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I know everybody was on pins and needles as to whether I managed to finish the 35 pages I had left in my book last night (before the demon-spawned child took it away from me so that HE could read. Read his own book. Pfft. The gall of kids these days!) ... well, the wait is over!

Book #15 - The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson & the Olympians #4) by Rick Riordan - Seriously, guys, these books keep getting better. Fun, fun, fun! On a quest to save Camp Half-Blood from the Titan King's marauding army (who aren't actually marauding yet, but will be shortly, I'm sure), Percy, Annabeth, Grover and Tyson have to brave the Labyrinth. Yes, THE Labyrinth. The one that Daedalus was imprisoned in with his son Icarus. They meet a few more gods, kick some monster butt and find themselves closer to the final prophecy. I've ordered the 5th book but it won't be here until Friday. Boo. That feels like a long time to wait to find out how it all ends.


Book #16 - The Secret Hour (Midnighters #1) by Scott Westerfeld - This book doesn't feel as well defined as the Uglies series. Maybe it's the characters who aren't as dynamic. It's a good book, don't get me wrong, I was just expected a little more from it considering how much I enjoyed Tally and her exploits. In the town of Bixby, a secret 25th hour reveals itself at midnight every night. For a select group of kids who can see this secret hour, it's a time of both wonder (who wouldn't enjoy the power of flight or being freakishly good at math or able to read the minds of those around them?) and danger. Dark beasts stalk the midnight landscape and although they've usually stayed out in the badlands and left the kids alone, the arrival of a new Midnighter in town has the beasts becoming increasingly aggressive. With no defined power of her own, Jess has to rely on her new friends to help her learn the ropes. Like I said, it's a decent book and I'll definitely be reading the other 2 in the series, it just lacks the Oomph that I was expecting from this author after reading the Uglies series.

I'm catching up on my darling oddmonster's reading total. She was kicking my butt there for a while. Soon, Odd! Soon.

Now, I'm off to work on part three of the multi-chapter epic. You know, since I'm going to try to finish the story in 10 chapters, it's not really an "epic" but I like the ring of "multi-chapter epic". It sounds so intimidating and impressive. Oh, and when I say try, I mean just that. I'll try to finish it in 10, there are no guarantees the muse won't hit hard and fast and make it much more. Or less. But 10 is the number I'm aiming for.

I might be back later.
I might not.


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