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Stacia in Progress

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
Still Life with Strings
L.H. Cosway
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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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Inbetween (Kissed by Death)

Inbetween - Tara A. Fuller Your Life Has Just Begun, Again...3.5 stars. Finn doesn't fit the "reaper" stereotype. This former WWII fighter pilot turned undead escort is just another guy stuck in the inbetween. It's too bad the love of his life has been reincarnated back into the world of the living and she seems to be unable to avoid nearly missing death over and over. I guess that's what happens when ....CRAP... I can't say anything else or it will be a massive spoiler!You'll just have to trust me that the plot twist is actually kind of amusing. It almost had me wishing for the most bizarre love triangle (it would have involved body snatching, don't ask) that could have ever been. Don't stress. There's no actual love triangle...but in this case, it would have been hilarious to watch.Confused yet? Sorry. Let's go back to the beginning. Inbetween starts out a little bit like it was written as the lovechild of [b:Fallen|6487308|Fallen (Fallen, #1)|Lauren Kate|http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1358267190s/6487308.jpg|6678670] and [b:Existence|13223520|Existence (Existence Trilogy, #1)|Abbi Glines|http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1367489930s/13223520.jpg|17258588]. Believe me, I wasn't happy about this. At ALL. However, even with the similarities, I thought the story was a halfway decent read with far, far less annoying characters, so I was going to give this a basic "3 star for managing not to tick me off" rating and move on to the next book. Somewhere around the second half of the book, things got interesting. I'm stuck again not being able to say anything because ARGH, SPOILERS. I'll just say that I was grinning with sick glee at what was going on. Without going into too much detail, there were fights and accidents and fires and people switching bodies...and yeah. All that kind of hoopla. Fun stuff. If I had any sort of complaint, it's that I wish the love story would have taken longer to develop. This is going to be a series. Even knowing that the two main characters had a history, it would have been interesting to see Emma have been kept in the dark longer than she was...or, at the very least, maybe she could have taken a little bit more time to figure out that she had fallen in love. I'm not a fan of point A to Z romance when a series still has several books in the making. The Ending. Blergh. Again, I can't SAY JACK because I actually want my friends to stay my friends and I don't think they'd appreciate me spoiling something if they have any intention of reading the book. I am not happy with what happened to one of the characters (it could be one of many characters who were in the book). My preference would have been for that "person" (imagine me doing lame air quotes) to keep doing what they were doing. And that's all I will say about that. Overall Score : I'm fairly secure in giving this a happy 3.5. After getting past a few shaky chapters which had me nervously comparing Inbetween to a couple of less-than-impressive books, I realized this was a halfway-decent first installment to a series. I can't say that the book was anything new or fresh for the genre, but I was entertained and didn't feel myself suffering any massive cringe-worthy moments. I'll definitely be continuing on with the series. This book was provided from the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.