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Monday, December 6, 2010


Not an image of my copy...or you'd see a tiny little nibble on the margin.

I only have a hundred pages left of Matched today and I don't want it to end! And yet I can't help but turn the pages. I should be studying, but since I'm ahead of schedule, I'm indulging myself. I read some reviews saying that there was too much focus on the Society, but what I love about that is that I have absolutely no idea what's going to happen next. Two hundred and sixty pages in and I haven't figured out the ending, although I believe I have solved one of the tangles. I haven't been so engrossed in a book since Cynthia Hand's Unearthly, and it was a long time before that when I was so hooked on a book. 

I read Forest of Hands an Teeth in between and started on two galleys from Netgalley (but I'm easily distracted from both, only about three chapters in...). Nearing the ending of Forest of Hands and Teeth, I just wanted the main character to jump over the fence and be eaten by the zombies. Sheesh. But I did read the whole thing, so obviously there was something that kept up my curiosity. I'm not going to invest in the next books in the series though.

What is the last book that sucked you in so hard that you couldn't put it down?


  1. Unseen Academicals. Terry Pratchett. I'm easy to please. :)

    Everybody's talking about Matched, though, so I've added it to my list!

  2. I'm jealous that you're reading this already! I asked for it for Christmas, and I'm crossing my fingers for it.

    I think the last book that really sucked me in was 'Nomad' by Ayaan Hirsi Ali. It's non-fiction, but so very challenging in terms of my own personal beliefs about refugees, culture, and tolerance. A life changing book, for sure.

    As for fiction? It's been awhile since I've read great fiction (so sad!), but I read the first few books in Ally Carter's Gallagher Girls series and loved them! They're the kind of book where you plop down on the couch to read and don't stand up until you're done :)

  3. I totally second you on your opinion about the Forest of Hands and Teeth. I think with such an awesome title, the book had a lot to live up to...and a whiny MC didn't do it for me. :)

    Books I've been sucked into...I just finished a Great and Terrible Beauty, which was a bit of a slow start for me, but once I was in, I couldn't get out! Now I'm almost done with the second book, Rebel Angels.

  4. I've heard mixed things about Matched but I'll probably pick it up eventually, once the library gets it or something like that.

    I recently read Freefall by Gordon and Williams--I loved it!

  5. I really liked Hush, Hush and Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick. Can't wait to read Matched too.

  6. Hmm, the first review I read of Matched wasn't very complimentary, but now I'm back to thinking I'll read it. Plus that cover looks way too fun!

    The last book I read was Beautiful Creatures. It could have been half as long and I still would've thought I wasted time on it. Yes, I stuck with and finished it, but no, I won't be moving onto the next installment.

  7. Say it ain't so, the rat ate Matched? :o

    I've got this sitting at home on my TBR pile, am itching to read it!

    I just finished reading Hush Hush and really enjoyed it, can't wait to read Crescendo. And I loved Paranormalcy as well, am looking forward to book 2 :)


  8. I wondered who was going to notice. It's just a tiny little nibble, but this was, like, the worst possible book to be maimed!

  9. Nice to meet you. I hopped over from Marieke's blogfest and found another fantasy lover.
    N. R. Williams, fantasy author

  10. Let us know what you think of Matched when you finish!