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The Tech: a Fascinating FBI Thriller

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. First off, I would like to thank Dawn Hill Publishing for allowing me to read this book and to Mark Ravine for writing this book.

The Tech is an FBI thriller that will have you guessing until the last page. The pacing was neither too fast or too slow and was perfect for this type of book. I fell in love with the characters, especially Alexandra and Mike. Oh, Mike, I am at a loss of words for him because I did not know if he was helping them or if he was helping the bad guys (if you want to find out which you will have to read the book). I did not see some of the twists coming, especially at the end. Dear Mike, if you wanted to prevent Alexandra from being almost killed again, you should have told her your little dark secret earlier. Although in hindsight, it makes sense.

My only quarrel with this book is that the chapters are too long, especially with the page breaks, I kept thinking the section was over only to find out …

Dry is Right

Dry Souls by Denise Getson looked and sounded interesting because I have read many dystopian novels where the world is toxic, there are people living in protected areas and those that are not, and there is this magical place on earth where everything is still perfect. I hoped this book would not be that trope because of the water bit, but nope it is that trope down to a tee.
It was not a memorable read for me and started making excuses to not read the book and I even almost fell asleep at one point because there was nothing special about the book in my opinion. I dnfed at 10%. I tried, but it was starting to feel like a chore to read it.
It also made no sense why Mary all of a sudden became best buds with Kira after discovering the flower when they despised each other before. Does anybody know of that ever happening?

1.5 out of 5 stars.

My Heart is Bursting

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This review contains spoilers please read at your own risk.

Time Dancers and other Fantastical Tales by Christine E. Schulze is an anthology collection of fairytales that will stay with you long after you finish the last page. The characters will melt your heart and leave you in tears, but also hopeful at the same time.

There are water elves, curses, time-travel, magic mirrors, wars, illness, family, sacrifice, dragons, blind/deaf people, and cat-like human characters. A prince who gave up his throne to go on adventures that may or may not get him killed, an eagle with ruby and sapphire eyes, gargoyles, kelpies, and ground and earth elementals. A princess discovers that her father did listen to her wishes (more on that later), a human star, a knight with a troubled past, a girl who turns a forest into eternal autumn to save people from her evil sister. It also mentions cannibalistic mermaids that I wish we got to meet and…

A Bizarre Book

I received this book in exchange for an honest review.

The Masterpiece by Chiemeka Nicely is the most bizarre book I have ever read. It was so disjointed that I struggled to follow along with the storyline, and because of that, I could not quite be astounded by any plot twists that occurred in the novel.
I really needed a who's who and vocabulary list to follow along because suddenly this person is this relationship to this person when they were not before.
This book rubbed me the wrong way because it felt too preachy like I know better than you. Everything I know is more important than what you know. The POV is supposed to be first-person but came across more like the third person. It should only be what that person is privy to, and not all of a sudden, let me tell you about what this other character did, and I suddenly miraculously appeared on the scene.
I needed more information because I found it hard to get into the story when it starts out in a textbook-like manner and then g…

The King's 100: They are human.

The King's 100 by Karin Biggs is hard to categorize because the beginning was a confusing mess. I thought they were on a spaceship for some weird reason because of how it was described because I have never met a lab where they did not have windows like I am sure that would be a fire hazard.
There are multiple holes in the story, and Piper helped with creating the holes.
I only continued reading because I loved Ari, Layla, Reese, and the rest of the gang. I only started to like Piper/Paris when she stopped talking like she was trying to be the next Sherlock Holmes or was competing to be a robot. She is human. I am happy to report, and the book became magical when she stopped thinking and just acted like doing a death-defying stunt because she wanted Ari to not kiss Heather or when she realized that Ari was the one for her. Or when she made that revelation in the end about her sister and a particular enemy.
That is another thing I do not fully understand, which I am hoping that if t…

The Last Nail in My Coffin

Warning: Spoilers ahead, read at your own discretion.
I have died. After reading the Elemental Series by A.L.Knorr and The Hollow Gods by A J Vrana, Hayley Reese Chow's Odriel's Heirs has been the last nail in my coffin. Kaia and Klaus are just ugh; they have ruined my life. After reading these three books in a row, my life will never be the same, but even if I had not read these stories in a row, this book would still murder me.
I blame Klaus for all of it. This is where the spoilers are coming in so you might want to skip ahead if you don't want to know, but if not guys, Klaus is a stoic Shadow Heir who:

 Spent the whole night that Kaia was on the mountain searching the entire mountain area looking for her and wouldn't be talked out from it because he was concerned for her.  Was late for their assigned meeting time because he was looking for the ragehound she had to leave behind.Told Kaia he would rather fight by her side in the darkness than live in the light without…

My happy dark Place

The Hollow Gods by A. J. Vrana is beyond words. It is one of those rare times I finished a book in one day, and it was hard to tear myself away from it. I am not going to lie it had me at Kai, and the Little Red Riding Hoodesquness of it all had me falling deeply and madly in love.
The fables and mythology all weave into a breathtaking world that I never wanted to leave, and I cannot wait for the second book.
I was enraptured by everything in the book, and for a debut novel, the author did a bloody fantastic job. Kai and Miya have my heart while they fight to break the vicious cycle that has gripped the small town of Black Hollow nestled in the forest of British Columbia (yeah a made-up place in my province) and Mason *shakes head* poor poor Mason and his quest to debunk the myths only to become even more tangled up in them.
I will not say anymore even though I could go on and on about this book, but I implore you, dear reader, to snag a copy while you can because it will not disappoi…