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The Knife of Never Letting Go (Chaos Walking, #1)
I absolutely loved this book, especially the audio recording of it. The narrator is so engaging that the story is really "brought to life," as trite a ...more
Dec 28, 2012
Dec 31, 2011
I thought this was generally a well-told story. The sense of suspense, especially with the foreshadowing about the yellow-handled knife, made the book ...more
Apr 12, 2014
Apr 12, 2014
Not really my cup of tea. I like tea but I didn’t care much for Rotters. I don’t know if I’ve become squeamish about my YA/children’s fiction all of a ...more
Apr 26, 2012
Apr 11, 2012
The Fault in Our Stars
The problem with this book is that it made me cry- twice a day every time I got into the car to drive someplace. And I would arrive at whatever destin ...more
Aug 23, 2012
Jan 23, 2012
All the Bright Places
I think my mixed feelings on this one are due mostly to lingering questions. Although I can't claim to know the answers, I somehow feel like there are ...more
Jan 24, 2015
Jan 26, 2015
Paper Towns
I am a huge John Green fan but I have to admit that I would not suggest this as anyone's first experience with him. The beginning is rather clunky and ...more
Jun 18, 2013
Aug 04, 2011
Divergent (Divergent, #1)
Even though I was interested in finding out what happens, I have to say that I thought the overall quality of this was pretty poor. First off, every c ...more
Feb 05, 2014
Feb 07, 2014
The Dream Thieves (The Raven Cycle, #2)
I loved this one too! I wasn't so sure at first about it, especially since Ronan wasn't one of my favorite characters but it's fantastic to see more o ...more
Nov 22, 2014
Dec 22, 2014
Navigating Early
I thought it was very interesting that Navigating Early won a Printz Honor while Moon over Manifest won a Newbery Award. I'm not particularly a fan of ...more
Mar 27, 2014
Apr 12, 2014
The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp
I tried to listen to this and couldn't get past the first 5 minutes. The narrator read without even trying to do voices and in comparison to the rich ...more
not set
Dec 22, 2014
Here's another book to add to my improbable realism category. I love how it feels more real than speculative and fits completely together. Landline wa ...more
Aug 21, 2014
Aug 23, 2014
Ghoulish Song (Zombay, #2)
I seem to be a much greater fan of Goblin Secrets than Ghoulish Song. this one was really just an okay story- neither objectionable nor addictive. I w ...more
Jun 2014
Jun 01, 2014
This was one of the most disgusting books I've ever read. In fact, I think the author was rather aiming for that. Personally, I'm not sure if the egre ...more
Jan 13, 2015
Jan 17, 2015
One Came Home
I though that of the honor books this year, this one sounded the most interesting but I found it the most disappointing. The mystery sounded intriguin ...more
Jul 23, 2014
Aug 23, 2014
Doll Bones
First things first, this book provided a unique and distinctive experience. It was, at times, incredibly creepily spooky- like Stephen King (in one of ...more
Mar 12, 2014
Apr 12, 2014
A Song for Arbonne
This book was fantastically, achingly beautiful. The audio recording of it was superb- the plain sound of voice without accompaniment on the slightly ...more
Dec 13, 2013
Feb 07, 2014
Wool Omnibus (Silo, #1)
I had trouble giving this one five stars, but more trouble giving it only four. The writing at the beginning is overwrought with too much fancified de ...more
Jan 22, 2015
Jan 26, 2015
Welcome to Your Child's Brain
I thought this book had a fabulous combination of accessibility and scientific backing. So many "parenting" books tell readers what to do and a rooted ...more
Apr 07, 2014
Apr 12, 2014
Bird in a Box
While I'm not totally in love with this one, I rather enjoyed it. The audio version is pleasant although some of the voices sound intentionally a bit ...more
May 14, 2012
May 18, 2012
The Jungle Book
I had never read the classic and thought that I should give it a stab since it was an assigned book for a class I was observing. I was happily surpris ...more
Nov 24, 2013
Jan 14, 2014
Okay for Now
Listening to this directly after Paper Towns by John Green, I was actually thinking a lot about dialog with a friend's comment about how Green's chara ...more
Jul 09, 2013
Jul 24, 2013
My Brother Sam Is Dead
In the end, I gave this a 3- an average of 2 for how I liked the book and 4 for the interesting thoughts the book provoked.

As I was reading it, I wasn
Jan 26, 2012
Mar 07, 2012
Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1)
Although the premise is fascinating, the book has some troubling flaws. I love that Meyer made an audacious combination of dystopia, fairy tale, and s ...more
Dec 31, 2014
Dec 31, 2014
Steelheart (Reckoners, #1)
This book took some getting into to be bale to really to enjoy. While the first scene is definitely action packed, I just didn't feel drawn into or re ...more
Feb 2014
Jan 30, 2014
The Hidden Gallery (The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place #2)
I picked up the second book in the series by mistake but the audio production was just so outstanding that 1, the reading experience was a delight any ...more
Dec 18, 2013
Dec 22, 2013
This was a rather delightful read, perhaps largely due to the audio recording. The narrator's soft voice helped push the little story along with the l ...more
Nov 04, 2013
Jan 01, 2014
Blue Lily, Lily Blue (The Raven Cycle, #3)
I was so happy when I put this in the CD player- the story felt like home. It was a world that I wanted to live in, even as dangerous and scary as it ...more
Dec 16, 2014
Dec 22, 2014
Mastiff (Beka Cooper, #3)
The three stars here is mostly for my enjoyment of the book rater than perhaps its excellence. The audio reader is particularly endearing, her voice c ...more
Jan 08, 2013
Dec 30, 2012
The Screaming Staircase (Lockwood & Co., #1)
I had read the first two Bartimaeus books and thought they were good but seemed to lose my interest, perhaps by dragging a bit. On the other hand, Loc ...more
Dec 13, 2013
Dec 22, 2013
Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother
So far, this woman sounds a little psycho. She is rather dismissive of other ways of being instead of attempting to see different benefits resulting f ...more
Feb 29, 2012
Feb 16, 2012
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