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Sparkling water fanatic. Lover of random crap. Goodreads member curious to see if the grass really is greener on the other side.

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Dreams of Gods & Monsters
Laini Taylor
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Vampire Academy Vampire Academy
by Richelle Mead
Start date: September 1, 2013

Eve and Adam Eve and Adam
by Michael Grant
Start date: August 1, 2013

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Ceaseless (Existence #3)

Ceaseless - Abbi Glines Some implied face-palming may be present in this review....and here we come full circle, back to the rating that I gave for the first book - a hesitant 2.5 stars. I had high hopes for Ceaseless, especially after being pleasantly surprised by the second book and the extra PoV after book 2. When I picked this up, I was hoping for a fun night with some sexual brain candy. While I did manage to get a helping of brain candy, it didn't make up for the rest of the story.*Very mild spoilers ahead, but there's hopefully nothing that would ruin the book, so you could probably read these*Was there even a point in having Leif's PoV when his story abruptly stopped after 2.5? I'm not sure why this bothered me, but it did. Book 3 felt like a tacked-on installment. We go back to the Jay "whatever that was" part of this mess, which had no real merit because his part in the story was filler. Leif pops in "just because," but isn't really present with what's going on. Everything about this book felt like it could have been pieced out and included in book 2 and in Leif's PoV. Either that, or 2.5 should never have happened. I can't really put my finger on what went wrong here, but book 3 felt like its own separate entity not attached to the trilogy. So now what happens to Leif? Does he even get another story? If not, then I fail to see the point of his PoV...to make us like him, then drop him on his ass? The typos were pretty bad in this book. Although, I'm now curious to see what pick high heels would look like. It's nice to see that I'll never, ever, ever run out of books that will provide me with an ongoing supply of "love is a drug" references. Are you all surprised that I can't seem to go more than a few books without finding the mention somewhere? And here it is : This could become a drug for me so easily if I let it. Coupled with the instance that Death was stalking Pagan in her room and would have stuck around without her knowing while she at least partially (maybe even completely) undressed...it was like a bad, bad Twilight flashback. Because you know, he's DEATH and all...he gets to take liberties as he so chooses.This may be invading her privacy, but I was Death, dammit. I should get some privileges.Why not a 1 star rating? The book actually was fun, mindless brain candy. It was a cute enough love story. Even though I thought the ending was much too convenient, I did enjoy the actual moments when Pagan and Dank (still can't get over those names) were together. It was a lot of the "extra" stuff that I could have done without.In conclusion :~ A happy ending does not automatically make a story good.~ A long-awaited sex scene does not automatically make a story appealing.~ This trilogy took off in too many directions for me to feel satisfied over how it ended.~The phrases "dad-gum" and "hot-as-hell" do not belong in the same sentence. That is all.