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The Secret of Castle Cant: Being an Account of the Remarkable Adventures of Lucy Wickwright, Maidservant and Spy
3.40
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
 
Nimona
4.11
I read this in twenty minutes.

Literally. Twenty minutes. I would not lie to you. I actually got carsick reading this because I can't read in the car a
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May 19, 2015
May 20, 2015
 
This Is Where It Ends
3.99
[This review is not final. Quotes removed for reposting here, but you can find them in my blog post.]

My knee-jerk, first things first thought on closi
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Jun 02, 2015
Jan 17, 2015
 
Wildefire (Wildefire, #1)
3.74
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
 
A Thousand Nights
3.67
[This is an ARC preview. A full review to come.]

Goodness.

The utter wealth of this book.

I am at a loss right now for the right words to string together
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Jul 02, 2015
Jun 15, 2015
 
Dualed (Dualed, #1)
3.49
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
4.08
...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
 
The Rest of Us Just Live Here
4.04
(This is a knee-jerk reaction/not at all full review. Stay tuned for that.)

Well. This was a wild ride from start to finish.

Before I start off with the
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May 13, 2015
Oct 22, 2014
 
Extraordinary Means
4.04
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
 
Relish: My Life in the Kitchen
3.85
It is rather ironic that, not even forty-eight hours after Ramadan ended, I am sitting here and fighting the urge to lick my fingers - over a graphic ...more
Jul 18, 2015
Jul 18, 2015
 
Watch the Sky
3.50
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
 
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
 
The Muse of Nightmares
3.93
This is why we need a Time Turner, guys.
not set
May 31, 2015
 
Uprooted
4.24
I've been holding off on even adding this to my shelf so that I could write up something about it.

And now I'm adding a note here to remind myself to w
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May 28, 2015
Jun 15, 2015
 
Variant (Variant, #1)
3.92
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
3.42
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
 
Young Widows Club
3.22
Reader, I skimmed this.

A month or so ago, on Twitter, I asked out of curiosity if anyone knew whether or not young married girls belonged in YA. The g
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Jul 31, 2015
Jul 13, 2015
 
Reunited
3.68
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
 
Shadow and Bone (The Grisha, #1)
4.09
Shadow and Bone is one of those amazing 2012 debuts that delivers everything the blurb promises you. And I mean everything.

Let's start off with Alina.
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Feb 13, 2012
Nov 11, 2011
 
In the Woods (Dublin Murder Squad, #1)
3.71
“What I am telling you, before you begin my story, is this -- two things: I crave truth. And I lie."

This is one of those titles that is an experience
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Apr 22, 2015
May 20, 2014
 
The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place
3.76
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
3.76
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
 
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
 
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
 
The Silent Wife
3.29
Well. This was interesting.

If anything, I appreciated a Gone Girl-esque story (but not entirely Gone Girl in that I actually could like the woman and
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Apr 20, 2015
Apr 27, 2014
 
Witchlanders
3.70
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 Year of Secret Assignments (Ashbury/Brookfield, #2)
3.90
I need to buy a copy of this that I can doodle little hearts in and pass around to all the younger teen girls I know. Just fun, relaxing, and I wish I ...more
Jul 22, 2015
May 25, 2015
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