From the Notebook: Top Ten Series I Won’t Be Finishing

From the Notebook is back with some potentially unpopular opinions! I have the top ten series that I have cleared out of my Goodreads because I won’t be finishing them, from reasons ranging from outgrowing the writing to actual dislike. Be forewarned that I might say something not so nice about a book series you like! I’m sorry about that! However, I would love to have a conversation about why you think I’m wrong–or if you agree, of course! Let me know if I’m about to miss something at all, or if I’ve made the right call!

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Bibliomancy for Beginners: Review and Hangout Video for “City of a Thousand Dolls” by Miriam Forster

First of all, apologies for just up and changing the time for this hangout. We weren’t sure we were going to be able to do one at all this week, and when we got a chance we jumped on it. Quite frankly, if you read this book with us … I apologize.

City of a Thousand DollsCity of a Thousand Dolls (Bhinian Empire #1) by Miriam Forster

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An exotic treat set in an entirely original, fantastical world brimming with deadly mystery, forbidden romance, and heart-stopping adventure.

Nisha was abandoned at the gates of the City of a Thousand Dolls when she was just a child. Now sixteen, she lives on the grounds of the isolated estate, where orphan girls apprentice as musicians, healers, courtesans, and, if the rumors are true, assassins. Nisha makes her way as Matron’s assistant, her closest companions the mysterious cats that trail her shadow. Only when she begins a forbidden flirtation with the city’s handsome young courier does she let herself imagine a life outside the walls. Until one by one, girls around her start to die.

Before she becomes the next victim, Nisha decides to uncover the secrets that surround the girls’ deaths. But by getting involved, Nisha jeopardizes not only her own future in the City of a Thousand Dolls—but her own life.

2 1/2 stars

I hate being disappointed with books I’ve hyped up in my mind. I really, really hate it. Pretty sure I docked at least a half star on my rating of this one just for that fact.

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Waiting on Wednesday #24

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine!

Title: City of a Thousand Dolls

Author: Miriam Forster

ETA: February 5th, 2013

Summary from Goodreads: The girl with no past, and no future, may be the only one who can save their lives.

Nisha was abandoned at the gates of the City of a Thousand Dolls when she was just a child. Now sixteen, she lives on the grounds of the isolated estate, where orphan girls apprentice as musicians, healers, courtesans, and, if the rumors are true, assassins. Nisha makes her way as Matron’s assistant, her closest companions the mysterious cats that trail her shadow. Only when she begins a forbidden flirtation with the city’s handsome young courier does she let herself imagine a life outside the walls. Until one by one, girls around her start to die.

Before she becomes the next victim, Nisha decides to uncover the secrets that surround the girls’ deaths. But by getting involved, Nisha jeopardizes not only her own future in the City of a Thousand Dolls—but her own life.

Why I’m Waiting: GUYS. This sounds SO COOL. Have you SEEN the cover? …oh, well, it’s right there. So, yeah you have. I almost cannot handle how awesome this sounds. I can’t wait!