Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Very Inspiring Blog Award!

How cool is that? Sarah nominated me for the Very Inspiring Blog award! Thanks so much, Sarah!

Here are the rules:
List the rules and display the award
Share 7 facts about yourself
Nominate 15 other amazing blogs and comment on their posts to let them know you have nominated them
Proudly display the badge.


1. I'm nearly done with the blanket I'm knitting! I'm slightly more than a fifth of the way through.

2. I've started knitting socks using this pattern. So far, so good.
Kili being a little liar and putting the entire journey at risk for it
3. Christie just started a blog!!!! It's called Celtic Cowgirl. Isn't that awesome? Follow her and I'm sure you won't regret it!
the hobbit animated GIF
4. Submissions for We Are Writers is open! Feel free to send in your work.

5. Sometimes I realize my age and it comes as a shock to me. I feel several years older. Does that ever happen to anyone else?

6. I don't like Pinterest's new Ask Questions design. :P It's harder to find the comments, into which you could just ask your question.
the hobbit animated GIF
7. I'm bouncing along to Regina Spektor's "Don't Leave Me". It's in Russian, so I have no idea what it's  about. But it feels very polka-dotty. AND I CAN SING MAYBE HALF OF IT. IN RUSSIAN.

(Butchering the pronunciation, of course.)

Yeah baby.

By the way, has anyone else seen The Hobbit trailer?

ASDFGHJKL I CANNOT EVEN. HELP. I AM NOT PREPARED FOR THE FEELS.


**Takes a deep breath**

Onto the nominations, shall we?

First off, Christie. Because duh. Secondly...that's all I can think of right now. A lot of the blogs I follow are for writing only, so they don't do stuff like this. But if you do, and you see this, then by all means do it! I nominate the world (Germany in particular)!

Monday, July 28, 2014

Adapting

A  few days ago, a fourteen year old girl was attacked. Not anywhere near me (I think) but my mom is still worried. Thus, I can't walk to the library by myself anymore, and I don't want to make my brother drive me there every day.

My writing life needs to adapt to the situation.

When I first started writing, I struggled to fill the blank pages. I needed so many, but I wrote so few. One day I saw my friend jotting down ideas in a notebook during play practice (My school has a no electronics rule). She said she was going to type everything up into her google doc when she got home.

I thought that was just the most brilliant idea ever, so I started doing it. Suddenly I could write so much more (Thank you, Maria!). Thus, my notebook addiction started.
Moleskine Limited Edition Hobbit Large Plain Notebook
Pretty....
This year, however, my struggles started again. The notebook stopped helping. I started writing directly into the google doc, and I was fine. Everything kept going good for months, until a few weeks ago when I discovered the way I wrote was failing again.

I couldn't write in a a notebook or directly into the document!

I was at a big "Uh oh" point. I didn't write much for a while until I remembered a link I saw on Pinterest for something called Written? Kitten!

Written? Kitten!




Fresh  every  words Current word count: 0

Sorry the images are butchered. :P

Anyway, I started going to the library every day to write on writtenkitten.net. I could do it at home, but I'm one of seven. That's a lot of noise in one house. I need to adapt though. My writing life can't suffer because someone died. I'll just write at home.

At least until I buy a can of mace.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Ambushed (By My Expectations)

Ambushed: Mini Mission 2.5Ambushed: Mini Mission 2.5 by Jill Williamson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Spencer, why are you so dumb?

Ugh.
All Spencer wants in life is an NCAA scholarship to play DI college basketball. He visits universities when he can and works hard at his goal of taking his team to the state basketball championship. When disaster strikes, Spencer's desperation sends him to the one person he was determined to ignore: his father.
Things I liked:

1. Jill Williamson. I want to give this book five stars simply because I like her writing style so much.

2. Grace. I have a feeling she'll be in the future books a lot more, and I'm glad. I wanted to see more of her in this one too though. I find her story a lot more interesting than how Spencer accidentally got intoxicated.

3. The ending. Finally, Spencer is learning.
brave animated GIF
Yes!
Things I disliked:

1. Gabe's man initiation. It did turn out to have a reason later in the book, but I felt like Jill Williamson was trying too hard to make a message about how men should be. Too preachy for my tastes.

