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Blog Tour: Jane, Unlimited by Kristen Cashore (Review + Giveaway)

Posted September 20, 2017 by Kara in blog tour, book review, Kara / 3 Comments
Blog Tour: Jane, Unlimited by Kristen Cashore (Review + Giveaway)

Hey, so I was lucky enough to get myself on the Jane, Unlimited blog tour. I wasn’t a fan of Kristin Cashore before this. I mean, I’ve heard a lot about her books and I plan to read her Graceling Trilogy at some point, but I haven’t yet. Something about this book spoke to me though, and when I was invited to be on the tour (I honestly mostly hate blog tours because I always hate the book), I took the chance. So glad I did. My review follows this, and at the end of the post is a giveaway more »

Book Review: Keep Her Safe

Posted September 12, 2017 by Kara in book review, Kara / 0 Comments
Book Review: Keep Her Safe

Keep Her Safe has an intriguing synopsis. I’ve been trying to get back into reading thrillers lately, because I used to really like them, but I’m picky about which ones interest me, so I look for a blurb that grabs me. The idea of a famous girl that disappeared turning up at a 5-star resort after being spotted by a typical woman from Britain who was dealing with problems of her own? I was sold. Now this book wasn’t bad, but I just wasn’t convinced that the story was told as well as it could have been. I definitely got a more »

Book Review: The Epic Crush of Genie Lo

Posted August 9, 2017 by Kara in book review, Kara / 0 Comments
Book Review: The Epic Crush of Genie Lo

I’ve been seeing a lot of this book in my Twitter feed lately. People are raving about it, so I was really excited to read it as well. But…it didn’t live up to the hype. I found it rather disappointing, actually. It definitely read like the Chinese mythology version of Buffy the Vampire Slayer with an ass-kicking female heroine and a male sidekick that was weaker than she was, and lots of Chinese demon slaying. Plus it was set in California–okay, a different part of California than Buffy, but still. There were some similarities. That was the GOOD stuff. What more »

Better Late Than Never: Reviews of eARCs/ARCs For The Lazy (5)

Posted August 3, 2017 by Kara in Better Late Than Never, book review, Kara / 3 Comments
Better Late Than Never: Reviews of eARCs/ARCs For The Lazy (5)

Welcome to another edition of Better Late Than Never: Reviews of eARCs/ARCs for the Lazy! Do you have review copies piling up? Do you have eARCs that you requested but never got to because you got overwhelmed by life? Or did you just bite off more than you can chew? (That’s me.) At some point I was still hoping I could review these books (even though my review wouldn’t really be of use to the publisher anymore) because it would be still useful to readers, and also to me, because the pile-up was giving me anxiety every time I thought more »

Book Review: Yesterday

Posted July 12, 2017 by Kara in book review, Kara / 1 Comment
Book Review: Yesterday

Oh boy, where do I start? Let’s start with how I acquired this book. Little, Brown was kind enough to send me a copy for review, as it was one of my most anticipated reads of 2017. Most of my anticipated reads for 2017 have been fabulous, so I was hoping for the same with Yesterday. But it just didn’t work for me at all. So where did it all go wrong? Let’s start with the world-building, because world-building in books like this is incredibly important. Swiss cheese. So many holes. I understand what the author was trying to accomplish, more »

Book Review: City of Saints and Thieves

Posted July 6, 2017 by Kara in book review, Kara / 0 Comments
Book Review: City of Saints and Thieves

I didn’t really know what to expect from this book, but I had heard so many good things about it. I kind of hate myself for letting it sit unread by my bedside for so long. I enjoyed myself quite a bit. City of Saints and Thieves is the story of Tina, and her struggle to build herself and her sister a happy life after the devastating murder of her mother. It’s set in Kenya and Congo, and the author brings the setting to life in an atmospheric way. I can completely see why the film rights for this movie have more »