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Michelle Scott, urban fantasy author

I love urban fantasy and paranormal romance! Although I'm not too keen on books that are overly sexy, I don't mind a little heat if it goes along with the story. At the same time, I'll read pretty much anything from classic novels to contemporary fiction.

Currently reading

Shutter Island
Dennis Lehane
Tim Gunn: A Guide to Quality, Taste and Style (Tim Gunn's Guide to Style)
Tim Gunn, Kate Maloney
Oaths of Blood (Ascension #2)
S.M. Reine
The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake - Aimee Bender When nine-year-old Rose discovers that she can taste the emotions of the people who prepare her food, she discovers many secret longings and desires.

The problem that I had with this story was that, despite the element of magical realism, the book was dull. The characters' lives were so ordinary and uninteresting that I didn't care about any of them. The secrets that Rose discovered were typical: unhappiness, longing, fear. And the book's labored prose plodded along from page to page. Even the most exciting event in the story wasn't enough to shake me out of my apathy.

I thought the idea for the book was interesting, but the execution simply wasn't there. By the end of the book, I felt as empty and disappointed as Rose did whenever she ate.