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Out of the Silent Planet (Space Trilogy, #1)
I enjoyed this book more for the abstract ideas behind the story than the plot itself (although Lewis' creativity in developing a foreign world, sever...more
Aug 2012
Mar 29, 2012
Stains of Grace
Cantrell’s third book in the Demons of Saltmarch series is faster, grittier, and more intense than the first two. In this installment, our main charac...more
Apr 18, 2012
Apr 14, 2012
The Book Thief
This book is neither a light read nor an entertaining read. It has a very melancholy feel. Two things stick with me after finishing this book.

1 - Gros...more
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Aug 06, 2011
The Bride Collector
Easily one of Dekker’s best works, this book immediately shot into my top three (if not my favorite). The story explores what true beauty is as oppose...more
Jan 2011
Aug 06, 2011
@WriMo: A 30-Day Survival Guide for Writers
Are you new to writing, as in never finished (or maybe started) a novel? @WriMo is for you.

Are you a National Novel Writing Month (or JuNoWriMo) virgi...more
Sep 29, 2012
Oct 19, 2012
This was a cute picture book with elaborate fantasy-style illustrations. The artwork was excellent but the storytelling fell a little short for me. Th...more
May 18, 2012
May 18, 2012
The Priest's Graveyard
Dekker knows how to write a thriller. I'm a pretty big fan, however, this wasn't one of my favorites. The protagonist (Renee) and supporting character...more
Aug 10, 2011
Aug 06, 2011
Immanuel's Veins
To our world that has forgotten the meaning of selflessness and unconditional love, Dekker spins a tale to remind us not only of what true love really...more
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Aug 06, 2011
The Card
The Card was a fast-paced thriller that took off from the first instant.

This short story jumps right into the mystery as three friends find an unknown...more
Jan 13, 2013
Jan 13, 2013
The Death Cure (Maze Runner, #3)
I loved this series, but the last book fell a little short. It wasn't terrible, and it was pretty good. But it wasn't awesome, and nowhere near as goo...more
May 12, 2012
May 02, 2012
Between the Land and the Sea (Marina's Tales, #1)
3.5 stars. I enjoyed the plot but several things were annoying and really slowed it down for me: the narration cutting into the dialog was part of it,...more
Apr 26, 2014
Apr 21, 2014
An action-packed story full of mystery that kept me on my toes. My only complaint was that it took me a bit to get into the story because I found the...more
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Aug 06, 2011
Clockwise (Clockwise, #1)
I came to this story with two things: a love of time travel and a general leeriness for YA that focuses on high school drama.

Strauss does a good job a...more
May 29, 2012
May 22, 2012
Ned Firebreak
Ned Firebreak is a quirky, fun adventure perfect for pre-teens on up. This tale of princesses, dragons, and other magical beings turns the fantasy gen...more
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May 13, 2013
The Siren
A great novel by a new author. The struggle of a forbidden love in an impossible situation. Impossible because our heroine, the Siren still has 19 yea...more
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Aug 06, 2011
Island of Fog (Island of Fog, #1)
Island of Fog is a story about a group of kids whose families have been living isolated on an island for the past twelve or thirteen years. The kids c...more
Apr 30, 2012
Apr 16, 2012
Demon: A Memoir
If you've ever wondered why the devil and his demons are evil and why they go to all the trouble to wreak havoc in the world, Tosca explores this very...more
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Aug 06, 2011
The Host (The Host, #1)
This is a survival story after the world has been taken over by aliens who inhabit humans' bodies. A small colony of unaffected human rebels are hidin...more
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Aug 06, 2011
The Sanctuary
This is probably my least favorite Dekker book. It's dark, crude, and gritty, but that wasn't what turned me away. I blamed first person point of view...more
Mar 11, 2013
Feb 08, 2013
Take One (Above the Line #1)
Good plot, but the writing was on and off for me. A Christian-themed book, but sometimes predictibly phony, especially any parts/characters coming fro...more
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Aug 06, 2011
Eyes Wide Open
Eyes Wide Open is a Dekker masterpiece.

This four-part tale joins two friends, who have little idea who they are, on a journey of self discovery as the...more
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Feb 04, 2013
Great premise, intriguing story, but it really slowed down about halfway through. At that point, the plot was indistinguishable.
Jul 2011
Aug 06, 2011
Camouflage (Ghost Targets, #4)
This, the fourth installment in the Katie Pratt series, was easily one of my favorites. While hunting for a group of rebels who use an illegal device...more
Feb 2012
Mar 01, 2012
Children of the Mind (The Ender Quintet, #4)
Quite a bit slower than the other Ender books. I enjoyed the characters and the story, but as this is the 4th book by Card I've read this year, some o...more
Jul 22, 2012
Jul 08, 2012
Ruby: A Mystic Stones Jewel
Ruby is a short story companion to the Mystic Stone Series (Obsidian is book 1). I read Ruby blind, that is, I hadn’t read Obsidian or anything else b...more
Mar 15, 2013
Apr 06, 2013
Lichgates (The Grimoire Saga, #1)
From the first few pages into this story, it was obvious that Boyce has a way with words. As a writer myself, I found myself admiring the way she used...more
Nov 25, 2012
Sep 08, 2012
Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #1)
Maybe I shouldn't compare this book to Twilight. Maybe that's not coming at it from an untainted view. But I don't think I can really review this book...more
Mar 21, 2012
Nov 25, 2011
Flight of Blue
Flight of Blue is a fantasy adventure novel about a boy who falls into the unlikely quest of helping a talking, magical Opossum. This unexpected missi...more
Jul 29, 2012
Mar 22, 2012
Into the Flames
Rahab Carmichael has never fit in. Part of it is due to her quiet nature but the bigger issue is her trying to hide her secret ability. When she gets...more
Jan 2012
Aug 06, 2011
Labyrinth of Fire (Island of Fog, #2)
This second book in the Island of Fog series continues along Hal’s journey as he discovers what it means to be a dragon and struggles with his own lim...more
Sep 07, 2012
May 01, 2012
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