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I love YA urban fantasy and dystopian. I also read some middle grade and historical fiction. I apologize for any spelling errors. If any of my ratings/Posts don't match up its because I just imported them from Goodreads and need to adjust them.

I'm on Instigram as Readinglife.

Currently reading

These Broken Stars
Amie Kaufman, Meagan Spooner
Progress: 200/374 pages
Unspoken (The Lynburn Legacy Book 1)
Sarah Rees Brennan
Progress: 296/370 pages
Hex Hall  - Rachel Hawkins


What started out as a promising novel slowly but surely fell from what could a have been a 5 star rating.

Hex Hall  starts out as a fun, breezy read.  The characters (for the most part) were well developed and believable.

But Ms. Hawkins fell prey to these common YA tropes:

  • Group of gorgeous but mean spirited girls, one of whom

  • Is dating the main characters crush and

  • They try to get the MC to join their elite group

  • And there was Slut-Shaming.

  • Which was of course directed at previously mentioned mean girls.

So I just kinda got sick of the slut-shaming and for a book about witches and other magical creatures, there was more high school drama then there was magic.