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LoonyAlana

Crazy Bibliophile and Book Pimp (Not So Anonymous)

I am a mother of two boys and avid reader; I practically live and breathe books. If I could sustain my life on just reading, I would live forever. I'm weird, and proud of it. I have traveled to many places: Mexico, St. Marteen, Prague, England, Cozumel, and Canada to name a few. Many moons ago I co-hosted "Welcome to Insanity" radio show on a micro radio station in TX- but our show was played via streaming internet in coffee houses in Amsterdam. I have a BA in theater. I used to be "the finder of lost things" but I think my last child robbed me of my gift. Now I just have a large collection of useless information... it goes with my growing mountain of "to be read" books

Currently reading

The Hooker and the Hermit
Penny Reid, Luci Cosway
The Suicide Princess
Anthony Bryan
Rise of the Magi (Lila Gray, #3)
Jocelyn Adams
Caged (Holloway Pack, #3)
J.A. Belfield
Angelfall (Penryn & the End of Days, #1) - Susan Ee Because I am a little persnickity about 5♥'s... I would actually give this 4½♥'s but fudged up because 'the man' won't allow half-stars. There is so much hype about this book, and there is always the possibility when that happens that it will fall short of what has been built up around it. I actually found this one lives up to the hype, but I do think that relies upon two main things in a reader: 1) You must like YA (although not necessarily 'young' YA or super angsty YA) and 2) accept that not every single little detail is going to be cataloged, explained, and filed away for the reader in this Urban Fantasy/Post Apocalyptic book.

The reader is NOT given a all-access behind-the-scenes pass. There are questions that (maybe) book 2 will answer, maybe not. Also, you must be willing to leave your pre-concieved notions behind about angels. Angels are not automatically "good", pure, or altruistic. Just as humans are, they can be evil, violent, angry, deceitful, spiteful, loyal, loving, and kind. And they like to call us monkeys.

...More (review) to come, when I have more time to elaborate.