Goodreads Quick Update #2

I went from 4100 books on my Goodreads To-Be-Read pile down to 3000 on my Goodreads.

 

I’m exhausted, but pleased with the progress!

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Goodreads Quick Update

I actually have enough time online today to check on my TBR pile on Goodreads. After sorting it by date added and starting from the very beginning, I realized that a LOT of my books are duplicates, books already read that Goodreads didn’t save my review, or some other kind of book that I’ve deleted but it popped back up into my pile anyway. Sigh.

I’m going to sweep through and delete everything that isn’t relevant, and with that in mind, I’m not going to do Down the TBR Pile just yet. Several of these I can already say that I seriously have no interest in.

Aside from that, I’m busy editing my book, and working on cleaning my room.

Until next time,

-Pass Me That Book.

ARC Review: Halls of Law

 

Halls of Law

Title: Halls of Law

Author: V. M. Escalada

Series: Book One

Page Count: 500

Publisher: DAW/TOR/ACE

Type of Book: Arc, Mass Market Paperback

Review Word Count:

Rated: 5/5 stars

Notes: Darnit cliffhangers!!!!
What a cliffhanger. I’m so glad that I have book two ready and waiting, though if book two has as terrible a cliffhanger, I might wait for book three to come out because sheesh, the drama! the Romance! The life and death situations!

In other news, I want a baby griffin please.

Kerida’s story is one that fans of First Green Rider from Kristian Brittian as well as the Valdemar series by Mercedes Lackey fans will definitely enjoy. It’s got some of the same elements-traveling by horseback to survive enemies that are chasing after the main character for reasons unknown except they end with her head beneath that of an ax.

Can I say, I HATE the Hillarians (spelled right?-I don’t have the book with me to check). They’re system of getting rid of women because they’ve been controlling men with their witchcraft in their bodies, and keeping only a few that can be nothing but cattle is utterly ridiculous. I am seriously hoping that Kerida can defeat these arrogant hateful men with their idiotic system.

They are capturing men of high power and brainwashing men with a red jewel that completely changes the mans thoughts, actions, and makes them into an entirely new person that also hates women and witches that Kerida has always known as “Talents”.

It’s a complex, exciting, dramatic filled world-building that I really loved and enjoyed. I read through the book the entire day yesterday because I could not put it down. It was intense, and exactly the kind of thing that I love to read. Adventure, fantasy, a very slow burn kind of romance where both are oblivious of the other loving them kind of plot.

5/5 stars, and I’m off to get book two and start in on it immediately!

{Review also posted on my Goodreads.}

Book Spotlight: Halls of Law

I have two books that I really need to write reviews on, so I’m writing a post on it and procrastinating! (The things that most bloggers/readers do so well!)

 

 

This series looks so interesting! With a main female lead named Kerida who works in the military, and has the lowest rank yet her rank still matters even when the man comes to test and see if she has a Talent. When it appears that she did have a Talent and suppressed it, she is swept away to go to the Halls of Law for the rest of her natural life.

I really don’t like the idea of the law system here and how it works, so I’m not sure how I’m going to feel about reading it. I hope it’s not what I’m thinking, where people get little to no free will in regards to certain laws. Like: this is how it is so this is how it must be therefore you have no recourse or can’t do a thing about it kind of thing and that just infuriates me. Usually I don’t mind if it’s something that makes sense and is for the good of everyone (like not polluting Earth, people still do it, but most know it shouldn’t be done and some even get fined for it) but if it’s for something else, I really don’t know. We’ll see how this turns out.

Also, may I just say how cool is the name “Kerida”? I love how it rolls right off the tongue like that, such a simple yet unique name!

I’ve already started book one, and I’m about five chapters in. I’m really liking the characters, and the world-building is really showing promise too. I should have a review for this within the week, if not sooner!

Until next time,

-Pass Me That Book.

Top #5 Books in my Goodreads TBR

I have quite a few books in my Goodreads To-Be-Read pile, or Want to Read pile (3,190 to be exact) and the number just seems to keep climbing. I really need to thin the pile down and so I have picked five books to read in the next week, if I can get a hold of them within that timeline, along with the ARCs and Library Books that I have as well.

