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The Purity Myth: How America's Obsession with Virginity is Hurting Young Women
An excellent, excellent argument for re-shaping society to measure a woman's worth on something other than her sexuality. This is not, I must add, an ...more
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Jul 06, 2009
Magic Steps (The Circle Opens, #1)
I just finished re-reading the whole series. What I love about Tamora Pierce's books is that she creates different worlds within the greater cosmos/ma ...more
Feb 2008
Feb 25, 2008
Storm (Elemental, #1)
Well, it took me a day to gulp this one down, so that should tell you I liked it :)

Becca is trying to survive high school after nasty rumors spread by
Feb 15, 2014
Feb 17, 2014
A Stir of Bones (Red Heart of Memories, # 0.5)
**spoiler alert** This is a beautiful little novel about a young girl's pushing outside of the structured and abusive boundaries of her family to find ...more
Sep 27, 2010
Sep 29, 2010
Glass Houses (The Morganville Vampires, #1)
I thought I was done with vampires, but I enjoyed this book. Claire Danvers is a sixteen-year-old advanced placement student at a fictional university ...more
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Apr 26, 2011
The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms (Inheritance, #1)
To say that I loved this book is probably an understatement. I LOVED this book. Devoured it in one day sitting by the pool on vacation.
It's hard to co
Apr 02, 2010
Apr 03, 2010
The Demon Redcoat (Traitor to the Crown, #3)
This book is the sequel to The Patriot Witch, but can easily be read on its own. The action picks up several months later, in the thick of the Revolut ...more
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Jul 06, 2009
Every Day (Every Day #1)
The premise of this book is that A wakes up every day in a different body. He doesn't know why, and has been doing this as long as he can remember. (W ...more
Dec 23, 2012
Dec 27, 2012
Spirits That Walk in Shadow (Chapel Hollow, #3)
Kim is hoping that her first year of college will be better than her last year of high school - that she'll shake off the crippling depression that se ...more
Jun 19, 2011
Jun 21, 2011
Rainbows End
Rainbow's End is set in a near future world where terrorist attacks take the form of biological warfare and subliminal suggestion, children spend thei ...more
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Apr 03, 2010
I didn't read this book - I devoured it in one afternoon, only putting it down to take potty breaks. Possess grabs you from the beginning and doesn't ...more
Aug 27, 2011
Aug 28, 2011
The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Vol I: The Pox Party
Octavian Nothing is the story of a prince raised as part of an experiment by a group of scientists in pre-revolutionary Boston. The beginning of the b ...more
Dec 22, 2010
Dec 23, 2010
New Amsterdam (New Amsterdam, #1)
New Amsterdam is a collection of short stories about Detective Crown Inspector Abigail Irene Garrett, a forensic sorceress, and Sebastien de Ulloa, a ...more
Jul 23, 2011
Jul 23, 2011
Song of Scarabaeus (Scarabaeus, #1)
I enjoyed this book. Soft science fiction and space opera combined, complete with an oppressive government (the Crib), a mysterious and sexy bodyguard ...more
Oct 16, 2010
Oct 18, 2010
The Twelfth Enchantment
I really enjoyed this book. A mixture of historical fiction and fantasy, seasoned with a touch of romance. Set during the time of the Luddites in Engl ...more
Jan 25, 2012
Jan 25, 2012
The Witch's Daughter
The Witch's Daughter follows Bess, a witch in England, from the beginning of her life to modern day almost six hundred years later as she grows in her ...more
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Feb 25, 2013
Seed Seeker (Seed, #3)
Good YA scifi is hard to find, and having heard good buzz about Seed Seeker I was pleased when a friend gave me a copy. I wasn't disappointed. The sto ...more
Jan 2011
Feb 04, 2011
I am in awe of Robin McKinley. Someday, I hope to write as well as she does, but until then I am extremely grateful that she continues to produce exce ...more
Jan 2010
Oct 31, 2010
The Realms of the Gods (Immortals, #4)
I'm going to have to agree with other reviewers - I think this was the weakest in the series. In this book Daine and Numair are taken to the Immortal ...more
Dec 26, 2010
Dec 30, 2010
On the Edge (The Edge, #1)
Ilona Andrews's books are always dependable - fun, romance, humor, and good plotting. This one was no exception. A bit more romance than the Kate Dani ...more
May 2010
Aug 23, 2010
A Dilly of a Death (China Bayles, #12)
This is part of a series, but I read it without having read the other books and was able to follow the plot. I liked the Texas setting, and the main c ...more
Jun 12, 2011
Jun 13, 2011
Street Magic (Black London, #1)
Pete is a cop in London, and the latest case to arrive on her desk involves kidnapped children. When a man from her past, Jack, contacts her with info ...more
Aug 2010
Aug 23, 2010
The Bone Palace (The Necromancer Chronicles, #2)
Well, I bought and read this book in one day, so what does that tell you? :)

This book continues the adventures of Isyllt, a necromancer in service to
Feb 03, 2011
Feb 04, 2011
Empire in Black and Gold (Shadows of the Apt, #1)
My first two books of the year are decidedly not 'me' books. This is a not 'me' book. I would never have picked it up on my own, therefore I'm very gl ...more
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Jan 11, 2012
Touch the Dark (Cassandra Palmer, #1)
This book was a mess. An absolute mess. Plotting was terrible, the ending fell flat, and the author resorts to throwing in sex scenes at the end to tr ...more
Jan 2008
Jan 18, 2008
Deathwish (Cal Leandros #4)
This book was okay. Like a lot of urban fantasy I've read recently it tended to jump from fight scene to fight scene, with a loosely connected plot. W ...more
Dec 26, 2009
Jan 02, 2010
Silent on the Moor (Lady Julia, #3)
The conclusion to the Lady Julia Grey trilogy, this historical romance/mystery had a different feel than the others in this series. For one there was ...more
Oct 28, 2010
Oct 31, 2010
Enchanted Ivy
Lily's dream in life is to attend Princeton. Her Grandpa has raised her on stories of his alma mater, and she's thrilled to spend a weekend visiting t ...more
Jul 09, 2011
Jul 09, 2011
This book isn't really a novel, rather a collection of short stories about one main character, Annie, on the planet Mirabike. She and the other coloni ...more
Jul 07, 2012
Jul 11, 2012
Wild Magic (Immortals, #1)
I LOVE Tamora Pierce's books, and this one was no exception. A re-read, which is extremely rare for me. The first book in the Immortals trilogy, Pierc ...more
Dec 23, 2010
Dec 25, 2010
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