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The Chronicles of Narnia
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
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Oct 24, 2010
Red Rising (Red Rising Trilogy, #1)
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
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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Aug 19, 2013
Star Wars: Jedi Academy (Jedi Academy, #1)
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
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
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Nov 28, 2013
Will in Scarlet
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
Rainbow Panda and the Firecracker Fiasco (Fujimini Island Adventure #6)
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
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Jul 30, 2013
Scaredy Squirrel Prepares for Halloween
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
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
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
Trial by Fire (Worldwalker, #1)
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)
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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Jul 16, 2013
Mermin Volume 2: The Big Catch
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
Reality Boy
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
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Oct 26, 2013
Black and Bittern Was Night
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
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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Aug 14, 2013
Francis, the Little Fox
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
The Line
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
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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Aug 19, 2013
The Snatchabook
Great illustrations.
The story was simple but had a nice message.
(Intelligent people read and don't steal.)
Thanks NetGalley for the copy.
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Aug 19, 2013
Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices From a Medieval Village
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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