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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 Perfect Stranger

The Perfect Stranger - Anne Gracie I love fantasy, but the random magical healing at the end was really sloppily done here, in my opinion. I hate it when non-fantasy authors just toss in a fantasy element in order to tidy up their plots and because they think it would be fun. I would have liked this book a lot more if the old woman at the end had been a knowledgeable healer who was able to find and extract the shrapnel using actual surgical tools instead of the mystical power of old gypsy ladies. (Also, mysticizing the other in this way is a tiny bit racist.)That said, I did enjoy the romance up until the random magical end. I liked Nick and Faith.