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Crossed (Matched, #2)
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)
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
Shadow and Bone (The Grisha, #1)
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
Insurgent (Divergent, #2)
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
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)
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
The Secret Diamond Sisters (The Secret Diamond Sisters, #1)
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The first thing that The Secret Diamond Sisters reminded me of was the song Royals by Lorde.
Dec 30, 2013
Nov 22, 2013
The Hunchback of Notre-Dame
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
The Girl of Fire and Thorns (Fire and Thorns, #1)
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The Girl of Fire and Thorns was a beautiful, bittersweet, and refreshing fantasy novel. I fou
Jun 2014
Sep 28, 2012
Everbound (Everneath, #2)
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
Dec 12, 2012
Jun 20, 2012
Anna and the French Kiss (Anna and the French Kiss, #1)
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Anna and the French Kiss was a cute teen romance withdelightful writing. There was lots of dr
Oct 07, 2014
Mar 05, 2012
Remembrance (Transcend Time, #1)
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
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)
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
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
Witch's Brew (The Spellspinners of Melas County, #1)
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
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
Walkabout (Urban Hunters #3)
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
A Preface to Paradise Lost
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
The Savage Grace (The Dark Divine, #3)
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
Matched (Matched, #1)
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
The Luxe (Luxe, #1)
The Luxe is like Gossip Girl set in 1899. It was so rich in social history and scandal. You get to know characters from different social classes and e ...more
Nov 29, 2011
Nov 19, 2011
The Lost Saint (The Dark Divine, #2)
My biggest complaint about The Dark Divine was that is was a typical paranormal romance. That is not true for it’s sequel, The Lost Saint. Bree Despai ...more
Mar 14, 2012
Mar 05, 2012
The Dark Divine (The Dark Divine, #1)
I loved the slow suspense of The Dark Divine. The best part of the suspense was that I had no idea who or what Daniel was for most of the book. The po ...more
Mar 05, 2012
Feb 29, 2012
Monument 14 (Monument 14, #1)
At the beginning, there wasn’t much going on. The book starts off with some very graphic and disturbing disasters and I was worried that it was going ...more
Jun 10, 2012
May 23, 2012
Urban Hunters Collection Books 1 to 3
The Urban Hunters is like The Jungle Book set in Aboriginal Australia. When I saw the subtitle, “Billy’s Gotta Find Some Girls,” I knew I had to read ...more
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Sep 28, 2012
Insignia (Insignia, #1)
The beginning gave me this 80′s vibe because of all the Virtual Reality games that the main character, Tom, plays. The set-up is very similar to Ender ...more
Jul 09, 2012
Jun 11, 2012
A Study in Scarlet  (Sherlock Holmes, #1)
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I loved the writing in A Study in Scarlet. The dialogue was catchy and natural. I found the b
Jan 13, 2014
Jan 02, 2014
The One and Only Ivan
The One and Only Ivan was just the bittersweet book I needed when I was dealing with a stressful week. I read it in about one day because I could not ...more
Aug 21, 2013
Aug 14, 2013
The Runaway King (The Ascendance Trilogy, #2)
I read this in one day mainly because I love the main character, Sage. I was able to guess pretty well what was going to happen plot-wise, but Sage's ...more
Mar 10, 2013
Mar 09, 2013
The W.O.W. Diet: Words of Wisdom and Dietary Enlightment from Leading World Religions and Scientific Study
Funny, honest, practical and to the point. It was very relatable to me as a fellow IBS sufferer. I enjoyed following her on her journey of discovering ...more
Aug 31, 2011
Aug 14, 2011
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