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Nocturna by Maya Motayne
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bookshelves: not-for-me

** spoiler alert ** Stopped reading with 30 pgs left.

I had such high high hopes for this book when I started it. I loved the magic and the fact that everyone had two kinds(elemental and unique to them). And the thing where the shadows react to what’s going on with the person? So cool. I wish there had been more of that. That would have been such an interesting aspect to flesh out more.

There were a couple of big coincidences that pushed the plot forward and it was at this point that I started to think maybe this book wasn’t for me.

There were also too many similar things from fandoms I love(Supernatural and Harry Potter, to name two) that made this story not really feel unique enough.

The writing was great and at times lyrical but it wasn’t enough for me.
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Reading Progress

February 9, 2019 – Shelved
February 9, 2019 – Shelved as: to-read
February 10, 2019 –
page 122
25.42% "Loving the world-building and the magic."
February 10, 2019 –
page 141
29.38% "Hmmm wonder if the author is a fan of Supernatural."
February 10, 2019 –
page 211
43.96% "Really like where the author is taking the story. There are a couple of things that were too coincidental for my liking but I’m enjoying it."
February 11, 2019 –
page 240
50.0% "There’s a few things that are very similar to elements of Supernatural and Harry Potter."
February 11, 2019 –
90.0% "Not gonna lie: I’m skimming the last 10%."
February 11, 2019 – Shelved as: not-for-me

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message 1: by Kelsey (new)

Kelsey OOF. I'm a little afraid to try.

message 2: by Colleen (new) - added it

Colleen I didn't hate it. Just very meh about it.

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