The Banks of Certain Rivers by Jon Harrison

I fully expected to hate Jon Harrison’s The Banks of Certain Rivers, but I absolutely loved this book!! Hahahahaha, I know no one actually believed that. We all know by now that that sort of miracle rarely happens to me, if ever. So yeah, I didn’t hate it, but I far from loved it. The Banks of Certain Rivers yields ambivalence, at best. Blast. The Kindle Unlimited Curse strikes again! Continue reading

A Scattered Life by Karen McQuestion

A Scattered Life was very strange in that it was not at all what I expected, although I’m not entirely sure what I expected it to be. I won’t go so far as to say that I hated it, but I don’t really get what the point of it was. I don’t think there was one. Continue reading

Worthy by Catherine Ryan Hyde

After extravagantly blowing my Audible budget for the year, I’ve been on a quest for reasonably-priced audiobooks. I am currently trying out Kindle Unlimited, which is priced nicely, but the content quality definitely reflects the pricepoint. The available audiobooks are restricted to gory horror, trashy romance, and sapville USA. In other words, I’ve been listening to absolute crap for the past month. So yes, I did read Worthy by Catherine Ryan Hyde, but I only did so because it seemed like the best of the bad options. Continue reading

Eight Minutes by Lori Reisenbichler

I’ve always been drawn to the whole idea of reincarnation, so Eight Minutes instantly appealed to me. Reisenbichler’s novel starts out strong, but lost steam, and my attention, about halfway through. Continue reading

Two Girls One Book presents a Review of Grey

Hi friends!!! Check out my latest collaboration with @Sarindre, Two Girls One Book. We are reviewing EL James’ latest travesty, Grey.

 

The Mermaid’s Sister by Carrie Anne Noble

The Mermaid’s Sister is some of the most cliched garbage I have ever read. Carrie Anne Noble is weakly grasping at J.K. Rowling’s coattails, yet the world that Noble has drafted pales in comparison to the vibrant and alluring world of Harry Potter. YA authors need to abandon this quest to revise Twilight and Harry Potter, or merge them into some unholy hybrid. It just doesn’t work. Continue reading

Wreckage by Emily Bleeker

I did not hate all of Wreckage. In fact, I honestly enjoyed the majority of it. That is, until the ending. Emily Bleeker has created an ending to infuriate me like no ending before it. I have read some bad books in my time, and I have been angered to the point of tossing at least one particularly offensive book in the toilet. Nevertheless, Ms. Bleeker ignited an internal rage that I hope to never again experience. Spoilers ahead, but trust me, it’s for your own good. Continue reading

Murder, D.C. by Neely Tucker

I just cannot get into this noir stuff. I’ve tried reading quite a few books in this genre, and my attention never fails to wander extravagantly. While reading Murder, D.C., I found myself seriously contemplating Fall Out Boy lyrics, only to realize that I’d “read” 20 pages and had no recollection of doing so. Needless to say, Neely Tucker’s latest wasn’t for me. Continue reading

The Troop by Nick Cutter

The Troop is not for the easily nauseated. While not quite as disturbing as American Psycho, this tale of a boy scout trip gone awry did leave me dry-heaving on the side of the road (be wary of the dangers of listening to graphic Audible books while running). Continue reading

Night Road by Kristin Hannah

Jude Farraday is a helicopter mother with no life outside of her children. She perceives herself as the perfect parent, but anyone who pictures his or herself as the ideal anything rarely is. Especially in terms of motherhood. Jude’s twins have reached the point where they have both been accepted into college, and once they make it through the final weeks of their senior year, Jude will be free to pursue her own neglected interests. As protective as Jude has been though, she is relatively lax in terms of the parties that her children have been attending; parties in which she knows that drinking is involved. I bet you can guess what happens. Continue reading