Friday, August 25, 2017

Bout of Books 20: Challenge #5 & Reading Updates

Bout of Books
The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, August 21st and runs through Sunday, August 27th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 20 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team

Challenge #5 created by  J. Lenni Dorner

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My Review
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Man, oh man, oh man, oh man.  I'm not even sure where to start with this book. It was so full of twists and turns and amazing revelations that I don't know exactly how to put into words they way that I feel about it.

I have always been a fan of slasher movies. They're thrilling and crazy and make you search for the truth and understanding of the story. This is how Amnesty (and the Amnesia duet in general) was for me. The book was very much like a slasher-type movie. It was thrilling and full of mystery and suspense.

Amnesty begins pretty much right where Amnesia left off. Am and Eddie are still filled with confusion about her true identity (is she or isn't she Sadie?) and still in the throws of passion. They find themselves in an insane situation, trying to figure out who she is, and attempting to not let that affect their relationship.

In the meantime, Amnesia is still being rattled by spontaneous memories that seem to be triggered by random moments in her new life and leave her feeling defeated and weak, yet a little bit closer to the answers she so desperately seeks.

Amnesty was amazing to read because we finally got answers to every question we had from book one as well as a deeper look into what life was like for Amnesia on Rumor Island. More was revealed about Widow West and how she truly played a role in the disappearance of Amnesia and how she fit into the story thereafter. We also got to find out the identity of Him.

This book is a lot darker than a lot of Cambria's other books. The things that are done to Amnesia are horrible and disgusting but they're a vital part of the story and truly paint of picture of how strong Amnesia really is and how her body and mind went into survival mode to keep her alive and somewhat sane.

The Amnesia Duet is dark and haunting and a truly great read for anyone that loves thrilling, myserious books with a slasher-style quality. I really couldn't get enough of them. Lake Loch is definitely my favorite fictional place of Cambria's and I really, really wish I could visit it again. I can't wait to get my hands on physical copies of these books so I can see them on my shelves. Such a great duet.

Day Five Reading Updates
Strikethrough = finished

Rugrats Versus the Monkeys by Luke David
Juliet the Valentine Fairy by Daisy Meadows (pages read: )
Amnesty by Cambria Hebert
If The Creek Don't Rise by Leah Weiss
Happy Halloween Little Critter! by Mercer Mayer
If You Give A Moose A Muffin by Laura Joffe Numeroff

Total Books Finished: 5
Total Pages Read: 337

1 comment:

  1. Great progress! I've been seeing If the Creek Don't Rise around a lot, think I might have to add it to my TBR. Hope you're enjoying Bout of Books!