Book Ratings

Book ratings explained:

* I didn't like it | ** It was OK | *** I liked it | **** I really liked it | ***** I loved it

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Someone Like MeSomeone Like Me by M.R. Carey
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Alternities go bump in the night

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book for review.

This is the story of what happens when alternate realities bump into each other and take up residence, one with a young girl and the other in a grown woman.

Monday, November 05, 2018

Machine City (Detective Barnes, #2)Machine City by Scott J. Holliday
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

29 Chapters of confused

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book for review.

I spent the first 29 chapters of the book totally confused. I could not understand how characters knew what they knew when they couldn't have known the things they knew or, more accurately, thought they knew. I also couldn't quite figure out what any of that had to do with finding a missing girl which is what the story was supposed to be about. But chapter 30 turned on the light and the book made sense. In this book's case, the end justified the means.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

In Harm's Way (Sandhamn Murders #6)In Harm's Way by Viveca Sten
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Knew who dunnit

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book for review.

What I like most about Sten's books is they are not as dark and dreary as most of the male Nordic writers' police procedurals. Her characters are good and bad, likable and unlikable. This book is ultimately about hate and power, and what people will do to preserve and further both. Although I realized who the murderer was when an event in the victim's past was commented on, it did not spoil the book for me.
Evil is a Matter of Perspective: An Anthology of AntagonistsEvil is a Matter of Perspective: An Anthology of Antagonists by Adrian Collins
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Monday, October 08, 2018

Thursday, September 06, 2018

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

MelmothMelmoth by Sarah Perry


Discalimer: I received a copy of this book for review.

Could not finish it. Life is too short to be bound to something so unutterably unremittingly overwhelmingly dull. The author appears to be in love with the sound of her own words but not particularly concerned with telling a story.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

The Abyss Beyond Dreams (Commonwealth: Chronicle of the Fallers, #1)The Abyss Beyond Dreams by Peter F. Hamilton
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
One of UsOne of Us by Craig DiLouie
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A sign of the times

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book for review.

This book was a difficult read for me. It is about hate and intolerance and fear and using god as an excuse to perpetuate and justify everything that is vile in human nature. Unfortunately, it is a grim reminder of the ills the U.S. is suffering under the current regime.
The Poppy WarThe Poppy War by R.F. Kuang
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The book is about the single-minded pursuit of power to achieve the personal ambition of revenge.

Thursday, August 09, 2018

Annex (The Violet Wars, #1)Annex by Rich Larson
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

A mite farfetched

Disclaimer: I received a copy for review.

Precocious abused children save the world with the help of alien tech implanted in their bodies by the aliens who want to destroy the world.