Scared Of This Book..

The Marriage Pact – Michelle Richmond

Romance, suspense, drama, action, marriage, fiction

Rating 8/10

In this thrilling romance novel, “The Marriage Pact” by Michelle Richmond, it’s focused on marriage. These two adults, Alice and Jake freshly had gotten married got some fears about what happens after the honeymoon. After receiving a suspicious package labeled, THE PACT, both are highly interested and willing to try this out. It seemed easy, abide by simple rules of marriage and read all handbooks that helps the marriage stay happy and prosperous. This society helps it’s members if they see a marriage slightly gets rocky or uneasy. When they join, they start to regret ever joining this society. As they struggle to maintain a happy marriage, they see how dark this society truly is. Members in the THE PACT interfere in their marriage and purposely sabotage for personal interests. Between marriage prisons and demonic “focus” devices create chaos for the newlyweds. Alice and Jake hunt down information to get out of this dark society and succeeds with persuasion.

When I had saw this book at the book store, the title alone caught my attention. Usually I hardly read romance novels ever, but this storyline intrigued me to read more. Given that there are some morbid scenes and very adult like content I would recommend it to mature audiences. It is very fast paced and keep’s one on their toes as they read. I personally love this book but some of the content described such as a marriage prison and a focus mechanism disturb me greatly. Other than that, pretty good.

Richmond, Michelle. The Marriage Pact: a Novel. Penguin Books., 2018

Snow Falling- Always Romantic

Snow Falling – Jane Gloriana Villanueva

Romance, fantasy, historical time era, drama, fiction

Rating 8/10

This is a book from a telenovela, Jane the Virgin, “Snow Falling” by Jane Gloriana Villanueva, by the main protagonist. Jane wrote a love romance inspired by her love with Michael but in a romantic retelling historical view point. Josephine Galena Valencia wanted to write a novel and it was uncommon in her time era of the nineteen hundred. She was engaged to a detective, Martin Cadden, while working at this hotel. After one misunderstanding and getting a bit drunk, Jane makes a terrible mistake that changes her life forever. Now she is in love with another man by the name of Rake Solvino. Along with possibly being pregnant, her mysterious father whom her mother never mentioned comes into the picture, and a very threatening crime lord thrown into the mix. The drama continues as Josephine tries to manage her feelings and her life. She has to face a final decision of who she truly loves.

As my soul sister had introduced me the show Jane The Virgin, I was hooked on it. I was not expecting a telenovela to publish a book that a fictional character wrote yet alone expect this book to be decent. However, I was not expecting my soul sister to have another copy and gave the spare copy to me. I was thrilled and excited. I was a bit disappointed in the main character’s choices and petty misunderstandings, but it had to happen to ensure the plot to thrive. It is a decent book and I would give it another read.

Villanueva, Jane Gloriana. Snow Falling. Adams Media Corporation, 2017

Who Wants To Live Forever?

The Postmortal – Drew Magary

Sci-fi, romance, adult themes, comedy, action, anti-aging, fiction

Rating: 9/10

In the Postmortal by Drew Magary, it is a post-apocalyptic world where there is a cure to aging, but sadly one can still die, just not peacefully. John Farrell, the main character, goes and gets the cure illegally at a great cost and risk. Shortly after he gets the cure, it is legalized and this is where the chaos starts. Married couples across the world get cures together, then realizing that “till death due us part” would last forever, so they all divorce. Wars between pro-cure and anti-cures result in these men painted green causing crime by finding people and carving their birthday into their skin as well in which John is one of the victims of this. After a couple decades, the government creates a program for euthanasia for those who had got the cure and don’t want to live anymore, they can choose to be put to sleep. John becomes one of these people who does this for a living. In the end, he dies happily knowing that he met his end.

My thoughts on this book is, it’s worth giving it a read. Whether one is into science fiction or not, this truly gives insight about a possibility of a reaction should there be a cure for aging. However among the laughs this book gave me, it did make me question some events and I also cried, I never cry while reading a book unless its really sad. Excellent book and I would forever keep this book in my library and reread it.

Magary, Drew. The Postmortal: a Novel. Penguin Books, 2011.