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Delightful

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-03-2019

A book about books? Loved it. A funny, cute and enjoyable read. Likable characters, good narration.

One of the most depressing book series...

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-07-2018

I can't recommend this series. I'm finishing the last book because I wanted to know what happen but its taken me two years to muscle up the will power. If you love death, despair and destruction repeated over and over with the author dangling shards of hope like carrot only to shatter that hope with more of the Triple Ds, then you might like these books.

I've only been able to take these books in small doses with mental sanity breaks and not because I'm not a fan of end of world novels. I am. I've been left with a feeling of being depressed every single time I resume them. There's a line between writing hard reality and balancing it with the will to live and this author fails to do that for me.

Doesnt Hold Back

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-07-2018

This book doesnt hold back and has some of the best character developement I've read. Now the wait for the next installment begins

Getting a little tired

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-05-2018

This is about my fourth Mariana Zapata book. I enjoyed the way she used emails at the start of this book to flesh out her characters and develope their relationship.

Zapata's seemingly only book format is the slow burn kind which can be refreshing, but for me, this being book four, it makes her writing style predictable and drawn out. Drawn out is one way to descript the process her characters go through on the way to the conclusion.

I didnt finish this book. Stop two chapters before the end. There wasnt much point. I know how Zapata finishes all her books and I'd had enough. Hope that she varies it up in future books and doesnt make a eternal rut for the reader.

Overall, a decent book with some minor annoyances and an ending that could have come sooner.

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Love with capital L

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-02-2018

I think I'm traumatise that this book ended. Why couldnt it go for eternity? Was a huge fan of Fangirl by the same author and narrator, but I think this is possibly BETTER! I love the narration. Extremely well written.

Another Great One

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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-02-2018

Huge fan of Mhairi. No one elae makes me laugh out loud as much as her books. This one is another goodie. Only slight downside (which wasn't much of a downaide for me) was it was sometimes hard to tell if the narration was character talk or doing internal thoughts.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Okay and not much else

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-01-2018

So they say sex sells, but the more books I read like this one the more I wish chick flicks would can the excessive sex acenes and focus on something more substantial. Enough does become enough.

This book gets my okay, but yeah, too much sex and it didnt have anything particularly special about it.

Fairly well written, good narration, and thank the lord, the CEO rich guy was NOT a domineering twat like SOOOO many other books (I'm considering hunting down those billionaire authors and infusing some brain cells into their heads).

Read if you don't want anything serious and don't mind average quality.

Mixed Feelings

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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-01-2018

Firstly, I've read some of Jojo Moyes books before so I knew I wouldn't be getting a run of the mill kind of story.

With this one, I bounced between feelings of deep irratation, and relative enjoyment, but mostly irratation as I found the main character hard to NOT get irratated at. Susanne is one of those characters that manages to get to the age of 35 and still remain childish and selfish and completely unaware of how to get her life sorted out. That was the irritating part. I was more rooting for the secondary characters than I was interested in her story, though all the stories are inter-twained so hers was necessary.

Just when I'm started to make angry animal noises of disgust and wanting to throw something, the story changes (this is towards the end) and things resolve and reveal themseleves and kept me going until the end.

I'm still unimpressed with Susanne as a character, (and find myself not able to truely like her), but I'm left achknowledging the Moyes is a seriously good writer who isnt afraid to tackle characters who aren't particularly attractive, but can still craft a good story around them. I'd recommend this book for that fact, but it comes with warning that you may find aspects annoying, though to be fair, maybe you won't mind dear old Sus.

This isn't a bad review as even now I'm rehashing the story over in my head and contemplating all the aspects of it. And isnt that, at the end of the day, the sign of decent tale?

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Wish I Hadn't Started

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2 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-01-2018

I'm editing my review on this series. I've persisted with it out of stubboness, but its been hard.

The main character is a big dum brute who wants to kill peoplel for the slightest offence or insult, wanders around for the sole purpose of killing people and makes no character devolopement throughout the whole two and a half books (yet to see if that changes in the last half) unless you count the death count he ranks up due to his temper and a stupid rage magic that belongs to a religion that, ahh...yeah...makes little sense to the rest of the story. None of the characters are likeable or interesting.

The narrator is okay, but a little mono-toned. His reading material doesnt help.

Didnt Expect That!

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-07-2017

Wow. Not my usual kind of story, but the reviews everywhere were good so I gave it a try. So glad I did as this book turned out to be entertaining, thought provoking and had the shock factor. Just when you think you have an idea where all the stories within the story are going, the author drops a little detail into each and turns them on their heads. Very well written, good narration, great story.