2. Spencer is so dumb. He means well, but really? REALLY?! Going to your dad's house when you have reason to believe that he murdered your mom? Then not telling anyone? For being Spencer's bodyguard, Kimbal isn't very good at guarding.
Merida Oh No Why?
3. I think the problem I had with this book is that it didn't live up to the high expectations  The New Recruit set for me.

Will I buy Broken Trust when it comes out for pre-order? Of course! Ambushed probably deserves a three or three and a half stars, although I'm giving it four because I love Jill Williamson's writing so much.

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Liebster Award!

Thanks so much, Sarah, for nominating me!

Eleven facts about myself:

1. When I found out Sarah was reading By Darkness Hid, I was BEYOND EXCITED!!!!!! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH. I adore Jill Williamson's books and it makes me so happy when other people read them. :)

2. I don't have braces anymore! I got them out a few days ago. I haven't adjusted to speaking with a retainer yet. =P Whenever I see someone, I'm like, "Sorry! I just got a retainer so I'm talking weird!" Except I'm hardly coherent.

3. My littlest brother turned one on Sunday! He had a ton of fun eating his piece of cake.

4. I"M GOING TO DO A BLOG TOUR. I am ridiculously excited. It's for Playing with Matches by Suri Rosen, and it'll be in September. I'm going to include my review, a brief interview of the author, and a GIVEAWAY!!!!!! OF THE BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOK!!! (Sorry this post has a ton of capital words and exclamation points.... I've got a lot to be excited about!)

5. I need a synonym for "excited" because I use that word way too often.

6. I've discovered that it's easier for me to relate to characters that are culturally, religiously, and educationally different than I am. For example, a Jewish matchmaker and an eleven year old boy.

7. Why is it so hard for me to list eleven facts?!

8. Uh.... I need to apply some more teal nail polish. It's wearing off.

9. I have no idea where the term "Liebster" comes from. Why did that guy get an award named after him?

10. I can crochet and sew, but I prefer knitting.

11. I need a desk for my room.

Now for the questions Sarah has given me! Yay!

1. What is your favorite animated movie?
Hm.... Probably Frozen or Anastasia.
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Anastasia.
2. If you could be any mystical creature, who would you be?
A unicorn baby.

3. If you could have any kind of accent, which would you have?
BRITISH. Or German.

4. Have you been out of the country?
Nope. my two older siblings and parents have been to Mexico though, and my dad has also been to China.

5. What is your favorite sport?
I don't do "sports", although I am going to start running. I got some running shoes today.

6. As of now, what is your favorite song?
"Let It Flow" by Nim Aranel. It's a Parody of "Let It Go".

7. Describe the place where you write.
The library. xD I like to use Written? Kitten!, then copy and past my words into mah googal doc.

8. What fantasy world would you most like to live in?
Hogwarts! I'd be in either Slytherin or Hufflepuff, although quizzes often sort me into Ravenclaw, simply because I like to read.
Ravenclaw :) so true
9. Do you prefer modern day stories or science fiction/fantasy?
For the most part,  I prefer modern stories. I had a really bad experience with a fantasy book once.... By Darkness Hid and Harry Potter helped me get over it though.

10. Do you write stories? If so, what song describes your favorite original story?
I don't really understand the question, so let's just say "Let It Go" describes the novella I'm working on.

11. What is your favorite classic book?
Jane Eyre or something by Jane Austen.

I nominate MoriahEllie, Evan, and anyone else who wants to. If you don't have a blog, just leave 'em in the comments.

On to the questions....

1. Which Hogwarts house would you be sorted into?
2. Internet Explorer or Google Chrome?
3. Do you like brand new books or old ones?
4. Are you an animal person? If so, what animal do you like most?
5. Do you like books with movie edition covers or not?
6. What's the most annoying thing someone can do to you (I promise not to abuse that knowledge)?
7. What's your favorite holiday? Why?
8. What is your favorite book genre?
9. What is your least favorite?
10. What's something you loved from your childhood that you still love today?
11. Do you do well with deadlines or do you prefer to finish things whenever you happen to finish them?

