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This is Not a Test (This is Not a Test #1)
[Edited, because ZOMBIE NAILS. See below]

4.5 stars

This is not a zombie book.

This book has zombies in it. But it’s not about zombies, as such.

It’s abo
Feb 04, 2012
Jan 23, 2012
Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1)

3.5 stars

I’d venture to say that the version of Cinderella most people of my generation (or thereabouts) were introduced to was Disney’s blonde, blue-
Dec 05, 2011
Oct 13, 2011
Pure (Pure, #1)
Burn a Pure and Breathe the Ash . . .

When I was a teenager I uncovered a photo album in my grandparent’s house, tucked into the back of a cabinet, d
Nov 22, 2011
Nov 19, 2011
Starters (Starters, #1)
2.5 stars

The description of Starters immediately snagged my attention: teenage donor bodies, elderly renters, a vaguely sinister business commercialis
Feb 02, 2012
Jan 17, 2012
The 5th Wave (The Fifth Wave, #1)
4.5 stars

I don’t know about you, but for me, every iteration of the “Next Big Thing in YA” hoopla now comes with attendant alarm bells.

I am wary of hy
May 08, 2013
Feb 14, 2013
Glitch (Glitch, #1)
I’d like to be able to say that this is one for those readers seeking a solid dystopian YA with strong sci-fi elements, but in truth, this Glitch is n ...more
Jun 25, 2012
May 02, 2012
Night Beach
But there the night is close, and there
Darkness is cold and strange and bare;
And the secret deeps are whisperless;
... and music is
The exquisite knock
Apr 2012
Aug 18, 2011
Charm & Strange
“Love doesn’t always look nice.”

Few books manage to make me feel this way: cut open and broken and completely overcome.

It’s difficult to talk about
May 30, 2013
Feb 14, 2013
Slide (Slide, #1)
Once my flatmate and I camped out in our lounge room and watched all three seasons of Veronica Mars back to back. We may or may not have also been eat ...more
Dec 08, 2011
Nov 07, 2011
At first glance, Wanderlove appears to be a light piece of escapist travel fiction, treading the well-worn paths of comedic culture shock, adventure a ...more
Sep 11, 2011
Aug 26, 2011
Welcome, Caller, This Is Chloe
2.5 stars

Oh, Chloe. If I came across you on a street corner (most likely while you were dressed in your burrito costume), I’d probably scurry past giv
Feb 07, 2012
Feb 06, 2012
Dearly, Beloved (Gone With the Respiration, #2)
Though Dearly, Beloved finally hit its stride at around 70%, that was altogether far too late for this rating to be salvaged.

While the final chapters
Jul 08, 2012
Jun 05, 2012
The Vale Girl
review to come.
Aug 16, 2013
Aug 12, 2013
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