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Bearing an Hourglass
Piers Anthony
Peter the Great: His Life and World
Robert K. Massie
A Curse Dark As Gold - Audio Library Edition
Elizabeth C. Bunce
The Ocean at the End of the Lane: A Novel
Neil Gaiman
Les Misérables
Victor Hugo, Isabel Florence Hapgood
In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin
Erik Larson
Healing Trauma
Peter A. Levine
Tess Gerritsen's Rizzoli & Isles 8 Book Bundle: The Surgeon, The Apprentice, The Sinner, Body Double, Vanish, The Mephisto Club, The Keepsake, Ice Cold
Tess Gerritsen
Dreamless - Josephine Angelini Okay..... Dreamless starts off by re-introducing you to our lovers, Lucas and Helen. They just discovered that they are cousins but since they didn't grow up with that it's a little hard to swallow for them. On top of that Helen is dragging herself through the underworld trying to find the Fates and going crazy from sleep deprivation/mommy-issues/broken heart.
As you can imagine, the whole cousin thing made me a little uncomfortable. What made it worse was how Angelini handled it, which is hyperbole beyond belief. It's a fairly serious subject that's being turned into a fainting spell.
Second is the whole you can't love the girl stay away from her no matter what even if only by making her hate you that is so common in YA romance. I hate that. If I could make a list of my all time book pet peeves is might just be at the very top. When it's the boys father giving him that advice..... It was too much for me. I'm done.
Someone pointed out that the tropes that drive us crazy are staples of Greek mythology. Angelini is just staying close to her source material. That's a really good point. I'm still not going to finish, but I'm not going to warn people off either.