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The Cloud Roads (The Books of the Raksura #1)

Wells, Martha
Flying beings, that's what we got here.

Quote:

Wherever they were going, he was certain he didn't want to get there. -- pg. 245

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10/2020

The Edge Of Worlds

Wells, Martha
The Raksura are on another expedition to checkout a Founder city.

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2/2021

The Harbors Of The Sun

Wells, Martha
Well, we got Fell. And the Half-Fell. And those dudes that want to kill everyone. It's a mess.

Quote:

"There is a question you should ask yourself." -- pg. 308

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2/2021

The Serpent Sea

Wells, Martha
The Books of the Raksura #2, I read somewhere. Good story, I read it over several days, with one massive marathon session on the last days. I only noticed one "raised eyebrow"...

Quote:

Moon had been consort to Jade, sister queen of the Indigo Cloud Court, for eleven days and nobody had tried to kill him yet. He thought is was going well so far.--pg. 9

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10/2020

The Siren Depths

Wells, Martha
The Books of the Raksura #3. The story moves right along, and is quite interesting. I went to the bag-o-books to get the next one, but I don't have it yet! Yikes!

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11/2020

Divine Secrets Of The Ya-Ya Sisterhood

Wells, Rebecca
One measure of a book might be how many times it brought me to tears. This one had me sniffling quite a few times.

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6/2015

Black Mirror

Werlin, Nancy
I've been captivated by the cover of this book for several years, and so decided to finally read it. I found it alternating sad, funny, poignant, threatening, and depressing. I liked it, but it seems maybe a little more YA than middle school. I guess the period of pot smoking was important to the story, but I wished the author had left out the one f**K, three bi**chs, four d**kheads, one g*dd*m*ed, and maybe the one kiss*ss. And it seemed the protagonist was having her period every other chapter.

Words I Had To Look Up:

Boucle -- Heavy looped pile. Refers to a sweater, in this case. Pg. 102

Quote:

Oh. My. God.
Ms. Wiles had been right.
I was in love with a small-time prep school drug dealer.

Typo:

...injected ... with an overdose of heroine. -- pg. 234

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11/2007

Complete Works Of

West, Nathanael
I only read The Day Of the Locust, Miss Lonely Hearts, and A Cool Million. Did not care for Day or Lonely, but I did like Million.

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6/2001

Behemoth

Westerfeld, Scott
Alek and Deryn (Mister Sharp) help the revolution in Istanbul (not Constantinople!). Deryn has romantic feelings towards Alek.

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2/2011

Goliath

Westerfeld, Scott
Last book in the Leviathan series. Deryn and Alek save the world, sort of, and kiss.

Quote:

"Mister Sharp"

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11/2012

Leviathan

Westerfeld, Scott
Deryn Sharp disguises her girlish self as joins the British Air Service as a boy. Prince Alek goes on the run after his parents are assassinated in Serbia. Zeppelins, fabricated animals, steampunk. Book one of a trilogy.

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9/2010

Uglies

Westerfeld, Scott
Tally just can't wait until she turns 16 and become a Pretty in this future story of a Utopian world. First book in a trilogy.

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12/2007

Exit Wounds

Westerman, John
Orin Boyd goes undercover at the "Lucky 13th" to uncover corruption. 273 p.

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9/2001

Sweet Deal

Westerman, John
Jack MIlls, "Poster Cop", investigates several murders in Nassau County, New York.

QUOTE:

Claire was not a world-class martial artist, nor was she quick to fly off the handle, but she was good enough not to have to take guff from guys who used extra-hold mousse.

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8/2001

The Honor Farm

Westerman, John
Officer Orin Boyd goes undercover at the special prison for police officers to find out about a suicide. Gritty.

QUOTE:

"What a terrible thing," said Orin, "to start our relationship off with a lie." (pg. 278)

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8/2001

Anarchaos

Westlake, Donald
A science fiction story, previously published under the pseud. Curt Clark in 1967, of a ex-jailbird who goes to the chaotic anarchy planet of Anarchaos (get it?) to find out how and why his brother died.

Boo Boo:

pg. 5 "That the planet's orbit was almost precisely circular, so that there were no seasons here."

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6/2005

Baby, would I lie?

Westlake, Donald
Country singer is accused of murder, magazine reporter is in Branson to do a story, so are the tabloid press. Very good.

Quote:

"Hel-lo, Bob," Binx said, as though heartily.

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12/2005

Bad News

Westlake, Donald
Dortmunder once again doesn't get the big score as an Indian woman tries to get a share of a casino.

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12/2004

Bank Shot

Westlake, Donald
The Dortmunder gang steals a bank. Lots of cigarette humor. Very funny!

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7/1998

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10/2023

Call Me A Cab

Westlake, Donald
A book edited and published posthumously. A woman decides to take a cab from New York City to Los Angeles so she can have more time to decide about a proposal of marriage. Pretty darn funny with some very good quotes, two of which I shall share below.

Quote:

What a strange feeling, to drive along on a person's work of art.

Quote:

..."Wait a minute."
Oh oh. I drank water and looked as innocent as possible. "Mmm?"
"You knew about the Holiday Inn."

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7/2023
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