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The Struggle (The Vampire Diaries, #2)
Like many people, I read this because I loved the TV show. To anybody else who has this idea, I say this: really, truly, don't waste your time. Even i ...more
Aug 26, 2012
Aug 26, 2012
I want to start a shelf of books I would give 6 stars to- they are five star books that I love so much that they ought to be graded an another dimensi ...more
Mar 07, 2014
Mar 02, 2014
Between the Lines (Between the Lines, #1)
After reading two of this author's books, she has reached my very short list of authors whose books I will buy without even reading the description on ...more
Aug 27, 2012
Aug 27, 2012
Nightshade (Nightshade, #1)
This book was a highly enjoyable surprise. Very professionally written for a first time author, with subtle shadings into both the male characters tha ...more
Mar 30, 2011
Mar 30, 2011
Hopeless (Hopeless, #1)
This book was truly unexpected, and highly addicting.

The pacing was different than I've ever seen. You're pulled in by a very intriguing, endearing l
Mar 25, 2014
Mar 28, 2014
The Sea of Tranquility
Good God.

This is going to be one of my speechless reviews, where I have so much to say that all I can do is keep pushing the five star button over an
Feb 02, 2015
Feb 20, 2014
Allegiant (Divergent, #3)
I love this trilogy. I think it had a lot of very deep and important things to say about human nature, about the sociology of how people interact in g ...more
Feb 03, 2014
Dec 14, 2013
My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories
This is not your mother's Christmas story anthology.

"My True Love Gave to Me" is fresh, modern, and new and absolutely enthralling. The gifts in each
Oct 30, 2014
Oct 09, 2014
Life As We Knew It (Last Survivors, #1)
The thing I mainly liked about this book was the realistic pacing. Some of the sci fi details of the apocalypse were questionable (how do you have run ...more
Aug 28, 2014
Jul 30, 2014
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer, #1)
Things I liked about this book: great dialogue, believable characters and character relationships, and a plot that kept me guessing on every page. I l ...more
Feb 05, 2013
Feb 05, 2013
Five Flavors of Dumb
I was really swept away into the world of this book, with a deaf teenager running a budding rock band. I've never read a book set from the POV of a ba ...more
May 24, 2014
May 24, 2014
Wild Awake
The writing in Wild Awake was delicious, and the characters enthralling. It had a similar tone to “The Sky is Everywhere” by Jandy Nelson, but did not ...more
Mar 2015
Mar 01, 2015
Just One Day (Just One Day, #1)
I won't say I loved or hated this book, because so many things informed my experience of it. It was well-written and the characterizations and setting ...more
Mar 19, 2014
Mar 19, 2014
Flat-Out Love (Flat-Out Love, #1)
When I read the sample of this book, I thought it was good, but not great enough to bother buying just yet. Boy was I wrong, and I’m sad I waited the ...more
Jul 2013
Jul 01, 2013
Blood Promise (Vampire Academy, #4)
So, it is possible that this writer was switched with an alien imposter prior to writing this book. And maybe was switched back during the second half ...more
Apr 05, 2010
Apr 30, 2010
Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #1)
This book was almost more a poem than a novel, in that it conveyed its stories in multiple layers: in words, in the pacing and pauses, in temperature ...more
Aug 12, 2010
Aug 12, 2010
Awaken (Awaken, #1)
This is about a world where most things have migrated to a digital world. I think with rising violence and transportation costs, this is a very likely ...more
Sep 17, 2012
Sep 17, 2012
Whale Talk
I tend to really enjoy YA novels, but Crutcher's leave me with the feeling that really good literature does: that the book is pure entertainment, and ...more
May 27, 2010
May 28, 2010
Something like Normal
This book was honest, with interesting and believable details, and good writing.

I wasn't sure about the beginning, because the writer doesn't pull any
Jan 21, 2013
Jan 21, 2013
A Different Blue
This was a great coming-of-age story with deeply interesting characters and a rather different narrative arc than I'm used to seeing in fiction. The a ...more
Jul 13, 2014
Jul 10, 2014
Unravel Me (Shatter Me, #2)
This book was incredible. Taut, intense love scenes that had me forgetting to breathe, interesting characters, and really good pacing with new things ...more
Apr 07, 2013
Apr 06, 2013
Breakable (Contours of the Heart, #2)
I would absolutely read any book that had Lucas Maxfield in it, but this book and its prequel would have been much stronger together than separate. Bo ...more
May 14, 2014
May 11, 2014
Beautiful Disaster (Beautiful, #1)
Beautiful Destruction, to me, is like this: You go to look at a house you’re thinking of buying. You walk in and BLAM there’s like orange shag carpet, ...more
Sep 08, 2014
Sep 04, 2014
Eleanor and Park
This was a read-in-one-sitting until wee hours of the morning kind of book that kept me grinning until my face hurt, on like every page. It starts a t ...more
Feb 22, 2014
Feb 22, 2014
The Fury and Dark Reunion (The Vampire Diaries, #3-4)
This book was actually considerably worse than bad fanfiction. In fact, there is fanfiction written for this book that is better than the book itself, ...more
Sep 22, 2012
Sep 22, 2012
The Dream Thieves (The Raven Cycle, #2)
I love a lot of books. And yeah, no surprise, I adore this one. But mostly? I'm jealous as SHIT of Maggie Stiefvater for having written this. Because ...more
Feb 27, 2014
Feb 15, 2014
For me, this book was like taking a class on Music and the Movies. You go in, expecting a good time and an easy A, and you find something with a bit m ...more
Nov 24, 2011
Nov 22, 2011
The Girl of Fire and Thorns (Fire and Thorns, #1)
This is a beautifully crafted novel. Like a very well-built piece of furniture, the flawless technique used to create it fades into the background so ...more
Aug 17, 2012
Aug 13, 2012
Maybe Someday (Maybe, #1)
This book, rather unexpectedly, just elbowed its way into my top three favorite books of all time. I've been putting off the review for some time, bec ...more
May 24, 2014
May 10, 2014
This book was rich with symbolic references to the layers of reality inhabited by writers. Lizzie’s embedded paranormal story was fun, but what I real ...more
Mar 2015
Feb 14, 2015
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