Posts Categorized: Horrible Heroines

Oct 21
Review: The Dollhouse Asylum by Mary Gray

Review: The Dollhouse Asylum by Mary Gray

My Take: The Dollhouse Asylum features one of the worst love triangles imaginable: a girl who is spineless, insipid, and subservient; a guy who is a murderous, raving lunatic; and another guy who is only notable because he is the lunatic’s brother.  If those were my only choices, I might hope for the disease called the Living Rot, to take me instead.The events of The Dollhouse Asylum are so out there that I kept waiting for Cheyenne, the protagonist, to… Read more »


Sep 27
Fun With Limericks: Inhuman by Kat Falls

Fun With Limericks: Inhuman by Kat Falls

This is my third round of “Fun With Limericks,” a (hopefully) fun way of dealing with books I didn’t finish, or I finished, but for whatever reason, I felt I could not write a proper review.  In the first go-round, I had a little fun with The S-Word by Chelsea Pitcher and A Corner of White by Jaclyn Moriarty.  Next up was Gameboard of the Gods by Richelle Mead. Today, I bring you a limerick for Inhuman by Kat Falls.  I actually did finish… Read more »


Sep 16
Review: Countdown by Michelle Rowen

Review: Countdown by Michelle Rowen

Kira and Rogan are strangers forcibly thrown into a deadly “game” called Countdown.  They must complete a series of tasks, each within a pre-determined time limit.  Complete the task and move on, or fail it and be killed.  Some of the tasks are puzzle-like, and others are designed to test their morality.  It sounds like an interesting premise, but everything fell apart quickly. Kira is informed that Rogan murdered and dismembered nine young women.  Any reader will know that this… Read more »


Aug 26
Review: Just Like Fate by Cat Patrick and Suzanne Young

Review: Just Like Fate by Cat Patrick and Suzanne Young

Pivot Point, by Kasie West, is one of my top reads in 2013 and is a stand-out among books with a parallel lives focus.  (You can see my review of Pivot Point here.)  Just Like Fate is just like Pivot Point’s wanna-be little sister. Caroline’s story heads down two paths when her beloved grandmother is near death.  Caroline’s family is visiting her grandmother in the hospital to say their goodbyes.  Caroline’s best friend, Simone, encourages Caroline to get out for… Read more »


Jul 23
Review: Fifty Shades Darker by E.L. James

Review: Fifty Shades Darker by E.L. James

“You are a pervert.” “I know.” He raises his eyebrows and his grin broadens. “My pervert,” I whisper. “Yes, yours.” This is actual dialogue between Ana and Christian, the narrator and her billionaire boyfriend. These books have conflicted me. The dialogue, plot contrivances, and most of the characters are completely ridiculous. And yet, for reasons I don’t fully understand, I am on book three of the trilogy. I guess I want to see what happens with these characters, even though… Read more »


Jun 17
Review: The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay

Review: The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay

I kept waiting and waiting to like The Sea of Tranquility.  It has one of the highest ratings on Goodreads I’ve come across, with thousands of reviews, along with an overall 5-star rating on Amazon.  But it never happened.  I slogged through because of all the praise, but I was ultimately disappointed. The main source of my disappointment was one of the two main characters/narrators, Nastya.  Throughout the book, she references a horrible trauma without providing details.  This trauma led… Read more »


May 07
Review: Hopeless by Colleen Hoover

Review: Hopeless by Colleen Hoover

As with the execrable Ten Tiny Breaths, I read Hopeless after seeing many glowing reviews, and I was left feeling disgusted by the behavior of the main characters.  I can only believe that people who love books featuring stalkers have never been stalked themselves, and that is a wonderful thing.  However, it distresses me whenever stalking and violence are portrayed to girls and women as some kind of manly ideal.  I, unfortunately, was the victim of a stalker (threats to… Read more »


Apr 18
Review: Ten Tiny Breaths by K.A. Tucker

Review: Ten Tiny Breaths by K.A. Tucker

I think this book takes the award for most ridiculous and jaw-droppingly insulting twist I’ve ever read.  But let me back up for a moment.  I don’t read a lot of New Adult, primarily because the female main characters are typically weak and insipid, and the men are often boorish, creepy stalkers.  But when I read the synopsis for Ten Tiny Breaths, I thought it would bring something new to the table.  I was wrong.  Very wrong. For something a… Read more »