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The Secret History
4.07
it was amazing
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
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Jul 12, 2012
Jul 15, 2012
 
The Night Circus
4.03
it was amazing
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
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Dec 05, 2011
Dec 05, 2011
 
Sinner (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #4)
3.94
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
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Sep 10, 2013
 
When Breath Becomes Air
4.32
it was amazing
A gasping, desperate, powerful little book, bigger on the inside than outside.

It's a little bit about dying, but more about being alive.
May 27, 2016
May 29, 2016
 
The Dream Thieves (The Raven Cycle, #2)
4.27
it was amazing
My new favorite of my books. It has All of My Favorite Things in it.
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Feb 12, 2013
 
The Scorpio Races
4.08
it was amazing
You know I had to. It IS my favorite of all my books, after all.
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Aug 16, 2011
 
All the Crooked Saints
3.69
This book has owls and rock n' roll in it.
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Jan 27, 2017
 
The Raven King (The Raven Cycle, #4)
4.32
this book has gross parts
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Jan 01, 2016
 
Salt to the Sea
4.37
it was amazing
This swift-footed, kind-hearted historical is intensely satisfying in just about all the ways a novel can be satisfying. Without further ado, here are ...more
Dec 2015
Dec 01, 2015
 
Between Shades of Gray
4.35
it was amazing
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
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Jun 2011
Jul 04, 2011
 
Uprooted
4.14
it was amazing
This novel effortlessly conjured up the familiar magic of my childhood favorites — it was like reaching for a sweater and finding my old worn favorite ...more
Sep 04, 2014
Sep 03, 2014
 
Scythe (Arc of a Scythe, #1)
4.29
it was amazing
Pretty much a perfect teen adventure novel. In a conflict-free world where humans have conquered death, elected Scythes must cull the human population ...more
Jan 27, 2017
Jan 30, 2017
 
Warm Bodies (Warm Bodies, #1)
3.94
it was amazing
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
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Mar 2011
Mar 21, 2011
 
Station Eleven
4.01
it was amazing
I don't know if you will like this book.

It's a very particular kind of book done very well, which is not remotely a promise that you will like it. Th
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Nov 20, 2016
Nov 24, 2016
 
Code Name Verity (Code Name Verity, #1)
4.08
it was amazing
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
 
Places No One Knows
3.78
it was amazing
I can't tell if this novel is a dream wrapped in razor wire or razor wire wrapped in dream. It doesn't really matter which it is — either way, I woke ...more
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Jul 09, 2016
 
Before the Fall
3.77
it was amazing
It's difficult for me to recommend thrillers to non-thriller readers. I grew up reading them and so have a high tolerance for the genre conventions. Y ...more
Jan 18, 2017
Jan 19, 2017
 
I Capture the Castle
4.00
it was amazing
What a generous caretaker of a novel.

If I say that this novel didn't require me to do any work, it sounds like a vague insult, as if I'm saying that t
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Jun 26, 2016
Jun 26, 2016
 
An Ember in the Ashes (An Ember in the Ashes, #1)
4.32
This one will be popular.
Aug 16, 2014
Aug 13, 2014
 
The Secret Horses of Briar Hill
4.06
it was amazing
Sometimes a book feels like it has always existed. It’s not that it’s predictable nor unadventurous, merely that you can’t shake the feeling as you tu ...more
Nov 26, 2016
Nov 27, 2016
 
Revolution
4.02
it was amazing
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
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Sep 10, 2013
Sep 11, 2013
 
Where Things Come Back
3.81
it was amazing
Five Things About 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
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Jan 09, 2012
Jan 09, 2012
 
The Girl with All the Gifts
3.93
it was amazing
The most sure-footed novel I've read all year. A dystopian thriller with a real, beating heart. Recommend. Recommend. Recommend.

Aug 18, 2014
Aug 17, 2014
 
Jellicoe Road
4.15
it was amazing
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
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Feb 13, 2009
 
Stolen: A Letter to My Captor
3.93
it was amazing
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
 
An Abundance of Katherines
3.64
it was amazing
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
 
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
4.34
it was amazing
"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
 
The Nest
3.76
it was amazing
The theme of this book is that nothing is perfect, but this book is a Liar McLiar, because this book is perfect.

This is a wise little tome of fairy-fu
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Oct 27, 2015
Oct 27, 2015
 
The Scorpion Rules (Prisoners of Peace, #1)
3.44
Bow's amoral artificial intelligence overlord is one of my favorite characters in awhile.
Jun 2015
Jun 16, 2015
 
The Raven's Prophecy Tarot [Manual]
4.52
In which Stiefvater draws a tarot deck.
(http://maggie-stiefvater.tumblr.com/p...)
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Apr 04, 2015
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