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The Chronicles of Narnia
4.24
it was amazing
I was in college the first time I read all the Chronicles of Narnia. Eight years later, I was ecstatic to get the whole set for free through the Goodr ...more
not set
Oct 24, 2010
 
Red Rising (Red Rising, #1)
4.26
really liked it
This book wasn't as good as Hunger Games, but it was close. As if Suzanne Collins had written her dystopian trilogy from the viewpoint of Thresh. Dark ...more
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Jan 06, 2014
 
Horrendo's Curse: The Graphic Novel
3.67
it was ok
Got this free from NetGalley. I loved the art and the original idea.
However, in no shape or form was this appropriate for children.
When the pirates st
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not set
Aug 19, 2013
 
Star Wars: Jedi Academy (Jedi Academy, #1)
4.21
really liked it
First of all, Thanks Scholastic and NetGalley for letting me read this book before it's published.

At first I was a little disappointed. Unlike Vader's
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Jul 19, 2013
 
Cartwheel
3.24
really liked it
This book is totally not my genre. I'm still scratching my head about why it hooked me so thoroughly. Even with the occasional bad language, and slow ...more
not set
Nov 28, 2013
 
Will in Scarlet
3.77
it was ok
I loved the premise of this book (how Robin became the Hood), so I was pleased when NetGalley and Random House gave me a copy for a review.

The writing
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Aug 23, 2013
 
Gertie's Leap to Greatness
3.98
liked it
There was a lot to love about this book. Great voice. Great characters. Loved the inpspirational message about self-worth and appreciating your own st ...more
Jul 13, 2016
Jul 14, 2016
 
Rainbow Panda and the Firecracker Fiasco (Fujimini Island Adventure #6)
4.39
it was ok
Despite the great illustrations, interesting cultural trivia, and helpful message (don't play with fire), the book as a whole was unreadable. It felt ...more
not set
Jul 30, 2013
 
The Scorpion Rules (Prisoners of Peace, #1)
3.43
did not like it
I got this from NetGalley in exchange for a review. I started it right away with my wife because the premise was interesting and the sarcastic AI narr ...more
not set
Aug 07, 2015
 
Scaredy Squirrel Prepares for Halloween: A Safety Guide for Scaredies
3.94
liked it
My first experience with Scaredy Squirrel was pleasant. I like his OCD quirkiness and a couple things had me smiling, but mostly the humor was over my ...more
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Jul 28, 2013
 
O'Shae the Octopus
3.60
it was ok
Got this free in exchange for an honest review.
The book wasn't awful, but it was close. The message was nice, but the illustrations were inconsistent.
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Apr 22, 2014
 
Healing Stone
4.32
it was amazing
When I won this book through a Cedar Fort facebook giveaway, I was excited, but not ecstatic. It's definitely not my preferred genre, but the premise ...more
Jun 13, 2014
Apr 16, 2014
 
Into the Dim (Into the Dim, #1)
3.74
liked it
This started out so great. Loved the writing, characters, and humor. Not to mention, the plot was hoppin. Then they time travel and it devolves into a ...more
not set
Feb 02, 2016
 
Trial by Fire (Worldwalker, #1)
3.94
it was ok
I got a copy of this free from NetGalley and was excited to start it.
Despite the disturbing contemporary YA elements at the beginning (seventeen &
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May 31, 2014
 
The Darwin Elevator (Dire Earth Cycle, #1)
3.69
liked it
I got this book from NetGalley in exchange for a review.
In the beginning I was super excited and thinking five stars.
Great world building, great premi
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not set
Jul 16, 2013
 
Reality Boy
3.85
it was ok
Got this from NetGalley. I really loved the MC and the writing. King does a great job making us feel compassion for this messed up family. Even with t ...more
not set
Oct 26, 2013
 
Mermin Volume 2: The Big Catch
3.70
liked it
This might be the first time I've written the first review for a book.
I'll try to keep it objective.

I got this from NetGalley. Although I hadn't read
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Aug 19, 2013
 
Sky Jumpers (Sky Jumpers, #1)
3.97
really liked it
I'm not a huge fan of middle grade, but this kept my interest with the original world-building and compelling tension. It reminded me a lot of Princes ...more
not set
Mar 21, 2016
 
Black and Bittern Was Night
2.62
it was ok
Another free book from NetGalley.
5 stars for the cartoony illustrations.
2 stars for the plot
1 star for the rhyming (Did I mention I hate rhyming pictu
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Aug 19, 2013
 
Boy Meets Dog: A Word Game Adventure
3.61
really liked it
This book was a nice surprise.
The illustrations were very engaging and the word play was clever.
(I think it would be more fun to actually come up with
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not set
Aug 14, 2013
 
Francis, the Little Fox
3.40
did not like it
The illustrations were okay, but the story was all over the place and WAY too long. When I was ready to call it quits, I realized I wasn't even halfwa ...more
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Aug 19, 2013
 
Birds of a Feather: A Book of Idioms and Silly Pictures
3.91
did not like it
I expected great things with a such a cute cover. But inside the art was sloppy and unprofessional. The iodioms were random and uninspired. I felt lik ...more
Oct 11, 2016
Oct 11, 2016
 
The Line
3.71
it was ok
I've said before how I feel about picture books without words.
The illustrations have to be extra engaging.
This one seemed like a knock-off of that cre
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Aug 19, 2013
 
Mr. King's Castle
3.57
liked it
Got this from NetGalley in exchange for a review.
The illustrations were engaging.
The story was simple (and a little preachy) but worth the thirty seco
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not set
Aug 19, 2013
 
The Snatchabook
4.24
liked it
Great illustrations.
The story was simple but had a nice message.
(Intelligent people read and don't steal.)
Thanks NetGalley for the copy.
not set
Aug 19, 2013
 
Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices From a Medieval Village
3.62
did not like it
This wasn't at all what I was expecting and had absolutely no desire to continue after the first monologue. (It's a collection 17 short dialogues/mono ...more
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Jan 07, 2011
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