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Debbie's Spurts

Just an avid reader. Mostly SF/Fantasy, some hobbies, paranormal, urban fantasy and lighter, fluffier things.


Currently reading

Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking
Samin Nosrat, Wendy MacNaughton
Bring Me Their Hearts
Sara Wolf
House of Earth and Blood
Sarah J. Maas
A Selection of Designs inspired by Iznik & Delft Pottery in Cross Stitch: 16 stunning floral cross stitch designs
Durene Jones
Ain't Love a Witch?
Dakota Cassidy
Progress: 1 %
The Old Witcheroo
Dakota Cassidy
Gemina (The Illuminae Files)
Jay Kristoff, Amie Kaufman
Progress: 100 %
The Dragonbone Chair
Tad Williams
Progress: 14 %

Favorite Book Quotes

"Never interrupt your enemy while he is making a mistake"— Lois McMaster Bujold







Abandoned -- too young for me in an Afterschool Special way

Cinderella Complex - Rebekah L. Purdy

Stereotypical high school stuff trotting out one clichéd trope after another, all pretty much over the top (not as a spoof or parody).  The POV of the main character wasn't always true to age (but when not teenage-seeming was annoying).


Okay, so I didn't give it much of a chance before abandoning.  


A premise about inheriting the mantle of the Fairy Godmother should have made for an interesting read.  But synopsis says first thing she'll have to do is help the chick that author already made over-the-top typical bully who even physically assaults MC in opening pages.  Both girls in same grade, junior year of high school.  First day of school, the mean girl matches up to the MC and assaults her right off the bat.


Nope, no stomach for more formula YA in high school setting — ending in what is likely to be a "learning" "growing" experience where bully is forgiven and our heroine goes all sappy and repays more than a decade of psychological and physical abuse with friendship now that she has "gained a better understanding of her enemy" and learned blah blah blah blah.  Oh, I'm all for not letting anger and hate rule your life where you do have to let go to move on.  But, move on having as little to do with abusers as possible; don't excuse the behavior, put up with what they dish out and reward them with your friendship.