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61. The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner, by Stephenie Meyer
Genre: Fantasy/Supernatural, YA
Rating: 3/5

I think the writer/director of Eclipse actually read this before shooting, because there does seem to be a fair amount in this novella that isn't in Eclipse (or so I remember). I guess it's an interesting look into the view of another vampire in the series. But, I'm glad I didn't have to pay to read it (I read it free on her site), because it still wasn't that good.

62. The Hunchback of Notre Dame, by Victor Hugo
Genre: Classics
Rating: 4/5

This is a book I've actually been reading for months, via DailyLit and I finally managed to finish it. Pheobus didn't play as large of a role as I was expecting, and Esmeralda was much more naive than I was expecting. Still, it was a good novel, though it started out fairly slow. Towards the end, I had trouble putting it down. It also ended a lot differently from what I expected, though it certainly wasn't a bad ending.

63. More Blood, More Sweat, and Another Cup of Tea, by Tom Reynolds
Genre: Memoir
Rating: 4/5

Another of those books I've been reading off and on for a long time now, and a book I got for free on my Kindle. I really enjoyed this, and could read the frustration that the author finds in the health system of England, as well as with his patients. Written as a series of blogs, it actually does flow together rather well.

64. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, by J.K. Rowling re-read

Again, not going to bother with a rating or a review, because if you don't know about this series yet, you're seriously behind the times.

65. Burned, by P.C. and Kristin Cast
Genre: Fantasy/Supernatural, YA
Rating: 3.5/5

The latest book in the Marked series, and I, for one, enjoyed this one more than I have several of the past novels. Many of the criticisms I had for the previous books have been addressed with this one. There isn't that constant rehashing of what's happened in previous books (though it did take me a little while to catch on to what was happening, since I read the last book several months ago). The differing perspectives offered more development in the story (though since the one POV didn't pick up right where the last left off, it was a little confusing at times). I loved how they weaved more myth and religion into the story, and I'm glad that it wasn't painted that Zoey really was some sort of whore for bouncing back and forth between all the guys in her life. I'm truly looking forward to the next book in the series.
Tags: classic, memoir, supernatural, young adult
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