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Tiana Smith

Some of my many talents include making a mean box of Mac & Cheese, drawing stick figures, designing cute blog templates, and finding Waldo. I read and write MG and YA & I have a soft spot for love stories.


Storybound - There was a lot I liked about this book. I liked the little comments about how books are typically done (backstory, villains, heroes, etc.) and seeing how these characters acted out common story ideas. I thought the writing was clever and I loved the world that Marissa Burt created. It's similar to Inkheart with it's tongue in cheek portrayal of the written word (kind of like the author making light fun of her own profession). One thing I thought got a little tired was that Una and Peter often only figure stuff out by overhearing someone. They must have heard about 5 conversations and I thought there could have been more original ways for them to progress the plot. Also, I thought it was strange that Peter was the main guy for most of the book, and then Indy is the one that's present for the finale stuff while Peter takes a back seat. Kind of off-putting. I'll definitely be picking up the next one though, especially since this isn't really a complete book on it's own - more of a Part One, if you will.