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Beautiful People Link-Up #2

Woo! Cait and Sky are hosting a Beautiful People link-up again! Let's give them a round of applause, shall we?
22 Signs You Are A Harry Potter Super-Fan
This time I'm interviewing Ares, Gianna's boyfriend.

1) What’s their favourite food? (Bonus: favourite flavour of chocolate!)
Pizza! He takes Gianna to a pizzeria on their first date. For the bonus, he's more of a dark chocolate kind of person.

2) What do they absolutely hate?
When people (namely Gianna) don't do as he told them--or when they promised to do something, but then don't.

3) What do they enjoy learning about?
Ways to be manipulative, I guess.
A Guide to Manipulation---I'm pinning these on this board partly because I feel like it would look really bad if I put them on my life story board
From here.
4) Who is the most influential person in their life?
Himself. I might work in a way to have it be his dad though.

5) What is their childhood fear?
Being rejected.

6) What is something they have always secretly dreamed of doing, but thought impossible?
Finding a person to trust.
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This is basically Gianna, though. She sticks with him even when she should probably leave.
7) What is something he is impractically afraid of?
He's afraid that if he doesn't say what he wants, then nobody would anticipate his needs. And clearly I need to work on Ares more, because this link-up has been pretty hard.

8) Are they a night owl or morning person?
He can sleep anytime, but he's more on the side of a night owl.

9) Do they say everything that pops into their head, or leave a lot unsaid?
He totally says whatever he wants.

10) What are their nervous habits?
Yelling and being uncooperative.
Ares
Ares=not dream boyfriend material.
A Kingdom of Isolation, chapter two, page 4.
“I wonder if your parents knew [That Gianna's name means "God's Grace"].” He rolls his eyes when he says parents, which isn’t entirely fair. He’s never met them.
“Ares, I’ll break up for you if you keep teasing me like that,” I say, trying to keep my voice light. The fact that Gianna means God's grace shouldn’t bother me so much. I just really don’t want people finding out about it at school. Or at ballet. His little sister is in the class below me.
His face flushes. “I’m the one with the car, you know. I could leave you here, stranded.”
A mom at a nearby table glances at us, and then turns back to her kids. Lucky ducks. They’re chattering with each other as if the world caters to their every need. One of them is about Felix’s age, if he had lived--
Ares stands up, jolting me out of my thoughts. He leaves his pizza uneaten and storms out. I run after him into the parking lot, my throat tightening. Why does he always take things so seriously? Grant it, now we don’t have to see each other anymore.
I try to say something comforting, reassuring, loving, but the first thing that comes to mind is, “You forgot to pay for the pizza.”

Ares stares at me as if I’m an idiot. “Go pay yourself.”

Definitely not dream boyfriend material. To sum him up in one GIF:
College Finals As Told By Harry Potter GIFs

Sometimes + Othertimes

Sometimes
I sit on my bed
And think and feel
More things than the other girls my age
Have ever thought or felt
In their
Entire
Lives.

Othertimes I pull my sleeves over my hands and say, through my braces-free-but-retainer-filled mouth, "Look! I 'ave no 'ands!"

Saturday, July 12, 2014

We Are Writers Magazine!

I’ve always wanted a magazine just for teen writers. So one day I googled it. Guess what I found? Nothing but inspiration.
Not a single magazine for teen writers that I wanted to subscribe to popped up. Ergo, I’m making my own.
So Happy!
We Are Writers could potentially include tips, author interviews, contests, giveaways, and teens’s submissions. The submission guidelines are as follows:
  1. Send submissions through the contact form page near the top o' my blog.
  2. Submissions cannot be longer than 3000 words. I’ll make exceptions if the piece is amazing, but staying within the word range is super ideal.
  3. Include a short biography that incorporates your name, state, and hobbies. Also include (but not in your biography) the word count and title of your piece. And, of course, the piece itself.
  4. I am looking for book reviews, poems, fiction (No fantasy, please), writing tips, writing prompts, and suggestions for future issues. Got a different idea? Contact me and I’ll consider it.
Note: If I receive a lot of submissions, I’ll have to reject some of them. For example, I’ll only include one poem in each issue. Don’t worry if you get rejected though. I’ll keep your submission in a file and maybe use it later.
Currently, all We Are Writers issues are free. Pros to that? Free stuff is awesome. Cons? We Are Writers is only available in digital format (probably PDF) and I can’t pay you if your submission is chosen. So for now, labor in the knowledge that your hard work goes to a good cause. I'll post a link to each issue on the We Are Writers page, also near the top of my blog.

