Samples & Previews: Cleaning Out My Reading Journal

I started writing in a new journal around the time school was about to end in May. Now, I have reached the end of the journal leaving a lot of books I haven’t reviewed yet. This is my post(s) to clear out all books not reviewed yet.

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I haven’t touched a human in three years. That seems like it would be a difficult task, but it’s not. Not anymore, thanks to the internet.

I am, quite possibly, the most popular recluse ever. Not many shut-ins have a 200-member fan club, a bank account in the seven-figure range, and hundreds of men lining up to pay for undivided attention.

They get satisfaction, I get a distraction. Their secret desires are nothing compared to why I hide… my lust for blood, my love of death.

Taking their money is easy. Keeping all these secrets… one is bound to escape.

What if you hid yourself away because all you could think of was killing? And what if one girl’s life depending on you venturing into society?

Enter a world of lies, thrills, fears, and all desires, in this original thriller from A. R. Torre.

[Chapters 1-5]

The story is different so far: the main character is a cam girl, locked in her apartment, and wants to kill.

My only possible issue is something is off with this book. I cannot tell what it is but this reason may stop me from getting this book. DNF

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The youngest of six talented sisters, Elyse d’Abreau was destined for stardom—until a boating accident took everything from her. Now, the most beautiful singer in Tobago can’t sing. She can’t even speak.

Seeking quiet solitude, Elyse accepts a friend’s invitation to Atargatis Cove. Named for the mythical first mermaid, the Oregon seaside town is everything Elyse’s home in the Caribbean isn’t: An ocean too cold for swimming, parties too tame for singing, and people too polite to pry—except for one.

Christian Kane is a notorious playboy—insolent, arrogant, and completely charming. He’s also the only person in Atargatis Cove who doesn’t treat Elyse like a glass statue. He challenges her to express herself, and he admires the way she treats his younger brother Sebastian, who believes Elyse is the legendary mermaid come to life.

When Christian needs a first mate for the Cove’s high-stakes Pirate Regatta, Elyse reluctantly stows her fear of the sea and climbs aboard. The ocean isn’t the only thing making waves, though—swept up in Christian’s seductive tide and entranced by the Cove’s charms, Elyse begins to wonder if a life of solitude isn’t what she needs. But changing course again means facing her past. It means finding her inner voice. And scariest of all, it means opening her heart to a boy who’s best known for breaking them . .

[Up to chapter 2]

Negatives: Of course the guys family is super rich and has multiple colored eyes.  Overall, I’m not blown away by it.

Positives: How Sarah Ockler described the main character in terms of skin tone, cultural background, and as a person is interesting.

I put  The Summer of Chasing Mermaids release date on pusleit on my calendar months ago.  By the time it  finally released I had already let go of y.a. so I did not have the most enthusiasm to read this. I over road this feeling just so I could try this book out (if we are being honest for the main character girl, Elyse). It is not a bad book but I felt like I was forcing myself to read it.  DNF

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Knocked out in one world, he?ll take on another.

On the verge of a title shot match, fighter Michael ?Mallet? Manchester is injured in a car accident. And just as quickly as his career was taking off, it?s over. Then Kaylie Raine appears, offering him a second chance at becoming whole. Even though Mallet thinks it?s the pain medication talking, he accepts her challenge. And on an extraordinary journey with Kaylie, he?ll get a chance to fight again?to save the woman who has saved him.

+sci-fi fantasy world sounded interesting

-main guy is chauvinistic, overall story was looking like a 3 or 2.5 at the point I was reading it

 DNF

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In a dark and seedy underground of burned-out rock stars and angels- turned-vampires, a revolutionary neuroscientist and a fallen angel must pit medicine against mythology in an attempt to erase their tortured pasts…but at what cost?

Olivia, vampire and fallen angel of desire, is hopeless…and damned. Since the fall from Eden, she has hungered for love, but fed only on desire. Dominic O’Shaughnessy is a neuroscientist plagued by impossible visions. When his research and her despair collide at L’OtelMathillide- a subterranean hell of beauty, demons, and dreams-rationalist and angel unite in a clash of desire and damnation that threatens to destroy them both.

-ugh, vampire/angels and her voice is not to my liking DNF

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Author: themollyweather

I like to read, a lot.

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