Posts Tagged: Gross Guys

Aug 06
Review: The Good Girl by Mary Kubica

Review: The Good Girl by Mary Kubica

Before I even start to discuss the plot of The Good Girl, I have to mention the formatting of the e-ARC I read, which is the worst I’ve ever seen.  (That is, I hope it’s ONLY the formatting of the e-ARC.  If the finished copy – or even the physical ARC – is formatted like this, it’s inexplicable.)  There are three POV’s in The Good Girl – all first person (the kidnapper, the mother of the kidnap victim, and the detective), and… 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 17
Review: Rebel Spring by Morgan Rhodes

Review: Rebel Spring by Morgan Rhodes

My Take: Note – This review will contain spoilers of Falling Kingdoms, the first book in the series. I did not realize until after I’d read Falling Kingdoms and Rebel Spring that Morgan Rhodes is the pen name of Michelle Rowen.  Rowen wrote Coutdown, a book I read a few months ago and really disliked.  (You can see my review of Countdown here.)  I’m glad I didn’t know this until after reading the books, because I would likely have approached… Read more »


Sep 02
Review: Conjured by Sarah Beth Durst

Review: Conjured by Sarah Beth Durst

When I finished reading Conjured, my first thought was, “Why wasn’t this a short story?”  The first 75% was an uninteresting and somewhat confusing mish-mash of genres: lost memories, a serial killer, and magic.  The last 25% threw in a crazy, creepy twist and featured a recapping of the entire plot.  I wondered why I had to sit through a full story when it was all going to be explained for me at the end. In Conjured, Eve has no… 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 »


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 »


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 »


Mar 27
Review: Stung by Bethany Wiggins

Review: Stung by Bethany Wiggins

The opening of Stung is very similar to the recent Pretty Girl-13; a young girl suddenly finds herself at her home, seeking her parents, with a memory loss of several years.  Both girls believe themselves to be thirteen and are surprised to see their “new” bodies.  But whereas Angie from Pretty Girl-13 falls into the shocked and loving arms of her parents, Fiona falls out of a bathroom window as she struggles to escape a crazed, animalistic man who attempts… Read more »