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Mandi Kaye @ Never Too Fond of Books

Louisa May Alcott may as well have been writing about me when she wrote "She is too fond of books and it has turned her brain!" But I am a staunch believer that there is no such thing.

Fated - Alyson Noel Reviewed at http://www.mandikayereads.com/archives/1849I have been looking forward to reading this book for ages. I just hadn't had time! So when Bout of Books 4.0 rolled around, I was determined that this one would get read.And unfortunately, I was let down big time.This book was a solid two for me. I could have very easily put it down and never picked it up again. I honestly doubt I'll continue with the series.The world-building was too fast. It left things feeling hurried, sloppy, and unfinished. I never made a connection with any of the characters. Daire's transition from denial to acceptance about her calling happened outside of the words written in the book- and I'm sorry, but that should have been a pivotal scene in plot development.Overall, it just wasn't what I was hoping for and it was a struggle for me to finish it.And Alyson? Can you stop giving all of your characters completely unpronounceable names? kthxbai.