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Split Decisions


One of us may have loved it while another of us may have hated it.  Retreat to your corners…split decision! :)  If anything, it makes for some great book discussions!


“Protection” by T. Baggins

  • Katinka says she was a “blubbering mess with a smile on my face” (5 stars)
  • Sheri says “uncomfortable” is the best way to describe how she felt about this book (3 stars)

“King Mai” by Edmond Manning

  • Jenni & Sue each put this as one of their favorite reads of 2014 (4.5 – 5 stars)
  • Susan started the first few pages, felt oddly creeped out by the stalker’ish tone, and set it down (started, finish later)


“Chance Assassin” by Nicole Castle

  • Shelley gushed over this “strange, twisted, and quirky” love story (4.5 stars)
  • Xing was already skimming by 10% in (DNF)


“Special Delivery” by Heidi Cullinan

  • Check out our group review HERE


“Slide” by Garrett Leigh

  • Sara was consumed by Pete & Ash’s story (5 stars)
  • Ilhem the prologue was strong, but the rest pushed all her ‘irritating’ buttons (2 stars)


“Love Lessons” by Heidi Cullinan

  • Susan found it sweet, lovely, yet powerful (4.5 stars)
  • Shelley says “SO boring!” (2.5 stars)

“The Magpie Lord” by KJ Charles

  • Ami, Susan and Tracy found the writing fantastic (Tracy listed it as her favorite read of 2013!) (4 – 5 stars)
  • Jenni DNF’d at 39% and couldn’t connect with the characters

“Bone Rider” by J Fally

  • Shelley threw down a crush alert and said it was “thoroughly entertaining” (5 stars)
  • Ami DNF’d at 20%, feeling completed “detached”

“The Elegant Corpse” by AM Riley

  • Katinka & Ami found this to be a well-written mystery (4 – 4.5 stars)
  • Shelley thought that aside from the opening paragraph, the rest was mediocre at best (2 stars)

“Zero at the Bone” by Jane Seville

  • Susan loved the odd pairing and it’s on Tracy’s favorites shelf (4 – 5 Stars)
  • Shelley could not get past D’s weird dialect (DNF)

“Dark Soul Vol 3” by Aleksandr Voinov

  • Shelley, Sue, and Ilhem thought it was twistedly brilliant (5 stars)
  • Sheri was a OH-HELL-NO with the brotherly love  (no rating)

“Grey’s Awakening” by Cameron Dane

  • Ilhem and Susan found this smutfest fun (3.5 – 4 stars)
  • Katinka could NOT have liked it less! (1 star)

“How to Repair a Mechanical Heart” by JC Lillis

  • Ami, Sheri, and Susan love this geeky, sweet book (4 – 5 stars)
  • Shelley did not embrace the fandom (DNF)

“East” by Domashita Romero

  • Katinka shelved it as “awesomely-crazy” (5 stars)
  • Ami did not like the vulgarity (2 stars)

“Drunk Text” by Seventhswan

  • Sue found this entertaining (4 stars)
  • Susan couldn’t get over the amateur writing (2 stars)

“Cut & Run” by Abigail Roux & Madeline Urban

  • Ilhem, Sheri, Susan, and the WORLD enjoyed this intro to Ty & Zane (4 stars)
  • Katinka was unimpressed, to say the least. :) (1 star) …Ami & Tracy DNF’d it!

“Noah” by Ben Ryder

  • Sheri was captivated & charmed (5 stars)
  • Ami did not like the timeline issues (2 stars)

“Butterfly Hunter” by Julie Bozza

  • Ami, Jenni and Susan found this story lovely (on Susan’s favorites list!) (4-5 stars)
  • Sue might be too jaded for this slow-moving tale (2.5 stars)

3 comments on “Split Decisions

  1. loederkoninginkatinka
    September 8, 2013

    Diversity is key! Ha!


  2. jeayci
    September 17, 2013

    I love that you show the differences of opinion as well as the faves and not-so-faves! Also, I’ve read too few of the books on this list. Need to read more!


  3. julio
    October 1, 2013

    this is my favorite part of the site. i love stuff like this. nice job.


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