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Crossed (Matched, #2)
3.52
It's like 1984 meets My Side of the Mountain. I took my time reading this book and when I sat back and thought about it, I realized that it was becaus ...more
Sep 17, 2011
Aug 02, 2011
 
Midnight in Austenland (Austenland, #2)
3.49
The first thing that stands out about Midnight in Austenland is the writing. Shannon’s vocabulary choices give it a Jane Austen feel, but it flows so ...more
Jan 29, 2012
Nov 09, 2011
 
Coraline
3.99
This book is also reviewed on my blog Books: A true story

Short and Sweet:Even if you don't like horror, pick up this beautifully written children's bo
...more
Oct 28, 2014
Aug 24, 2009
 
The Eternity Key (Into the Dark, #2)
4.17
Short and Sweet Version
Slow-burning romance. Fun, modern retelling of Greek myths. Epic, cliff-hanger ending. Twists. Famous rock star father sold y
...more
May 27, 2015
May 01, 2015
 
Shadow and Bone (The Grisha, #1)
4.09
Shadow and Bone was like walking through a version of Tolstoy’s Russia that was filled with magic. So many little details reminded me of Tolstoy like ...more
Jun 06, 2012
Feb 24, 2012
 
Rebecca
4.18
Short and Sweet Version

This passionate, gothic romance will appeal to people who loved Jane Eyre. It's a thoughtful, beautifully written novel about
...more
Jan 25, 2015
Jul 23, 2013
 
Insurgent (Divergent, #2)
4.13
Insurgent picked up right where Divergent left off which made it nice to read them one after the other. Divergent was good and set up the world really ...more
Jun 30, 2012
Jun 26, 2012
 
Incarnate (Newsoul, #1)
3.75
Incarnate is about a girl named Ana who lives in a world full of people that always get reincarnated except for her. She’s never been born before and ...more
Jan 04, 2013
Nov 13, 2011
 
The Witch of Duva (The Grisha, #0.5)
4.01
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The Short Version

The Witch of Duva is a beautifully written fairy tale that feels close to
...more
Dec 31, 2014
Jul 11, 2013
 
Little Knife (The Grisha, #2.6)
3.92
This book is also reviewed on my blog Books: A true story

Short and Sweet Version

If all Princess fairy tales had a feminist ending, it would come out
...more
Dec 31, 2014
Jun 30, 2014
 
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)
4.39
This is the third time I’ve read Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. I really enjoyed reading this along with Pottermore. Pottermore incorporates a ...more
Jul 16, 2008
Apr 24, 2008
 
Stray (Four Sisters, #1)
3.66
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After reading the acknowledgementsby the author, I could see the Into the Woods inspiration.
...more
Oct 16, 2014
May 01, 2014
 
A Monster Calls
4.27
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The beautiful first line of A Monster Calls drew me into the story.
The monster showed up jus
...more
Nov 2014
Nov 02, 2011
 
Everbound (Everneath, #2)
4.10
The tone that I adored from the first book is back. The opening line, which I loved, just sets the tone so well.

“It is by going down into the abyss th
...more
Dec 12, 2012
Jun 20, 2012
 
The Girl of Fire and Thorns (Fire and Thorns, #1)
3.82
This book is also reviewed on my blog Books: A true story

The Girl of Fire and Thorns was a beautiful, bittersweet, and refreshing fantasy novel. I fou
...more
Jun 2014
Sep 28, 2012
 
Edenbrooke
4.34
If Jane Austen could write about scandalous things (in a proper manner of course) like highwaymen robbing you etc. then it would have come out like Ed ...more
Feb 12, 2014
Apr 04, 2012
 
Anna and the French Kiss (Anna and the French Kiss, #1)
4.10
This book is also reviewed on my blog Books: A true story

Anna and the French Kiss was a cute teen romance withdelightful writing. There was lots of dr
...more
Oct 07, 2014
Mar 05, 2012
 
The Secret Diamond Sisters (The Secret Diamond Sisters, #1)
3.62
This book is also reviewed on my blog Books: A true story


The first thing that The Secret Diamond Sisters reminded me of was the song Royals by Lorde.
...more
Dec 30, 2013
Nov 22, 2013
 
The Hunchback of Notre-Dame
3.94
Everything in The Hunchback of Notre-Dame is a fascinating juxtaposition of the grotesque and the sublime – the speech, the characters, the setting. I ...more
Feb 29, 2012
Apr 27, 2009
 
Remembrance (Transcend Time, #1)
3.58
Twilight meets reincarnation with a nice masked ball. I thought it would be historical fiction, but it wasn't. It was more like a supernatural romance ...more
Oct 22, 2011
Sep 27, 2011
 
Our Search for Happiness
4.33
I really liked that it presented the basic beliefs of the Mormon church to someone who didn't know anything about it. It was a great reminder to me of ...more
Jul 21, 2012
Jul 20, 2012
 
Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1)
4.13
When I heard this was a Cinderella re-telling with a cyborg sci-fi twist I thought the idea was weird. However, when I started reading it, I went from ...more
Jan 09, 2012
Jan 06, 2012
 
The Limit
3.75
The Limit was a mild dystopian about modern workhouses and over-spending money that I thought Dickens would approve of. It was close enough to our wor ...more
Aug 24, 2012
Aug 19, 2012
 
Struck (Struck, #1)
3.68
Starts out with a great voice but I was surprised at how much of the book is dedicated to the religious cult instead of the main character. I wanted t ...more
not set
May 29, 2012
 
Witch's Brew (The Spellspinners of Melas County, #1)
3.87
This book felt like Harry Potter goes YA. I found some similarities to Harry Potter like the term "You Know Who," and a a restricted library. I liked ...more
Sep 27, 2012
Sep 17, 2012
 
Walkabout (Urban Hunters #3)
4.50
In Walkabout, Billy goes into the “whitefella” culture for the first time and his culture shock is charming, honest and amusing. I loved the Australia ...more
Apr 12, 2012
Apr 11, 2012
 
Entwined
3.86
A perfect re-telling of the 12 Dancing Princesses. It followed the overall story line of the Grimm’s fairytale, but the details were original and inte ...more
Dec 29, 2011
Dec 23, 2011
 
The Savage Grace (The Dark Divine, #3)
4.16
Like the rest of the series, The Savage Grace does a great job of blending the supernatural with religion. There’s a lot of outward action scenes and ...more
Mar 21, 2012
Mar 14, 2012
 
A Preface to Paradise Lost
4.22
If you have, like me, tried to read Paradise Lost but couldn’t finish it, then this book is a great resource to help you get through it. I learned a l ...more
Apr 10, 2012
Apr 02, 2012
 
Matched (Matched, #1)
3.71
One of the best dystopian novels I've read. It was a world I could really see growing out of the one we live in. It was all the more frightening becau ...more
May 31, 2011
May 26, 2011
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