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Incarnate (Newsoul, #1)
Incarnate deserves to be placed alongside His Dark Materials and The Lord of the Rings as one of the most inventive examples of world-building ever se...more
Nov 02, 2010
Jul 19, 2010
Divergent (Divergent, #1)
One of the reasons I love dystopian fiction (and film) is the immense potential it has to make its readers question the nature of society and the huma...more
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Jul 07, 2010
Phoenix Overture (Newsoul, #2.5)
WARNING: This review contains massive spoilers for ASUNDER.

One of the nice things about having writer friends is that you sometimes get to read their...more
Sep 04, 2013
Jul 26, 2013
Trust in Me (Wait for You, #1.5)
Holy Cam...
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Aug 11, 2013
The Body Finder (The Body Finder, #1)
I absolutely devoured this book. I loved the premise and Violet's ability to sense the dead (especially the concept of echoes and imprints). The tensi...more
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Jul 10, 2011
This Dark Endeavor
Warning: This review contains major spoilers.

This Dark Endeavour was an interesting prequel take on Frankenstein filled with secret rooms, creepy cav...more
Dec 26, 2011
Dec 25, 2011
Asunder (Newsoul, #2)
Incarnate was a compelling glimpse into a newsoul struggling to understand her existence in a world where humans were perpetually reincarnated. In Asu...more
Nov 25, 2012
Nov 22, 2012
I finally picked SPIN up last week and it’s been a total time sucker. In the best possible way.

Other than sharing a nickname, I have absolutely nothin...more
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Jun 14, 2010
Romeo and Juliet and Vampires
**spoiler alert** Being a fan of things like Snow White: A Tale of Terror, I thought R&J&V was a good, fun read with some very nice twists. I...more
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Nov 28, 2010
No matter how old I get, part of me will always be six-years old, sitting cross-legged on a hideous orange carpet, watching Shelly Duvall’s Faerie Tal...more
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Aug 11, 2011
The Dead-Tossed Waves (The Forest of Hands and Teeth, #2)
While the world Mary inhabited in The Forrest of Hands and Teeth had a distinct dystopian aspect, the world Gabry lives in is full throttle post-apoca...more
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Jul 26, 2011
The Night Circus
The Night Circus is a book for people who long to wrap themselves in beautiful prose, skip through time as though it were a deck of cards in constant...more
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Nov 07, 2011
Wait for You (Wait for You, #1)
Helloooooo Cam. You are the kind of romantic lead the world needs more of.

(This title is NA and not YA)
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Mar 30, 2013
Eleanor and Park
Like heartaches and patchwork quilts and lyrics puzzled out in the dark.
Apr 28, 2013
Apr 23, 2013
Glimmerglass (Faeriewalker, #1)
Only complete exhaustion had me putting it down (at 2:30 AM!) last night. It was nice to see a really well developed female friend (Kimber) to balance...more
Sep 26, 2010
Sep 24, 2010
A Thousand Lives: The Untold Story of Hope, Deception, and Survival at Jonestown
Completely heartbreaking and terrifying. The book follows several Jonestown survivors and paints a compelling picture of how and why they were initial...more
Sep 03, 2013
Sep 01, 2013
Storm Front (The Dresden Files #1)
So I know this is going to sound crazy silly, but I really want to believe that the naming of Bob was an obscure reference to The Curse of Monkey Isla...more
Sep 19, 2010
Sep 17, 2010
Imaginary Girls
Confession: I bought Imaginary Girls on release day, loved the first few chapters, and then promptly lost the book. Three days ago, I finally accepted...more
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May 07, 2011
Banished (Banished, #1)
Gritty and thrilling with a heroine who has every reason to be bitter but who refuses to be defined by her life or her past. I absolutely adored the M...more
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Dec 24, 2011
Hex Hall (Hex Hall, #1)
Loved the world building. Loved the main character--who managed to be both sarcastic AND likable which is so not easy--and loved the supporting charac...more
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Jul 08, 2011
Delirium (Delirium, #1)
Interesting characters and great prose. I thought some interesting parallels could be drawn between the "cure" in this book and the early days/accepta...more
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Jun 12, 2011
The Replacement
This books needs to be a movie. Preferably directed by Guillermo del Toro. The world Yovanoff created was so visual and tactile that it practically be...more
Jan 15, 2011
Jan 14, 2011
The Forest of Hands and Teeth (The Forest of Hands and Teeth, #1)
A perfect blend of a creepy dystopian village and a post-apocalyptic (ZOMBIE!) world. I really loved it and am kicking myself for not having read it s...more
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Jul 06, 2011
Like Mandarin
I think the best books--like the best songs--are all a bit lonely. They slip under your skin and, somehow, manage to make you feel connected and adrif...more
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Jul 19, 2010
Fall for Anything
I could tell you how the first two sentences grabbed me or how by the second chapter I was a goner. I could tell you how I stayed up until 3:30AM read...more
Dec 25, 2010
Jul 21, 2010
Come See About Me
A wonderfully written, honest, and raw portrayal of a girl slowly putting her life back together after a catastrophic loss. C.K. Kelly Martin doesn't...more
Aug 16, 2013
Aug 12, 2013
The Chocolate War (Chocolate War, #1)
**spoiler alert** The Chocolate War is not an easy book. It knows that a group of boys don't need to crash land on a deserted island to become a group...more
Sep 26, 2011
Sep 25, 2011
I was a little hesitant about picking up this book, but I'm really glad I did. So much of what I understood to be the motivations and events surroundi...more
Aug 06, 2010
Aug 01, 2010
Witch Eyes (Witch Eyes, #1)
Some writers are so adept at spinning a lush, evocative setting that you can’t help but want to stroll the streets and neighbourhoods where their stor...more
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Jun 06, 2010
City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments, #2)
The delightful snark of City of Bones is still there but with a slightly more serious edge. Love that the focus has expanded beyond Clary so that we g...more
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Nov 27, 2010
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