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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"

Palace of Stone - Shannon Hale It was pretty good, but just alright. Though I really liked how it brought into perspective the tension underlying the kingdom and the heady enthusiasm and conviction of the rebels, Palace of Stone lacked the charm of [b:Princess Academy|85990|Princess Academy (Princess Academy, #1)|Shannon Hale|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1349410861s/85990.jpg|3299770].

It could have been partly due to setting and location, but I thought that there could be more palace intrigue and maybe more ventures into the common life, rather than just what we see when Miri gets involved in rebel action.
(tangent: Someone should make a tone poem/lieder out of the poems at the start of every chapter. It would be AWESOME.)

As much as I loved going back into the world of Danland (which suspiciously sounds like Danmark) I was disappointed by how it did not go beyond my expectations and how it failed to impress me as much as it did in Princess Academy.


PRE-REVIEW 29/7/2012

KILL ME NOW. *hyperventilates*