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REVIEW: Video Game Plotline Tester (The Dark Herbalist #1) by Michael Atamanov

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*No Major Spoilers*

Would you be prepared to work for free? How would you like to bust your hump for a large corporation 60-plus hours a week without a wage or a single day off for the vague promise of some mysterious perks in the distant future?

You’d refuse point blank, wouldn’t you?

But what if the job in question was playing a state-of-the-art fantasy MMORPG game? And what if this was the only thing you’re really good at? Especially considering that your in-game partner is someone really special to you – and this person already lives a virtual life?

After thoroughly enjoying the Mirror World series, I thought I could continue to follow the virtual-reality genre. Though similar in theme, both series are different in their own rights.

My opinion on the two series is that whichever series you start first is going to be your favorite. Whether you start with The Dark Herbalist or Mirror World series, both are great in their own rights.

Now, my opinion on this book in particular. I enjoyed this book, the thought of a goblin herbalist is a very interesting character. In Boundless Realm, the virtual reality game, Goblins are disliked by most species. However, being an herbalist means you can learn alchemy and make potions to better your chance of survival.

In Boundless Realm, people can kill NPCs as well as fellow players (this causes a criminal marker to be next to their name). This book shows that the NPCs aren’t just complex codes and have cardboard personalities.

The main job description, as the title implies, is to test unusual character/job combinations in order to draw new players to the game. Instead of your typical combinations of characters and jobs, for instance, an Orc Warrior, or an Elf Mage, you can choose unlikely combinations for a unique playing experience.

One of the scenes I found to be most memorable was when the main character, Timothy, found a swamp home to wyverns while exploring and on a quest to kill the queen of the wyverns. The prize he was to claim from completing this quest was very unique, a wyvern egg which allows for one to hatch and raise the creature to become a usable mount in the game later.

In conclusion, I found this book to be overall well enjoyable, it was action-packed and held my attention quite well. There’s a lot more to the story that I haven’t said here, but it’s a fun read for sure.

REVIEW: Project Daily Grind; Mirror World: Book 1, by Alexey Osadchuk

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Update: Back in the Groove of Things!

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Hello everyone!

After a small break, and a library visit, I am back to reading again! I have found some novels, comic book, and manga that will be appearing on my blog within the coming weeks!

Monday, I will return with another audiobook review. I don’t want to spoil what it’s going to be. So please return to find out!

Thanks to everyone who sent the kind words and messages! It feels good knowing I’m not the only one with mental health issues.

So, I enjoyed my break, but now I’m ready to start reading again!

Thanks, everyone!

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Update Regarding My Mental Health & This Blog

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I am starting to feel better mentally, getting out of my slumps takes anywhere from a few days to a week or two. I have started listening to a new audiobook, as well as reading another book. For now, I am still going to be taking things slow until I am feeling 100%.

I am also looking for a job. I am currently not getting paid for writing this blog or reviewing books. I had an interview yesterday, and I’m not sure of how it went. So if I do end up getting a job, this blog will be having the schedule changed (yet again).

Thanks for your patience guys!

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Posted in Book Reviews, Novels

REVIEW: Dragon Consultant (Supernatural Consultant #1) by Mell Eight

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*No Spoilers*

Supernatural consultant Dane receives a call from the government about dealing with a couple of dragons that are making airplanes halt their flights. Dane goes to investigate the area, and things aren’t quite what they seem. Soon Dane’s alliance with the dragons will put his world in danger. Will Dane be able to help the dragons?

I enjoyed this book. It was different, there were all different kinds of supernatural creatures in this book! However, the main focus was on the dragons. I was wary of the fact that this is classified as an LGBT book. It only provided laughs and giggles because I’m immature in my sense of humor. So just be wary of that.

I enjoyed the wide range of characters, each felt unique and special. My favorite was Lumie! He’s adorable in the fact that he attaches himself to Dane’s leg, and travels with him wherever he goes. He even discovers his favorite candy is cinnamon bombs!

This was a nice and easy read, and I might continue reading this series. Whether for this blog, of for my own time.

I would recommend this book for fantasy lovers, LGBT, and if you’re looking for a quick and easy read.

 

 

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ARC REVIEW: The Cabin at the End of the World by Paul Tremblay

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*No Major Spoilers*

**Thanks to William Marrow for letting me preview this novel early**

***Cabin at the End of the World will be hitting bookshelves on June 26, 2018***

One summer, Wen is catching grasshoppers in front of her fathers’ cabin. She’s enjoying herself; having fun. When a stranger named Leonard walks down the dirt driveway, things start to go haywire.

As Leonard is building a friendship with Wen, three more strangers arrive. Each carrying archaic, handmade weapons. Wen runs into the cabin to warn her parents, and their world is turned upside down forever.

I wanted to read this as soon as I read the description. Home invasion, oncoming apocalypse, how can you get any better?

This book is really good for the first half. The action of trying to escape from these crazy people and the “proof” of the coming apocalypse is very thrilling and mind-boggling. If you were in a cabin, and the only way you knew what was going on with the rest of the world was cable TV makes this a very interesting concept.

Now for the negatives. As soon as this climax happens, I instantly lost interest in how the rest of the story was going to go. I had to force myself to read the last half of the book. I wanted to like this book, honestly, but I didn’t like the way they handled the aftermath of the climax.

Overall, this book was okay. I would encourage you to read this book for yourself and make your own judgment. This is just my opinion on how the book was for me.

I would recommend this for lovers of apocalyptic books, home-invasions, action, and thrillers.

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