Book Review – The Dark Days Pact

The Dark Days Pact (Lady Helen, #2)The Dark Days Pact by Alison Goodman

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

London, 1812

To Lady Helen,

My dearest friend, I have been following your adventures with anticipation for quite some time now. When you told me of a secret society that vanquished demons hiding among the populace, no one was more thrilled than me that you were to be a part of it. I lived vicariously through your missives for a while, and I was proud to call you a friend.

Then, of course, we could not communicate for a few months, and I must confess, some of the details of your trials slipped my mind. I hope you will not judge me too harshly when I say that I had difficulty recalling names and events. When you spoke of losing the Colligat, I had to sift through my old letters to bring it back to mind.

That said, since I will be judging you quite harshly from now, perhaps you would be fully justified in berating my poor memory. Continue reading

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Shallow Reader Post – Injustice Year 3, Vol.1

Before I get stabbed by well-deserved condescension, let me apologize for missing out on the last two posts. Friday just went by without me realizing that it was post day and yesterday I was just plain uninspired. So back to the review of the last Injustice volume I have.

Yellow Superman continues to be as loopy as ever, turning a convenient blind eye to Sinestro’s more…persuasive interrogation tactics. He’s also experiencing the joys of being a paranoid ruler, as he can’t really seem to trust Billy. Or the Spectre. Or anyone really.

It’s not a very long review, since the book isn’t very substantial.  Read it here. For the other reviews in this series, see the previous post. I hope to do a more interesting post later this week on a different medium of storytelling – the visual novel. Stay tuned!

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Shallow Reader Post – Injustice Year 2 Vol.2

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We’re returning to the Injustice series today and boy is it a painful experience. Good people dying left and right, bad people not dying but getting worse and horror of horrors, Superman’s suit now has yellow in it. It’s every primary color now!

Moving on to an excerpt.

The problem is that by definition, heroism seems to be wanting to believe the best of everyone, and this is why the DC Universe needed Batman. Otherwise their own gullibility would have killed off everyone by now. By this volume, Superman has been firmly entrenched as an irredeemable dictator who will kill off an entire planet and a young mother in a fit of rage; Hal Jordan has been established as a glitch in the Green Lantern system. I used to like him once. Not any more.

Read the review here.

If, like me, you have trouble remembering what happened in which volume, see Vol 1, and Vol 2 of Year 1. Year 2 Vol. 1 is here.

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Book Review -A Court of Mist and Fury

A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #2)A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Do you remember how I was thoroughly annoyed with the first book in this series? You’re not the only one shocked by this rating, I assure you.

I had this long debate with myself about how high to rate ACoMAF. I still am debating it, and there’s no telling, I might change my mind in the future. This is sort of how it goes:


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Book Review – Alice

Alice (The Chronicles of Alice, #1)Alice by Christina Henry

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

For a while now, I’ve been wanting to read a good horror book. The problem with me is that I never really get into horror enough to feel delicious chills down my spine, usually for one of three reasons:

1. It’s too predictable and/or boringly written, thereby removing any potential fear,
2. The characters are not compelling enough for me to be horrified by the possibility of their deaths;
3. I am a heartless human being and don’t give a damn in general.
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Shallow Reader Post – Injustice: Year Two

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Another Injustice review as I pretend you remember who I am after not posting for about a month. This one is more impressionistic and gif-heavy for those who like that sort of thing:

This is starting to fall into a soap, rinse and repeat pattern. We have this general plot line where one extra hero who knows nothing about the situation gets introduced, one more exasperating villain is added and lots of people die. Lots.

You knew the Game of Thrones comparison was coming.

See the review here.

To my faithful readers, sincere apologies for being missing for so long. I try not to let uni get in the way of blogging, but exams are serious things. Allow me to make it up to you by posting twice a week now – most likely Mondays and Thursdays. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated 😀

Until next time!

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Book Review – Six of Crows

Six of Crows (Six of Crows, #1)Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

All the anticipation in the world couldn’t save this read for me. I am so confused about how I feel about this, mainly because I read it on a long haul flight while battling a pounding headache.

See, I wanted to like it, I really did. There were some moments where I came tantalisingly close to feeling excited, like when you have a word on the tip of your tongue, but lose it anyway.

So my split personality is back to subject this to close scrutiny.
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