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The Killing Woods

The Killing Woods - Lucy Christopher Remember when this was supposed to be released in March? Good times.

Night Broken (A Mercy Thompson Novel)

Night Broken - Patricia Briggs [bc:The Night is For Hunting|82553|The Night is For Hunting (Tomorrow, #6)|John Marsden|http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1328865944s/82553.jpg|79699] x [bc:Moon Called|71811|Moon Called (Mercy Thompson, #1)|Patricia Briggs|http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1272070347s/71811.jpg|69530] = [bc:Night Broken|17562900|Night Broken (Mercy Thompson, #8)|Patricia Briggs|http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1379437095s/17562900.jpg|24495112]CAN'T WAIT.

Dreams of Gods & Monsters

Dreams of Gods & Monsters - Laini Taylor How did I not have this on my to-read list? Anything Laini Taylor writes is automatically on that list!
Dear Venny, Dear Saffron - Gary Crew;Libby Hathorn This sounds like the lovechild of Jaclyn Moriarty and [b:Joel and Cat Set the Story Straight|1885730|Joel and Cat Set the Story Straight|Nick Earls|http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1376736258s/1885730.jpg|1886909].
Girl Defective - Simmone Howell What expectations I had for this weren't high enough. Loved.
Every Breath - Ellie Marney Mycroft!

Heaven is Paved with Oreos

Heaven Is Paved with Oreos (Dairy Queen, #4) - Catherine Gilbert Murdock You had me at Schwenks.

Moon Called (Mercy Thompson, Book 1)

Moon Called - Patricia Briggs (Originally reviewed on January 5, 2012)Expectations going in: Low. Very low. There's a mass market feel to urban fantasy that never appealed to my bougie ass.3% in: Okay, a little intrigued by this note:MS. THOMPSON, PLEASE KEEP YOUR FELINE OFF MY PROPERTY. IF I SEE IT AGAIN, I WILL EAT IT.4% in: Notice repeated use of the word desultory. Well, well, well. Looks like [a:Patricia Briggs|40563|Patricia Briggs|http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/authors/1228867484p2/40563.jpg] can be bougie too.10% in: Thinking of potential Tangled gifs to use as a status update. Always a good sign.12% in: Marrok. First unfamiliar word with double letters, and the point in a fantasy novel where my eyes usually glaze over. But wait! The explanation is super simple and takes all of two paragraphs! What about the hundreds and hundreds of pages of world building that usually accompany those pesky double lettered words? And this is the moment I realize urban fantasy may just be the genre for me. 19% in: Half-Asian wolf!44% in: Gay wolf!! That's nearly as awesome as an agnostic angel! Either way, consider me moonstruck. 100% in: SOLD. I am in -- hook, line, and sinker -- for the entire series. Excuse my werepup-like excitement over my first urban fantasy series because I liked it! I really, really liked it and I was not expecting to at all. It also makes me excited for all the other UF series I've heard about, like [b:Darkfever|112750|Darkfever (Fever, #1)|Karen Marie Moning|http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1320533920s/112750.jpg|108558].And Adam? How u.

All Our Yesterdays

All Our Yesterdays - Cristin Terrill I loved this like I loved Terminator 2, which makes sense because it took a lot of ideas from T2. However, I still enjoyed the shit out of this. I loved how it concluded, so naturally, there's going to be a sequel -- which I will probably read. But if Cassandra becomes aware......

The Spectacular Now

The Spectacular Now - Tim Tharp Lived up to the hype. Can't wait to be disappointed by the movie.

Magic Rises: A Kate Daniels Novel

Magic Rises - Ilona Andrews July 30th?? *whimpers*
Wildlife - Fiona Wood Just my favorite book of the year thus far.

The 5th Wave

The 5th Wave - 2.5 starsI didn't pick up a book for at least two weeks, so I wanted something that I didn't have to review (thanks, Noelle!), and that I was practically guaranteed to like. Seriously, this is as close to a guarantee as you can get with me.Unfortunately, this was more like Dan Gilbert's guarantee that the Cavs would win a championship before Lebron.The story really picks up in the last quarter of the book but not enough to make me forget some earlier scenes of such unintentional comedy I was actually cringing as I read them. "You're a mayfly" feels like this summer's "You're my heroin." Some of the earlier dialogue felt Stephenie Meyer-esque -- and not even the Twilight "I hate myself for reading this but at least it's super readable" Meyer, but the Host "I REALLY hate myself for reading this because it's so plodding" Meyer."I didn't save you," he whispers, lips tickling my eyelashes. "You saved me."He repeats is over and over, until we fall asleep pressed against each other, his voice in my ear, my tears in his mouth."You saved me."Save ME.There were a lot of statements like: "It isn't about destroying our capability to fight so much as crushing our will to fight.""God doesn't call the equipped, son. God equips the called.""Cruelty isn't a personality trait. Cruelty is a habit."They just felt a bit cliche and perfect for the next Roland Emmerich movie. I was actually surprised to find out that the author has a Printz. I'll have to check that series out because I don't think I'll be continuing on with this one. Back to the mental casting room, Henry Cavill.

Crazy Rich Asians

Crazy Rich Asians - Kevin Kwan "Aimed at: Bridget Jones lovers and those who got the satire behind Psy's Gangnam Style."Basically, aimed at: me. Well, target acquired. I'm game.

Tap & Gown: An Ivy League Novel

Tap & Gown - Diana Peterfreund This is what I needed to get through this book: Lifesavers + a glass case of emotion.Full review to come.

Rites of Spring (Break)

Rites of Spring (Break) (An Ivy League Novel) - Diana Peterfreund I basically read this book like this: Basically. This is what this series has turned me into. I can't believe there's only one more book.