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I like stuff with romantic elements and angst, usually YA, fantasy, paranormal/urban fantasy or variations thereof. Usually wrinkles nose at sci-fi due to unlikely tech. Straight girl who likes boys that like boys!

Currently reading

The Friend Zone
Kristen Callihan
Under Heaven
Guy Gavriel Kay
Progress: 6/411 pages
The Wild Girl
Kate Forsyth
Progress: 152/480 pages
Liesmith: Book 1 of The Wyrd
Alis Franklin
Rush Me
Allison Parr
Progress: 156/263 pages
Shield of Winter
Nalini Singh
Progress: 280/436 pages
Devil's Cub
Georgette Heyer
Daniel Arenson
Progress: 56/276 pages
Pivot Point
Kasie West
Progress: 36/237 pages
Don't Breathe a Word - Holly Cupala Split - Swati Avasthi

This is a book about heavy duty topics for a YA - mostly revolving around mental relationship abuse, runaway & homeless kids, but also touches drugs, prostitution, the struggle to survive, trying to make room for yourself in your own world, growing, standing on your own feet, finding love, hope, friendships.

It could have been a really good book. Instead I found it a little... superficial? Distant? Not like Split by Swati Avasthi, which deals with some of the same topics - though not living on the streets and its consequences. Split feels so real, whereas this just didn't engage me. It felt a little as if all the heavy shit was just in there to give the book credibility. I can't put my finger on it exactly, but I wanted to like it a lot more than I did.