Posts Tagged: Bad Romance

Jul 30
Review: Hold Me Like a Breath by Tiffany Schmidt

Review: Hold Me Like a Breath by Tiffany Schmidt

This poor book.  It’s a mess.  The first 20% of the book could have been an article in a women’s magazine titled, “My Rare and Potentially Fatal Illness,” by Penelope Landlow.  I learned more than I cared to know about Penny’s illness which results in her bleeding internally at the slightest bump and requires regular monitoring and treatment.  It goes on and on: Don’t touch Penny!  Don’t let Penny go outside!  Keep treating Penny like a helpless infant!  When it… Read more »


May 14
Review: Unleashed by Sophie Jordan

Review: Unleashed by Sophie Jordan

Shortly before I started reading Unleashed, the second book in Sophie Jordan’s duology, I read a review on Goodreads in which the reviewer wrote that while she enjoyed this book, she missed the absence of the romance from the first book. Well, that sounded great to me, because I thought the romance between Davy and Sean was the weakest part of the story.  In my review of Uninvited, I wrote this about the romance: “The worst part of this was… Read more »


Mar 09
Review: Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi

Review: Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi

      I think I can safely say now that I will not read another book by Tahereh Mafi.  Ignite Me was the worst of this series, even though it had stiff competition from Unravel Me.  Let’s start off with some of this bizarre narration from Juliette: “My tongue is dust.  My teeth have crumbled away.” “I am a pile of bones on the floor and no one knows it but me.” I have no idea what these lines… Read more »


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 »


Oct 06
Review: Frozen by Melissa de la Cruz and Michael Johnston

Review: Frozen by Melissa de la Cruz and Michael Johnston

I had very high expectations for Frozen.  I love Las Vegas, and I love post-apocalyptic stories, and the combination of the two was irresistible.  I’ve already had a great experience with the video game,  Fallout: New Vegas, a role-playing game set in post-apocalyptic (you guessed it) Las Vegas.  But the story in Frozen couldn’t even measure up to the story in the video game. My first inkling that I might be in for some trouble came right at the outset… Read more »


Aug 05
Review: Doon by Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon

Review: Doon by Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon

I feel deceived by Doon.  I was captivated by the gorgeous cover and the synopsis, but it soon became apparent that this story is little more than a cheesy NA-ish romance wrapped up in a pretty package.  Even if you enjoy NA, you might find yourself cringing over some of this writing: “‘Verranica, I’ve verra few choices that are mine.  But this’ – he grabbed my arm, his eyes drilling into mine as he crushed my body against his –… Read more »


Jun 06
Review: The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau

Review: The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau

The title is certainly descriptive.  A big chunk of the book is all about test-taking.  If this sounds compelling to you, then the first third of the book will be right up your alley.  If not, you will likely find that it dragged, as I did.  I could easily see some people electing to not finish this book, but I pushed on.  Fortunately, the action picked up, but there were numerous other problems with the book that make it difficult… 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 »