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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
Camouflaged
Selena Laurence
Shift - Jeri Smith-Ready I like the ghost aspect of this series. I don't always like supernatural stuff, but it's not too bad in this series. I also am pleased with the rules around the Shift and whatnot. It's a different concept, and I appreciate that. I feel like a lot of books are just about ghosts, but this one revolves around a supernatural mystery where only certain people can see them, and some people live as translators for ghosts, so the whole world knows. Very different.

This one shed some light on Aura's life and past. That was nice to see. There was also that river scene when Aura and Zachary are trying to escape some trouble.. yeah. I thought there would be more, but this IS a YA novel.

I was expecting more, and while I enjoyed listening to this one, it just didn't live up to the hype. I heard a LOT of REALLY great things, and sometimes that really ruins it for me! Oh well. I enjoy the semi-trashiness of these novels in a teen setting. That sounds awful, but these read like YA novels with a couple semi-adult scenes. They're interesting, that's for sure. I will definitely continue with this series though! I want to know if what happens at the end REALLY happens.. :o)