Posts Tagged: Nonsensical

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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


Mar 14
Review: Article 5 by Kristen Simmons

Review: Article 5 by Kristen Simmons

My main problem with Article 5 was the very premise upon which it was based.  And without that basic building block of the story in place, everything else falls apart.  The dystopian society portrayed in Article 5 didn’t seem very believable.  What is the purpose of society reverting to a Puritanical moral code?  Who benefits?  In dystopian books, there should be some acceptable rationale behind a radical societal and governmental change.  I didn’t get that from Article 5.  It seemed… Read more »