Future Tense By Barbara Gaskell Denvil

Price:$3.99Future Tense by [Gaskell Denvil, Barbara ]

Page Count: 479

Category: Mystery, Time Travel, Thriller & Suspense

Format: PDF

Publisher: Gaskell Publishing; 1 edition(October 21, 2017)

Rating:   green star rating system green star rating system

 

Blurb:
Is life monotonous? Mercy certainly thinks so,
but coming home to her empty London flat after another miserable day at work, she finds she is being haunted by a pair of eyes.

Is she delusional, or is time the delusion?
Falling for a time traveler comes with plenty of surprises and a good deal of danger.

Tancred Nine is an adventure in himself, a man of startlingly strange ideas and beliefs mixed with humor and excitement. But he comes from a time where playing with genetics has gone horribly wrong.

Travelling through time tunnels can be a risky business,
which door should you take, which need to be avoided at all costs?

Follow Mercy as she abandons her timid and tedious life for the love of adventure and the most delusional creature of all.
Can Mercy help save the future of humanity, or will she lose herself in time?

 

Gotta Get Back In Time

 

*** I was given this ARC in exchange for an honest review. *** 

I thought that this book would be really interesting because I normally have like time travel books in the past. Plus this one has new ideas that involve altering genetics and strange creatures. Some you can see that look hideous, but some are invisible.

Although this book was so overwhelming with new ideas and information that every single page was just information dump after information dump. I felt confused and completely lost most of the time. Plus Tancred, the traveler talked in circles most of the time in his own language from the “future” which didn’t really make much sense to me or Mercy which was the girl from the past. 

So I kind of felt like I was in a boat without paddles in the middle of a body of water. It was an unpleasant feeling to say the least. I guess I was just mainly disappointed because I know that this book could have been so great if it wouldn’t have jumped all over the place so much and if things were explained more. So maybe I wouldn’t be a flailing fish? I don’t know. 

If the ideas would have been more spread out too this would have improved the book too and explained in extreme depth. We the readers cannot guess at these complicated things of your brilliant mind. At least not yet, we need some more background information, please. 

I really did enjoy the part about the dinosaurs though. I thought that part was interesting and how they went to sites to dig them up. That was fascinating and also when they went back to see them. The descriptions of them was almost like I could see them and I really enjoyed that! So that was the only time I really enjoyed the vivid details in this book where I didn’t want to put the book down.  

This just really wasn’t the type of book for me to read. Apparently, not all time travel books are for me.  

 

 

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The Perfect Roommate by Minka Kent

Price: $11.99 (Paperback price)

Page Count: 258

Category: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense

Format: PDF

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (January 1, 2018)

Rating:   green star rating system green star rating systemgreen star rating systemgreen star rating systemgreen star rating system

 

Blurb: She’s my roommate.

I know how she takes her tea, how she organizes her closet.

I know when she goes to bed each night, what she eats for breakfast, the passcode on her phone.

I know she calls her mother on Mondays, takes barre on Thursdays, and meets her friends for drinks on Fridays.

But more important than any of that … I know what she did.

 

Mr Sandman, Bring Me A Dream

*** I received this ARC in exchanged for an honest review. ***

So when I read the blurb, I was extremely curious as to what this was about. What happened? What DID The roommate do?  Was this like, I Know What You Did Last Summer ? I HAD to know. So as soon as I started reading this book, I was pulled in because it wasn’t what I thought it would be like at first. Nothing was suspicious, I mean NOTHING. So I was a little confused, but I carried on because I needed to know what happened next. 

Everything was completely normal. Even including one of the main characters being down on her luck in the beginning. So I read on to see where her life and luck would take her in this story…

I just knew something good would happen. I was so right! As the book went on things got weirder and weirder. At one point I wondered if I was in The Twilight Zone. Things weren’t making sense and had me questioning why the characters did that. Namely, that damn roommate! There are some bizarre things that happen that had me scratching my head, like whaaaa? I would not want a roommate like that FYI. I never felt so weirded out in my life.

Also the plot twists that happen in the book towards the end, I didn’t see coming, you guys. I felt like the rug was ripped out from under me and I fell on my ass. I looked around like, what the fuck just happened and how? It was jarring to say the least.  This book honestly reminded me of the book, The Girl On The Train and the movie, Single White Female along with its own twisted, mixed up ideas. 

I look forward to reading another book by Minka Kent because this one was extremely satisfying. Read at your own risk.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What Hides Within By Jason Parent

Price: $3.99What Hides Within by [Parent, Jason]

Page Count: 352

Category: Dark Humor, Literature & Fiction

Format: Kindle

Publisher:  Bloodshot Books December 15, 2017

Rating:   green star rating system green star rating systemgreen star rating systemgreen star rating systemgreen star rating system

 

Blurb: 

Clive Menard is just an ordinary guy living an ordinary life. But when a talking spider crawls inside his head, things get a lot less ordinary…and people start dying.

Could an itsy-bitsy arachnid be behind the killing spree terrorizing Clive’s community? To evade a sharp detective and find a murderer among friends, Clive must shake the cobwebs loose and piece together the puzzle of his life, all without falling prey to a dark force beyond his comprehension.

