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Leah's Bookshelf

Likes: Horror, macabre, fairy tales, ghosts, hauntings, serial killers, zombies, werewolves, shapeshifters, vampires, time travel, orphans, clones, thrillers, classics, gothic


I like to read anything that tells a good story, duh ;) Genre doesn't really matter much but I tend to read dark fiction and fantasy the most. I skip chick lit and romance novels with a few exceptions for the extraordinary.


My ratings system:

5 stars - ADORED; plan to read over and over and over.

4 stars - ENJOYED; will likely read once or twice more.

3 stars - LIKED; may or may not read again ... someday.

2 stars - MEH; no plans to read again.

1 stars - I didn't enjoy the story and was lucky to finish.

0 stars - I couldn't or wouldn't finish for reasons that may or may not be listed in the review box.

Currently reading

The Oxford Book of American Short Stories
Edgar Allan Poe, Herman Melville, Henry James, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Washington Irving, Mark Twain, Edith Wharton, Ray Bradbury, Charlotte Gilman Perkins, Willa Carter, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Stephen Crane, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Katherine Anne Porter, Eudora Welty, Nath
Progress: 225/768 pages

I Am Number Four: The Lost Files: The Legacies (Lorien Legacies) by Pittacus Lore

The Legacies - Pittacus Lore

Rating: 4 of 5


I bought The Legacies (The Lost Files #1-3) last year right around the same time I received my pre-ordered copy of The Rise of Nine. For fans of the Lorien Legacies these "Lost Files" are a must read, and fans will breeze right through them; I did, in just a few hours. Since the characterization in this series hasn't been its greatest attribute, these backstories really helped develop Six, Nine, One, Two, and even the son of a Mog general.


I look forward to reading Secret Histories (The Lost Files #4-6) in July/August 2013.