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I'm A Book Shark

Freelance copyeditor to all amazing self-published and independent authors. Check out my editing page for more information. <3 Mickey is the blogger behind I’m A Book Shark. She really wishes there was a better explanation for why she’s a book shark. A new twitter name was needed, and it had to be about her favorite hobby: reading! For whatever reason, sharks also came to mind, and a book shark was born. Besides reading, Mickey is a natural reddish-headed, late-twenties, tattooed, entertainment-of-all-kinds lover, wife of husband, mother of reptiles (and a cat and two puppies, all spoiled), student, employee, boss, and (mostly) raw vegan. Oh yeah, and she likes to blog. www.imabookshark.com

Currently reading

The Art of Happiness in a Troubled World
Dalai Lama XIV, Howard C. Cutler
Dear Teen Me: Authors Write Letters to Their Teen Selves
Joseph Bruchac, Kersten Hamilton, Sara Zarr, Mitali Perkins, Mari Mancusi, Stasia Ward Kehoe, Ellen Hopkins, Dave Roman, Don Tate, Cynthia Leitich Smith, Caridad Ferrer, Jessica Lee Anderson, Melissa Walker, Carrie Jones, Charles Benoit, Jo Whittemore, Mariko Tamaki, Jenn
Missed Periods and Other Grammar Scares: How to Avoid Unplanned and Unwanted Grammar Errors
Jenny Baranick
Budget Savvy Diva's Guide to Slashing Your Grocery Bill by 50% or More
Sara Lundberg
The Edge of Never
J.A. Redmerski
Selena Laurence
Burn for Burn - Jenny Han, Siobhan Vivian Uhhh.. what the heck? I heard so many people talk about how wicked that cliffhanger was, but that was hardly a cliffhanger. I think the book just didn't continue. That's how it felt. I see that there are more books to this series, but really? No explanation of Mary? We just have to accept that stuff? Goodness, I want to start swearing about this book. I was expecting so much more I guess. This isn't at all what I thought was coming. And no, I didn't read the description, but I just heard SO many good things. Oh well.

The actual story was enough to keep me coming back for more - these girls all want revenge for one reason or another. The illicitness of Lillia wanting revenge on her group of friends makes it even more interesting. But she ends up learning something about the recipient of her wrath which makes it difficult to stomach. Kat is just trying too hard throughout the whole novel, and Mary is just clueless and strange. It was hard to listen to at some parts.

Let's chat about the narration, shall we? The narrator for Mary seriously sounded like she was either in a tin can or recording in a bathroom. It was really poor quality. The other two narrators had better-sounding performances, but Kat's voice was too similar to Mayim Bialik to me, so I pictured her the whole time as Amy Farrah Fowler on Big Bang Theory. Definitely not the style of this character at all.

And as for the liquid E thing.. I'm guessing these authors have never actually done anything like it, or they might have written a more accurate depiction of what it is and what it might do. People believe things, and this is how inaccurate information and discrimination start. Just saying.