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Prom Dates from Hell (Maggie Quinn: Girl Vs. Evil #1)
This book was really fun--like one of Meg Cabot's supernatural books (only smarter and much better written) mixed in with a little Nancy Drew. The mai ...more
Aug 03, 2009
Jul 30, 2009
While the World Watched: A Birmingham Bombing Survivor Comes of Age during the Civil Rights Movement
I feel a little bad rating this three stars, because obviously Carolyn Maull McKinstry's story is an important one, and she has some really good thing ...more
Oct 21, 2014
Oct 16, 2014
Micah (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, #13)
This is definitely the worst book in the series so far. First of all, what would normally be five chapters or so in any other book has been stretched ...more
Sep 29, 2009
Sep 25, 2009
The Disaster Diaries: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Apocalypse
This was interesting--Sheridan tells a (somewhat ridiculous) end-of-the-world story involving earthquakes, zombies, alien attacks, etc. with stories o ...more
Aug 31, 2014
Aug 24, 2014
Paper Towns
Looking for Alaska is still my favorite of John Green's books, but this one comes in second. A lot of other folks have commented on the similarities b ...more
Nov 15, 2010
Apr 04, 2009
The Laughter of Dead Kings (Vicky Bliss, #6)
Gee, I must've been in a pretty bad mood or something the first time I read this, because it wasn't nearly as dreary as I remember it being. Still, I' ...more
Mar 14, 2011
Mar 08, 2011
Cursed Pirate Girl

Okay, so, I keep seeing comparisons to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass, and that seems dead on. But since Alice'
Mar 08, 2013
Mar 08, 2013
I really liked this, though I haven't put a whole lot of time into researching its history or thinking too hard about what it's saying. I've seen seve ...more
Mar 30, 2012
Dec 09, 2011
Strange Angels (Strange Angels, #1)
So, yeah, I didn't love this. Or even like it that much. I don't normally object to language in books, but this one was a little over-the-top for me. ...more
Apr 30, 2010
Apr 29, 2010
Heart of Darkness
I've been on this kick lately of either attempting to read classics I somehow have never gotten around to, or else rereading the ones I hated in high ...more
Apr 10, 2012
Apr 10, 2012
The Death of Ivan Ilych
I'm actually almost through with this one (thank goodness). The book begins with Ilyich dead, and then goes back to tell us all about how he got that ...more
Oct 23, 2014
Oct 23, 2014
The Adoration of Jenna Fox (Jenna Fox Chronicles, #1)
Okay, wow. So, this book started out really slow for me. Jenna feels more like a computer than a person at the beginning, and it was really hard for m ...more
Jul 28, 2009
Jul 22, 2009
The Witch's Betrayal (The Assassin's Curse, 0.5)
Excellent prequel to The Assassin's Curse, telling the story of Naji's disfigurement and where things went wrong with Leila. I'm soooooo looking forwa ...more
Feb 08, 2013
Feb 02, 2013
Dreamer's Pool (Blackthorn and Grim, #1)
I could have done without Oran's point of view--his parts made things feel really tedious at times, and I would have liked more ambiguity as to what w ...more
Nov 19, 2014
Aug 31, 2014
Blue Exorcist, Vol. 7
For some reason I wasn't really looking forward to reading this one, and I almost sent it back to the library without doing so, but since it's so shor ...more
Jul 26, 2013
Jul 26, 2013
Lock In
Really fun and interesting story revolving around a disease that leaves most of its victims trapped inside their own bodies, unable to use them, and o ...more
Sep 08, 2014
Aug 31, 2014
Argo: How the CIA and Hollywood Pulled Off the Most Audacious Rescue in History
First of all, I was reeeeally not a big fan of this narrator. I found something about his delivery really obnoxious, especially when the book is talki ...more
Jul 14, 2013
Jul 07, 2013
Leaven of Malice (The Salterton Trilogy, #2)
Goodness, I love Davies. I wasn't a huge fan of the first book in this trilogy, though I definitely enjoyed it, and so I put off reading the second on ...more
Jul 19, 2012
Jul 17, 2012
 Beholding Bee
So, this one...really surprised me. I wasn't enjoying it much at all at first. I found Bee's way of constantly referring to her birthmark as "my diamo ...more
Mar 17, 2013
Mar 10, 2013
The Beak of the Finch: A Story of Evolution in Our Time
3.5 stars. Really interesting and very well narrated, but I will admit I got reeeally sick of hearing, "natural selection scrutinizes daily and hourly ...more
Sep 28, 2011
Sep 19, 2011
This is a fun story, and I think Zinn did exactly what she set out to do, which is to write a book that's sort of a cross between Tamora Pierce's and ...more
Mar 29, 2013
Mar 20, 2013
Hmmmm... A little torn on this one. 2.5 stars, I think, but I'll round up in this case.

On the one hand, there were some pretty interesting twists that
Nov 09, 2013
Oct 31, 2013
The Tragedy Paper
Ugh, ugh, ugh. So disappointed in this one. I was, unfortunately, drawn in by the gorgeous cover and the somewhat intriguing premise, which, sadly, di ...more
Mar 03, 2013
Feb 23, 2013
The Color Purple
I really had no clue what this book was about when I started it. It was one of the Daily Deals on Audible not too long ago, and since it's one of thos ...more
Aug 20, 2014
Aug 14, 2014
Leviathan (Leviathan, #1)
I think this book is one of Westerfeld's best so far--beautifully written, compelling characters, very interesting premise, absolutely gorgeous illust ...more
Oct 29, 2009
Oct 28, 2009
Hot Gimmick (Vol. 12)
This was one of the first manga series I read, because everyone seems to love it, and it almost RUINED manga for me. It just made me SO ANGRY in the e ...more
not set
Apr 24, 2008
Last Night at the Viper Room: River Phoenix and the Hollywood He Left Behind
I didn't know a whole lot about River Phoenix going into this; of the movies he made, I've only ever seen Stand By Me and Indiana Jones and the Last C ...more
Mar 04, 2014
Feb 21, 2014
A Tale for the Time Being
I really wanted to like this one more than I did. The idea is really interesting, and at times I was pretty caught up in both storylines. And yet...

Aug 03, 2014
Jul 23, 2014
The Wednesday Wars
So, a couple weeks ago I was attempting to help a young patron find something to check out for summer reading, and when I asked him what books he's re ...more
Jul 18, 2013
Jul 08, 2013
Need (Need, #1)
People keep comparing this to Twilight, but I didn't feel it was all THAT similar, other than the fact that it's also a paranormal teen novel. I could ...more
Apr 20, 2009
Apr 19, 2009