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Sinner (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #3.5)
I have read it (also I have written it) and I can confirm it is very full of Cole and Isabel.

Also, here is a playlist of music I listened to while wr...more
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Sep 10, 2013
The Scorpio Races
You know I had to. It IS my favorite of all my books, after all.
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Aug 16, 2011
The Dream Thieves (The Raven Cycle, #2)
My new favorite of my books. It has All of My Favorite Things in it.
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Feb 12, 2013
The Night Circus
Five Things About THE NIGHT CIRCUS.

Ordinarily when I do my recommendations, I do a “five reasons to read _____,” but I think opinions will be so divid...more
Dec 05, 2011
Dec 05, 2011
Warm Bodies (Warm Bodies, #1)
Ten Reasons to Read WARM BODIES

1. It is a zombie book. But not like that. In the spirit of honesty, I had this book as an advanced review copy for lit...more
Mar 2011
Mar 21, 2011
Code Name Verity (Code Name Verity, #1)
I’ll confess right up front that I’m not usually a big historical fiction fan. I realize this seems somewhat hypocritical of me, as I was a history ma...more
Mar 20, 2012
Mar 20, 2012
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
"The Most Dangerous Game" meets Survivor. I loved it: deft characterization wrapped tightly around this lean, brutal plot that absolutely grabbed me a...more
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Jun 17, 2008
Where Things Come Back

1. So. This book takes place in Lily, Arkansas, but it could take place in Nowhere, Virginia, as well, a place...more
Jan 09, 2012
Jan 09, 2012
Stolen: A Letter to My Captor
I just had a copy of STOLEN by Lucy Christopher put into my hands at ALA, and I am definitely, definitely sending a quote for them to use for the pape...more
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Jul 11, 2010
The Secret History
Five Things About The Secret History.

This is going to be a difficult book for me to talk about. I finished it days ago but I find myself a little ver...more
Jul 12, 2012
Jul 15, 2012
Jellicoe Road
I will preface this review by saying that I love this book. But not every will love this book.

I will also preface this review by saying that you shou...more
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Feb 13, 2009
Before I say anything else, let me get this out of the way: Jennifer Donnelly, don’t read this.

I know that she might be, because even though authors o...more
Sep 10, 2013
Sep 11, 2013
Between Shades of Gray
This is not a pretty book.

Even though I found this novel exceptionally well-written, it was not a pleasure to read. It’s about Lithuanians displaced t...more
Jun 2011
Jul 04, 2011
An Abundance of Katherines
As a YA author, I'd heard the name "John Green" whispered in the YA wind for months, but I'd never picked up one of his books until I read a synopsis...more
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Dec 29, 2008
Ship Breaker (Ship Breaker, #1)
Ten Reasons to Read SHIP BREAKER.

1. The packaging is fantastic. I know this is shallow of me, but the rusty, oily cover effects on the hardcover? Com...more
Mar 2011
Mar 05, 2011
The Replacement
I loved this eerie and beautiful story of ugly things. It should be read aloud after dark, at a whisper.

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Feb 01, 2010
The Help
So, it looks like THE HELP is turning out to be one of those novels that I love despite flaws. Nearly everyone in the world knows what this book is ab...more
Jan 2010
Jan 26, 2010
Hunted (Spirit Animals, #2)
I put Highland cows in it, because that's how I roll.
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Nov 04, 2013
Possibly I am biased, because the author (Jackson Pearce writing as J. Nelle Patrick) was sitting across from me in my squashy office chair while she...more
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Jan 15, 2014
The Monstrumologist (The Monstrumologist, #1)
Soooo this one is about a rather particular Monstrumologist and his apprentice chasing headless man-eating monsters across Victorian New England.

Jun 2011
Jul 04, 2011
We Were Liars
I can tell this twisty thing will delight a lot of teens when it hits shelves.
Jan 18, 2014
Jan 06, 2014
Paper Valentine
Aw, Brenna. Fair confession: she's my critique partner, so I saw this manuscript when it was just an infant. But it's lovely and creepy and you'll lik...more
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Jan 08, 2013
Brilliance (Brilliance Saga, #1)
When I was a small maggot, I read a lot of thrillers. My father would give me his hand-me-down paperbacks, all called things like DEAD MAN RUNNING and...more
Oct 21, 2013
Oct 22, 2013
Blood Magic (The Blood Journals, #1)
Love buried in cemeteries, horror hidden behind masks, and the whispered language of blood. I adored this book.
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Nov 12, 2010
Five Things about Endangered:

1. This is the first five star review I've given that is five stars for how I would've viewed this book as the target aud...more
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Jun 25, 2012
The Lock Artist
Wow, am I ever on a reading roll. Considering I normally adore fewer than ten novels in a year (about one in six or seven of the books that I read), i...more
Jan 13, 2012
Jan 14, 2012
How I Live Now
I didn't like this weird little book until about halfway through. The narrator sounded too much like a teen (I know, I know) and I didn't know what wa...more
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Jun 17, 2008
Love Is the Higher Law
I don’t normally post a 9/11 related blog post on my blog, just because there’s nothing I can say that hasn’t already been said. And even if I could s...more
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Nov 08, 2009
Bones of Faerie (Bones of Faerie, #1)
Though I read this book two weeks ago and have been meaning to write a review ever since, I haven't managed to really rally my thoughts about it until...more
Apr 2009
Apr 12, 2009
Magic Under Glass (Magic Under, #1)
The audience didn’t understand a word we sang. They came to see our legs. As the posters said TROUSER GIRLS FROM THE LAND OF TASSIM! We were billed ju...more
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Nov 08, 2009
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