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Reign: Genesis

Reign: Genesis - Jeffrey Wergin Genesis by Jeffrey Wergin

Ex-marine and family man, Owen Schaffer, is thrust into his dark apocalyptic destiny when a shadow government plunges the United States into disarray. The corkscrewed plot leads the man down a noxious, transformative path, which contests his usual knack for chivalry, forged by his guiding light—his seraphic wife, Emily. For their decade of marriage before the civil war began, she was able to keep him ignorant to his predestined identity, eventually also fooling herself into believing that they had outrun the secret, while blended in the normalcy of Midwestern American life. But it becomes increasingly difficult for her to hide what they are as her husband insists on taking a proactive approach to the military sweeping from coast to coast, crushing dissent and the rebellion one state at a time.

I got this book from the author for an honest review .

This book was good for a debut novel , a new idea with lots of potential , i liked some characters and others not very much , i just didn't relate to them .

The world creation was really good , the end was also nice and made me waiting for more to come . I didn't like one thing about this book and that was the religious references , i don't like it in novels .

I don't put spoilers in my reviews but this book is worth reading for sure .
The Golem and the Jinni - Helene Wecker There was a lot of middle eastern names in this book for sure .

Two supernatural creatures who arrive separately in New York in 1899.

Chava is a golem, a creature made of clay, brought to life to by a disgraced rabbi who dabbles in dark Kabbalistic magic. When her master—the husband who commissioned her—dies at sea on the voyage from Poland, she is unmoored and adrift as the ship arrives in New York harbor in 1899.

Ahmad is a jinni, a being of fire, born in the ancient Syrian desert. Trapped in an old copper flask by a Bedouin wizard centuries ago, he is released accidentally by a tinsmith in a Lower Manhattan shop. Though he is no longer imprisoned, Ahmad is not entirely free—an unbreakable band of iron around his wrist binds him to the physical world.

Overwhelmed by the incessant longing and fears of the humans around her, the cautious and tentative Chava—imbued with extraordinary physical strength—fears losing control and inflicting harm. Baptized by the tinsmith who makes him his apprentice, the handsome and capricious Ahmad—an entity of inquisitive intelligence and carefree pleasure—chafes at monotony and human dullness. Like their immigrant neighbors, the Golem and the Jinni struggle to make their way in this strange new place while masking the supernatural origins that could destroy them.

Surrounding them is a colorful cast of supporting characters who inhabit the immigrant communities in lower Manhattan at the turn of the nineteenth into the twentieth century: the café owner Maryam Faddoul, a pillar of wisdom and support for her Syrian neighbors; the solitary Ice Cream Saleh, a damaged man cursed by tragedy; the kind and caring Rabbi Meyer and his beleaguered nephew Michael, whose Sheltering House receives newly arrived Jewish immigrants; the adventurous young socialite Sophia Winston; and the mysterious Joseph Schall, a dangerous man driven by ferocious ambition and esoteric wisdom.

Meeting by chance, Chava and Ahmad become unlikely friends whose tenuous attachment challenges their opposing nature—until the night a terrifying incident drives them back into their separate worlds. But a powerful threat will soon bring the Golem and the Jinni together again, challenging their existence and forcing them to make a fateful choice.

Marvelous and compulsively readable, The Golem and the Jinni weaves strands of Yiddish and Middle Eastern literature, historical fiction and magical fable into a wondrously inventive and unforgettable tale.

Wow i didn't know that Golems were made that way , like making a clay robot and with words it comes to life .
I really felt sorry for her when her husband past away , she was like a child who lost their parents .

And what can i say about Mac-hot-Dreamy Ahmad he's all man .

But i had problems with some facts : if his name is Ahmed (his probably a Muslim right ?) i don't think so ? Islam isn't ancient but the jinni was ? No way .
He doesn't know what angels were , what he lived under a rock ? and what he said about angels and where he came from was very wrong .
I can go on and on about the wrong facts about the middle east / Arab world but the stereotype will never change right ?

I can't believe this is the author's debut novel , she is really good , her writing is great and the story was phenomenal .
Learning To Love - Lauren Pippa I wanted to give this book a star rating because i wanted it to be published and has it's chance but because of my OCD i can't let my rating and my read shelf uneven .
I am very sorry :(
The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde, Jeffrey Eugenides creepy book , i really don't know why will someone want to be the same way forever that's just boring and stupid .

I thought Dorian was very shallow , the story was very slow and has a lot of details (that have nothing to do with the main subject) .
I don't actually like to write reviews about books i didn't like that much .

Maybe if i matured a little more , got another perspective of life in the future i'll re-read it and like it more .

