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Watership Down
Richard Adams
The Fairy Godmother
Mercedes Lackey
Unshapely Things
Mark Del Franco
Wicked Pleasure
Lora Leigh
Heart of the Wolf
Terry Spear
Stirring Up Strife
Jennifer Stanley
The Perfect Play
Jaci Burton
Deadworld
J.N. Duncan
Fifty Shades of Grey
E.L. James
Midnight Enchantment
Anya Bast
the Strangely beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker - Leanna Renee Hieber There's something haunting and slightly dreamlike about the title and cover art of this book. At times, that's almost the tone achieved in the writing. At other times, not so much. Unfortunately, this created a problem for me. I never quite felt like a part of the story. Instead of being a participant in the action, I was following along as a spectator, never quite connecting or having any emotional investment in the characters.

Another problem I had, occasionally the prose was overwrought. Conversations between Percy and Alexi became bogged down and I just wanted a scene to be over.

Finally, as a heroine, Percy came across as timid and weak. Yes her appearance was unusual and she had to deal with a lot of stares and whispers. But sometimes I just wanted to shake Percy and, stealing Alexi's line, tell her to "Stop apologizing!"

I wanted to love the book more than I actually did. The concept was interesting , but I would have liked to have seen more of the other members of the Guard. Overall, I liked it enough to give it another chance and try the second book in the future.