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Better Late Than Never: Reviews Of eARCs/ARCs For The Lazy (4)

Posted June 30, 2017 by Kara in Better Late Than Never, book review, Kara / 1 Comment
Better Late Than Never: Reviews Of eARCs/ARCs For The Lazy (4)

Welcome to another edition of Better Late Than Never: Reviews of eARCs 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: The Truth About Happily Ever After

Posted May 26, 2017 by Kara in book review, Kara / 0 Comments
Book Review: The Truth About Happily Ever After

The Truth About Happily Ever After was surprisingly charming. It wasn’t perfect, by any means, and I strongly disliked it at first (even thought about DNFing), but it grew on me like a bad rash. If you’re looking for something fun and light-hearted set in a park like Disney, I think you will probably enjoy this. My main issue was suspension of disbelief. The author created this Disney World-like setting that was not Disney, set in Tallahassee and called Enchanted Dominion, and it was just not something I could go along with, as a reader. My settings have to be more »

Book Review: Edgeland

Posted May 3, 2017 by Kara in book review, Kara / 2 Comments
Book Review: Edgeland

I am so addicted to this series. It’s incredibly fucking weird and weird doesn’t always work for me, but I love the world-building and the imagination of the authors. Edgeland is a standalone sequel to Nightfall, which I also loved. I am aware that that book didn’t work for everybody, but if it worked for you, you will most likely enjoy Edgeland as well. You don’t have to have read Nightfall to enjoy Edgeland either, but you should read it at some point anyway because the authors have mentioned that they want to make characters from both meet in the more »

Book Review: Done Dirt Cheap

Posted March 14, 2017 by Kara in book review, Kara / 0 Comments
Book Review: Done Dirt Cheap

Let’s get this started off right–by me insulting something. That’s always a good way to begin because you know I’m going to be brutally honest. I think bikers and biker clubs are stupid. Actually, I think most clubs are stupid, but especially biker clubs. That ridiculous hierarchy. Brotherhood that you have to be initiated into so men can feel special about their testosterone. *makes jerking off hand motion* Rules made up by men that reinforce women as second class citizens. The fact that women still can’t be members but can only be basically hangers on. As a feminist, I am more »

Book Review: A Psalm For Lost Girls

Posted March 13, 2017 by Kara in book review, Kara / 3 Comments
Book Review: A Psalm For Lost Girls

Fantastic debut. I think the author did a really fantastic job of capturing all the different emotions that were present in this novel. There was a lot going on here and it would have been super easy for it all to become convoluted, and fast. First there was the religious aspect. Is Tess a saint or not? And then the author had to capture Tess’s despair at having all these people praying to her and depending on her. Imagine all the stress she was under. And somehow, through all that she had to be a sister, a daughter, and a more »

Book Review: See You in the Cosmos

Posted February 24, 2017 by Kara in book review, Kara / 0 Comments
Book Review: See You in the Cosmos

It’s not often that I read contemporary middle grade books. Like seriously, I read one a year, maybe? I generally stick to fantasy. So when See You in the Cosmos showed up at my door, I had a hard time remembering why I requested it. The blurb didn’t speak to me like blurbs of books I usually read do (I am a huge blurb reader), but I knew I would try to read it because I am really trying to get through my ARCs this year (I’m already struggling). I’m actually glad I did though, because this was a great more »