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The Selection (The Selection, #1)
NOTE: I want to remind readers that it is important to give all books a fair chance despite negative reviews and controversy (see linked article)/the...more
Apr 21, 2012
Jan 20, 2012
The Woman Who Went to Bed for a Year
Sometimes I forget that I don't have to read everything that comes into my bookstore.
Mar 23, 2012
Mar 23, 2012
Darkness Becomes Her (Gods & Monsters, #1)
Normally, I don't bother with reviewing books, but this one really deserves some explanation. I picked up this book expecting it to be one of the wors...more
Mar 04, 2011
Mar 04, 2011
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
Gabby, Gabby, Gabby.

I call you this nickname in adoration, because I feel we've gotten really close. You wrote this beautiful novel for me (and maybe...more
Nov 22, 2013
Nov 21, 2013
Insurgent (Divergent, #2)
NOTE: If you really do not want to know the ending, then please do not read this review, as the ending was the only thing worth talking about.

Apr 30, 2012
Oct 25, 2011
Alright, so I was going to do a proper review, but I just can't. I'm punned out, folks.

Besides I fear I love this book too much to be silly about it....more
Apr 16, 2012
Sep 12, 2011
Teardrop (Teardrop, #1)
Right away the warning bell in my head goes off:

"They could do things, these women."

"The boy raised his index finger, reached toward her, and caught...more
Nov 05, 2013
Nov 04, 2013
More Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops
Yay, another! :)
not set
Apr 07, 2013
The Queen of the Tearling (The Queen of the Tearling, #1)
Initial thoughts: there is no way this is a YA book. If it is I would like to warn people about strong language, sexual situations, and disturbing dis...more
Dec 16, 2013
Dec 05, 2013
Every Day (Every Day #1)
There's not much I'll say about this book, because I think it's something you want to experience. It ended on an odd note, but goddamn I loved it at t...more
Jan 10, 2013
Jan 05, 2013
The Racket
I heard a rumour this one is about the different kinds of cheese and how they are all awesome in their own way—even if you are allergic to blue cheese...more
not set
Aug 21, 2013
Shatter Me (Shatter Me, #1)
I'm not gonna bother spoilering this book or summarizing plot, because I could probably do that in two sentences.

This book kept me on edge. On the edg...more
Nov 23, 2011
Sep 01, 2011
The Fault in Our Stars
Sentence: I sentence John Green to write a non-teen fiction book. Seriously, I think he should give it a try and (likely) excel. :)

Review: There are s...more
Jan 14, 2012
Jan 04, 2012
Night Film
I thought I'd be disappointed by this, because it began to end pathetically. It was beginning to lose its magical hold on me, but then Marisha did som...more
Sep 14, 2013
Sep 08, 2013
Partials (The Partials Sequence, #1)
Do not expect partial spoilers; there are entirely too many.

Sentence: I sentence Dan Wells to continuing his young adult series without dumbing it dow...more
Feb 25, 2012
Feb 12, 2012
Divergent (Divergent, #1)
I had to revise my rating for this book since it got super popular. Okay, so let's be honest here, people only love this book because:
a) you can divid...more
Apr 30, 2011
Apr 30, 2011
Half Bad (Half Life, #1)
Patrcik Ness's style meets Dark Age attitudes about witches and into the 21st century. It's a little confusing at times what time period you're in, th...more
Mar 18, 2014
Mar 17, 2014
The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle, #1)
I know many people love Stiefvater's Mercy Falls trilogy, but I have to say that I am glad she has come out with these brilliant plot-focused teen boo...more
Nov 07, 2012
Nov 05, 2012
Ruin and Rising (The Grisha, #3)
Well, I am I am very emotional right now and cannot commit to anything that spews out of my mouth either out of rage or just all the feels....more
Aug 17, 2014
Aug 16, 2014
Never underestimate a good short story. Some of these were disturbing and fantastic. I particularly enjoyed "Figment," "The Key," "The Raven Princess,...more
Feb 25, 2014
Feb 26, 2014
Shadow and Bone (The Grisha, #1)
I don't think there are really any spoilers in this "review", but be wary anyway.

Keywords: Powers, light, summoning, castes, fantasy, young adult, tee...more
Jul 13, 2012
Jan 07, 2012
Dark Inside (Dark Inside, #1)
**spoiler alert** Sentence: I sentence Jeyn Roberts to a long, unhollow life, feeling the ocean (but still creating chilling scenarios like in this no...more
Nov 09, 2011
Sep 09, 2011
Ashes (Ashes Trilogy, #1)
EDIT: LOL, just re-read this review. Jeez, it's so serious in the days before my Book on Trial reviews. I'm creeped out by the lack of puns and cheap...more
Sep 04, 2011
Sep 01, 2011
Legend (Legend, #1)
Firstly, just like Divergent, I had to revise this review as I had preemptively decided it’s fate. But this was, of course, post-Shusterman so I was d...more
Nov 30, 2011
Sep 09, 2011
The Night Circus
**spoiler alert** Okay,so I have to admit I was extremely skeptical about the reviews and buzz around this book. Especially when my coworker, with an...more
Sep 19, 2011
Sep 04, 2011
Why We Broke Up
Sentence: I sentence Daniel Handler to a series of really fortunate events---like a bonus check. If that doesn't make your writing less depressing, no...more
Dec 30, 2011
Jan 01, 2012
Stormdancer (The Lotus War, #1)
Namusanbou! I need this.

Keywords: Telepathy, animal-speak, griffins, stormdancing, storms, teens, Japanese, steampunk, fantasy, girl power, tattoos, d...more
Jul 21, 2012
Apr 03, 2012
Blood Red Road (Dust Lands, #1)
Spoilers Ahead

I think it'd be difficult to understand what I exactly loved about this teen book. Firstly, I guess I should say, it's not an average te...more
Jun 03, 2011
Jun 03, 2011
The Darkest Minds (The Darkest Minds, #1)
Note: This may seem like a long book where nothing happens, but it’s totally worth all the nothing you get from it (and that little bit of something)....more
Jan 2013
Mar 01, 2012
I always talk about this book in my reviews because I absolutely adore it. I didn't really know much about this book when I first started it, so that...more
Jan 15, 2011
Dec 28, 2010
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