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Insurgent (Divergent, #2)
Insurgent begins right where Divergent leaves off. Tris and the others are headed to Amity headquarters to seek refuge from the crazy Erudite. Tris is ...more
Apr 03, 2012
Mar 30, 2012
This book was so awful that I'm thinking about changing my Twilight reviews to be one star higher.

Has their ever been a protagonist as unlikeable as C
Aug 05, 2010
Aug 05, 2010
The Bishop’s Wife
Linda Wallheim is the bishop's wife. A mother of five boys and the surrogate mother of her ward in Draper, Utah. She's used to late-night phone calls, ...more
May 31, 2014
May 31, 2014
The Selection (The Selection, #1)
Biggest disappointment so far this year. I have been excited about this book since before the cover was released. Because, well, I like The Bachelor. ...more
Mar 21, 2012
Jan 09, 2012
Midnight in Austenland (Austenland, #2)
I'm afraid I'm not very objective when it comes to reviewing anything by Shannon Hale. I am definitely a fan girl. Combine that with my guilty love fo ...more
Oct 25, 2011
Oct 28, 2011
The Prisoner of Cell 25 (Michael Vey, #1)
I think that your reaction to the summary of this book will be the best judge of whether or not you are going to like this novel. As I was first readi ...more
Jul 22, 2011
Jul 17, 2011
A Temptation of Angels
Ever since meeting Michelle Zink at BEA and determining her to be one of the nicest people I've ever had the privilege of meeting, I've been chomping ...more
Mar 15, 2012
Aug 01, 2011
Crown of Midnight
So, as a recap for my experience with this series: I read the first book when it came out several years ago and I was unimpressed. For YEARS after tha ...more
May 18, 2015
May 11, 2015
Prada & Prejudice
This book just wasn't for me. I could see how it would appeal to some readers, but frankly, I pretty much just chuckled through the whole book. (Not i ...more
Feb 18, 2010
Feb 19, 2010
Allegiant (Divergent, #3)
I might be the only one who isn't surprised by the ending. I actually saw it coming about halfway through the book.

My major issue with this book is th
Oct 29, 2013
Oct 29, 2013
How Green Was My Valley
More to come later, but this is one of the better books I've been assigned to read. I didn't realize I was in love with it until all at once, I was.
Oct 11, 2014
Oct 09, 2014
The Winner's Curse (The Winner's Trilogy, #1)
I was very very impressed with this book. I think it's the high fantasy series that I've been waiting for since finishing The Seven Realms.
Jul 31, 2013
Aug 01, 2013
Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between
This review was originally posted on Emily's Reading RoomJennifer E. Smith is one of my favorite contemporary YA authors. I feel like I can always cou ...more
Jul 11, 2015
Jul 11, 2015
Divergent (Divergent, #1)
Divergent deserves a round of applause for breathing some life into a genre that was beginning to wilt.

There were so many things I loved about this bo
Jun 20, 2011
Dec 20, 2010
Tiger Lily
Review published July 6, 2012.

Tiger Lily has always been different. Adopted as an infant by the village shaman, Tik Tok, she is a skilled hunter, and
Jul 02, 2012
Feb 23, 2012
Brightly Woven
I was really intrigued by the synopsis of this book and I was so excited when I got a copy of this book in the mail from Egmont. First of all, the cov ...more
Mar 21, 2010
Feb 19, 2010
Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass, #3)
So many good things about this book!
Aug 28, 2015
Jul 28, 2015
These Broken Stars (Starbound, #1)
This is really more of a 3.5 star book. Began with one of the best opening sequences I've read in a long time. Dissolved into a sappy romance that did ...more
Jun 19, 2013
Mar 15, 2012
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
Super sweet and beautifully paced. Check out my whole review on my blog
May 25, 2015
May 25, 2015
The Orphan Queen (The Orphan Queen, #1)
This was one of the most hyped books this spring. I read Incarnatea few years ago, and while I liked the first book, I never finished the series. It's ...more
Jun 27, 2015
Jun 26, 2015
Silver in the Blood (Silver in the Blood, #1)
This review was originally posted on Emily's Reading RoomI love Jessica Day George's books. I've read her Dragon Slippers series, her Princess of the ...more
Jul 19, 2015
Jun 28, 2015
Court of Fives (Court of Fives, #1)
This review was originally posted on Emily's Reading RoomMuch like with These Broken Stars a few years ago, I feel like the odd woman out on this one. ...more
Jul 25, 2015
Jun 28, 2015
Under the Never Sky (Under the Never Sky, #1)
Aria has lived her entire life in a pod where her every need and action is regulated. To create a sense of unlimited space, dwellers are given devices ...more
Jan 09, 2012
Jul 18, 2011
Masque of the Red Death (Masque of the Red Death, #1)
A plague has wiped out most of the population, save a few who were lucky (rich) enough to procure masks that can only be used by one person. In the mi ...more
Apr 15, 2012
Jan 29, 2012
Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1)
Review Published August 6, 2012.

Calaena Sardothien has spent a year in the salt mines at Endovier in the harshest of conditions. As the most renowned
Jul 2012
Mar 22, 2010
Rio dreams of living in the Above, the unknown above her watery home of Atlantia. Her promise to her sister, Bay, to remain below when Bay decides to ...more
Oct 11, 2014
Oct 10, 2014
Code Name Verity (Code Name Verity, #1)
Audio Review: This audio is going on my list of most favorites. Both narrators are superb and bring this story to life in a way that I would not have ...more
Jun 20, 2012
Aug 09, 2015
Egg and Spoon
This review was originally posted on Emily's Reading RoomAudio review: This audiobook won an audie this year in the teen section and it was well-deser ...more
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Aug 27, 2015
Shadows on the Moon
Audio Review: This audio was magnificent. It is apparent that Amy Rubinate spent a great deal of time learning the different words and intonations for ...more
May 21, 2012
Aug 09, 2015
Men of Destiny: Abraham Lincoln and the Prophet Joseph Smith
Full disclosure: I know the author and she was a former teacher of mine.

Again, I wish goodreads had half stars, because a more accurate review would b
May 16, 2014
May 20, 2014
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