As far as dressing for the book, I knew I had to incorporate animal print somehow to represent the chimaera in the book. Then I thought additionally, Oooh, perfect time to tie together two scarfs and wrap them around (idea from Already Pretty, but I couldn't find the post where she did this first!)
|Scarf 1 (Hello Kitty leopard) - Sanrio, Scarf 2 - Missoni for Target (Present from Husband)|
|Silk blouse - J.Crew, Leopard print belt - dEliA*s, Brown corduroy pants - Gap, Bracelets - Uniquities and Nordstrom, Cream and black flats - Sam Edelman|
|Purse - Wilson's Leather|
|Hello Kitty card. While I'm wearing a Hello Kitty scarf. And Parents' presents were leopard themed. I know.|
Finally I had to buy it and thank goodness I did because I loved it. Within just a couple of pages, I grumbled to myself that Taylor is actually a good writer. I completely got sucked in by her imagination, especially loving Taylor's demons and the main setting of Prague. And then we have a love story (which is why even though I'm calling this the next Hunger Games, it won't be for everybody--the love story is a bit much).
The pacing of the story was great--for the last 40% I couldn't stop reading until I was done. And by the end, I thought, I must buy the next book RIGHT NOW. Then I found out this was published in September. 2011. I literally threw up my hands and screamed in anguish. Can't wait until the next one.