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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...more
Aug 05, 2010
Aug 05, 2010
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
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...more
Oct 29, 2013
Oct 29, 2013
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
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
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
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...more
Jun 20, 2011
Dec 20, 2010
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
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
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...more
Jul 2012
Mar 22, 2010
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
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...more
May 16, 2014
May 20, 2014
What the Best College Students Do
It wasn't what I was expecting. In many ways, I really wanted to get into what he was saying about being a deep learner. I feel like as an older stude...more
Aug 13, 2013
Aug 13, 2013
The City of Ember (Book of Ember, #1)
A small metal box made by the Builders not to be opened for 200 years was passed down from mayor to mayor until the chain was broken. Now, almost 300...more
Jun 2009
Jun 01, 2009
This Dark Endeavor (The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein, #1)
Audio Review: From the very first chapter, I was absolutely hooked by Luke Daniels' narration.Though Konrad and Victor are identical twins, Daniels ga...more
Aug 10, 2011
Aug 17, 2011
Calico Captive
Calico Captive was Elizabeth George Speare's first novel. Another one you might recognize of hers was "The Witch of Blackbird Pond." Calico Captive wa...more
Jun 05, 2009
Jun 02, 2009
Among the Hidden (Shadow Children, #1)
Luke is illegal. Not because he's ever done anything wrong, but because his very existence is against the law. He's the third child of his parents whe...more
Jun 05, 2009
Jun 02, 2009
Epic (Epic #1)
Erik lives in a world where violence is outlawed. The MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game) "Epic" is used to settle all conflicts,...more
Jun 03, 2009
May 29, 2009
The Way We Fall (Fallen World, #1)
The assault by the virus on Kaelyn's neighborhood begins as an itch that you just can't satisfy. Then comes the coughing, the hysteria, and eventually...more
Jan 21, 2012
Jan 15, 2012
Dragon's Milk (Dragon Chronicles, #1)
Dragon's Milk is the first in the Dragon Chronicles series. I was recommended this book by the children's desk at the library and didn't know much abo...more
Jun 03, 2009
Jun 02, 2009
The Lonely Hearts Club (The Lonely Hearts Club, #1)
Review published July 30, 2012
Emily's Reading Room

Penny Lane Bloom (yep she's named after the Beatles song) has sworn off boys. After being cheated on...more
Jul 05, 2012
Jun 26, 2012
Secondhand Charm
Younger readers will enjoy this fun, lighthearted story about a girl with big dreams and ambitions who suddenly finds out that everything she thought...more
Dec 29, 2010
Dec 29, 2010
Shelter (Micky Bolitar, #1)
Audio Review: Nick Podehl does a great job with the voice of Mickey. I was also impressed with the diversity of voices that appeared in the book. One...more
Feb 21, 2012
Feb 13, 2012
Talking to Dragons (Enchanted Forest Chronicles, #4)
I enjoyed the first book in this series (Dealing with Dragons), but I became increasingly disappointed with the series. The last book was better than...more
Nov 10, 2008
Nov 20, 2008
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
Anastasia's Secret
The fate of Anastasia Romanov is one that many writers and filmmakers have taken many liberties with. My dad asked for a book about the Romanov's a fe...more
May 19, 2010
May 16, 2010
The Mennyms (Mennyms, #1)
The Mennyms are a creating of a wonderful seamstress. Some time after her death, the life-sized dolls come to life and inhabit a house in England. For...more
Jun 04, 2009
Jun 03, 2009
I knew very little about this book going into it. All I knew was that it was historical fiction. And... honestly, I'm not the biggest fan of historica...more
May 20, 2010
May 13, 2010
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