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The Rising
Kelley Armstrong
The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There
Ana Juan, Catherynne M. Valente
The Mark of Athena
Rick Riordan
Princess of the Silver Woods
Jessica Day George
The Serpent's Shadow
Rick Riordan
The Demigod Diaries
Rick Riordan
Marissa Meyer
Curse of the Thirteenth Fey: The True Tale of Sleeping Beauty
Jane Yolen
The Sandman: The Story of Sanderson Mansnoozie
William Joyce
Perfect Scoundrels
Ally Carter
The Mark - Jen Nadol This is one of those books that I could have happily gone through life having never bothered reading it. The style of writing is decent enough, never irritatingly clunky or long-winded, but dry.

I can appreciate the situation Cassie faced with her strange ability, losing her grandmother, etc., but I never connected to her as a character and in fact, I disliked Cassie. I found her crush on Lucas and her relationship with him both stupid and wrong, and although Nadol explores some interesting ideas, about fate and death, knowledge and discretion, duty and choice, but without conclusions or depth. There is an interesting concept here, what with Cassie being a descendant of one of the original Greek Fates (and there being the possibility of other descendants of characters from the Greek myths being alive), I found the book depressing and unenjoyable, so I will not be reading the sequel.