These are the current top five books, though one (Fascmilie) is out of print, so I’m not sure that I can get a hold of it. I’m really hoping to be able to find these on Amazon, the local library, the ebook library system I have, or some other way.

Titles-Authors:

Shadows Cast by Stars by Catherine Knutsson

Facsimile by Vicki L. Weavil

Lotus and Thorn by Sara Wilson Etenne

City of Savages by Lee Kelly

Daughter of the Sword by Steve Bein

If I can’t get these five books, then I shall move on to other books on my pile and go from there. I am attempting to be a bit more organized, and get rid of the many books in my Goodreads pile. Hopefully this new thing I’m trying will help!

Until next time,

-Pass Me That Book.

 

Hardback Review: The Midnight Dance

 

The Midnight Dance

Title: The Midnight Dance
Author: Nikki Katz
Series: Standalone
Genre: YA
Page Count: 310
Publisher: Macmillian
Type of Book: Hardback, Library Loan
Review Word Count: 300
Rated: 4/5
Notes: Look at the beautiful cover!

Another beautiful cover that I adore, this book contained some of my favorite things to read: brainwashing, beautiful girls, ballet…it really reminded me very strongly of Natasha Romanov as she was trained for being an assassin, though there wasn’t any kind of assassins in this book, it still read just fine.

This book wasn’t as dark as I thought it would be. While it was still a lovely read, full of girls struggling to dance and be perfect under the guise of the ‘Master’, it went in a completely different direction than what I’d pictured, which lowered the rating a bit. I may write my own kind of ‘brainwashing tale’ for myself, because this was a bit of a let-down towards the end. While everything was settled happily, and the ending was resolved in a satisfactory rate, I just wasn’t as wowed as I had hoped to be.

Aside from the ending, I loved all the characters: Madam, Crickett, even unhappy Bianca who I wanted to throttle at times because of how hateful she could be. The girls were all unique and interesting in their own way, especially Sara-I would have loved to have learned more of her backstory about the wolves.

The cover, while beautiful, did match up with the story, but due to the ending of the story, I’m giving this 4/5 stars.

Until next time,
-Pass Me That Book

Wattpad Read: The Dark Heroine

The Dark Heroine

Title: The Dark Heroine
Author:  Abigail Gibbs
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Page Count: 600
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Review Word Count: 400
Type of Book: Friend Loan, Paperback
Rated: 3.5/5 stars
Notes: Well, that was a fast six hundred pages read.

First, thanks to my family friend who loaned me a copy of this book. It was one that’s been sitting in my ‘to-read’ bucket on Goodreads for ages, glad that I finally got it knocked out of the way and can move on to more other books that I’m super excited for. While I really enjoyed this one, I don’t think that it will be one of my favorites.

I found the characters made the story move along at a fast pace, rather than the plot. While the plot was interesting, I was more interested in the vampires and Violet. Kasper was easily the character I disliked the most, right along with Ilta and his father. I wasn’t fond of Kasper’s father, the Vampire King, either.

Violet was an interesting character. On the one hand, she was easily likeable, on the other hand she was a bit of a cliche of a character. Falling for the vampire prince, even though she didn’t want to? Becoming a powerful unique kind of person in the story? Making the vampires like her even though most think of her as ‘scum’. Simply because she’s human too, that’s one that I didn’t like at the end.

Actually, there were several things I didn’t like about the book. How Violet became accepting of the vampires killing to survive. How Violet handled most of the situations in the book-especially the one with Fabian, Kasper’s brother. There’s a lot of things that I didn’t agree with at all. And of course, it left things wide open for a book two. I did like the characters though. I think my favorite was little Thyme, because she was so cute for a little vampire!

I’m giving this a 3.5/5 stars because of the characters, and the slightly happy ending so that you don’t have to read book two if you don’t want to. Overall, it wasn’t one of the best books of the year, but it was a good book to read to pass the time.

