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Bookseller at Barnes & Noble, Humanities student at NAU, mother of 2, artist, animal lover, voracious reader and lover of all things literary, introvert, believer in magic

Currently reading

Science In Context: Readings In The Sociology Of Science
Barry Barnes, David Edge
The Apothecary
Maile Meloy
The Key & the Flame
Claire M. Caterer
Fifty Shades of Grey
E.L. James
Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar
Cheryl Strayed
Beautiful Creatures
Margaret Stohl, Kami Garcia
Pride and Prejudice
Margaret Drabble, Eloisa James, Jane Austen
Progress: 60/379 pages

When She Woke

When She Woke - Hillary Jordan An interesting futuristic take on Hawthorne's 'Scarlet Letter'. The religious right have worked their way into the government and hold tremendous influence on U.S. citizens -- does this seem so futuristic? No, not really....many of the elements of this story are uncomfortably relevant today. The premise of the book is good, but the last half of the book feels rushed. Many times I thought, "Really?" Characters change too rapidly in order to move the plot along. Worth reading, however. The story did hold my attention until the end -- I just wish Jordan would have developed Hannah's character toward the end of the book as well as she did in the beginning, even if this would have meant a longer novel.