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Review for Shatter Me

I got multiple anonymous messages on tumblr telling me to read this book because of a certain amoral love (?) interest. But I kept putting it off because, you know, YA dystopia. And, well, I read it very quickly and I’m… conflicted. I liveblogged it on my blog and I spent a lot of time being baffled by the prose. Ok, here’s the thing. Purple prose and flowery prose is great when it’s done well (think Cat Valente’s Deathless or Laini Taylor’s Daughter of Smoke and Bone) but it takes a long time for a writer’s prose to get to a point where it doesn’t just sound ridiculous and pretentious (Cat Valente’s early work is messy messy messy). So, this was… a prosaic mess. She used the word Shatter 7 times (I kept count because, you know, if it’s in the title it’s going to be noticed), she kept likening the protagonist to butter (I… I’m still confused), all the make out scenes the protagonist was on fire (it was always fire. every time. fire.) she used hyperbole to the extreme (like i was genuinely concerned for Juliette’s well being because her jaw kept falling off and her organs were always rearranging themselves).
Read the rest on my blog or on goodreads!

Review for Shatter Me

I got multiple anonymous messages on tumblr telling me to read this book because of a certain amoral love (?) interest. But I kept putting it off because, you know, YA dystopia. And, well, I read it very quickly and I’m… conflicted. 
I liveblogged it on my blog and I spent a lot of time being baffled by the prose. Ok, here’s the thing. Purple prose and flowery prose is great when it’s done well (think Cat Valente’s Deathless or Laini Taylor’s Daughter of Smoke and Bone) but it takes a long time for a writer’s prose to get to a point where it doesn’t just sound ridiculous and pretentious (Cat Valente’s early work is messy messy messy). So, this was… a prosaic mess. She used the word Shatter 7 times (I kept count because, you know, if it’s in the title it’s going to be noticed), she kept likening the protagonist to butter (I… I’m still confused), all the make out scenes the protagonist was on fire (it was always fire. every time. fire.) she used hyperbole to the extreme (like i was genuinely concerned for Juliette’s well being because her jaw kept falling off and her organs were always rearranging themselves).

Read the rest on my blog or on goodreads!



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Step 1: wander the poetry section of the school library. 
Step 2: pull anything that looks interesting because you don’t read nearly enough poetry. 

(Also Persepolis 2 because I haven’t had the chance to read it yet)

Step 1: wander the poetry section of the school library.
Step 2: pull anything that looks interesting because you don’t read nearly enough poetry.

(Also Persepolis 2 because I haven’t had the chance to read it yet)



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Books Read in 2014 

  • Cinder by Marrissa Meyer
  • Scarlet by Marrissa Meyer
  • Seraphina by Rachel Hartman 
  • Rachel Rising #1 by Terry Moore

(Books read in 2013)
(Books read in 2012



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Also lets take a moment to appreciate my absolutely ridiculous Karen Miller collection. #books

Also lets take a moment to appreciate my absolutely ridiculous Karen Miller collection. #books



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I finally have the entire Gemma Doyle trilogy & the copies of Trickster’s Choice and Trickster’s Queen I won off eBay came in pristine condition. What a time to be alive #books

I finally have the entire Gemma Doyle trilogy & the copies of Trickster’s Choice and Trickster’s Queen I won off eBay came in pristine condition. What a time to be alive #books



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Books read in 2013 

(Books read in 2012)



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review for Daughter of Smoke and Bone 



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Review for Shadow and Bone 



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Review for So Silver Bright 



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Review for Sisters Red 



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review for The Girl of Fire and Thorns 



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review for Breaking the Devil's Heart 



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review for The Book of Blood and Shadow 



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review for Team Human 



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review for The Isle of Blood 



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