Down the TBR Rabbit Hole 7

Down the TBR Rabbit Hole 7 for June 2019

Down the TBR Rabbit Hole was created by Lisa at Lost In A Story. She’s since cleaned up her TBR list (go Lisa!), but has inspired others to work on their TBR lists. I saw this meme over at Lampshade Reader and decided to take the plunge!

How to participate:

  • Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf
  • Order by Ascending Date Added
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books. Of course if you do this weekly, you start where you left off the last time.
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or let it go?

My Goodreads TBR list is mostly books I own but haven’t read yet, so I’m going to use my wishlist instead. Starting off with 113 titles on my wishlist and maybe if I get that cleaned up, I’ll move on to my Amazon list next!

THE BOOKS:

 

Malice by Chris WoodingMalice by Chris Wooding
Date Added: November 21, 2009

Everyone’s heard the rumors. If you gather the right things and say the right words, you’ll be taken to Malice, a world that exists inside a horrifying comic book. It’s a world that few kids know about…and even fewer survive.

Seth and Kady think it’s all a silly myth. But then their friend disappears, and suddenly the rumors don’t seem silly after all.

Malice is real. Malice is deadly. And Seth and Kady are about to be trapped inside it.

Sounds like a promising storyline but was put off by the writing in the sample so letting this one go.

 

VERDICT:  Let It Go

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Eye of the Crow by Shane PeacockEye of the Crow by Shane Peacock
Date Added: November 21, 2009

Sherlock Holmes, just 13, is a misfit.

His highborn mother is the daughter of an aristocratic family, his father a poor Jew.

Their marriage flouts tradition, makes them social pariahs in the London of the 1860s; and son Sherlock bears the burden of their rebellion. Friendless, bullied at school, he belongs nowhere and has only his wits to help him make his way.

But what wits he has!

His keen powers of observation are already apparent, though he is still a boy. He loves to amuse himself by constructing histories from the smallest detail for everyone he meets.

Partly for fun, he focuses his attention on a sensational murder to see if he can solve it. But his game turns deadly serious when he finds himself the accused, and in London, they hang boys of thirteen.

While a boyish Sherlock Holmes story sounds intriguing, I’m letting this one go. Never a big Sherlock fan to begin with and the sample didn’t grab me, so bye, bye, bye.

VERDICT:  Let It Go

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Swoon by Nina MalkinSwoon by Nina Malkin
Date Added: November 22, 2009

Torn from her native New York City and dumped in the land of cookie-cutter preps, Candice is resigned to accept her posh, dull fate.

Nothing ever happens in Swoon, Connecticut…until Dice’s perfect, privileged cousin Penelope nearly dies in a fall from an old tree, and her spirit intertwines with that of a ghost.

His name? Sinclair Youngblood Powers.

His mission? Revenge.

And while Pen is oblivious to the possession, Dice is all too aware of Sin. She’s intensely drawn to him – but not at all crazy about the havoc he’s wreaking.

Determined to exorcise the demon, Dice accidentally sets Sin loose, gives him flesh, makes him formidable. Now she must destroy an even more potent – and irresistible – adversary, before the whole town succumbs to Sin’s will.

Only trouble is, she’s in love with him.

What do you do when the boy of your dreams is too bad to be true?

Sounds interesting, but I’m going to go with the majority of the reviews and give this one a pass.

VERDICT:  Let It Go

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Half Past Dead by Zoe ArcherHalf Past Dead by Zoe Archer
Date Added: November 25, 2009

There are good guys, there are bad boys, and then there are men with a danger all their own – these are the ones who take you places you never imagined…and will never forget.

“The Undying Heart” by Zoe Archer

Samuel Reed had no idea magic existed, until it almost destroyed him. Thirsting for vengeance against the enemy who made him something less than human, Sam returns to England and crosses paths with Cassandra Fielding. His best friend’s little sister has become a fearless woman on a dangerous mission of her own. And against all odds, she sees past what he’s become, and stirs a desire he thought he’d lost forever…

“Simon Says” by Bianca D’Arc

Special Forces soldier Simon Blackwell ended his affair with Mariana Daniels three years ago, but he hasn’t stopped protecting her. Mariana has no knowledge of the dark, deadly creatures that lurk in the forest surrounding her clinic, or of the mysterious powers that make Simon the only one who can defeat them. But soon he’ll have no choice but to reveal the truth, and urge her to trust in an explosive passion that never faded…

Never really thought of zombies in a romance, but the idea is intriguing enough for me to keep this one on my wishlist!

VERDICT: Keep 

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Kissed by an Angel by Elizabeth ChandlerKissed by an Angel by Elizabeth Chandler
Date Added: November 26, 2009

An angelic romantic suspense trilogy in one volume!

Kissed by an Angel: Ivy and Tristan have the love of a lifetime–until Tristan dies in a car accident. Now Tristan returns as an angel, but Ivy is unable to feel his presence.

The Power of Love: Tristan has learned that the person responsible for the car crash is after Ivy. Can he cross the boundaries of life and death to warn Ivy that she is in trouble?

Soulmates: Tristan must rescue Ivy, but if he does so his mission will be finished and he will have to leave his true love forever.

A cute premise but the sample didn’t hold my interest so letting this one go as well.

VERDICT:  Let It Go

This week’s stats: Keep 1, Let Go 4
Total stats: Keep 12, Let Go 23

Previous posts:

Down the TBR Rabbit Hole 1
Down the TBR Rabbit Hole 2
Down the TBR Rabbit Hole 3
Down the TBR Rabbit Hole 4
Down the TBR Rabbit Hole 5
Down the TBR Rabbit Hole 6

 

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