Monday, August 3, 2015

Alive, I am.


It's been a hot minute since I've twiddled around on blogger! So don't mind me as I go around dusting cob webs off of the puppy while trying to figure out what's new and improved around these parts. I haven't been reading much lately due to nursing school, but I'm hoping to force myself to blog at least once a week. It feels nice to just sit down and write out one or two sentences about whatever the heck I feel like.

And noooooooooooowww I'm being pulled away because...LIFE.


This may be more challenging than I originally expected it to be!

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Review: The Consequences series by Aleatha Romig

The Consequences Series by Aleatha Romig
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CONSEQUENCES: Claire Nichols wakes in an unfamiliar mansion and discovers that she’s at the mercy of billionaire Anthony Rawlings. To the rest of the world he’s charismatic and generous. It doesn’t take Claire long to learn that something more sinister lies beneath his polished facade. As time passes, Claire survives, and her strength penetrates Tony’s veneer, igniting passion where only fear had existed. As the pieces of the puzzle come together, the question becomes clear...Is anything as it appears? 

TRUTH: After enduring Anthony Rawlings’ vendetta, Claire is faced with the consequences of her new freedom. With the help of old and new friends, she strategizes to rebuild her life and learn the truth of the past. Secrets are revealed, true foes are exposed, and Tony admits his true feelings. Claire must decide who she believes—who is telling the TRUTH?

CONVICTED: Facing her oldest fear, Claire  learns the true
meaning of isolation. Who can rescue her from this nightmare? Tony? Harry? Phil? Or perhaps a more unlikely savior? Will it happen in time, or will the consequences of the revealed truths be more than she or anyone can handle? As the cards are played, who will win the game?
Format: eBook
Recommend: Personally, no.

It’s no lie that nine times out of ten I adore really popular books just like the rest of you. But the Consequences series by Aleatha Romig is a series that I have been trying to understand and like for going on two years now. Now, after finally finishing the last book, Convicted, I’ve decided that this will be a series that I’ll never love.
Never fan girl over.
Never beg for another book to come out.
Or a spin off.
This is why I decided to review (tech this is more of a bitchmoanwine than a review but roll with it) the series as a whole instead of each book. The first time I read Consequences, I didn’t even make it to the end. The heroine was mildly annoying and weak-- so damn weak. To me, Claire had zero survival skills. I’m talking basic common sense. For example, in horror movies the campy heroine always, AWAYS goes outside to check and see what made the big bad scary noise. In real life most people know to IGNORE THAT SHIT. Don’t go outside when you’re alone, bad things will happen.
 Just. don’

While reading the first book, Claire took center stage as the campy horror film chick in Consequences, because even though she was being mentally and physically abused on so many different levels, she still thought she could make the sociopath of this series, Tony, into a better man.  
All together now.
I tried. God I tried to push through, but in the end I was all “fuck this” and one starred the book before making it my very first DNF. I didn’t give Claire or Tony another thought and could have cared less about any other books in the series until I went to Vegas and met Aleatha Romig. 
She’s super nice and definitely loves her characters and fans, but I could not get over seeing how many women that were bat shit crazy over this Tony guy. I mean really, I didn’t see ANY redeeming qualities in his character. But after seeing people gush over the series in person, I decided that maybe something was wrong with me, and that I needed to give the Truth series another chance and maybe prove my initial reaction wrong. 

My second read through of Consequences went a lot smoother. I knew what I was in for and even though I was still rolling my eyes, by the end I realized that there was a very good chance that I judged the story of Claire and Tony too harshly. So on to book two I went. I will tell you right now that book two is probably the best out of the whole series. It didn’t make me roll my eyes nearly as much and the writing was pretty damn good. I *almost* got caught up in the morbid tale, BUT book three ruined everything.
I was confused the first few chapters then pissed right the fuck off. Haha I finished this series with a scowl on my face and a big AS IF. 
So would I recommended it, no. Do I think it’s anything like Captive in the Dark by C.J. Roberts--HELL NO. I adored that series and the dark theme is encompasses, but I just can’t get down with the Consequences series. Shoot me. No actually don’t do that. Lol

Honestly though, I originally planned on going through and making a pros/cons list for each book individually, but the last book totally killed what little of a buzz I had and right now I’m too damn lazy to muster up a list of WHY you should read this series. So the best thing for you to do is go to the goodreads pages and see what the rest of the world had to say about them. I’m blatantly in the minority over here in my little “Fuck Off, Tony” boat, so really, don’t take my opinion to heart or get feelers over it. Like I said previously, Aleatha Romig is an extremely talented individual, so I’m not trying to bash her in any way or form. In fact, I should give her props, because (to-date) Tony is the character I loathe the most in the New Adult world. That’s a pretty big feat, because I can almost always see redemption in particularly shady characters (Like Leah from Dirty Red! I love to hate that bitch!). So while I won’t be reading anything that involves Tony or Claire…well anyone from this particular cast of characters, I still encourage you to check it out for yourself and let me know what you think.
Til next time!