Walk the Plank – the ugly princess (Henderson Smith) – a 20 in 2020 book and unpopular opinion!

Ahoy there mateys!  This be the second book of the year from me 20 in 2020 ports for plunder list.  This was a fast read but extremely unsatisfying.  I really don't get how people think this is good. Now to be fair, the premise sounds awesome.  The story follows Olive who is the last in … Continue reading Walk the Plank – the ugly princess (Henderson Smith) – a 20 in 2020 book and unpopular opinion!

The Captain’s Log – apex (Mercedes Lackey) – Another series finished! Dang it had problems.

Ahoy there me mateys!  So I have been a fan of Mercedes Lackey ever since I picked up her Valdemar books as a kid.  This book is the last of the Hunter trilogy.  While I try to post no spoilers, if ye haven't read the first two then ye have been forewarned and continue at … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – apex (Mercedes Lackey) – Another series finished! Dang it had problems.

Walk the Plank – beauty and the clockwork beast (Nancy Campbell Allen) – unpopular opinion time!!

Ahoy there mateys!  Aye, this be another romance so quickly after abandoning ship on the last one but this one was supposed to be different!  Ye see it was described as "Jane Eyre meets Beauty and the Beast."  These be two of me favorite stories.  It is a steampunk fantasy romance.  It has vampires and … Continue reading Walk the Plank – beauty and the clockwork beast (Nancy Campbell Allen) – unpopular opinion time!!

Walk the Plank – use of weapons (Iain M. Banks) – unpopular opinion time!!

Ahoy there mateys!  Several years ago, I was lamenting that there were no standalones that were somehow intertwined in one universe or world.  Me brain is usually a sieve and lots of time in-between books in trilogies and such means that I lose details and sometimes have to start the series over.  I wanted the … Continue reading Walk the Plank – use of weapons (Iain M. Banks) – unpopular opinion time!!

Walk the Plank – the starless sea (Erin Morgenstern) – unpopular opinion time!!

Ahoy there!  I enjoyed the night circus and was excited for this supposed sea yarn.  And I was bored mateys.  Bored!  I thought the set-up for the book was interesting but ultimately did not live up to its premise at all.  There was some beautiful writing in places, especially in the short inner fairy tales, … Continue reading Walk the Plank – the starless sea (Erin Morgenstern) – unpopular opinion time!!

Here be Dragons that sadly Walk the Plank – the rage of dragons (Evan Winter)

Ahoy there me mateys!  I wanted to read this book as soon as I saw it because it was marketed as African-based fantasy with dragons!  Cool right?  Well I have to admit that I struggled with this book for many reasons: The dragons - I adored dragons and there just weren't enough of them in … Continue reading Here be Dragons that sadly Walk the Plank – the rage of dragons (Evan Winter)

Walk the Plank – do you dream of terra-two? (Temi Oh)

Ahoy there me mateys!  I received this sci-fi eARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  So here be me honest musings . . . do you dream of terra-two? (Temi Oh) Title: do you dream of terra-two? Author: Temi Oh Publisher: Saga Press Publication Date: TODAY! (e-book) - hardcover was 3/7/19 ISBN: 978-1471171246 … Continue reading Walk the Plank – do you dream of terra-two? (Temi Oh)

Walk the Plank On the Horizon – magic for liars (Sarah Gailey) – yet again I be in the minority

Ahoy there me mateys!  I received this fantasy eARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  So here be me honest musings . . . magic for liars (Sarah Gailey) Title: magic for liars Author: Sarah Gailey Publisher: Macmillian-Tor/Forge Publication Date: TODAY!! (hardcover/e-book) ISBN: 978-1250174611 Source: NetGalley I was excited to read this full-length … Continue reading Walk the Plank On the Horizon – magic for liars (Sarah Gailey) – yet again I be in the minority

Walk the Plank – Dry (Neal Shusterman & Jarrod Shusterman) – a rant with spoilers!

Ahoy there me mateys!  This here be the third book in my Scallywagathon 2019 Challenge.  Challenge three was Angle of attack: a book about a problem facing society.  Dry is a book about water shortages in California and the consequences of long term drought.  Water rights issues are very serious and complex and I find … Continue reading Walk the Plank – Dry (Neal Shusterman & Jarrod Shusterman) – a rant with spoilers!