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Janus

Two-faced Nitpicker

I'm here just to scope this place out as an alternative to goodreads and as a little bookbank in case I ever bank out of goodreads. (And did I also mention goodreads?)

 

About me: I'm a pretty lazy reviewer but big on reading so don't expect much reviewing but when reviews come, do beware of endless rambling about everything, including things unimportant like digressing on other unrelated books.

 

"Battle not with monsters, lest ye become a monster, and if you gaze into the abyss, the abyss gazes also into you"

The Fierce Reads Anthology - Anna Banks,  Leigh Bardugo,  Jennifer Bosworth,  Emmy Laybourne,  Marissa Meyer Legacy Lost by Anna Banks-
I liked this one well enough, though it was too fleeting to form an attachment to it. It involves Grom and Nalia from the world of [b:Of Poseidon|12425532|Of Poseidon (Of Poseidon, #1)|Anna Banks|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1327879889s/12425532.jpg|17375535]

The Witch of Duva by Leigh Bardugo-
This one was so thrilling. There was blood and dancing and witches and gingerbread people, and it was so dark! So deliciously macabre and horrifically dark! It's set in the world of [b:Shadow and Bone|10194157|Shadow and Bone (The Grisha, #1)|Leigh Bardugo|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1339533695s/10194157.jpg|15093325], though it does not involve any of the main characters and features a girl named Nadya.
At first I thought that it was pretty much like Hansel and Gretel, but with Gretel only instead of them both- but the book QUICKLY DEBUNKS it and we discover a more sinister plot which proves that truly, we are too quick to judge others. *shudders*

Prophet by Jennifer Bosworth-
Oh I laughed for all the wrong reasons.
First, I laughed at how a THIRTEEN YEAR OLD BOY thinks that HIS VERY FIRST KISS could have developed into sex (someone's hormones have been escalating quickly) which he believes, would've gotten the girl pregnant. Now I'm sure this is all very realistic and that the girl COULD'VE gotten pregnant if they actually got around to having some hot nookie (where are your contraceptives boyo), but slippery slope much? His behaviour was too incredible to believe.
Second, the prophet, his father, actually said THE END IS NIGH.*crickets chirping* There was much sputtering from my part. In normal conversations it would be "The end is nigh m'boy! There are no more cookies!" or "Frodo, the end is nigh! Go to Mount Doom!" but this one was again, too incredible to believe. If my priest said that... well I wouldn't laugh OUTRIGHT but oh you know, record it for Derek Landy.

At least the girl in the excerpt from [b:Struck|12432229|Struck (Struck, #1)|Jennifer Bosworth|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1314278928s/12432229.jpg|15556620] had the right feelings. (which I may read just because of her reaction)
"The end of the world is at hand.
Those who surrender their souls to Prophet will be saved.
Those who don’t will suffer and die and suffer some more.
Yeah, yeah, yeah. We heard you the first time."


Footnote: If the short story meant to portray the crazy in the Prophets, well then I APPLAUD YOUR SKILL, DEAR AUTHOR.

Dress Your Marines in White by Emma Laybourne-
This wasn't really my type so I dropped it after a while.

Glitches by Marissa Meyer-
This I had already read before and it was just as amazing as usual. It was really great to see Cinder as a child and how she started out and coped with Adri.
[b:Cinder|11235712|Cinder (Lunar Chronicles, #1)|Marissa Meyer|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1317794278s/11235712.jpg|15545385] by Marissa Meyer