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Read Fragment

I'm a co-blogger at All Things Urban Fantasy, while Read Fragment is where other genres wash ashore.

Currently reading

Angel & Faith: Live Through This
Christos Gage, Rebekah Isaacs, Phil Noto, Joss Whedon
Rooftoppers
Katherine Rundell
Carniepunk
Kevin Hearne, Kelly Gay, Jackie Kessler, Nicole Peeler, Kelly Meding, Hillary Jacques, Allison Pang, Jaye Wells, Delilah S. Dawson, Rob Thurman, Rachel Caine, Seanan McGuire, Mark Henry, Jennifer Estep
A Stitch in Time
Amanda James
The Demon's Lexicon
Sarah Rees Brennan
The Wicked Deeds of Daniel Mackenzie (Mackenzies Series)
Jennifer Ashley

Cloak and Dagger (The IMA, #1)

Cloak and Dagger (The IMA, #1) - Nenia Campbell The power dynamics in this story are gripping, but the editing and pacing falls apart at about the halfway point. Christina's tone becomes conservative and unlikable, and a whole message about purity and whores was an unwelcome surprise. Like a wolf in sheep's clothing, this is an old school, judgmental romance masquerading as a modern thriller. Christina may have all of her mother's spunk/psychosis, but she has no sexual agency or healthy personal thoughts. I could forgive the old school style if not the disparity of voice. Christina swings from a likable teenager to a religious, fatalistic mutation of her mother, ready to pass on another generation of sexual judgement and withheld love. That transition isn't the product of trauma, it is as if the author forgot what character she was writing. In a relationship as rape-tastic as CONSEQUENCES and with less gender equality than LOLITA, Christina reads more like a 15 year old than an 18 year old. Not a fan.