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The Secret of Castle Cant: Being an Account of the Remarkable Adventures of Lucy Wickwright, Maidservant and Spy
3.36
PARENTS, CONCERNED ADULTS AND CHILDREN TAKE NOTE.

THE AUTHOR OF THIS BOOK IS A PEDOPHILE.

A CONVICTED PEDOPHILE.

I'm sorry. I just couldn't finish this b
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May 22, 2011
May 21, 2011
 
Wildefire (Wildefire, #1)
3.75
No. Just no.

So I logged onto PulseIt for the first time in weeks to find this book was already up for free, and was like, "Why not?" I love mythology,
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Jul 02, 2011
Jul 01, 2011
 
Dualed (Dualed, #1)
3.48
You know, I think there are one or two sites on the Web where you're allowed to creep - and no, Facebook isn't one of them. (Believe me - I was totall ...more
Jun 24, 2012
Jun 26, 2012
 
My Heart and Other Black Holes
4.06
...Wow, that's a lot of shelves this made it on.

I feel guilty for even taking a star off this. It's gorgeous and provocative (which I'm using here to
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Jan 05, 2015
Feb 27, 2014
 
Squire (Protector of the Small, #3)
4.24
This review was from my snarky early teen years. I only kept it up to keep a trail for myself of how I've grown, figuratively and mentally.

Since peopl
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Jun 14, 2011
Jun 14, 2011
 
Variant (Variant, #1)
3.91
Now this is the type of book I've been looking for since I devoured the Shadow Children series by Margaret Peterson Haddix back in middle school. It's ...more
Sep 29, 2011
Sep 29, 2011
 
Beastkeeper
3.56
The other day, a good friend and I were talking about the middle grades we were raised on.

To properly describe it, I’d have to draw forward the exampl
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Nov 20, 2014
Feb 20, 2014
 
Reunited
3.69
Okay, first of all, we can't start this party off without a little mention of the cover. Just take a moment to scroll up and look at that. From the mo ...more
Mar 20, 2012
Feb 25, 2012
 
The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place
3.78
Now, I hope no one takes this the wrong way, but –

I really enjoy a good murder mystery.

(Just keep the words in that order and don’t remove the mystery
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Dec 29, 2014
Jun 12, 2014
 
The Dark is Rising (The Dark is Rising, #2)
4.06
Okay. Wow.

I should definitely have read this when I was younger. And I'm very sorry that I let my feelings for the ridiculous movie adaptation muddle
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Dec 05, 2014
Nov 20, 2014
 
Night Film
3.75
Wow.

That was one hellish ride.

The ending surprised me, but it didn't really lose its sense of mystery, which was a good thing. I could also see this a
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Mar 22, 2014
Nov 04, 2013
 
The Winner's Curse (The Winner's Trilogy, #1)
4.07
If you ever want me to read anything post-haste, just mention “female-led” or “fantasy” – or better yet, both in the same breath.

My speed will amaze y
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Jan 27, 2014
Jul 26, 2013
 
Extraordinary Means
4.10
Mainly five stars, I think, because I heard so much about it from Robyn before I even attained the ARC and I was pre-geared to like it.

I mean, I'm not
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Jan 27, 2015
Jan 27, 2015
 
Arabella
4.00
Sometimes, when you're rushing between classes and you don't have a moment to write, and you feel like you're in a snow globe that's constantly being ...more
Feb 04, 2015
Feb 02, 2015
 
Watch the Sky
3.62
Kirsten Hubbard is one of my favorites for a reason.

Like her YA titles, this is brimming with heart, with little details that tickle your nose and res
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Jan 04, 2015
Jan 04, 2015
 
Among Others
3.67
"If you love books enough, books will love you back."

I'm quite sure that I've poured quite a bit of affection in this as I've read it, so I wonder if
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Nov 25, 2014
Aug 23, 2014
 
Witchlanders
3.69
I was really fortunate to notice this title in this month's S&S Galley Grab. Definitely one of the more enjoyable books I've had occasion to perus ...more
Jun 19, 2011
Jun 17, 2011
 
The Changeling Sea
4.06
I think I need to devote a shelf primarily to books that stir that old magpie instinct within me.

This is definitely one of them. There are spools and
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Jan 10, 2015
Nov 12, 2011
 
The True Meaning of Smekday
4.13
Alright, I should have a denser review for this...at some point.

TL/DR: A good friend recommended it and I don't regret finally taking her on, but I th
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Feb 10, 2015
Feb 10, 2015
 
The Name of the Star (Shades of London, #1)
3.91
Except for the whole arriving in London just for the killing spree of the century, Rory's pretty much living the life any Anglophile would die for - l ...more
Oct 02, 2011
Jul 04, 2011
 
Journey to the River Sea
4.12
Read it once, retain fond memories.

Read it twice, and feel the love be rekindled.

That's pretty much what I went through when I "rediscovered" this lit
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Jun 04, 2011
Jun 04, 2011
 
The Girl of Fire and Thorns (Fire and Thorns, #1)
3.82
I requested this e-galley via recommendation from Dani at Refracted Light, and got rejected TWICE. Well, apparently third time was the charm, and I ma ...more
Aug 30, 2011
Jun 29, 2011
 
The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle, #1)
4.02
For more rambling reviews and general awesomeness, check out Watercolor Moods. More tea and snark for your money.

Disclaimer: This is a pre-release AR
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Aug 28, 2012
Feb 08, 2012
 
The Luxe (Luxe, #1)
3.64
Alright, so where to start? When it comes to writing style, I'd definitely give this story a 4.5 - despite there being multiple point of views, and th ...more
Apr 2011
Jan 11, 2011
 
The Invention of Hugo Cabret
4.22
This book is like watching a black and white movie - the really old ones, like Harold Lloyd or Charlie Chaplin, with the beautiful scenery and the cha ...more
Jun 12, 2011
May 23, 2011
 
Jackaby (Jackaby, #1)
3.81
A little known secret about me: I am very much a fantasy girl, but you can win me over with a good Sherlock-Watsonesque pair of detectives. I am swept ...more
Nov 11, 2014
May 11, 2014
 
The Inquisitor’s Apprentice (Inquisitor's Apprentice #1)
3.56
Welcome to steampunk 1800's Brooklyn. Crowds still stream in and out of Coney Island. There are the crowded tenements, overflowing with life and love ...more
Jun 28, 2011
Jun 28, 2011
 
How to Say Goodbye in Robot
3.84
Now, you probably know by now that YA contemp is totally not my thing. It's just too...real. I also don't believe that a boy and a girl can be friends ...more
Jun 13, 2012
Jun 15, 2012
 
Page (Protector of the Small, #2)
4.21
Kelandry of Mindelan has done it - though, of course, knowing Tamora Pierce, there is no doubt that her female characters will always (sometimes mirac ...more
Jun 09, 2011
Jun 09, 2011
 
The Dark Realm (Feyland #1)
3.82
So remember how the other day I was bemoaning the fact that I can't find any more good renditions of the legend of Tam Lin? This little gem totally fi ...more
Nov 04, 2011
Nov 04, 2011
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