First Impressions of bookfreakout

Empire of Lies
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Aug 16 2019 – 05:15 PM

Not a fan

The decision to open a book about an alternate history Islamic empire with a suicide bombing,...

Juliet Takes a Breath
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Jul 29 2019 – 05:22 PM

Not for me

I'm sure this book will find plenty of fans, but it's not for me. If you're looking for a bold,...

Fireborne
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Jul 15 2019 – 11:52 PM

Not as good as I wanted

I had hopes for this YA fantasy but judging from the excerpt it seems a little disjointed and...

The Infinite Noise
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Jun 10 2019 – 09:47 PM

A bit rushed

Not sure about the pacing of this one, it was barely 25 pages before we've already got Caleb's...

The Book Charmer
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Jun 03 2019 – 05:56 PM

Delightful!

Very interested in this book, the whimsy of Sarah speaking to books isn't overpowering to the...

To the Waters and the Wild
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Jun 03 2019 – 04:23 PM

Didn't love it

I found it hard to get a solid idea of what this book's world was supposed to look like....

Dragonslayer
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May 27 2019 – 10:26 PM

Unexpected humor

I was pleasantly surprised by how much dry humor was worked into this sample. The chapters from...

Wicked Fox
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May 06 2019 – 09:30 PM

Definitely interested!

This feels like a very refreshing change to the Eurocentric fantasies that dominate the...

Cape May
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Apr 01 2019 – 04:52 PM

Glamorous disaster

It's clear that this story is going to lead to a train wreck of relationships, but covered in the...

The Paper Wasp
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Mar 11 2019 – 01:19 PM

Eerily obsessive

This books seems likely to have an unreliable narrator whose obsession with her childhood...

In the Night of Memory
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Mar 08 2019 – 10:26 AM

Sorrowful

This excerpt had a haunting, sorrowful tone that captured the lingering sadness of the mother's...

Redemption Point
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Feb 25 2019 – 05:10 PM

Dual mysteries

When he started going on and on about his geese, I thought this was going to be a no-go, but...

King of Kings
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Feb 25 2019 – 04:43 PM

Don't like the hero

I wouldn't be cheering for this romance to succeed, I'm not willing to wait around and see if...

Queenie
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Feb 18 2019 – 12:40 PM

Very modern voice

This immediately feels like a very timely, relevant book. Seeing Queenie's struggle between her...

Little Darlings
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Jan 27 2019 – 11:36 PM

Creepy!

This definitely has a very eerie vibe, the voice didn't really connect with me, though. From the...

Widows' Revenge
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Jan 14 2019 – 11:04 AM

Clunky dialogue

The dialogue of this excerpt sounds clunky and stilted, which prevented me from being able to...

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