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About Julia

Hi everyone! This is Julia of The Broke and the Bookish, formerly blogging on my own at The Competitive Bibliomaniac.

I read mostly historical romance, but can often be found reviewing paranormal romance, young adult books (mostly distopian/fantasy), fantasy/sci-fi, classics, and the occasional non-fiction book about languages.

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Currently reading

Wanton Christmas Wishes
Eliza Lloyd, Samantha Kane, Kate Pearce, Monica Burns, Madelynne Ellis, Jess Michaels
The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm
Wilhelm Grimm, Jacob Grimm, Matthew R. Price, Noel Daniel
Progress: 21 %
I Love it When You Talk Retro: Hoochie Coochie, Double Whammy, Drop a Dime, and the Forgotten Origins of American Speech
Ralph Keyes
Progress: 28/271 pages
Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal
Christopher Moore
Progress: 42/420 pages

Review: Beguiling the Beauty by Sherry Thomas

Beguiling the Beauty - Sherry Thomas

I feel like I am the only one in the world who didn't like this book. From the get go it lost my interest.


Here in list form (since phone typing is hurting me ) is why: 
- too much telling me of things in the beginning. I felt like this book was almost action less because of how much info I was being told. 
- the characters were bland ... Like toast 
- the romance lacked all heat. All bealieveability really. 
- things just moved strangely pacing wise. I enjoyed, I guess, their time on the ship (meaning it was something I didn't skim). 
- after a while I was fed up and the only things that saved this from being a DNF was that I was curious scout the reveal and their HEA. 

Also it gets two stars because of: 
- the dinosaurs
- the creativity that I did see was good. I loved that the settings varied from Boston to boat to England. And yeah those dinosaurs. 

I don't think I will continue this series and quite frankly after this book I am confused in what I am missing that obviously tons of others see in this author ? Hopefully the DA book club will shine some light.


Originally posted on GR in 2012.