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The Never-Ending Bookshelf

I was born with a reading list I will never finish.

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Daughter of Dusk (Midnight Thief)
Livia Blackburne
Empire of Shadows
Miriam Forster

Twelve

Twelve - Jasper Kent I honestly did not like this book. The whole thing was bogged down in unnecessary details that didn't advance the plot or give any insight into the characters or surroundings. The characters themselves were poorly developed and one-dimensional. They also weren't very sympathetic and I found myself not really caring what happened to them.

At some point, about 60% through, I started skipping pages just to get this thing over with. I have an absolute hatred of not finishing books, but that doesn't mean I won't jump around to get it done. I would skip 5 pages, read two (just to figure out where the story was), and skip 5 more. Doing this, I really didn't feel that I lost anything. I was still able to figure out what was going on in the plot and was able to avoid the long-winded writing style in this book.

I feel really disappointed with this since the idea was solid. But the execution was just terrible. Poor characters, sub-par plot line, and a heavy hand with pointless details destroyed this effort.