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Another fun installment in this YA urban fantasy and steam punk series. I'm glad the the little love triangle finally resolved itself in this one. It was not a bad triangle either, but it was obvious to me what the true pairing of this series would be. I find Sophonria interesting still and has matured over the years. So has Carriger as an author. There is a little more introspection from this protagonist when compared…

I enjoyed this read as I have most of the Song of Fire & Ice series, but I did miss knowing what was going on outside of Westeros. Having said that, this book started more slowly than the other novels. I did like how female dominated it was. As Cersei, Arya, Sansa, Brienne, and other female characters stories were told. It did make me miss Danerys though. At least there was Jaime who has become…

Another nice installment in the Veronica Mars series. I don't think I've had the experience of watching a TV show, a followup movie, and then its continued book series. It's a nice journey and good to revisit some characters that I really know. It also allows for a lot of growth and character development. The mystery kept me interested, but it was really the larger universe and cast of characters that pleased me. The universe…

I inhaled this novel. It's been a long time since I read a nearly 500 page book in a day, but it's also been a long time since I've been excited by a new series. This book had all the ingredients to me liking it when I heard about it: Set in the UK. Spies. Supernaturals. Female Protagonist. Before I gush a bit, I will say what I didn't love about it. These are minor…

This was quite an academic non-fiction read that offered interesting sociological insights though. While the topic is not obscure, the content and style of this work is not suitable for most readers. it does have aspects and deals with: psychology, sociology, gender, culture, alcoholism, health, epidemiology, qualitative research, and the book was motivational at times. The lives of the men were sometimes very inspiring and fascinating. The author does make a point that optimism, hope,…