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The White Giraffe (Animal Healer, #1)
Listened to this on audio while driving, and it was a definite upgrade in narrator from the last audio book I listened to. I found the story to be pre ...more
Oct 06, 2010
Oct 14, 2010
There's a lot to love about this book. The characters. The complexity. The painful honesty of the way the characters connect and disconnect with one a ...more
Mar 31, 2011
Apr 04, 2011
I was surprised by how much I like this book (and I strongly recommend the audio book). Usually books about fairies (especially when it's spelled "fae ...more
Nov 30, 2010
Dec 07, 2010
I'm surprised I didn't like this, actually. I really like everything else I've read by Gabrielle Zevin! A lot! Somehow I'd missed this one, and found ...more
Mar 08, 2013
Mar 10, 2013
Matched (Matched, #1)
So yes, this book borrows liberally from other, similar dystopian fare. When we're seeing SO much coming out in this genre, I want to be reading thing ...more
Mar 05, 2011
Mar 05, 2011
It's hard for me to even pin down exactly what I liked so much about this book. I didn't even expect to like it that much, from the jacket description ...more
Nov 06, 2010
Nov 09, 2010
A Brief History of Montmaray (The Montmaray Journals, #1)
I listened to this on audio, and it took me a long time to get into it. By the last half though, I was very engaged, and I'm eager to read the sequel. ...more
Jun 28, 2011
Jun 29, 2011
Cress (The Lunar Chronicles, #3)
Each book in this series has gotten better, as Marissa Meyer gives us solid action and adventure and consistently good characters. Each book introduce ...more
May 18, 2014
May 18, 2014
The Wild Girls
Beautifully crafted story about friendships, families, bravery and writing. I loved the way we saw the main character come into her own over the cours ...more
Dec 04, 2010
Dec 07, 2010
Cleopatra's Moon
Utterly compelling historical fiction. The research Vicky Shecter put in is obvious and she spins a great story as well. Cleopatra Selene (daughter of ...more
Feb 05, 2012
Feb 05, 2012
A Long, Long Sleep (UniCorp #1)
Listened to this one on audio and I kept finding myself disappointed when I would get someplace and have to get out of the car. On Sunday I kept inven ...more
Jan 12, 2012
Jan 13, 2012
I read this when it first came out, but honestly I had forgotten how good it was. Listening to it on audiobook recently was fantastic. I appreciated t ...more
Oct 13, 2012
Oct 14, 2012
The Goose Girl (The Books of Bayern, #1)
I LOVE this book. I read it years ago, and reading Shannon Hale's Princess Academy series reminded me that I should read it again. I actually listened ...more
Sep 26, 2012
Sep 27, 2012
The False Prince (The Ascendance Trilogy, #1)
3.5 stars. This book was slow to start for me, but then, about a third of the way in, I was totally hooked. The day to day happenings were well balanc ...more
Aug 18, 2012
Aug 19, 2012
Does My Head Look Big In This?
Really enjoyable and funny book about a Muslim Australian teenager who decides to wear hijab full time. Plot wise it was a little unfocused, but I lov ...more
Nov 22, 2010
Nov 22, 2010
Zombies Vs. Unicorns
So much fun to listen to. As with any anthology, some stories were better than others, but the overall quality of the writing and the two editors comm ...more
Feb 06, 2011
Feb 13, 2011
Shooting the Moon
Gorgeous Vietnam story, told from the POV of a twelve year old army brat whose brother has just shipped off. Jamie is a terrific, funny and remarkably ...more
Aug 07, 2011
Aug 14, 2011
The Way We Fall (Fallen World, #1)
I ended up liking this book a lot. At first I was really annoyed with the protagonist's inner turmoil, but as a DEADLY VIRUS took over her small islan ...more
Jun 04, 2012
Jun 04, 2012
Pants on Fire
Not my favorite Meg Cabot. Katie's insecurities verged on annoying sometimes and all of the boys, INCLUDING the supposedly great Tommy Sullivan were i ...more
Apr 05, 2012
Apr 08, 2012
Three Quarters Dead
Where did this book come from? I really liked so much of Richard Peck's writing when I was growing up (Blossom Culp anyone?)but this book was whiny an ...more
Jun 03, 2011
Jun 08, 2011
The Girl is Murder (The Girl is Murder, #1)
More like 2.5 stars, as there were some really enjoyable elements, in particular the 1940s homefront setting. But the mystery doesn't work for me, in ...more
Feb 16, 2012
Feb 20, 2012
The Garden of Eve
Some of the plot concepts were intriguing at the outset, but by halfway through they mostly seemed contrived and sentimental. Also, I listened to this ...more
Sep 23, 2010
Sep 26, 2010
City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments, #3)
This isn't my favorite fantasy series, but every time I read one I end up liking it. I listened to this on audio, and it was a great listening choice. ...more
Oct 31, 2011
Nov 06, 2011
(It's a Purl Thing) (Chicks with Sticks, #1)
I like the idea of a book about teen knitters and I really enjoyed that it's set in Chicago by someone who clearly actually knows the city. I liked al ...more
Jul 05, 2011
Jul 08, 2011
Forge (Seeds of America, #2)
Terrifically good and every bit as compelling as Chains, its predecessor. I listened to it on audio while driving and found myself gasping in surprise ...more
Jan 23, 2011
Jan 23, 2011
Fourth Comings (Jessica Darling, #4)
After complaining that book 3 fit too much time into too few pages, book 4 takes place over the course of an action packed week, and incorporates as m ...more
Oct 22, 2010
Oct 31, 2010
The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle, #1)
Totally creepy and compelling and the characters, especially Blue, really grew on me as the story went on. I wanted more answers than were given by th ...more
Nov 14, 2012
Nov 14, 2012
Guardian of the Dead
Karen Healey, I am officially going to read everything you write. While I didn't like this book quite as much as The Shattering, it is another brillia ...more
Jun 17, 2012
Jun 17, 2012
The Boneshaker
This book was a seriously slow starter for me - it took me quite awhile to be engaged in the story. But all of that slow build is worth it, because on ...more
Apr 13, 2013
Apr 14, 2013
Book of a Thousand Days
Shannon Hale is a terrific storyteller. This one didn't engross me as much as her other series, which I love, but it's still a great story and Dashti ...more
Oct 22, 2012
Oct 22, 2012
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