Till then ...
Love in the Time of Cholera - Gabriel García Márquez, Edith Grossman A man whore and a girl with no personality fall in love "" .
The end .

No not really that's just the beginning , this book ridiculous a not very good erotica .
i was waiting for something the whole time that didn't come .

I wished for the first time for a sad ending not just because i hated all the characters , but really i wanted something to make me like the book even feeling sorry about the ending but no such a luck .
Things Fall Apart - Chinua Achebe This book was too much for me , Okonkwo was stupid (people do not follow blindly) if there are people like that i really feel sorry for them .

The writer in this novel Describe every detail of life in the tribe through the story of Okonkwo , and who enjoyed strong granted status in the tribe instead of through the weakness of his father waster and lazy and incapable of thinking about tomorrow, and was able to build fame was built on the achievements of personal well-established , rejected to abandoned even when assigned to accompany killed boy sentenced to death and submitted by the neighboring village sacrificed in order to avoid war, and took care of him three years ago as one of his sons .

Characterized some of the scenes of cruelty, that cruelty was derived from these customs and traditions established in the minds of the children of the tribe .
The Heist - Lee Goldberg, Janet Evanovich Fun read , it was like watching csi season with a hot funny as hell conman .

I liked the Harry Potter reference (the invisibility cloak) as a Harry Potter series fan .

Got to learn a lot especially about copyright pirating it's the first time i really think about that , i don't know how some companies didn't got bankrupted until now ?

The book was nice , liked the story , loved Mr Fox ;) (bad boys are hot) . I didn't connect with the heroine , didn't hate her but i got no feelings toward her , she was meh .
Dark Genesis - Dave Ferraro Alyssa opened her eyes to darkness. And in the first flash of light provided by a gathering storm, she could make out a ring of bodies surrounding her.

With no memory of who she is, Alyssa stumbles into a dark world populated by witches. The witches are powerful, and demonstrate frightening powers, but even more terrifying are the monsters who rule over the land. Vampires, werewolves and other awful creatures of the night have taken over, forcing the witches behind stone walls, afraid to venture outdoors. But Alyssa finds that as she kills certain monsters, memories return to her, memories of a life on Earth, and the boy she left behind.

The quest to collect her memories and piece together the puzzle of what has happened to her is a daunting one, with betrayals and sacrifices every step of the way. But Alyssa is determined to fight for a world that is not her own, destroying powerful monsters along the way, so that she can return home to the boy she is coming to love through the memories she recollects.

A very good first chapter , i mean really good ; i like it when a book can get my attention from the very beginning and this one really did .

The concept of the badass - tough heroine was fantastic , it had the bourne identity feel . When the heroine had an amnesia but can use her hands , very fast and killing is not a big deal for her .

I received this book for an honest review , i was really worried that i will not like it and i hate it when i have to write a bad review about a book , thank god i didn't have to .

The story was really good , nice world of fantasy and myth , so cool heroine . A great fantasy read for young adult readers .
I'll like to read more by this author in the future .
Eden Forest - Aoife Marie Sheridan Eden Forest by Aoife Marie Sheridan is book one of Saskia Trilogy .

The parallel world (Saskia) was amazingly described , i liked this book from the prologue but surprise after surprise i got hooked to be honest i didn't expect it to be this good .

The characters were really great , the author's style is very nice , it's a good start for a series .
Can't wait for book 2 .
Neanderthal Seeks Human: A Smart Romance (Knitting in the City, #1) - Penny Reid Oh my god loved this book ,

Review sooooooooon .
Bittersweet Revenge - Monroe Scott I have to write an honest review .

Honestly this was a very confusing book , sometimes i didn't know who's POV was taken , the story was predictable , some grammer errors , the H/h were a mess and the twist in the end ; didn't see that - didn't know where it came from .

It's a good start for a new writer .
Law Man (Dream Man, #3) - Kristen Ashley Mitch
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To be continued ...
The Book Thief - Markus Zusak Death really ?
I got really bored , dont know why maybe the writing style , the lack of everything ?!!
Again death really ?

Maybe i'll like the movie , but the book not very much .
The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold Seriously , that's how it ends ? why will someone write something hideous like this ?
1984 - George Orwell, Erich Fromm
WTF did i just read ? no offense but what was wrong with the writer ? do not get me wrong it is a well written book but ...

I don't even know how to describe this fucked up shit (i don't usually curse this much) , why will someone imagine the future like this ? what hole did this writer crawl out of , that made him that messed up ?

I am a very optimistic person , i imagine a really beautiful future and i hate pessimistic people , George Orwell you were a good writer but fuck yourself wherever the hell you are }:(

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