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Daughters of the River Huong
3.65
did not like it
I inter-library loaned this book as I though it sounded fabulous. This is several hours I will never get back. I kept hoping it would get better. The ...more
not set
May 01, 2011
 
Shadow and Bone (Shadow and Bone, #1)
4.05
it was amazing
I wrote the review below before this book came out and it is still one of my favorites. So glad to promote it to a new crop of readers. The second boo ...more
Apr 10, 2012
Apr 12, 2012
 
The Way to Stay in Destiny
3.75
it was amazing
If you liked Glory Be (and even if you didn't) read The Way to Stay in Destiny.
Theo must learn to live in a community that isn't thrilled to have him
...more
Jan 29, 2015
Jan 29, 2015
 
Daughter of Smoke & Bone (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #1)
4.04
it was amazing
If all the books I read could be like this one, I'd be a happy person - good plotting, great characters, cliffhanger ending that leaves me lusting for ...more
not set
Jul 15, 2011
 
One Kick (Kick Lannigan, #1)
3.78
it was amazing
If you enjoy the dark side of mystery - a little horror, some great plot twists - treat yourself to Chelsea Cain's newest book. I fell in love with he ...more
not set
Aug 28, 2014
 
Hold Me Closer: The Tiny Cooper Story
3.63
it was amazing
As I was reading Will Grayson, Will Grayson, I wondered what the screenplay Tiny was working on would actually sound like. Wonder no more - at least o ...more
Jan 29, 2015
Jan 29, 2015
 
Mosquitoland
3.92
it was amazing
Arnold gets it. Mim is on a journey to find her mom but more importantly to find herself.
This book was taken to task by Reece for Mim's use of Warrior
...more
Mar 23, 2015
Mar 23, 2015
 
The Wrath and the Dawn (The Wrath and the Dawn, #1)
4.20
it was amazing
I love A Thousand and One Nights so picking this up was a no-brainer.
Renee nails it. The story is engaging, I'm not yelling at stupid characters and
...more
May 13, 2015
May 14, 2015
 
Dry Bones (Walt Longmire, #11)
4.21
it was amazing
With one of the cheekiest, most original openings of late, I dove into the latest Longmire. I can't wait until the next.
Taunt writing, witty dialogue
...more
May 26, 2015
May 26, 2015
 
Tail Gait (Mrs. Murphy, #24)
3.89
liked it
These books have become so preachy, and yet I always read them. Amazing that she talked about transgender with Kaitlyn Jenner coming out. Especially k ...more
Jun 19, 2015
Jun 23, 2015
 
Nimona
4.20
it was amazing
Brilliant. A stand out in the world of increasingly better graphic novels. Interested to see what is next in this twisted world of right vs. might.
Nov 12, 2015
Nov 13, 2015
 
Counting Crows
3.49
it was amazing
What is black and white and red (read) all over and over and over?
I love the contrast of the red on the pages to make the crows and then the cat pop.
T
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Feb 25, 2015
Feb 25, 2015
 
When Mischief Came to Town
4.28
it was amazing
My boss handed me this book and I expected a cute little story. What I read was so much more. Inge Maria Jensen makes a long journey from her beloved ...more
Jul 20, 2015
Jul 21, 2015
 
The Boy in the Black Suit
3.92
it was amazing
This is a story about life and love but that simplifies it too much. Reynolds' language in stitching together this story of Matt and Love learning to ...more
Apr 07, 2015
Apr 08, 2015
 
All the Bright Places
4.20
it was amazing
I don't cry reading anymore. I lose myself in the characters but not to the point that I cry. UNTIL NOW. Niven gets it. Spoiler alert. I have someone ...more
Nov 12, 2014
Nov 12, 2014
 
Kill You Twice (Archie Sheridan & Gretchen Lowell, #5)
4.13
it was amazing
I know there is something very sick about me as I'm drawn to the serial killer books. Dexter has nothing on Gretchen Lowell though and this one is eve ...more
Sep 02, 2012
Sep 03, 2012
 
Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie
3.87
really liked it
I'm into the smirk-worthy books but this one gives this ex-English teacher's heart a jolt. Scott is beginning his freshman year and to his horror, fin ...more
Dec 13, 2011
Dec 13, 2011
 
Breaking Stalin's Nose
3.80
really liked it
This title caught my eye when I was shelving books so a grabbed it then two weeks later it appeared on the Caudill list. Thus it went to the top of th ...more
Feb 10, 2013
Feb 13, 2013
 
Anything But Typical
3.88
liked it
Nothing makes me more angry then finding lots of mistakes within a book that isn't a pre-pub. I counted five and that just detracts from the story. Do ...more
Apr 19, 2012
Apr 19, 2012
 
Wintergirls
3.98
really liked it
This was one of the hardest books to read - hard in that Anderson brings Lia's story to life is such a disturbing way. Lia suffers from anorexia and a ...more
Feb 13, 2013
Feb 13, 2013
 
The Shadows (The Books of Elsewhere, #1)
3.94
it was ok
I sincerely hope I can figure out a way to enjoy these books for younger students so I have a means of encouraging them to read. One thing I need to g ...more
Apr 06, 2012
Apr 07, 2012
 
Five Flavors of Dumb
3.88
really liked it
Five Flavors of Dumb is the name of the band in the story not a commentary about the book. It's a fun read about kids coming together with various lev ...more
Feb 13, 2013
Feb 13, 2013
 
Still Missing
3.96
it was amazing
I rarely swear when I talk about a book but what happened to this girl (yeah it's fiction but I put myself in a character's place and that terrifies m ...more
Aug 2011
Aug 04, 2011
 
Sisters
4.29
it was amazing
Once again, Raina hits it out of the park with excellent artwork and a story that alternates with memory and present day for the character with the ch ...more
Sep 10, 2014
Aug 28, 2014
 
The Scorpio Races
4.08
it was amazing
I've been having fun handing books to kids and I had heard wonderful things about this one. I knew just who I was going to give it to if it turned out ...more
Nov 22, 2011
Nov 13, 2011
 
Candy Bomber: The Story of the Berlin Airlift's "Chocolate Pilot"
4.09
really liked it
This was a great non-fiction read for younger students to introduce the Berlin Airdrop and the fun twist that is Lt. Gail Halvorsen. I knew a lot abou ...more
Feb 06, 2013
Feb 13, 2013
 
Pippi Longstocking
4.11
it was ok
I think I'm the only person on the planet who is annoyed with Pippi. I just wanted the story to end. I tried to remember to read it as my 3rd grade se ...more
Aug 22, 2015
Sep 06, 2015
 
Shatter Me (Shatter Me, #1)
4.01
really liked it
I hate the writing style. I love the writing style. Tahereh uses the strikethrough technique effectively to let you know what the main character is th ...more
Oct 04, 2011
Oct 05, 2011
 
Orbiting Jupiter
4.25
it was amazing
Wrenched out my heart. not sure I'll be the same anytime a hear a little girl say Jackie.
Aug 23, 2015
Aug 23, 2015
 
Sin in the Second City: Madams, Ministers, Playboys, and the Battle for America's Soul
3.61
really liked it
If you want an interesting read about Chicago's Everleigh club in a non-fiction format, the first 3/4ths of the book are great. Could have done withou ...more
Jul 06, 2011
Jun 27, 2011
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