Vicious. V.E. Schwab. Adult/Fantasy/Science Fiction. 2013. 371 pages. 5 stars.
These words people threw around—humans, monsters, heroes, villains—to Victor it was all just a matter of semantics. Someone could call themselves a hero and still walk around killing dozens. Someone else could be labeled a villain for trying to stop them. Plenty of humans were monstrous, and plenty of monsters knew how to play at being human.
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Shut Out. Kody Keplinger. Young Adult/Contemporary. 273 pages. 2011. 2 stars.
You can’t control everything. Sometimes you just need to relax and have faith that things will work out. Let go a little and just let life happen.
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The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life. Mark Manson. Nonfiction/Self-help. 2016. 224 pages. 4.5 stars.
Don’t just sit there. Do something. The answers will follow.
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Furyborn. Claire Legrand. Young Adult/Fantasy. 2018. 512 pages. 4.5 stars.
We all have darkness inside us, Rielle,” he said, his voice rough. “That is what it means to be human.”
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A Bottle of Storm Clouds. Eliza Victoria. Fantasy/Anthology. 2012. 209 pages. 5 stars.
People lose things every day. Most just give up looking and forget.
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Hunting Prince Dracula. Kerri Maniscalco. Young adult/Horror/Historical Fiction/Mystery. 2017. 434 pages. 3.25 stars.
Monsters were in the eye of the beholder. And no one wanted to discover their hero was the true villain of the story.
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Suitors and Sabotage. Cindy Anstey. Young adult/Historical fiction/Romance. 2018. 336 pages. 3 stars.
“He stole you from me.”
“I was never yours to steal.”
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A Court of Frost and Starlight. Sarah J. Maas. Fantasy/Romance. 2018. 224 pages. 3 stars.
“You were born on the longest night of the year.” His fingers again stroked down my back. Lower. “You were meant to be at my side from the very beginning.”
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Fallen Heir. Erin Watt. Romance/Young adult/Contemporary. 2018. 300 pages. 2 stars.
I’m Easton Royal, superficial and only interested in how to have a good time.
I don’t want to look deep into my being and see the bottomless, black, boring pool of nothingness. I want to live in blissful denial.
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Ash Princess. Laura Sebastian. Young adult/Fantasy. 2018. 432 pages. 5 stars.
You’re a lamb in the lion’s den, child. You’re surviving. Isn’t that enough?
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