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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
Incarnate - Jodi Meadows This book gets four stars on pure originality. There is nothing else like this in YA right now, and considering the genre is so bloated, that counts for a lot.There were worldbuilding holes I would very much have appreciated being filled in. For example, how the heck does reproduction work in a world where there are a set number of souls? What happens if someone gets pregnant when there's not a soul available? I NEED TO KNOW.The book also had a few pacing issues, and there were times when I wanted to punch Ana and/or Sam in the face for being stupid....But the premise is so original. I'm excited to read the next book just because of that--I'm not sick of books like this yet, because there aren't any others. (I just hope Meadows explains reproduction for me.)