Audiobook Review: The Defiant by Lesley Livingston
4.5 Stars , Reviews / January 23, 2018

I’ll be honest, I read The Valiant by Lesley Livingston pretty much on a whim last year. It wasn’t a book that was on my radar until after it was released, which is unusual. I read a couple of glowing reviews for it for that essentially made me set my review books to the side because it sounded so good. I was glad I did because it just happened to have everything I love and in just the right amounts. I am very happy to tell you that The Defiant continues with all the strengths and excitement that made me enjoy The Valiant so much. I still love Fallon as a character. She is strong both physcially and mentally, but she is not infallible. She won the admiration and respect of Caesar at the end of the first book, and now we can see how that has impacted her life. Her rise to be favored by Caesar And known as “Victrix” gave her a decent life, but when it comes down to it, she is still a slave and not free to do as she pleases. And winning so much also puts her in the spotlight for potential enemies. Also to add…

Audiobook Review: Apocalypse Now Now by Charlie Human
4 Stars , Reviews / November 9, 2015

This was a book that intertwined things I absolutely loved with elements that kind of pushed my tolerance limits for weirdness. It  created a dichotomy for me while reading. Dark humor. Yes, there were so many lines in this that had me laughing out loud and feeling like I absolutely loved the book. Then it would switch and I would focus on the strangeness in this story, and I would be less sure. Some of the weird worked well for me. Porn star named Rumpelforeskin? Yep, I’m good with that.But some other elements, I wasn’t quite as taken by, but in general still liked. Baxter is our teenage protagonist, full of lust/love for his girlfriend, resentment and annoyance for his mentally handicapped brother, a complete lack of respect for, well, pretty much anyone. You know, the perfect kind of bad boy, just so wrong it is almost right type of character that you know you should not like in real life, but in fiction, you just can’t help but relish in his unfiltered, sardonic view of his life and those that surround him. Oh, and another thing about Baxter. He may be just sixteen, but he is quite the entrepreneur as…