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The Library Pages
A librarian goes on maternity leave and her worst nightmares come true. The library pages arrange the books by color! They cut out animal pictures fro...more
Jul 15, 2013
Jul 18, 2013
Not a bad first collection from West and Wicker. Many stories felt like they ended too soon. The concept was there but before a nice build/scare could...more
Sep 30, 2014
Sep 27, 2014
Gone Girl
**spoiler alert** That ending was certainly chilling and smug, and I LOVED it. Friggin' A.
Sep 19, 2014
Sep 13, 2014
American Psycho
Bret Easton Ellis has a way with description. There's the detail with Bateman's attention to designer labels; he can name where every article of cloth...more
Oct 27, 2010
Oct 27, 2010
The Maze Runner (Maze Runner, #1)
**spoiler alert** More like a 3.4 out of 5. I JUST finished this book, so I feel as though my feelings are mixed up and not fleshed out, so here goes?...more
Sep 25, 2014
Sep 24, 2014
My Lucky Life in and Out of Show Business
There's something that just draws me to bios stemming from comedians/actors involved in comedic feats. This may be one of my all-time favorite tales t...more
Jan 05, 2012
Jan 04, 2012
Fool Moon (The Dresden Files #2)
Oh Harry, you do know how to get into trouble, don't you? You have street werewolves after you, a mafioso out there seeking to place your name on a bi...more
Dec 30, 2010
Dec 29, 2010
The Forest of Hands and Teeth (The Forest of Hands and Teeth, #1)
I like that YA is embracing zombie titles, but I wanted more exposition and less "OH Travis!" romantic moments. Is that wrong of me? I may not be a pa...more
Jul 27, 2011
Jul 25, 2011
The City of Ember (Book of Ember, #1)
Ah, to be underground and yet have no concept of underground. The people of Ember are faced with literal darkness. They have lived in their city for o...more
Feb 08, 2012
Feb 07, 2012
Divergent (Divergent, #1)
This book was definitely bloodier than I anticipated (violence in a dystopian novel - cwazy I know!), but a fun read. The book reminded me more of The...more
Mar 25, 2012
Mar 21, 2012
Aladdin and His Wonderfully Infernal Device
**spoiler alert** Fun, quick romp with a genie automaton. I noted a few typos, and there were instances where I was confused and the establishing deta...more
Sep 26, 2014
Sep 26, 2014
Switched (Trylle Trilogy, #1)
Without meaning to, I managed to read this book while I was experiencing "The Iron King" by Julie Kagawa on Audible. Both titles are playing with the...more
Feb 27, 2012
Feb 22, 2012
For folks that have read "The Giver" and "The Hunger Games," I highly recommend picking up "Feed." This book ripped out my heart and shoved it back in...more
Dec 30, 2010
Dec 29, 2010
Never Let Me Go
**spoiler alert** This is my first Shiguro novel, and firstly I'd like to say that I appreciate the overall bleakness. I'm a YA junkie, and that usual...more
Sep 19, 2012
Sep 13, 2012
Becoming Sister Wives: The Story of an Unconventional Marriage
This book was not necessary, unless a person wants to get their reality TV fix through the reading medium. Otherwise, there was no point in slaughteri...more
Apr 17, 2013
Apr 11, 2013
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry
Harold Fry randomly opts to go for a walk one day. He is no Forrest Gump, nor is he a Frodo Baggins, he's just Harold. Sometimes when you find out an...more
Jul 09, 2012
Jul 02, 2012
Shakespeare Behind Bars: One Teacher's Story of the Power of Drama in a Women's Prison
Trounstine takes her teaching experience in the Framingham prison system and creates a dramatic tale of women, who commit wrongs and yet are wronged t...more
Jun 20, 2012
Jun 13, 2012
Ready Player One
Ah, the story has concluded, and don't worry, the princess is NOT in another castle. I've seen reviewers bouncing around the term "nostalgia porn" and...more
Jun 27, 2012
Jun 20, 2012
Sever (The Chemical Garden, #3)
**spoiler alert** Has anyone else coined the genre "dystopian soap opera"? Yes? Maybe? Let's just say I did it. Okay, this is a dystopian soap opera c...more
Mar 27, 2013
Mar 14, 2013
I picked up Whirligig on a whim thanks to an Audible sale, and I certainly don't regret it. Though the book is short, Fleischman packed in enough hear...more
Mar 07, 2012
Mar 07, 2012
The Boy Detective Fails
**spoiler alert** I regret not solving the puzzles. Books with interactive qualities always get bonus points, since it's hard enough to come up with a...more
Oct 15, 2012
Oct 03, 2012
**spoiler alert** It probably isn't a good idea to try and summarize my feelings about a book when I have just completed it moments before, but I will...more
Jun 24, 2011
Jun 09, 2011
When You Reach Me
For me, this book wasn't so much about the mysterious notes, but rather the characters. From Mira's mother mentioning the veil we all use to the laugh...more
Jun 06, 2011
Jun 07, 2011
The Dark Side of the Sun
Dom Salabos is set to be chairman of his little world. His family is rich, his destiny is seemingly in place, and he finds a lucky swamp creature dubb...more
Jul 23, 2012
Jul 13, 2012
The Dead-Tossed Waves (The Forest of Hands and Teeth, #2)
There was certainly a hard-to-overlook motif of recycling characters and situations, but in this case I think it worked. With our characters focusing...more
Jul 29, 2011
Jul 27, 2011
Glow (Sky Chasers, #1)
Entertaining and a surprisingly quick read. Ryan's got the YA conflicts in space down to an art form, and she does it brilliantly by separating the ad...more
Jul 21, 2011
Jun 27, 2011
Torn (Trylle, #2)
Jam in a few more characters, speed up the deadlines, add more complications, and oh hell, go ahead and throw in a gay troll reveal. I found the seque...more
Mar 07, 2012
Feb 24, 2012
Vespers: A Summer of Bible Camp, Bird Names & Being Bad
Beautifully written POVs from fictitious ladies attending a summer Bible camp. The stories felt quite real, and it's no surprise that the stories are...more
Oct 06, 2014
Oct 04, 2014
This was a movie, eh? Huh! I didn't know that, not that it wouldn't obviously make a decent YA flick. I picked this up blindly from the library since...more
Aug 07, 2012
Aug 07, 2012
Lunch Lady and the Cyborg Substitute (Lunch Lady, #1)
What do you think your lunch lady does besides slop that gravy onto your lunch tray? Do you think she just goes home to her cats and talks about how a...more
Jul 28, 2012
Jul 28, 2012
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