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The Hot Zone: The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus
4.07
Oh, my. What a terrifying book.

The Hot Zone documents the journey of filoviruses in the human race. Specifically, this book documents the time when Eb
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Jun 24, 2012
Jun 01, 2012
 
Insurgent (Divergent, #2)
4.13
Ahem. Excuse my brief rant.

HOLY BANANAS THAT WAS SO FLIPPIN' GOOD WHY CAN'T THE THIRD BOOK JUST COME OUT ALREADY?!!

Ahem. It's time to get serious.

I do
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May 04, 2012
Mar 27, 2012
 
That Book about Harvard: Surviving the World's Most Famous University, One Embarrassment at a Time
3.58
What happens behind the fated gates of Harvard? More mishaps than you might think. That Book About Harvard is about one guy's misadventures through hi ...more
Jun 24, 2012
Jun 14, 2012
 
It's Not Summer Without You (Summer, #2)
4.19
This summer book is nostalgic. It speaks to your heart of hearts. But it's tough in that "life goes on" kind of way. Summer doesn't last forever. Mome ...more
Apr 2012
Apr 02, 2012
 
The Fault in Our Stars
4.38
There were lots of points in The Fault in Our Stars; but to me, at least, there is one scene that really addressed the feeling I get when I start gett ...more
Mar 03, 2012
Mar 03, 2012
 
Divergent (Divergent, #1)
4.31
There is no war in Veronica Roth's dystopian Chicago. This is because of the five factions who devote their lives to one of five virtues: Candor (the ...more
Jan 31, 2012
Jan 30, 2012
 
Free Four: Tobias Tells the Divergent Knife-Throwing Scene (Divergent, #1.5)
4.21
Okay, fine. Short little teaser-like flipped POV chapters don't really count for much, but I'm just so hyped up on everything Veronica Roth that I don ...more
May 03, 2012
May 03, 2012
 
Pandemonium (Delirium, #2)
4.11
Lauren Oliver has to write some of the worst cliffhangers ever (They're almost as bad as Cassandra Clare's). Most people were scratching their heads a ...more
May 20, 2012
May 19, 2012
 
I Hunt Killers (Jasper Dent, #1)
4.00
Jasper Dent's father is the world's most notorious serial killer. Jasper Dent was brought up by his dad. Jasper Dent had a messed up childhood. He des ...more
Apr 09, 2012
Apr 08, 2012
 
Under the Never Sky (Under the Never Sky, #1)
4.03
Dystopia is taking over the universe. Or at least it’s taking over the book-verse. Let’s face it: the world today has an unsatiable need for stories a ...more
Jun 30, 2012
Jun 28, 2012
 
A Midsummer Night's Dream
3.93
This is a nice little play we read for English, so I think that my review of it is probably very different from a review I would give if I read it on ...more
May 2012
Apr 18, 2012
 
The Dog Walker
2.90
"Hope is the thing with feathers," Emily Dickinson once wrote. In The Dog Walker, Corwyn Alvarez tells us, with resounding clarity, that "Love is the ...more
Apr 06, 2012
Mar 17, 2012
 
Nevermore (Nevermore, #1)
3.90
Nevermore is like a strange YA horror flick: a cheerleader and a goth fall in love and face off evil Poe-inspired dream spirits. Kind of a creepy plot ...more
May 2012
Apr 29, 2012
 
Out of the Easy
4.06
Brilliant and heartbreaking and so much more alive than any other book I've read.

A web of intrigue so far removed from the normalities of historical
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Apr 26, 2014
Apr 16, 2014
 
The Sea of Tranquility
4.42
The best way I can describe this book at this time in the evening is like watching one of those movies that restore your faith in humanity even though ...more
Oct 05, 2013
Jan 27, 2013
 
Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything (Freakonomics, #1)
3.89
Why do people get what they want? The answer lies in economics. In fact, the sole purpose of economics is to answer that single question. Freakonomics ...more
Jan 24, 2012
Jan 17, 2012
 
Blood Red Road (Dust Lands, #1)
3.97
Trekking across desert. Kidnappings and cage fighting in large cities. A rescue mission to find a lost twin. One can find all this (and more) in Blood ...more
May 07, 2012
Mar 17, 2012
 
Try Not to Breathe
3.69
And, you know, suicide. How do you explain it when it is so unexplainable? It's a tricky business, but Jennifer Hubbard is pretty good at it.

There wa
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Apr 29, 2012
Apr 27, 2012
 
Between Shades of Gray
4.33
It is 1941. Lina is a well-to-do Lithuanian girl. One night, the NKVD (later known as the KGB) storm into Lina's home. Lina, her mother, and her eleve ...more
Feb 18, 2012
Feb 16, 2012
 
Looking for Alaska
4.16
You know what? Screw the review. This is a life-changing book.
It was an indulgence, learning last words. Other people had chocolate; I had dying decl
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Apr 26, 2012
Apr 22, 2012
 
How to Lead a Life of Crime
3.94
If this were a movie, I'd be the one oohing and ahhing over what I call the "pretty" of the film - the setting, the colors, the flashy lights and comp ...more
Jun 04, 2014
Jun 04, 2014
 
Torn (Trylle, #2)
4.04
I can't say that I'd recommend this series to anyone, unless they were really bored. The truth is that I'm a bit snobbish and the book didn't suit my ...more
Mar 22, 2012
Mar 22, 2012
 
The Mockingbirds (The Mockingbirds, #1)
3.81
What would you do to right a wrong? Alex Patrick turns to her fellow students. She has reason to believe that she's been date-raped. Searching for jus ...more
Feb 12, 2012
Feb 11, 2012
 
Wither (The Chemical Garden, #1)
3.83
In the urban ruins of Wither, the human population is dying out. Genetic engineering has rendered humans as ticking time bombs: Girls only live to twe ...more
Mar 16, 2012
Mar 16, 2012
 
Long May She Reign (The President's Daughter, #4)
4.13
This book sure is hefty. 700 flipping pages is enough to fend off a sizable assailant, in my opinion.

The main thing to get about Ellen Emerson White,
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Jan 20, 2013
Jan 20, 2013
 
The Dragon Heir (The Heir Chronicles, #3)
4.14
I don't really lnow what I was hoping for in the last installment of this trilogy, but what I got was the same, same, same (not a bad thing). A teensy ...more
Apr 02, 2012
Apr 02, 2012
 
I Spy DIY Style: Find Fashion You Love and Do It Yourself
3.30
Guilty guilty guilty guilty pleasure. Seriously. I'm addicted to fashion blog stuff. The pictures are just so darn pretty. What can I say? I'm a sucke ...more
Jul 2012
Jul 01, 2012
 
(It's a Purl Thing) (Chicks with Sticks, #1)
3.56
Let me tell you something: for me, yarn became less of an old-granny thing and more of a crafty-type thing a long time ago. I fondly remember the firs ...more
Jan 29, 2012
Jan 28, 2012
 
Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist
3.75
Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist is a real quickie - it only took me an hour or two. However, it kept me up way past midnight, so I think I have t ...more
Feb 26, 2012
Feb 26, 2012
 
Variant (Variant, #1)
3.92
At Maxfield Academy, the choices are:
Society
Havoc
Variant


Benson must join one in order to survive.

But he is determined to escape.

And he can trust only
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Mar 18, 2012
Mar 17, 2012
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