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Elena Likes Books

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

Currently reading

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

The Madman's Daughter

The Madman's Daughter - Note: I received an electronic ARC of this title from the publisher.Here's what made me really dislike this book: Most of the characters were assholes, the "big secret" of Moreau's island was withheld for so long I got incredibly bored, and, worst of all, Juliet is one of those protagonists who doesn't do any protagging--she's just dragged along by the current of plot rather than being an active force in the story. I also really hated the ending.Also also, love triangle. (At this point, I really don't even have to say anything else about that, do I?)There were some interesting ideas here (most of them taken from the original story, I believe, though I haven't read it so I can't say for certain), but overall this one fell flat for me.