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Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers
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Apr 17, 2012

it was ok
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I really liked the concept for this book and it starts out quite strongly, but it ended up falling into the trope I despise - an apparently strong female falls in love so he's basically all that matters. The plot moved at a very uneven pace - sometimes I'd be bored about the nothing that was happening, other times I'd think that an event passed by far too quickly without much of an impact on the reader. There were some pretty contrived events near the end, and it felt like I was supposed to be amazed and triumphant along with our heroine, but it was too unbelievable for me to do so. The next book could be more interesting since it apparently follows a more interesting character, but I fell into that trap when Lauren Oliver presented a midquel for Delirum about awesome Hana that just ended up making me think that Oliver is progressively becoming a worse writer and/or is better at side characters than protagonists.

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