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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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I so wanted to love this book.

The Troop - Nick Cutter

There's a reason why I liked Clerks 1 better than Clerks 2. Two words : Donkey Show. If you've seen the movie, maybe you'll understand why I immediately had this thought after reading a passage in the book : So what, would you rather jerk off a donkey or fingerbang Kathy Rhinebeck?

The Troop was my Clerks 2 (full of gratuitous giggles and squeamish moments), when I was looking for Clerks 1 (offbeat moments which felt like an inside joke to those in the know). 

I was hoping for more detail of an outdoorsy survival story (it's called The Troop, after all) than the direction the story went in. 

If anything, I wasn't even scared. I was just not feeling the tone of the story. I liked the author's explanation for why he chose to use the outside source data to tell the story, but I have rarely been a fan of this type of method to get a lot of information out there. 

One thing that did work in the book's favor was sort of a throwback to classic style horror. Gone were the standard dilemmas and silly drama moments which have plagued similar books of late. If you're looking for a back-to-basics mind screw, then there's a chance you'll find something worth checking out here. 

This book provided from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.