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The Black Moth
3.56
Oh novel, how do I object to thee? Let me count the ways...

1. The title is a phrase that refers to the villian that is mentioned ONLY ONCE over the co
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Nov 19, 2009
Nov 19, 2009
 
The Awakening and The Struggle (The Vampire Diaries, #1-2)
3.66
While this book did come highly recommended from a friend, my reaction, over and over as I was turning the pages, was "seriously? you're not going to. ...more
Feb 02, 2010
Feb 02, 2010
 
Walking in Circles Before Lying Down
3.43
The Blurb: Dawn Tarnauer's life isn't exactly a success story. Already twice divorced, the young Californian is too busy job-hopping to support a care ...more
Mar 28, 2011
Mar 28, 2011
 
When You Reach Me
4.07
Well, I guess it was a good thing I checked this out before it won the Newberry...

Miranda, a New York sixth grader seems to have a pretty normal life
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Jan 26, 2010
Jan 26, 2010
 
Trade Wind
3.97
**spoiler alert** Trade Wind is one of those delightful books that you can tell belongs to another decade, just from the sentence structure and style ...more
Nov 23, 2009
Nov 23, 2009
 
Wild Ride
3.42
**spoiler alert** Did not finish. Spoilers ahead.

In the first several pages, we find out our Female Main Character (FMC) is working at a creepy amusem
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Oct 16, 2010
Oct 17, 2010
 
Taken
3.39
I really need a bookshelf labeled "books so awful I couldn't finish them".

Female main character (FMC), who I didn't care enough about to actually rem
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Aug 30, 2009
Aug 31, 2009
 
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Vol. 2
3.94
**spoiler alert** I was hoping that, as with some of the other graphic novels I've read, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen would get better as it ...more
Jul 19, 2009
Jul 22, 2009
 
Heart's Blood
4.11
Caitrin, a young scribe – and a woman in a man’s profession – is fleeing from her past and ends up at Whistling Tor. The place is old, and cursed, if ...more
Nov 25, 2009
Nov 28, 2009
 
Flirting With Danger (Samantha Jellicoe, #1)
3.95
Samantha Jellicoe, a second-generation theif who happens to be very, very good at her job, finds herself in a lot of trouble after one night's work go ...more
Jan 20, 2010
Jan 20, 2010
 
Night Whispers (Second Opportunities #3)
3.72
Sloan is one of those heroines that, based on the blurb on back of the book, you're pretty sure you're going to hate. She's blonde, gorgeous, has no i ...more
Mar 06, 2010
Mar 06, 2010
 
The Hero and the Crown (Damar, #1)
4.23
Aerin, though daughter of King Arlbeth and First Sol of Damar, has always been overshadowed by the other half of her heritage. "Witchwoman's daughter, ...more
Sep 23, 2010
Sep 27, 2010
 
Calico Palace
4.13
I haven't read a decent historical in... a long time. It was a little difficult to get into the swing of the novel, probably because it had been descr ...more
Nov 10, 2009
Nov 10, 2009
 
This Heart of Mine (Chicago Stars, #5)
4.12
Molly Somerville, sister of Phoebe formerly-Somerville (owner of the Chicago Stars), is a former heiress (she gave away all her money), the creator of ...more
Jun 24, 2010
Jun 24, 2010
 
Only the Good Spy Young (Gallagher Girls, #4)
4.32
I couldn't wait for the fourth Gallagher Girls book to come out. Every time I walked into Barnes and Noble this month, I checked the shelf where it wo ...more
Jun 27, 2010
Jun 27, 2010
 
By the Time You Read This, I'll Be Dead
3.90
I don't tend to gravitate to teen suicide novels, or even bleak teen novels in general, but I picked this one up on the strength of its title and cove ...more
Jun 05, 2010
Jun 05, 2010
 
Dragonhaven
3.31
Jake has lived at Stonehill National Park his whole life. He's only ever known life at the Institute--the tiny little center (complete with lots of an ...more
Aug 30, 2010
Aug 30, 2010
 
City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1)
4.12
**spoiler alert** Clary is a normal 15-year-old with normal friends and a normal mom, who goes to the normal clubs that kids her age hang out at. But ...more
Nov 27, 2009
Nov 28, 2009
 
Death in Berlin
3.85
Many of my complaints about Death in Kashmir could be applied to Berlin as well... and I could add a few more. Something about a helpless heroine, a m ...more
Mar 11, 2010
Mar 11, 2010
 
The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1)
4.18
I can't say that I had high hopes for The Lightning Thief, but I was expecting something mildly entertaining that I could hand a pre-teen without any ...more
May 2011
May 01, 2011
 
Death Is Forever
3.76
Erin Windsor has turned her back on the rest of the world, chosing to live alone in the arctic, taking photographs of the beauty and harsh reality of ...more
Jun 20, 2010
Jun 20, 2010
 
Heist Society (Heist Society, #1)
3.93
"When Katarina Bishop was three, her parents took her on a trip to the Louvre...to case it. For her seventh birthday, Katarina and her Uncle Eddie tra ...more
May 23, 2010
May 22, 2010
 
Shadow of the Moon
4.17
Shadow of the Moon is another of Kaye's sweeping historicals, following the lives of several individuals caught up in the Indian Mutiny of 1857. Winte ...more
Dec 22, 2009
Dec 28, 2009
 
The Blue Castle
4.23
There's something absolutely magical about Lucy Maud Montgomery's books. It's been years since I'd read this particular book, but I still remembered a ...more
Jul 06, 2009
Jul 06, 2009
 
I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You (Gallagher Girls, #1)
3.83
Gallagher Academy for Exceptional Young Women looks like a snobby, elitist prep school. And it is. Except that instead of teaching girls how to conjeg ...more
Aug 05, 2009
Aug 05, 2009
 
Behold, Here's Poison (Inspector Hannasyde, #2)
3.71
The master of the house is dead, and apparently, it's poison. His sister (an obnoxious hypochondriac), sister-in-law (an empty-headed, but good lookin ...more
Aug 18, 2009
Aug 18, 2009
 
Death in Kashmir: A Mystery
3.92
Now, I'm a huge M.M. Kaye fan, and absolutely loved her Death in Cyprus, so I went into this book with pretty high expectations. Unfortunately, they w ...more
Mar 09, 2010
Mar 09, 2010
 
The Rest Falls Away (The Gardella Vampire Hunters: Victoria, #1)
3.71
In every generation, one of the Gardella family is chosen to rise above mere humanity and become something more. Barely a week before her debut as one ...more
Jan 11, 2010
Jan 11, 2010
 
Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)
4.03
**spoiler alert** Picking up where Catching Fire left off, the third and final Hunger Games book follows Katniss and the few survivors of District 12 ...more
Aug 28, 2010
Aug 28, 2010
 
Midnight Pearls: A Retelling of "The Little Mermaid" (Once Upon a Time Fairytales)
3.70
During a storm, a fisherman pulls up a little girl in his net instead of fish. She's odd, with too-long legs, nearly translucent skin, and white hair. ...more
Sep 13, 2009
Sep 14, 2009
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