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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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The Opportunist

The Opportunist (Love Me With Lies, #1) - Tarryn Fisher "From approximately twelve hours of knowing you, I have decided that I will never forget you, even if we never speak another word to each other. You leave a very strong impression. I can only imagine how that poor bastard feels after so many years of keeping company with you."3.5 stars. That one quote sums up Olivia in a nutshell. Btw...I really liked Noah, the guy who stated the above. It's too bad we didn't meet him until the end of the book. He was quite lovely.This book is not about the lovable Noah, however (why do I get the feeling that he's going to be playing the same role of Loring in How to Kill a Rock Star?). It's about Caleb and Olivia and their baggage - some extremely fucked messed up baggage."I will love again, Olivia, you will hurt forever. What you've done is...You are worthless because you make yourself that way. You will remember me every day for the rest of your life because I was the one and you threw me away."Ouch. The truth hurts. Don't worry, I didn't actually spoil anything there...there's enough back and forth that you never really know what's going on with these two.At this stage of my reading life (yes, I go through stages), I am kinda-sorta over drama books. I fed off of these types of books in a gluttonous way for quite some time until they became nausea-inducing. This is probably why I put off reading The Opportunist for a while...I knew that I'd have to mentally be in a place to handle some drama.How did the book work for me?It was entertaining. It was annoying. It was like looking into a mirror in parts. I am Olivia. I hated Olivia because I am Olivia. Rather, I was Olivia. Her games were all wrong, yet I've played some of those exact same games in past relationships. She deserved to have some major sense slapped into her, yet I understood (at times) why she acted the way that she did. At this stage in my life, I have no patience for Olivias. The mirror was hiding in the drawer in a nice, safe place. I was not having the desire to look in that mirror ever again. I suppose I should thank the author for that *fake rude glare*.In all seriousness, I was never quite as batshit crazy as this girl. She really did have a few screws loose. Caleb was no angel, but good lord, he was put through the ringer. I can't really fault him for trying to move on.I really don't know my feelings about this book. I liked it enough to rate it decently and am curious to read the rest of the series. However, I didn't love what was done to me. The book messed with my head just a little.Random side note : have you noticed all of my uses of the word "I" in this review? You probably haven't because you're nothing like me. This type of writing in The Opportunist drove me just a tiny bit crazy. Not enough to knock points off my rating but there were several sections where the majority of paragraphs or sentences started with I. Blame my business writing class for making me notice this but it's a big hurdle for me to have to get past when reading. The story was so engaging though, that this small issue was something which faded away after a while.Should YOU read this book?If you can handle drama, sure...why not? Most of us could use a little mind screw every so often. If you're the type to want to slap someone for dishonesty and head games - run far, far away. Preferably at the speed of light.My feelings about where the characters are headed?So...I'm a little worried. If this series ends anything like The Luxe series did (fabulous/beautiful/amazing story arc with WTF-ery aplenty at the end), I might have to punch someone in the face. Guess you'll just have to stay tuned to see whether I explode or not...