The ones I left behind

It’s Monday? Let’s be negative!

Here are two books I was meant to read and review, but after a couple of tries I simply gave up. Since both of them were from NetGalley I kind of felt obliged to write some kind of reviews, so here they are. I know they are far from being positive, but what can I say?

I received copies of these books from the publishers via NetGalley in exchange for honest reviews.

baker-street-phantomThe Baker Street Phantom (Singleton & Trelawney #1) by Fabrice Bourland

My rating: DNF  star-full-iconstar-half-full-iconstar-empty-iconstar-empty-iconstar-empty-icon

The more “Sherlock” stories I pick up from post-Doyle authors the more I’m convinced I really should give up. I do realize his writing was very specific and not everyone likes it, but you have to admit it was still pretty damn good and interesting. Continue reading “The ones I left behind”

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Indian legends, ghosts and space pirates – graphic novel mash-up

Today I’m bringing you three graphic novels I read at some point last year and was meant to review aaaaages ago. Again it’s a set of shorter-than-usual reviews, so not to bore you too much :P.

It will be a weird set starting with some tales from legends with a strong heroine on the lead, moving through contemporary and supernatural ghost hunting story and ending with a sci-fi pirates on an awesome space ship!

Anyone interested?

The Legend of Bold RileyThe Legend of Bold Riley by Leia Weathington

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I bought this comic because it promised to combine this lovely, colorful graphic you can see on the cover and the myths and tales from Indian culture.

Well, the second one did deliver and I really liked that since I don’t have many occasions to read about this culture and it seems fascinating. Continue reading “Indian legends, ghosts and space pirates – graphic novel mash-up”

Are you hungry for some Doctor Who stories?

You’d think as a Doctor Who fan I’d read tons of books by now, right? Wrong. I did read some graphic novels, but no actual book. Till now. Well… I was actually under impression that it will be a graphic novel since it was categorized as such on NetGalley.

doctor-who-the-american-adventuresDoctor Who: The American Adventures
by Justin Richards

My rating: star-full-iconstar-full-iconstar-full-iconstar-empty-iconstar-empty-icon

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I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

If you ever wondered what would happen if the Doctor landed in America, here are few stories that could show you just that.

All That Glitters   ★★☆☆☆

For a start, we’ve got a wild wild west story about a man possessed, an alien wanting more than he should and a seemingly-random hero who saves the day.

That was a rather weak opening for this story set. The plot was fine, but it felt like you could just switch the Doctor for any other character and it would work anyway. I do like wild wild west setting and I was rather hoping for something more interesting. Continue reading “Are you hungry for some Doctor Who stories?”

E. Chris Garrison’s Tipsy Fairy Tales Blog Tour featuring the novels Blue Spirit and Restless Spirit!

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Engaging, fast paced and geeky – these are the words I’d use to describe these books. Skye makes an interesting heroine, not quite what you’d expect, especially since her special powers wake up only when she’s tipsy. It’s not easy to fight evil when you’re drunk :P.

I received both books from the publisher in exchange for honest reviews.

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Skye is a LARP gamer and she’s pretty good at imagining things, the problem is the fairy world she sees isn’t only in her head. And if you look into the fairy world the fairy world will see you too [oh yes, I couldn’t resist :P]. The new gamer in Skye’s group isn’t completely human and apparently she wants to destroy our heroine’s life. It’s going to be quite a challenge to keep everyone alive, get rid of the evil fairy queen and stay sane with all the booze flowing ;). Continue reading “E. Chris Garrison’s Tipsy Fairy Tales Blog Tour featuring the novels Blue Spirit and Restless Spirit!”