The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimberly @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer that I am linking my Sunday Sum-Ups with. Stop by and say hello!
This week has been an adjusting period as I am discovering I simply must learn to schedule more post in advance. Being able to put in full-time hours has decreased my availability for blogging and reading. This is a good thing of course, but I am currently working out kinks in trying to form an actual schedule over the next few weeks so bear with me.
- Establish an actual schedule for feature posts with new work schedule.
- Include a short story mini review with each Sunday Sum-Up.
- Assure the Pairing Teas & Reads will occur at least bi-monthly (there will be a slight change I will discuss in the next post).
A Human Stain
By Kelly Robson
Kindle Edition ASIN : B01MTR06SQ
Publisher: Tor Books
A Human Stain by Kelly Robson is a disturbing horror novelette about a British expatriate at loose ends who is hired by her friend to temporarily care for his young, orphaned nephew in a remote castle-like structure in Germany.
I am still weighing in on this mentally. There is certainly a nice amount of intrigue and sinisterness established within minutes of beginning A Human Stain. Between a well thought out cover and the application of subtle yet eerie hints provided, I was prepared for a frightful encounter.
The author writing’s easily painted a quick story full of haunting elements and a touch of LGBT that I appreciated. Unfortunately, I found myself losing interest as the story took an unexpected and extremely odd turn in events. While I normally welcome the abnormal or strange, I just could not connect at this point. It became too far-fetched and reminiscent of a B-rated horror flick, but not in the fun way. While it was not a horrible way to spend 30 minutes or so, it was not the best.
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The Last Unicorn (Graphic Novel)
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The Fourth Paladin
By Maria Mercurio
More than anything, Maya wants to experience the life of a normal teenage girl, instead, she’s forced to live by a strict code of ethics and purity. Her family’s bloodline makes her one of very few candidates eligible to become a Paladin; a woman capable of splitting her soul to bring forth and join with a being of immense power. Being picked to become a Paladin is rare, yet she must follow her family’s strict rules until her twentieth birthday when she will finally be free of the burden. As her freshmen year of college is coming to an end the possibility of first dates, parties, and being able to act her age is within reach.
That is, of course, when the call comes.
The literal man of her dreams is ripped from her soul to become flesh and blood. Maya believes her fantasy of eternal love will be made into reality, and being a Paladin is frightening but has major heart palpitating benefits. Sadly, Chay is all business. Smoking hot on the outside, but no warmth on the inside. The world needs saving, and he is hell bent on doing the job, no matter how battered and bruised they get, inside and out.
The worst part for Maya isn’t having to fend off demon attacks or even accepting her death will most probably be a violent one. Nope! The worst part is, she’s falling in love with Chay, even though he expressly told her not to.
This week I introduced Dan Klefstad in a new feature A Nice Brew & Something New.
I also continued with GoodReads Monday featuring The Great and Secret Show by Clive Barker.
Lifewise I have just been plucking away at my busier schedule and adapting. Aside from a few recent flare ups that have slowed my blogging activity down, it has been a nice week. We wrapped it up with a trip out for brunch yesterday and a viewing of A Cure for Wellness (which I am still absorbing).
Tell me what you did for the weekend? Has anyone watched A Cure for Wellness? I would love to hear your thoughts. I hope you have all been well and that a fantastic week lies ahead!