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An Echo in the Bone (Outlander, #7)
Sept. 30, 2009, after my first read: I'm still chewing on this. Not quite sure what to rate it yet. I loved the majority of the book, but I just finis ...more
Apr 03, 2014
Sep 28, 2009
The Sea of Tranquility
I'm not one for taking my time with a book - especially one that yanks me in and keeps me intrigued, practically salivating for more more more details ...more
Jul 30, 2013
Jan 26, 2013
Gone Girl
Meh. If I rated books as a teacher grades, taking only into account the character and plot development, the conflicts, the literary devices, etc., I'd ...more
May 17, 2013
May 15, 2013
Code Name Verity (Code Name Verity, #1)
WHAT A PAYOFF. Code Name Verity is a must-read, and, for me now, it's a must-REread.

It took me much longer to read than most books of similar length.
Mar 20, 2013
Nov 09, 2012
The Time Traveler's Wife
In short, this book was amazing. It’s a brilliant love story, a genre that I’m not quick to choose, but choosing to read this book is a decision I wis ...more
Apr 2008
Mar 31, 2008
The Madness Underneath (Shades of London, #2)
Well! Maureen Johnson did it again. The Shades of London series are such a far cry from Johnson's Suite Scarlett series, and I LOVE that. Not that Sca ...more
Mar 03, 2013
Dec 15, 2012
Something like Normal
This book was great. 4.5 stars, really! It's the first novel I've read that talks about PTSD and our current war in Afghanistan, so I was blown away b ...more
Jul 17, 2013
Jun 03, 2013
The Retribution of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer, #3)
I struggled to recall details from the series when I started this book, so my detachment may have something to do with being entirely underwhelmed by ...more
Dec 30, 2014
Jan 22, 2013
I'll Give You the Sun
You'll want to own this one. It comes out Sept. 16, and I'm already planning to buy my copy (and probably reread it then, too). Fantastic, magical, be ...more
Jul 23, 2014
May 01, 2013
It was good, but - I hope this doesn't make me a psychopath - I didn't find it scary. Like, at all. I kept waiting fir something really scary, but it ...more
Oct 12, 2009
Oct 11, 2009
Days of Blood & Starlight (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #2)
I grabbed the audiobook from the library & ran rather than waiting in line for the paper copy. The two-steps-ahead-one-step-back storylines made l ...more
Dec 15, 2012
Dec 06, 2012
The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Recipes from an Accidental Country Girl
Thanks to Goodreads and HarperCollins for my Advance Reading Copy!

I don't want to jump the gun and give the book a star rating before I make any of th
Oct 23, 2009
Oct 23, 2009
The Diviners (The Diviners, #1)
Well! If that wasn't a cliffhanger ending, I don't know what is!

I might need to claim my favorite genre as "historical fiction with a side of superna
Feb 09, 2013
Jan 26, 2013
Along for the Ride
I usually try to avoid synopses of books before I read them, so I had no clue what I was in for aside from hearing Dessen say at the pub day event (ye ...more
Jun 17, 2009
Jun 04, 2009
Allegiant (Divergent, #3)
Five stars for now, basically for the series as a whole, while I chew on my reaction to Allegiant.
Oct 27, 2013
Jan 04, 2013
Beautiful Addictions
What I loved: Tristan and Josie - both the characters as individuals and as a couple. Did I mention that I loved Tristan? Oh, yes.

What I didn't love:
Jan 09, 2014
Jan 06, 2014
Needful Things
I took entirely too long to read this book. I kept hoping to get sucked in by the story, but it never happened. I ended up finishing for the sake of f ...more
Nov 04, 2009
Oct 19, 2009
The Last Bridge
This was a quick read that kept me interested and wanting to find out more. It was an interesting story, and the author did a good job of getting me i ...more
Sep 2009
Sep 13, 2009
Just One Day (Just One Day, #1)
Just One Day made me swoon in ways that only a book that spends so much time in Lover's Paris can.

Allyson/Lulu is Every Good Girl - smart, a rule-foll
Jan 16, 2013
Jan 04, 2013
Blue Lily, Lily Blue (The Raven Cycle, #3)
Oct 16, 2014
Jul 31, 2014
Dash & Lily's Book of Dares
I'd grant 3.5 stars, but rounding up to 4 seems generous.

I liked the book, but Dash seems a bit contrived. Sure, he's bookish, but his (& his frie
Nov 27, 2012
Nov 24, 2012
The Name of the Star (Shades of London, #1)
Fantastic book! I love Maureen Johnson's writing style, and while this story is different from her other books I've read, I wasn't disappointed in my ...more
Jan 04, 2013
Jan 01, 2013
The Dream Thieves (The Raven Cycle, #2)
I'm so confused! I gave this 4 stars because I really love The Raven Boys' story as a whole. It's intriguing and scary and just a little romantic, and ...more
Oct 14, 2014
Jan 04, 2013
Hold Still
Fantastic. Beautiful. Both heartbreaking AND heartwarming. I cried, I laughed, I hugged the freaking book.

Ingrid kills herself and leaves her shocked
Mar 23, 2013
Jan 20, 2013
The realism in Shine just makes me sad. The hate - from outsiders, friends & self - is too real, too strong & too likely, & Lauren Myracle ...more
Feb 14, 2013
Jan 10, 2013
Wild Awake
Well. THAT was the perfect example of why you shouldn't do drugs, children, and why you should be good parents, adults.

WILD AWAKE is a wild ride down
Jul 03, 2013
Jun 30, 2013
The Infinite Moment of Us
I really don't know what to say. I skimmed through a good portion of this book just because I was bored. I didn't buy the great love between Wren and ...more
Jan 02, 2014
Jan 01, 2014
I loved Fangirl. I did not love Carry On or the GTL-original Simon story. The amount of Simon-Baz in Fangirl is what makes my rating more like 3.5 sta ...more
Sep 22, 2013
Jul 20, 2013
Forever (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #3)
Impatience forced me to settle for the audiobook rather than waiting for the paper copy, and I wish I had waited. The suspense and drama of Forever wo ...more
Dec 2012
Nov 28, 2012
On the Jellicoe Road
Melina Marchetta just spun me around so forcefully that I was convinced the ground was actually the sky ... and it was awesome.

On the Jelicoe Road is
Apr 29, 2013
Mar 03, 2013
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