Faking It by Elisa Lorello

50 Shades of Grey launched a deluge of copycat trilogies, because if this world needs one more thing, it’s more poorly-written erotic fiction. I really didn’t think that any other author could compare to EL James, but by the grace of Kindle Unlimited, I came across Faking It. This novel took my breath away for all the wrong reasons. The plot, the characters, the writing, everything about it screamed 50 Shades wannabe. Well congrats, Ms. Lorello, your book continues the strange chain of emulation started by James. We all know that 50 Shades of Grey started out as fan fiction for Twilight, and Faking It does have that same sort of feel, only towards the works (I use that term loosely) of James. So I guess Devin is, in a way, Edward Cullen. Great. Continue reading

The Language of Hoofbeats by Catherine Ryan Hyde

Jackie and her veterinarian wife, Paula, move to a new town with their slew of foster kids. Ok, so there’s only three foster kids, but any more than one is definitely a slew to me. They have a cranky neighbor lady with a horse, and a foster daughter that habitually sneaks out to bond with said horse. Chaos and sap-crusted cheesiness ensue. Continue reading

The Memory Child by Steena Holmes

I’ve been reading some real winners on Kindle Unlimited lately, and The Memory Child is no exception. This one wasn’t quite as terrible as I’ve grown accustomed to, in fact, I actually enjoyed it. That being said, it was incredibly predictable, and a really cool twist was mangled by Holmes revealing too much too soon. Spoilers ahead. Continue reading

From a Distant Star by Karen McQuestion

Seventeen-year-old Emma’s boyfriend is dying from cancer. Everyone in his family has accepted this fact, but not Emma. She has a plan. Continue reading

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