May 20, 2017

Taste the Books: Review Morsels #5 B.C. Johnson, A.S. King, Dawn Kurtagich


Intro


Hello beauties!

Welcome again to my own brand of mini reviews! I had never though I'd done minis, until I recapped a few of my long reviews in some digest post in 2014, and then guest-posted with some shorties for a blogging event in 2015. And Karen from For What It's Worth started praising my short recs/recaps :). Just to be clear,  I'm NOT taking a break from writing long review - no such luck LOL. But while I'm making up my mind about a new book I've read, or in case I want to draw attention to some old ones I've already reviewed, I might as well give you the short version ;). Just be warned - this feature will be VERY random! So, here goes...

Deadgirl: Goneward by B.C. Johnson

★★★★★

I've been under Lucy's spell for two books now, and the third one didn't change it. I suppose this has less to do with her own paranormal powers, and more with B.C. Johnson's flair for creating vibrant characters and compelling stories laced with pulling-at-your-soul writing 😉.
Think brutal and compassionate and sad and funny and hard and sweet and full of life and (of course) death. That's this story for you.
That's this whole series, to be accurate.
Let Lucy Day and her amazing, damaged, headstrong, loyal Team Deadgirl break your heart and rebuild it whole.

Proper review in a few days (the book comes out on May 30th. This one was a mini-ARC-review to be precise). (Goodreads pre-review)

Read my review of Book 1: Deadgirl.
Read my review of Book 2: Deadgirl: Ghostlight.

Glory O'Brien's History of the Future by A.S. King

★★★

Rated 3.5 really

When I read about "slut-shaming" in my fellow Goodreaders' reviews, I didn't realise it had to be taken literally. The first time Glory referred to Ellie as a slut, it was like a slap in the face. Still, the fact remains: Ellie sleeps with two boys, and both of them are scumbags for different reasons. She's not empowered by the experience by any means. She may not deserve the slut-shaming, but I can't blame Glory either for thinking that Ellie failed. Hard.
I suppose this makes me a bad feminist, but first times are important. Second, third and fourth and nth are important too. They don't have to be with the sole love of your life, but I can't see how giving your body - and soul? - to someone out of boredom, or for the sake of experimenting, or because it's what you're expected to do at a certain age, can make you a happier and healthier human being. It doesn't give you power - it makes you weak. Whether you're a woman or a man.
Waiting for backlash now.
Some reviewers referred to the visions of the future Glory is having as ridiculous and totally implausible. Maybe before the U.S.A. elected their 45th president I might have agreed, but now I think A.S. King drank a petrified bat.

Full review to come. (Goodreads pre-review)

The Creeper Man by Dawn Kurtagich

★★★

I spent the first half of this book being unable to suspend disbelief for SO MANY REASONS. Then, I began to see where it was going (thank you, words in bold. I never knew I was so dense, and to think I deem myself an expert on this particular subgenre). Then again...I don't feel like it paid off entirely. There were too many holes in the execution. The romance ended up being implausible. The 3 stars are for the idea, the deliciously (?!) disturbing imagery (snake-in-the-toilet scene aside, because that one was GROSS), and for baffling me for so long 😉.

Full review to come.  (Goodreads pre-review)

So, have you read/are you planning to read any of the above? And if you did, what did you think of them? Do you post mini reviews? Do you like to read them?

2 comments:

  1. "Now I think A.S. King drank a petrified bat." LOLOLOLOL

    I do love your mini's :-))))

    For What It's Worth

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    1. Haha, I have these moments of clarity sometimes ;).

      Thank you, my N°1 fan! (or, my one and only fan. LOL).

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