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I am an avid reader of YA, fantasy, and romance, a librarian, and a writer of fantasy short fiction.

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Cut & Run
Abigail Roux, Madeleine Urban
Where the Sidewalk Ends
Shel Silverstein
The Mad Scientist's Guide to World Domination: Original Short Fiction for the Modern Evil Genius
John Joseph Adams
The Thousand Names
Django Wexler
The Duchess Hunt
Jennifer Haymore

Sabriel (Abhorsen Trilogy Series #1)

Sabriel (Abhorsen Trilogy Series #1) - I feel almost as bad about my lackluster feelings about this book as I do the fact that I've never made it all the way through a Tolkien novel. It's like a betrayal of nerdkind. But, well. I thought Sabriel had a lot of really great elements, but none of the elements were given the attention they deserved. For example, the magic system? Awesome. But we explore it so very little. None of the characters felt fully formed either, with the possible exception of Mogget--but even there, we're missing too much of his backstory and motivations.Sorry, nerdkind. I know I'm a disappointment.