Book Review: Such a Pretty Girl by Laura Wiess

Such a Pretty Girl by Laura WiessPublisher: MTV Books & Pocket Books
Release Date: January 2nd, 2007
Pages: 212
My Rating: ★★☆☆☆

They promised Meredith nine years of safety, but only gave her three.

 

Her father was supposed to be locked up until Meredith turned eighteen. She thought she had time to grow up, get out, and start a new life. But Meredith is only fifteen, and today her father is coming home from prison.

 

Today her time has run out.

 

 




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*There are a couple of spoilery bits in this review. Spoilery, because they’re things you can’t gleam from the synopsis. But any major spoilers are tagged.

 

On the one hand, this is a fast read and it’s train wreck-y enough to keep you reading. On the other hand, the very serious subject matter feels cheapened because of the implausibility of most of the story. You have to suspend disbelief in just about every aspect and that just will not do.


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Giveaway: Magic Breaks by Ilona Andrews

 

Magic Breaks by Ilona Andrews



Release Date: July 29th, 2014
Series: Kate Daniels, #7

Magic Breaks by Ilona Andrews


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Book Review: Living Dead Girl by Elizabeth Scott

Living Dead Girl by Elizabeth ScottPublisher: Simon Pulse
Release Date: September 2nd, 2008
Pages: 170
My Rating: ★★★★☆

Once upon a time, I was a little girl who disappeared. 


Once upon a time, my name was not Alice.


Once upon a time, I didn’t know how lucky I was.


When Alice was ten, Ray took her away from her family, her friends — her life. She learned to give up all power, to endure all pain. She waited for the nightmare to be over.


Now Alice is fifteen and Ray still has her, but he speaks more and more of her death. He does not know it is what she longs for. She does not know he has something more terrifying than death in mind for her.


This is Alice’s story. It is one you have never heard, and one you will never, ever forget.




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Whoa. I think this is the most disturbing book I’ve ever read. I think so. I mean, I’ve read disturbing books before, but this is different for me, because it’s contemporary and realistic fiction. It’s raw and real and makes you see what is easier to ignore.

That’s the message, I think – if there is one. That we/me/all of us ignore those things that are obvious and ugly and happening right before our very eyes. We go on about our business, though these atrocities happen every day. Tragically. This book makes you experience one such atrocity as it unfolds. It’s rough.


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Book Review: Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo

Ruin and Rising by Leigh BardugoSeries: The Grisha, #3
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
Release Date: June 17th, 2014
Pages: 417
My Rating: ★★★☆☆

The capital has fallen. The Darkling rules Ravka from his shadow throne.

 

Now the nation’s fate rests with a broken Sun Summoner, a disgraced tracker, and the shattered remnants of a once-great magical army.

 

Deep in an ancient network of tunnels and caverns, a weakened Alina must submit to the dubious protection of the Apparat and the zealots who worship her as a Saint. Yet her plans lie elsewhere, with the hunt for the elusive firebird and the hope that an outlaw prince still survives.

 

Alina will have to forge new alliances and put aside old rivalries as she and Mal race to find the last of Morozova’s amplifiers. But as she begins to unravel the Darkling’s secrets, she reveals a past that will forever alter her understanding of the bond they share and the power she wields. The firebird is the one thing that stands between Ravka and destruction—and claiming it could cost Alina the very future she’s fighting for.



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Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo



I have very little to say, which is sad. This book wasn’t bad, but it didn’t engage my emotions in the least, which is also sad. Also, nothing turned out like I’d hoped, which is even more sad. I’d say I tapped out emotionally about 30% of the way in. From then on, it was just a story. A story that was interesting enough to keep me reading, but definitely wasn’t the story I’d come to love.

 

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Comic Book Review: The Walking Dead, Issue #1

Walking Dead, Issue #1, by Robert Kirkman
Creator, Writer: Robert Kirkman
Penciler, Inker: Tony Moore
Release Date: October 8th, 2003
Pages: 26
My Rating: ★★★★☆

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This isn’t much of a review, truth be told. I hope to get better at reviewing comics as I go. It should also get easier as the story progresses, right? =/

 

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