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Stacia

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.

Currently reading

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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A group for adult lovers of Young Adult fiction. We feature a different type of book for each mon...

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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Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor - Lisa Kleypas I am shocked. I didn't believe it was possible for me to EVER dislike a Kleypas book. How could this have happened?Before I start this review, I must first go back in time a few days...DATE : December 23TIME : Lazy afternoon with the kids out of the houseACTIVITY : My viewing of a taped movie - Christmas With Holly, based on the book I'm reviewing. Don't ask me why I decided to tape and watch it, but I have to admit to being curious about seeing a Kleypas book translated to film. RESPONSE : Well...that was a couple hours of my life that I'll never get back. Surely, the book HAS to be better. I guess I need to read the thing.And now...back to the present...I figured that there was no way the Hallmark Hall of Fame crapfest of a movie that I watched could be any better than the book itself.I was wrong. So my mind is thinking that the story would be more interesting in book form. At the very least, there might be a nice little sex scene that wasn't shown in the PG rated movie. BAH. I SAY BAH. To all of it. By the 25% mark I started skimming. People had warned me that this was Kleypas' weakest book, but I didn't honestly think it could be that bad. Let's just put it this way...it was as if every single thing that I would love about a Kleypas book was edited out of Friday Harbor. The banter was awful, the humor was practically nonexistent, the story was boring, and the steam was laughable. I never, ever thought I'd see the day come where I'd have to write a negative review for this author. It's a sad day for me indeed. I honestly have nothing else that I want to say. Hopefully, the next Kleypas book that I pick up will wash the memory of this one away.