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Give me a happily-ever-after fairy-tale and I'll fight you every step of the way, but give me a tragic, grief-ridden story and I'll let it consume me.

The Shadow Cats (Fire and Thorns, #0.5) - Rae Carson I wasn't planning on purchasing anymore ebook novellas, because nothing ever seems to happen in them. Besides [a:Lauren Oliver|2936493|Lauren Oliver|http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/authors/1291156327p2/2936493.jpg]'s Delirium short stories, I've never been happy with a novella purchase...

That is, until now. I loathed Alodia almost as much as Ximina, but this story helped me respect her. She's strong and capable, and not as much of a bitch as I had previously thought. Alodia even earned a spot on my "kick-ass-girls" shelf, which is no easy feat.

And stuff actually happened. It seems Carson has put just as much effort into her novellas as she has into her books.

Plus [b:The Shattered Mountain|16148644|The Shattered Mountain (Fire and Thorns, #0.6)|Rae Carson|http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1358467156s/16148644.jpg|21983379] being about Mara, and [b:The King's Guard|16148645|The King's Guard (Fire and Thorns, #0.7)|Rae Carson|http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1368700639s/16148645.jpg|25037375] being about Hector, there is no way I can not read the next 2 short stories!