**NOTE** To submit, you;ll have to use the contact for on the sidebar. I'm trying to have a contact page near the top, but it isn't loading.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Bookish Confessions Link-Up

Over at The Broke and the Bookish, they're having a link-up about our top ten bookish and blogging confessions!



 Here's mine:

1. I rarely comment on other people's posts. I know commenting is a great way to boost your followers and some people have super interesting posts, but I can never bring myself to comment. I usually just sit there and admire their work.

2. I love to bash books. I feel really bad about this one. Writing negative reviews is SO MUCH EASIER than writing glowing ones. I try to rein myself in though, and I hope it's working. What author wants to see a review that only lists the bad things with no consideration of all the author's hard work?

3. I own seriously few print books. My kindle is stuffed, but my shelves? Not so much. Print books are just so much more expensive and I don't have a job. I love holding them though.

4. I never buy used books because I want to support the author. Even though used books are a ton cheaper, I only buy new. Apparently authors earn more from kindle books than they do for print ones though, so I guess my third confession is a good thing.

5. I say "The plot was fast and exciting" way too often. I need to think of other ways to phrase that.

6. I have no blogging schedule at all, as you might have noticed. I just post whenever I want to. My only sort-of schedule is how I don't post reviews on my blog or Amazon until closer to the release date. I've got a bunch of posts just waiting to be published (a lot of books are coming out in October. Just a heads up).

7. I don't review print ARCs. I want them so badly, but NetGalley is only digital. Ugh. I need to find a program that gives out print ones.

8. I absolutely adore books that makes me cry. If anyone has a suggestion, please comment! I've already read The Fault in Our Stars.

9. I don't ship characters very often. If an author puts two together, then that's how it is. No Perco or Hazic (??? I mean Hazel and Issac from TFIOS) for me, thank you very much.

10. I never use bookmarks. I just search the book for where I left off. Sometimes I even memorize the page number.

And here's an extra, just because:

11. I never remember the main character's name. Even if it's in the title! I always have to go through the book again as I'm reviewing it and hope the name is mentioned somewhere.

So there we have it! Link-up to the original post and pour out your bookish soul.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Jasmine and Maddie

Jasmine and MaddieJasmine and Maddie by Christine Pakkala
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This is a tough review to write. On one hand, I really enjoyed it. On the other hand, there were many flaws. I wish GoodReads had half stars available, because I'd rate Jasmine and Maddie as a 2.5.

Thank you, NetGalley and Boyds Mill Press, for this free book to review!

Things I liked:

1. The girls were in eighth grade. Not nearly enough books feature thirteen year olds.

2. The poetry was beautiful.
15 Earth-Shattering Hufflepuff Problems

Things I disliked:

1. Everyone felt so...shallow. They all (especially Ian and Maddie) had so much potential though.
18 Seriously Annoying Gryffindor Problems
2. It's really difficult for an adult to write thirteen year olds. Christine Pakkala did a decent job, but left something to be desired.

3. Jasmine's and Maddie's voices sounded the same.

Would I read other books by this author? Maybe. If I'm looking for a light reading, this would hit the spot.

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Saturday, July 5, 2014

Awkward + Awesome

Awkward:
  1. When NetGalley approves me for a chapter book. Oh well. Oliver and the Seawigs was actually pretty good.
  2. When my eighteen-year-old brother spends the fourth of July in Cincinnati, so he can go to a concert. Aren't teenagers supposed to drink and hang out with pretty girls and stuff? Not Andrew. He'd rather listen to classical music.
  3. When I spend the fourth of July knitting a blanket like an old lady. It's coming along really well. I've never gotten this far before. xD I'll post pictures when it's done.
  4. Telling my friend I'll reply to their email soon. Nearly a month ago. (Sorry, Christie.)
  5. Realizing that the "Awkward" list is going to be much longer than the "Awesome" list.
  6. Debating whether I should buy a new book or more yarn for said blanket. I really want the book, but if I don't finish that blanket quickly, I'll lose interest in it. #INTJproblems.
Or sign up for NetGalley.
What should I do?! Maybe I'll just buy Dairy Queen.

