I’ve been in need of a good kick ass heroine for a while now but just haven’t had any luck. Most of the popular books my fellow readers recommended to me didn’t cut it. Then I got a notification for a new response to an old thread in my Goodreads PR/UF group. The thread asked what our favorite heroine was and I immediately clicked on it hoping that someone would name something I haven’t already read or tried to read. Many members bragged about Semi-Charmed and as a result it was the first book I downloaded to read.
Wow! I’m so happy that I was able to come across this book when I did. I was just adding books to my to-read list while also searching for a good book to read that night. The book cover grabbed my attention right away and that plot had me hooked. Not wanting to buy the book and be disappointed, I downloaded the sample. Well I was definitely not disappointed!
The past couple of days I’ve been trying to find a book I could read for a longer period of time. Most of the books I read tend to be short standalone and only take me a couple of hours to finish. Most of the standalone tend to be fast so I wanted something a little slower.
After going through some past books I’ve enjoyed and looking through the “similar” section on Goodreads, I came across Afterlife as a similar recommendation for Fighting Destiny by Amelia Hutchins. Since I loved Fighting Destiny, I decided to give Afterlife a try.
After going days and days of reading YA books, I ended up running into a dead end. It seemed like every book I picked up was similar to books I’ve read in the past. Reading didn’t excite me anymore. Before I would stay up late at night eager to finish the book at hand and find out what happens at the end. Slowly it turned into dismissing the book completely and putting it back in the bookshelf (or closing it on the Kindle App). How did this happen? I honestly don’t know.
My Rating: 2.5/5 ★★☆☆☆
Where do I even start? Well first of all, I’m really disappointed. I had high expectations for this book because of all the high ratings it received. Most of the people I follow rated it a high four stars or more. It makes me want to re-read the book and see why they rated it so high and find out if I’m in the wrong.
I’m on page 107 out of 325 and don’t fully know whats going on. The words aren’t flowing and connecting with me. I get lost in between paragraphs. Really not into this book. Think I’m going to drop it for now and come back to it later.
Really want to read a good urban fantasy book with a kick ass heroine but not completely finding that. Really want something similar to the elemental assassins. A book that has smooth paragraph transitions, lots of fight action, good supporting characters, some romance, good world building, and a bad ass heroine. Is that too much to ask?
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❀ The Dirty Book Worm ❀
My Rating: 4.5/5 ★★★★☆
After finishing up a really good book and then searching for others similar to it, I was losing hope. I decided to go to my book recommendations on Goodreads and see if any of the books peeked my interest. After clicking on Mercury Striking and reading the plot, I decided to give it a try. I am not much of a fan of apocalyptic kinda books. I usually read your regular paranormal romance with shifters, witches, and vampires. I don’t really do zombies. I don’t think I’ve read a book about zombies before Mercury Striking. Perhaps this is why I really liked it. They say you can never forget your first and that’s true. Now going forward, I will probably end up comparing any other apocalyptic book to Mercury Striking. Continue reading “Mercury Striking by Rebecca Zanetti”