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My passion is for reading and writing. And here is where I post my books I am reading currently.

Currently reading

Black Roses
Jane Thynne
The Falcons of Fire and Ice
Karen Maitland
Hollow Pike
James Dawson
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
J.K. Rowling
Northern Lights
Philip Pullman
The Glassblower of Murano
Marina Fiorato
The Vampire Lestat (The Vampire Chronicles, #2)
Anne Rice
The Vampire Chronicles Collection, Volume 1
Anne Rice
The Movement of Stars
Amy Brill
Elijah's Mermaid
Essie Fox
The Scorpio Races - Maggie Stiefvater Perfect book. No need for a sequel.
The Alchemist of Souls (Night's Masque, #1) - Anne Lyle It is ok. That is all I have to say. 2.5 is the highest I would give, but Mal was boring. The prose dragged. The book tried to be everything. But it was a bit higgledy piggeldy.
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire  - J.K. Rowling Lovely. Really enoyed the last 3rd.
Black Swan Rising - Lee Carroll Why did I rate this a 4/5 initially? I must have lost my mind because rereading it, this book is terrible and trying so hard to be a YA book, when really it's Airport disposable reading, that you just pick up on your outgoing flight.
The Red Pyramid - Rick Riordan Right I dragged myself half way through this book and realised life is too short. It just is too short Rick Riordan is not a good writer. Maybe if I was a child I'd like it better.
Mistral's Race into Time - Lynne Copeland Nope Crap.
Palo Alto - James Franco James Franco needs someone to take down his ego.
The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms - N.K. Jemisin Last time I'm buying a book based on glowing reviews. I didn't really buy it but got it for Christmas, I felt really disappointed by it.

The writing is mediocre at best.
Interview With The Vampire - Anne Rice I finished this book. I liked it but Anne Rice is a bit of shit writer.

Seraphina (Seraphina, #1)

Seraphina (Seraphina, #1) - Rachel Hartman Did not finish.

The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #4)

The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #4) - Rick Riordan Did not like this.
Steampunk! An Anthology of Fantastically Rich and Strange Stories - Kelly Link, Gavin J. Grant, Elizabeth Knox, Garth Nix Read a few of the stories liked them. But a lot of filler.
The Name of the Wind  - Patrick Rothfuss Did not finish.

The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald I loved this book.

There is just something about the fact Daisy no matter what Gatsby does, will never ever leave Tom. Old Money and new money don't mix, they are different beasts. Tom and Daisy are just people who play games and get thrills out of tormenting one another. They destroy others but they will never one another.

The thrill is just too much.

I say this book has great characterisations with flaws. Gatsby idolises Daisy and it's his downfall.

Dead Radiance (Valkyrie, #1)

Dead Radiance (Valkyrie, #1) - T.G. Ayer you can tell it's self published as the writing is clunky and needs to be reigned in.

There's also need for major editing. Characterisation is not tight at all.
The Casual Vacancy - J.K. Rowling Bleh I'm so bored by it. Sorry J.K.