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Inheritance - Malinda Lo Loved it! After the first half couldn't put the book down.
Why not a 5? I'm getting stingy with my 5 star ratings, but it was a very cool story.
Adaptation - Malinda Lo What would have happened if I had finished this book without the sequel being just a click away?
Great story.
A.I. Apocalypse - William Hertling The story is ok. The charcters don't have much of a backstory since they're just there to advance the plot, but these types of books are usually just plot driven so it's no big deal, but I would have loved to know more about the teenagers.

I loved the fist book (Avogadro Corp) and thought that I would at least like this one. At one point in the story I just wanted to get it over with, since I didn't want to judge the book wihout reading the whole thing, but I didn't actually care what happened at the end.

The first few chapters are good but then it starts getting boring and the story more sci-fi than techno-thriller. I think the whole idea is great, but the final implementation was terrible.

If this is the way he's going to go, I'm not sure I will read his third book.
Huntress - Malinda Lo Loved it. Great adventure story. This is a classic fantasy epic quest, but with two female protagonists. I found the pacing to be great, unlike the author's previous novel Ash that felt a little slow at the start.

I would really love to read more stories in this world, specially in the Huntress timeline. Although the author says she's not planning more titles out of this universe, I really hope that one day she at least decides to write at least a few short stories about these characters. I would love to know more about them.

This is one of those books that makes you want to borrow a couple more stars in order to give it a rating higher than 5. This adventure made me feel what I felt when I read my first epic fantasy story when I was younger (a looong time ago). Few books can get a strong emotion out of me these days, so I am really glad I gave the fairies in Malinda Lo's universe a chance :)
SPOILER ALERT!
Ash - Malinda Lo I almost didn't read this book because it had fairies (I don't like them). I like my fantasy stories to have dragons, magic, death, blood, but this book had none of that, however, I really loved this story, I never got bored, on the contrary, I couldn't put the book down, and here I am, at 1:30am on a weekday writing my review because I just finished the book (work is going to suck tomorrow).

The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because there was no consequence in Ash's deal with the fairy and also the ending was a bit anti-climatic. But anyway I loved this story.
Fun Home - Alison Bechdel It's weird, sad and funny. Great read.
Tropical Storm - Melissa Good Loved it.
The tech in the book is a "little" out of date (a dual core Pentium with 128MB of RAM is nothing to get excited about anymore). Loved the characters and the pacing. Will definitely read the next one in the series.
Avogadro Corp - William Hertling Loved it!!!
Heart Block - Melissa Brayden Really liked this story. Short, sweet and funny.
Night Film - Marisha Pessl Really, loved this book.

At times it reminded me of The Club Dumas, and some other times I thought I was watching a Kubrick movie (yes, it's that good).

I love the way the author told the story and included newspaper articles, website pages and pictures in the novel, which at times I thought were a bit gimmicky, but it really added to the story and the way it was told. The whole story feels like a movie (in a good way) and having these visual elements help you fall deeper into the whole thing.

There's a companion app, which will give you even more pictures and info, I haven't gotten to that yet, but from what I've read online is very cool.

I've seen many books being advertised as "this year's Gone Girl" and fortunately this isn't one of them, but so far, this has been my "Gone Girl" for this year (which was my favorite book last year).

I wish I could erase this book from my memory just so I could experience it for the first time again. I hope this one gets turned into a movie, I would love to see this on the big screen. Books like this one make me wish we could give a book more than 5 stars.
Blue Is the Warmest Color - Julie Maroh Wow!
The Shining Girls - Lauren Beukes Very cool story, told in a very unusual way!

Jericho

Jericho - Ann McMan This is one of those books that make you wonder why can't you give it a rating of 6 stars or more. I liked it that much.

It wasn't such a quick read, so I spent a lot of time with the characters in this novel. Can't wait to read the sequel.

Black Blade Blues (Sarah Beauhall #1)

Black Blade Blues (Sarah Beauhall #1) - J.A. Pitts Great adventure. This is the first urban fantasy I've read and I liked it a lot. This was a great introduction to the genre.

Loved the pacing, the characters, specially Beauhall, and will definitely read the other two books in the series.


Inferno - Dan Brown I could give this book 2 stars since it was ok, but a few twists that are not part of the "classic Dan Brown formula" helped it get to 3 stars.

I liked the story, and the pacing but hated the over-explaining of things that happened a couple of chapters before, or even worse, on the same chapter! The book made me feel like the author was insulting my intelligence over-explaining everything. It was the equivalent of a comedian explaining every joke they've told.

I'm not saying that I won't read his next adventure, but just not looking forward to it.
Dark Places - Gillian Flynn Loved the story, loved the characters, loved the pacing.