Sunday, 18 February 2018

Carole's Sunday Review: Sixth Prime


Author: Dan O'Brien

Title: Sixth Prime (The Prime Saga Book 1)
Genre: Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Pages: ebook
Published: Feb 2014
Where I Got It: My shelf (Amazon freebie)


A war brews as a galaxy struggles to maintain a peace treaty signed in haste. The Commonwealth boasts sprawling cities built upon slums. The Sovereignty has placed the yoke of industry upon its citizens. Sixteen men and women are connected in a way they cannot yet understand. A murder of a prominent artist begins a chain of events that will ultimately determine the fate of the universe. 



Only thirteen will remain. 



In the end, there can be only one Prime. 



Are you a Prime? 

It's been a little bit since I've read a Sci-Fi. It is a genre I enjoy, but for some reason, I stray from it. This was a nice one to read after a long stretch. 


I enjoyed the characters and the world. I really liked Jane, Lorelei, and the Prisoner the most. I was hooked on their stories from the moment they popped onto the page. Everyone else? Just meh. They were just okay and I didn't hate following them, but I really wanted to see what would happen next with those three more. 



Honestly, I do feel like there were too many characters at some points. I would've been fine with those three and maybe one other. I don't really feel I could focus and connect as much as I wanted to because there was a lot of jumping around. That really is my only issue. At this rate, they will drop like flies so I won't have to worry much for very long. Haha. 



The Darkness scared me! But it intrigued me at the same time. I feel like we will see more of it in the future. I hope so!



I want to learn more about this world! This author surely did build a good world! It was introduced slowly as we went along so we avoided knowledge-overload. There are a lot of questions I have running in my head though. I am curious to see what is next and I hope all my questions are answered in the next book! I especially want to learn more about what it means to be a Prime. Why is it SO important? WHO will be the one Prime? I am a little anxious to see the fates of the remaining people. 



A good opening book in this series and this world. If you like Sci-Fi and people stories you will like this. I wonder what is next! I'll give this 3 stars. Looking forward to what is next! I am liking this world.  









Saturday, 17 February 2018

Movie Night: Safe Haven



Hello everyone! This month Caroleand I are reviewing, Safe Haven. 

I am red and Carole in purple.


Title:  Safe Haven
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller 
Running Time: 1 hr and 55 mins
Rating: PG-13
Released: 2013

A young woman with a mysterious past lands in Southport, North Carolina where her bond with a widower forces her to confront the dark secret that haunts her.


TRAILER: 



DISCUSSION: 

When Carole sent over a few suggestions I picked this one and did not expect much. Whaat? It sounded so B. But seriously, I was hooked at once. Good choice C!


Yayy! I am glad this worked out well. Much better than the book this movie ;)

You have read it?
One of the few Sparks that I haven’t read. I didn’t realize it even was one until after we picked it. Hahaha I do want to read it now. Have you read it?
Nope, I do not do Sparks, all movies I have watched end in heartbreak. So no way I am reading that. But this was not like those.

Yes, Sparks does have a way on making things sad, but the ending is always hopeful. There was a lot of hope here and even though there was sad moments, I knew they would pull through!
I actually never thought it sad. Ha, and you know I cry and tear up a lot!
It was a soft sad...if that makes sense. Hahaha. But yes, the ending made me tear up. SOOOOO GOOD! I didn’t cry but I didn’t get misty eyed in a good way.
I really liked the ending and did not see it coming. It was yes bittersweet, so I get it.
Bittersweet indeed. I had a feeling he would throw a twist. Wasn’t sure what it would be, but it was good. Wish we could say without spoiling it!!
I thought the twist was the other twist, which I so saw coming.
Oooo that one twist I so saw coming. Psycho!!!! Poor Erin.
I do like a good psycho, haha
I did have a little laugh at one part….all she did was offer to make coffee and he snapped. LOL! What if she did something really bad? What would he have done then?
If you are psycho you are psycho. Demons everywhere

Yep. Complete cra-cra he was. Made the story good! I was really worried for Erin.
It did remind me of another movie that I shall not mention since then they get it….
[SPOILER ALERT]That Julia Roberts movie, Enemy something Ooooh. Umm…’Sleeping with the Enemy’. It did remind me of that a little bit, but the ending with the fire and whatnot made it stand out a bit.
END OF SPOILER] Plus...I like Alex WAY more than that guy in the other film.
Thanks! And honestly, good movie, romance, cute guy, twist. All good things
Alex was a hottie and he was a good Dad. That little girl was a adorable and a matchmaker. All good things! No real complaints honestly.

A good solid choice.
One bad thing about a good movie or book is that it is so hard to discuss without giving away major spoilers! I do have a question...would you have believed Katie’s story at first?

Hell no!

Same. I would of freaked out and possibly not gone after her. If you were Katie would you have tried telling Alex sooner or kept it a secret?

I know it would be hard, but she should have told him. It was dangerous

Agreed. He has two kids to worry about, so he really deserved to be aware. Honestly, she should’ve told Rhett so everyone would have been on the lookout for the crazy man.
But ..I get it, still, kids! She should have said something.

I’m sure Maddie, the boss, Alex, and Rhett would’ve believed her right off the bat.