Until next time,
-Pass Me That Book

ARC Review: Irontown Blues

 

Irontown Blues

Title: Irontown Blues
Author: John Varley
Series: Book One
Genre: Science Fiction, Mystery
Page Count: 304
Publisher: ACE
Type of Book: Paperback, New Release, ARC
Review Word Count: 500
Rated: 4/5 stars
Notes: Thanks very much to the publisher for sending me an advanced copy!

I thoroughly enjoyed this book! While it alluded to some earlier series that I hadn’t read at all (the reason for the 4 stars instead of 5) this was still an overall fun, quick, and lovely atmospheric and futuristic gem of a book. Sherlock was an excellent character, despite being a bloodhound, and I found myself greatly interested in the storyline, characters, and how it turns out in the end. The dark sense of humor throughout the book was excellently woven into the plot, and made me laugh in delight several times. I am now a fan of the author, and definitely look forward to investing into the rest of this series.

A new noir science fiction novel from a master of science fiction set in the Eight Worlds series about a detective on the hunt for biohackers who have created a dangerous new disease.

-As read on Goodreads

I really enjoyed this new start to a series that is as promising as it looks, and am invested in reading the rest of the series as it comes out. I hope to find book two soon, and snag it either as an arc or a book purchased from the store, either way. Sherlock the dog was my favorite character of all, I believe, though I really did enjoy Chris, as well as his mother who liked to work with rare and extinct animals.

I also think that the entire series-both its predecessor series and this new series, ought to be turned into a Netflix show. It could quite possibly give The Expanse a run for its money, though its definitely different than that of the Expanse, it does show some of the same kind of world-building vibes at times.

Until next time,
-Pass Me That Book

Edelweiss Review: The Unbinding of Mary Reade

TheUnbindingofMaryReade

Title: The Unbinding of Mary Reade
Author: Miriam McNamara
Series:
Genre: YA, LGBT, Adventure
Page Count: 300
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
Type of Book: ARC, Kindle Ebook, New Release
Review Word Count: 400
Rated: 5/5 stars
Notes: Get your box of tissues ready!

Wow, this book! This book definitely tops my LGBT pick of the month! With pirates, adventure, and heartbreak around every corner, it’s hard not to fall for this little treasure. (See what I did there?)

Warning: physical abuse between husband/wife, cheating, and at least one blink and you miss it attempted suicide towards the end of the book

Mary Reade is a girl who disguises herself as a boy so that she can have more freedom. After her mother helps her to become a man, Mary lives her life as a pirate, learning how to fight and sail and survive out on the high seas.

It’s there, out in the open ocean on board a ship that they’re battling, that she meets Anne Boney, a beautiful woman that Mary falls hard for.

This book sparks so many emotions, that I had to have the tissue box close to hand several times. There are so many unfair things about women back then that infuriates me as well. And I’m still not to happy with all the forced religion either. Such a horrible time, but also such a magical time. It’s hard to describe exactly how this book made me feel when reading it, I’m sad that I put it off for so long, but I had quite a few other books to get to first.

I highly recommend this book, especially if like an honest feel-good lesbian pirate story that showcases the good in people as well as the bad. It’s an epic romance that deserves higher praise and isn’t getting nearly enough attention as it’s been getting. Being Bi myself, this book hits hard and is completely merciless in examining just how horrid men can be about women in disguise.

5/5 stars and I am definitely adding this to my automatic ‘to buy’ list!

-Until next time,
Pass Me That Book.

Netgalley Review: Fawkes

 

Fawkes

I was not yet ready to turn to stone. 

Title: Fawkes
Author: Nadine Brandes
Series:
Genre: Fantasy, YA
Page Count: 500
Publishing: Thomas Nelson
Type of Book: ARC, Netgalley Read, Kindle Ebook
Review Word Count: 500
Rated: 5/5 stars
Notes: THE HYPE IS DESERVED!

Fawkes starts off with a bang, instantly capturing my attention and having me read a 500 page book in less than a day!

