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Reader's Discretion Advised

...this confuses me. So...it's like tumblr...for books?

Either way, I'm mainly on Goodreads. I do occasionally come here, and also do periodically import my shelves from GR here, but GR is a more sure bet for contacting me.

Catalyst - S.L. Armstrong, K. Piet I read this a while ago and it scared me. Either that or it bored me. I forget which.I also think the cover had something to do with it. I dunno what it is about them, but consistently on Armstrong+Piet books, the covers have really turned me off the books. I mean, Kasper's already a pretty ghastly name. The figures on the cover really do not help. It's quite sad, actually. There's no realness with the figures, first off. They definitely fall into the uncanny valley. In addition, there's no intensity. Maybe that's from the uncanny valley quality of the figures.Ignoring that, I like how there's a sense of build-up. It's not drawn-out, but it's present enough that it's not abrupt and porn-logic-y.And whoo, boy.I totes didn't get to the Kasper-self-destructy-mode part last time.Last time, I vaguely remember the characters annoying me. Mostly Logan. Or maybe I was scoffing at Kasper's stupidity. Either way, I didn't get very far last time. Anyways, this book is good. I liked it more this time, but then, I made sure not to look at the cover this time. Might have something to do with it. Cuz now I'm looking at the cover and it's really squicking me out.Down the very depths of the uncanny valley *shuddersI'm sorry. I know you're not supposed to judge a book by its cover, but this cover has so consistently turned me away from this book that I'm going to have to penalize it 1 star.