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Wither (The Chemical Garden, #1)
so this is the handmaid's tale for kids. with some new details for the modern set. premise: world is basically over. only north america survives, but...more
Aug 27, 2010
Aug 25, 2010
Angelfall (Penryn & the End of Days, #1)

three stars for the first half of this book, and a million for the last 3/4.

i know. i am the outlier. i am the one percent. come on and occupy me.

i h...more
Jan 05, 2012
Jan 04, 2012
ah, fanfiction. it is such a curious phenomenon to me. i find its very existence delightful and wondrous, but i know it is not for me, not really.

Nov 22, 2013
Nov 22, 2013
Dualed (Dualed, #1)

i am so torn.

on the one hand - it is a book about twins (clones) where, by law, one must eventually kill the other, thereby leaving only one human ins...more
Mar 12, 2013
Mar 12, 2013
The Man from Primrose Lane

i had no idea what i was getting into...

i came across this book at work when it first came in, and i was drawn to its cover, with its little subtle sw...more
Oct 2012
Sep 29, 2012
The Girl Who Was Saturday Night
i just loved this book.

it's taken me a while to sit down and write a review for this, because my love for it is difficult to put into words, it's jus...more
May 28, 2014
May 26, 2014
The Vanishing Game

this book was going to get a full-throated five star howl from me...but that ending... it was as if the winner of the miss universe pageant, still smi...more
Mar 08, 2012
Mar 08, 2012
Sharks & Boys

i am the person who will happily be on the receiving end of the question "does this milk taste bad to you??" i mean, what do...more
Jul 08, 2011
Jun 03, 2011
This Dark Endeavor (The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein, #1)

huh. i had never heard of this kenneth oppel fellow, but i guess he's some big deal in YA publishing. i have so much to learn.

i liked this book very m...more
Jul 2011
Jun 30, 2011
Sleep Donation
this is the first title from the newly-launched atavist books, which looks like it is going to be an e-publisher for cool novellas from authors i like...more
Jan 16, 2014
Jan 16, 2014
The Alpha Wolf Bent Me Over


this is a story about two 18-year-old girls who go to summer camp. what are 18-year olds doing going to summer camp when they are at the age...more
Jul 23, 2012
Jul 23, 2012
Motherfucking Sharks
i recently watched the incredible syfy original movie ghost shark in which a ghost shark attacks its victims in a pool,

in a bathtub

in a bucket at a...more
Aug 11, 2014
Aug 10, 2014
The Second Life of Samuel Tyne
i have figured out all the low ratings on this book. it is "sad." that seems to be the major complaint about this book. its sadness.


i mea...more
Feb 10, 2013
Feb 07, 2013
Until She Comes Home
2014 edgar nominee for best novel!

until she comes home is about the women, the wives living on a street in a white detroit neighborhood in 1958. their...more
Jul 03, 2013
Jul 01, 2013
Fathomless (Fairytale Retellings, #3)

dear jackson pearce,
consistency may well be the last refuge of the unimaginative, but cover-consistency?? we are booknerds. we needs it.

i am not sure...more
Jul 12, 2012
Jul 11, 2012
 Beautiful Lies
let me just come right out and say what you are all thinking: worst title ever. i know, i know, titles are haaard, but so is writing a book. this titl...more
Feb 20, 2013
Feb 21, 2013
The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls
i was honestly pretty let down by this. it was one of the "it" books from 2013, so i was expecting to love it, but it really fell short of my expectat...more
Jan 15, 2014
Jan 14, 2014
One Step Too Far
emily seems to have everything going for her: a loving husband ben, an adorable young son, and she is pregnant again. so why does she decide to walk a...more
Mar 11, 2013
Mar 11, 2013
The True and Splendid History of The Harristown Sisters

who knew that a book about hair would be so dang good? we're not talking about everyday run-of-the-mill hair here - this book is insp...more
Jul 31, 2014
Jul 27, 2014
Sweetly (Fairytale Retellings, #2)
i thought that these "fairy tale retellings" would all be retellings of different fairy tales with no overlap, but then some fenris from sisters red s...more
Dec 09, 2011
Dec 08, 2011
Divided (Dualed, #2)
call it a 2.5

ranganathan, don't fail me now!

so this might just be one of those YA books that doesn't make it into the crossover appeal basket. and tha...more
May 13, 2014
May 11, 2014
On the Lips of Children
despite being someone well-trained in the art of readers' advisory, sometimes it can be difficult to place the right book in the hands of the right re...more
Aug 14, 2013
Aug 14, 2013
Thin Space
looks like it's just me out here, not liking this book. which is fine - i don't like crowds anyway. imma just stretch out my arms and wave 'em around...more
May 23, 2014
May 22, 2014
The Templeton Twins Have an Idea (Templeton Twins, #1)
i read this because i came across an excerpt that made it sound really fun. despite my aversion to twins, and my not reading much middle grade, i thou...more
Apr 05, 2014
Apr 06, 2014
The Love Curse of the Rumbaughs

montambo recommended this book to me because i fear twins and their freakish abilities and the way they want to use mind control on us all....more
not set
Jun 12, 2010
The Girl Who Would Speak for the Dead
i seem to have a knack lately for choosing perfectly average books to read...

this is a book i failed to win as a firstreads giveaway (hhmph) but was...more
Jul 18, 2011
Jul 18, 2011
White Is For Witching
i read this. im not sure how to review it. like the other things i have read by her, she shows a great flair for foreboding and atmosphere but the end...more
not set
Sep 01, 2009
The Icarus Girl
okay so the ending - who knows - but the rest of the book had a lot of enjoyable writing. its true it was predictable and there were some inconsistenc...more
Feb 07, 2009
Feb 05, 2009
Measuring Time
i wish i could have made a shelf called "books where two twins set off to become soldiers together, only one has second thoughts, and turns back, and...more
Sep 28, 2008
Sep 24, 2008
The Perpetual Ending
again - canada equals beautiful. and despite my natural aversion to twins, and the fact that i am dead inside, i was... moved. i felt a deep sorrow fr...more
Jan 31, 2009
Jan 29, 2009
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