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  • June 1, 2010

It’s a bit of shame, but I didn’t care for Lesley Hauge’s Nomansland as much as I expected I would. It was ok, but not stellar. Pity. Keller lives on an island with only women. All things feminine have been denoted as anathema, and practicing one of the seven Pitfalls can earn you punishment. The…

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  • May 31, 2010

Wow, did I lose momentum on this book. Linda Robertson’s Vicious Circle seemed to have it all; a cool main protagonist (Persephone) who is dealing with the recent conflict of having her elderly grandmother move in. Add the death of a friend, a hot Werewolf gunning for you, an offer of several hundreds of thousands…

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  • May 28, 2010

Last year I discovered Daniel Waters’ Generation Dead series. I, all but, devoured the first two books in quick succession. I was very entranced by the characters, the story, and the fight for zombie rights presented within. The third book in Waters’ zombie young adult books, entitled Passing Strange, released this week. I got my copy…

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  • May 26, 2010

I waited a while to pick up Gena Showalter’s Intertwined. I probably should have read it when it came out last fall, I could have hand sold a ton of it. I really enjoyed it, but there’s a lot going on which I will try to simplify. Aden Stone has four voices living inside of…

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  • May 24, 2010

Well, I gave it my customary 75 pages, but it failed to capture my attention. Gillian Shields did absolutely nothing for me. Usually this kind of premise is up my ally – orphaned girl taken in by a specialized prep school, secluded and snooty… and then something bizarro happens. Well, in this I didn’t even…

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  • May 23, 2010

  I was privileged enough to acquire an advanced copy of Matched by Ally Condie several months before the release date. I’m thrilled to say that the book lives up to its premise. The Society has always provided for everyone’s needs – food, clothing, shelter are merely a matter of course. They also provide Matches…

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  • May 21, 2010

Also, and I realize I am a few days late in posting this, the 2009 Nebula Awards have been announced recently. Congrats to The Windup Girl for winning best novel. Squee, biopunk!!! Also, yay for Catherynne M. Valente. What a great title. 🙂 -BP – Follow the Reader – Bloglovin’ Facebook Goodreads Google+ Library Thing…

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  • May 21, 2010

There’s a great article in the times written by Neil Gaiman about Bradbury and his influence. That said I have yet to read Bradbury… bad sci fi fan…bad bad. -BP – Follow the Reader – Bloglovin’ Facebook Goodreads Google+ Library Thing Pinterest Riffle Twitter

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  • May 20, 2010

  I read the first four of Richelle Mead’s Vampire Academy series last December just before Christmas. They were my “Christmas-is-retail-hell-blow-off-books”. I didn’t expect to like them as much as I did, but with great writing, characters, and plot development I was quickly hooked. Six months pass and I pick up Spirit Bound upon its release…

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  • May 18, 2010

  I just completed the newly released Spells by Aprilynne Pike. I gotta say, admittedly… begrudgingly, I’m a fan. Fast fan. I have reservations, don’t get me wrong. There are a few things that Pike has written into the story that really annoy me. Item 1: The troll conflict feels unnecessary. The story is not…

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  • May 16, 2010

    I think I needed an easy read after I finished Michael Grant’s Gone books. Everything I tried this week has either not stuck or I wasn’t in the head space for. I needed something light and fluffy. Well, ask and ye shall receive. I found out exactly what I needed from the totally…

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  • May 13, 2010

    You know, I’m gonna pass on Bleeding Violet by Dia Reeves. There’s something about it I can’t wrap my head around. I made it to my customary 75 pages and there wasn’t alot for me to hang my heart on. So I’m stopping.

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  • May 13, 2010

  I’m a huge Riordan fan, but for this book I have done a terrible, unforgivable thing. I read Rick Riordan’s The Red Pyramid entirely too fast. As a result I did not absorb any of the beginning, and in doing this the end became quite garbled..and I did not finish it. Bad reader. Bad…

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  • May 11, 2010

    Well, that makes book number 50 in my goal of 100 for the year. Go me! Lies by Michael Grant is not my favourite of the series. It’s still a strong read because the over looming premise is fantastic. However, Lies falls short of perfect and floats somewhere in the “middle book” realm….

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  • May 9, 2010

    Wow. Michael Grant knows how to write cliffhangers. And how! For a bit I drifted through Hunger thinking I didn’t care for it as much as Gone. There’s a lot going on, but ultimately it is a sequel book. Sequels are almost always not as good as the first book. The mystery is…