 

Something Wicked 

 

*** I was given this ARC, in exchange for an honest review. ***

 

When I was contacted about reading What Hides Within, I was really intrigued. This is Jason’s debut book, but with a new cover. I am not sure what the first cover was like but… I personally think that this cover definitely matches the story’s creepy/horror factor. I don’t know who designed it, but that was genius.

Before I even started reading this, I wondered if it was going to be like Spiderman with an arachnid involved.

Just that this time the spider talked to the main character and crawls inside his head, then people start dropping like flies.

What could be more intriguing than that? And who or what is behind all of this? 

So, once I started reading the book, I realized that something wasn’t quite right because Clive shows his crazy side right away and I was like, wait what?! Things are not as they seem in this horror ride of an adventure, if you’d like to call it that. There are some sick and twisted themes and events in here that I can only call marvelous because I love horror and I am happy to say so.

No one and nothing can be trusted, as it should be in horror. I found myself wondering what would happen next and I was also extremely pleased about that. Plus I don’t think I have ever laughed so hard while reading something so gritty and horrifying.

It. Was. Glorious. 

Magical Even. 

I think I even spilled some tears laughing as I woke my neighbors from it, while reading into the late night hours. TOTALLY WORTH IT.  

I loved pretty much everything about this book, even though I hate spiders with a burning vengeance. Nasty little things. Cue scrunched up face. The only thing that I didn’t like was the ending

That ending though. WHYYYYYYYYYYY !!!!!!

Why you gotta do me like that Jason? 

After everything we’ve been through….. WHYYY??? 

 

I think I might be scarred for life.

 

 

 

Broken House by Tom Turner

Price: SPECIAL LAUNCH PRICE **$0.99** (normally $4.99)Broken House by [Turner, Tom]

Page Count: 312

Category: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense

Format: PDF

Published: Tribeca Press (January 15, 2018)

Rating:   green star rating system green star rating system

 

Disappointed 

 

 

*** I was given this ARC in exchange for an honest review. ***

 

After reading The Soul Reaver, I thought this was fitting as my next read and was feeling a little pleased. However, once I started reading the book that feeling changed. This book was extremely hard to continue reading. I actually DNF it and only got to page 86. What I did read of Broken House was full of duplicated sentences and grammar issues. The book would jump around a lot and was hard to keep up with which character was doing what. You had to wait for a name to drop or a description and try to guess which character that was. This got really confusing and frustrating quickly.

I mean sure, since this was about a rehab facility there were characters like that in there, but it didn’t really go into depth about that. It should have represented that better. There were patients that were mentally unstable and that part was represented well, especially with this character named Arthur. I am pretty sure he is the psychopath mentioned in the blurb, but I felt like the story was dragging BIG TIME. Like the worst I have ever seen for a book. I wanted to do anything other than read it and that is just when I knew I couldn’t finish reading it any longer. 

There were some moments where the characters were funny, but it wasn’t enough for me to continue reading the book. I can’t get past how the blurb mentions Cam’s brother Charlie, like he is going to be a huge part of the book when the only thing he had done so far in what I had read was call Cam.  It was to check up on him.

I feel like the whole blurb was misleading and I really wish this book would have been better.

I am really disappointed right now.  This was supposed to make me feel better after reading my last book, but now I feel worse. I am still sad about The Soul Reaver and irritated about this. 

If I hadn’t laughed at what some of the characters said in the beginning, mainly Avril and Rachel’s conversations and some of Arthur’s. This would have been a one star review. 

I am somewhat mind-blown how there are so many high reviews for the book. I am not sure how others got past the book going so slow and the odd character issues. 

To each their own I suppose. 

 

The Big O by Nelle L’Amour

Price: $2.99The Big O

Page Count: 229

Category:  Erotica, Literature & Fiction

Format: Kindle

Released: July 31, 2016

Publisher:  Nichols Canyon Press (July 31, 2016)

Rating:   green star rating system 

 

Okay, so I thought that by at least the title of the book, this would be humorous. At least a little. *sigh* I guess the joke was on me, because I DNF this when my kindle said 8%. The book was not what I thought it would be. I mean I understand that she is attractive and everything and this was an insta-love read, but damn. This was written so poorly.

It was cringe-worthy the way the main male character was towards her. I was really creeped out. Like he hadn’t even met her and was acting all fucking in love and possessive and like he needed to sleep with her because the way she ate his donuts. He acted like he would go and get her through a glass pane and ravage her over it. I was revolted. 

Then when they finally met, she was so happy he wanted to have sex with her over how much she enjoyed the donuts his company made. He gave her a job and it was like voiced that she would have to sleep with him to keep it. She was all for it. I wanted to throw up. I just couldn’t finish reading this trash. Some people actually said they loved this and gave it 5 stars. I think they were smoking something or other. 

I just don’t get how this was even published. Must be off their damn rocker, you guys. Honestly. 

 

 

 

Okay so, I read this on Sep 2, 2017, but was so like WTF over it that I waited until now to post about it. Can you blame me though? I mean, seriously. Ugh, I definitely don’t recommend reading it. I don’t even know if I would read other stuff by this author since this is horrifying and not in a good way. I love horror books, but not like these.

 

Have a good one you guys and good luck if you try to read this one!

 

 

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