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Most Unlikable Characters/ Top 5 Wednesday

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Top 5 Wednesday

Hello my Wednesday people, it is another Top 5 Wednesday .

July 27th: Most Unlikable Characters
— NOT VILLAINS! These are protagonists or side characters that are unlikable! (These should lean more towards characters who aren’t intentionally unlikeable. Not villains, or mean girl/guys, etc.)

Let us dive into it:

1.Margaret Beaufort in the Red Queen by Philippa Gregory

She made me dislike the book because of her irritating need to cling to a moral compass she does not embody.

2. Lady Dedlock in Bleak House by Charles Dickens

Cold, selfish, unfeeling bitch. Well perhaps she did feel something for her lost child but her actions could not fool me.

3.Lord Pierson in Mark of Distinction by Jessica Dotta

I have no idea how no one had yet to tell Lord Pierson to put a sock in it. A title with wealth does not mean he has to be overbearing, uncouth and severely rough that I swear steam came out of his ears during one of his rages.

4. Emma in Emma by Jane Austen

Entitled, pompous, wrong yet strong mentally, loves to give advice but not big on taking it for herself. Elizabeth Bennet could be her sister but Emma takes the cake for unreasonable heroine. Note to self: the film adaptations makes her more tolerably.

5. Mae in The Circle by Dave Eggers

She is just so power hungry she is willing to throw even her parents underneath the bus.

Mark of Distinction, Jessica Dotta [A Book Review]

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Although the language skill which blew me over in book one was not so forceful in book two, the character development left me emotional hence involved. I disliked Mr. Macy in book one but in book two based on the behaviour of other characters namely Foresterre and Lord Pierson, I wondered at times if he is that terrible. My beloved Edward left me with a bitter taste at the end of the story. I am not sure if I am ready to forgive Jessica Dotta[aka JD]
for writing Edward in such manner that his outcome with Julia left me bland. This is what I wanted at the ending of book one BUT the author threw in Issac Dalcy she sugar painted him and left him for the vultures. I feel like weeping. 

Why did the JD threw in that religious conversion with such an awkward twist?

Why did she pen Julia into more of a frustration who I highly suspect behind her so call humble facade is a spoilt bitchy weakling ensemble that urghhh left me screaming! Forgive me but I just need to understand what is JD rationale for Julia. She is hot one minute, then she is cold. One minute Edward is her beloved, next Mr. Macy’s touch has her flustered and then she might consider Issac Dalcy but ohhh nooo, her beloved Edward. Remember that scene in Tangle where the girl is happy that guy frees her from the tower, she is skipping around and in a blink she is mourning she did something bad but then the next minute she is back to skipping. This is Julia. 

But I supposed it is a human trait but it is frustrating!

Let us dwell on the introduction and disappearance of characters such as Ben and Erasmus. What the hell, JD just threw that in the story and BAP, move along folks.

Sigh…..

I am frustrated with Jessica Dotta for book two BUT the way she panned out the events still needs me to read book three to complete the story.

My Best 2015 Books/ Top 5 Wednesday

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Yes my friends it is that time when Wednes-dayers gush about their best books of 2015. Alas fair friends the year comes to an end, honestly by the first week of December I just cannot wait for the next year and new beginnings. However, this year whooped by like the violent winds of a concluded hurricane season. Ok I will shut up and get back on topic. My 2015 reads were not fantastic, most of the books I read were meh, just ok but the five books below stood out.

Let us dive into it:

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Series Read 2016/ Top 5 Wednesday

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Top 5 Wednesday

Hello people, it is another Wednesday in the life of Top 5 Wednesday book meme. This week we dive into series reading, so  dear readers (like myself) get a chance to think about the books in series we want to start reading. I am into Historical Fiction, Period Novels, Romance , some thrillers and Mystery. So I will share the 5 series that I really want to read in those genres.

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Top New 2015 Authors| Top 5 Wednesday

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Top 5 Wednesday
Happy Wednesday dear readers and welcome to another Top 5 Wednesday, covering the top new authors that I discovered so far for the year. I share with you the authors who I am most impressed by their writing style, I have enjoyed their stories and will definitely make an effort to read more of their work in the future. If you are interested in joining us Wednesday-ers, come on over to the Goodreads Group.

Let us dive into it:
Jessica Dotta

A Book Review
I read Born of Persuasion, first book in Price of Privilege Trilogy and I am immensely impressed. In a long time I have not read a book with some much hunger for more. Her metaphors, personification and other literary devices are out of this world. She is one author I am definitely looking forward to reading more of her stories.

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Series TBR: Get To It!

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Via Wikipedia with modification

I am a standalone reading girl because I like knowing the complete story by the end of the book. For this reason, I do not normally gravitate deliberately towards book series. However, there are some first or second in some series stories which captured my interest and I really do want to complete the entire set.

The Price of Privilege Trilogy by Jessica Dotta

I read the first book in the series and it is so good, a historical fiction about a supposedly atheist girl, man of the cloth who loves her and other men in her life who pawn her in their dangerous game.

The Ebola K Trilogy of Terrorism Thrillers by Bobby Adair<

The first book left me with the mother load of cliffhanger when I was so into the story. I need to know if Austin survives the Ebola and if it spreads outside Uganda. I need to know more about Austin’s friend brother, this dude has the major case of Eastern deep purse with hatred for the West.

Marriage Mart by Amanda Forester

I want to finish the series because I need to know play by-play of what happens between The Marchford and Penelope, I suspect a wonderful tale of wit and humour awaits. I enjoyed the first part A Wedding In Springtime with Genie, William, Penelope and Marchford. It is my sought of romance tea: historical (titles, manners etc.) with a spin on serious day issues.

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Born Of Persuasion [A Book Review]

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A Book Review

Deliciously scandalous!

The author writes with a style that hooked me until the end. A style so addictive which resulted in lost sleep and a death stare to anyone who dared interruptions. The words flowed with lovely crafted sentences such as “that first sob rent its silk envelope, releasing the reservoir of tears,” left me thirsty for more. In addition, the use of foreshadowing by Julia [the narrator] in some instances made my bookish blood curl in suspension and cruelty. I had to keep reading to find out more about an atheist daughter attachment to a vicar. Dadum da dum, the plot thickens.

The characters dance to Victorian wars of propriety and class which reminds me of Mrs. Bennet, Anne Elliot, Miss Havisham, Jane Eyre and Charles Bingley. Even the times I loathe some character’s decision, the mannerism of that character still created a satisfactory response. Edward caught my eyes, to be honest I waited with bated breath for Julia’s safety because of Mr. Vicar. When he calls her Juls, my heart dripped, dripped and the note he sent via his boy Caleb flustered so many emotions from my dramatic heart. The letter is way up there with Captain Wentworth [Persuasion- Jane Austen] mouth full to Anne. When Chance Macy stepped into Julia’s life, I murmured choice words at the author.

The author toyed with my mind with all the plot twist. They slammed several times in this novel and my eyes popped with madness. Nothing is as it seems and at times I questioned even my beloved Edward. It certainly does not help that the story ends with a damn cliff hanger. Oh the disappointment, after all the heart pounding from carriage journey, stolen kisses and locked doors, I deserved more than a mere cliff hanger!

Another Book review for Reading Month 2015. Have you read Born of Persuasion by Jessica Dotta? Tell me about a book you read that left you so excited, nervous and/or angry :).