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Alice in the Country of Hearts, Vol. 1
QuinRose, Beni Axia Conrad, Soumei Hoshino
Red Seas Under Red Skies
Scott Lynch, Michael Page
The Mists of Avalon
Marion Zimmer Bradley
The Invisible Chains - Part 1: Bonds of Hate - Andrew Ashling

Holy brother complex. Eat your heart out V.C. Andrews. Seriously this was twisted. Just twisted enough that I'm gonna move on to book two.

A Game of Thrones: The Graphic Novel, Vol. 1 - Daniel Abraham, George R.R. Martin, Tommy Patterson

 

I only realky picked this up cause it was a 1.99 ebook. I really liked that the art for the characters is based off the books, and not the show. I've read the novel A Game of Thrones about 4 times now so the story is the story. I've seen other reviews that said this might be hard to follow if you hadn't read the first novel. I can't say either way cause ASOIAF is my fandom, and I've spent countless hours obsessing over it. So the story is deeply inbeded in my psyche. Even though ASOIAF is fandom I probably won't continue with these due to pricing. I actually liked the Dunk and Egg comics a bit more, but these are nice too, just super pricey.

 I'm woefully behind on my reviews in general, and even my shelving on Booklikes. Sometimes I just like to limit my amount of time on tbe internet for a few months. I'm hoping to catch up ovrr the next few days so sorry in advance for flooding your dashboard.

Captive (Beautiful Monsters, Vol. 1) - Jex Lane

This reminded me of the plot for Underworld. At least what I can remember of Underworld. But basically the same urban paranormal with a hybrid protagonist caught between waring factions. Towards the end I was like who invited Naurto? [ form here .

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Seriously a Japanese ninja like character with many fox tails.... Mathew's plan to save Tarrik's daughter was completely ridiculous to me how did you not think this would end in tears Matt. End (view spoiler) (hide spoiler)]

The Student Prince - FayJay
So this is hands down the best fan faction I've ever read. Since I'm a fan of the Arthur legend this was right up my alley. I mean really a retelling of King Arthur at a magic school with the focus on a M/M couple.be still my heart. It was so fluffy, and the humor was amazing. How are you not published.
Thinning Veil  - P.L. Nunn
This the graphic novelization of the 1st few chapters of an unfinished unpublished novel by P.L. Nunn there are several chapters available on her website. I liked the art and the story seems interesting. I plan to finish the novel when it's published. There are several warning tags on the main story so be warned this is clearly going to turn into a story not for everyone.
Bloodraven: The Journey Home - P.L. Nunn
First things first the price of this book is ridiculous. $12 for 36 pages? Unheard of....but I had to have it. Bloodraven was amazing and probably the best book I've read this year. With that and Dynasty to Ghosts I'm now kind of obsessed with P.L. Nunn. The art in this book is beautiful. I just wish it had been longer or I hope we get a full sequel. I'm taking off one star for the price, the cliff hanger, and that nothing really happens. But seriously P.L. Nunn just shut up and take my money.
Bloodraven - P.L. Nunn
Review This book was every bit as brutal, violent, horrific, and sexy as the reviews promised. I actually needed a few glasses of wine to get through the first couple of chapters. So clearly not a book for everyone, hell not a book for most. I loved it, and dearly hope for a sequel.
After Alice: A Novel - Gregory Maguire
3 stars is me being really generous. I started this book right before I caught the flu. Large portions of it I read while in a NyQuil hot toddy daze, to feverish to sleep. I ended up setting it, and couldn't get into the story again. The story never really went anywhere. Maybe thats my fault for reading it while sick and taking a long break to finish. I still don't think this Gregory Maguire best book.
The Oldest Living Vampire Tells All (The Oldest Living Vampire Saga) (Volume 1) - Joseph Duncan
I'm not even sure how to rate this book. I discovered it while creeping on Anne Rice's new Lesate book (cause I'm clearly a masochist). So I'm going with 4 stars for sheer entertainment. A weird story about a Cro Mangon man and his life with his Neanderthal wife, Cro Mangon wife and his Cro Mangon husband, with some horrid vampire happenings near the end. I actually expected this to be sexier, but then I thought early man no razors yea I'm good. Several times the author breaks away from the story to rant about religion and sexuality. I actually found this kind of amusing. Get it where you can early man I ain't hatin..but seriously I'm not sure I'll finish this series maybe if I didn't have so much else to read.
Short Stories from Hogwarts of Heroism, Hardship and Dangerous Hobbies (Pottermore Presents) - J.K. Rowling

This one has a McGonagall back story. Professor McGonagall is flawless she is by far my favorite Professor from HP.

Paper Princess: A Novel (The Royals) - Erin Watt

 

A friend mentioned enjoying this series, it was only 99cents so I figured why not. I kinda want my my 99cents and my time back. Seriously this book is ridiculous. It's a shiny example of why I don't like or often read Ya any more. My top 3 Ya pet peeves.
1. Special snowflake virginal love interest.
2.Neanderthal, asshole only redeeming quality is rock hard abs love interest.
3.Girl on girl hate. Slut shaming/double standard.
This book checks off all three and there is so much more to dislike. I just can't.
Big Little Lies - Liane Moriarty, Caroline Lee

A co worker recommended this book to over and over. It actually feels like he's been talking about it for years. So I snatched it up at the beginning of the year when it was a daily deal book, but never got around to reading it. It seems everyone loves it, but me. I actually think I'm being pretty generous a 3 star rating. People said it was funny, but I guess the humour flew right by me. It just seemed like pages and pages of catty women, and men bickering. I just don't get it. I'd classify under suburban ennui, which is always a hit or miss category with me. To me fair is most misses with a few hits. So this isn't a bad book or poorly written its just me I don't relate to this genre very well. I went in thinking this was a murder mystery so maybe that accounts for some of my dissatisfaction. Overall a perfectly acceptable book, but not for me.

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao - Junot Diaz
Read from October 20 to 21, 2016

 

This is another one I've had for a really long time and just got around to reading. For the record I got all the Sci Fi, and Fantasy, and anime references(yea I'm that kinda nerd). Most of the Spanish was beyond me. At first I looked everything up, but with the footnotes it just got to tedious so I ended up winging it. I still really enjoyed it. I wasnt crazy about the ending which was the only thing that keep this from being a 5 star for me.

Goodreads

I'm still active on here, with everything being uncertain I thought I'd invite anyone that still has a Goodreads to be friends. I'm Deanna over there and I accept all friend request, or you can leave your name here and I'll look you up. I'm not sure I want to try yet another book site if Booklikes shuts down, but I'm open to suggestions.

Tokyo Ghoul, Volume 1 - Sui Ishida

I liked this I plan on finishing the series I will save my review till then.