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This Perfect Day
4.05
I am not the type of person who rereads books. In fact, I never reread books. Except this one. I pick it up every couple of years. This is A Brave New ...more
not set
Jan 25, 2008
 
Liar
3.32
First off, after reading the book, the cover bothers the crap out of me. That girl looks nothing like Micah, not her hair or her skin color.

With most
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Jul 21, 2009
Jul 20, 2009
 
Spud (Spud, #1)
4.04
This book has been number one on the bestseller list in South Africa for the last couple of years. Now it is number two, only because the its sequel i ...more
Sep 2007
Sep 10, 2007
 
All About Braising: The Art of Uncomplicated Cooking
4.14
This is my favorite cookbook ever. If you don't have this cookbook, you need to run out and buy it now. It is perfect for the cold weather we are havi ...more
not set
Jan 22, 2008
 
The Everafter War (The Sisters Grimm, #7)
4.31
It's no secret that I have been a huge fan of this series ever since it came out a couple of years ago, but I must say that this new one is my favorit ...more
Apr 24, 2009
Apr 17, 2009
 
Thirteen Reasons Why
4.06
This was one the first books I read when my stack of fall galleys started coming in. The premise of this book immediately caught my eye, although I wa ...more
May 2007
Jul 27, 2007
 
The Likeness (Dublin Murder Squad, #2)
4.04
Those expecting a direct sequel to In the Woods will be disappointed. But I think the end of In the Woods pretty much kills the chance of a "direct" s ...more
Aug 31, 2008
Aug 31, 2008
 
A Crooked Kind of Perfect
3.86
This is not necessarily the type of book I would normally pick up, but the author is a former children's bookseller. That right there peaked my intere ...more
Sep 2007
Sep 27, 2007
 
Sweethearts
3.64
**spoiler alert** I know that everyone really loved Story of a Girl, but I didn't. I found the story whiny, and the main character unsympathetic. But ...more
Jan 2008
Jan 22, 2008
 
The Patron Saint of Butterflies
3.85
This is a really interesting inside look at religious communes, especially given what is going on in the world right now. Thought provoking, without b ...more
May 16, 2008
May 14, 2008
 
Breathe My Name
3.78
A haunting portrayal of what it is to live with a truly terrible event. The main character's mother killed her sisters and tried to kill her when she ...more
Aug 2007
Sep 10, 2007
 
Skin Hunger (A Resurrection of Magic, #1)
3.76
This is a beautifully written and constructed fantasy that takes a clever twist on the world of magic. Her take on magic reminds me of the world of ma ...more
Nov 2007
Oct 17, 2007
 
Remembering Raquel
3.36
I liked this book just fine, until, suddenly, it just ended. Just like that night. It was going along just fine . . . and then it was over. No resolut ...more
Feb 18, 2008
Feb 12, 2008
 
Black Out
3.69
Told in alternating chapters of the past and the present, we slowly begin to realize that all is not well with Annie/Ophelia. Given her mental status, ...more
May 31, 2009
May 11, 2009
 
Gone (Gone, #1)
3.86
Oh, this was really good. For a 500-page book, this was a really fast read. The first in a new 6-book series, this is a story about what happens when ...more
Jun 04, 2008
Jun 05, 2008
 
Gregor the Overlander (Underland Chronicles, #1)
3.97
I have known about this series for years, but I never had the time to start it. After reading Hunger Games, the first book in Collins' new trilogy, I ...more
Mar 07, 2009
Mar 05, 2009
 
The Adoration of Jenna Fox (Jenna Fox Chronicles, #1)
3.72
I had high hopes for this novel based on its unique premise and the several wonderful reviews of it that I had read. It was good, but not as good as I ...more
Apr 2008
Mar 28, 2008
 
Beautiful Creatures (Caster Chronicles, #1)
3.76
The ending just ruined it for me. Maybe it's my fault. I approached this book as a stand-alone title. I don't remember hearing any buzz about it being ...more
Jul 17, 2009
Jul 11, 2009
 
Heck: Where the Bad Kids Go
3.41
I really liked the premise of this book--when you die and are a kid, rather than going straight to Hell, you get a chance in Heck--but it just didn't ...more
Sep 03, 2008
Aug 31, 2008
 
The Chosen One
3.85
This was a tough book to read given the subject matter. Kyra is a member of The Chosen Ones, a religious group that lives in an enclosed community whe ...more
Jun 21, 2009
Jun 10, 2009
 
Death's Daughter (Calliope Reaper-Jones, #1)
3.21
I generally love books that personify Death. Calliope Reaper-Jones is the daughter of Death, yet she wants absolutely nothing to do with the family bu ...more
Jun 22, 2009
Jun 10, 2009
 
Need (Need, #1)
3.72
Not bad. Not great, but not bad. For those of you who have read the Sookie Stackhouse novels or seen the TV show Trueblood, Nick's predicament will no ...more
Apr 29, 2009
Apr 29, 2009
 
The Poison Apples
3.41
I had read several rave reviews of this book, so I really couldn't wait to get my hands on it. Unfortunately, it didn't deliver. While the beginning w ...more
Oct 2007
Sep 27, 2007
 
Tales From the Hood (The Sisters Grimm, #6)
4.28
**spoiler alert** Another excellent book in an excellent series. While this book didn't really help us learn much more about The Scarlet Hand, the rev ...more
May 11, 2008
May 14, 2008
 
Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #1)
3.79
Fans of the Twilight series will love this book. Those who did not like the Twilight series, and I am one of them, will like it too. Grace, the female ...more
Aug 05, 2009
Aug 05, 2009
 
Crazy Beautiful
3.36
Modern re-telling of Beauty and the Beast. Lucius has turned himself into a beast by blowing off his hands during a chemistry experiment. Instead of c ...more
not set
Aug 15, 2009
 
Breathing Underwater (Breathing Underwater, #1)
3.92
I would have given this 5 stars, except that the ending was a little too neat for my taste, especially given the subject matter. This book is about a ...more
Jun 03, 2009
Jun 01, 2009
 
The Fairy-Tale Detectives (The Sisters Grimm, #1)
3.98
This is the start to a fantastic new series that incorporates tons of elements from different fairy tales. These two little sisters realize that they ...more
not set
May 29, 2009
 
The Forest of Hands and Teeth (The Forest of Hands and Teeth, #1)
3.60
It sounds a little weird to say, but I would call this a beautifully written zombie story. This is not your mass market zombie fiction. The prose is t ...more
Apr 05, 2009
Apr 01, 2009
 
When You Reach Me
4.07
I really wish I could give this book 4.5 stars. I really enjoyed it. I don't want to say too much about it because the element of surprise is part of ...more
Aug 16, 2009
Aug 15, 2009
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