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Destroying books since 1999.

BookLikes Community Guidelines

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We're happy to see so many avid readers, authors, reviewers - all new members on BookLikes. We hope you'll feel comfy here and that you'll find BookLikes engaging and enjoyable.

 

We've prepared several points that will help you in discovering and exploring BookLikes. Here are some of our hints and guidelines:

 

 Each BookLikes member receives personal webpage with Blog, Shelf, Timeline which can be edited and personalized in particular tabs in Settings and Customization tab

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Each BookLikes member is administrator and has access to admin mode of his/her webpage and Dashboard once he/she signs up and then logs into service. Public view of webpage is available with individual address yourusername.booklikes.com. You can also use your own domain with no fees. 

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Goodreads Mocks Users During Banned Book Week

Reblogged from Litchick's Hit List:
Grumpy Cat: A Grumpy Book - Grumpy Cat And not a single smile was given that day.

Darkhouse (Experiment in Terror, #1)

Darkhouse (Experiment in Terror, #1) - Karina Halle

Ok, so apparently I am between the 5 people who didn't like this series. Nah, kidding. They're about 300 people, out of 3998, meaning that approx 7.5% of people didn't like it.

Anyways, I’m going to keep this short. I managed to go through exactly half of the book before giving up. And trust me, it wasn’t easy. Darkhouse? Experiment in Terror? I was expecting a horror theme: loads of creepy scenes, scares and worries. I got an annoying new adult that focuses on the super-hot male protagonist, who’s a total prick, and some random “scary” scenes. Needless to say, I needed more than that to be happy.

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Oxford Whispers (The Oxford Trilogy, # 1)

Oxford Whispers (The Oxford Trilogy, # 1) - Marion Croslydon

Nope. Couldn't even read a quarter of it.

Free today, 10th Aug 2013, on Amazon. Get it here

Fledge (I Am Just Junco, #2)

Fledge (I Am Just Junco, #2) - J.A. Huss Things are getting better.3.5 stars
Clutch (I Am Just Junco, #1) - J.A. Huss Not bad but I was hoping it would be better. I couldn't really get myself to like Junco, I feel like she's trying too hard. Story-wise, it certainly isn't the most interesting thing out there. I'll give #2 a try.
The Kaiser Affair - Joseph Robert Lewis Free today on Amazon.

Horns

Horns - Joe Hill

I need three things to make the hurt go away:





and



The Threshold Child

The Threshold Child - Callie Kanno Free today, 10th Aug 2013, on Amazon. Get it here.

Third Grave Dead Ahead (Charley Davidson, #3)

Third Grave Dead Ahead (Charley Davidson, #3) - Darynda Jones

Oh Reyes. I love like you,



but I'm afraid I must kill you.

Second Grave on the Left (Charley Davidson, #2)

Second Grave on the Left (Charley Davidson, #2) - Darynda Jones

Ooooh kay. Nothing happened. No, drama llama happened. Lots of Reyes-related drama llama.

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King of Hearts (Wonderland, #1)

King of Hearts  - Cheyenne McCray

So, I’m doing a new review series called Failrotica. The purpose of this is to explore the depths of human relationships when it comes to romance novels. Erotica, in particular.

I need to mention that I’ll be a complete troll about it, so if you actually enjoy this genre then I might advise you to avoid reading my reviews since they most probably will make you angry. I’m a nice person. I care.

Back to my introduction. I’ll be choosing only la crème de la crème of erotica. Yes, I do find erotica boring and extremely repetitive, so I need good material to work with. This being said, I’ll go for monster, bizarro and fairytale retellings - because they just crack me up.

Let’s start with the raping of one of my most favorite childhood books, shall we?

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First Grave on the Right (Charley Davidson, #1)

First Grave on the Right (Charley Davidson, #1) - Darynda Jones

That's it, I'm reading it to see what team I'm on.

So far it goes like this:

Anti-Charley:
*Ange
*Cory
*Jenny

Pro-Charley:
*Dee
*Aure
*Sarah
*Anna
*Khanh

Stuck in between:
*Aly

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Paranormal Public (Paranormal Public, #1) - Maddy Edwards Free today, 4th Aug 2013, on Amazon. Get it here.
SPOILER ALERT!

Magic Rises (Kate Daniels, #6)

Magic Rises  - Ilona Andrews

Mild spoilers, which are conveniently hidden in spoiler tags, ahead.

This was a bumpy ride. A ridiculously fun yet painful ride. Let me start by saying that I’m pretty much crazy about Ilona Andrews’ books. Kate Daniels is between my most favorite series ever. I’m not exaggerating, it really is. I’ve been waiting for this book, like all of you guys, I’m sure, for about a year. Some of my Goodreads friends got the ARC a month before the release. I hated them. Still kind of do. I’ve been avoiding Goodreads in order not to get Magic Rises spoiled in any way. Yep, I’m that paranoid.

Anyways, as much as I love the author and the characters, I can’t help but feel that there is something wrong with Magic Rises. Now don’t get me wrong, I loved it but there were some things that bothered me, and I couldn’t ignore them as much as I tried. I’m not going to say much about the positive things because they’re the typical thing you would expect from a Kate Daniels book. All the awesomeness is there, all most of the cool characters are there. A relatively new villain, Hugh, who is pretty badass. For some crazy reason I really loved him. And we get more of Kate and Curran. What more do you want?

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