FawkesReviewImage{Look, I did art! For a review!}

Thomas Fawkes is turning to stone, and the only cure to the Stone Plague is to join his father’s plot to assassinate the king of England.

Silent wars leave the most carnage. The wars that are never declared, but are carried out in dark alleys with masks and hidden knives. Wars where color power alters the natural rhythm of 17th century London. And when the king calls for peace, no one listens until he finally calls for death.

But what if death finds him first?

Keepers think the Igniters caused the plague. Igniters think the Keepers did. But all Thomas knows is that the Stone Plague infecting his eye is spreading. And if he doesn’t do something soon, he’ll be a lifeless statue. So when his Keeper father, Guy Fawkes, invites him to join the Gunpowder Plot—claiming it will put an end to the plague—Thomas is in.

The plan: use 36 barrels of gunpowder to blow up the Igniter King.

The problem: Doing so will destroy the family of the girl Thomas loves. But backing out of the plot will send his father and the other plotters to the gallows. To save one, Thomas will lose the other.

No matter Thomas’s choice, one thing is clear: once the decision is made and the color masks have been put on, there’s no turning back.

-As Described on Goodreads

Then I read the first sentence: I was not ready to turn to stone, and I was HOOKED. From the very first sentence, this book was a true treasure to read. Thomas Fawkes was an easily identifiable character, the book was filled with twists and turns that I did not see coming, the world-building was unique and well written. I adore this book, and am putting it on my ‘to-buy-immediately’ list, because it’s well worth sitting on my shelves for when I want a re-read.

This book ripped my emotions apart several times. There’s a violent plague going on in this book, and the main character is affected, but with only one eye so that he wears an eyepatch most of the time. He hopes to get a mask from his father after passing a test in order to make it so that people don’t see his affliction and so that he can have the power to help change things. When his father doesn’t show up as he’s promised to do, Thomas Fawkes takes matters into his own hands and goes out to find him.

This book was a delicious read, from beginning to end, and I can’t give you enough reasons why you should read it, only that it needs to be added to your TBR post-haste! It’s got thieves and spies and London and plagues and magic and….what more could you want?

Giving this book a very well deserved 5/5 stars for it’s beautiful voice and unique world-building skills!

Until next time,
-Pass Me That Book

Netgalley Review: Under the Midnight Sun

 

Under the Midnight Sun

Title: Under the Midnight Sun
Author:  Lore Graham
Genre: Fantasy, LGBT
Page Count: 150/200
Publisher: Less Than Three
Series:  ?
Type of Book: ARC, Kindle Format, Netgalley Read
Review Word Count: 400
Rated: 3.5/5 stars
Notes: Possibly this might be my LGBT pick of the month book?

I received this book from Netgalley after requesting it based on it’s title. The title was intriguing to me, and the cover was interesting as well. I wasn’t expecting an lgbt fantasy with Norse mythology however. It was a pleasant surprise, and a lovely read as well.

The eldest son of Thunderhill’s warrior-kings, Otto Johanson lives for battle but has forsaken love since the death of his partner three years ago. Still when the Midsummer festivities bring nomadic reindeer herders back to town, Otto can’t help but notice the handsome, if sullen, Lukas.

Tension rises between them during the annual tournament, but when a terrible attack devastates Thunderhill, Otto and Lukas must put aside their burgeoning rivalry to embark on a dangerous quest that may be the town’s only hope of survival.

-as described on Goodreads

The book was a bit short, with only about eight or nine chapters, I flew through it with ease. The characters were likable, the storyline was interesting, but I wished there was more. Granted, I didn’t really need more for the story to be complete, but I just wished that there was a bit more in general, because it just felt like a really fast read and I wanted it to last longer.

That being my only complaint, really, I found that the writing style of this book is almost lyrical. The characters are quite vivid, and I really liked Otto most of all, he was an fascinating character from the start. I do hope that there’s a sequel to this, though I’m not holding my breathe if there isn’t.

I give this book 3.5/5 stars, rounded up to 4 for a beautiful short novel that left me feeling lost in another world for a few enjoyable hours.

