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I really liked the first third of this book and I wanted to like the rest of it too. Unfortunately, the plot gets extremely convoluted and nothing see...more
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Dec 27, 2007
Breaking Dawn (Twilight, #4)
**spoiler alert** I cannot yet formulate my disdain for Breaking Dawn into words. A real review will have to come later. All I can say is ick. So dist...more
Aug 08, 2008
Jul 18, 2008
Brisingr  (The Inheritance Cycle, #3)
**spoiler alert** Wait, I thought this was the last book! I wouldn't have bothered to pick it up otherwise but since I read the first two I thought I'...more
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Nov 17, 2008
Fragile Eternity (Wicked Lovely, #3)
Having already read Melissa Marr's other books, the beginning of Fragile Eternity moved slowly for me. I think the story suffers from a bit of the mid...more
Feb 02, 2009
Jan 29, 2009
The Cats of Tanglewood Forest
The good:
Lovely illustrations and thick yummy paper (I know that's weird but seriously the paper is luxurious!)
Did I mention the pictures are of ador...more
Oct 03, 2013
Oct 03, 2013
This was actually the first book I read by Michael Chabon. I have to give the book props for almost making baseball mildly interesting to me. But, the...more
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Sep 18, 2007
Prophecy of the Sisters (Prophecy of the Sisters, #1)
The beginning is a bit slow but once it picked up I ended up really enjoying this book. It's too bad that it ends so abruptly. I wish that more loose...more
Feb 23, 2009
Feb 23, 2009
Swoon (Swoon, #1)
The cover art drew me in but this ghost story falls flat. For a story about sin it was pretty boring. Sure there's a lot of sex and drug usage but all...more
Apr 05, 2009
Apr 05, 2009
When You Reach Me
When sixth grader Miranda receives a note that says, “I am coming to save your friend’s life, and my own.” she ignores it. Her life’s already complica...more
Oct 27, 2009
Oct 27, 2009
Fire and Ash (Benny Imura, #4)
This is how you do a zombie series. I am a read right through in as few sittings as possible kind of gal, but I had to put the book down and WALK AWAY...more
Oct 03, 2013
Oct 03, 2013
I love me an unreliable narrator and this book has the queen of unreliable narrators. I couln't put it down. I kept thinking that if I read carefully...more
Nov 06, 2009
Nov 06, 2009
The Graveyard Book
I'm reading this on the tail of M is for Magic, which, as a whole, I didn't much care for. But one of the stories that I did enjoy in that collection...more
Dec 11, 2008
Jun 18, 2008
Eclipse (Twilight, #3)
I really liked Twilight and New Moon so my disapointment with Eclipse made me sad. I have no problem getting into an angsty teenage romance with vampi...more
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Sep 05, 2007
Tender Morsels
I've tried reading Lanagan's short stories and always felt as though I should have liked them more than I actually did. But the reviews for Tender Mor...more
Dec 25, 2008
Sep 10, 2008
Fire (Graceling Realm, #2)
If you loved Graceling like I did, chances are you'll enjoy Fire. In a loose sense it's a prequel to Graceling but it takes place in a different world...more
Jul 20, 2009
May 30, 2009
Impossible (Impossible, #1)
What was really interesting to me about this book was that it shared many of the same elements that I found really disturbing in Breaking Dawn and ye...more
Dec 07, 2008
Nov 25, 2008
The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #5)
Four stars for the book. I thought this was a great ending to the series. I was happy it wasn't quite as predictable as I worried it might be. It had...more
Jan 04, 2010
Jan 04, 2010
The Forest of Hands and Teeth (The Forest of Hands and Teeth, #1)
Mary lives in a village surrounded on all sides by the Unconcecrated, or as we would call them, Zombies. Only a metal fence keeps the Unconsecrated at...more
Mar 31, 2009
Feb 10, 2009
City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments, #3)
I feel like I shouldn't have liked this quite so much but I can't help it. I didn't exactly remember how the second book ended and I wasn't in a big r...more
Feb 06, 2009
Jul 18, 2008
Bad Girls Don't Die (Bad Girls Don't Die, #1)
A creepy ghost story in the tradition of Mary Downing Hahn but with a just a tad of romance added to make it a bit more mature. Alexis is a typical te...more
Jul 28, 2009
Jul 28, 2009
The Time Traveler's Wife
Having been meaning to read this one forever, I finally borrowed a copy after seeing the preview for the movie. Yup, I am one of those people. But tha...more
Aug 16, 2009
Sep 18, 2007
The Brides of Rollrock Island
As with every other thing I've read by Margo Lanagan, this book left me feeling conflicted. I recognize Lanagan's prose as being beautiful and finely...more
Feb 13, 2013
Feb 13, 2013
First of all, great cover. It gets you ready for some creepy high-school kids right from the start. And there are some seriously creepy parts. I'll ju...more
Jan 25, 2010
Jan 25, 2010
Radiant Shadows (Wicked Lovely, #4)
You'd think that I'd be able to keep the characters straight after reading all the books in this series but nope. I still had trouble figuring out who...more
Jun 04, 2010
Jun 04, 2010
The Fetch
The premise sounded interesting: a fetch (a death escort)fall in love with a human and chaos ensues. But the plot moved along at a snail's pace and th...more
Feb 15, 2009
Feb 15, 2009
The Looking Glass Wars (The Looking Glass Wars, #1)
I felt that this was done by someone who truely loved the Alice books and had spent a great deal of time thinking about what a real Wonderland would b...more
Oct 07, 2009
Oct 09, 2009
The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1)
I recommend this series to so many kids and yet I've never actually read it. So kids, I'm reading it now...

And it was a quick read. Similar to Harry P...more
Oct 21, 2009
Oct 12, 2009
Need (Need, #1)
Need is just a mash-up of Stephanie Meyer's and Melissa Marr's plots but with characters that are boring-bordering-on-stupid and and a plot that is ev...more
Feb 09, 2009
Feb 09, 2009
Hush, Hush (Hush, Hush, #1)
Two or three stars? I don't know. Two and a half? The book dragged in places. I found myself skimming an awful lot. But I liked Nora. the main charact...more
Nov 03, 2009
Nov 03, 2009
City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments, #2)
For the second book in a series, City of Ashes does pretty well. I think the writing might have actually improved and now that we're past the predicta...more
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May 10, 2008
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