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The Lost Hero
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"“Oh, pish,” Aeolus said. “I was just grumpy. Rescind that order, Mellie, and um, who’s on guard duty—Teriyaki?—Teri, take these storm spirits down to cell block Fourteen E, will you?” A harpy swooped out of nowhere, snatched the golden bag, and spiraled into the abyss.

Hahahaha! B/c CHICKEN. *snorts*"
May 21, 2015 05:39PM

 
The Rest of Us Ju...
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Jessica ❁ Elsecaller ❁ at Rabid Reads Jessica ❁ Elsecaller ❁ at Rabid Reads said: " This book is going to be amazing.

I've never read anything by Patrick Ness before, and I was already excited b/c I've heard nothing but good things, but after finishing the preview . . . OHMAGAWD, I don't even understand how that much awesome could b
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"None of us says anything for a minute, then Jared asks, “Was that Finn?”
“Which Finn?” my sister says. “Aren’t all the indie kids called Finn?”
“I think there are a couple Dylans,” Henna says, “and a Nash.”


Hahahaha!!"
May 14, 2015 01:32PM

 

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The Just City by Jo Walton
The Just City (Thessaly, #1)
by Jo Walton (Goodreads Author)
read in May, 2015
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3.5 stars

THE JUST CITY by Jo Walton . . . is one of the strangest books I've read in long time.

The premise is fascinating: the Greek pantheon exists outside of time, meaning the gods can move through it fluidly. They can also
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Jessica ❁ Elsecaller ❁ at Rabid Reads is 71% done with The Lost Hero: “Oh, pish,” Aeolus said. “I was just grumpy. Rescind that order, Mellie, and um, who’s on guard duty—Teriyaki?—Teri, take these storm spirits down to cell block Fourteen E, will you?” A harpy swooped out of nowhere, snatched the golden bag, and spiraled into the abyss.

Hahahaha! B/c CHICKEN. *snorts*
The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan
The Lost Hero (The Heroes of Olympus, #1)
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Hold Me Like a Breath by Tiffany Schmidt
Hold Me Like a Breath: Once Upon a Crime Family
by Tiffany Schmidt (Goodreads Author)
read in May, 2015
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The first thing that struck me about this book was the title: HOLD ME LIKE A BREATH.

There are a lot of different ways you can hold someone, and I've heard innumerable similes in that regard, but never that one . . . "like a br
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"As much as it's gotten me in trouble, I still manage to unwittingly make assumptions from time to time. Like that people who like to read--especially people who like to read the kind of books I do--are inherently humanities-minded: we're creative,..." Read more of this chapter »
Elephants and Corpses by Kameron Hurley
Elephants and Corpses: A Tor.Com Original
by Kameron Hurley (Goodreads Author)
read in May, 2015
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I LOVED this. Like . . . LOVED it.

I'd never read anything by Hurley before, but I'm definitely going to change that. Immediately.

At first, I was completely creeped out b/c dead bodies and a certain level of suggestiveness was . . . well, it was gros
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Uprooted by Naomi Novik
Uprooted
by Naomi Novik (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2015
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Imagine a powerful sorcerer living in a lone tower in the middle of a forest. He is over 150 years old, yet still has the appearance of a young man. Every 10 years he leaves his tower to pick a girl from one of the local villa
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Cuckoo Song by Frances Hardinge
Cuckoo Song
by Frances Hardinge
read in May, 2015
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4.5 stars

I don't read very many middle grade books.

It's not that I don't like them or that I think I've outgrown them . . . I'm just not . . . very interested in the kinds of stories and perspectives that frequent the age 9 -
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Magic Burns by Ilona Andrews
Magic Burns (Kate Daniels, #2)
by Ilona Andrews (Goodreads Author)
recommended for: The WHOLE world.
read in July, 2014
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5/11/15 REREAD with Ilona Andrews Addicts (IAA)!

4.5 stars

After the trial by fire world-building of Magic Bites, any leftover questions are quickly answered in Kate Daniels #2 by virtue of the shifts from magic to tech and tech to magic occurring with
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Just the Sexiest Man Alive by Julie James
Just the Sexiest Man Alive
by Julie James (Goodreads Author)
read in May, 2015
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I don't read many romance-focused books.

Sure, I read the occasional paranormal or fantasy romance, and I definitely like my books to have an element of hearts and flowers, but generally speaking, I prefer ACTION to relationships, and I prefer the su
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Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson
Walk on Earth a Stranger (The Goldscryer Saga, #1)
by Rae Carson (Goodreads Author)
recommended for: Anyone with nostalgia for Oregon Trail
read in May, 2015
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4.5 stars

This book . . . I LOVED it. A slow(ish) start was my only real issue, and it resolved itself by the 1/3rd mark.

I loved the characters.
I loved the story.
I laughed, I cried, I wrung my hands, I swooned, I LOVED IT.

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