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Wolf in White Van
3.72
did not like it
Upon finishing Wolf in White Van, I spent a good hour reading reviews - what were they seeing that I couldn't? That was back in August. Now, weeks lat ...more
Sep 2014
Aug 29, 2014
 
Goodnight June
3.81
it was ok
this review will go live on the blog 6/5


You know those books you hear about that sound AMAZING, those books you cannot wait to get your hands on and c
...more
Jun 02, 2014
Mar 07, 2014
 
Wild Cards (Wild Cards, #1)
3.95
did not like it
This review will go live on the blog 09/19

Wilds Cards is, unfortunately, a prime example of an intriguing plot that had a horrible execution. Southern
...more
Aug 07, 2013
Aug 01, 2013
 
Dangerous
3.43
did not like it
this review goes live on the blog 3/4

Between that beautiful cover and - hello - SHANNON HALE, Dangerous was one of my most anticipated releases of 201
...more
Feb 17, 2014
Jul 20, 2013
 
Left in the Wind: A Novel of the Lost Colony: The Roanoke Journal of Emme Merrimoth
3.04
did not like it
Yeah, this was not the book for me. I wanted a historical fiction novel about Roanoke. What I got was essentially 1580s New World erotica. The MC slee ...more
May 14, 2016
Jan 02, 2016
 
The Dressmaker
3.41
it was ok
The cast was overwhelmingly large and, even having finished it, I'm still having a hard time getting everyone straight. Ms. Ham's attempt at memorable ...more
Aug 12, 2015
Aug 03, 2015
 
Pretty Baby
3.75
liked it
While the ending didn't quite work for me (it felt so sudden and out of the blue) and there were threads that either didn't go anywhere or were quickl ...more
Jun 22, 2015
Apr 16, 2015
 
I Am Pilgrim (Pilgrim, #1)
4.23
it was amazing
this review will go live on the blog 05/27

I Am Pilgrim is a sweeping 700-page behemoth of a novel that spans multiple decades and continents and I cou
...more
Apr 28, 2014
Apr 14, 2014
 
A Murder in Time (Kendra Donovan, #1)
3.74
really liked it
I didn't think too much of this one in the early chapters - too much setting up her 'present day' life/secret raid - but once things got rolling I was ...more
Mar 27, 2016
Jan 23, 2016
 
I Always Loved You
3.63
it was ok
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She would adore her child and tend her husband, but love, that elusive prize, had left her now. What a horror
...more
Feb 27, 2014
Feb 08, 2014
 
The Girl on the Train
3.88
it was ok
2.5 maybe? Almost a 3?

I don't know if I'm more upset with myself for not enjoying The Girl on the Train more or the book for not being nearly as incre
...more
Feb 10, 2015
Oct 24, 2014
 
The Girl Before
3.96
really liked it
Although The Girl Before was downright disturbing, I tore through it, needing to know more. The then and now chapters were an absolute joy - though I' ...more
Aug 11, 2016
Aug 07, 2016
 
The Night Garden
3.37
did not like it
I wish I had something better to say, or at least something more to comment on. Truth be told, nothing about The Night Garden grabbed me. I didn't car ...more
Oct 27, 2014
Oct 27, 2014
 
Black Rabbit Hall
3.85
it was amazing
Black Rabbit Hall is one of those books that's So. Hard. for me to discuss in any coherent manner. Anything I type wants to come out bolded and in all ...more
Dec 08, 2015
Sep 05, 2015
 
Sleeping Giants (Themis Files, #1)
3.84
really liked it
I really don't have a whole lot to say about this one other than I LOVED it! Because of the format - logs, camera footage, interview transcriptions, e ...more
Oct 23, 2015
Oct 22, 2015
 
The Room
3.54
it was ok
And suddenly I realized the difference between me and my colleagues. I was ahead of them the whole time. By about two weeks. It took them numerous att
...more
Jan 29, 2015
Aug 08, 2014
 
Bellweather Rhapsody
3.78
it was ok
this review will go live on the blog 05/13

Let's take another look at that summary, shall we? In just a single sentence I was hooked and needed to read
...more
May 05, 2014
Sep 03, 2013
 
Ugly Girls
3.20
liked it
Ugly Girls lays everything out in the open from the very beginning. There's no glossing over or pretty little bows. Instead, this is a story with a st ...more
Oct 23, 2014
May 21, 2014
 
An Uncertain Choice (An Uncertain Choice, #1)
3.81
did not like it
DNF on pg. 119

Trying to go through old netgalley novels and this one sounded cute and fun. Unfortunately, Rosemarie is Queen of the Mary Sues and is d
...more
Jul 09, 2015
Jul 09, 2015
 
Find Me (Find Me, #1)
3.86
really liked it
Review goes live on the blog 9/20!

I don't want to jinx myself, but I've been having insanely good luck lately with Young Adult Thrillers. Before I beg
...more
Aug 08, 2013
Jul 16, 2013
 
At the Water's Edge
3.64
it was ok
Because I have only read one other novel of Gruen's, I really don't know if At the Water's Edge is simply a fluke or if this is how all of her novels ...more
Feb 13, 2015
Feb 10, 2015
 
The Girl Before
3.70
really liked it
I was shocked to learn JP Delaney is actually a pseudonym for another author (there are rumors as to the true identity), but I am NOT the least bit su ...more
Jan 02, 2017
Jan 01, 2017
 
The Hired Girl
3.97
it was ok
What originally started out as an intriguing story (girl runs away from her horrible home and flees to the city where she's determined to make her own ...more
Sep 2015
Apr 23, 2015
 
Hyde
3.44
did not like it
I like posting reviews on release dates, but this one drops (ha) on my mom's birthday and I refuse to soil (ha) her day with this book. Instead, the r ...more
Mar 12, 2014
Sep 03, 2013
 
My Best Friend, Maybe
3.46
really liked it
this review will go live on the blog 06/03


Newcomers to Carter's work take note: this is not an author who's afraid to tackle heavy subjects. Last year
...more
Dec 03, 2013
Nov 07, 2013
 
The Sinister Sweetness of Splendid Academy
3.95
really liked it
http://theprettygoodgatsby.wordpress....

2012 is the year of retellings and until now, I can't think of any other retelling of Hansel and Gretel. The m
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Apr 15, 2012
Apr 13, 2012
 
The Girl from Summer Hill (Summer Hill, #1)
3.78
really liked it
The Girl from Summer Hill was such an unexpected delight - so readable and ridiculously funny, with a romance that had me swooning all afternoon! This ...more
Apr 12, 2016
Mar 09, 2016
 
Brown Girl Dreaming
4.10
it was amazing
brown girl dreaming is a book I need to own in hardback; a review copy just won't cut it. This is a story I want to cherish and share and I want it to ...more
Jul 15, 2014
Jul 14, 2014
 
A Tale for the Time Being
3.97
it was amazing
http://theprettygoodgatsby.wordpress....

Hi!
My name is Nao, and I am a time being.

On a seemingly ordinary day, a Hello Kitty lunchbox is washed ashore
...more
Mar 02, 2013
Oct 18, 2012
 
My Basmati Bat Mitzvah
3.70
it was amazing
This review will go live on the blog 10/14

BEWARE: this review amounts to little more than an incoherent, rambly love letter.

You know that one review t
...more
Oct 06, 2013
Jun 27, 2013
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