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Amanda's Bookshelf

I'm a culture junkie who works at a bookstore. Pop, high-brow, junk -- it's all good. I try and consume it all. I read tons, especially young adult fiction. I also love quirky, offbeat novels; cultural analysis; mythology; girly fiction; fantasy; screwball romantic comedies; books with extremely flawed characters, yet somehow you really empathize with them; nonlinear narratives and language play.

Currently reading

The Runaway King
Jennifer A. Nielsen
The Lost Girl
Sangu Mandanna
Another Little Piece
Kate Karyus Quinn
Caitlin Moran
There Is No Dog
Meg Rosoff
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Ransom Riggs
S.G. Browne
Emma Donoghue
Topics About Which I Know Nothing
Patrick Ness
The Little Friend
Donna Tartt

Kiss of Frost (Mythos Academy)

Kiss of Frost - Jennifer Estep I enjoyed this one much more than the first one. It's more of a 3.5, but the author has a habit of overusing epithets in place of the name (ie: The Valkyrie instead of Daphne, the band geek instead of Carson, etc.). I don't know if it is a stylistic choice for the author in general or something specific to Gwen, but it's something that grates on me when overused (a personal thing, I know).Still, I really enjoy the myth-based storyline and look forward to reading more of this series and learning more about the world as Gwen does. In fact, I am waiting for Gwen to really delve into it.