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When life gives you lemons, make orange juice, and make life wonder how the FUCK you did it. Here’s what’s what: I go by many names: Becky, Beaks, Heart, Red, Squirrel, the Phantom Giggler, Teapot, Beckatron Farmfoods and (reluctantly) Pordie. I'm ginger. And proud of it! I'm from the BEST city in England, aka. NEWCASTLE! And no, I don't have a geordie accent. I have an older sister. I have two gorgeous miniature schnauzers called Fizz and Pepper. <3 I went to a private school for girls. And had a good time. And met some amazing friends. I went to Uni in York. I had an AMAZING time and loved it so much. And I met some amazing friends. I'm studying Archaeology. I love Japanese culture. I like Anime. And video games. So? I've worked in pubs since I was 16. I have a facebook addiction :/ I love dancing around to music in my room. I have a thing about punctuality. And quotes. I LOVE TAKING PHOTOS! :D Langwith till I die!

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The Rogue (Traitor Spy Trilogy, #2) - Trudi Canavan It's been a few years since I read the first book in this trilogy or the first trilogy, so it took me a long time to get back into this book. It took awhile for me to remember who all the characters are, the storylines and the magic system etc. It did eventually come back to me by the time I was halfway through the book, but it did make it harder for me to get into initially which I think may be part of why I didn't really enjoy this book for the first half.

I also felt that it took awhile to get into the main action and drama and that some of the drama seemed fairly pointless. I like Dannyl but the majority of his story in this book was quite irrelevant apart from a few moments particularly towards the end and I wonder if this will be expanded upon in the third book.

There were some new characters introduced as well in this book, the most prominent of which is a young novice at the Magician's Guild called Lilia who I thought was a nice and interesting addition to the 'cast' as it were. She was incredibly naive though it seemed to me and some of the twists related to her and her storyline seemed very obvious, and it was slightly annoying that she couldn't see them and I couldn't quite tell if Canavan expected us to believe them as well or expected us to to be able to see through them too.

Overall though, I quite enjoyed the book but I felt that little really happened for a long time and I found it quite hard to get into, although it's hard to tell if that's due to the book or if it's just because it's been awhile since I read the first book.