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"Sigh, sex, backstabbing, talking about sex, marriage, backstabbing, lying....sigh. Someone please give me motivation to continue..." 18 hours, 5 min ago

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Jesslyn is 85% done with The Adamantine Palace: Sigh, sex, backstabbing, talking about sex, marriage, backstabbing, lying....sigh. Someone please give me motivation to continue...
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Jesslyn added a status update: Why is it so hard to find fantasy with diversity? I'm not saying every other character should be of color, but come on! And don't get me started on how apparently (in books) no black people survive the zombie apocalypse.
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Blood Song (A Raven's Shadow Novel)
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I'm really not sure why people where comparing this to Sanderson or Rothfuss. Did no one read Mark Lawrence's The Broken Empire? In any case, I started off thinking this was boy lit--all testosterone and swordly prowess, but it turned out to be a nua...more
The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen

First of all, to the shitstick in the PR department that labeled this the “The Hunger Games meets Game of Thrones”:

Second of all, FANTASY NOVEL FAIL.

Look, I’m a hardcore fantasy fan but I’m not a snob. High fantasy, light fantas... " Read more of this review »
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Green Rider by Kristen Britain
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I'm thinking that this may be a 2.5 more than 3 stars for me even though I pushed onto the next book. The situations seem a bit...simple. And I'm finding the conflict to be slightly childish. I can't put my finger on it and wish I had read on my Kind...more
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“A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading.”
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“Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.”
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“If you wish, you may call me Rand Sedai.”
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“I swear, my dear. Sometimes our conversations remind me of a broken sword."

She raised an eyebrow.

"Sharp as hell," Lightsong said, "but lacking a point.”
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“The door slammed open. Vivenna jumped, putting a hand to her chest.

Vasher walked in. 'Start reaching for that sword when you're startled,' he said. 'There's little reason to grab your shirt, unless you're planning to rip it off.”
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