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The Patron Saint of Butterflies
Agnes and Honey have always been best friends, but they haven’t always been so different. Agnes loves being a Believer. She knows the rules at the Mou ...more
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Jul 17, 2008
The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Vol I: The Pox Party
This book has received dozens of awards and accolades, and that's probably why it was sitting in my to-be-read pile for so long. Award winners typical ...more
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Aug 17, 2011
The Iron Daughter (The Iron Fey, #2)
I adored The Iron King, so I was both excited and nervous to read the sequel. I was SO happy that I adored this book as well-- maybe even a little mor ...more
Aug 04, 2010
Aug 04, 2010
Lovestruck Summer
Having read a bunch of glowing reviews of this book before I read it, and having read and loved Melissa's Violet series, I had fairly high expectation ...more
Jun 05, 2009
May 24, 2009
Circle of Fire (Prophecy of the Sisters, #3)
Having read and very much adored Prophecy of the Sisters and Guardian of the Gate, I was quite excited to see where Alica and Lia's tumultuous journey ...more
Aug 08, 2011
Jul 26, 2011
So Many Boys (The Naughty List, #2)
If it's possible, I like this installment in the series even more than book one. There's more spying, more twists, and, perhaps most importantly, more ...more
Jun 15, 2010
Jun 10, 2010
Let the Sky Fall (Let the Sky Fall, #1)
I've been on more of a fantasy kick lately, and Let the Sky Fall's supernatural elements combined with the real world (always my favorite setting) see ...more
Jun 16, 2013
Jun 10, 2013
Settings are one of my absolute favorite things about any book, and because they are often underutilized, I always jump at the ones that are well done ...more
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Nov 13, 2011
Linked (Linked #1)
I wasn't expecting to enjoy Linked very much. The cover is one of the better ones that feature a girl with long, flowing hair, but it didn't take me v ...more
Jun 14, 2013
Jun 10, 2013
Thousand Words
Jennifer Brown's debut novel, Hate List , was one of my favorites of 2009 and I've read all of her books since then. None of them have ever matched th ...more
Jun 24, 2013
Jun 10, 2013
Lexapros and Cons
As much as I love straight-up emotional dramas and the occasional otherworldly adventure, I think my favorite stories will always be the ones that man ...more
Apr 10, 2012
Oct 04, 2011
Life is But a Dream
A far cry from Zombie Blondes, the other Brian James novel I've read, but in a great way, because I'm having trouble finding things I don't like about ...more
Apr 06, 2012
Oct 04, 2011
Beta (Annex, #1)
I remember 2012 being a year full of a slew of first books in new sci-fi/dystopian series, and because I'm perennially behind, I'm only just now just ...more
May 31, 2013
Jun 23, 2012
Without Tess
I've read so many novels centering around dead family members that I'm never too excited to read another even if it does have a promising summary. It ...more
Nov 25, 2011
Sep 30, 2011
Winter Town
If there's one thing better than a great book, it's a great book with pictures, which Wintertown just happens to be. It lacked a certain "oomph" that ...more
Mar 31, 2012
Jan 12, 2012
Putting Makeup on Dead People
I delight in the morbid and strange, so clearly Putting Makeup on Dead People seemed to be the book for me. And while it is happily strange, I did not ...more
Aug 2011
Jan 09, 2011
Falling for Hamlet
Its eponymous hero might be overly angsty and annoyingly passive, but of the Shakespeare I've read, Hamlet is at the top of my list of favorites. I al ...more
Dec 18, 2011
Jan 09, 2011
Never Sit Down in a Hoopskirt and Other Things I Learned in Southern Belle Hell
Being from Southern California, I find the entire idea of pageants and Southern belles and the like unbelievably strange but simultaneously fascinatin ...more
Jul 22, 2011
Mar 17, 2011
Dreamland Social Club
Despite the fact that I find clowns to be a bit terrifying, I find carnivals (and circuses) rather interesting, especially the shady ones. Which is wh ...more
Jul 17, 2011
Jan 09, 2011
Sean Griswold's Head
I had heard nothing but good things prior to beginning Sean Griswold's Head, and yet when I looked over the summary again I was a bit wary. I mean, it ...more
Mar 05, 2011
Jan 09, 2011
So Much Closer
I've read all of Susane Colasanti's books, and no matter what issues I have with any of them, they always provide a fun reading experience. However, b ...more
Jul 23, 2011
Mar 04, 2011
Fall for Anything
I begin each Courtney Summers book with excitement and trepidation. I love being able to read a new Summers book, but I'm always terrified that I won' ...more
Dec 16, 2010
Oct 27, 2010
The Big Crunch
Before reading, I'd always seen The Big Crunch billed as somewhat of an indie movie romance, but in book form. Now, having read it, I'd have to agree ...more
Aug 2012
Apr 20, 2012
A Need So Beautiful (A Need So Beautiful, #1)
A NEED SO BEAUTIFUL combines one of my favorite things and one of my least favorite: Suzanne Young and angels. I loved Young's previous novels, THE NA ...more
Aug 02, 2011
Jan 14, 2011
Hearts At Stake (The Drake Chronicles #1)
I was pleasantly surprised by Hearts at Stake-- it is by no means amazing, but it's a fun read. I wish there was a bit more development on some things ...more
Jul 29, 2010
Jun 07, 2010
Rose Sees Red
The Russian history class I took in the latter half of my freshman year of college was my favorite of the year, and since its end I've been mourning t ...more
May 31, 2013
Oct 03, 2010
Summer and Bird
Most of my reading consists of contemporary young adult fiction, but every so often I branch outside that and read something a little different. Summe ...more
Jun 23, 2013
Jun 23, 2012
The Ghost and the Goth (The Ghost and the Goth, #1)
I didn't think I would really like The Ghost and the Goth. It had an interesting (but familiar) premise but I've been so tired of supernatural for so ...more
Jul 09, 2010
Mar 17, 2010
The Whole Stupid Way We Are
The Whole Stupid Way We Are is one of those books that showed up in my mailbox without me having any prior knowledge of it. The title intrigued me, bu ...more
Jun 07, 2013
Jun 07, 2013
Keir Sarafian may not know much, but he knows himself. And the one thing he knows about himself is that he is a good guy. A guy who's a devoted son an ...more
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Aug 13, 2008
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