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The Fault in Our Stars
*4.5 stars*

Beautiful, powerful, and funny even when it's heartbreaking. Such an amazing combination. I really love the characters, especially Hazel, t
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Jan 15, 2012
The Penderwicks in Spring (The Penderwicks #4)
I love this series, and I loved almost everything about this book. It is so beautifully written, I sank right into it in the first couple of pages and ...more
May 02, 2015
Jul 11, 2014
The Whole Story of Half a Girl
*4.5 stars*

Oh, I loved this book. Have you ever read a kids' book that started out being just a story, but then not only became real to you as you rea
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Aug 24, 2011
Binny in Secret
I loved this book so very much that when I finished reading it, I actually wanted to just hug it against my chest in gratitude. I read it during a wee ...more
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May 18, 2015
Real Murders (Aurora Teagarden Mysteries #1)
*4.5 stars*

I don't often read mysteries nowadays, but I loved the narrator's voice so much, it sucked me right in. I love librarian Aurora Teagarden,
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Apr 11, 2012
The Firebird (Slains, #2)
Ohhhhh, I loved this book. As always with Susanna Kearsley's novels, The Firebird is deeply romantic and filled with rich, fascinating history. This t ...more
Jan 12, 2013
Dec 28, 2012
The Enchanted April
Joyful, funny and delicious. 4 women escape from a rainy English April to a castle in Italy for a month - and I can't believe it took me so long to di ...more
Nov 05, 2013
Nov 03, 2013
Someone Else's Fairytale (Someone Else's Fairytale, #1)
*4.5 stars*

The first time I tried to read this, I bounced off the writing style in the first few chapters and gave up. That was SUCH a mistake! When I
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Nov 11, 2013
The Blackmail Blend (Café La Femme, #1.5)
The Cafe la Femme series is my favorite mystery series right now - really cozy in the best way, funny, quirky, charming and delightful, with fabulous ...more
Jun 18, 2015
Jun 15, 2015
The Day Louis Got Eaten
If you have a six-year-old in your life, you should really get this book! My six-year-old son ADORES it, and my husband and I love it, too. It's funny ...more
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Dec 21, 2014
Jessie Hearts NYC (Hearts Series, #1)
*4.5 stars*

A totally sweet, charming love letter to New York City and all the NYC-set rom-coms. It took me a few chapters to adjust to the writing sty
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Jul 16, 2011
Signal to Noise
Review to be posted at Urban Fantasy Magazine in a month or two!
Jan 18, 2015
Jan 06, 2015
Ms. Marvel, Vol. 1: No Normal
Really fun, and I loved the humor worked in throughout, as well as the balance between real-life teen issues and superhero adventure. Also, I loved th ...more
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Jul 07, 2014
The Baking Life of Amelie Day
This was a five-star book for me up until the ending, which I didn't love. However, I really did love everything until then, particularly the voice. A ...more
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Aug 29, 2014
The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher
I absolutely adored this book, to the point where, when I came to the end, I refused to read the acknowledgments - I couldn't stand the reminder that ...more
Sep 2014
Jun 14, 2014
Love in Darkness (Shattered Castles, #2)
REALLY intense and powerful. I read it all this afternoon, really devouring it.

Alex Katsumoto grew up as the caretaker for his schizophrenic mom, so h
Apr 24, 2013
Jan 02, 2013
Black Dog
Aaaaahhhhh I loved this book so much! I always enjoy good werewolf stories - but this really was a step beyond, with characters I absolutely adored an ...more
Feb 15, 2014
Nov 01, 2013
Coming Home
A perfect big, fat book for sinking into during grey winter days. The first two hundred pages didn't have a lot of drama, but somehow they felt comple ...more
Nov 25, 2012
Nov 20, 2012
The Best of all Possible Worlds
Absolutely wonderful - the first adult science fiction novel in years that I've really, truly loved. The Best of All Possible Worlds has an intense se ...more
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Feb 07, 2013
Space Hostages
I really, REALLY enjoyed the first book in this series - but this one, I absolutely *LOVED.* It's just wickedly smart and funny and awesome, from the ...more
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Jul 18, 2015
Perfectly Ella (Strawberry Sisters, #1)
This book was a fantastic start to a series that I will DEFINITELY be following - if Book 2 were already up for pre-order, I would have pre-ordered it ...more
Apr 24, 2015
Apr 22, 2015
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet
Reading this book felt like getting to hang out with a bunch of great friends while exploring a fabulous, fascinating universe. There wasn't a lot of ...more
May 16, 2015
May 10, 2015
All for You (Paris Hearts, #1)
I was incredibly lucky because I got to read a pre-published draft of this book, and oh, it is so much fun. Célie is such a fabulous heroine, and the ...more
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Mar 25, 2015
After Iris (The Diaries of Bluebell Gadsby, #1)
Such a lovely, bittersweet, wonderful book! After Iris is about a big, quirky family trying hard to rebuild itself after a tragedy. Written in a lovel ...more
Apr 26, 2013
Apr 24, 2013
I loved this book so, so much! Music and mystery, international adventure and a touch of are going to eat this up. I read it as an e-gall ...more
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Jul 22, 2010
A Desperate Fortune
Susanna Kearsley is one of my favorite authors in the world, so I was really excited to get an e-ARC of her new book to review. While I didn't end up ...more
Mar 09, 2015
Mar 22, 2014
Pea's Book of Best Friends
Pea and her sisters Clover and Tinkerbell are moving from their tiny, mold-ridden flat in Tenby, Wales, all the way to a beautiful new house in London ...more
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Apr 14, 2012
The Center of Everything
The Center of Everything is a short book, but oh, it is really beautiful. Set in one day - the day of the big parade, the day that the whole town come ...more
Jan 26, 2013
Jan 09, 2013
Mystic and Rider (Twelve Houses, #1)
Shinn does a really interesting thing with the romance in this fantasy novel. For once, it's the heroine who's the mysterious, frighteningly powerful ...more
Jan 22, 2014
May 09, 2012
Castle Hangnail
Totally adorable and just a little bit wicked, this book was my favorite MG fantasy in a long time. I looooove 12-year-old Molly, who's decided to be ...more
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Apr 07, 2015