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Reading Robyn

I am a lover of libraries, a reader of everything, a girl easily swayed by pretty pictures, and overall just your average, nerdy fairy princess.

 

2013 is the year I'm finally keeping up a regular reading blog Reading Robyn! There I post extended versions of my GR reviews so be sure to check that out!

 

I always seem to be on the move having lived in seven cities and counting in my nineteen years. I'm not on the run from the law as many have assumed (at least I don't think so), but moving around has given me an appreciation for how places make stories and people make memories. While change is inevitable, books are the friends that I take with me from place to place. They comforted me when I was sick, they push me to continue to learn and grow into myself, and most importantly they opened me up to the possibilities of living in thousands of places all at once.

 

I primarily read YA fiction, as well as a lot of graphic novels and manga. However, I tend to be this combination of odd reads, so expect the unexpected!

 

Cheesy Life Quote: "In this world through which I travel, I am endlessly creating myself." - Frantz Fanon

White Cat (Curse Workers Series #1)

White Cat  - Holly Black, Jesse Eisenberg Okay so, listening to an entire audio book in one day without many breaks isn't exactly the best idea. Let's start with that! Jesse Eisenberg was just an excellent narrator, his voice not only fits the character and story but I just love listening to him talk, all day, literally.The story is a mystery but in the sense that it's less about deceiving the reader and more about leading on the characters. This is their mystery and as a reader we are only outside observers to the web of lies. However, for this story I found that knowing the big picture didn't make any of the details (or more so the betrayals) any less interesting. We get to see Castle's life get torn apart by family, loyalty, and violence. This is where my only issue lies, despite having all of these things happen there always seemed to be that next level, that hidden door, that Black never took us through. The door that would have taken this book from a character driven YA mystery-ish story, to a character driven YA noir crime-drama. Maybe this expectation will be better met in the following books but with this New York fantasy mod-boss set up, that was something I was hoping for. But my word, that ending! Like family is one thing but seriously! Seriously!? Seriously.