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"Saying 'I notice you're a nerd' is like saying, 'Hey, I notice that you'd rather be intelligent than be stupid, that you'd rather be thoughtful than be vapid, that you believe that there are things that matter more than the arrest record of Lindsay Lohan. Why is that?' In fact, it seems to me that most contemporary insults are pretty lame. Even 'lame' is kind of lame. Saying 'You're lame' is like saying 'You walk with a limp.' Yeah, whatever, so does 50 Cent, and he's done all right for himself."— John Green


#Spookathon Update 2!

So it is 4 days in (I got my dates mixed up earlier....oops!) and I have finished 3 books (see my previous #Spookathon update!  I have only 2 more books for the actual challenges, and then my bonus book to finish!  If I don't get to the bonus, I won't be upset, but I really want to finish all my challenge books.


  This was not what I was expecting from Stephanie Perkins.  She is the queen of the cute contemporary romances, and this was definitely a thriller with all the violence and murder that goes along with that.  But some of her roots showed, as there was a sweet romance between the main character, Makani, and the "outcast" at school, Ollie.  But boy, beyond that, this was way more than my expectations.

It was pulse-racing, freaky, and bloody.  The who and why behind the murders felt real in it's psychosis.  And there's even another layer besides the current murders to explore in Makani's background.  So secrets and surprises are all over the place, and I. loved. every. minute. of. it!

Five/Five Stars

  Another book that wasn't what I was expecting.  Based on the book blurb, the reader doesn't really know what the book is about.  But if it were any other way, the story would be ruined.  I'd classify this as a mystery with a paranormal edge to it, so while not as bloody, still riveting in it's plot!  Will, the main character, is very paranoid, which ratchets up the tension through the whole book as you see the events unfold through his eyes.  Each character represents a different fear that many humans have and while none are as rounded out as Will, they are essential to the ending of the story.

I can't really say more than that or I'll ruin the experience.  This is one where you are left in the dark a lot, but as soon as the spotlight hits, you'll be gasping.  Loved the twist at the end, and there's even a whole app you can download to explore the world of Dark Eden, which is a cool tie-in.  Check it out here!  Also, there is a sequel, Dark Eden: Eve of Destruction, that I am going to download on audio immediately!

Four/Five Stars 

Currently Reading

  I adore anthology books, and I also love to hate a good villain.  So this one is right up my alley.  I also like the concept here, where the authors are given a prompt by the booktuber to base a story on, and then the booktubers write an essay exploring a side of villains.  I've only gotten to like page 4, but I'm enjoying it so far!

  So this is probably the book that is going to not get finished for #Spookathon.  I have this weird relationship with John Green books; I get really excited about them, but then leave them on my shelf for months.  I'm trying to break this cycle because this one sounds so great, and I'm about 10 pages in.  But I can feel myself wanting to put the book down and breathe already.  It's such an annoying feeling, and it only really happens with me and John Green books.

To Be Read

  This is my bonus book for #Spookathon, and I really want to start reading it!  I think it'll be delightfully creepy, and I have been here for that this spoopy season!  Also, I have heard so many good things about Kendare Blake's writing, so I want to dive in!  but I should probably finish my actual challenge books first.......

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