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There was once an update schedule. It lived a good life, a peaceful life. A quiet life. But then... things began to change. It became more and more erratic, sometimes completely disobeying its very reason for existance. And at last, the update schedule could take no more. It cast off its chains and went free, seeking new lands where it would be appreciated. This message it left where once it had lived, to warn other schedules of the peril.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Review: Thick as Thieves

Thick as Thieves Thick as Thieves by Megan Whalen Turner
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I really hope this means there are more books in the series coming.
My only real complaint was that the big reveal was pretty obvious, but that didn't really take away from the book. It was nice to see Costis again- I didn't love him in The King of Attolia, but I did in this book, which was a nice surprise. I did miss the usual cast of characters, but not as much as I expected to.

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Review: Carrie

Carrie Carrie by Stephen King
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

It's okay. 'Salem's Lot is still my favorite so far. Out of the three Stephen King novels I've read (or tried to read), this one comes second.
I was not as impressed with the locker room scene as everyone else seems to be. It was a weird and creepy fantasy even without knowing a man was writing it.

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Saturday, May 20, 2017

Review: The Dark Prophecy

The Dark Prophecy The Dark Prophecy by Rick Riordan
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I found perhaps half of Riordan's attempts at jokes to be funny; I imagine that if I were in the intended age range that number would be much higher. I'm not nearly as impressed with the mythology as I was in the Percy Jackson books- in this one I honestly found myself skeptical that Riordan pulled any of it from real sources (I haven't had a chance to research it yet)- but the change has been away from ancient mythology and toward learning tolerance for other human beings, which I can't really complain about. While these (and the other new series) might not be as good books as his earlier ones, the addition of morals makes up for it, at least for me.

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Review: A Conspiracy of Kings

A Conspiracy of Kings A Conspiracy of Kings by Megan Whalen Turner
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I want to say I reread this one too, but to be honest I don't think I ever finished it the first time. A great addition to the series.

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Review: The King of Attolia

The King of Attolia The King of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

**Reread May 2017**

Probably my least favorite of the series, but still totally worth it.

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Review: The Queen of Attolia

The Queen of Attolia The Queen of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

**Reread May 2017**

The first one will always be my favorite, but this is also a great book.

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Review: The Thief

The Thief The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

**Reread May 2017**

This book (and the following books in the series) are some of my favorite books of all time.

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Review: Scythe

Scythe Scythe by Neal Shusterman
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Other reviewers have about summed up what needs to be said, so I'll just ask one question: Why did they decide to kill people instead of restricting the birth rate? They're not banning population growth, just moderating it. It's not like they're short on time to wait for their turn to have a child.

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Monday, February 13, 2017

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Review: With Malice

With Malice With Malice by Eileen Cook
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

It was fun, I'll give it that, but it lacked the necessary intrigue to be a good mystery novel. I was very unsatisfied with the ending. Overall pretty meh.

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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Review: Wuthering Heights

Wuthering Heights Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

It's definitely a work of genius, but I'm not entirely certain I like it. It definitely grew on me over the course of the book, though. I'm happy to have read it.
My main complaint would be how difficult it was to understand Joseph's speech.

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Friday, January 6, 2017

Review: Heartless

Heartless Heartless by Marissa Meyer
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Meh. There were bits I enjoyed, but the romance was silly and the ending was rushed. The book also just felt too long.

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Sunday, January 1, 2017

Review: Inkheart

Inkheart Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
My rating: 3 of 5 stars



I won't lie; I (re)read this in 2016.
It has a bit of an odd feel to it, as Cornelia Funke's books always do, and it's much darker than I remembered, but I still very much like it.

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