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The Real Boy
While fantasy is not my preferred genre, I can't deny the flow, beauty, and simplicity of Anne Ursu's writing. The symbolism of Oscar's journey in dis ...more
Oct 17, 2013
Jul 01, 2013
I am not generally a fan of the horror genre, but I'll tell you what I am a fan of: subverting and satirizing genres I don't like. Horrorstör does jus ...more
Aug 30, 2014
Aug 17, 2014
Jack and Hazel are best friends. But one day Jack gets beamed in the eye with a snowball and suddenly his heart turns cold and icy. To the outside obs ...more
Nov 2011
Oct 25, 2011
Level 2 (The Memory Chronicles, #1)
Felicia Ward lived a tormented life on earth. Before she died, she had many shameful secrets she'd rather not relive. So when she ends up in Level Two ...more
Jul 24, 2012
Mar 30, 2011
A Monster Calls
This was not a book I would have read of my own volition. I would never have picked this up at the book store and said, "Oh, this sounds great, I thin ...more
Jun 15, 2011
May 01, 2011
Cold Cereal
I think I need to read this book as opposed to listening to the audiobook. Where Adam Rex's humor shines in The True Meaning of Smekday, I wasn't quit ...more
Apr 14, 2012
Nov 20, 2011
Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures
Holy bagumba! What took me so long to read this book?

Kate DiCamillo's reaction to the news that she had won the Newbery medal for Flora and Ulysses t
Jun 02, 2014
Sep 16, 2013
Ruby Red (Precious Stone Trilogy, #1)
When time travel is involved, you automatically assume that it will be an action-packed plot where the writing is constantly moving the story forward. ...more
Jul 24, 2011
May 10, 2011
Halo (Halo, #1)
OK, I'm going to start with a backhanded compliment. Given that Alexandra Adornetto is only 18 years old, she is rather gifted with words. But she has ...more
Oct 30, 2010
Oct 05, 2010
Radiance (Riley Bloom, #1)
I received this book as an ARC from the publisher. I have not read Alyson Noel's Immortals series so this is my first experience with her books.

In Ra
Oct 04, 2010
Sep 06, 2010
A Wrinkle in Time (A Wrinkle in Time Quintet, #1)
I remember loving this book a lot more in 8th grade than I did listening to the audiobook at 30. I think this a book that lends itself much better to ...more
May 23, 2010
May 13, 2010
The Hero's Guide to Being an Outlaw (The League of Princes, #3)
A bit longer than I would have liked and it was difficult to keep track of all the characters, but otherwise a great conclusion to this hilarious tril ...more
May 21, 2014
Oct 01, 2013
Demon Derby
Casey Kent is a teenage cancer survivor and hates being seen by her friends and family as fragile. So when she tries out for the local roller derby te ...more
Jan 24, 2015
Jan 02, 2015
Rose (Rose, #1)
If the road to hell is paved with adverbs as Stephen King says it is, then reading this book will send you to the fiery depths. I try really hard to a ...more
not set
Jul 24, 2013
A Tangle of Knots
In a world that straddles the border of fantasy and magical realism, people are graced with a Talent (yes, that is with a capital T) that determines t ...more
Apr 03, 2013
Feb 06, 2013
The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom (The League of Princes, #1)
Did you know the princes who saved Rapunzel, Snow White, Cinderella, and Sleeping Beauty weren't actually named "Charming" as we so often believe? No, ...more
Jul 08, 2012
May 22, 2012
Daughter of Smoke & Bone (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #1)
Since fantasy is not normally my genre of choice, the premise really has to draw me in for me to sit up and take notice and want to read it. In the ca ...more
Oct 15, 2011
Jun 20, 2011
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children, #1)
When Abe Portman dies a mysterious and violent death, most people assume it was a vicious dog attack, but his grandson Jacob knows otherwise. His gran ...more
Nov 11, 2011
May 22, 2011
The Diviners
When Evie O'Neill's life is rocked by scandal in her small town of Zenith, Ohio, she is sent off to stay with her Uncle Will in New York City who is t ...more
Jan 05, 2013
Jan 21, 2012
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, #5)
I'm happy to report that I really liked the 5th book in the Harry Potter series. After the past two I read, I was starting to wonder if this series wa ...more
Aug 03, 2008
Aug 17, 2008
Linger (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #2)
I listened to the audiobook of Shiver a few months ago and was not going to continue with the series after that. It wasn't that I thought it was a bad ...more
Jul 15, 2011
Jul 11, 2011
Alex Flinn is one of those rare gems that can take a classic story like Beauty and the Beast and find a way to make it relevant today. The metaphor of ...more
Aug 24, 2010
May 11, 2010
Every Day
Every day A wakes up in the body of a new person. A has no idea who the person will be or what sort of life they will have. A has come to terms with t ...more
Aug 07, 2013
Jan 07, 2013
Chasing Before (The Memory Chronicles, #2)
NOTE: This review contains spoilers from book one so if you haven't read The Memory of After yet, you might want to refrain from reading this review u ...more
Jun 21, 2014
Oct 13, 2012
A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy, #1)
When historian Diana Bishop unassumingly calls a bewitched manuscript from the stacks of Oxford's Bodleian Library, she doesn't realize that the magic ...more
Mar 06, 2012
Feb 08, 2011
Originally reviewed here.

Okay, so for the record, I did not care for this book in the slightest but bear with me and you'll see why I still gave it 3
Jul 15, 2012
Nov 14, 2011
Bad Hair Day (Kate Grable, #2)
Warning: Bad Taste in Boys spoilers in the first paragraph. Read at your own peril if you haven't read the first book yet.

Kate Grable became a nation
May 06, 2012
Jul 23, 2011
The Name of the Star (Shades of London, #1)
So I was really gung-ho about this story when I first started it. Loved the suspense and the mystery of it all. But then the whole ghost-story aspect ...more
Mar 25, 2012
Feb 20, 2011
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Despite questioning whether the adult themes of this book (travel, finding yourself in the world) would work with reading to kids, I absolutely adored ...more
Sep 22, 2013
May 17, 2013
Very rarely do I enjoy books in a series more than the first one, but Dreamland, the third book in the Riley Bloom series is the best by far. Perhaps ...more
Oct 02, 2011
Sep 29, 2011
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