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Also known as Liz on GR. I am here, but really just planting the seed. I am a student who likes all kinds of books, and I'll be honest about what I think about them.

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The Mists of Avalon
Marion Zimmer Bradley
Kindling the Moon (Arcadia Bell, #1) - Jenn Bennett First off, I am glad I found an adult urban fantasy that does not deal with detectives. I love Harry Dresden, but he's the definite. No one else will even come close. That being said, I wanted to find another adult urban fantasy because let's be honest: YA can get a bit dull and honestly cliche. Anyways, I am glad I found Jenn Bennet's "Kindling of the Moon."What I liked:-Magic systemI liked how inventive her magical system was. It's sometimes hard to find a magical system that I like. This one is rather interesting.-The characters! Arcadia, Lon, and can't forget Jupe (Jupiter). I mean really? Well conceived with real flaws and sympathetic. They are also interesting with their own back stories and quirks. -Great villains! Meaning you don't know who the real villain is till the end (and when I found out I wanted to punch them so badly. I'm not a violent person either so that is saying something)-Plotting was tight and rather quick. What I didn't like:-The age difference between Lon and Arcadia. I'm willing to give some difference, but it's a bit more than I can take. I'll see how it pans out in the upcoming books. Although, then again I like books where the age difference is astronomical by a few hundred years so in comparison this isn't too bad. It's actually more...normal? Still...-Although I like Jupe, I sometimes think he's just in their for comic relief and for plot development. I don't want to think that, but it's hard not too at times in this book. Still, I hope to see his character grow in the upcoming books. Conclusion: This is a well concocted adult urban fantasy novel and I recommend it to fans of adult urban fantasy. Also, the one song that came to mind when reading this book: Tegan and Sara's "Walking with a Ghost"