Friday, August 23

Book Review: The Final Conflict by Gordan McGill

The Final Conflict: Omen III (The Omen #3)
Author: Gordon McGill
Title: The Final Conflict: Omen III
(The Omen #3)
Genre: Horror, Fiction
Pages: 196
Published: March 17th 1980
Where I Got It: My shelf (Gift)

Around the globe, drought, famine and flood are striking down helpless millions. And everywhere there is trouble. Damien Thorn's followers can be found--almost before disaster strikes -- ready to offer aid to the pitiful survivors. Damien, the handsome, thirty-two year old head of one of the world's most powerful corporations... and certain to be president of the United States by the time he is forty. Damien, believed to be the son of Satan, who is relentlessly reaching out to claim the Earth for the forces of darkness... Now is the time of prophecy, the beginnings of the end for mankind. But where is the promised Messiah, to save the world from ultimate evil?

My lord it has been forever and a day since I watched the movies. I remember reading book 1 eons ago. Can barely remember that. But I couldn't resist diving into this when my friend gave this to me. 

The world is plagued from drought, famine, and floods. All because of Damien Thorn and his followers. Damien is the son of Satan and is ready to destroy the world and the promised Messiah. Who can stop this terror? Who would believe this good looking man full of charm and a zest for life is truly evil?

Oooo Damien you evil bastard. People are so blinded by his good looks and charms. He is quickly making his way up in power and plans to run the US in a few years, but first, he has to take care of that Messiah. So little hope. 

I barely remember the movie but this did remind me of a lot of things. And from I remember it does pretty okay following the movie. I did like how there were a few photos there from the movie. Makes me want to backtrack and read/watch the others. 

That girl was an idiot. Wanted to smack her. 

I don't think the priest did enough. Could've saved more lives, but no. *grumbles*

This wasn't scary, but more so creepy. Damien is a creepy guy, but I was intrigued by him as a character. He is for sure evil and knows it. I found his interactions interesting especially when that lady was tossing herself at him. He was all "I can't love...and even if I could I won't." hahaha. He was humorous in some points. 

I think my only issue was the slow narrative. Omg. Let's move it along now. It took 50 or so pages for things to get good. And it's a short book for goodness sakes. 

Overall, if you like the films I would suggest reading this. I am curious about the first 2 books and how closely they follow the movie. I also want to rewatch them. Maybe for Halloween ;) I'll give this 4 stars.  Slow narrative, but still a good read. 

Tuesday, August 20

Tell Me Something Tuesday: Cutting Back that TBR Pile


Tell Me Something Tuesday is a weekly discussion post on Rainy Day Ramblings where Rainy discuss a wide range of topics from books to blogging. 

Have you found a way to cut back significantly on your TBR pile?

Oooo the dreaded TBR pile. So many little time. 

I still have a LOT on my TBR pile, but I have been able to keep it lower than in the past. How? A couple of good reasons:

- If something has sat for sooooo long and I don't own the book, I remove it from the pile. 
- Make a point and case to read at least 1 book a month that has been collecting dust on the pile
- DNFing some of those eh books I've tried more than once
- Not adding more. Simple enough, but when I only have a slight interest...don't add it. 

These are just some tips that have helped me. 

Monday, August 19

B's Monday Review: Marry in Secret by Anne Gracie

Narrated by: Alison Larkin
Series: Marriage of Convenience Series, Book 3
Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
Unabridged Audiobook
Release date: 07-30-19
Language: English
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Historical romance
I received this in exchange for an honest review

Honestly I felt this one got worse and worse and I do not know why I did not dnf.

Rose is about to marry a Duke, but then he long lost hubbie shows up. The one she never told anyone about, the one she married at 16. 

First the drama is about her family not wanting him around.

Then when there is happiness, the drama changes to this other thing. That just felt weird.

I honestly lost interest and it felt like a chore. I know I know, DNF! But I need to dnf audio in the first hour, when I am half way through I push on which I know realise is a mistake.

Very disappointed

Lady Rose Rutherford - rebel, heiress, and exasperated target of the town's hungry bachelors - has a plan to gain the freedom she so desperately desires: She will enter into a marriage of convenience with the biggest prize on the London marriage mart.  

There's just one problem: the fierce-looking man who crashes her wedding to the Duke of Everingham - Thomas Beresford, the young naval officer she fell in love with and secretly married when she was still a schoolgirl. Thought to have died four years ago he's returned, a cold, hard stranger with one driving purpose - revenge.   

Embittered by betrayal and hungry for vengeance, Thomas will stop at nothing to reclaim his rightful place, even if that means using Rose - and her fortune - to do it. But Rose never did follow the rules, and as she takes matters into her own unpredictable hands, Thomas finds himself in an unexpected and infuriating predicament: He's falling in love with his wife....