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goodreads refugee (still trying this out though!) A huge fan of quality YA and fantasy/-adventure. Also, 3AM reading sprees are the best.

Currently reading

Untitled (Shatter Me, #3)
Tahereh Mafi

City of Lost Souls (Mortal Instruments)

City of Lost Souls - Cassandra Clare I'm not sure if the problem lies with me but I'm no longer as invested in this series as I used to be. Anyway, I finally read this a few weeks ago, and while it isn't the best of the TMI series (I still think Cassandra Clare should have stopped at City of Glass cough cash cow cough), cassclare's writing is pretty decent and yes, I enjoyed it ^-^ Now for CoHF!

Opposition (Lux)

Opposition - Jennifer L. Armentrout Please. No more fluffy kisses and emotions this time.

Cress (Lunar Chronicles)

Cress - Marissa Meyer AaaaaAAAaAaaaAaAAAAhhhHHH.

Marissa Meyer now has favourite author status!! I will read anything she writes. ANYTHING.

How can 2015 be so far away?!?!


Modelland - Tyra Banks This should be fun.

Skulduggery Pleasant: Book 9

Untitled - Derek Landy This series only brings me pain.

The Little Android (Lunar Chronicles, #3.5)

The Little Android (Lunar Chronicles, #3.5) - Marissa Meyer "But she was already vast and bright and endless."

Marissa Meyer, you sure know how to write.

Mafi Digital Novella #2

Fracture Me - Tahereh Mafi (I have a lot of feelings.)
Oh, how Adam Kent pisses me off so. I feel so betrayed- there I was during Unravel Me, doing my best not to leap onto the Warner boat because that would be like infidelity and I thought you were a decent (if a little flat and boring) guy. I WAS WRONG. you asshat. You don't deserve Juliette. you wanker. You're not everybody's hero. You might feel the need to protect everyone you love because in your tiny eyes (that lie at the top of your head), you're strong and they're WEAK, but guess what? Maybe they don't need you like you think they do. Hell, you don't even love Juliette. For holy cow's sake, you just see her as your pretty trophy girl who's a little wrong in the head. You just THINK you love her, and the Juliette you "love" isn't Juliette, it's your own sad idea of who you want her to be. Your definition of love needs fixing, because putting someone down in your thoughts isn't love, thinking of her as "weak" and "a toddler" and someone who needs protection 24/7 isn't love, choosing not to rescue her (?????) ISN'T love. And who says James must be the only person who comes first in your life? Can't Juliette share the same top rung in your ridiculous ladder of importance? Your logic needs fixing as well.
It's great that you love your brother so deeply, but really, your mental attitude needs repair. You need to stop seeing the world like you rule it and get some real perspective. You need to stop trying to change the people around you and start changing yourself instead. Your character pales so much in comparison to Warner's that it's like you turn transparent. Who's Adam again?

RANT OVER! Thank you, Tahereh Mafi for so intentionally showing her readers that this sort of "love" isn't right.

The Selection

The Selection - Kiera Cass There are so many issues in this book. So Many Issues.

Saving Francesca

Saving Francesca - Melina Marchetta The shelves say it all.

Graffiti Moon

Graffiti Moon - Cath Crowley SOOO SWEET! So, so sweet!! (And funny and lighthearted with good characters and really great visuals don't forget)


S. - Doug Dorst, J.J. Abrams THANKS NICOLE

Last Stand of Dead Men (Skulduggery Pleasant, #8)

Last Stand of Dead Men - Derek Landy Derek Landy, it is NOT NICE to torture your readers. NOT NICE AT ALL.

Untitled (Penryn & the End of Days, #2)

Untitled (Penryn & the End of Days, #2) - Susan Ee 4.5 stars

yes. It was wonderful. Better and beyond.
Next one, pleaaase :>

The Storyteller

The Storyteller - Antonia Michaelis Looking at the reviews, and I am VERY afraid to read this.

Unravel Me

Unravel Me - Tahereh Mafi This book actually redeems its predecessor!! I loved the plot twist (and am now faithfully team warner)! It's still more romance than ever, but this time I don't think I really mind since I went into this fully aware that it wasn't dystopian.

Shatter Me

Shatter Me - Tahereh Mafi This isn't a dystopian novel, it's a romance. It's like the dystopia is just an afterthought; a setting. Meh. Also, Juliette makes no sense sometimes. "I fall from a ladder holding a paintbrush dipped in red."- that's apparently a metaphor for what she feels after Adam compliments her. HOW is that an emotion??