Sarah ~Slow reader, or slowly reading? ;)

I'm a socially awkward introvert who enjoys reading more than interacting with people. I am literally surrounded by books at all times- I am an English Literature major and I work as a library page at my local library. When I'm not reading, you can usually find me playing some sort of video game. Sometimes I draw/paint, and sometimes I write, but it all comes back to books :)

Reading progress update: I've read 97%.

Dreams of Gods & Monsters - Laini Taylor

I'm listening to the audiobook, and I'm almost finished, but I had to say this: It should have finished at least an hour and a half ago. It's so boring, and it's dragging on. Let it go already, Laini. Let it go.

Full Blooded - Amanda  Carlson

Nope, nope, can't do it. I know I said I'd continue on with the series but even the story sucks enough that I can't. If I'm not enjoying it, I'm not going to waste my time by listening/reading this crap. Sorry not sorry!

Reading progress update: I've read 50%.

Full Blooded - Amanda  Carlson

I just looked it up and THANK GOD the next book is narrated by someone else, it's the only reason I'd consider continuing this series. That'd how bad the current narrator is. 

Reading progress update: I've read 40%.

Full Blooded - Amanda  Carlson

This narrator is horrible. Her "male" voices aren't even slightly deeper, her female voices verge on squeekily annoying, and her accents make me cringe. And there seems to be a lot of different accents in this book. Ugh.


Heat Stroke - Rachel Caine

Not impressed with where this series is going. In the first two books, the same thing happened to the main character... TWICE. It's a good idea, and an interesting world, but I'm just not into it. It's not you, it's me. Okay- maybe it's you.

Cursed By Destiny - Cecy Robson

I felt like this was kind of a filler book but I'm such a sucker for this series (seriously, I have a soft spot for it like no other series I've ever read) that it still kicked ass. I had a feeling about the ending throughout the whole book and once it got to that final line I was like AW HELL YEAH! I cannot wait to see what happens next! I might explode with anticipation.

Reading progress update: I've read 35 out of 247 pages.

Memoirs of an Infantry Officer - Siegfried Sassoon, Paul Fussell

This is so boring I can barely sit through ten pages without falling asleep... I'm almost regretting taking this class (20th century British Literature), but my teacher is freaking AWESOME, so I don't regret it all that much. But still... *snore*

Ill Wind - Rachel Caine

It was good. Nothing mind blowing or life changing, but a typical urban-fantasy. I liked the story and the world-building enough to go on with the series, and it had some good moments (like the ending was great!) I would recommend checking it out :)

Reading progress update: I've read 20%.

Cursed By Destiny - Cecy Robson

This book is an emotional roller coaster. I was on the verge of tears when:


"The dog was completely enamored with Misha. It must be a girl. The bitches loved Misha."


HAHAHA only one example of why I love this series. 

Parasite - Mira Grant

For as long as it took me to read this, I really enjoyed it! It wasn't perfect, but it was seriously awesome and totally believeable. Plus, I'm in love with basically anything Mira / Seanan writes ;)

Cursed By Destiny - Cecy Robson

My reaction when I found out this came out yesterday:





I wasn't aware that this came out so soon in the year and I am literally dying for my paycheck so I can get my hands on this. I'm a totally helpless fangirl for this series.

Reading progress update: I've read 65.

Ashes of Honor  - Seanan McGuire

"What changed?" 


"I fell in love."


AHHHHHH! shdjdndjdksnfnf 

Deathless - Catherynne M. Valente

Have to put this aside for now :( I've had no time to read things I want to read and finals are next week!!

An Artificial Night - Seanan McGuire

Don't let my rating fool you: I really enjoyed this book. But the repetitiveness? HOLY SHIT was it ever annoying. This series is quickly becoming a favorite and I absolutely adore October (so far *crosses fingers*), but the amount of times she explained that she can't say "thank you" was so irritating that I wanted to punch her myself. It's not stopping me from reading on with the series, but it definitely brought my enjoyment down a bit. Onto the next installment!

A Local Habitation - Seanan McGuire

I enjoyed this installment, but I saw a lot of negative reviews for it so I was a bit weary going into it. A lot of people were complaining that this book was "too long" for the content and I can totally see that, but I definitely think listening to this series on audio would be preferred if that's the case! It's probably why I liked it a lot more than most people (although it wasn't perfect). I'm also turning into a Seanan McGuire/Mira Grant fangirl so... I might be a little biased ;)

Nevermore  - Kelly Creagh

I didn't like Nevermore. No, scratch that. I hated Nevermore.

Reading the blurb, I figured this book would be awesome. I am a E.A. Poe fangirl, and hearing all the hype about this book made me want it that much more. I thought the concept was interesting- but it wasn't pieced together well enough for me. It was choppy, boring, and slow- with most of the "action" held within the last chapter.

Poe is notoriously known for his "darker" writings, so I expected this to be darker than it actually was. I don't think a cheerleader fits into this category. I hated Isobel. She was such a stereotypical popular-blond-girl-meets-edgy-guy-then-gets-mocked-and-falls-in-love character that it made me want to vomit. And her "relationship" with Varen? Where was the progression there? Varen barely said anything in the whole novel but nonetheless, Isobel fell madly in love with him. The thing that bothered me the most was that she just happened to decide one day that she loved him.

By the end of the book I was skipping paragraphs to finish (which is NEVER a good thing). Creagh seemed to add a bunch of unnecessary details. I really, really did not like this book. Everything about it struck a major chord with me. If you're going to base a book on one of the masters of literature, you better do it right... or don't do it at all.

Updated review on November 16, 2011

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