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When She Woke
3.67
Someone told me that my (second unpublished) novel reminded me of this one, so I thought I'd give it a try. The premise caught my attention and the wr ...more
Oct 18, 2012
Aug 14, 2012
 
Songmaster
3.71
Every time I see an Orson Scott Card book, I think, "Hey, why haven't I read that yet?" There are in fact dozens of his books that I have not delved i ...more
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Dec 20, 2011
 
Red Rising (Red Rising Trilogy, #1)
4.18
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
 
Mars Needs Moms!
4.10
I can see why this was made into a movie.
It's a deceptively simple book full of powerful emotion.
How powerful?
I got teary both times I read it to my k
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Jul 29, 2013
 
Vader's Little Princess
4.04
As a parent and a Star Wars geek, I found this hil-stinking-arious.
Plus it was written by my brother-in-law and my father-in-law.
(Okay, so maybe it wa
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May 01, 2013
 
Eruption
4.43
Such a great concept and Quintana totally delivers. Jonesing for book 2..
Jan 12, 2015
Jul 27, 2014
 
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, #1)
3.26
Thanks to my sis-in-law for providing this boook. My wife says I can't keep it in the house because the cover creeps her out, but I'm excited to read ...more
Jun 22, 2010
Apr 22, 2010
 
The Host (The Host, #1)
3.84
Meyers does a great job making a world come to life and getting you to love the characters.
Even though the Twilight series is good, I felt like this w
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Jun 2008
Oct 25, 2008
 
Ready Player One
4.31
Loved this book! It hooked me from the beginning and kept me interested all the way through. The info-dumps were large and frequent, but I think this ...more
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Nov 19, 2012
 
Divergent (Divergent, #1)
4.31
I had high hopes for this book. I mean, the concept was cool, and with a kick-butt cover like that, it's got to be incredible, right? But even though ...more
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Feb 08, 2012
 
The Shadow Door (The Elsewhere Chronicles, #1)
3.57
This graphic novel felt like it was written by a screenwriter. The scenes were very cinematic. Great story. The art was pretty good too. The only prob ...more
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Nov 04, 2011
 
Star Wars: Jedi Academy (Jedi Academy, #1)
4.12
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
 
Zathura
3.75
**************If anyone cares about a spoiler in a children's picture book then I feel sorry for you......(Because you won't get to read this review)* ...more
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Mar 19, 2010
 
The Forsaken (The Forsaken, #1)
3.66
So I read the first 3 chapters on Goodreads. (What a cool idea!)
The beginning was interesting but it lost steam near the end. Too many Dystopians star
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Aug 08, 2013
 
Across the Universe (Across the Universe, #1)
3.79
I had a few problems with this book (such as a near-rape that was a little too detailed for my taste) but the incredible concept and killer plot twist ...more
Jun 09, 2012
May 30, 2012
 
Dark Life (Dark Life, #1)
3.89
I found this at the library and was intrigued by the premise. The author does a great job with world building and character development. The plot felt ...more
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Sep 19, 2013
 
This Dark Endeavor
3.87
Wonders never cease! I picked this at random from the library YA section and it actually turned out to be written for young adults! It also happened t ...more
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Feb 02, 2013
 
InterWorld
3.49
An interesting mix of sci-fi and fantasy. I expected a little more from Neil Gaiman (perhaps it was the other author's influence that brought it down. ...more
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Feb 20, 2010
 
Bad Taste in Boys (Kate Grable, #1)
3.68
My first encounter with Zombies was "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies". At first, the novelty of girls in petticoats fighting the undead was funny. The ...more
Jun 09, 2012
May 24, 2012
 
Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
4.31
Originally I gave this book four stars because I didn't enjoy it as much as the first. I seemed to like it a lot better the second time around (or may ...more
Oct 13, 2009
Apr 10, 2009
 
The Bar Code Tattoo (Bar Code, #1)
3.57
I really liked this book starting out. It had a cool concept and was fast-paced. As I read, however, the pace became a liability. It felt almost as if ...more
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Apr 10, 2013
 
A Confusion of Princes
3.73
Still not sure whether this is supposed to be YA. It seemed a little complicated for younger readers and the references to bisexual love slaves certai ...more
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Jan 16, 2013
 
The Man of Steel: Superman vs The Doomsday Army
3.50
This book was more trouble than it was worth.
I requested it from NetGalley (thanks for the copy) because I thought it was a graphic novel and I loved
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Sep 06, 2013
 
The Here and Now
3.27
Got this from NetGalley forever ago and finally got around to reading it. At first I loved it and was thinking it could be a 5 starer. Then the plot b ...more
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Apr 25, 2015
 
Reggie-12
3.50
The illustrations were okay, (I would've preferred full color) but it was the humor that kept me reading. A little irreverent at times, but I laughed ...more
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May 29, 2014
 
Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)
4.03
At first I was worried this would be a one-way trip into Katniss's mental breakdown, but it turned out she was only a part-time crazy. This came as a ...more
Sep 30, 2010
Sep 05, 2010
 
The Knife of Never Letting Go (Chaos Walking, #1)
3.95
With a long awkward title like this, you'd expect it to have some really important meaning, right? Nope, turns out it's just a knife. He uses it a few ...more
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Apr 24, 2012
 
The Complete Star Wars Trilogy: The Original Radio Dramas
4.47
I don't think of myself as a Star Wars "fan". I really liked the (original) movies, and won't say no to a well-illustrated graphic novel. I picked thi ...more
Mar 02, 2013
Feb 27, 2013
 
Flash Point
3.27
For the most part, this book was awesome. It felt like a more realistic version of Hunger Games. Totally unpredictable.
There were problems, however. (
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Apr 13, 2013
 
Tatooine Ghost (Star Wars)
3.75
I figure if you're interested Star Wars novels you might as well listen to them on CD with all the sound effects and music by John Williams.
I probably
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Jul 17, 2009
Jun 27, 2009
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