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Thalia @ Pictures in the Words

I'm Thalia! I run a book blog called Pictures in the Words and I hope to be an editor for YA fiction. I'm a GoodReads refugee!

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The Martian
Andy Weir
Progress: 31/369 pages
Stand-Off (Winger)
Andrew Smith, Sam Bosma
Progress: 401/401 pages
The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien
J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien, Humphrey Carpenter
Progress: 193/432 pages
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
J.K. Rowling
Progress: 43/766 pages
The Children of Húrin
J.R.R. Tolkien, J.R.R. Tolkien
Progress: 313/313 pages
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
J.K. Rowling
Progress: 70/636 pages
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
J.K. Rowling, Mary GrandPré
Progress: 264/309 pages
Never Eighteen
Megan Bostic
Progress: 200/200 pages

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Monstrous Beauty - Elizabeth Fama

I think this was a solid three-star read for me. The second half was way better than the first half, but I still need to rate/review based on my feelings of the entire book. Unfortunately, the pacing and action of the latter section wasn't enough to wipe out how discouraged and bored I had felt at the beginning. I still think it would be been more interesting to just focus on the 1800s time period rather than have a dual narrative, and the insta-love between Ezra and Hester was a little too much to swallow, but I liked the story behind the ghosts/mermaids, and the paranormal thriller scene was done really well.