Until next time,
-Pass Me That Book.

ARC Review: Prisoner of Night and Fog

 

Prisoner of Night and Fog

Title: Prisoner of Night and Fog
Author: Anne Blankman
Series: Book One
Genre: YA, Historical
Page Count: 400
Publisher: Belzhar+Bray/Penguin
Type of Book: Arc, Paperback
Review Word Count: 500
Rated: 5/5 stars
Notes:

This was a fascinating book. It tells the story of Herr Hitler in a unique light, from the perspective of a family member. Gretchen Mueller calls Herr Hitler “Uncle Dolf”, and is one of the most esteemed girls in the country of Germany during the ‘rise of the Fuhrer’. She has no idea of what’s really going on, believing everything that her Uncle tells her to be true. She is a favorite of Herr Hitler because her father gave his life, protecting him from bullets. She lives a life that is privileged, cherished, and full of fear of her brother who is obviously a psychopath-devoid of emotion, cruel, a bully, and abusive.

Gretchen tells of how she searches for answers to why her father died with bullets in his back instead of his front, for hadn’t he been shielding Herr Hitler? But with every turn she finds answers she doesn’t like, truths that are hard to ignore, and danger around every corner. Her life becomes a confusing mess, and she realizes how few friends she really has, and that there is no one, not even Hitler himself, that she can trust.

{I must warn readers that there is one suicide in this book, a dear friend of Gretchen kills herself towards the back half of the book. There’s also her brother that abuses her, and there was one scene where Herr Hitler asked if she wished to become her beau/lover and she flees in confused fear.}

The book was very well done, there was plenty of action, romance, and mystery throughout the entirety of the book, all up to the happy non-cliffhanger ending, of which pleased me. I really like this author’s writing style, and definitely look forward to reading more of her books in the future. While this book was a bit darker for a ya novel than I was expecting, the historical details were very well done, and I really enjoyed seeing things from a unique perspective in regards to that of Hitler.

I give this book a well deserved 5/5 stars, and plan on buying a hardcover version if one is available sometime in the future. If you’ve not read this yet, I strongly recommend it!

Until next time,
-Pass Me That Book.

Stacking the Shelves: Saturday Post

This week on Stacking the Shelves@ Tynga’s Reviews – Share the books you added to your TBR.

I have several books to read. I’m going to try a new thing of categories! Let’s see how it goes


NETGALLEY

 


Edelweiss

 


Library Books

StormWake


Books Won:

Sea Witch


 

I did receive some other books in the mail, but the post is long enough as is and I’m fixing to have to dash. I’ll try to edit this post much later when I have more time, or just do those books in another post.

It seems like this week will be filled to the brim with some excellent looking books, and I hope everyone else has just a good a time with reading this week as I hope to achieve!

Until next time,

-Pass Me That Book.

This Week I’m Reading

I’ve got quite a few books on my list that I really need to read and review! Several of them look good, several of them are books that are being talked about all over social media, and several of them are from people I’ve never even heard of before. I look forward to reading all of these, and I’ve already started reading “The Unbinding of Mary Reade”.

 

These aren’t all the books, I think, but a good chunk of them. I’ve also started reading Fawkes, and it started off with a bang of being a powerful story and I’m eager to keep reading it later tonight.

Until next time,

-Pass Me That Book.

Indie Book Review: The Maltese Incident

 

The Maltese Incident

Title: The Maltese Incident
Author: Russell F. Moran
Series: Book One
Genre: Science Fiction, Romance, Horror
Page Count: 200
Publisher:
Type of Book: Paperback, Indie Book
Review Word Count: 500
Rated: 4.1/5 stars
Notes:
This was a strange book. On the one hand, I liked it rather a lot. I love books that have time travel and dinosaurs, so you’d think I would love this. Alas, I liked it but it didn’t grab my heart and refuse to let go. While I liked the characters, I felt that Meg and Harry, the Maltese ship Captain had their relationship move really fast. In the first three chapters they go from complete strangers to getting married.

