Black Diaries: A Review

Black Diaries by Robert Their

My Rating: 5 Stars!

Cover Rating: 7/10 Stars! The cover really fits everything about the novel. Those cartoon heart eyes over a very real very dead skull truly captures what this book is about. I love it!

Publisher: Robert himself on wattpad!

Synopsis:

INGREDIENTS FOR A HAPPILY EVER AFTER:

1. One feisty heroine (That would be me. Hi, I’m Cassy.)

2. One deliciously hot hero (I prefer them fresh, not frozen.)

3. Passionate love (and a big fat pinch of lust!)

4. Oh, and don’t forget the “Till death do us part!”

Please leave stewing for 10 minutes in deadly intrigue, stir, and then serve with hot chili sauce.

See? A very simple recipe. Nothing can possibly go wrong, right…?

Opening Sentence: “My first husband died when I was twenty-three.”

Musings:

Dear reader,

I had no idea what I was getting myself into when I began reading this. From the man that brought you Storm and Silence you get this sarcastic, deranged, loving serial killer named Cassy. I was not expecting this. Yet I am so glad this was written.

I don’t know where Robert was suppressing this novel in his mind, but wherever this came from it was brilliant. It brought a smile to my face. The implications of a animal loving serial killer bringing a smile to my face is a fact that I’m going to have to deal with. Either way this book is amazing and I’m going to tell you why.

What I Loved:

The hilarity of it. Some things in this book are so outlandish that while it makes little sense it then makes a lot of sense. Cassidy has such a luck with finding unique, interesting, and gorgeous men that it is insane. The fact they all end up dead is beside the point.

An animal loving, cat caring, martial artist, veterinarian, happy go lucky, and quite lucky, serial killer. Cassidy is something else. I admire her. Thinking about all the things that makes Cassy…. Cassy is a mind bender. She is oddly justified in everything she does. You root for her. Wish that you were her. Yet the ease in how she kills starts to grow on you. It’s kinda alarming.

I’m simply in awe at this story. It’s one of those books that makes your mouth hang open the entire time. Sometimes your thinking WTH did I just read? Other times your so into the story that anytime Cassy does something you feel like you have to shout into the world “HELL YEAH!”

Oddly seem-less. From one odd situation to the next the way Cassy progresses through her life and becomes who she becomes is seem-lees and at the same time a whirl wind. You look back on it and think how did we get from here to here, but when you slow it down and see the play by play it makes sense and I admire this book for that.

The romance is great! You root for Cassy and every single guy she falls for. You want them to have a perfect romance and you want the guy to not cheat and keep his vows. The wooing parts of this book are like mini fun adventures. So well done!

It’s not repetitive. You would think a story that falls on a pattern would be repetitive, but it’s not AT ALL. It’s always exciting and fresh. It always gets your heart pounding. There is always something to love. Plus it has enough twists along the way to always keep you on your toes. That’s just how well written this book is.

All In All:

Reader,

I can’t really explain how much this author’s works mean to me. I can’t explain how many days have gone by where one of his chapters has brought a smile to my face. I may have not expected Black Diaries to have ever existed, but it achieved so many smiles to come across my face and I think for a book like this, that is what is most important. I hope you take on Cassy wacky and incredible story. It’s a free read. So please. Check it out!

With love,

Tiana Wolfe

About the Author

Sir Rob at a Window of the Castle of Rechberg

Robert Thier is a German historian, lover of old books and award-winning writer, whose novels and stories encompass the historical, satirical, and fantastical. For the way he manages to make the past come alive, as if he himself lived as a medieval knight, his inventive fans have given him the nickname “Sir Rob.” All of his stories are characterized by his very own brand of humor that has gained him a diverse readership ranging from teenagers to retired grandmothers.

For Robert, becoming a writer followed naturally from his interest in history. “In Germany,” he says, “we use the same word for story and history. And I’ve always loved the one as much as the other. Becoming a storyteller, a writer, is what I’ve always wanted.”
Besides writing and researching in dusty old archives, on the lookout for a mystery to put into his next story, Robert enjoys classical music and long walks in the country. The helmet you see in the picture he does not wear because he is a cycling enthusiast, but to protect his literary skull in which a bone has been missing from birth. Robert lives in the south of Germany in a small village between the three Emperor Mountains.

