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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: Firelight by Sophie Jordan

Firelight - Sophie Jordan

This depresses me. This cover, this concept.... graw! It just compelled me but then the actual outcome was so disappointing it hurts.

At first I thought it was me. "No.. you are just comparing it to Twilight because its YA and paranormal. It's not because of the bland characters, the characteristic-less heroine, the border-line call the cops love interest."

ARGH! I wanted to like this soo much. But as I thought of what to write here, and trying to spin it positively it turned out something like this:

"Well the plot is kind of missing... but there are characters! But the secondary characters are kind of one note... but there are main characters!! Who are unlikable shells..."

The dragon part is the only thing this book has going. I wanted more of the mythos! And in the first chapter I thought we would have that... then they moved and it turned into another Twilight wanna be.

This review sounds so harsh. But I guess it has to be. I am truly sad to feel this way because, damn it DRAGON LOVE STORY! I just wish it could have been more focused on her struggles as a Draki and her life there instead of her as defined by who she is in love with.

Sigh.

 

Originally posted on GR in Sept 2011