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DNF: The Vast and Brutal Sea (Zoraida Cordova)





The Vast and Brutal Sea (The Vicious Deep #3)In two days, the race for the Sea Court throne will be over-but all the rules have changed. The sea witch, Nieve, has kidnapped Layla and is raising an army of mutant sea creatures to overthrow the crown. Kurt, the one person Tristan could depend on in the battle for the Sea King's throne, has betrayed him. Now Kurt wants the throne for himself. Tristan has the Scepter of the Earth, but it's not enough. He'll have to travel to the mysterious, lost Isle of Tears and unleash the magic that first created the king's powerful scepter. It's a brutal race to the finish, and there can only be one winner.







I am so sad that this book did not work for me. I've read the other books in the series, so it just felt right to finish the series. I was even pretty excited about it. But something happened.

I cannot say exactly what made me stop reading this book. It starts off with a big action scene that is pretty gripping. The plot even keeps up a pretty steady pace from what I read. But there was just something missing that I needed...

I found myself reading maybe a few pages-- a chapter if I was lucky-- and then nodding off. It just didn't hold my attention. Then it sat next to my bed as I made my way through about 15 library books. I kept telling myself I would read a few chapters each night and finish it, but I never wanted to. I just kept finding other things to read.

So that's when I made my decision to stop. I needed to be released from the guilt of not reading a book. I figured if I kept getting things from the library to read instead of finishing this one, it was time to move on. 


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The Search for Delicious Natalie Babbitt
Product Details

Reading level: Young Adult
Paperback: 192 pages
Publisher: Square Fish (August 21, 2007)
ISBN-10: 9780312369828
Source: My personal book


Summary from Amazon: Gaylen, the King’s messenger, a skinny boy of twelve, is off to poll the kingdom, traveling from town to farmstead to town on his horse, Marrow. At first it is merely a question of disagreement at the royal castle over which food should stand for Delicious in the new dictionary. But soon it seems that the search for Delicious had better succeed if civil war is to be avoided.


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My Review: I love this book! It is such a fun, easy, and enjoyable r…