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Deathless (Deathless, #1)
I could have sworn I'd reviewed this book. I could have sworn I'd at least added it to my 'read' shelf! Either I'm crazy or Goodreads ate the review, ...more
Aug 2011
Apr 18, 2013
What? Are you guys kidding me? Was I reading a different book from everyone else? Because I can't imagine what could possibly earn this piece of trash ...more
Feb 2010
Jan 12, 2010
I'm on my post-final YA fiction binge and working my way through the roommate's Sarah Dessen books. This one was, in my opinion, sadly lacking. Dessen ...more
Mar 2008
Mar 21, 2008
Abandon (Abandon, #1)
You guys, I was so excited about this book. I generally really like Cabot's work, and a retelling of the Persephone myth? Sold! Not to mention that th ...more
Apr 23, 2013
Apr 04, 2011
Look for Me by Moonlight
To all the whiners complaining that this book wasn't anything like Twilight - get over it! It was written ten years before Twilight, and long before v ...more
not set
Oct 07, 2009
Exquisite Corpse
I very, very rarely quit on a book halfway through. I always feel guilty and have to slog through it just so I can feel like I gave it a fair chance. ...more
Jan 2008
Jan 29, 2008
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
I really wanted to like this book. I thought the title was brilliantly quirky; I'd heard lots of good things and read many a positive review; I was co ...more
Apr 2010
Apr 23, 2010
Marked (House of Night #1)
Pathetic. The dialogue, the internal monologuing, the random pop culture references were all insipid and forced. The dialogue was stereotypical and re ...more
Apr 2009
Feb 08, 2009
Bright Young Things (Bright Young Things, #1)
I'm sincerely perplexed by all the stellar reviews this book is getting... perhaps some people need to read Fitzgerald for comparison. Once again I'm ...more
Mar 11, 2012
Jun 11, 2010
Heart of Glass (A-List, #8)
I don't expect anything from trashy books for bored teenage girls, but I have to say, I expected better from Dean's editor. Don't they have a fact che ...more
Mar 2008
Mar 11, 2008
90-Day Geisha: My Time as a Tokyo Hostess
The first half of this book was very intriguing and quickly sucked me in. Although I'm not specifically interested in Japanese culture, the concept of ...more
Mar 2010
Jan 28, 2010
Fallen (Fallen, #1)
I debated giving this book two stars for a moment, but then decided against it. It had no redeeming qualities whatsoever! If this is the future of YA ...more
Jun 17, 2010
Jan 12, 2010
Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)
Holy crap.

The last installment in the Hunger Games trilogy grabs you immediately and doesn't let go until you've turned the last page. It's non-stop a
Nov 26, 2010
Jun 20, 2010
Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #1)
This book has everything that bothered me about Twilight. The one-dimensional characters, the romance based on nothing (except how good Grace smells - ...more
Jun 08, 2010
Jan 12, 2010
Wicked Lovely (Wicked Lovely, #1)
Maybe it was because I'd just finished reading Holly Black's Valiant and Ironside, two of my favorite books in this genre, but I really did not think ...more
Mar 2008
Mar 03, 2008
The Purity Myth: How America's Obsession with Virginity is Hurting Young Women
I'm a huge feminist and supporter of comprehensive sex education, as well as a huge fan of Jessica Valenti, so when I give this book three stars, I'm ...more
Aug 08, 2014
Oct 21, 2010
Dark Lies the Island
Unfortunately not for me. Barry is skilled at setting up a real, enveloping scenario and creating familiar characters in the space of only a few pages ...more
Nov 21, 2012
Nov 21, 2012
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children, #1)
I could go into a lengthy description and explanation of the reasons why I was ultimately let down by this book, but instead I'll link to this review ...more
Mar 06, 2013
May 31, 2011
Hex Hall (Hex Hall, #1)
Actually ended up really enjoying this book. As a lot of other reviewers mentioned, it's fun! So many YA authors and books take themselves so seriousl ...more
Apr 12, 2013
Apr 25, 2010
Running the Rift
I'm kind of torn on this book. On one hand, if I get really cerebral about it, I'm quite likely to pick it apart and detail all the aspects of it that ...more
Jul 29, 2013
Jan 29, 2013
Eyes Like Stars (Théâtre Illuminata, #1)
I fully expected to like this book. The synopsis sounded exciting, and the cover is gorgeous. It got good reviews. So maybe my expectations were too h ...more
Aug 23, 2010
May 19, 2009
Graceling (Graceling Realm, #1)
I'm just going to chalk this one up as a lost cause.

I really don't understand the love for this book. (This isn't a dig at those who liked it. I hones
May 02, 2013
Jun 20, 2009
Ink Exchange (Wicked Lovely, #2)
Oof. I didn't like Wicked Lovely at all, but I thought I'd give Marr another try, especially since I feel obligated to continue reading a series once ...more
Mar 2010
Nov 21, 2009
The Host (The Host, #1)
This book could have been a clever and insightful take on the alien-invasion body-snatcher idea, told from a surprising new perspective - that of the ...more
Sep 2008
Sep 13, 2008
Leviathan (Leviathan, #1)
My relationship with Scott Westerfeld is a love/hate one. I loved the Uglies books, but was sorely disappointed by the Midnighters series. However, th ...more
Apr 2010
Nov 21, 2009
A Flight of Angels
An angel falls in a forest and is discovered by fae, who are believed by some to be fallen angels themselves. They are unsure if the angel should live ...more
Dec 12, 2011
Dec 13, 2011
The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right
Roped into reading this book for my new job, I went into it with some trepidation. How much can one write about checklists, I wondered? At the same ti ...more
Nov 08, 2012
Nov 08, 2012
Little Brother (Little Brother, #1)
Set in a San Francisco of the near future, Little Brother follows Marcus, a teenage hacker, and a couple of his friends as they attempt to overthrow D ...more
Jul 23, 2011
Jul 27, 2011
Beautiful Days (Bright Young Things, #2)
I almost feel guilty putting this book on the 'historical fiction' shelf. It's hardly historical fiction, despite the fact that it's set in the 20s. T ...more
Apr 07, 2012
Apr 08, 2012
Stories: All-New Tales
Out of the several hotly-anticipated anthologies of 2011 (Supernatural Noir, Naked City, Steampunk!) Stories is by far my favorite. I am well familiar ...more
Jan 05, 2012
Jan 05, 2012
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