4 out of 5, Reviews, Uncategorized

Review: The Subs Club by J. A. Rock

Warning: This book is gay erotica.

the subs clubSummary: A year and a half ago, there was an accident that shook the BDSM community. David’s been holding his group of friends together the best he can. He blames himself for the death of their friend as he wasn’t there when the death occurred. Feeling increasingly guilty, he comes up with the idea of the Subs Club, a website forum where the Subs can talk in a safe place on how some problematic Dom’s participate in scenarios. Shortly after, David meets and falls in love with a no-nonsence Dom on FetLife, and decides to meet with him in order to rate him and warn other Subs of his behaviour. Things go awry for David, who only had the best intentions, and he even falls in love, which is worse and confusing. Add in the Dom’s find out and David finds himself in a growing rift, threatening to pit friends against each other.

My Thoughts: This was an online burrow from my Library, via Libby. The title  and book cover caught my eye. After reading the summary, I quickly settled down to read. I’ve never read gay erotica, and was gearing up for a really bad imitation of fanfic, but I was happily surprised when it wasn’t so. David’s character, though a bit whiny and incredibly petulant at times due to his lack of maturity, had an interesting growth of character. I rooted for him the entire book. There are graphic sex scenes, due to it being gay BDSM, but well developed. Much better developed that Fifty Shades of Gray. I don’t know much about the scene, but I know enough that the author is well versed in various play, and knows a great deal about kinks, etiquette, and vocabulary dealing with BDSM. I learned a lot, which I enjoy doing, even if the book is a work of fiction. 

The intricate plot developed with good pace, quickly but not so fast that you felt your head spinning. The language was well suited for the intended audience, with swearing and liberal amounts of sex talk. I have to say I did enjoy most things about this book. As I said before, David seemed immature, but towards the end he was really working on improving himself, which I admire. It’s always hard to realize major faults in oneself, but to go head on with them as he did, I must give him credit!

There are mentions of enema’s, paddling, spankings, and caning. Proceed at your own discretion.

However, if you are not bothered by such, I recommend this book! I will say I’m not planning on reading the rest of the series, as each book is each character’s point of view. I enjoyed the story that this one told, and that’s good enough for me.

 

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I give the Sub’s Club four out of five fox heads. It was a fun read!

2 out of 5, Reviews, Uncategorized

The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom

In this fable, the first man on earth to count the hours becomes Father Time.

The inventor of the world’s first clock is punished for trying to measure God’s greatest gift. He is banished to a cave for centuries and forced to listen to the voices of all who come after him seeking more days, more years. Eventually, with his soul nearly broken, Father Time is granted his freedom, along with a magical hourglass and a mission: a chance to redeem himself by teaching two earthly people the true meaning of time.

He returns to our world – now dominated by the hour-counting he so innocently began – and commences a journey with two unlikely partners: one a teenage girl who is about to give up on life, the other a wealthy old businessman who wants to live forever. To save himself, he must save them both. And stop the world to do so.

I read this in a few hours. I thought it was gonna be more to it. Not to say i didn’t enjoy it, but … The message to live your life to the fullest is pretty hard not to miss.

It’s got a religious tone to it, which I don’t mind. But Sarah, the girl, I hated her character. I found myself willing my eyes and just being annoyed with her throughout the story. I couldn’t enjoy it too much bc I simply kept swearing at how dumb she was.

For me it ruined the whole purpose of the story, which is live in the moment as that’s what God wants for us.

All in all, my verdict is two out of five foxes for this book.

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5 out of 5, Reviews

Review – The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon

The year is 2059. Nineteen-year-old Paige Mahoney is working in the criminal underworld of Scion London, based at Seven Dials, employed by a man named Jaxon Hall. Her job: to scout for information by breaking into people’s minds. For Paige is a dreamwalker, a clairvoyant and, in the world of Scion, she commits treason simply by breathing.