Thanks for reading! Let me know your thoughts down in the comments below. Have you ever read one of Robert’s works? If you have I would love to discuss it!

-Till next time!

Harry Potter Tag 


By the circumstance of my birthday being in the wonderful month of December I was tagged by Payton’s Book Thoughts for this Potter inspired Book Tag! Payton has a wonderful blog that you should definitely check out here. This tag was created by Lashaan and Trang @ Bookidote I love the unique design of their blog! 

I was belatedly tagged by Ava @ Reads, Rhythms, and Ruminations! Her blog is full of books, anime, and all things fun. Check out one of my favorite posts from her here. I can so relate to having a ship that doesn’t sail the way I want it to. 

I have only read the first Harry Potter book, but the thing about this book tag is the one and only rule is no Harry Potter books can be used for any of the answers. 

So without further ado, here is the Harry Potter Tag!

Flagrate- A Book You Found The Theme Interesting But You’d Like To Rewrite It:

The Last Place on Earth by Carol Snow 


This book had the potential to be so good but instead I ended up hating it. It could have been a great Sci-Fi but instead I got a half-baked contemporary that made 0 sense. This book made me so upset. If this got rewritten completely to be the Sci-Fi it should have been it would make me incredibly happy. 

Alohomora- The First Book In A Series That Got You Hooked:

The Progeny by Tosca Lee 


This book was so good! I was so surprised by all the twists and turns and I’m so hooked! I need the second book now!

Accio- A Book You Wish You Could Have Right Now:

Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh 


A Mulan retelling by the author of the one other book I most want in my hands right now The Wrath & the Dawn? Yes please! I need this book now!

Avada- A Killer Book. Both Senses. Take it as You Like:

Black Diaries by Robert Their 


This book is completely insane a lot of the time, but I love it! The main character Cassidy is a bit homicidal, but I love her killer tendencies, even if I’m not supposed too! This book is so much fun! 

Confundo- A Book You Found Really Confusing:

Incarceron by Catherine Fisher 


Now I really enjoyed reading this book, but it took me a bit to get into it because there is so many elements that at first it is pretty confusing, but after a while everything is better explained and I whizzed through it after that. 

Sectumsempra- A Dark And Twisted Book:

Impulse by Ellen Hopkins 


This book isn’t a thriller or a horror, but is one of the most heartbreaking novels I have ever read. It is so dark at times and it takes you on a journey that you will never forget. A book written entirely in poetry that tells the story of addiction and depression that rips your heart to pieces. 

Aparecium- A Book That Surprised You In A Great Way. Reveals To Be More Than It Is:

A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly 


I wasn’t sure I was even going to like this book, but I was so so wrong. This book has become one of my absolute favorite reads of 2016 and one of my favorite books of all time. It was amazing! 

Thank so much for reading! If you enjoyed this tag and wish to participate consider yourself tagged. I would love to read your answers. 

-Till next time!

Multiple Books Disorder: My Personal Affliction 

Take a spiral into the first couple of pages wanting, needing, craving for more. Turning one at a time. Soaking in each word. Then stop. 

You know you have the power to continue reading. You know that you want to continue, but something distracted you. You move on. You forget. Your heart remembers, but too late, you’ve moved on. 

A serial book-killer. A man-killer of books. You love-em and leave em. 

Then you see them there on your shelf. Looking good with the promise of amazing things to come. You pick up where you left off savoring every letter till the end. 


I have a multiple book disorder. Reading too many at once. I blame wattpad and its teasing of books unfinished for my ability to keep straight the storylines of the over 30 books I might read at once. 

Though really I start reading a story then leave it alone for a long while, as I get enraptured by another. By long while, I mean months at a time. There are times, rarely that I read one complete book without looking at another story, but that’s just not how it normally goes. 

It is a blessing and a curse. A blessing that I have the ability to experience many different amazing stories at once. A curse because I hardly read a story start to finish right away. A curse because I leave an amazing story for so long. But this is my affiction and I stick by it happy and proud. It may not be healthy, but I get to experience so many worlds. 

It is a pleasure and a privilege to be able to read. I am so happy I have been able to enjoy so many wonderful books of all kinds.

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What are your bookish afflictions? Do you have any weird reading habits?