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Monster Hunter Alpha (MHI, #3)
Once again, Larry does not disappoint! I thoroughly enjoyed Monster Hunter Alpha--for those of you unfamiliar with the series it's about big guys with ...more
Aug 20, 2011
Aug 02, 2011
Sister Mine
Shae-Lynn is a survivor, through and through. Growing up motherless and with an abusive father, she learned early on how to care for herself and her y ...more
Sep 29, 2008
Sep 22, 2008
Wow! I would give this six stars if I could. What a book! What an experience! It's been a long time since I've had a book demand my attention, grab ho ...more
Feb 12, 2009
Sep 22, 2008
Crossed (Matched, #2)
Full discloser: Ally is one of my very bestest friends, and I have worked with her through five books and many years. But even if I'd never met her an ...more
Sep 11, 2011
Sep 11, 2011
Ms. Taken Identity
After the umpteenth rejection for his novel, Mitch decides to write a chick-lit novel and pass it off as being written by his female cousin. The book ...more
May 18, 2009
May 06, 2009
Selkie Girl
I'm still giving this book 3 stars even though I didn't finish it. I read half of it and I thought the prose was quite lyrical and descriptive, but th ...more
May 11, 2011
May 09, 2011
Girls Don't Fly
Tightly written and beautifully paced. I thoroughly enjoyed this novel! Myra is a smart and relatable character, and I loved watching her grow and cha ...more
Apr 22, 2012
Apr 20, 2012
Monster Hunter Vendetta (MHI, #2)
Big monsters. Bigger guns. Larry's books are not my usual fare of reading, but I gotta say, I love 'em. He does a great job with the action (fast, but ...more
Dec 17, 2010
Dec 14, 2010
Hollywood is Like High School With Money
I'd really like to give it 2.5 stars because I *did* like it--it was just that the ending fell flat for me. I thought it was a fun, frothy read--very ...more
Feb 22, 2010
Feb 17, 2010
The Last Lecture
Wow! What a wonderful, inspiring, touching, funny, sad book! I long since learned that the best place to cry is in public since everyone ignores you, ...more
Oct 08, 2008
Oct 06, 2008
Plain Kate
I'd actually like to give this one 4.5 stars. It started a little slow for me, but by the end, I couldn't put it down. The language was beautiful and ...more
Nov 12, 2013
Nov 11, 2013
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1)
It's been more than 40 years since Harriet disappeared and her great-uncle Henrik suspects foul play. Now in his 80s, Henrik is determined to discover ...more
Nov 19, 2008
Sep 22, 2008
What Happened to Goodbye
I love Sarah's books. They are the perfect blend of voice and character, and she manages to find a way to make even the most regular thing feel unique ...more
Jun 15, 2011
Jun 07, 2011
The Search for the Red Dragon
I loved the audio recording of this book. The reader did a wonderful job with all the different characters; they really came to life for me. I love ho ...more
Sep 16, 2012
Sep 07, 2012
I know it's a good book when it makes me tear up on the train ride into work in the morning. :) The writing is top-notch, with great descriptions and ...more
May 05, 2009
Apr 29, 2009
City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1)
Very fast-paced story and the excellent writing kept me interested and engaged in the characters. Since I couldn't give this 3 1/2 stars, I went ahead ...more
May 28, 2009
May 19, 2009
Too Many Curses
I read this book based on my brother's recommendation. I'm so glad I did! It was a fun, fast read--perfect for an airplane trip. I even laughed out lo ...more
Mar 07, 2010
Mar 08, 2010
I was able to read an ARC of this title, and oh my! I've been a huge fan of Ally's since the beginning, and her new book is flat-out breathingly amazi ...more
Aug 26, 2014
Aug 21, 2014
I Am Not A Serial Killer (John Cleaver, #1)
*delicious shiver* The only thing better than a finding a book that you can't let go is finding a book that won't let *you* go. Highly recommended, th ...more
Sep 19, 2010
Sep 19, 2010
Blackout (Blackout, #1)
The two-star rank makes it seem like I didn't care for the book, but there was a lot I liked about it. Very fast-paced action and an interesting magic ...more
Apr 03, 2014
Mar 27, 2014
Case File 13: Zombie Kid
A wild and entertaining ride! I loved the characters and their relationships. The dialogue was crisp and natural--and perfect for middle grade/YA boys ...more
Oct 27, 2012
Oct 18, 2012
Dreamfever (Fever, #4)
As always, the writing in the book is top-notch. Fast-paced and compelling. The characters leap off the page. I devoured this book in mere hours. Love ...more
Sep 07, 2009
Sep 08, 2009
Defy (Defy, #1)
There is a lot to like in this book--strong female main character, good romance arc, fast-paced dialogue. And I did indeed like all of those things, b ...more
Aug 21, 2014
Aug 12, 2014
A Night of Blacker Darkness
A delightful surprise! I really wanted to give this book 4.5 stars. I loved the wordplay throughout the entire book; parts of it were so funny, I laug ...more
Mar 06, 2012
Mar 01, 2012
The Eight (The Eight #1)
I've been recommending people read The Eight for more than sixteen years. Quite simply one of my favorite books ever. (And a million times better than ...more
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Nov 20, 2008
Lessons in Laughing Out Loud
I'd love to give this 2.5 stars. What I loved about the book was Willow and the clarity of her character. She felt like a real person with real proble ...more
Jul 17, 2012
Jul 12, 2012
Anansi Boys
This was one of my top three books of 2005 when it originally was published and I read it again recently on vacation. It's still as good as ever! Shor ...more
Nov 04, 2008
Nov 05, 2008
Going Vintage
Super fun book! Great dialogue and authentic voices for the characters. Loved that it was more about a girl figuring out who she is than it was about ...more
Feb 19, 2014
Feb 18, 2014
Monster Hunter International (MHI, #1)
Confession: I love action movies. And one of my favorite parts of any action movies is the montage scene where the good guys strap on all the guns and ...more
Apr 29, 2010
Mar 16, 2010
The Pulpwood Queen's Tiara-Wearing, Book-Sharing Guide to Life
A suprisingly delightful book! Autobiography of Kathy Patrick, who started the first beauty salon/bookstore in the country (maybe the world!). The boo ...more
Aug 21, 2008
Aug 14, 2008