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I sell children's books for a living, and read almost nothing but. The first does not necessarily cause the second, as books for children and teens are better than anything in the world.

 

 

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Nadia Knows Best
Jill Mansell
Far Far Away
Tom McNeal

Cinder: Book One in the Lunar Chronicles

Cinder - Marissa Meyer Awesome premise. Good writing; author shows a lot of promise--I bet subsequent books will improve on the first, and that doesn't always happen. But she loses at least half a star for having one character ask another "You want to come with?" NO. Talk about pulling me right out of the story. Leaving it in was sloppy. Have a fantasy world or have a modern world, but don't have a fantasy world where your character lives in a futuristic China and uses a dated US regionalism. (apparently there's one of these in Scorpio Races, but in three reads and a listen I've never noticed it. Please don't point it out to me.)