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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

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Burnout - Adrienne Maria Vrettos 3.5 stars

I received this ARC through Around The World ARC Tours. Here is my honest review:

I wasn't sure at the beginning of this novel if I would really get into it at all. It took me a couple days, but I read the last 75% in one sitting. It's a quick, short read, so it doesn't take too long. And you would think with its lack of pages that it wouldn't get too involved, but man! There's the whole mystery of what the heck happened to her the night before. And it goes into her past: her friendships with Seemy and Toad, her quick fall into drinking, and her rehab stint.

It gets a little complicated because you're not sure if she started drinking again or if drugs came into the picture until she starts running into people who saw her the night before. Every clue she gets is totally accidental, so it's a little unbelievable and a bit over the top, but it makes it interesting I suppose. I did get sucked in and I really wanted her to remember, figure out what happened to her, because I didn't want her to go back to rehab or get in trouble (be it with her mom or just with life in general).

Also, Nan is supposed to be this tall, big-boned girl. I pictured her probably in exaggeration, but I could totally feel for her. It's hard to be a teenager and not fit in. She never seemed to have any friends, and then she found the wrong ones. It's amazing how fast things can change, and how quickly things can go wrong.

*spoilery stuff here*
I didn't like those guys, Turner and Hooch. They weren't a big part of the novel for them to turn out to be the awful assholes they were. And I had no idea what Liquid Gold was, so I didn't know what they were doing to the girls. I basically just wished Nan was stronger and that Seemy would have been a better person to leave her out of her trouble and let her get on with her healthy life. Ugh.