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Moving Day (Allie Finkle's Rules For Girls, #1)
Allie Finkle is adorable! This combination tomboy/girlygirl 4th grader has a very authentic, down-to-earth voice. In this first book of the series, Al...more
Apr 2010
Apr 10, 2010
Reckless (Mirrorworld, #1)
I love Cornelia Funke. She has such fantastic descriptions. Listen to this opening paragraph, "The night breathed through the apartment like a dark an...more
Oct 2010
Oct 19, 2010
The Magicians (The Magicians, #1)
I read this book after reading this PW review. As a fantasy fan, how could I pass up on something that combined HP, LOTR, and Narnia? Parts of the boo...more
Mar 2010
Mar 09, 2010
Insatiable (Insatiable, #1)
Not my favorite Cabot. She is a much better children's and YA author.

Meena Harper is a dialog writer for the soap opera 'Insatiable'. She is horrifie...more
Jul 2010
Jul 13, 2010
The Knife of Never Letting Go (Chaos Walking, #1)
Loved this! Be warned it is a little dark.

Todd Hewitt lives in a town where everyone can hear everyone else's thoughts--it is never-ending, overwhelm...more
Jun 2010
Jun 16, 2010
The Witchy Worries of Abbie Adams
Abbie Adams is a young witch who's parents have decided to raise her in the mortal world. Abbie has many of the problems that any typical elementary s...more
Jul 2010
Jul 13, 2010
Daughter of the Forest  (Sevenwaters, #1)
Not my favorite and I'd give it 2.5 stars if only because 2 seems low (that being said, I did finish the book for whatever that's worth). This is a re...more
Oct 2010
Oct 23, 2010
Mortal Engines (The Hungry City Chronicles, #1)
Not too long ago I read (and liked) the prequel to this series (Fever Crumb). In this world, Tom, an apprentice Historian, is literally thrown out of...more
Jun 2010
Jun 16, 2010
The Day of the Pelican
Katherine Paterson has always been able to make me cry. This book was no exception. Meli's family lives in Kosovo. They are also Albanian and are pers...more
Oct 2010
Oct 19, 2010
The Unfinished Angel
This story is narrated by an "angel" but the angel doesn't always know what to do or what exactly he/she (he for describing purposes here) should be d...more
Jan 2010
Jan 03, 2010
Will Grayson, Will Grayson
I'm too lazy to write my own review here. I like John Green and have liked all of his other books. For me he-(and Levithan) make a real connection to...more
Jun 2010
May 26, 2010
Archvillain (Archvillain, #1)
I picked this one up because I left my book at home one day and it was the shortest book that looked interesting.

Kyle is a prankster and the most pop...more
Dec 2010
Nov 19, 2010
This Book Is Overdue!: How Librarians and Cybrarians Can Save Us All
A look at modern libraries and librarians today. This covered everything from blogs (beware, repressed librarians everywhere are sharing everything th...more
May 2010
May 05, 2010
Lost and Found
Another fantastic book by Clements. (And I know I've probably said this before, but I don't think I've ever read anything I didn't like of his).

Ray an...more
Jun 2010
Jun 16, 2010
The Search for WondLa (WondLa, #1)
This was the one book that escaped being boxed up and mailed back to California from ALA. I read most of it on the plane.

Eva Nine has spent her whole...more
Jun 2010
Jul 01, 2010
Fallen (Fallen, #1)
This will definitely be a hit with any Twilight fans.

Luce is starting out at a reform school, trying to forget a recent traumatic event. Luce meets C...more
May 2010
Apr 29, 2010
Wishing Moon
A retelling of the Aladdin story-or what happens after Aladdin. Cute. The writing was at times disjointed, but the plot was interesting enough to make...more
May 2010
May 13, 2010
Matched (Matched, #1)
Really liked this one! Just my type of book-Dystopian society and an evil government. Only boo to the fact that the second book doesn't come out until...more
Dec 2010
Jan 05, 2011
The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner (Twilight, #3.5)
Well, I didn't start this book with many expectations. Bree's story is very brief (as indicated in the title), and not a whole lot happens to her in t...more
Jun 2010
Jun 19, 2010
His Majesty's Dragon (Temeraire, #1)
This is a mix between Patrick O'Brien and Anne McCaffrey.

When Will Laurence, Captain of the British HMS Reliant, captures a French frigate a whole ne...more
Oct 2010
Oct 09, 2010
The Death-Defying Pepper Roux
Goodreads doesn't have a box for partially read. I just couldn't get in to this book. It's right up my ally--fantasy/adventure but I was not impressed...more
May 2010
May 13, 2010
Summer of My German Soldier (Summer of My German Soldier, #1)
A Jewish girl, Patty, befriends a German soldier-Anton, in Arkansas in the 1940s. When the town and her family find out she is ostracized. This book w...more
Feb 2010
Feb 09, 2010
Jake Ransom and the Skull King's Shadow
Pretty decent adventure novel.

Jake and his sister attend a museum event centered around their parents last archeological dig (they disappeared 3 years...more
Feb 2010
Feb 04, 2010
Angela's Ashes
This book is on some of the high school reading lists around here--so I wanted to give it a try.

Frank McCourt tells the story of his childhood, growin...more
Apr 2010
Mar 25, 2010
The Art of Mingling: Proven Techniques for Mastering Any Room
Interesting...Martinet introduces several techniques to use when entering a room, talking to a new group of people, exiting a group etc. The best part...more
Sep 2010
Sep 20, 2010
The Ring of Solomon (Bartimaeus, #0.5)
Not strictly a 'prequel' to the Bartemaeus trilogy, but still lots of fun sarcasm from Bartimaeus. King Solomon has a ring that lends him limitless po...more
Dec 2010
Dec 03, 2010
Beautiful Creatures (Caster Chronicles, #1)
I think I'm over this type of YA fiction. The book wasn't bad, but I didn't totally love it either.

Ethan Wate is tired of his mediocre life in a small...more
May 2010
May 26, 2010
A great ode to dads! Liam is a twelve-year-old kid who is often mistaken for an adult. He poses as a new teacher, test drives sports cars, and gets to...more
Mar 2010
Mar 08, 2010
Beezus and Ramona (Ramona, #1)
It had been a while since I read a Ramona book. I listened to the audio version of this title.

Ramona is endearingly annoying and Beezus tolerates her...more
Aug 2010
Aug 19, 2010
The Red Pyramid (Kane Chronicles, #1)
This was a fun start to a new series. Sadie and Carter are thrown into nonstop action right from the first. The discover things about themselves and t...more
May 2010
May 22, 2010
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