All of that takes place as the ship has vanished from its own time and went back in time…to the time of the dinosaurs. The first instant that they see a dinosaur they realize that they’re in more trouble than originally thought. But they don’t know how to get back home, or where to go from the spot they were located at.

I think my favorite scene in the book was probably Meg killing the dinosaurs like it was as easy as baking a pie. She was quite a bad-ass for a character, and I really liked that in the book.

This also read very strongly of the Jurassic Park-indeed, the movie was mentioned a few times in the book itself.

The book read very well, and the plot moved along at a fast pace. I finished the book in a few hours, and it left the book wide open for a second book, meaning that this was definitely the start to an interesting series that I’m sure fans of dinosaurs and time travel will enjoy immensely. Overall, I’m going to rate this 4.1/5 stars for a fun few hours well spent.

My thanks to the author for providing me with a copy of the book, which in no way changes my opinion of his novel.

Until next time,
-Pass Me That Book

Weekly Wrap Up #7: I lost count…

I’ve read about seven books this past week, several of which I rated highly. I wish every week was like this, filled with books that I love, but alas I doubt it will turn out that way. Anyway, here are the books read:

 

Status of Books Read:
(This is a new thing where I try to do the stats of the book, the page count and the rating going immediately after the title and author. I hope everyone likes this new feature! Of course, I can’t promise to review every single book-sometimes I forget, or get sidetracked by other more pressing reviews and it gets lost in the bundle of reviews still needing to be posted. I hope to keep on top of things, however, with this new organization system!)

The Midnight Dance by Nikki Krista pages 300 rated 4/5 stars review
Pride and Prometheus by John Kessel pages 200 rated 4/5 stars review
Medusa Uploaded by Emily Davenport pages 400 rated 5/5 stars review
Kill the Farm Boy by __ pages 400 rated 5/5 stars review
School of Wizardry by Debra Doyle pages 200 rated 4/5 stars review
Scarlet and the White Wolf by Kirby Crow pages 300 rated 5/5 stars review
The Maltese Incident by Russell Moran pages 200 rated 4/5 stars review

I only just started reading “The Unbinding of Mary Reade” and I’m about 189 pages into the book. It’s proving to be quite the long read, and actually really really good, so I’m thinking another 4 star rating at the very least!

Seven books read this week, which isn’t a bad number at all. That’s a book a day! Of course, one book took me two days and that was because I was stretching it out for as long as possible (Medusa, of course, I loved it so.) So many high ratings this week for those lovely books!

Here’s to hoping that this coming week is just as good, if not better! I’ve got Markswoman that I’m going to start reading, as well as The Poppy War, and several other monstrous sized books.

Until next time,
-Pass Me That Book

New Release Review: Pride and Prometheus

 

PrideandPrometheus

A fascinating blending of two favorite classic novels!

New Release Review: Pride and Prometheus

Title: Pride and Prometheus
Author: John Kessel
Genre: Science Fiction, Romance
Page Count: 400
Publisher: Baen Books
Type of Book: Hardback, library loan, New Release
Review Word Count:
Rated: 3.9/5 stars
Notes: huh?

This was a strange book. On the one hand, I really liked it’s originality and I loved Mary’s character. But on the other hand, it definitely isn’t going to be one of my favorites. I liked the pride and prejudice combination with the Frankenstein monster romance. It was certainly a unique twisted idea, and I think it’s the twisted part that I didn’t care for. It was a bit…dark…for my tastes, I think. I also don’t like that time period, with how women are treated as a whole. As if women don’t matter except to further the family line.

I had to do a re-read of the book to see where I stand on this book, and I think it’s safe to say it deserves a bit more than three stars, but not by much. The hype of the book is definitely deserved, but…well, all I can say is that this book just wasn’t for me.

I will recommend it to those who want something outside of the box, and give this book 3.9/5 stars!

Until next time,
-Pass Me That Book.

New Release Review: Medusa Uploaded

 

Medusa Uploaded

I think I found Murderbot’s sister!

