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Devil's Kiss (Billi SanGreal, #1)
Times like this when I really wish there was a six star system so I could effectively give something 3 1/2 stars...

Listened to this one on audio. Narr...more
Oct 03, 2009
Oct 03, 2009
Sisters Red (Fairytale Retellings, #1)
I always thought that Little Red Riding Hood would lend itself well to a modern retelling, and this one proved my instincts true - I couldn't put it d...more
Sep 17, 2010
Sep 16, 2010
Grave Mercy (His Fair Assassin, #1)
As a general rule I avoid YA novels that have girls in elaborate dresses on the cover because I usually imagine them to be rather superficial, but thi...more
Aug 18, 2012
Aug 19, 2012
Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #1)
Will appeal to many Twilight lovers for its blend of fated, true-love romance with the supernatural and the fight to hang on to humanity. More critica...more
Jan 11, 2010
Jan 11, 2010
Forever (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #3)
You know what I love about this trilogy? Each of the three books is different from the previous one as the story evolves. At the heart of the story ar...more
Oct 28, 2011
Oct 25, 2011
The Eternal Ones (Eternal Ones, #1)
I feel like I've read a few books for teens recently dealing with the idea of past lives, and this book is easily the best of the bunch. There's a dec...more
Dec 04, 2010
Dec 04, 2010
City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments, #2)
You know what I've decided? Cassandra Clare's books are a CW series waiting to happen a la Vampire Diaries, Gossip Girl, etc. The world is so big and...more
Mar 05, 2012
Feb 27, 2012
Beautiful Darkness (Caster Chronicles, #2)
3.5 stars. Satisfying in the end, but this book didn't quite hold my attention like its predecessor Beautiful Creatures.

Don't get me wrong. Like many...more
Nov 19, 2010
Nov 10, 2010
Breaking Dawn (Twilight, #4)
This is taken from the review/rant I did on my blog right after reading the book, when I was going for some real book discussion (thus, all of the dir...more
Aug 2008
Dec 17, 2008
Illusions (Wings, #3)
**spoiler alert** 3.5 stars, rounded up. The romantic angst dominates this story far more than it did in Wings and Spells as poor Laurel can't seem to...more
Jun 24, 2011
Jun 14, 2011
May Bird and the Ever After (May Bird, #1)
After getting a request for this book from a kid who has proven to have excellent taste (she's a regular at the library, and we've done a lot of book...more
Oct 2008
Dec 17, 2008
City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments, #3)
3.5 stars, rounded up. While I found the first half of this book a little frustrating, the second half was excellent and kind of made up for it in the...more
Mar 21, 2012
Mar 09, 2012
Hold Me Closer, Necromancer (Necromancer, #1)
There are a lot of things that I loved about this book.

First of all, it's about a 19-year-old. How many contemporary books can you think of where the...more
Oct 07, 2011
Sep 28, 2011
Blood and Chocolate
**spoiler alert** I go back and forth with this book between absolutely loving it and thinking that it's overly sexually charged. But mostly, I think...more
Mar 25, 2009
Mar 26, 2009
The Awakening (Darkest Powers, #2)
The beginning and ending 75 pages or so of this book were great. The middle was just a lot of filler. Entertaining enough, but not exactly driven by s...more
Oct 15, 2009
Oct 13, 2009
This Dark Endeavor (The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein, #1)
Read this for Teen Book Club. Loved it! It's been too long since I've read Frankenstein for me to really attest to how good of an adaptation this book...more
Sep 17, 2013
Sep 17, 2013
Wings (Wings, #1)
This was excellent. I was excited to read it because this is the first "fairy" book that poor Anna has ever enjoyed, so I was curious to see what made...more
May 26, 2009
May 24, 2009
Meridian (Fenestra, #1)
I wanted to love this book, but it fell just a hair short of excellent for me. At times things seemed a bit rushed given the complexity of the story,...more
Feb 24, 2010
Feb 08, 2010
City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1)
And now I get the appeal of this series. Yay, urban fantasy!

Highly entertaining, even if a tad predictable. I totally called the "shocking" secret tha...more
Feb 16, 2012
Feb 09, 2012
The Wish List
**spoiler alert** Very intriguing. I very much enjoyed this lighthearted exploration of what might happen to our souls after death - and who exactly i...more
Dec 09, 2009
Dec 12, 2009
Linger (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #2)
3.5 stars. A satisfying sequel to Shiver, this book took a turn that I didn't quite expect in its discussion of exactly how the shifting works. When I...more
Nov 23, 2010
Nov 23, 2010
The Reckoning (Darkest Powers, #3)
A satisfying ending to this trilogy. Where as book 2 (The Awakening) plodded along, this book was exciting as Chloe and her friends grow into their po...more
Apr 10, 2010
Apr 11, 2010
Destined (Wings, #4)
Wow, this was in interesting change of pace for the series! Lots of action taking place as pretty much the entire book encompases the final battle bet...more
May 17, 2012
May 18, 2012
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children, #1)
I listened to this one on audio and kept getting distracted along the way. I suspect that if I had been able to concentrate better and pick up on more...more
Jul 17, 2014
Jul 17, 2014
The Diviners (The Diviners, #1)
3.5 stars, rounded up. It seriously took me about five weeks to finally finish this book. I have no idea why it took me so long, because the book was...more
Feb 2013
Feb 02, 2013
Spells (Wings, #2)
A satisfying sequel to Wings. We got to see a lot more of the fairy world in this book which was nice, and I think that Laurel's somewhat selfish atte...more
May 17, 2010
May 17, 2010
My Rotten Life (Nathan Abercrombie, Accidental Zombie, #1)
Much better than I expected - maybe a 3.5 star effort since it entertained me so much. A fun, easy read for 4th-5th graders - kind of a step up from F...more
Nov 24, 2009
Nov 21, 2009
Beautiful Creatures (Caster Chronicles, #1)
This was a fun read. I loved the Southern setting and the gothic feel that the story's supernatural elements provided. The secondary characters were a...more
Dec 22, 2009
Sep 12, 2009
Days of Blood & Starlight (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #2)
Laini Taylor, you rock my world. Excellent sequel to Daughter of Smoke and Bone. Wonderful writing. Complex, likable characters. Can't wait for the th...more
Feb 18, 2013
Feb 18, 2013
Dancer, Daughter, Traitor, Spy (Dukovskaya #1)
Occasionally the story felt a bit jumbled, it was hard to keep some of the background characters straight, and I'd been lead to believe that Marya's c...more
Nov 13, 2013
Nov 13, 2013
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