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Katana (Katana, #1)
DNF as of page 66. I cannot in good conscience as someone with a BA in the history, language, and culture of Japan recommend this as even a bit of lig ...more
Feb 20, 2012
Dec 05, 2011
Rage (Riders of the Apocalypse, #2)
This was a very difficult book for me to get through. And when I mean difficult, I don't mean in the "poorly written, oh god do not want" sort of way, ...more
Mar 03, 2011
Apr 07, 2010
Spirit's Princess (Spirit's Princess, #1)
I grit my teeth and got through about 60 pages before I threw in the towel. Here's where I was more or less screaming "YOU'RE DOING IT WRONG" at the b ...more
Apr 13, 2012
Sep 27, 2011
September Girls
0.5/5 stars.

Originally, this was going to be a NO STARS FOR YOU BOOK. Seriously. It had me that angry, and baffled that Kirkus (among others) gave it
May 21, 2013
Dec 08, 2012
The Girl in the Steel Corset (Steampunk Chronicles, #1)
This is a gorgeous, wonderful book. I just have to say that right up front. It has all that I look for in this genre (alternate history/steampunk) – m ...more
May 2011
Dec 05, 2010
Pretty Crooked (Pretty Crooked, #1)
**spoiler alert** Warning. There are going to be spoilers in this review, but I’ll try to keep them below the cut. While this story is pretty solid in ...more
Feb 27, 2012
Aug 07, 2011
The Art of Asking; or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help
I cried. Review to come.
Oct 25, 2014
Oct 13, 2014
XVI (XVI, #1)
I was born in the 80s, I grew up in the 90s, when the media market image of girls became the most sexualized it’s ever been. Flashbacks of CNN debates ...more
Mar 08, 2011
Dec 16, 2009
The Other Normals
3.5/5 stars.

This one was fun, but there's definitely a gender bias. But since there's so few YA lit for guys by guys, in this case, I think that's a g
Sep 24, 2012
Mar 18, 2012
Belle Epoque
4.5/5 stars!

This was actually a really educational read for me - the author's notes at the end of the book were wonderful, and it was so gratifying to
Jun 09, 2013
Aug 29, 2012
Out of the Easy
4.5/5 stars!

Other YA historicals, take note. THIS is how you do a YA historical fiction novel that has no paranormal elements to it. My previous sugge
Aug 30, 2012
Jun 12, 2012
Tiger Lily
In both the original and Disney versions of “Peter Pan”, we don’t see much of Tiger Lily. We only see her as the one who betrays Peter and Wendy with ...more
May 03, 2012
May 10, 2011
Ink (Paper Gods, #1)
4.5/5 stars!
Finally, guys, a YA book that gets Japanese language use (and culture) correct! I can’t tell you how happy this makes me. “Ink” is a fanta
May 18, 2013
Apr 19, 2012
Stormdancer (The Lotus War, #1)
Okay, so I'm going to break my own protocol here and start this review all in caps: "STORMDANCER" DESERVES ALL THE STARS.


It's seriously one of
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May 15, 2011
This is one of those books that's so emotion-grabbing that it hurts, but it hurts oh so good. Another 4.5 on my scale for simply being lovely and for ...more
May 06, 2011
Nov 20, 2010
Fate/Zero(1)第四次聖杯戦争秘話 [Dai Yonji Seihai Sensou Hiwa]
“Fate/Stay Night” is one of those tricky series because it comes from a visual novel – that is to say, it has three different possible endings, and ea ...more
Apr 23, 2011
Mar 05, 2011
The Summer Prince
This book is no less than stunning in nearly every way - a luscious, almost decadent read of a future city in a pyramid, with almost something for eve ...more
Mar 2013
Jun 28, 2012
The Book of Cthulhu
Ah, I know whenever I’m feeling down that Lovecraftian mythology will be there for me to pick me up out of my slump and scare the living hell out of m ...more
Sep 05, 2011
Jul 09, 2011
4.5/5 stars!

Selkies. They're quickly becoming the new mermaids of the YA paranormal world, and I'm happy to see that happen. Two books alone this mont
May 31, 2013
Apr 19, 2012
The Last Academy
I don't think I've had much look with Point books yet. But, okay, let's get on with this. At first glance, "The Last Academy" and its blurb sucked me ...more
May 20, 2013
Dec 06, 2012
Rush (The Game, #1)
Okay. So, this is a review I really didn't want to write because of the fact that I absolutely LOVED the concept behind it, but the execution of it wa ...more
Jun 10, 2013
Aug 21, 2012
I'll admit that at first I was more than a bit hesitant about this title - it's been getting such mixed reviews, and I was afraid of getting my hopes ...more
Jan 03, 2013
Sep 05, 2011
4.5/5 stars!

Ever since "Every Day", I've become a Levithan devotee. And I've been a Cremer devotee since "Nightshade", so when I heard these two were
Mar 24, 2013
Sep 05, 2011
Masque of the Red Death (Masque of the Red Death, #1)
Wow. Lauren DeStefano wasn’t kidding when this book should have a glowing chorus of angels holding sparklers when it comes to reviewing this book. “Ma ...more
Feb 03, 2012
Jun 25, 2011
Through the Ever Night (Under the Never Sky, #2)
4.5/5 stars.

Rossi's done it again, folks. If anything, I'd say "Through the Ever Night" beats out its predecessor in almost all technical areas - cha
Jan 05, 2013
Jan 31, 2012
Taken (Taken, #1)
Oh, Taken, I had such high hopes for you. You had such a cool premise - an alien-type of abduction thing, a dystopian thing, a battle of the sexes-kin ...more
Apr 16, 2013
Aug 27, 2011
The Wrath and the Dawn (The Wrath and the Dawn, #1)
definitely one of my faves of 2015 so far. can't wait for book 2!
Jun 02, 2015
Sep 22, 2014
The Girl at Midnight (The Girl at Midnight, #1)
4.5/5 stars. WE BETTER BE GETTING A SEQUEL OR I RIOT. Review to come!
Mar 21, 2015
Feb 16, 2014
Every Day (Every Day #1)
This book is I've been looking for a book like this in YA for a long time, and I've finally found it. This book is insanely risky in that ...more
Aug 28, 2012
May 08, 2012
The Ward (The Ward, #1)
While not perfect, "The Ward" is full of badassery. You want some magical reality with that dystopian book? You got it. You want drag racing ON ROOFTO ...more
Jan 29, 2013
Sep 05, 2011
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