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Aimee

I grew up reading books like The Babysitter Club and The Boxcar Kids. Now I read Romance, Young Adult, New Adult, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy, Dystopian and any mixture of these all depending on what my mood is. I love Stephen King, Michael Connolly, JRR Tolkien, CS Lewis, Jane Austen, JK Rowling, Ilona Andrews, Patricia Briggs and many others.

Any Red-Blooded Girl

Any Red-Blooded Girl - Maggie Bloom I'm a bit on the fence with this one. When you get right down to it, it was enjoyable for the first few chapters. There were things that annoyed me which I chalked up to teenage hormones. I remember being that age and so while I understood, to a point.

First, the insta love. Or, in this case, I'd call it puppy love because Flora has just turned 16. And no matter what anyone says, we've all at some point met someone at that age that we thought was the love of our lives. Flora has known Mick for all of a few hours when she slips up with the I love you. She slips up, but she meant it. This is the point in books where it all goes down hill for me. Insta love is too easy. There is no need to get to know someone. I understand insta lust. Come on! Christ Hemsworth, anyone?! But insta love, to me, is a deal breaker. Flora sees this incredibly beautiful guy and that's all it takes for her to fall in love. That is not real love. I feel like, as a reader, I miss out when the author skips over the whole getting to know each other stage and jumps right into the make out part.

Second, the story was awfully short. When I hit the last page, I thought that when downloaded to my kindle that half the book got lost in the mystical place between amazon and my device. But no, the ending was pretty abrupt.

For the most part, I enjoyed it right up until Flora gets kidnapped is forced to go home early from camp. This part of the story didn't fit. Besides staying out until late morning, I can't imagine when the cousins were thinking when they decided to carry out this plan of there. I spent more time here rolling my eyes than reading.

I'm glad this was free, as I don't think I would have paid money to read this. At least for the second half.