Review: The Winner’s Curse

The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski

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Ever since Marie Rutkoski’s guest post on io9 last August, in which she offers one explanation for why young adult literature’s audience extends to adults, I’ve been dying to read The Winner’s Curse. Okay, it wasn’t just Rutkoski’s clear affection and respect for both fantasy and young adults that caught my interest—the cover is devastatingly gorgeous. I have come to terms with the fact that I will always pick up pretty books. It’s who I am as a reader, and that is okay.

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Review: Galatea 2.2

Galatea 2.2 by Richard Powers

One of the joys of reading is being surprised by a book, such as the experience of reading Fingersmith for the first time. (Remember, every time you spoil that book, another YA paranormal romance franchise pops up.) Galatea 2.2. came to me by way of Nancy Pearl’s Book Lust, and it was advertised as a science fiction retelling of the myth of Pygmalion. As soon as I opened up my library’s crooked copy of Galatea 2.2, however, I realized it was something much different–and equally enjoyable as anything I’d been looking forward to.

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