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No One Else Can Have You
This book is about a girl from Wisconsin who learns that someone's been writing down brutally honest stuff about her. She goes around spying on and in ...more
Dec 05, 2013
Jun 17, 2013
Allegiant (Divergent, #3)
I loved Divergent and will always love it. But with Insurgent and now Allegiant, this trilogy has gradually moved away from the things I admired about ...more
Oct 24, 2013
Mar 01, 2013
The Conspiracy of Us (Untitled, #1)
This DaVinci Code inspired YA will appeal to those who enjoy action-packed, plot driven books. The premise (secret society who runs the world, girl wi ...more
Dec 21, 2014
Dec 21, 2014
Princess of Thorns
Really liked this one -- an imaginative fairy retelling mash-up with great character development, a lot of action and one of the best romances I've re ...more
Nov 28, 2014
Jan 25, 2014
I am a HUGE fan of David Levithan and his fictional collaborations with John Green and Rachel Cohn. In fact, Nick and Norah and Will Grayson, Will Gra ...more
Apr 23, 2013
Aug 21, 2012
Talon (Talon, #1)
Talon was not at all what I expected. For some reason, I had the idea that the book would be a YA fantasy, rich with dragon lore. Instead, I thought t ...more
Jun 07, 2014
May 31, 2014
Love, Lucy
I've enjoyed April Lindner's prior YA retellings, but sadly this one just wasn't for me. Love, Lucy is also a retelling -- of A Room With a View, a ...more
Dec 13, 2014
Dec 13, 2014
All the Bright Places
Dec 2014
I just started this book and am in love. I mean, these two meet on a ledge? And then they have a Virginia Woolf quote-off? That is so my kind
Jan 03, 2015
Jul 03, 2014
Snow Like Ashes (Snow Like Ashes, #1)
I fought through to the end, but must conclude that this was not a book for me. I've seen a lot of positive reviews, so perhaps I am in the minority. ...more
Oct 10, 2014
Mar 02, 2014
Champion (Legend, #3)
See full review (which includes my thoughts on how tricky it can be to end a dystopian trilogy) here at YA Romantics

First reaction on finishing: YES!
Nov 03, 2013
May 01, 2013
Ignite Me (Shatter Me #3)

Depending on your team, you're either going to love this book to death or hate it with a fiery passion. I was the weirdo who hadn't really
Feb 04, 2014
Nov 26, 2013
The Infinite Moment of Us
The Infinite Moment of Us is about a summer romance between two recent high school graduates, Charlie and Wren.

This sounded like the kind of character
Jul 18, 2013
Jun 01, 2013
The Mime Order (The Bone Season, #2)
Below are my off-the-top-of-my-head thoughts, but before you read those, check out this Book Discussion Post that Lauren of Love is Not a Triangle and ...more
Nov 15, 2014
May 31, 2014
Welcome to the Dark House (Dark House, #1)
Garth Vader? That just made me giggle..

Actual review: This book gave me pretty much what I was expecting: a fast-paced, campy, mildly scary story of a
Jul 22, 2014
Jan 22, 2014
Blue Lily, Lily Blue (The Raven Cycle, #3)
Ah, these books are killing me.

Random thoughts: I miss Kavinsky. Not so crazy about Piper and her husband. OR JESSE. SORRY JESSE.

Plot-wise, I don't t
Oct 17, 2014
Sep 15, 2013
The Distance Between Us
Caymen Meyers works at her mother's doll shop, which I thought was so funny. And creepy. I loved that the book takes advantage of every opportunity to ...more
May 16, 2013
May 16, 2013
The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls
The Yonahlossee Riding Camp is a place where rich young Southern girls are sent away from inappropriate boys, improper sexual urges, and the Great Dep ...more
May 14, 2013
May 15, 2013
Bright Before Sunrise
This book just never really held together for me, and I've been trying to figure out why. Here's my working theory:

Bright Before Sunrise is told from
Jan 17, 2014
Jan 18, 2014
Unravel Me (Shatter Me, #2)
My thoughts: Whew. So many thoughts about Unravel Me, and I will attempt to express them with no spoilers.

He's that bad boy that women think the
Feb 17, 2013
Feb 25, 2012
I have huge issues with stories that try to normalize or justify or romanticize relationships between high school teachers and their students. But tha ...more
Oct 05, 2014
Oct 05, 2014
Twisted Fate
This really wasn't what I expected. I went into this fearing the dreaded sibling love triangle and hoping for a dark, sexy romantic thriller, but got ...more
Dec 22, 2014
Dec 22, 2014
Mortal Heart (His Fair Assassin, #3)
Wow -- that was really good. I think Sybella's story is still my very favorite, but this book did a great job of tying these three companion books tog ...more
Oct 26, 2014
Feb 19, 2014
Replica (Replica, #1)
Replica has a cool premise and a was written by an author whose YA books I have enjoyed, but I'm sad to say I didn't completely love it.

First off, I t
Jul 2013
Jul 03, 2013
Dear Killer
This book drove me to the edge of frustration, but by the end, I had come to appreciate its good qualities. I will explain both sides of my reaction, ...more
Feb 27, 2014
Jun 17, 2013
Famous in Love (Famous in Love, #1)
A-ha -- there's a sequel. Because I was like "what kind of an ending was that?"

So ... mixed feelings. I loved the setting (Hawaii!) and I really like
Oct 25, 2014
Mar 02, 2014
These Broken Stars (Starbound, #1)
First, a review in pictures:

Based on the cover, I thought this book would be all ballgowns in space. Is there such a thing? If so, I'm all for it! The
Nov 23, 2013
Dec 06, 2012
The Retribution of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer, #3)
It was a LONG wait for this, and I'd forgotten some details about the first two books. A few (non-spoilery) observations:

-- By the second installment,
Dec 06, 2014
Jan 16, 2013
In the Shadow of Blackbirds
*I received an e-copy of this book from the publisher*

In the Shadow of Blackbirds is a unique and haunting story, beautifully told. It's rare that I r
Mar 21, 2013
Mar 22, 2013
The Winner's Curse (The Winner's Trilogy, #1)
A million thanks to FSG/Macmillan for allowing me to read an advance copy of this book for review on my blog, YA Romantics

Here's why this is book is a
Nov 28, 2013
Nov 26, 2013
Willowgrove (Hemlock, #3)
Just finished my #werewolfathon. Okay, so werewolves will never be my favorite paranormal creature, but I did enjoy this trilogy for the most part. Wi ...more
Jan 11, 2015
Jan 12, 2015
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