Reviews

Review Mash-Up #1

Hello bookworms!!

Before I get into todays post I wanted to talk a little about what I’m trying out this year in regards to how I review the books I read. As I am sure y’all can tell by reading my reviews from last year I am not very good at full blown reviews. I just have a hard time putting my feeling into words for some reason so I thought I would try doing mini reviews on the books I read. My plan is after I read 3 books I will do a review post of those 3 books. I’m not sure if I will stick to this but I’m going to try it out for a little while. If you have any feedback on this please let me know in the comments. I would love any help I can get. Also what do you think of the title. Do you think it makes sense with what I am doing or do you think I should change it? Again I would love your suggestions.

img_2604

Accent of Horror: Four flavors of death

Sorry guys I read this last year and just realized I haven’t reviewed it yet and I told the author I would. This is the only book from last year on this list. The author reached out to me on I think it was Goodreads asking if I would be interested in reading his book and after reading the synopsis I said yes because it sounded really good. This is classified as horror and to me it really shouldn’t be. There was nothing scary about it to me. Although saying that I think this would be perfect for younger audiences who are into telling ghost stories. I didn’t have a connection with the characters and overall the stories were very predictable to me. I was into the stories enough to want to know for sure how each one played out but there was nothing mind-blowing about any of them. Overall I just thought this was ok but I think younger audiences would get more out of it then I did.

img_3495

Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerry Maniscalco

(4.5 stars)

I went into this book knowing that it was based off of the real life murderer Jack the Ripper. I don’t know how accurate to the actual Jack the Ripper Case this book is because I personally know little to nothing about it. That being said though what I read was very believable. I had heard such great things about this book and I can’t believe I waited so long to finally pick it up. I buddy read this with a friend of mine and we were constantly talking about who we thought was the murder. We both had similar suspects but she was leaning toward one more than I was and she ended up being right. If you don’t want to pretty much be told who you should suspect then don’t read the back of the book. I wish I wouldn’t have because it tells you what kind of people to suspect. With that being said I don’t think it took away from the suspense of the book or anything I just wish I could have had the opportunity to come to that conclusion on my own. I absolutely adored Audrey Rose and Thomas and I especially loved the banter between them. There was one chapter in this book where a Medium was introduced and I just found that weird and unnecessary. It to me was a cop out way for characters to come across pertinent information regarding a case. Overall I thought this was an amazing debut and I am looking forward to reading the next book in the series which I hear is even better.

img_3039

You by Caroline Kepnes

 

I had the hardest time getting through this book. I started it on the 15th of November and didn’t finish is until the 6th of January. Several people told me I should DNF it if I wasn’t into it but I forced myself to read it because I wanted it to count toward my 2017 goals and challenges. I wasted so much time reading this book when I really didn’t like it at all. I was so bored while reading this. I thought the way that it was written from the bad guys point of view was unique and different and I don’t think I have read anything like that before but I just couldn’t get into it. I didn’t like any of the characters and it was so slow. This was a huge disappointment for me because I truly thought I was going to like it. I don’t want to deter anybody from reading it because my opinion of this book is an unpopular one. I think this book is one of those books that you will either love it or you will hate it.

Advertisements

12 thoughts on “Review Mash-Up #1

  1. Hi mistysbookspace. I’m an author and I am one that struggles writing reviews also. I tend to give them a lot of thought as I think authors deserve an honest review. One thing I have learned is that reviews don’t have to be long and detailed to be good, they can be short and to the point. After reading the reviews you have in this post I think what you are writing is great! You are letting the author and potential readers know how the book made you feel, and you do that without ‘spoilers’.
    Wishing you many happy adventures in life and in your readings.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. awww so sad, that you didn’t like “you”. i thought it was brilliant but not every book is for everybody. i’m just sad you didn’t dnf it, but i get the goals thing 😀
    i am happy to hear, that you liked “stalking jack the ripper”. this one’s high on my tbr 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. I was expecting to like You but unfortunately I didn’t. I definitely should have just DNFed it instead of forcing myself to read it but what’s done is done. I can’t wait for you to read Stalking Jack the Ripper I hope you end up loving it.

      Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks!! I feel like this is working so much better for me then when I was trying to write out a full review for each book. It’s ok we can’t like that all. I was a little disappointed that I didn’t like it either because I truly thought I would.

      Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s