Monday, September 29, 2014

Flop - A Brave Man Seven Storeys Tall by Will Chancellor

Sorta Recommended Read - Satchel & Sword I: The Search for the Saluka Stone by Claudette Marco

Satchel & Sword I: The Search for the Saluka StoneSatchel & Sword I: The Search for the Saluka Stone by Claudette Marco
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I had the pleasure of running into this author at a comic con, and always like to support indie authors at those events so I grabbed a copy of the book! I love the overall theme of the book following Amazon warriors and involving trickery and magic and all things awesome.

That being said, sadly there was one thing that really made this book tedious - the horrible poetic writing! The phrasing was forced and unnatural, making reading difficult even for someone like myself who reads somewhere around 100+ books per year! If the language was re-written so that the story had a natural flow, it would be a much much better book.

Final thoughts - great underlying story, but it's hidden under unnecessary and annoying verbiage. I'm not sure I'd have the energy to devote to another book in this series despite how much I enjoy the characters!

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Recommended Read - Cress by Marissa Meyer

Cress (The Lunar Chronicles, #3)Cress by Marissa Meyer
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I have loved this series so far, and eagerly anticipated this next installment - and for the most part, it lived up to my expectations! The action and pace were fantastic, and we get to know Cinder, Iko, Kaito, and the Dr quite a bit better. However, Cress as a character is ... well... annoying, for lack of a better term, and neither Scarlet nor Wolf had enough character development in my opinion.

That being said, I can't wait for Winter to come out and see how things end!!!

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Monday, September 15, 2014

Recommended Read - Little Known Facts about Well-Known Places: Walt Disney World by Laurie Flannery

Walt Disney World (Little-Known Facts about Well-Known Places)Walt Disney World by Laurie Flannery
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I picked up this fun little book for a travel client of mine, and couldn't help but read it before giving it away! This has a lot of great tips and facts about Disney that is perfect for the new visitor, and even the seasoned pro. It's small enough to be packed into luggage and taken along with you on a trip to Disney, and could help fill your time while waiting in line for one of the more popular rides. :)

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