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The Kiss of Deception (The Remnant Chronicles, #1)
it was amazing
Definitely different fare from Pearson, whose Jenna Fox series is the only work I'd read from her so far. I'm happy to say that "The Kiss of Deception ...more
May 04, 2014
Dec 17, 2013
Rage: A Love Story
really liked it
This book was very emotionally difficult to read. It deals with a serious issue within the gay community as a whole - domestic violence. Most outside ...more
Jan 19, 2010
Oct 30, 2009
The Dream Thieves (The Raven Cycle, #2)
really liked it
If "Raven Boys" was Gansey's book/the intro book, "Dream Thieves" is definitely Ronan's book, 100%. We also get a lot of juicy details about backstory ...more
Sep 22, 2013
Jan 22, 2013
House of Night #1 (House of Night: The Graphic Novel, #1)
really liked it
(3.5/5 stars)

I’m not the hugest fan of the “House of Night” novels (though I do read each one when it comes out), but I have to admit, both netgalley
Oct 07, 2011
Oct 07, 2011
The Magnolia League (Magnolia League, #1)
liked it
This one was a pretty quick read and the pacing of the prose makes the story go by at breakneck speed. While I love stories about "Mean Girls"-type cl ...more
Mar 07, 2011
Mar 07, 2011
Savannah Grey
really liked it
Everything that the male sex has been afraid of since the dawn of human civilization IS Savannah Grey. But instead of the vagina dentata, we have a th ...more
Jan 03, 2011
Jan 02, 2011
Circle Nine
really liked it
At first I thought that this was going to be some kind of hybrid scifi-fairy tale. I was right on only half of this: the fairy-tale part. A fairy-tale ...more
Mar 26, 2011
Mar 23, 2011
Tantalize: Kieren's Story
really liked it
You know, I think I really enjoyed this version more than the original. Not necessarily because of the fact that it’s in graphic novel form, but becau ...more
May 28, 2011
May 25, 2011
Wrapped (Wrapped, #1)
really liked it
(Note: actual rating is 3.5, but I rounded it up to 4 here on the goodreads scale.)

While not as exciting as some of the debut class of 2011 books that
May 22, 2011
May 17, 2011
Queens of All the Earth
liked it
(crossposted to librarything and

Apparently this was inspired by Forester’s “Room With A View”. Interesting fact, I
Mar 04, 2011
Feb 24, 2011
FLCL Omnibus
really liked it
As I've already read "FLCL" in manga form, I'm going to focus on Dark Horse's omnibus re-release edition of this awesome work from the quintessential ...more
Apr 06, 2012
Apr 06, 2012
The Feros (The Vindico, #2)
liked it
So, I kind of wrestled with this one, guys. I'd been looking forward to "Feros" ever since I heard "Vindico" was getting a second book, but it feels l ...more
Aug 27, 2013
Aug 19, 2013
Spellbound (Spellbound, #1)
liked it
3.5/5 stars for this one.

It seems that the sub-genre of “past life romances” within paranormal YA is on the rise, and “Spellbound” is another to add t
May 05, 2011
Apr 26, 2011
Fair Coin (Coin, #1)
really liked it
This book is most definitely not what it seems. And this is a great thing - I loved this book's ending, and even though it's not a standalone, it defi ...more
Feb 29, 2012
Feb 20, 2012
ジョジョの奇妙な冒険 ジョジョリオン 1 ようこそ 杜王町へ [JoJo no Kimyō na Bōken Jojorion 1: Youcoso Morioh-cho he] (JoJolion, #1)
it was amazing
I honestly don't know what the fuck I just read (I'm reading things out of order, admittedly, so I only vaguely know about the previous "Steel Ball Ru ...more
May 10, 2014
Oct 17, 2012
The Day Before
liked it
Okay, guys. You know me. You know I love fiction written in free verse. You also know I’m definitely not a fan of the usual YA, boy-meets-girl story. ...more
May 26, 2011
May 17, 2011
The Fame Game (Fame Game, #1)
really liked it
As I haven’t read the previous trilogy, “LA Candy”, I didn’t really have a baseline to work with in terms of how to handle/what to think of Conrad’s w ...more
Mar 10, 2012
Feb 27, 2012
Dreamland Social Club
really liked it
**spoiler alert** I’ve always had a soft spot for carnies, I’ll admit it. I don’t know if it was that X-Files episode featuring actual geeks from the ...more
Apr 12, 2011
Mar 29, 2011
Smart Girls Get What They Want
really liked it
3.5/5 stars.

While this one was cute (it even gives a shout out to "Anna and the French Kiss"!), and will definitely be a great summer beach read, I st
Jun 20, 2012
Jun 06, 2012
Girl vs Ghost (Misdirected Magic Trilogy, #1)
did not like it
I received this from the author for a review. I did give this book a chance, and got about halfway through until I gave up. I can see where the author ...more
Jun 29, 2011
Jun 11, 2011
The Dead (The Enemy, #2)
liked it
“The Dead” is a solid continuation of “The Enemy”, except that it also includes the situation right after the Disaster hits. This is a very good and s ...more
Mar 28, 2011
Mar 10, 2011
The Whispering House
liked it
This one was a pretty smooth and easy read, and pretty short, too. For this Halloween season, I think that "The Whispering House" has a lot going for ...more
Oct 08, 2012
Sep 19, 2012
The Future of Us
it was amazing
**spoiler alert** Oh, this book was such good fun! I was 12 in 1996, and only just starting to discover the internets (I wouldn’t start seriously usin ...more
Sep 14, 2011
Aug 26, 2011
Girl Wonder
it was ok
Oh, this book had so much promise. But even though Martin's prose is absolutely beautiful as it draws you in, the overused tropes of the teenager tryi ...more
Mar 18, 2011
Feb 26, 2011
Gravity (Gravity, #1)
liked it
(2.5/5 stars)

I got a copy of this through librarything, just for full disclosure.

I also really wanted to like this book, but I just couldn't get into
Jul 15, 2011
Jun 23, 2011
Putting Makeup on Dead People
it was ok
It's a shame that I just couldn't emotionally click with this book - because I have quite the soapbox mentality concerning death and Western culture.

Apr 17, 2011
Mar 26, 2011
Venus Versus Virus Omnibus 2
it was amazing
4.5/5 stars!

I wasn't expecting that ending in the final part of this omnibus (that would be volume 6 on its own), because originally reading it in Jap
Jun 10, 2012
May 22, 2012
The Goddess Test (Goddess Test, #1)
it was ok
Oh boy. Where to start?

I really loved the premise of this book, and got about halfway through until things stretched out far too long and became...not
Mar 08, 2011
Feb 24, 2011
The Probability of Miracles
really liked it
**spoiler alert** Oh boy. We’re now entering a place of no return, one of my most uncomfortable places of thought: bald cancer kids. Apologies for the ...more
Jul 22, 2011
Jun 29, 2011
Tokyo Babylon Omnibus Book One
really liked it
If you were a manga fan in the ’90s, you knew about CLAMP. CLAMP was just really getting big back then – first with early titles like this one, then i ...more
Feb 06, 2013
Feb 06, 2013