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reading and wishing

My name is Gaby, I'm 21 and from Miami. I'm an english major who loves to read (duh!)

Currently reading

The Great Gatsby
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Lauren Oliver
The Red Necklace - Sally Gardner I'm a bit of a history nerd, but I also love books with fantasy and magic, so picking up this book when I saw it at the library was a bit of a given. French Revolution and gypsy boys with abilities? Yes, please! I know someone who has very similar tastes in books at me that counts this in their top 10 of favorite books ever, so there was also that. I loved it, and devoured the book in a day and a half. It's a quick read, the story is a page turner with things constantly happening. There's this sense of water on a stove on the brink of boiling over as the French Revolution begins, and impending doom as we all know what happens during the Reign of Terror. I liked the evil villain, he's credible unlike a lot of authors now a days that make villains look like caricatures. In fact, all the characters are well written and rounded. I only have a few problems with this book, one that I feel it could have more gypsy back story to it. It was so interesting and not mentioned enough! And two, the love story was a little on the weak side. Sido and Yann love each other, but when do they even get to know each other really? I guess I'm too much of a realist to believe that they can be in love after meeting for only like, 4 or 5 times? But other than that, the book is great! I can't wait to read the sequel!