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The Bees
The Bees is unique and unusual in the best possible way. Laline Paull has created a perfectly blended paradox: she celebrates the amazing evolutionary...more
Apr 09, 2014
Apr 05, 2014
Deadly Expectations (The Chronicles of Anna, #1)
Is it fair to begin a review with "I tried really hard to finish this book."?

A lot of writers create suspense by keeping the reader in the dark about...more
Feb 06, 2012
Jan 27, 2012
All the Truth That's in Me
I keep returning to teen and YA novels for quick fixes, and I'm continually delighted by how engrossing the stories can be. This one had me on page on...more
Mar 04, 2014
Mar 02, 2014
The Murder of King Tut
The true stories of Tutankhamun and Howard Carter - told simultaneously in the form of a novel - should have been an excellent read. Unfortunately, it...more
Aug 04, 2013
Aug 02, 2013
The Pillars of Creation (Sword of Truth, #7)
With most of the Sword of Truth books, Terry Goodkind weaves a story that is so captivating, that you're always aching to know what happens on the nex...more
Dec 10, 2011
Dec 07, 2011
Faith of the Fallen (Sword of Truth, #6)
**spoiler alert** So far, Faith of the Fallen is my absolute favorite book in The Sword of Truth Series. Taking a break from the brutality of the Impe...more
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Jan 07, 2012
I Am Number Four (Lorien Legacies, #1)
Although I Am Number Four was a fun read with a good story, I'm not sure that I would go out of my way to recommend it to anyone over the age of 18. I...more
Jan 16, 2012
Jan 13, 2012
The Troop
The Troop is very scary, rather disgusting, completely haunting, and subtly Canadian in the best possible way. Some books are so great that they linge...more
Sep 15, 2014
Sep 17, 2014
The Pale King
The best word I can use to describe The Pale King is thick - like a mouthful of peanut butter. You don't so much read this book as experience it. Wear...more
Feb 10, 2013
Jan 21, 2013
Shadow of Night
I'm having a terrible time deciding whether or not I like this series.

Once again I went with the audio book, which again seems to drag on forever and...more
Jul 07, 2013
Jun 25, 2013
Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
I had so many things I wanted to write about Catching Fire when I first started reading it, but I can't put any of them down without spoiling the book...more
Jan 11, 2012
Dec 16, 2011
The Art of Beadwork: Historic Inspiration, Contemporary Design
This is a fantastic must-read for anyone that loves beads. Valerie Hector has created a wonderful tour through the history of beadwork across the glob...more
Jan 22, 2012
Jan 11, 2012
Ready Player One
O M G*

*Which is to say, Ready Player One is officially one of my all time favorite novels. And to think I almost passed it by.

When I picked up the aud...more
Oct 26, 2012
Sep 27, 2012
Who's Who in Egyptian Mythology
Despite its age, this book is an excellent little resource. Who's Who in Egyptian Mythology is essentially a glossary of Ancient Egypt, with entries o...more
Jun 24, 2013
Jun 22, 2013
Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)
Although the story and characters are just as fantastic in Mockingjay as in the first two books in this trilogy, it was my least favorite. I will say...more
Jan 13, 2012
Dec 16, 2011
Chainfire (Sword of Truth, #9)
I can't decide if this is one of my favorite Sword of Truth books, or my least favorite. One thing that is universal about each title in the series, i...more
Jan 20, 2012
Jan 07, 2012
Zoo was an entertaining story with an interesting idea, but really lacked detail. The descriptions ranged from brief to non-existant (the only transit...more
Jan 16, 2013
Jan 12, 2013
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1)
**spoiler alert** I wish that I could give this book 5 stars. The story was excellent, and the writing superbly palatable. I almost wish that I hadn't...more
May 14, 2013
May 11, 2013
Scholastic Reader Level 1: The Super Secret Adventure Club
It seems incredibly cynical to compose a negative review of a leveled reader, but since these books are educational tools, I feel compelled to hold th...more
Jun 06, 2014
Jun 19, 2014
Not Taco Bell Material
Full disclosure: I didn't finish this book.

I picked up Not Taco Bell Material up because of the title. I've never been a fan of Adam Carolla, and I h...more
May 23, 2013
May 19, 2013
The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry
Short and sweet but never sappy, "The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry" is filled with unexplained book industry and literary references that avid readers w...more
Jun 18, 2014
Jun 17, 2014
Dinner with Lisa
This was an incredibly beautiful novel, though the subject matter is anything but. So many emotions run through the pages - from sadness and despair,...more
Mar 13, 2012
Mar 04, 2012
Baking Cakes in Kigali
Baking Cakes in Kigali is one of those books that you want to go on forever - I loved every single paragraph. Gaile Parkin has created such an amazing...more
Mar 29, 2012
Mar 23, 2012
Star Wars: Legacy of the Force: Tempest: Book 3
I have listened to a lot of audiobooks, and while most of them where better than Tempest, none of them had performances that were quite so entertainin...more
Feb 04, 2012
Jan 11, 2012
Brave New World
Brave New World is layered with so many interesting contradictions, that it’s difficult to choose a favorite. Here we have a world where personal heli...more
Mar 16, 2012
Nov 20, 2011
The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1)
I couldn't give this book a full 5 stars, because I had some mixed feelings about it. It was a very entertaining read, a clever story, and the charact...more
Mar 20, 2012
Nov 09, 2011
The Wind Through the Keyhole: A Dark Tower Novel
After Wizard and Glass (one of my favorites), my love for the Dark Tower series really started to fade out. This started during the Wizard of Oz stuff...more
Sep 12, 2012
Sep 09, 2012
World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War
One of the best things about zombies being the new black, is that we get to have so many new perspectives on a classic sub-genre. Max Brooks had alrea...more
Feb 15, 2012
Nov 23, 2011
I seriously hope that Daniel H. Wilson has a lot more books in him, because I can't wait for more.

I didn't love Amped quite as much as Robopocalypse,...more
Oct 17, 2012
Oct 13, 2012
Simple Glass Beading
At first glance, I thought this was going to be yet another book about sewing beads to other things. I was surprised to find that Simple Glass Beading...more
Mar 18, 2012
Mar 18, 2012
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