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The Lost Gate (Mither Mages, #1)
**spoiler alert** Tedium, thy name is The Lost Gate.

This book promises a lot with its spectacular opening chapter (I even remember telling my mom aft...more
Jun 11, 2011
Jan 09, 2011
The Ask and the Answer (Chaos Walking, #2)
**Some spoilers for those who have not read the first book**

I just wrote an exhausting review of this novel, but Goodreads screwed me and lost the ent...more
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Nov 23, 2010
The Gates (Samuel Johnson, #1)
Not to put too fine a point on it, but I hate my neighbors. Yeah, I know I'm supposed to love them, but it would be easier if they were just a little...more
Feb 2010
Dec 30, 2009
The Knife of Never Letting Go (Chaos Walking, #1)
In a world where we're bombarded with technology, our senses are often overwhelmed by the amount of noise and it's becoming increasingly difficult to...more
Jul 13, 2010
Jul 07, 2010
Beauty Queens
Meh. Just meh. Beauty Queens is not at all what I expected. What I expected was a group of beauty queens crash land on an isolated island and it's not...more
Nov 17, 2011
Jul 10, 2011
The Graveyard Book
What a dark, macabre, and lovely book. Occasionally, I run across a book like this that gives me hope for young adult fiction (The Hunger Games by Suz...more
May 03, 2009
Jun 20, 2008
Monsters of Men (Chaos Walking, #3)
If you read my reviews of The Knife of Never Letting Go and The Ask and the Answer, you'll find that I was a smitten kitten with the Chaos Walking ser...more
Apr 09, 2012
Mar 29, 2012
Young Mau is a boy living on an island he knows only as the Nation. He has been sent to the Boy's Island where he must survive until he can, using onl...more
Jun 05, 2012
Jul 10, 2009
Daughter of Smoke & Bone (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #1)
Sometimes I think that I should start a young adult shelf in my house just in case I decide to have kids. Then I'll have all of this amazing novels wa...more
Feb 19, 2012
Sep 15, 2011
Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)
**May contain some mild spoilers**

It looks as though the reading public is split pretty evenly on this one. However, I found it to be a fitting end to...more
Sep 25, 2010
Feb 14, 2010
Looking for Alaska
Divided into two parts (before and after), I was all set to give this book a 4 until the last half of the book. The book is structured around a tragic...more
May 23, 2009
Mar 01, 2009
Twilight (Twilight, #1)
Romeo and Juliet with fangs. However, the great thing about Romeo and Juliet is that at least both of them die in the end. No such comfort awaits the...more
not set
Jun 06, 2008
I Am Number Four (Lorien Legacies, #1)
You know the most suspenseful, well-written part of I am Number Four? The cover: "Three are dead. I am number four." Pretty kick ass, huh? I certainly...more
May 04, 2011
Apr 30, 2011
Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
While not as good as The Hunger Games, Catching Fire is definitely a worthy sequel. The reason I say it's not quite as good as the first is that the o...more
Nov 05, 2009
Mar 15, 2009
City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1)
Fifteen year old Clary is different: she can see the real world that's hidden from the rest of humanity. As such, she is the only witness to a murder...more
not set
Dec 06, 2008
Audrey, Wait!
What to do when you come to the realization that, behind the pretty packaging, your boyfriend is basically a self-centered, narcissistic asshat? If yo...more
Sep 05, 2011
Aug 26, 2011
Numbers (Numbers, #1)
Jem has an unusual gift--when she looks people in the eye, a set of numbers pops into her head. When she was younger, she thought nothing of this. How...more
Jan 31, 2011
Jan 15, 2011
Spanking Shakespeare
When I saw the title of this book, I immediately let loose with one of those Beavis and Butthead snort-laughs. Then I saw the words "lewd," "hilarious...more
Oct 07, 2009
Jul 10, 2009
How Not to Be Popular
Definitely one of my more enjoyable forays into young adult literature. Sugar Magnolia "Maggie" Dempsey is the surprisingly well-adjusted daughter of...more
Feb 04, 2010
Jul 10, 2009
Unwind (Unwind, #1)
I'm a little on the fence about this one. Shusterman has created a fully realized future, and that's definitely part of the genius of this young adult...more
Mar 12, 2010
Feb 10, 2010
The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1)
I hate trying to review a book like this because I'm never certain if I should review it from the perspective of an adult or from the perspective of t...more
Feb 21, 2010
Feb 10, 2010
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
I freely admit that young adult novels are not my thing and, at the age of 30 something, I'm not sure that they should be. However, I appreciate that...more
Mar 10, 2009
Mar 01, 2009
Antigoddess (Goddess War, #1)
**I received a free copy of Antigoddess from Tor in exchange for an honest review.**

After centuries, the Twilight of the Gods has arrived.

Already fal...more
Sep 28, 2013
Sep 08, 2013
Creepy, quirky, and all things to be expected of a Gaiman novel, this is one of those books that I wish had been available to me as a young 10 to 12 y...more
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Oct 23, 2008
Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist
Nick and Norah meet in a punk rock club one night when Nick asks Norah to be his 5 minute girlfriend. Why? Because Nick's ex, Tris, is in the club wit...more
Jul 24, 2009
Jul 10, 2009
Tam Lin
I've read 200+ pages and I'm throwing in the towel. So far, all that's happened is the main character, Janet, has gone to class. Romantic poets and pl...more
Jan 22, 2012
Feb 20, 2009
The Gun Seller
The only reason I read this book? You guessed it, Hugh Laurie. Anything to which his name is attached is worth a looksee. I'm not typically a fan of s...more
not set
Jun 25, 2008
The Hand You're Dealt
Huck Porter is a poker prodigy, having been groomed by his father from a young age (much to the chagrin of his mother). Every year the local church ho...more
Feb 17, 2012
Feb 03, 2012
Finding Lubchenko
Not too shabby. It definitely was a welcome diversion from all of the supernatural/romance/football books that currently glut the young adult genre. E...more
Nov 16, 2009
Nov 06, 2009
The Dust of 100 Dogs
This is definitely one of the more interesting premises that I've encountered in young adult fiction and, given all of the carbon copy Twilight/Harry...more
not set
Aug 04, 2010
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