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Gemini Bites by Patrick Ryan

Cover via Goodreads.

Cover via Goodreads.

Rating: 3/5 stars.

Overall, a cute, funny, not-so-serious story about two siblings fighting for a mysterious guy who might have supernatural abilities. Here’s a quote I liked:

“I stared out at the dark orange field surrounding us, and my heart was in my ears now, whump, whump, whump, and I had this totally moronic sequence of thoughts: Something gay is about to happen here. This spot will forevermore be the place where you had your first gay encounter. People will live here one day, in a nice big house, and never know they’re living on a sacred ground of gayness.”

Judy and Kyle Renneker, sixteen-year-old fraternal twins in a family of nine, have competed with one another throughout their lives. Judy has always been a jerk, and her latest scheme involves seducing an attractive, religious boy by pretending to be Christian. Kyle recently came out to his family and more or less desires a boyfriend. Things get shaken up when Garret Johnson, a strange and slightly vampiric guy their age, decides to reside in the attic of their house for a short amount of time.

Patrick Ryan could have taken Gemini Bites in many different directions. Continue reading

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City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare

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Rating: 5/5 stars.

Sometimes it’s hard to describe your love for a book without sounding sycophantic. I can tell you that I’m the biggest Alec and Magnus shipper out there (because I am) and that eight out of my past 11 tweets have been about City of Lost Souls, but I don’t think I can properly convey my love for this series unless I talk about its characters.

I’ve never really understood how someone could love, or even like someone who makes many stupid mistakes. Perhaps I understood, but I never felt like I could do the same, until I read this book. This book taught me that sometimes, when you possess enough empathy and caring for someone – in this case, a fictional character – it’s possible to forgive them and love them all the same. Continue reading

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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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