February 9, 2015 by Debby in Reviews / 2 Comments
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Audiobook Review: The Crown of Embers by Rae Carson

Audiobook Review: The Crown of Embers by Rae Carson

I put off reading The Crown of Embers for ages because, well, after The Girl of Fire and Thorns, I just wasn’t that enthusiastic or convinced that the series was really something for me. However, I’d heard the audiobooks were pretty good, and with the added benefit of being able to multitask, I figured I should give it a shot. Ultimately, I will say the sequel is far better than the original – but it’s still not my favorite fantasy series ever. I will say that I enjoyed this a great deal as an audiobook, because Jennifer Ikeda is a fantastic narrator. She does great […]

Posted January 21, 2015 by Debby in Audiobook Reviews, Reviews / 7 Comments
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ARC Book Review: A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray

ARC Book Review: A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray

A Thousand Pieces of You quickly rose to the top of my most wanted list because I am the shallowest human being ever and THAT FREAKING COVER. I’m happy to say that I actually really enjoyed it too. I was scared that it would be disappointing, but it was really entertaining, and I believe the series has potential, even though some parts could have been a little better. A Thousand Pieces of You tells the story of a world where a new invention allows travels between parallel dimensions. Marguerite, our main character, travels through these dimensions together with Theo, as they hunt down Paul, who […]

Posted November 10, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 7 Comments
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ARC Book Review: Exiquisite Captive by Heather Demetrios

ARC Book Review: Exiquisite Captive by Heather Demetrios

I’m going to be straight up honest with you guys (I mean, when am I ever not?) and tell you that I didn’t have high expectations for this book at all. I’d seen so many negative reviews and some friends of mine didn’t even finish it… I totally thought it would be terrible, and that I’d quit after 50 pages or so. Well… it wasn’t. Maybe those low expectations helped, because I actually quite enjoyed this one. I really thought the world of Exquisite Captive was super creative. I love jinnis. I don’t know why there aren’t more books about them, though there are some […]

Posted October 13, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 7 Comments
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Audiobook Review: Shadow Kiss by Richelle Mead

Audiobook Review: Shadow Kiss by Richelle Mead

After a much more enjoyable experience with Frostbite, listening to it on audiobook, I continued on with the series in this format as soon as I could. Now, Shadow Kiss gets a fair amount of hype for being the strongest in the series, which is particularly tied to a heartbreaking, shocking plot twist at the end of the book. Unfortunately for me, that twist was spoiled by an uncivilized human being thing on Goodreads who decided to ALL CAPS their outrage over that twist in their review, without spoiler tags – just two sentences to tell everyone WHAT happened and that they couldn’t believe it. […]

Posted September 26, 2014 by Debby in Audiobook Reviews, Reviews / 0 Comments
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Book Review: The Boyfriend App by Katie Sise

Book Review: The Boyfriend App by Katie Sise

The Boyfriend App came to me highly recommended by Christina, and judging by how often we agree on contemporary romances, it did not take much for me to bite and put this on my TBR list. Then Gaby graciously gave me her extra copy, because she is the bestest, and I couldn’t resist sneaking it into my TBR pile soon after. This book was entertaining FOR SURE, but also just a bit… odd. What makes The Boyfriend App so hard to place is that it’s clearly a story in two parts. The first part shows Audrey’s first efforts to create an app for the Public […]

Posted September 21, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 4 Comments
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Audiobook Review: Frostbite by Richelle Mead

Audiobook Review: Frostbite by Richelle Mead

Those of you who’ve been around for a bit longer may remember my adventures in reading Vampire Academy as a vampire hater, practically on a dare. Though I found the overall experience likable enough, I wasn’t exactly over the moon enough to binge the series right away – and I certainly didn’t understand the hype. But this is where a different format can totally come in to save the day! I’m SO glad I decided to listen to this on audio. It has multiple benefits for me. First, I didn’t feel like I was spending that much time or concentration on it because I could […]

Posted September 19, 2014 by Debby in Audiobook Reviews, Reviews / 3 Comments
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Book Review: Eona by Alison Goodman

Book Review: Eona by Alison Goodman

After reading Eon for book club and unanimously loving it, we decided to read Eona as well, so hopefully we could gush more and more about this amazing high fantasy duology. Now, while 3.5 oranges is not a BAD rating and Eona is not a BAD book, this was disappointing to me in several ways… unfortunately. It did not live up to the high expectations instilled in me after its predecessor. But let’s start off with the good: the world building is still absolutely incredible. It’s so carefully crafted with the Japanese and Chinese mythological elements. The magic is layered and extremely intriguing to read […]

Posted August 22, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 2 Comments
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