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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
Radiant Shadows - Melissa Marr I think Melissa Marr has a different idea of what a happy ending is from me. That said, there's something very compelling about her Wicked Lovely books, and Radiant Shadows has my favorite couple. I loved having an aggressive fighter heroine and a sexually repressed hero--the gender role reversal was great.However, John Green once mentioned that at its core, Twilight is a book about a pedophile, because no matter how young Edward Cullen looks, he's still over a century old, and old men who lust after teenage girls are generally considered icky. And that thought has bled over into my reading of Melissa Marr, bringing a level of squick to many of the romances.I also find Marr's books darkly creepy in a way that urges me to continue reading but leaves me feeling vaguely unclean after I've finished.(Also, I still don't forgive her for ruining Seth in Fragile Eternity.)