Bored To Death

Pub Date:   |   Archive Date: 31 Jan 2019

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Bored to Death by Amanda Linehan unfortunately lives up to the title. I have tried to read it several times and I can’t stick with it. The characters are interesting in how they interact but, they really don’t do anything. It needs more storyline.
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This book kind of lived up to its title.... "bored to death." The story was slow moving and told in a way that did not captivate my attention. It has a promising plot but it did not live up to the potential it offered.
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I wasn't really sure whether I'd enjoy this or not when I first started reading it and unfortunately, it didn't really keep me entertained. I got a bit bored after the main action and I just never picked it back up again. It was just a bit slow to keep me enthralled, but the actual storyline I think I would enjoy on a TV show. I can even imagine the soundtrack. Bit mopey, and a fair bit of Morrissey thrown in for good measure. Thank you for the opportunity to review.
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Bored to Death by Amanda Linehan is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in early January.

Sardonic, not so flawless narrative voice of a vampire named Victoria, who makes no secret of her undeadness, her friendship with human Lola, and biting and bringing over a human lover Matt. Later, she's confronted with otherworldly elders to either comply or resist. There's somewhat frustrating moment to moment chaptering and it doesn’t get in-depth into the smaller cast of characters.
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Couldn’t really get into the book. Not enticing as much. Not able to finish the book due to these reasons.
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Thank you for the early copy! 

It was interesting read with a unique plot. I recommend checking it out if you enjoy paranormal fiction.
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Bored to Death is a very apropos title for this book. It didn’t keep my interest. The writing style was plodding and I had no desire to finish the book.

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I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I was not paid for this review.
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Enjoyable enough, but I felt a bit unconnected from most of the characters besides the POV character, Vic. I still liked them, but I actually think if this had been written in third person, it could have been better. It's a chosen one type story and when it's first person, it can feel very one-sided and closed off. I also was surprised the way the solution to the problem of vampire immortality was solved. It just seemed too easy to think no other vampire in 10,000 years wouldn't have tried. But it did get a very tied up ending, no annoying or unanswered questions, which is why I did like it more than I thought I was going to before the last 20 pages or so.
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Thank you NetGalley for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. 

Victoria is a three hundred year old vampire who detests the mundane daily routine that encompasses her immortal life. One night when Victoria and her best friend Lola are out hunting, Victoria turns Matt rather than draining him dry. The journey continues where these three learn the truth of Victoria’s vampire gift as well as well as stopping Dr. Ivy, the crazed immortal that turned Victoria and is trying to defy the laws of nature. 

The author does a great job of debunking all of the typical superstitions regarding vampires such as death by stake, garlic, silver, etc. Victoria’s sarcasm and over all nonchalant attitude is refreshing. 

My critique of this book is that the plot moved too slowly for me. I think this story would be a great novella in which Victoria, Lola, and Matt take on Dr. Ivy in an expedient manner. I understand the author building up Victoria’s boredom of immortality, but at some points, I felt that it went on too long. 

Overall, I did enjoy the characters and like the plot. I give this book 3.5/5 stars.
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Thank you to Kobo Writing Life forbthe arc of this book.
This is an interesting take on vampire life/death,  it held me from the beginning to end, I really enjoyed it, had some good twists and turns to keep you guessing.
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Thank you Netgalley for providing this ARC in exchange for an honest review.
I thought the protagonist was funny and sarcastic. She's a vampire and knows what she wants. The author uses commonly known facts about vampires and dispels them. These vampires are hard to kill and have special gifts that enhances their abilities. This is an interesting take on the vampire genre though a bit slow in developing the actual plot it has an entertaining protagonist.
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