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Amanda Shofner

Grand Mistress of On a Book Bender. On the path of least revision. Wine supplier for grammar pain sufferers. #BecauseWine. Idea wrangler. Wielder of words. Black coffee drinker.

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Jayne Castle
Diana Peterfreund
Bad Behavior
Jennifer Lane
The False Prince
Jennifer A. Nielsen
Light of the Moon (Legend of the Dreamer, Book 1)
David James
Amaryllis (St. Helen's Series #1)


Faithless - Karin Slaughter Despite the fact this book is over 500 pages long, I managed to finish it in a single day. There is so much depth in this book, not just in the plot, but in the characters’ lives as well. I like that Karin Slaughter took this beyond the typical “religious cult gone wrong” type of story, which I had been expecting. Instead, she weaved a story that was both surprising and complex. This book could have fallen flat, but it did not. Far from it.I was glad to see the return of Tessa in this book. She was barely mentioned in book 4, and after what happened to her in book 3, I was all but dying to know how she was handling everything. Tessa doesn’t play a very large role in this book, either, but we do get to see that she is beginning to recover. I still think there is more to hear from her.Lena was back, making some interesting decisions along the way. Part of me thinks she is starting down the right path, but then, this is Lena, notorious for making bad decisions even on her better days. An old flame comes back into the picture, and this seems to make her rethink a lot of her poor decisions thus far. I’m so very curious about what happens to her in the next book.Sometimes I wonder if Sara and Jeffrey’s relationship will ever not be tumultuous. As much as I want them to settle down and get on with it, I appreciate that how very real and fleshed out these two characters are. They suffer from flaws just like the rest of us, and they bring these flaws with them from book to book. But they find a way to work in spite of these flaws, and that makes it easier to connect with them.See my full review here