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Literary Beauty

"I’m always amazed at friends who say they try to read at night in bed but always end up falling asleep. I have the opposite problem. If a book is good I can’t go to sleep, and stay up way past my bedtime, hooked on the writing. Is anything better than waking up after a late-night read and diving right back into the plot before you even get out of bed to brush your teeth?" -John Walters 

LOVE reading. Although, I didn't actually start readingreading until July of 2012 when I got my Nook, the love of my life.

Abbreviations I use in my reviews:

WTS (Wrist Twitch Syndrome) - The compulsory jerking of the wrist in an effort to pitch the nook away from the body to reduce mental anguish and self inflicted bodily harm. 

ERS (Eye Roll Syndrome)The act of rolling one’s eyes multiple times in a matter of mere minutes.

The severity of this syndrome tend to vary from benign eye rolls every now and then, depending on the situation and protagonist, to intense eye rolls, of which, cause the body to seize up for minutes at a time.

**Both symptoms tend to manifest as a result of naive, stupid, clueless, lovesick, rose-glasses wearing puddle-depth fucktard protagonists or an ag-on-izing storyline.

Currently reading

Frankenstein: Prodigal Son
Scott Brick, Kevin J. Anderson, Dean Koontz
Beautiful Redemption - Margaret Stohl, Kami Garcia THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS!




Hmmm. I’m still on the fence about this one. I want to say that I just absolutely loved this, I want to gush about how it was the cat’s cigar and a dream come true. But I can’t. I love Kami Garcia, don’t get me wrong and I loved the other installments to this series.

However, this one felt like it was too easy. Ethan Wate and Lena Duchannes are just too damn cute, I love that they love each other and will literally die for each other and ok yeah, they have been through some serious shit but this one…it was too easy. The battles were predicable and anti-climactic and all around a little disappointing. I expected an epic battle of wits and strength, of determination and perseverance, of love and whatever-the-hell-else; I wanted to jump up in the air and fist pump the sky shouting ‘Yes! You go boy! Now that's how you kick some dark caster ass! Get back home to your girl, you've earned it Champ!’ and I wanted to dance and that was the deepest of wounds. I couldn't victory dance. I had to tuck it away and save it for another book. Boo.

And you all ask ‘Aww now Kandise, why couldn’t you get your groove on?’ and I would pout, tap one pissed off foot on the floor and throw my hands in the air as I shouted ‘Because the nemesis, at every turn, practically rolled over baring their bellies! They didn’t even try! All of those complete and utter bad ass dark casters that earned my hatred for their prior hijinks and just dang on offensive behavior took a knee and bowed their heads, accepting their fate! (ok, well damn near) And THAT is why I couldn’t shake my tail feather!” I just could not understand what the hell was going on; at one point I was sensing a major twist because everything was delivered in such a nice little gift wrapped package…and the bow was not spared, my friend.I really expected Ethan to wake up at the end and discover that he never actually did any of the things that happened and that he was stuck in purgatory.

I mean, don’t get me wrong, I love a sappy ever ending just as much as the next person but I didn’t really feel it. I did have a couple of heart wrenching moments, thanks to Amma but other than that?

shrug. Eh.