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Mango-Shaped Space
With the rise in popularity of YA novels, I think that somehow we have all forgotten what it is like to actually be a teenager. Even the better (and s ...more
Nov 11, 2011
Oct 11, 2011
Dairy Queen (Dairy Queen, #1)
Dairy Queen has got to be the best book hidden behind the worst cover/title ever. This isn’t a book I would have given a second glance at if it weren’ ...more
Jun 12, 2011
Jul 17, 2010
Faithful Place (Dublin Murder Squad, #3)
At this point, after reading Faithful Place I am pretty much an official Tana French fangirl and am afraid that all further reviews of her work will b ...more
Mar 26, 2011
Feb 05, 2011
Dirty Little Secrets
C.J. Omololu had me at hoarding.

Megan glued to the television: *gasp* “Ewww!”
Hubby in the next room: “If it’s so disturbing, why are you watching it?”
May 30, 2011
Aug 08, 2010
On the Beach
Nevil Shute’s On the Beach, originally published in 1957, is a post-apocalyptic novel which takes place in Melbourne, Australia a year or so after a n ...more
Jun 10, 2011
Jun 06, 2010
In the Woods (Dublin Murder Squad, #1)
Excellent! I can't say how much I loved In the Woods. Fantastic mystery with enough hints thrown in that I was guessing the entire time and still didn ...more
Dec 21, 2010
Jul 13, 2010
The Likeness (Dublin Murder Squad, #2)
It is amazingly difficult to articulate my feelings and write a decent review for The Likeness. The second installment of Tana French’s Dublin Murder ...more
Feb 05, 2011
Dec 21, 2010
Saving Francesca
So many YA authors have a cute idea with a less than perfect execution. Haven’t we all read and thought of ways to improve upon it? Or perhaps write y ...more
Jun 03, 2011
Jun 01, 2011
Angelfall (Penryn & the End of Days, #1)
Add my positive review to all the others, Angelfall was amazing. This was the best urban fantasy I have read in a very long time. Who knew? Just when ...more
Dec 27, 2011
Aug 05, 2011
The Marbury Lens (The Marbury Lens, #1)
I finished The Marbury Lens so very long ago, and now I am afraid that a review written weeks after having initially read the book simply won't do it ...more
Sep 06, 2011
Jul 04, 2011
Good Oil
It really must be something in the water down there. Laura Buzo has that Melina Marchetta quality to her writing. Good Oil was all consuming while I w ...more
Dec 19, 2011
Aug 25, 2011
Ultraviolet (Ultraviolet, #1)
Wow. Fortunately I had an entire day to devote to Ultraviolet because I was completely hooked. If you are reading this review you must have read the s ...more
Nov 03, 2011
May 07, 2011
The Little Stranger
The Little Stranger sent chills up my spine. A beautifully written, hauntingly atmospheric and psychological thriller of a novel which I completely pl ...more
Oct 10, 2011
Oct 13, 2010
Numbers (Numbers, #1)
Loved it! Numbers is the story of Jem; a fifteen year old girl who has spent over half her life orphaned and bounced from family to family in the fost ...more
Aug 2011
Jun 15, 2011
The Reapers Are the Angels
For over a week now I’ve been holding off on writing this review because nothing I can think of even comes close to describing how amazing this book i ...more
Jul 25, 2011
Jun 14, 2011
The Off Season (Dairy Queen, #2)
The Off Season is a solid follow up to Dairy Queen. We follow D.J. Schwenk into her junior year of high school as she continues to balance school, fam ...more
Jun 29, 2011
Jun 12, 2011
A Certain Slant of Light (Light, #1)
”…When you are Light, it is not the breeze of your rushing past a flower that makes it tremble. Nor it is the brush of your skirts that starts a drape ...more
Apr 07, 2011
Jul 22, 2010
The Radleys
The Radleys is an amazing, quirky and thought provoking story. It features (what else?) the Radley family, struggling to live as normal a life as pos ...more
Jul 13, 2011
Jun 17, 2011
Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)
Brilliant! Right now, I am still too overwhelmed with emotion to articulate why I love this series so much. Needless to say, I was not disapointed wit ...more
not set
May 05, 2010
The Book of Lost Things
Even though I seem to be stuck on an(admittedly lame) teen/vampire/romance kick lately, my first love is horror. Books, movies, whatever ~ the scarier ...more
not set
Nov 28, 2009
The Piper's Son
The Piper’s Son begins with Tom Mackee, and Tom is a mess. He’s perpetually wasted, on the outs with his family and friends, jobless and homeless. Thr ...more
Jun 17, 2011
Jun 08, 2011
The Resurrected: Part Two
Oh, oh, oh... holy freaking hell this was good. And creepy. And GOOD. Turns out that Megan Hart, prolific erotica writer, can write some amazingly spi ...more
Mar 28, 2012
Mar 28, 2012
Stolen: A Letter to My Captor
I have to admit, that I had no interest in reading this one at first. What, another YA book extolling the virtues of a jerky, unstable, and overbearin ...more
not set
Jul 17, 2010
Shadowfever (Fever, #5)
Shadowfever doesn’t disappoint… too much. Is it perfect? No. Did it keep me enthralled and inspire me to eat, sleep, and breathe the Fever world while ...more
Jan 21, 2011
Oct 11, 2010
Saturday, the Twelfth of October
This was one of my favorite books as a kid. Was thrilled to discover it is still a good book when I read it as an adult. Zan, the protagonist, is tran ...more
not set
Jan 14, 2009
Lips Touch: Three Times
The writing, imagery and artwork in Lips Touch: Three Times is superb. The beauty of this collection is that each story pulls the reader in a little m ...more
Jun 04, 2011
Apr 09, 2010
Before I Fall
The more I like a book, the harder it is for me to write a review, but I'm going to try with this one. Before I Fall, while beautifully written, is no ...more
not set
Mar 20, 2010
Jellicoe Road
Jellicoe Road is the novel that all other YA’s strive to be. Seriously, it makes me want to revisit my YA bookshelf and take every book I have down a ...more
Nov 09, 2010
Jul 30, 2010
Front and Center (Dairy Queen, #3)
If you have already read Dairy Queen and The Off Season then you pretty much know what to expect from this one ~ another fantastic journey to Schwenk ...more
Aug 22, 2011
Jun 28, 2011
The Resurrected: Part Three
This series keeps getting better and better. By part three there is more character development and a lot of the very emotional, realistic writing that ...more
Mar 28, 2012
Mar 28, 2012
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