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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
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Light of the Moon (Legend of the Dreamer, Book 1)
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Frostbite: Vampire Academy #2: Frostbite Bk. 2

Frostbite - Richelle Mead Original review: http://onabookbender.com/2012/09/10/review-frostbite-by-richelle-mead/Do you know those books that pull you in, hook you, and, as soon as you’re finished, you need to pick up the next book in the series? Frostbite was exactly that kind of book. The love triangle (square/rectangle/trapezoid/diamond?) didn’t even bother me that much. It’s like a journey. Also, shut up. NO comments about that, please. I’m trying to be open minded. Also, Rose is learning. She is learning. It’s important to learn. Also, it’s a complicated thing, and sometimes I feel as confused as Rose. I’m choosing to believe this is the sign of a wonderful author.I think one of aspects of this book that astounds me (in a good way) and that pulled me in so much was Rose’s journey as a character. She’s growing. It’s a painful and awful process (isn’t growing always difficult in some way?) but she is a fighter. And Rose grew a lot in this book. There were also some points raised that will probably be addressed in later books, and at this point I’m enthralled enough with Rose and what happens to her that I want to pick up the next book as soon as I finish this review. I like Rose. I think she is really stupid sometimes and makes impulsive decisions, but I want her to succeed. Team Rose!The world is also fascinating. And things are HAPPENING. (Side note: do you realize I say this a lot about books? I think it’s my way of saying the plot was very entertaining without giving anything away.) The bad guys are getting baddier. The possibilities for getting killed are starting to add up. And I like where things are going because I don’t really know where things are going, other than getting bleaker. But the humor in this book also has me giggling, and that is a nice balance to the bleakness.Love LOVE when a second installment is as good or better than the first, and Frostbite is definitely that. I look forward to the third book!