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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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Bright Young Things - Anna Godbersen For most of the book, I was bound and determined to give it 3 stars. I was alright with the story but not overly impressed. The characters were fine, but I'm still partial to Diana and Henry from this author's other series The Luxe.Then, the last 75 pages hooked me from out of nowhere. I should have known that Godberson was going to pull the rabbit out of the hat. After all, nothing should shock me now after the complete emotional rollercoaster that Luxe took me on.Who is Thom? Is he good or bad? What about Charlie? Is he redeemable, or just a cad? Will Letty once again find the nice man she left behind for one not quite as nice? There are so many unanswered questions that I'm sure will not be so easily resolved in the next book, already knowing this author's style of storycrafting!A fun twist has been the addition of the flapper era. It's been enjoyable to learn about New York's seedy nightlife, and the patrons who frequent the speakeasies of the time period. Even though we've fast forwarded 20 years from the Luxe, it's nice to see an attention to detail that this author makes in capturing the little things another writer might leave out. I can almost imagine the clothes, the cars and the clubs in my head.The characters feel a little bit recycled from her other series, but I'll give it a pass for now and see how they develop. Can't wait to see what happens next!