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Laura Berg

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Story is growing on me

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2020-02-12

The story is growing on me as the author draws back the curtain a little on the mythos of the world. Voice actress/Narrator knocked it out of the park.

This book develops Tori a bit more and digs into where a lot of her angst that drives her comes from. She sets out on what she thinks is a redemption arc which was satisfying that the main character was more caught off guard by the twists the story takes.

Things that are really good about Tori:
She is trying to grow, even if she doesn't succeed.
She doesn't call herself "girl who doesn't get along with other girls" has friendships with both Sin and Sabrina.
Self aware of her damage and is trying to heal.

After this book I am totally hooked on the story.

Cute story, great performance

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2020-02-07

The performance made the story. It is a cute, feel good story for women who have struggled to find the right job.

I didn't walk away from it thinking about life. The Canadian setting felt a little forced and probably better to have set it in the USA since they don't cover anything like Drinking age or Police jurisdictions.

Her brother could have easily been a mountie and for a story about magic not leaning on the nature of the West coast was a waste.

but if you like the CW this book is well worth listening to.

Great Space Opera!!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2020-01-26

This book was really well thought out.

I had to stop it at certain points because of how much the Narrator Spenca felt things. But after a quick brake I jumped right back into it wanting to know more.

Series Finishes strong

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-11-24

I am going to keep this spoiler free
The third book finishes strong with good Payout.

Honestly stuck with it because it was nice to see a female teenage protagonist, Jude, have really common for her age feelings of angst. The books got better and better as Jude often found validation to confirm things she has felt because of teenage angst. While she is still smart and capable it takes a whole cast to get her to book 3.

This book steps away from the political intrigue and becomes more a book on Strategy. Holly Black is quite the word nerd to have written the riddles and prophecies throughout this series.

That said Jude grows the most in this book but seems far from done growing (she is still only a teenager after all)... but we leave her in a promising place. I hope to see her and some other characters in the background since there are still a lot of stories left to tell in Fairy.

Ok follow up

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-10-16

The book now sees the characters leave the high school (I mean lessons) part behind. The book is at its best when Jude and the Bomb are bonding. I found those to be the most endearing because the character actually would allow herself to unhinge.

Also a big pro of the main character is a YA book that takes into account female sexuality!!

Cons: The character's agnst and anger make her come off as less human than the fae. I dunno if I would have been as into reading the book as listening to it as the narrator did a very good job between the external dialogues as well as the internal monologue of Jude. The first person narration also is limiting.

To the author: Please follow up this series with letters written to Jude by a certain someone that the Bomb has been rescuing from the fire about their perspective.

Entertaining

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-10-12

As far as Teen Litrature goes I found the characters to be really normal. If you like Chick-lit and Anne Rice this book is for you. (Not that I would out right compare the authors work to Anne Rice but the author shares the humanistic and romantic take on the supernatural)

Surprisingly entertaining. Definitely excited to see how the author sticks the landing in the series.

A Man Called Ove cover art

Nice slice of life book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-10-02

This book made me cry at work while I was listening to it so be warned.

I came upon this book post GOT final season when I was on "blockbuster overload". It was a great grounded book that reminds you there is magic in the mundane everyday life. The book doesn't feel the need to provide any deep morale message because the plot leans on the darker side it simply reminds you that there is joy in contentment.

Honestly though I am a sucker for a grumpy old man story.

Extremely Entertaining rooted in loneliness

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-09-01

Colin Morgan does a great job narrating! The rag tag cast of characters are all endearing and likeable in their own way.

I highly recommend giving it a listen... The worldship humility will have you trying porriage with Jam at home!

Alright, nothing special

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-08-26

Mean girls meets all about eve meets instagram on the upper westside of Manhattan. Entertaining but nothing special. I don't feel any attachment to any of the characters. Nor did I find myself emotionally invested in the story. Overall a lame book. If your looking for chick lit the Devil Wears Prada is sooo much better.

No sophmore slump here, imo

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-08-26

After listening to the first book I wasn't in a rush to dive into this book. I felt the first book shallow and gimicky. But I am really busy and need something I would come in and out of without feeling like I missed too much. I also wanted to know if Opal and Nic were going to get togeather. (-_o)

I would disagree that it is the weaker of the two books. The first book was interesting concept but I liked that there was more character development in this book. Particularly how Opal is more imperfect in this book. While I can see how lt might annoy somepeople, because the first person narration the character is self aware of her own self adsorption and often needs to rationalise her choices to the reader. I am interesting to see what kind of person she can become.

Where it does fall short the author claerly has a longer series in mind and tried to put too many story lines in one book. Which fair warning none of them really get resolved in this book. Surprisingly most of the story lines are relatable. Realizing your parents are trying their best, the complications of having a platonic yet intamate friendship with people of the opposite gender, the world no longer excepting the narrative that the hero is a victim ext...

If you liked the first book I recomend giving this one a go.

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