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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
Under the Never Sky - Veronica Rossi See full review here!

I received an ARC from Net Galley. Here's my honest review:

I tried this one a couple different ways. Reading the eARC just wasn't doing it for me. I met the author at a Dark Days event and still couldn't get into it. I finally gave it some time and got the audio book. MUCH better. Not sure why I was having such a tough time at the beginning, but this seemed to be a common complaint. After a while, though, the book gets much more interesting and easier to get lost in.

The sudden love story doesn't always mesh with me, and in this one, it didn't feel forced but it did feel a bit off. While I grew to like them as a couple, the story obviously doesn't bode well for them. I guess we'll just have to wait for the next one to see how it all unfolds. But Aria is a brave yet naive girl. She has a lot to learn, as does Perry.

This book has a bunch of twists and turns, and you never really know who's telling the truth. It's definitely entertaining once you get through a few chapters. I'm just glad I finally finished it!!

Here's a bit of a I didn't really like that they had sex. I'm not a prude, and I read adult novels, too. But it's not okay to just have sex with some random dirty boy you find out in the wild! I know that they'd been working closely together to survive, but seriously. They're so young, and she'd never done that before. And the whole, "No, you can't get pregnant because I'd be able to SMELL it," thing totally weirded me out. Oh well.