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Divergent (Divergent, #1)
Barring the first couple of pages I read this from start to finish in one session. It was that compelling. There were a few short pauses when I was wo ...more
Sep 18, 2011
Jun 06, 2011
Beautiful Creatures (Caster Chronicles, #1)
I see Beautiful Creatures as Adult Literary Fiction meets Young Adult with a heavy dose of Paranormal Romance.

The story is told from a male perspectiv
Mar 26, 2010
Dec 05, 2009
A Monster Calls
Oh, I need a hug.

*Blows nose*

Dark illustrations enhancing highly emotive topics expertly written and presented in a wonderfully tactile and beautiful
Apr 21, 2012
Dec 13, 2011
Ultraviolet (Ultraviolet, #1)
Speechless. I'm utterly, utterly speechless.

Words, words, where are the words? How can I describe this?

Amazing. Awe-inspiring. Heart-achingly beautifu
Sep 27, 2011
Jul 27, 2011
The Graveyard Book
This is the first Neil Gaiman book I have read and I’m sad to say I’m disappointed. Though it’s highly regarded I found it to be rather boring. I was ...more
Sep 07, 2009
Sep 01, 2009
Graceling (Graceling Realm, #1)
Dashed hopes. That's what this book was for me. With all the rave reviews I expected a 5 star read but I was left disappointed.

The first half of the
Jan 21, 2010
Nov 26, 2009
Across the Nightingale Floor (Tales of the Otori, #1)
Assassins are cool. Super powers, who wouldn't want some? That this is set outside the US and the UK, a huge plus. So what went wrong?

Early on I assum
Sep 09, 2012
Aug 25, 2012
Unearthly (Unearthly, #1)
The best YA angel book I've read. Fully-fledged characters with no self-respect issues and solid, healthy relationships. No insta-love here, and no pl ...more
Nov 13, 2011
Sep 28, 2011
City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1)
I've just finished reading City of Bones. It wasn't as good as the hype. I skimmed most of it and only slowed down for Luke's explanation of events an ...more
Dec 06, 2009
Dec 05, 2009
Hush, Hush (Hush, Hush, #1)
Lately I think I've been overdosing on the young adult reads because I'm finding way too many similarities between these books.

Anyway, Hush, Hush was
Mar 09, 2010
Nov 22, 2009
Girl Genius, Vol. 1: Agatha Heterodyne and the Beetleburg Clank (Girl Genius #1)
So I looked this one up online (and read it there for free) as I was struggling with the 13th volume which is a 2014 Hugo finalist for Best Graphic No ...more
Aug 10, 2014
Aug 10, 2014
Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice
Rosa Parks was not the first woman to refuse to give up her seat on a bus for a white person. I know, I didn't know this either. It's not our fault. ...more
Aug 10, 2014
Jul 10, 2014
Skulduggery Pleasant (Skulduggery Pleasant, #1)
A cleverly written, Tim Burton-eque fast-paced magical mystery with witty dialogue, and a beautifully eye-catching cover.

Mr. Skullduggery Pleasant is
Mar 03, 2013
May 23, 2011
Croak (Croak, #1)
Weird, wacky and whimsical worldbuilding, Batman!
Silly, stupid and senseless.

Depends on your outlook, and sense of humour.

This book is all about th
Apr 24, 2012
Nov 03, 2011
Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass, #2)
If you hated Throne of Glass because the supposedly violent assassin acted out Cinderella instead of Buffy, then you'll absolutely adore Crown of M ...more
Dec 27, 2013
Aug 24, 2013
Revived committed suicide early on, but somehow it was saved. It was... Revived. Dun, dun, dun.

The Science. Oh dear god, the science!

"Revive" is a dru
Aug 09, 2012
Apr 29, 2012
Secrets and Shadows (13 to Life, #2)
Ever feel like you're missing something? I was constantly reminded that I'm not a Twi-Hard by the never-ending references to the Saga, especially Brea ...more
Mar 17, 2011
Aug 12, 2010
Seraphina (Seraphina, #1)
Seraphina is perfect. Rachel Hartman's beautiful writing is simply astonishing with her multi-layered world-building, an expertly articulated plot, sy ...more
Jul 24, 2012
Apr 28, 2012
Beastly is a modern teenage version of Disney's Beauty and the Beast told from the Beast's point of view. This tale is of Kyle who pre-transformation ...more
Jul 22, 2010
Jul 21, 2010
The Calling (Darkness Rising, #2)
This sequel trilogy to Darkest Powers is mild in comparison. There's no lethal danger. (view spoiler) ...more
Apr 03, 2012
Jul 28, 2010
Raised by Wolves (Raised by Wolves, #1)
Wow, I never expected such a great YA book! The story was so intricately woven with enough action to entertain even with the world-building necessary ...more
Jun 27, 2010
Apr 23, 2010
Sold is a lyrically beautiful and graphically descriptive story of an innocent 13-year-old Nepalese girl from the mountains, sold by her oppressive ga ...more
Jun 14, 2014
Aug 18, 2013
Mr. Monster (John Cleaver, #2)
Toys. This word has meant different things throughout my life. Children’s toys, technological gadgets, sex toys (hehe!) and now...let’s just say these ...more
Feb 16, 2011
Jan 22, 2011
Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)
**spoiler alert** This one, I think, was the most harrowing and painful to read out of all three and I'm so glad it didn't get a happy, happy, happy e ...more
Aug 25, 2010
Dec 09, 2009
Tithe (The Modern Faerie Tales, #1)
Meh. The writing was pretty bad. It plainly said that it was unsure of its audience. One minute it read like it was for 9-year-olds and the next they' ...more
Mar 03, 2011
Dec 09, 2009
Marked (House of Night, #1)
Some of the teen-speak annoyed me as well as the assumptions and judgements about others. I don't remember being that bad as a teenager. Also I feel l ...more
Aug 30, 2009
Sep 01, 2009
Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
**spoiler alert** On starting Catching Fire my first desire was to find out how Gale’s relationship with Katniss would change upon reuniting. I was ve ...more
Nov 28, 2009
Nov 27, 2009
Losing Lila (Lila, #2)
What a crummy sequel. I wish I'd never read it in order to keep the favorable memory of Hunting Lila alive. Losing (my will to live) Lila is the compl ...more
Sep 11, 2012
Jan 19, 2012
City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments, #3)
City of Glass was so much better than the first two books. The first third was blah, the second third the action ramped up, then I got to page 369 - t ...more
Dec 16, 2009
Dec 12, 2009
Evernight (Evernight, #1)
Too little, too late. That's the theme here.

I'd begun to suspect this wasn't a paranormal book when we finally had the revelation of Evernight's statu
Jun 13, 2010
Dec 16, 2009
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