It is raining the day her life changes for ever. Attacked, drugged and kidnapped, Paige is transported to Oxford – a city kept secret for two hundred years, controlled by a powerful, otherworldly race. Paige is assigned to Warden, a Rephaite with mysterious motives. He is her master. Her trainer. Her natural enemy. But if Paige wants to regain her freedom she must allow herself to be nurtured in this prison where she is meant to die.

The Bone Season introduces a compelling heroine and also introduces an extraordinary young writer, with huge ambition and a teeming imagination. Samantha Shannon has created a bold new reality in this riveting debut.

 

It took me several days to get through this book, only because my nephews kept coming over and demanded to play Pokemon Go with me!! I spent any spare time glued to this book.

This was from the library, and it was labelled Sci-Fi/Fantasy. I’m pretty sure this is New Adult, though. Maybe it’s both?

Paige was interesting enough. I did spend most of the time adoring Warden, though. I totally ship these two, and if they don’t become an item I will be disappointed. The characterization of Warden was brilliant. The coldness, the attitude he had towards everybody, and the caring side he had towards 40. It was sweet. Shannon did a brilliant job of building up the story and the development.

The world building was very thorough, though I ended up getting extremely confused between the ‘branded’ names the Reph had for their humans, and their actual names. I was also confused as to what some of the slang words meant, so kept having to refer to the terms at the back of the book. I’m really glad Shannon put those in. I was a bit disappointed as I never figured out it meant when Nick was calling Paige his pet name for her.

I was really hoping that Nashira would die a horrible, nasty death. Alas.

I felt bad for Seb. And my stomach twisted at what happened to Liss, when Julian ended up taking care of her. Man, I really enjoyed reading so much about the world and how deeper and deeper everything seemed to go.

I can rant and rave about this book! It’s a must read! I wish I had found out about this series sooner!!

Overall, I give this book five out of five foxes!

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1 out of 5, DNF, Reviews

Did not finish


Everyone knows Bone Gap is full of gaps—gaps to trip you up, gaps to slide through so you can disappear forever. So when young, beautiful Roza went missing, the people of Bone Gap weren’t surprised. After all, it wasn’t the first time that someone had slipped away and left Finn and Sean O’Sullivan on their own. Just a few years before, their mother had high-tailed it to Oregon for a brand new guy, a brand new life. That’s just how things go, the people said. Who are you going to blame?


Finn knows that’s not what happened with Roza. He knows she was kidnapped, ripped from the cornfields by a dangerous man whose face he cannot remember. But the searches turned up nothing, and no one believes him anymore. Not even Sean, who has more reason to find Roza than anyone, and every reason to blame Finn for letting her go.


As we follow the stories of Finn, Roza, and the people of Bone Gap—their melancholy pasts, their terrifying presents, their uncertain futures—acclaimed author Laura Ruby weaves a heartbreaking tale of love and loss, magic and mystery, regret and forgiveness—a story about how the face the world sees is never the sum of who we are.
I tried really hard to push past the first few chapters of The Bone Gap by Laura Ruby. I’ce been reading it on my phone and adjusted the font so it’s easier to read. I skipped ten or so pages trying to get to a good part so I have left off on page 113 of 505.

I realize in the book community it’s a big hit. I just found it boring. I couldn’t relate to any of the characters. I feel slightly guilty for not liking it, but I just don’t.

The main character, Finn, is treated with such disdain and is always getting his ass kicked, and nobody seems to care. I don’t like violence much but realize it does happen far too frequently. I know I didn’t get too far into the book to see what happens so I’m not sure what happens to Finn, so I can’t comment more on that.

Overall it left a bag taste in my mouth. Once I start flipping through chapters to see if anything interesting happens, I realize it’s not enjoyable for me.

This review isn’t a very good one and I apologise for that. I just have too much to read and don’t want to be bogged down by something I’m not enjoying.

I may try and revisit this book in a few days, no gaurentee. I give this book one paw out of five. 14994055313861417338720