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Water For Elephants by Sara Gruen

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Rating: 2/5 stars.

Great setting – loved the American circus atmosphere carried through the novel. I didn’t feel for the characters though, and thus didn’t enjoy the story. The plot seemed forced at points, almost verging on melodrama – maybe that was the characters’ fault,  still, I was left disappointed by this one.

I read this in September of 2009 and wrote a whopping review of it, but changed it to this little summary of my thoughts. I haven’t watched the movie yet but I’ve only heard good things about it from my friends – what do you guys think of the book compared to the movie? Is one better than the other? Maybe I’ll buy the DVD when it comes out.

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Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris

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Rating: 2/5 stars.

Did not like this one at all. Essentially a mindless and trashy read – save it for a lazy Sunday or something to that effect. The plot was fast-paced and pulls along readers until the end of the novel, but I would not understand why anyone would continue reading this series.

It might be because I don’t appreciate vampires, but I feel like I’ve wasted time with this book. Not recommended.

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