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Amelia, the pragmatic idealist hahaha oh come on, Jillian!
You've had luck with ARCs too :D
This is the 2nd one I've ever gotten!

Amelia, the pragmatic idealist okie dokie :D
I'm wondering if I should read this now or wait till closer to September.
Hmmm! :P

message 3: by AtenRa (new)

AtenRa Wow!!!!!!!!I am so jealous!!!!This and Hunger are the only ARCs I just HAVE to have!!!!!!!I am so happy(and jealous :P) for you Amelia!Looking forward to your review :)

message 4: by *Miss Fame* (new)

*Miss Fame* The cover of this book is bad ass!!

message 5: by Amelia, the pragmatic idealist (last edited Jul 05, 2010 09:35AM) (new)

Amelia, the pragmatic idealist definitely!

I like how the cover is shiny, too :P

message 6: by I am Bastet (new)

I am Bastet Amelia, how do you manage to get ARCs? Do you go to cons that have them (like BEA) or do you request from the publisher since you have a blog? :)

message 7: by ★ Jess (new)

★ Jess id love to hear what you think, because im 50-50 on reading this one...

Amelia, the pragmatic idealist hey Jess!
so far, so good :D

message 9: by I am Bastet (new)

I am Bastet But I'm so curious! :-P

Amelia, the pragmatic idealist hey I might need to send you a message, because I've been thinking I might have to change the way I've been reviewing books...

message 11: by ★ Jess (new)

★ Jess In what way?

Amelia, the pragmatic idealist when I read, I unintentionally pay attention to the writing parts of the story: pacing, characterization, plot structure, etc. And most people probably don't care about those things when they read reviews. They just want to know if it's any good or not. Well, that's how I determine if something is good - by how well-written it is. And I can't seem to turn off 'Writer Amelia' when I read, so I end up sounding ultra-critical

message 13: by *Miss Fame* (new)

*Miss Fame* There is nothing wrong with that Amelia!! Everyone reviews books differently and has different criteria for what makes a good book, and if that's your criteria then sing it loud and proud sister!! Nothing wrong with it! Write your reviews in a way that's true to you, don't worry about what other people care about. Some people DO care about those same things too and appreciate your reviews!

Amelia, the pragmatic idealist aww thank you Teresa!
I will be loud and proud!

message 15: by *Miss Fame* (new)

*Miss Fame* *hugs back* Haha, I think your reviews are wonderful and meaningful! My reviews tend to just my opinions and thoughts of randomness of things of the book (haha I'm always like "This character is so funny I died everytime he opened his mouth" LOL so my reviews aren't helpful at all, but it's just the things I feel like saying so I say it!) I always admire the detail in your reviews and I'm always like *big anime adoring eyes* "Wow, look at how long that review is! She's so wonderful to take the time to write all that and think about all that!!" haha!

So what I'm trying to say is, you rock!! :-p And so do your reviews!

message 16: by I am Bastet (new)

I am Bastet I like your reviews exactly as they are! :)

message 17: by Christie (new)

Christie I love your reviews! Don’t change a thing :)

I agree 110% with your feelings on this book. We need more characters like Mackie in YA novels and less characters like Alice. Tate didn’t do much for me either, but I think I could have liked her. Would have loved to see more time with his parents as well.

& the tongue ring scene should have been left out. Blech! Even with my complaints the assets still outweighed the flaws with this one.

Amelia, the pragmatic idealist yeah! I actually was thinking of your review when I was writing mine. I didn't like Tate either - she was a little too intense for me, and I didn't like the way she treated sweet little Mackie, haha.

message 19: by Ashley Brooke (new)

Ashley Brooke Nice review! I found this title to be pretty engaging. I had similar problem where I thought everything happened really quickly. So, do you think stand-alone novel or beginning of a series?

Amelia, the pragmatic idealist from what I understand (and what I saw on the author's site) this is supposed to be a stand-alone. I asked Maggie Stiefvater the question, and she confirmed it was a stand-alone. :) Who knows what the publisher will decide, though?

message 21: by Katelyn (new)

Katelyn I'm so glad you liked this so much, I'm on the tour for this one and I can't wait to read it!

message 22: by Britney (new)

Britney What a great review! Thank you for the info. I have a hard time finding reviews that tell me what to expect without giving away the whole book. Thanks again

message 23: by Sarah (new)

Sarah I was wondering if this was the start of a series or not, so I was hesitant to try it but I think I'll give it a go! I too am annoyed that almost every YA book that comes out these days is part of a series or trilogy!

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