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The Last Chinese Chef
This is an amazing book and one of the best books I've read all year.

As someone who has limited cooking skills and who is even less adventurous with
Jun 2007
Aug 24, 2007
Textual Healing
I received a free copy from the author, Eric Smith. Review copies of books are great - except there's always that fear that you're going to get a book ...more
Jun 12, 2011
Jun 13, 2011
The Thorn and the Blossom
This is a love story - the story of Evelyn and Brendan. I really enjoyed this book - the format is something I think a lot of people will be talking a ...more
Jan 05, 2012
Jan 05, 2012
Angelopolis (Angelology, #2)
I read an except this morning of Angelopolis...loved it! I read Angelology last year and immediately wanted more, and had successfully tamped down my ...more
Apr 30, 2013
May 30, 2011
The Night Circus
"You may tell a tale that takes up residence in someone's soul, becomes their blood and self and purpose. That tale will move them and drive them and ...more
Aug 30, 2011
Jul 14, 2011
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: The Graphic Novel
When I was a kid, I was lucky enough to stumble upon a huge stash of comic books that belonged to my father and I developed a life-long love for comic ...more
Oct 05, 2011
Jul 24, 2011
I love this book. Joe Hill is great at giving you a huge book and at some point I think "Where's he going with this? How can he keep this up?" and yet ...more
Jun 02, 2013
Apr 08, 2013
Party is told from the point of view of eleven different teenagers, all attending the same end of year party. Each chapter has bits from the others, o ...more
Mar 15, 2013
Mar 08, 2013
The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle, #1)
I love this book.

I love the characters. I love the story. I love the setting. I love pretty much every idea in it. Maggie Stiefvator writes brilliantl
Sep 28, 2012
Sep 14, 2012
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
I read an excerpt of this book in Vogue and instantly wanted to read it. Truthfully, I'm more of a fiction fan, but something about the desperation of ...more
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May 01, 2012
Dead Until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse, #1)
I can't believe it....but I like it better than Twilight. I watched the True Blood marathon this past weekend (for the first time) and read this in le ...more
Sep 15, 2009
Sep 15, 2009
New Moon (Twilight, #2)
This is the second book in the Twilight series. I loved Twilight and I was anxious to read this one.

I did have a hard time with the fact that Bella an
Aug 2006
Aug 23, 2007
Daughter of Smoke & Bone (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #1)
I read Laini Taylor's short story "Gentlemen Send Phantoms" in Foretold (Carrie Ryan, ed) and really liked it, so I picked up Daughter of Smoke and Bo ...more
Nov 11, 2012
Nov 05, 2012
Horrid Henry's Monster Movie
Horrid Henry books are funny - we discovered Henry on a trip to England, so we love to read him with his English accent, which makes us laugh and make ...more
Nov 2012
Nov 28, 2012
Heart-Shaped Box
This book is great - suspenseful and hard to put down. Judas Coyne is an aging rock star with a taste for collecting bizarre objects. He buys a suit t ...more
Feb 2007
Aug 23, 2007
Horrid Henry And The Zombie Vampire
Horrid Henry is so horrid, and that's why my boys love him. He makes us laugh...and it's funny when the 5-year old and the 10-year old both want to li ...more
Dec 13, 2012
Dec 14, 2012
A Feast for Crows (A Song of Ice and Fire, #4)
I loved Storm of Swords and during a lot of this book I kept thinking "Where are all the characters I love?" I changed my mind after I read it all, th ...more
May 10, 2013
Jun 24, 2011
Extras (Uglies, #4)
**spoiler alert** I enjoyed reading the other three books in this series. This one started out really well, I was hooked all through the Sly Girls sec ...more
Jul 12, 2009
Jul 12, 2009
Dead Reckoning (Sookie Stackhouse, #11)
**spoiler alert** I am giving this four stars because of my love for the series...but I fear that chinks are showing in the armor of my love for Sooki ...more
Jun 04, 2011
Jun 04, 2011
Gig Posters Volume 2
I was lucky enough to recently receive a review copy of Quirk Books' Gig Posters Volume 2 by Clay Hayes. What an awesome book! It's huge, first of all ...more
Dec 07, 2011
Dec 07, 2011
Overbite (Insatiable, #2)
Meena Harper is back in a story with more twists and turns than you can shake a stake at.

I definitely recommend reading Insatiable before Overbite - m
Jul 14, 2011
Jul 15, 2011
The Golem and the Jinni
I actually give this 4.5 stars but I didn't know whether to round up or down.

This book reminds me in all the best ways of two of my favorites: The Nig
Apr 28, 2014
Aug 05, 2013
20th Century Ghosts
At first I thought this book seemed a little "much" for me...I think I've been reading kids books for so long for my boys I'm a bit out of touch with ...more
Nov 2007
Nov 05, 2007
Insatiable (Insatiable, #1)
I really liked this book. I liked Meena, I liked Lucien, I liked Alaric (though not at first, because, really? Are you supposed to like him at first?) ...more
Jun 12, 2011
Jun 09, 2011
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children, #1)
Jake's grandfather Abe has always told him fantastical stories of his boyhood - growing up in an orphanage with children who can do amazing things - t ...more
May 31, 2011
May 23, 2011
Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen: How One Girl Risked Her Marriage, Her Job, and Her Sanity to Master the Art of Living
I enjoyed this book but I don't think it was exactly what I thought it was going to be. It was a quick and easy read, and Julie Powell has a talent fo ...more
Jul 16, 2009
Jul 08, 2009
The Ocean at the End of the Lane
I feel like a balloon with all of the air let out - I enjoyed the party, but now I'm feeling sad that it's over.

Of course, this is a great story. All
Jun 20, 2013
May 01, 2013
A Dog Named Slugger
I received A Dog Named Slugger as a preview copy from Blue Dot Literary, and I thought it was a great book.

This is the true story of Leigh Brill. Lei
May 05, 2011
May 05, 2011
Her Fearful Symmetry
I picked this up the other day and was intrigued from the first page. My family went to England this past April and we stayed right where most of this ...more
Oct 10, 2012
Oct 08, 2012
Magisterium is the story of Glenn, who finds that the world she's lived in is not what she thinks. The Rift divides Glenn's world from the wastelands ...more
Nov 08, 2012
Oct 19, 2012
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