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Bambbles Rambles

Books, Reviews, and general awesomeness

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

Just Finished Reactions & Progress Post: Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood

Born Wicked  - Jessica Spotswood

hmm. This one is going to be tough to do my initial phone review. Born Wicked is a alternate history dystopian. It falls into some ya patterns: the love triangle , witches ... 

I read it really quickly. it kept my interest but looking back the plot in the middle was a little repetitive...and the ending so rushed and confusing that I am still not sure what happened and why decisions were made. 

That said, I was entertained. Cate though frustrating with some of her choices, was a solid lead. I understood her motivation, but it seemed a little misplaced. I wish we knew a little more about read and Maura though. 

For the love triangle, Paul was more a plot devise then a character, but Finn and Cate were seriously awesome together. If this story were just about them I'd be ecstatic. 

So I enjoyed it. Fast read. If you like ya and the tropes but want a historical twist, this is your book. 

I will be reading the next three books. Also there's a cliffhsnger. Of course. 

ps forgive my phone typos.


Originally posted in Feb 2012. I tried to get to phone typos..


02/18/2012 page 111   34.0% "So far, so good. Though these page numbers with the little vines behind them make it almost impossible to read without concentrating really hard. But seriously. I am complaining about the page numbers."