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Magic Binds by Ilona Andrews
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Into the Beautiful North by Luis Alberto Urrea
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The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
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Pro:
- gorgeous cover

- Some very beautifully and evocatively written bits

- Interesting setting and time (1960's Kerala in India), when it feels like people are starting to shake off some constricting mindsets and venture into new social territory. The
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The Way of Shadows by Brent Weeks
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- intricate worldbuilding
- very cool ninja/parkour fusion type scenes

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- pet peeve: an author goes to extraordinary and skillfull lengths to create an entire universe with multiple societies, history, governments, classes, etc., etc., and then
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What Casanova Told Me by Susan   Swan
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Cotillion by Georgette Heyer
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Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman
Saving CeeCee Honeycutt
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- pretty & relevant cover

- protagonist for whom you root with all your power

- great concept (how do children of parents with severe psychiatric illness survive psychologically?), there are some very well done scenes with the protagonist force
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Cotillion by Georgette Heyer
Cotillion
by Georgette Heyer
read in February, 2016
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3.5 stars, bumped up to 4 on GR system

I didn't think this felt like a 4 star when I started. I took a while for me to start to "feel" the characters, and neither heroine nor hero did well in first impressions. But by the end, I really appreciated how
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Tiffany Clare
“I feel like Sleeping Beauty, forever asleep, with the waking world continuing on without me fully aware. Only there is no prince to wake me from this slumber, this half-life.”
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“He liked radical politics and had a fondness for chocolate.”
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“If Marilyn Monroe and Princess Diana were "candles in the wind," and Anna Nicole Smith was a bonfire in a hailstorm, and Lindsay Lohan is an electric toaster thrown intentionally into a Jacuzzi, then Paris Hilton s a strobe light in an epilepsy ward.”
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