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Benni rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
Red Queen (Red Queen, #1)
by Victoria Aveyard (Goodreads Author)
read in July, 2015
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So much pre-release hype for this book last year, and for the most part, the book lives up to the hype. An engaging YA fantasy thriller, but I did feel like shaking the protagonist for trusting someone who was clearly forecasted as untrustworthy...
Benni rated a book 5 of 5 stars
The Philosopher Kings by Jo Walton
The Philosopher Kings
by Jo Walton (Goodreads Author)
read in July, 2015
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I didn't know if I could love this book as much as the first, but I did. It explores how the characters are able/unable pursue Platonic excellence while dealing with very human emotions.

The ending made me tear up. I can't wait for the third book.
Benni rated a book 3 of 5 stars
The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick
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Not sure how I feel about this yet...I watched the Amazon Prime pilot based on this book first, and so the book seemed a lot less plot-driven. I wasn't sure how everything would be tied together, and I definitely wanted more by the ending.
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In Heaven, Everything is Fine by Cameron Pierce
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This anthology would have benefited from more novella or novellette-sized stories. As it is, it's mostly short stories and flash fiction, and there are just so, so many of varying quality.

With a few exceptions, the original pieces truly inspired by L
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We Don't Need Roads by Caseen Gaines
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A really interesting book that made me want to rewatch the trilogy again. I haven't been all that diligent in reading BTTF tidbits, so most of the information was new to me. One thing I did know was the original casting of Eric Stoltz; even then, tho ...more
Benni rated a book 3 of 5 stars
Robopocalypse by Daniel H. Wilson
Robopocalypse (Robopocalypse, #1)
by Daniel H. Wilson (Goodreads Author)
read in April, 2015
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Anecdotal; styled similarly to WWZ and The Three.

Fun to read at first, but the different POVs don't have sufficiently different "voices." The major events are strangely non-kinetic, and I wondered why some of the stories were even chosen for inclusio
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Benni rated a book 5 of 5 stars
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
The Rosie Project
by Graeme Simsion (Goodreads Author)
read in April, 2015
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Loved the Asperger's POV. Funny. Charming story about falling in love despite thinking you know better.
Benni rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Playlist for the Dead by Michelle Falkoff
Playlist for the Dead
by Michelle Falkoff (Goodreads Author)
read in April, 2015
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I like the playlist.

Sad story about a teenage boy trying to make sense of his best friend's suicide. Told with compassion, and encourages understanding everyone's points of view--including the teenage bullies.

I realize I'm making it sound like a PSA
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Half Wild by Sally  Green
Half Wild (The Half Bad Trilogy, #2)
by Sally Green (Goodreads Author)
read in April, 2015
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Eff Annalise. <3 Gabriel. That is all.
Benni rated a book 5 of 5 stars
The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch
The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentleman Bastard, #1)
by Scott Lynch (Goodreads Author)
read in March, 2015
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Adventurous, kept my attention the entire time. Not perfect, but I can't rate a book that was so much fun to read less than a 5.

Not a fan of the advert at the end of the book for the series that was kind of a spoiler (2013 Mass Market Paperback Edit
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“Humanity is like a drop of rain on a mountaintop, so long as it moves, you can measure all of its twists and turns and conclude that it is heading toward an overall destination, and it may in fact be moving toward a destination, but that is little reason to think that it will necessarily get there. Moths are drawn to a flame, that they have survived is proof that, thankfully, we do not always reach our destination.”
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