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Stacia

Stacia in Progress

Sparkling water fanatic. Lover of random crap. Goodreads member curious to see if the grass really is greener on the other side.

Currently reading

Dreams of Gods & Monsters
Laini Taylor
Still Life with Strings
L.H. Cosway
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Books we've read

Vampire Academy Vampire Academy
by Richelle Mead
Start date: September 1, 2013

Eve and Adam Eve and Adam
by Michael Grant
Start date: August 1, 2013



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Mind Fuck

Mind Fuck - Manna Francis "I fuck minds," Toreth said pleasantly.Hrrrmmm...mixed feelings. I think I set my expectations too high and didn't quite get there. For reasons completely unknown, I thought I was going to be reading a harder-edged sci-fi. Don't ask me why. I almost figured that I was going to be getting the sci-fi version of Psy-Cop. Maybe it's because of the simulation part of the story, which I thought would be more of a focus. Truth be told, I would have preferred more of a sci-fi bent. My favorite parts of this mind-fuckery were scenes which took place in the sim, along with some of the Warrick/Torreth interactions. I'm not one to enjoy reading about corporate posturing and mysteries plopped down in the middle of another story. So much of the random chatter was skim-worthy. Business sabotage - eh. Investigations - yawn. I wanted more of the power struggle between the two male leads and more sim time.Okay, so I wouldn't quite go that far. It wasn't all boring. There were exciting parts here and there. I did finish, after all.This is the type of stuff that makes me want to read :He could still be inside (the sim) and he would have no way of knowing.So, okay, the sim did tie into the whole investigation going on, but I still felt like so much of the conversations were drawn out.The steam was so-so. I think the point was more about observing the power play, instead of getting our rocks off, and that's fine. As mentioned before, I liked the scenes with the male leads. Will I read book 2? Maybe at some point. We'll see. I can't tell if this was a case of there being more groundwork in book 1 or not. I'd have to know if things pick up from here on before deciding whether or not to continue. There were some good ideas here, so I am curious to know how it all plays out.Just a game. A game for which there was so much scope in the sim, where it would leave no bruises.