Discussion: Cliff Hangers

Lets talk about the most evil thing an author could do to a reader. MUTHAFLUFFING CLIFF HANGERS.

We all have experienced this, you are reading an interesting book the plot thickens and there’s two pages left and then you find yourself praying dear lordt please let it end well…only for you to end up with the dreaded phrase

 

TO BE CONTINUED. 

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You almost had all the answers to  the multiple plots the author put in your head only for it to be ripped away. So now you are waiting for the next book to arrive and you look at the expected date of publication

DECEMBER 2019

Ummmmm excuse me…

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But before that we have to stalk them to see if they are actually writing or having fun…so we stalk them on every social media platform.

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This post was inspired by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff’s book the Librarians Vampire assistant Book 1 and Book 2 she is the undefeated Queen of cliffhangers i bow in admiration.

Here’s a link to getting the books below. 

Kobo

Amazon UK

Amazon.com

Which authors have left you hanging recently making you question everything Let me know in the comments below.

As always thanks for reading.

Booked Unicorn

 

 

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Book review: Villains Rule: The Shadow Master

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Tittle: Villains Rule: The Shadowmaster #1

Author: M.K. Gibson
Genre: Fantasy
Rating: 5’Villainous’ Stars
Date published: 19/07/2017 on audible
Publisher : Amber cove publishing

Synopsis from GR

Hi, how are you? 

Yes, I am talking to you, the reader of the this book’s description. It’s rude not to answer a person when they ask you a question. OK, I get it, 4th wall breaking is overdone. Get over it. This book, Villains Rule, is a fantasy action-comedy which you have to read. Not because it redefines the genre, far from it. But rather for what it contains. A villain’s tale. 
How often do you get to read a story where the villain is the protagonist? No, not an anti-hero, or a brooding monster, nor a hero thinly disguised as a villain. And not evil. If you want evil, take that nonsense to therapy. No, I mean a villain’s villain. The ones who use their power because they can, while morality is only a philosopher’s complex. 
This is the story of Jackson Blackwell, the Shadow Master and the top villain adviser. Sadly, even the top villain occasionally gets double-crossed. Trapped in one of the fantasy realms, Jackson has to use his skill and wits to exploit the rules, points out the genre flaws, undermine godly authority, and win the day. 
Because, that is what villains should do, shouldn’t they? Read this book, have a few laughs, and find out

 

The review

Where do i begin with this one, i just finished an audio book and to say that i am left in awe is an understatement. This is the kind of book i have always wanted to write, one that feels like you are inside the book and you are conversing with the main characters. Yes the MC here is an asshole and he lets you know ahead of time that he is a villain  but dear unicorns above he’ll have you rooting for him at every turn.

Julie Jackson Blackwell the shadow master (don’t call him Julie) destroys every fantasy trope you have ever known and laughs at you while doing it. He doesn’t break the rules, he bends them and  manipulates people to get what he wants absolutely genius. He is a businessman you don’t want to cross.  His take on traditional Villainy is delightful he really makes you see how dumb they are and how he makes money off them. I mean you have to be villain to really eat unicorns who does that? ( apparently its a delicacy in the fantasy realm)

I loved the monologues they were delivered with the confidence of a man who knows his shit and enjoys looking down on idiots who don’t. One of my favorite chapters is when he realizes he made friends instead of allies, i actually shivered and said eww.

I highly recommend the audio book just so you’ll get the tone used in this book. I even wrote notes on the clips, there’s one i had to reassure myself i finished University because Jackson was so sure i didn’t ( yup he gets into your head too).

So what have i learnt…Heroes are dumb, fantasy villains are really dumb and you can make money off them. 

Here’s the link  below because I absolutely recommend that you get into the mind of the hilarious yet devious villain Jackson Blackwell. I am on to book two.

P.s I will also share a link on Twitter where you can listen it for free on audible so be sure to check that out on @booked_unicorn 

Audible UK

Audible US

As always,

Booked Unicorn

(feeling particularly evil, excuse me while i go praise my villain laugh)

Pride Books wrap Up

I have given you the LGBT webtoons i am subscribed to in my last  CLICK THIS TO GET TO THAT POST.  I was looking for a good place to start because i always read m/m books and i wanted something more diverse, i consulted the oracles Bi Bookish babe, Smiling Jay , readable life and Aurora libralis  blogs and they have contributed to my my ever growing TBR list. I picked up a fair number of books from each blog and my ambition was to read something ‘different’ ( in quotation marks because my royal bottom went back to m/m at the end) i mean i tried.

So here’s what i read for pride month , i recommend them to you because they were really interesting and i think you should read them too. Also check out the lovely blogs i listed too.

Noah can’t even and Noah Could Never by Simon James Green

If you are ready for a cringe fest galore and laugh out loud comedy i recommend this duology. Follow Noah’s adventures with his best mate Harry and his whole high school.

 

Its not like its a secret by Misa Sugiura 

The main character Sana Kiyohara is not out to her parents and her friends, she suspects her father is cheating, she has a huge crush on Jamie. But her friends don’t like Jamie’s friends and vice versa. How does Sana survive this?

I listened to this book and it made it come alive. There’s cultural and race issues addressed in this book, it’s really cute but there’s this one part of the book where i was like SHUT UP SANA PLEASE. If you read this book you would get there and you would hide under a blanket just like i did.

 

 

The Quarterback by Mackenzie Blair

I listened to this and i wrote a review of it before. Its about a collegde football star Matt who is in the closet falling in love with the ‘punk’ kid Trevor.  The end is happy and fluffy.

A  Quick Guide To They/Them pronouns By Archie Bongiovanni and Tristan Jimerson

A guide showing how to use They/them pronouns, its really useful i wrote a review of it here you can check it out also. Its a quick comic explaining how to use these pronouns and the people that use them.

Peter Darling by Austin Chant

A retelling of Peter Pan.

Wendy is a Trans Male known as Peter Pan, he goes back to Neverland after ten years to fight with Captain Hook. He discovers a lot about himself, Hook and the truth about the lost boys.

 

And finally i read the O. G

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Simon Vs The Homo Sapiens agenda By Becky Albertalli

I have had this book on my TBR for ages, i finally read it and my heart was filled with so much fluff.

I hope you had a wonderful pride month.

Put that rainbow up every single day and be proud of who you are

 

As always

Booked Unicorn