Nah, they would have to investigate. And then that would have been bad. But then again why not believe. See they would have before that pic showed up. Tricky.
Yes, maybe investigate but there was no file on her because crazy McGee created that photo just to get to her. Crazy McGee would’ve been suspended or something and they could’ve had cops watching out for him. Plus, Alex could protect her and the kiddos.
True, but he was crazy, and had fingers everywhere. I am getting tired and nothing to say, trying to make bread while Baby eats things I need

Yep. Same. I asked all my questions! A good movie especially with Valentine’s Day around the bend.
For once I can recommend it. Sure, it’s not an amazing movie! But it is worth watching cos it never goes bad.
Agreed! Your turn next!
I shall take a look, or we can just do the one that is taking me ages to finish since Baby is too active in the mornings when I watch. Zookeeper’s wife?
Been meaning to watch it! So why not! I’ll have to see if I have access to it first :D
Oh and I saw the Guernsey trailer, have you read the book. Omg wanna watch that movie
I’ll have to watch the trailer. I haven’t read the book.
Such a good book! Anyway. THE END lol
The end! Until next time!!




Friday, 16 February 2018

Olympus Bound - Jordanna Max Brodsky

Summer in New York: a golden hour on the city streets, but a dark time for Selene. She's lost her home and the man she loves.

A cult hungry for ancient power has kidnapped her father and targeted her friends. To save them, Selene must face the past she's been running from: a past that stretches back millennia, to when the faithful called her Huntress. Moon Goddess. Artemis. 

With the pantheon at her side, Selene must journey back to the seat of her immortal power: from the streets of Rome and the temples of Athens, to the heights of Mount Olympus itself.

Kindle Edition, 544 pages
Published February 13th 2018 by Orbit
Olympus Bound #3
Urban fantasy
NG


MY thoughts:
Review I was disappointed. The first book was amazing, the second one good (but no where near amazing), and now this was only ok.

Theo was a mess. Honestly, loser. Sorry but he was not fun, he was not sexy, he just felt like a total loser.

Selene was not kick-ass either. She kept making mistakes and seems her alone is dull. Only together they work.

Not that they worked together now either....

The other Gods were dull too.

It should have ended faster

I forget, are there other goods? Why Only Greek? Cos then just go to like India and take over a role there. Why complain about Christianity all the time when they can go to yes India then and find a new Godrole whatever.

Honestly considering how bored I was and how I skimmed cos the book never end. Ok is too nice.

Very disappointing 


Thursday, 15 February 2018

Audio: One good dragon deserves another - Rachel Aaron

After barely escaping the machinations of his terrifying mother, two all-knowing seers, and countless bloodthirsty siblings, the last thing Julius wants to see is another dragon. Unfortunately for him, the only thing more dangerous than being a useless Heartstriker is being a useful one. Now that he's got an in with the Three Sisters, Julius has become a key pawn in Bethesda the Heartstriker's gamble to put her clan on top. Refusal to play along with his mother's plans means death, but there's more going on than even Bethesda knows. Heartstriker futures are disappearing, and Algonquin's dragon hunter is closing in. Now, with his most powerful family members dropping like flies, it's up to Julius to save the family that never respected him and prove once and for all that the world's worst dragon is the very best one to have on your side. 


Audio CD, 18h
Published May 17th 2016 by Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio (first published August 1st 2015)
Heartstrikers #2
Urban fantasy
Own

My thoughts:
Omg, I looove this series. The second half was so omg, and the last 8 hours in listened to in a day cos I COULD NOT STOP. I know I do not give 5s but what the hell, maybe I should start! That does it, 5 it is, I freaking adored this book!

Oh and I adore Vikas Adam too! In the end I have no idea whether he is male or female cos these voices are the voices of the people in the book. He is freaking fantastic.

LIke omg, so good!

Can't I just write hearts and let that be it? Nope? Fine.

Ok, so, omg so good!

fine, fine! I will try.

Julius (omg, I love him! I want to meet him and just adore him forever. He is so not alpha. He is just a really nice guy *coughs* dragon*). Where was I? Right Julius. His family is trouble as always. There is a dragon hunter after him. But at least he has Marci and her pet spirit Ghost (omg Ghost, did not see that coming!). And Marci is always cool.

Bob!!!!! I love Bob!

Justin, you fool, adorable. And Amealia was a hoot! Chealsea is always cool. Damn that Estella! Bethesda is such a first class dragon bitch, mommy of the year for sure. Katia sure upped her game. Bob's pigeon is awesome. Grrrr Algoquin!

Omg the dragon lore was amazeballs.

OMG those last hours, eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek!

Book 2 was sure better than the first (which was amazing too), I do fear book 3 now since this one was so good. But hey even though it just ends up being amazing and not amazeballs I will be fine.
You all must start this series.

Narrator
Vikas Adam is the best! Looooove him and his narration.
This series is a MUST listen. DO not read it. LISTEN to it. I might just be a tad in love with him.

Edit. I should not have looked at what else he has narrated cos omg, that guy is HAWT

Cover
I know I know, super dull, I had to buy the mp3 since I can not download. But this is the other one



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