Awesome:
  1. I think our new priest is settling in really well. He even came to the fireworks and sat with us and the other people in our parish.
  2. I tried to check out a book from the library the other day but I didn't have my card. The guy was like "It's okay, you seem honest" and he checked it out for me. Going to the library every day constitutes as seeming honest? All righty.
  3. Tomorrow at Mass I'll see Jesus, the new priest, and the family I babysit. I love Sundays.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Gabriel Finley and the Raven's Riddle

Gabriel Finley and the Raven's RiddleGabriel Finley and the Raven's Riddle by George Hagen
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

A twelve year old buy would probably enjoy this. Me? Not so much. (NetGalley pre-approved me for it).

But thanks anyway, NetGalley and Random House Children's, for this free book to review!
This fast-paced, exciting, and emotionally rich fantasy novel for middle graders reads like a cross between The Phantom Tollbooth and Harry Potter. 

How can 11-year-old Gabriel find his missing father, who seems to have vanished without a trace? With the help of Paladin—a young raven with whom he has a magical bond that enables them to become one creature—he flies to the foreboding land of Aviopolis, where he must face a series of difficult challenges and unanswerable riddles that could lead to his father . . . or to his death.
The plot was a cool idea (taking down an evil bird man) but not exactly for me. I had fun reading it, but I had zero connection to it.

The characters, while fun to read about, were shallow (I did like Gabriel, though. He was funny and nice. Woo hoo!) But Pamela's greatest fear was losing her violin? What...?
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I'm pretty sure more twelve year olds are deeper than that. Abby, on the other hand, was awesome. She was weird and she knew it. And for a little while, it bothered her. Which made her infinitely more relatable than a girl whose greatest fear is losing her violin.

I also liked Somes, but not how his relationship with his dad panned out. View spoiler by highlighting over it: He went from abusive to kind way too quickly. You'd think that'd be a difficult adjustment. Grant it, I read this as an ARC. The finished book may be different.

All in all, this was a decent book. If you're its intended audience, you might like it.

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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Loot (OMIGOSH)

LootLoot by Jude Watson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Whoa.

Thank you, NetGalley and Scholastic, for this free title to review!
On a foggy night in Amsterdam, a man falls from a rooftop to the wet pavement below. It's Alfie McQuinn, the notorious cat burglar, and he's dying. As sirens wail in the distance, Alfie manages to get out two last words to his young son, March: "Find jewels."

But March learns that his father is not talking about a stash of loot. He's talking about Jules, the twin sister March never knew he had. No sooner than the two find each other, they're picked up by the police and sent to the world's worst orphanage. It's not prison, but it feels like it.

March and Jules have no intention of staying put. They know their father's business inside and out, and they're tired of being pushed around. Just one good heist, and they'll live the life of riches and freedom most kids only dream about.

Watch out! There are wild kids on the loose and a crime spree coming . . .
Whoa. That was awesome. Just...gah. So very, very awesome.

The writing is taunt and beautiful. It flows poetically, yet March, the narrator, still feels like the twelve year old boy he is. He's mature. You have to be, if you're the son of a well known jewel thief.
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I love sleep. I really do. But that wasn't exactly a priority when I was reading this. The plot was so fast, so funny, so full of life, that even though I'm not the intended audience (I think Loot is for tween guys or something) I still enjoyed it. C. S. Lewis once said something about the audience doesn't matter as long as the book is good (sorry for butchering that quote.....) and he is totally right.

March was a terrific narrator. Sometimes he was hilarious. Sometimes he was heart breaking. All in all, he and the gang are some of my favorite characters now.

A couple of things I disliked were how March would say "Okay, let's go over the plan again", simply for the reader's sake. Yes, I want to know the plan, but it felt unnatural for him to say that. Also, Darius and Izzy had no depth. But would I buy other books by Jude Watson (AKA Judy Blundell)? YES. YESITY YES YES YES.

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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

The Camelot Code

The Camelot CodeThe Camelot Code by Mari Mancusi
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

There. I finally finished this book. Not through any fault of Mari Mancusi's--It's just that I had to download the book to my computer instead of to my kindle, which isn't exactly convenient. I can't take a laptop with me everywhere.

