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Bambbles Rambles

Books, Reviews, and general awesomeness

About Julia

Hi everyone! This is Julia of The Broke and the Bookish, formerly blogging on my own at The Competitive Bibliomaniac.

I read mostly historical romance, but can often be found reviewing paranormal romance, young adult books (mostly distopian/fantasy), fantasy/sci-fi, classics, and the occasional non-fiction book about languages.

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Currently reading

Wanton Christmas Wishes
Eliza Lloyd, Samantha Kane, Kate Pearce, Monica Burns, Madelynne Ellis, Jess Michaels
The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm
Wilhelm Grimm, Jacob Grimm, Matthew R. Price, Noel Daniel
Progress: 21 %
I Love it When You Talk Retro: Hoochie Coochie, Double Whammy, Drop a Dime, and the Forgotten Origins of American Speech
Ralph Keyes
Progress: 28/271 pages
Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal
Christopher Moore
Progress: 42/420 pages

Just Finished Reactions: Back Across the Styx by Karalynn Lee

Back Across the Styx - Karalynn Lee

I was on a five hour flight today and decided to give this one a try. I believe it was on a Dear Author daily deal a while back so I took a risk. I like Greek mythology. I really liked the dark hunter series when it first started out, and personally have been craving a good Hades/Persephone story (Seriously. Anyone know of any?)


Anyhoo, enter this book. This novella is about Bion, the son of Hades and Persephone and Myrrine, a girl who was born in Charon's boat and so he keeps her since she didn't have a coin to pay.


This story is kind of all over the place. There is a plot surrounding the 300 Spartan's killed at Thermopylae being taken out of the underworld and the heroine is kidnapped kinda but then really isn't and Bion is there too and it's okay I guess. 


My biggest problem is nothing is every really fleshed out. Things are glossed over, characters not really developed. It's very telling and not showing. 


The premise was good. I think it would have worked as the start of a longer novel, but the way it stands it was just a decent way to entertain me for 1/5th of my flight.