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I love a great world with relatable characters who seem realistic, even if they are fantastical.

Currently reading

City of Ashes
Cassandra Clare
With a Bullet
M. Chandler
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
J.K. Rowling
Bridget Jones: Elämäni sinkkuna
Helen Fielding, Sari Karhulahti

The Raven Boys

The Raven Boys  - Maggie Stiefvater 3,75 stars

I had a hard time getting into the story, initially. I didn't fully relate to any of the characters, and I felt like (at least the first half of) the book lacked the required tension to keep me invested. The last couple of fifths in the book were better in this regard, and I ended up finishing most of the second half in a day. But still, two fifths do not a great book make.

Possibly my favorite characters were the adults (particularly Calla) and Noah. Ronan was a close second from the teenagers, but his asshattery is as of yet too unjustified. The Dream Thieves seems to follow Ronan more than any of the others, so maybe there is hope for him yet. In general, I'm hoping the next installment will be better, although I doubt I'll get around to reading it this month.

The "true loves kiss" storyline interests me not at all, so hopefully the story won't head too heavily toward that in the future.

//I have to crank up my rating from 3,25 to 3,75 stars, because this still sticks to my brain and I still find myself thinking of the characters and the story.