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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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Like Falling (Surfacing)

Like Falling - Jaden Wilkes warning : I drop some colorful language in this review."Is that what you are Sarah?" he leaned across his desk, his gaze suddenly intense, "a good little Mennonite girl?"1.5 stars. *cue overly frustrated sigh*I feel like a jerk because I know that a lot of people are going to like this book (it is angsty and sexy and that is sort of popular at the moment) and will probably wonder why I was so hard on it. It bugs me though when a lifestyle is used as a prop instead of being woven into the story. I loved reading about the Amish (the heroine in Like Falling reflects on being Mennonite as "Amish Lite") in books such as [b:Temptation|13223243|Temptation (Temptation, #1)|Karen Ann Hopkins|http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1326379123s/13223243.jpg|18412200] and [b:The Hallowed Ones|13018514|The Hallowed Ones (The Hallowed Ones, #1)|Laura Bickle|http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1347728440s/13018514.jpg|18180824]. To me, that was part of the draw in the first place.Granted, I get that this story was about a chick who was leaving behind the lifestyle in which she was raised. Okay, that's fine. People move on and change their views. But what was the point of her even being Mennonite (she really could have been any mainstream religion) if we didn't get to see more about what shaped her into being the unique person that she was?Instead, I got to read about a chick who wanted to get laid. And who thought about getting laid. And who delighted inwardly at how she could say words like cock and pussy now without repercussion (whoop de doo?). We didn't get a lovely coming-of-age tale. We didn't even get a thought-provoking story about a young woman who was discovering who she was as a person overall. Nope. We just sat around and waited for to get laid. And get laid again. Her thought processes weren't helping matters either.Whatever, he's an idiot, she thought, but so fucking hot.She felt pleased for even thinking swear words now, and took another drink.Don't get me wrong. I like sexy books. But this story missed so many opportunities to be more than what it was. The sex itself had a few hot moments but Sarah's way of talking and thinking dragged down some of the heat because it was silly at times.All I saw was : WEEEEE COCK FUCK PUSSY DRINK GIGGLE DICK FUCK WEEEEE. And it all drove me a little bit batty. For those who've read the book, did anyone else pick up on the fact that Sarah made a comment about having her first orgasm while thinking about Tyr and masturbating (the one where his face overrode Adam's), then later in the book, she mentions that the days were gone (from her life back at home before Tyr) when she'd sneak to the barn to have quick orgasms in the hay. That's a pretty big error of remembrance.I did award an extra half star for the realism of Sarah's first time having sex being an awkward experience. Many people don't have stellar moments when they lose their virginity.OH, but I did find the love/drug reference! I KNEW it was going to appear at some point!I never expected you to become my drug, to become as essential as breathing.