Saturday, May 25, 2019

Review: Keep This to Yourself

Keep This to Yourself Keep This to Yourself by Tom Ryan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Great read, both a book about a serial killer and a coming of age book of a gay teen.
Could not guess most twists, and was kept guessing till the end who the killer was.
One suspect later in the book gets a short, very well built up to the suspicion and a typical situation of the lone detective walking into danger. Liked that scene a lot!
Fast read, very suspenseful and highly recommended. Way better than the book a will probably DNF which I took a break from for this, You (also a TV-series on Netflix)

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Saturday, May 18, 2019

Review: Delta-v

Delta-v Delta-v by Daniel Suarez
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Like this author a lot, and had this pre-ordered for a price well above my usual 10 Eur price limit.
Was it worth it? Just about, as I was in the mood of reading a good SF book, so, ok, but my guess is, you could wait for the price to drop, it will be SF for a few years to come and not be surpassed by real life events, even though some are currently being prepared to become reality.

Hard near-future-SF, sometimes gritty, very well thought out and detailed in its realism and world-building.
In parts not very suspenseful and also some things that happen are obvious and foreseeable, some twists though I did not guess.
Not to spoil the plot, but I was thinking at least one of the crew would be a traitor and try to sabotage the mission - well there was not.
Would have given 4 stars, but it was well rounded and had a "further reading"
section, so I gave 4.5 stars rounded to 5.
Recommended although it took too long for my liking and could have been more suspenseful.

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Saturday, April 27, 2019

Review: Shadow Moon

Shadow Moon Shadow Moon by Alexandra Sokoloff
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Short chapters with alternating POV of the main characters. also jumping in time but clearly marked, so you do not have to guess. Some nice twists. Ending is ok, but for me a low point, although I like it that there was not too much of a vigilante-killing-spree and a few things went according to law.
Great scenery in this book.
Reasonably fast read, it took my longer as I paused to binge Vampire Diaries on Netflix - starting at S01E01, as I could not get into the S03 where stopped seeing it years ago.
As most of the books from this series felt like it could have been the end to the series, I will not guess wether there will be more, but hope so. Also there seem to be talks or even solid plans for a TV-series, yeah!
Not as much a mirror image for the current (2018/2019) USofA like the last book, at least not for me, but I am not so much into Militia and Conspiracy-Theories, so I may be wrong.
Some good use of internet and current technology, I will not spoil it, only to say there was a nice decision from one of the minor characters.

Solid 5 star, highly recommended, would not consider this a standalone, too much background story would be missing, strongly suggest reading all the books in the series in order. One of my favourite series, hands-down-ever. For more Info read my reviews of the other 5 books in the series.

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Review: Shadow Moon

Shadow Moon Shadow Moon by Alexandra Sokoloff
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Short chapters with alternating POV of the main characters. also jumping in time but clearly marked, so you do not have to guess. Some nice twists. Ending is ok, but for me a low point, although I like it that there was not too much of a vigilante-killing-spree and a few things went according to law.
Great scenery in this book.
Reasonably fast read, it took my longer as I paused to binge Vampire Diaries on Netflix - starting at S01E01, as I could not get into the S03 where stopped seeing it years ago.
As most of the books from this series felt like it could have been the end to the series, I will not guess wether there will be more, but hope so. Also there seem to be talks or even solid plans for a TV-series, yeah!
Not as much a mirror image for the current (2018/2019) USofA like the last book, at least not for me, but I am not so much into Militia and Conspiracy-Theories, so I may be wrong.
Some good use of internet and current technology, I will not spoil it, only to say there was a nice decision from one of the minor characters.

Solid 5 star, highly recommended, would not consider this a standalone, to much background story would be missing, strongly suggest reading all the books in the series in order. One of my favourite series, hands-down-ever. For more Info read my reviews of the other 5 books in the series.

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Friday, April 26, 2019

Review: Shadow Moon

Shadow Moon Shadow Moon by Alexandra Sokoloff
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Short chapters with alternating POV of the main characters. also jumping in time but clearly marked, so you do not have to guess. Some nice twists. Ending is ok, but for me a low point, although I like it that there was not to much of a vigilante-killing-spree and a few things went according to law.
Great scenery in this book.
Reasonably fast read, it took my longer as I paused to binge Vampire Diaries on Netflix - starting at S01E01, as I could not get into the S03 where stopped seeing it years ago.
As most of the books from this series felt like it could have been the end to the series, I will not guess wether there will be more, but hope so. Also there seem to be talks or even solid plans for a TV-series, yeah!
Not as much a mirror image for the current (2018/2019) USofA like the last book, at least not for me, but I am not so much into Militia and Conspiracy-Theories, so I may be wrong.
Some good use of internet and current technology, I will not spoil it, only to say there was a nice decision from one of the minor characters.

Solid 5 star, highly recommended, would not consider this a standalone, to much background story would be missing, strongly suggest reading all the books in the series in order. One of my favourite series, hands-down-ever. For more Info read my reviews of the other 5 books in the series.

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Monday, April 22, 2019

Review: Geliebtes Opfer: Sex & Crime 6

Geliebtes Opfer: Sex & Crime 6 Geliebtes Opfer: Sex & Crime 6 by Harry Hold
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Good case, a little complicated romance, less sex than in the other books (if any, not sure for this book). Private live was ok with a nice twist.
Rather short like the other books, like a Novella. Got this for free as I was informed by lesen.net email, which was also the case for first books from this series I read. Normal price a just a bit too high (2,49 for a few short hours reading time, a rainy afternoons worth).
Recommended.

German, imho no translation to English.

Deshalb hier die deutsche Kritik:
Guter Fall, ein wenig komplizierte Romanze, weniger Sex als in den anderen Büchern (wenn überhaupt, nicht mehr sicher ob in diesem Buch überhaupt welcher war). Privatleben war ok mit einem netten Twist.
Wie die anderen Bücher sehr kurz, eher eine Novella. Habe dies hier kostenlos bekommen, nachdem ich eine Infomail von lesen.net dazu erhalten hatte, das war damals auch der Fall, als ich die ersten Bücher der Serie aufgrund der Mail fand. Den normalen Preis finde ich etwas hoch (2,49 Eur für wenige Stunden Lesezeit, für einen verregneten Nachmittag).
Empfehlung von mir.

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Review: The Stranger You Seek

The Stranger You Seek The Stranger You Seek by Amanda Kyle Williams
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

It was good, but not quite 5 star, too many little things happening beside, some could have been cut and the story been more straight and suspenseful.
Then again very good twists, some 180 degrees, some going sideways. Most I did not guess.
Recommended, have the next two books and will read them when I feel like it, each just under 5 Eur (ebook) and there will be no more, as the author is dead, which is one of the reasons I like to read her - sometimes I read too many books from one author, reading a few back2back and ending up getting too much even from a good author. Cannot happen here, with just 3 books.

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