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Avoiding Alpha (Alpha Girl Book 2)
Avoiding Alpha (Alpha Girl Book 2)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great second installment in a great series., November 20, 2014
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I thoroughly enjoyed this book. With several twists (ranging from obvious to not-so-obvious), it was just plain enjoyable. One thing I'm really enjoying in this series is Tessa is continuing to grow in power, wisdom, and self-confidence. Also, this series does a great job of showing you how being a werewolf is different from being human, not just bashing you over the head with assertions that aren't backed up. With this book, it also starts to become obvious that this is just one piece of a much larger story. The vampires were defeated in book 1, but now a new threat is appearing, and it's obvious that Tessa has a LOT more work before she'll completely get her happily-ever-after.


Monument Valley
Monument Valley
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4.0 out of 5 stars Short, but very fun puzzle game., November 19, 2014
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This is a fun little puzzle game that is beautifully executed, and does a great job of messing with your attempts to view something as 3D when the screen is actually 2D. Clearly inspired by M.C. Escher drawings. It plays well, and suggests an interesting story as well. Unfortunately, as others have noted, there are only 10 levels. If you buy this, you are buying it for the experience of playing, not for the volume of game play. I'd probably give this 5 stars if it was around $2.00 instead of the current price, but do not regret the purchase.


From the Embers (The Born in Flames Trilogy Book 3)
From the Embers (The Born in Flames Trilogy Book 3)
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2.0 out of 5 stars Shouldn't the hero grow MORE competent and self-confident, not less?, November 18, 2014
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It's done! I've finished the series! This was a slog fest. After a great start to the series, and a mediocre second book, this one just dragged. In the first book, Aurora was spunky, feisty, and determined. By the time she reaches the third book, she's exhausted and full of self-doubt. Where's the spitfire that got me interested in the series?

Add on a strong sense of Deus Ex Machina, and a prophesy so strong that there's no doubt in the reader's mind whether she'll succeed, and this book becomes a tired observation of HOW she will succeed instead of WHETHER she will succeed. I think the mental turmoil she goes through is supposed to add drama, but it just became tedious. At least the people around her have finally figured out that she may stand a chance at pulling this off, even if our heroine is now nearly crippled by self-doubt and guilt.

Sorry, but it's bad when I steadily lose interest in the characters as the story goes on. There's a good story here, but the wrong techniques were used to generate reader interest.


Embracing the Flames (The Born in Flames Trilogy Book 2)
Embracing the Flames (The Born in Flames Trilogy Book 2)
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3.0 out of 5 stars Decent story, too easy to put down., November 17, 2014
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This was one of those books you really, really want to like, and then you put it down to read something else, and something else, and something else. I finally forced myself to finish it. The story is good, but it's just too easy to put it down. I'm not sure if it's the pacing, or the fact that the characters just didn't seem to develop.


Born in Flames (The Born in Flames Trilogy Book 1)
Born in Flames (The Born in Flames Trilogy Book 1)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great start to a so-so series., November 17, 2014
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This was a really good start to a series. Sexual tension, trying to learn that the world is not what it seems, all the great tropes that make a great story. Unfortunately, for me, this is the best book in the trilogy.


Crazy ConnectZ Lines
Crazy ConnectZ Lines
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3.0 out of 5 stars Works okay, nothing exciting., November 2, 2014
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I must have gotten a different version of the game from all those negative reviews. I can drag to around the screen to aim things. My issue with it is that it's sort of dull. The interface works fine, but that's basically it. The strange thing I noticed is that it seems to change the puzzles when you come back to them later. That just seems... odd. Oh well.


Jack & the Creepy Castle
Jack & the Creepy Castle
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1.0 out of 5 stars app won't install, October 17, 2014
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Asus t701, it simply does not install.


Just Colors
Just Colors
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1.0 out of 5 stars won't install, October 16, 2014
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Asus t701, app refuses to install


Resistance (The Variant Series Book 2)
Resistance (The Variant Series Book 2)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Intelligently written, great story., October 6, 2014
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This was a book that kept me guessing throughout. I have a few theories, now, as to what will happen in the third book, and what has been going on the entire time, but the reality is that I have NO CLUE what the truth is, and I'm eager to get the next one. This is a great bit of storytelling.


Darkness Concealed: Book 1 of the Darkness Trilogy
Darkness Concealed: Book 1 of the Darkness Trilogy
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5.0 out of 5 stars So four strangers meet in a bar... no wait, that's been done., September 23, 2014
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Disclaimer: I helped beta-read this story, so have read it several times.

The story starts off with a nightmare: people huddling in the dark, praying that the monsters that are coming for them won't beat down the door, won't slaughter them all. Among a family of five, a stunning two manage to survive as something smashes into their home and kills them. Welcome to Caleb's nightly nightmares. He dreams of this every. Single. Night. Darkenings past, and the destruction that follows, until one night the dream changes to one of hope. He won't be a farmer any more.

Ivan, the trader, has a visitation from an angel of the God everyone knows doesn't exist. Alexandra gets tired of her friends dying fighting monsters. Liz gets caught stealing again. These four people come together with different motives, seeking answers to the Darkening. Nightmares, curiosity, revenge, greed. Unfortunately for them, no matter how bad they think their discoveries will be, they're wrong. The Darkening is far worse than they could have imagined.

The characters are all well written, and the story has plenty of surprises. This is the first in a trilogy, and you will get far more questions than answers by the end, yet it is still an extremely satisfying read. The only bad part is I have to wait for parts two and three. It'll be worth the wait.


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