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Origin (Corpus, #1)
Originally reviewed on A Reader of Fictions.

You guys, I have been so excited to read Origin. Unfortunately, just because I think a book sounds awesome
Aug 05, 2012
Apr 04, 2012
Of Poseidon (The Syrena Legacy, #1)
Originally posted here.

I really, really would like to find a mermaid book that I like a lot, but that search will be continuing. Of Poseidon is a book
May 27, 2012
Mar 02, 2012
Drowning Instinct
Whoa. What an incredibly dark and well-done novel. I have absolutely no doubt that Ilsa J. Bick will come to be recognized alongside authors like Laur ...more
Jan 29, 2012
Jan 29, 2012
The Girl of Fire and Thorns (Fire and Thorns #1)
I have always loved rereading, and with my memory it's both a necessity (if I want to remember any details of my favorite books) and a pleasure. Even ...more
Oct 14, 2012
Sep 27, 2011
The Darkest Minds (The Darkest Minds, #1)
For whatever reason this book just did not work for me. All of my reviewer friends with similar taste enjoyed it a lot, like Great Imaginations, Cuddl ...more
Jan 04, 2013
Feb 28, 2012
Midnight in Austenland (Austenland, #2)
In Austenland, Hale played with the characters of Pride and Prejudice, a rather obvious place to start, what with P&P's popularity. Honestly, I wa ...more
Feb 04, 2012
Feb 03, 2012
Scarlet (Scarlet, #1)
Update: Scarlet is even better the second time through. Just saying.

Jan 10, 2014
Feb 07, 2012
Being Sloane Jacobs
Actual rating: 4.5 stars

Lauren Morrill is awesome. I’m privileged to know her IRL as well as through her deliciously fluffy novels. So, yeah, that’s a
Dec 30, 2013
Oct 26, 2012
Feed (Newsflesh Trilogy, #1)
2015 Reread: Feed's even more emotional the second time around. I sobbed near the end. So yeah.

Jan 27, 2015
Jun 06, 2011
Middle school sucked for me. You may think I'm exaggerating, but I'm really not. During the entirety of middle school, I never had any real friends. I ...more
Feb 09, 2012
Feb 09, 2012
Geeks, Girls and Secret Identities
As a huge fan of superhero stories, I could not resist Mike Jung's debut novel, Geeks, Girls, and Secret Identities. Yet again, my instincts for middl ...more
Dec 27, 2012
Jul 10, 2012
Meant to Be
OMG, you guys, pardon me while I flail freaking everywhere over how incredibly hilarious and wonderful and perfect for me this book is! Ahhhhh! There ...more
Nov 02, 2012
Mar 20, 2012
Tessa Masterson Will Go to Prom
Last year, I read Notes from the Blender by Brendan Halpin and Trish Cook. It was completely adorable, with excellent teen characters and touching on ...more
Mar 2012
Feb 28, 2012
Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1)
Originally posted here.

Guys! This book was SO perfect for me. Like, seriously, how did I not read this sooner, because it is made of awesomeness. Beli
Jul 29, 2012
Mar 13, 2012
From the summary and the seriously creepy cover, I expected Double to be a thrilling, action-adventure ride. In fact, it's not. There is mystery and s ...more
Feb 13, 2012
Feb 12, 2012
Scent of Magic (Healer, #2)
Touch of Power ranked among my very favorite books I read last year. Needless to say, I wanted Scent of Magic like my cat wants deli meat. With such h ...more
Nov 14, 2012
May 03, 2012
Croak (Croak, #1)
Damico has a really interesting writing style; she definitely has a cadence of her own. She also puts a unique spin on things. For example, due to Lex ...more
Mar 18, 2012
Mar 02, 2012
Ready Player One
One of the main themes of the book, yet again unsurprisingly, is the question of whether life in the OASIS is really living. Cline seems to come down ...more
Aug 17, 2011
Aug 10, 2011
Glitch (Glitch, #1)
Originally reviewed on A Reader of Fictions.

Going into this, I had already seen the negative reviews rolling in from trusted sources. I am really grat
Aug 06, 2012
Feb 28, 2012
Shadow and Bone (The Grisha, #1)
View all of my reviews here.

I love epic fantasy and I also love Russian things. While not set in the real Russia, Shadow and Bone's setting is very Ru
Jun 10, 2012
Mar 02, 2012
The Loners (Quarantine, #1)
Originally reviewed on A Reader of Fictions.

I've been through a couple of these kids-trapped-in-a-building-without-adult-supervision books already thi
Aug 09, 2012
Apr 09, 2012
Beta (Annex, #1)
Originally reviewed on A Reader of Fictions.

Before I got to read this one, I saw a few non-flattering reviews roll in, so I was on my guard, prepared
Aug 21, 2012
Feb 28, 2012
Pilgrims Don't Wear Pink (Pilgrims, #1)
Initially, I thought this sounded awesome. I mean, the heroine loves Jane Austen and history. That's totally exactly like me, right? How can this not ...more
Apr 28, 2012
Mar 02, 2012
Seraphina (Seraphina, #1)
The review's up on the blog here.

Getting through this book took me a while, only because of the life stuff. I could have read this in one intense sit
Feb 2015
Mar 02, 2012
Something Like Normal
Originally posted here.

There are some subjects that I avoid like the plague, and current politics tops the list. A subset of that is anything about th
Jul 09, 2012
Mar 02, 2012
Starters (Starters, #1)
Obviously, I was looking forward to Starters, because it includes the magic word in its description: dystopia. However, I wasn't nearly as pumped abou ...more
Mar 16, 2012
Feb 28, 2012
The Diviner's Tale
A lot of interesting and dramatic stuff happens in this book. Which is why it's amazing how incredibly boring it managed to be. I had to force myself ...more
Dec 12, 2010
Nov 28, 2010
Eve (Eve, #1)
Undoubtedly, the most terrifying dystopias for me personally are the ones that involve the role of women in society after a calamity. Eve falls in wit ...more
Oct 09, 2011
Apr 25, 2011
Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1)
First of all, I need to state clearly for the record that this was a totally stellar read. It reminded me quite a bit of A Long, Long Sleep by Anna Sh ...more
Dec 20, 2011
Dec 05, 2011
Code Name Verity (Code Name Verity, #1)
Originally posted here.

Getting in to Code Name Verity took me a long time, perhaps 80 pages. In fact, I nearly DNFed this one, since I have plenty eno
May 19, 2012
Mar 02, 2012
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