Thursday, June 28, 2018

Mini Book Reviews: The Becoming, Originally Human, Bayou Noel, Tempting Ecstasy

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I found The Becoming when I was in a thrift shop and while I wasn't 100% sure what to make of it, I decided to adopt buy it.

The book reminded me of the older urban fantasy books, with its darker themes and dark characters. Although some details were a bit easy to anticipate, the book still managed to surprise me.

Anna was also a pretty cool character. She was a little morally ambiguous and she cheats on her boyfriend. While that usually is enough to make me dislike the book and DNF it, there was something about this story that kept me engaged despite the issues. All in all, I enjoyed this book and I'm excited about reading the rest of the series.
Rating: 4 Cups

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I was in one of my Goodreads shelf-browsing sessions and I stumbled across Originally Human, in audiobook format. It was a freebie, and since everyone seems to have a thing for audiobooks I thought I'd give the format a fourth chance. The great thing about the audiobook is that it's made to seem like a movie, complete with different voice actors and sound effects. So it made the experience intense and something I would consider repeating.

The story is also pretty interesting. Molly is an interesting choice of heroine. She's definitely not what I expected a succubus to be like. The mystery behind the naked man she finds in the woods is also pretty cool, and the reveal behind who he actually is is super interesting. I'm tempted to try out the rest of the series, because I liked the setting and it seems like a paranormal series I'd enjoy.
Rating: 3.5 Cups

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Another freebie I stumbled upon was this Christmas story set in the world of the Wildlands.

Although I can't really say I liked Molly and Garrick's relationship, it was a pretty cute story. Molly has been having a crush on Garrick for years, while Garrick is trying hard to be cold to her whenever he visits home. I would have wanted a little bit more sincerity from his part, but at the end of the day they work together.

I've been meaning to pick up this series from the start and this short story served as a reminder for me to do so.

Rating: 3.5 Cups

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The more this series progresses, the more I like it.

Conn and Dacia have an interesting story. There are a lot of differences between their story and that of his fellow mated Guardians. We finally get to get a tiny peek into why it's difficult for females to find a partner that is not their fated mate. It's an interesting discovery, really.

I liked where the story is going, and the main plot tying all these books together is starting to slowly make more sense.

At the time I'm reviewing this book I've already finished the entire series, because I just went on a binge with it, so I know what happens, but I'm thinking a reread might be in order.

Rating: 4.5 Cups

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