But anyway, thank you NetGalley and NLA Digital LLC for this free book to review!
All fourteen-year-old gamer girl Sophie Sawyer wants to do is defeat Morgan Le Fay in her favorite Arthurian videogame. She has no idea the secret code sent via text message is actually a magical spell that will send her back in time to meet up with a real life King Arthur instead. 
Of course Arthur's not king yet--he hasn't pulled the sword from the stone--and he has no idea of his illustrious destiny. And when a twist of fate sends him forward in time--to modern day high school--history is suddenly in jeopardy. Even more so when Arthur Googles himself and realizes what lies in store for him if he returns to his own time--and decides he'd rather try out for the football team instead. 
Now Sophie and her best friend Stuart find themselves in a race against time--forced to use their 21st century wits to keep history on track, battle a real-life version of their favorite videogame villain, and get the once and future king back where he belongs. Or the world, as they know it, may no longer exist.
Arthurian legend + modern video games = one brilliant idea. Seriously. Whether your an expert on him or if you only know the Disney version (I'm somewhere in the middle), this book will still make sense.

All of the characters had distinct voices. Sophie is actually a likable female protagonist, and I was rooting for Stu throughout everything. Their humor was awesome.
Ryan Gosling Approves
The time travelling concept, while still confusing, made at least a little sense. Usually those things go completely over my head, but not this time.
I understand that reference
Mari Mancusi is going to write more books about Stu and Sophie, right? RIGHT??? Because her writing style is clear and smooth. I will definitely keep an eye out for more of her books.

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Yet Another Jill Williamson Review: Replication

I've reviewed so many Jill Williamson books she has her own tag now. xD

Replication: The Jason ExperimentReplication: The Jason Experiment by Jill Williamson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

GoodReads blurb:
What if everything you knew was a lie? Martyr---otherwise known as Jason 3:3---is one of hundreds of clones kept in a remote facility called Jason Farms. Told that he has been created to save humanity, Martyr has just one wish before he is scheduled to 'expire' in less than a month. To see the sky.

Abby Goyer may have just moved to Alaska, but she has a feeling something strange is going on at the farm where her father works. But even this smart, confident girl could never have imagined what lies beneath a simple barn. Or what would happen when a mysterious boy shows up at her door, asking about the stars.

As the reality of the Jason Experiment comes to light, Martyr is caught between two futures---the one for which he was produced and the one Abby believes God created him to have. Time is running out, and Martyr must decide if a life with Abby is worth leaving everything he's ever known.


Because lists are all I've been capable of recently, let's have some:

Things I liked:

1. Martyr. He's so cute! He's been kept underground in a lab all his life, so he knows very little of what's above him. And he is adorable. (His thought process: I need love. Abby is love. Therefore, we need to get married. Aww!)

2. The plot. It was fast paced and left me jolted. In a good way, of course.
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3. The writing. Jill Williamson, as I've said before, is the master. I especially loved Martyr's POV.

4. Look at this!!! You can enter your birthdate to see if you're a clone and when you're expiration date is. I'm J:32:71 and I'll expire in 1237 days. https://www.facebook.com/jwilliamsonw...

Things that are okay:

1. Abby. Something was off about her, but I can't put my finger on it. Maybe her lack of relatablity? Overall, she was decent.
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2. The ending. It was fine, I guess. Not By Darkness Hid OHMYGOSH or anything, but it was okay.

Things I disliked:

1. The story was on the preachy side. Abby wouldn't let JD in the house unless one of her friends was there, but she let Martyr sleep on the other side of her bedroom with no qualms. It's not like she could have told a clone to go sleep in the living room where someone could find him, but still. You'd think she'd be a bit bothered.

2. JD Kane. Again, something is off about him.
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Insta-love alert.
3. Dr. Kane's purpose for the clones was not as grand as it could have been. I felt like you needed a larger reason for cloning other than the one that was given.

3. It's really too bad this isn't going to be turned into a trilogy as it originally was going to. There's quite a bit unfinished business going on. I might email Jill Williamson and ask her what happens. ;)

Would I buy other books by Jill Williamson? Every single one.

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