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Book Review: The Deepest Night

The Deepest Night (The Sweetest Dark, #2)The Deepest Night by Shana Abe
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

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I had read "The Sweetest Dark" and was glad to see where the story went in this book. I will be glad to finish the series just to see how it all wraps up.

Armand is lovely and I hated all the back and forth, but am glad for the way the book ended.

This book was never... explicit and yet sometimes it felt that way. I feel so frustrated by this. It is set in a time period where even a kiss would be scandalous and exciting. Why add so much sexual tension and overtones?

The story was good. There was danger and intrigue in the last half of the book and a whole lot of (sometimes dull) social intrigue in the beginning.

I don't feel like I wasted my time. I enjoyed the book and I don't feel dirty having read it, but there were definitely parts that made me uncomfortable and I was always on edge as to whether or not I'd have to skip a few pages. I never did, thankfully, but there was a lot of "toeing the line" going on.


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Book Review: Fablehaven: Secrets of the Dragon Sanctuary

Secrets of the Dragon Sanctuary (Fablehaven, #4)Secrets of the Dragon Sanctuary by Brandon Mull
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

So. This book. Typically I just rate a series, but there aren't always five great books in a five book series.

This book was good. Definitely better than the third book. There was a definite purpose behind this book and not just as a filler. Seth's character was definitely not super obnoxious, but I still hate how he is constantly breaking rules and always justifying it.

What I didn't like about this book (and this is a trend in this series):
There are a lot of convenient things that go on to make everything fall into place. There's no subtlety when the author is placing something that will later help the plot move along or save the characters when they find themselves in dire straits. This is not to say that there aren't surprises and plot twists... there definitely are and definitely not ones you see coming.

Overall a fun, intriguing book. Clean and exciting with characters and circumstances that will enthrall boys and girls of many ages.

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