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Nina @ Death Books and Tea

Female. 15. Book blogger. Whovian. Sherlocked. Zydrate addict. Goth. Multifandomed. Violinst. Tea drinker. Feminist. LGBT. Ravenclaw. Alive.

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The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
Douglas Adams
Armageddon: The Musical
Robert Rankin
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Inga Muscio, Betty Dodson
City of Glass
Cassandra Clare
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Tara F. Chace, Johan Harstad
Under the Dome
Stephen King
The Equality Illusion: The Truth About Women And Men Today
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The Abused Werewolf Rescue Group - Catherine Jinks Review : We start off meeting Toby, who tells us that he's the one they found naked in the dingo pen at the nature reserve. An interesting introduction. He is now in hospital and has no memory of how he ended up there. His doctor says it’s not epilepsy, and has no other suggestions, and Toby ends up a bit stuck for ideas. Then a priest comes along thinking he knows what’s going on, but he is shot down by Toby's mum. However Toby is convinced, sort of, and at some point meets with a support group of (he doesn't know it at the time) vampires. Through another set of various events he ends up in the Australian outback at a site where people bring werewolves and force them to fight each other. He then meets some more werewolves, some more vampires and eventually a few zombies as they try to escape.The story was good. It wasn't too simple, and wasn't too complex either. Some parts seemed a little unnecessary but didn't drag it down too much.The characters were likable with clear personalities. At the start it was hard to get a good image of each of the characters but as we learnt more about them it got clearer and easier to visualise. However, the fact it was a thirteen year old boy as the main character just made it seem like it was written for a younger audience, and therefore slightly less interesting than The Reformed Vampire Support GroupThe whole thing is told from Toby's point of view. Some parts of it seemed a little too adult for a thirteen year old, like the fact he and his friends had tried smoking and drinking a bottle of port before parents came back. The writing itself was easy to understand and get through.This is a ok-ish continuation to the Reformed Vampire Support Group. I'm not sure if it's supposed to be a part of a series or not, but it works very well as a standalone novel while the characters from the RVSG were re-introduced.Overall: Strength 3 tea to a fun quick read that provides an interesting take on a recurring theme.