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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
Rated YA-MA : Adults Who Read Young Adult Fiction
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Books we've read

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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Legend - Marie Lu She said : I will hunt you down. I will scour the streets of Los Angeles for you. Search every street in the Republic if I have to. I will trick you and deceive you, lie cheat and steal to find you, tempt you out of your hiding place, and chase you until you have nowhere else to run. I make you this promise : your life is mine.He said : If I did not wish she were dead, I would find her absolutely breathtaking.The above artwork (minus the crappy text I added from a book quote) was drawn by the author herself. She writes and she does her own artwork? That's pretty badass. 3.5 stars. So this wasn't the most believable dystopia I've ever read (although, let's get real - most of these books are pretty far from believable anyway). So our male character claims he scaled a four-story building in less than five seconds (without assistance or equipment?). So there were at least a few far-fetched moments. And by far-fetched, I'm just going to put it out there that a 15-year-old isn't going to be in a position of such great power in any sort of modern (non-monarchy) based world. Age that girl by even a couple/few years and I might be more likely to buy that people twice her age are taking orders from her. This time *shrug* I really don't care. I liked the book. It was an engaging read. The entertainment factor was easily 4 stars. We had some action, adventure, and a potential romance based on mutual distrust. Those are all bonus points in my book. There was even a girl-on-girl fight scene and a moment of pistol-whipping. Yes, please. Don't judge me. Sometimes, I like it when people throw down, and watching June pistol-whip Day made me laugh. One aspect which did fascinate me was both Day and June's ability to notice small details, such as what direction a voice would be coming from through a speaker, or how a person could be recognized by the type of knot they tied into their cloak. This is something which did work its way into the bigger picture of their story and I liked how that all unfolded.The instalove question - Is it or isn't it? I'm going with no. Instant attraction, thoughts of wanting to kiss someone, thinking a lot about a person when they're not around...that's all pretty normal for the age, no? At least it was for me at that age (not that I'm claiming to have ever been normal). There was only one scene which sort of hit that silly mark for me in this department, but it wasn't that big of a deal.June and Day were kind of cute, in that brother/sister dangerous boy-meets-dangerous girl kind of way. So the chemistry wasn't off the charts. They have miles to go, I'm guessing. We'll get there. I liked some of the side characters and potential villains. Can't wait to see what's up next for them. Book 2 - let's see what you got!