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Re: What are you reading?

Postby Mrs.TeddyBear » Tue Jul 21, 2009 9:11 pm

Finding Grace by Alysissa something or other. I love it!
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby UnfreakinBelievable » Wed Jul 22, 2009 1:20 am

I just finished If I Stay by Gayle Forman. I didn't love it, I didn't hate it -- somewhere in the middle. It's about a girl who gets into a car accident and has an out-of-body experience. She basically follows her body around while watching her family grieve for her -- and she reminisces about her life. The end, not much to it. (I was hoping it would be better -- am I getting harder to impress??) Oh well.

But now I just started Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder -- so far I REALLY like it. Yelena is basically on death row for committing murder for self-defense but a slot came open for the King's food taster when the previous one dies, and she jumps at the chance of not hanging by the noose. As a food taster, she's trained to recognize the smell and taste of any poison and screen all of the King's food -- apparently he has a lot of enemies. But to keep her from escaping, she is fed Butterfly's dust, which is a poison that will kill her unless she stays in the castle to receive her once-daily antidote.

I really like the author's writing style and I can see potential for some romance. :D
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby dandyvampgirl_13 » Wed Jul 22, 2009 1:16 pm

^^ WOOHOO! I love Poison Study... love love love!
But its not the King. Its The Commander. Big difference. Oh, and I really really like Valek. Now he is a good character. Romance is good, in this case. :D

Finished Lost Years of Merlin. Is it just me, or have plots that amazed me when I was 13 are now ridiculously simple? I think I'm ruining reading for myself, but I can see right through plot devices and stuff and the entire story falls into place within a few chapters! Agh. Moving on to Charlie Bone, next.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby Mrs.TeddyBear » Wed Jul 22, 2009 4:15 pm

^^I loved Charlie Bone when I was younger, but I went back and re-read one of the books and it wasn't that good anymore :? I think Im doing the same thing you are, figuring the books out in the first few chapters than not enjoying them anymore...

I just read Epoch by a Timothy something. It was okay, kind of below my usual reading standards so that explains why i guess.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby *Wanderer* » Wed Jul 22, 2009 9:49 pm

I just started reading the first Maximum Ride book. I've heard it was good, so I picked it up. But for some reason I can't really get into it.... i don't know why. But I'm still only a couple chapters in, so hopefully later I'll get more interested.

And I also just watched the movie Howl's Moving Castle again, and remembered how much I absolutely loved it! After hearing that it was based on a book, I ordered it from my library and can't wait to get it!!!! I definitely think I've found a new obsession, haha.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby i am bella » Wed Jul 22, 2009 9:52 pm

^^love that movie! have you seen any of hayao miyazakis other stuff? hes flipping amazing! :lol:

and to keep on topic, im still reading breaking dawn =/
i think i have like 3 chapters left, im deff in the 700s!
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby UnfreakinBelievable » Thu Jul 23, 2009 12:54 am

dandyvampgirl_13 wrote:^^ WOOHOO! I love Poison Study... love love love!
But its not the King. Its The Commander. Big difference. Oh, and I really really like Valek. Now he is a good character. Romance is good, in this case. :D

Finished Lost Years of Merlin. Is it just me, or have plots that amazed me when I was 13 are now ridiculously simple? I think I'm ruining reading for myself, but I can see right through plot devices and stuff and the entire story falls into place within a few chapters! Agh. Moving on to Charlie Bone, next.


That's right! He is The Commander -- took over the place and kicked out the King (or killed him, not sure which).

At first I wasn't sure about Valek but I'm starting to have more and more respect for him. I'm not even half-way through yet so I'll have to see what happens.

Are the other books in the series as good as the first? Is it still about Yelena? I really like her character, she's so emotionally strong and very smart!
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby i am bella » Thu Jul 23, 2009 9:40 am

i finished breaking dawn last night (this morning) :cry: , so now i have to read grapes of wrath :evil:
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby A.H » Thu Jul 23, 2009 10:33 am

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Re: What are you reading?

Postby 'twahy-lahyt' » Thu Jul 23, 2009 12:11 pm

I'm reading Fantasy Lover by Sherrilyn Kenyon. It's the first in the Dark Hunter books. Shannon wanted me to read them, so I decided to go back and forth between this series and the Stephanie Plum series.
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