Monthly Archives June 2017

Review: Robopocalypse

Robopocalypse by Daniel H. Wilson
My rating: 1 of 5 stars

I got a feeling this was going to be “that kind of book” from the first few sentences. “That kind of book” being a dudebro book where all the women are barely there and everything is death, shooting and violence with next to no character development. Any development there is involves hurting people, insults, or other displays of machoism.

This is indeed that kind of book. There are only three women at the end of the book. The other disappear or die. The three left over are “fragile pretty” prize that Cormac gets at the end of the book. Mathilda which is the female sidekick that you get in video games that tells you your mission...

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Review: The Girl from the Sea

The Girl from the Sea
The Girl from the Sea by Shalini Boland
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I received this ARC from NetGallery.

First of all I want to say that this book gets a trigger warning for domestic violence, gaslighting and I’d say rape by deception. This book also contains some girl hate and gendered slurs.

So this book is about Mia who has amnesia. I’m not sure amnesia really works like it does in the book, but it’s plot amnesia for the book to work.
I’ll also mention that this book is not supernatural, though Mia does have some hallucinations.
It’s hard to review this book without spoiling all the whole plot. I will say the attempted murderer was predictable, however there is a twist to it as well.

First of all, I didn’t really like how weak Mia was when dealing with Piers...

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Review: Last Dragon

Last Dragon
Last Dragon by J.M. McDermott
My rating: 1 of 5 stars

I received this book from the Apex Book Minions program for an honest review.

TRIGGER WARNING: Talk of rape, Romani slurs, abuse

Honestly this book was a confusing mess to me. It jumps around in time and between people on occasion to where I just couldn’t put the pieces together.
FIrst of all I don’t really know who the main character is. I think her name is Zhan, but I’m not sure. I think she might be white, still not sure. Maybe Adel was?

As for diversity this book feels like it was using a checklist.
“Brown person – check
Gypsy – check
Red head – check
Autistic person – check”

Even so lots of people in this book are described as having dark or black skin, however it seems to be different than brown skin...

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