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Hooked on Books

Reading is my passion! I'll read anything if it looks good & sounds good. I'm also a sucker for books with unique settings & I'd choose Hardcovers over E-Books any day! : ) -Empress Reece

Currently reading

Gemina (The Illuminae Files)
Jay Kristoff, Amie Kaufman
-Penguin Audio-, Sean Danker-Smith, Johnathan McClain
The Facefaker's Game
Chandler J. Birch
Grimalkin the Witch Assassin
Joseph Delaney, Christopher Evan Welch
Progress: 90 %
The Forlorned
Angela J. Townsend
Progress: 274/274 pages
The Other Side of Midnight
Simone St. James
Olmec Obituary (Dr Pimms, Intermillennial Sleuth Book 1)
David L. Owen
Progress: 12 %
Stiletto: A Novel
Daniel O'Malley, Hachette Audio, Moira Quirk
Progress: 31 %
The Fate of the Tearling: A Novel (The Queen of the Tearling Book 3)
Erika Johansen
The Aeronaut's Windlass: The Cinder Spires, Book 1
Jim Butcher, -Penguin Audio-, Euan Morton
Progress: 11 %

Time Traveling

Hexad: The Factory - Al K. Line

*I won a copy of Hexad: The Factory on Booklikes in exchange for an honest review. 


I just finished reading Hexad: The Factory which is a book about time travel. The first couple of chapters really had my head spinning. The main characters, Amanda and Dale, and how they initiated the time travel events, were introduced. The theory on why they thought digging up their garden would produce a time travel gadget- the Hexad, and how the Hexad actually worked was very confusing. I definitely think those chapters and their back and forth dialogue on figuring out time travel needs to be clarified and cut down. The characters in the book were confused and I was even more confused. Once I got past alot of that dialogue and the plot focused more on Amanda and Dale saving the world from time travel, the story became easier to follow. There were several places however, that need to be edited for grammar and incorrect sentence structure.

Toward the end of the book, Dale revealed the warehouse full of Amandas and Amanda and Dale decided that eradicating all of the Amanda's would be the right way to save the world. I thought that section on why Amanda's body was selected to make the Hexad in the first place needs to be expanded on and how Amanda's body actually made the Hexad function needs to be clarified. 

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Moving to the very end, I thought the cliffhanger was great! Even though I had a few bumps along the way, the ending made up for it. If I had a Hexad, I would use it to read the sequel now!