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Gabby rated a book 2 of 5 stars
Changeling by Philippa Gregory
Changeling (Order of Darkness, #1)
by Philippa Gregory (Goodreads Author)
read in August, 2014
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2 stars is being generous. I managed through it, and it was a fairly quick read, so that's why a "2".

I have read several of Gregory's historical fiction books, really enjoying "The Other Boleyn Girl", but it seems that the more of her books I read, t...more
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The Black Prism by Brent Weeks
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Changeling by Philippa Gregory
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Gabby rated a book 2 of 5 stars
The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
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The whole time I was reading this book, I kept thinking of other books/movies that had the elements of this book. And, granted, it IS hard to come up with alien invasion stories that are new and original, but this was ... derivative. And, sorry, Mr....more
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Of Noble Family by Mary Robinette Kowal
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Without a Summer by Mary Robinette Kowal
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Gabby rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Without a Summer by Mary Robinette Kowal
Without a Summer (Glamourist Histories, #3)
by Mary Robinette Kowal (Goodreads Author)
read in August, 2014
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So far this is probably my favorite of the series. The author seems to have finally hit her stride in relation to the characters, the setting, and the magic system.

There were a few times where her characters reminded me a bit much of some of Austen's...more
Gabby rated a book 3 of 5 stars
The Hourglass Door by Lisa Mangum
The Hourglass Door (Hourglass Door, #1)
by Lisa Mangum (Goodreads Author)
read in August, 2014
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This book was interesting. Part of me had to roll my eyes at the sweet, innocent teen becoming entranced by the brooding, mysterious newcomer in town. And, some of the lovely language used by the author didn't really seem to mesh well with the high s...more
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The Paper Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg
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This was a really quick read that I enjoyed. The magic system was interesting, though I wish we could have found out a little bit more the magic systems and their importance.

I did find that the storyline moved too quickly
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Gabby rated a book 3 of 5 stars
The Line by J.D. Horn
The Line (Witching Savannah, #1)
by J.D. Horn (Goodreads Author)
read in August, 2014
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This was an interesting, quick read of an urban fantasy. What I really liked is that it was set in the south, but not in the traditional New Orleans where you might find ghosts, witches, and voodoo.

I also liked that the witches seemed a little differ...more
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“What I suddenly understood was that a thank-you note isn't the price you pay for receiving a gift, as so many children think it is, a kind of minimum tribute or toll, but an opportunity to count your blessings. And gratitude isn't what you give in exchange for something; it's what you feel when you are blessed--blessed to have family and friends who care about you, and who want to see you happy. Hence the joy from thanking.”
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“Reading isn't the opposite of doing, it's the opposite of dying.”
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“If you find a girl who reads, keep her close. When you find her up at 2 AM clutching a book to her chest and weeping, make her a cup of tea and hold her. You may lose her for a couple of hours but she will always come back to you. She’ll talk as if the characters in the book are real, because for a while, they always are.Date a girl who reads because you deserve it. You deserve a girl who can give you the most colorful life imaginable. If you can only give her monotony, and stale hours and half-baked proposals, then you’re better off alone. If you want the world and the worlds beyond it, date a girl who reads.”
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