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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
Eden - Janelle Stalder Review to come...

Overall impressions

It's like a fantasy got smacked by an after-school special (but in a good way.)
Recommended for tween readers and up (parental guidance on level of violence, but no 'sex' to worry about)
Did NOT see that end coming!
There were one or two plot points that I guessed early on, but beyond that it really seemed to 'break the mold' on cookie-cutter YA books. There were twists and turns, and I did not expect to feel for the 'bad guys' as much as I did. Really blurred the lines between 'good' and 'bad' in a way that makes you sympathize with both sides.

More to come!