First Impressions of quixotic_cynic

Beasts of Prey
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Jun 08 2021 – 03:47 PM

Excellent

This book grabs you from the beginning and does an excellent job developing one of the main...

Affliction
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Jun 08 2021 – 03:43 PM

Mixed feelings

The writing in this is great--detailed, easy to read, and compelling. However, the main conceit...

The New Kingdom
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Jun 01 2021 – 01:25 PM

Nope

While I'm glad this isn't another modern empire-boosting piece of propaganda, I also think we...

Love People, Use Things
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May 10 2021 – 05:22 PM

Nope

I appreciate the sentiment in the title, but the excerpt itself was not my thing. It seemed very...

Savage Tongues
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May 03 2021 – 05:58 PM

Okay

The blurb for this sounds fairly fascinating, if a bit dark for my taste. I was eager to read the...

Switch
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Apr 13 2021 – 12:25 AM

Fascinating

I loved AS King's 'Dig,' so I've been waiting with this with heavy anticipation. It seems...

The Maidens
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Mar 29 2021 – 11:08 PM

Swing and a miss

I do like thrillers, but they are very hit or miss for me. This, sadly, is a miss. I was leery...

The Plot
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Mar 20 2021 – 04:00 PM

Ugh

Oh man I really, really thought the MFA/campus novel had gone away. And while I understand this...

The Very Nice Box
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Mar 08 2021 – 04:37 PM

Drew me in

I didn't have high expectations for this excerpt, based on the description of the novel overall,...

Satan's Gold
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Feb 26 2021 – 04:42 PM

Boring

This sub-genre and the overall premise are a huge turn-off for me, and the writing didn't...

Still Crazy
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Feb 26 2021 – 04:40 PM

Meh

This isn't my kind of genre, so obviously take this response with a grain of salt. The writing...

Almost Damned
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Feb 26 2021 – 04:37 PM

Gross

The writing style isn't my thing, but I could not get past the first chapter and the false rape...

Our Last Echoes
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Feb 08 2021 – 03:12 PM

Loved it

This is a great, fun, immersive mixed-media style opening, and I love that it's in the same...

The Cleaner
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Feb 02 2021 – 05:04 PM

Did not enjoy

This really isn't my genre of book, and the opening excerpt of this novel did nothing to make me...

Anchored Hearts
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Jan 27 2021 – 04:17 PM

Fun

This book is fairly engaging from the first page, though it did feel like the type of romance...

The Nine
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Jan 19 2021 – 03:49 PM

Interesting

I don't love historical nonfiction (or historical fiction, to be frank), but this was engaging...

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