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Beautiful Darkness by Kami Garcia
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This was the book that would not end. I was definitely let down since I had heard good things about it, but it just dragged on and on. The last 70 pages things picked up and I actually felt myself wanting to read it which was different from the first 400+ pages. While I do like the authors' writing, I could not help but feel like something had been missed in the editing process. The epic journey they go on (which seems to be the main part of the story) does not enter until around page 300. Three hundred?! Once I finished I was trying to remember what was so important in the beginning that it took 300 pages to set up for the last third of the book and I really think it could have been done in 150 pages...maybe even 100.
While I was convinced I was going to leave this series alone, the ending convinced me otherwise. It was a great set up for the next installment. It also saved my rating from two stars up to three.
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Reading Progress

August 15, 2010 – Started Reading
August 15, 2010 – Shelved
March 31, 2011 – Shelved as: 2011-reads
March 31, 2011 – Shelved as: witches-warlocks
March 31, 2011 – Shelved as: part-of-a-series
March 31, 2011 – Shelved as: paranormal
March 31, 2011 – Shelved as: magic
March 31, 2011 – Shelved as: love-romance
March 31, 2011 – Shelved as: gothic-tones
March 31, 2011 – Shelved as: big-fat-book
April 11, 2011 –
page 179
35.59% "Can't get into this one for some reason. :("
April 16, 2011 –
page 213
42.35%
April 25, 2011 –
page 213
42.35% "The book that won't end..."
April 25, 2011 –
page 269
53.48% "The book that won't end..."
April 29, 2011 – Shelved as: supernatural
April 29, 2011 – Shelved as: young-adult
April 29, 2011 – Finished Reading
January 4, 2013 – Shelved as: urban-fantasy

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