MEDUSA UPLOADED

Title: Medusa Uploaded
Author: Emily Devenport
Genre: Science Fiction
Page Count: 317
Publisher: Tom Doherty Publications
Type of Book: Kindle Ebook, New Release
Review Word Count: 400
Rated: 5/5 stars
Notes: Definitely for fans of The Murderbot Diaries by Martha Wells, as well as for some dark twisted science fiction that’s cleverly written.

~*~*~*~

Here tells the tale of Murderbot’s sister, a killer on board a generation ship heading towards a new home…

Well, she’s not really Murderbot’s sister, but it sure reads like it. I have the feeling that Medusa and Murderbot would get along great with one another, each of them swapping stories of how to kill people and who survived better in their own way. I would love to see a combination of Medusa Uploaded with Murderbot, but sadly I don’t think that will happen.

Anyway. Back to the story itself.

This was one of the many new releases that I purchased in that Kindle Ebook Haul of 50+books, and it was money well spent! I loved Medusa, and the unique world that was centered around her. Keep in mind, this is as heavy duty as Game of Thrones in killing off people rapidly, in every chapter I believe, except for Medusa herself. So don’t go getting attached to anyone, because it won’t end well.

The story revolves around a girl who slowly becomes uploaded into Medusa, a being that’s meant to carry thousands of souls. While it’s not a hive mind kind of situation, it’s certainly an interesting one. The generation ship is heading towards a new world, along with its sister ship Titania-of which gets destroyed with the girls parents on board. Things spiral from there, and there are a multitude of murders plotted, committed, and produced. It’s a blood-thirsty tale of revenge, survival of the fittest, and where only the smartest live on.

I highly recommend this to those who loved Murderbot. It’s got the same flair, though there aren’t as many witty remarks, it’s still definitely going to be one of my favorite reads of the year. Medusa Uploaded is sure to be a great way to kill the time, and find some new interesting ways of killing people. At least when it comes to writing fiction.

Until next time,
-Pass Me That Book

Monthly Wrap Up: Roughly 30 Books!

This month flew by at an impressive speed. I read a lot of really good books, and some really great books! I finished an entire trilogy and am dying for more but sadly there is no more to my knowledge of the series (Binti). I knocked down a couple of the +50 Ebooks that I had purchased, and here are the books that I’ve read/reviewed this past month. The post is a bit early, because I’m not sure when I’ll be on again, so I hope that’s okay!

 

Granted, these aren’t all the images I have for the books read. It’s over half of them though. Several of these I really enjoyed, and I really loved a handful of them. The Magicians and the Binti series were easily my two favorite series so far this year!

Until next time,

-Pass Me That Book

Kindle Ebook Review: Enthroned

 

Enthroned

Title: Enthroned
Author: K. M. Shea
Series: Book 1 of 6
Genre: Fantasy, Retelling
Page Count: 90
Publisher: Take Out the Trash Publications
Type of Book: Kindle Ebook
Review Word Count: 400
Rated: 5/5 stars
Notes: One of the 50 Kindle Ebooks finished!

King Arthur and her Knights captured my attention from the title alone. While at first I didn’t have any interest in Britt due to her personality, I rapidly found myself engaged in the story until 89 pages later, and I was finished and wanting more!

This is a retelling of King Arthur and His Knights, but instead of it being about the male King, Merlin winds up getting Britt, a young girl from the future who pulls the sword out of the stone when at a graveyard doing photo shoots with her two friends.

The story continues with Britt not believing she’s actually in the past, and Merlin telling her she has no way to get home. I’m actually thinking that Merlin is lying about this, because he seems awfully shifty about all of it. I do believe he’s up to something.

Britt survives battles, being crowned King of Britain, gets a dog, and finds that she adores Camelot and how beautiful it is. The writing is fast-paced and action packed, and there’s lots of nods to the original story that I liked. I especially loved the encounter with the Lady of the Lake.

Overall, I’m giving this 5/5 stars because of how fun it was too read. I am definitely looking into getting the rest of this series, and seeing where it goes.

Until next time,
-Pass Me That Book