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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"

Life After Theft - Aprilynne Pike This was surprisingly quite well done! Before reading I was expecting some mindless reading fun (Why thank you, misleading book cover) but the book was actually so much more deeper than that.

It doesn't have as much momentum as I would normally prefer but Pike's portrayal of interpersonal relationships really made up for it. She manages to show the "nobody's perfect" part of well, everything, and the process of reading it really makes you evaluate your own actions irl (through all characters, really. Kim, Jeff, Khail, the policemen etc). Self-revelation is basically the point of reading-- which I find many other books fail to accomplish and Pike has managed to do so, and despite the novel's many other merits, this should be the clincher for the man-should-i-read-this-i-have-like-A-HUNDRED-BOOKS-ON-MY-WAITLIST readers.