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Review: Dauntless by Dina Sleiman

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If you're looking for a book about a faction, well, I hate to burst your bubble but this isn't it.

Dauntless
by Dina Sleiman

Action? Check.
Romance? Check.
Kick-butt heroine? CHECK.

My rating: 5 out of 5 bows and arrows


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About the story:  They never planned on becoming a band of thieves, but how else can the orphans of Ellsworth survive?  In this medieval tale, Merry and her "men" take a page out of Robin Hood's (or Robyn of the Hode) playbook and rob from the rich to feed the poor.  They just happen to be the poor.  After two years they've built quite a reputation as The Ghosts of Farthingale Forest.  But happens when someone sets out to track down these ghosts?  Will Merry and her men ever be safe?  Can they ever come out of hiding?

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"Stealth. Anonymity. Restraint. These are our allies. These three we shall never betray."
My thoughts: This book wasn't on my radar.  Nowhere near it in fact.  I hadn't heard of the book or the aut…

Do you hear what I hear?

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Listen... 


What do y'all think of audiobooks?  I listened to my first one this weekend and I gotta say, I'm not really a fan.  Amazon's Audible lets you get your first audiobook for free. So I decided to give it a shot and got Matched by Ally Condie.  I liked that I could listen to the story while washing dishes and folding laundry.  However, it was all to easy to space out.  I had to go back and replay pieces multiple times.  For me, it was so much harder to picture the characters in my head while listening to the audiobook.  The story never quite turned into a movie in my head.  Was it the story itself or was it because I was listening instead of reading?
     Also, Matched had music playing randomly in the background in two or three chapters.  I wouldn't have minded the music if it was all the way through, like a movie soundtrack.  However, just have music abruptly play for a few minutes threw me off.  I don't know if the music was supposed to be a cue that I wa…

Review: Matched by Ally Condie

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Matched by Ally Condie


My rating: 2 stars

Matched is not a match for me.


About the story: Welcome to a world where The Society decides everything, where there is a rule for everything.  The Society decides where you live, what you wear, where you work, and what you eat.  You can't share your food.  You can't run in public,  And don't even think about breaking the rules.  Of course, everything The Society does is to create an optimal life for citizens.  They've learned the optimal age to die is 80.  The optimal age to meet your match is 17.  The Society uses all of the data that is gathered on you to determine your match.  It's all probability and statistics.  Nothing can go wrong.  The Society doesn't make mistakes.  So what happens when they do?  What happens when Cassia is matched with two boys?  Will everything she knows to be good and right unravel?

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My thoughts:  Well booknerds, I really thought I would like this one.  The covers call out to me every …