Do It In 140: Tweet-Short Reviews (10)

Posted 19 January, 2015 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | Review, Tweet-Short Reviews | 17 Comments

I read fast. Like, a-book-a-day-fast. Because of that superpower, I’m always behind on my reviews. But, taking inspiration from Twitter, I realized I can talk about a lot of books in just 140 characters. (Of course, I’m not the first or only one to do this: check out the awesome Karen @ For What It’s Worth’s Short and Tweet reviews.)

Beautiful AshesBeautiful Ashes (Broken Destiny #1) by Jeaniene Frost
(NA Paranormal Romance, 384 pages, August 2014, Harlequin)

While this series has good potential, the romance didn’t work for me. Angels & demons & kidnappings…oh, my. Bad form, creepy angel dude.


tsarinaTsarina by J. Nelle Patrick
(YA Historical Fantasy, 331 pages, February 2014, Razorbill)

Imperial Russia brought to life in vivid detail w/ fantasy elements. Wasn’t a fan of either of Natalya’s romances, though I liked her strength of character.


Dark MetropolisDark Metropolis (Dark Metropolis #1) by Jaclyn Dolamore
(YA Historical Paranormal, 304 pages, June 2014, Disney-Hyperion)

Dark horror with a pair of strong heroines. Weak world-building, lack of romance & easily-wrapped-up plot detract from otherwise horrorific story.


Nice DragonsNice Dragons Finish Last (Heartstrikers #1) by Rachel Aaron
(Urban Fantasy, 315 pages, July 2014, Self-pubbed)

Poor nerdy dragon Julian. Mama dragon’s kicked him out, sealed his powers & threatened to eat him if he doesn’t become a Real Dragon (aka, an arse). Loved it!


SuperheroesSuperheroes Anonymous (Superheroes Anonymous #1) by Lexie Dunne
(Science Fiction, 336 pages, November 2014, Harper Voyager Impulse)

Gail aka Hostage Girl is kidnapped & there’s no one to rescue her. What’s a girl to do? Black out. Seriously? Plus, there’s a big cliffie. *sigh*

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17 Responses to “Do It In 140: Tweet-Short Reviews (10)”

  1. I struggled a bit with Dark Metropolis too Mary, though I thought it had a ton of potential:) I enjoyed The Beautiful Ashes, but I seem to be out in left field by myself on that one. Oh well:) Love these tweet length reviews!!!
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  2. I have read many disappointing reviews on the Frost book, so I am not going there. The only one that sounds like a winner in this bunch is the dragon book. Hope your next bunch is better.

  3. I’m pretty sure it would take me longer to come up with tweet length reviews than a full one! I’m always impressed with these. I’ve heard less than stellar things all around from Beautiful Ashes, which is a huge bummer b/c I was hoping to LOVE a new series by Frost. I really liked Tsarina. I thought the history and fantasy aspects were lovely. I can see your point about the romance – I mean we knew what would happen with the first one. (sad face). Sounds like I made a good decision to skip the Dark Metropolis series.
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  4. I really love the idea of short tweet reviews! I am sure it’s not easy to do. I haven’t read any of these, but I did want to read Beautiful Ashes until everyone gave it bad reviews. The dragon one looks good 🙂