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Wild Cards (Wild Cards, #1)
3.93
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
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Aug 07, 2013
Aug 01, 2013
 
Wolf in White Van
3.87
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
3.82
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
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Jun 02, 2014
Mar 07, 2014
 
Dangerous
3.43
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
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Feb 17, 2014
Jul 20, 2013
 
I Am Pilgrim
4.22
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
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Apr 28, 2014
Apr 14, 2014
 
My Best Friend, Maybe
3.55
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
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Dec 03, 2013
Nov 07, 2013
 
Find Me (Find Me, #1)
3.83
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
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Aug 08, 2013
Jul 16, 2013
 
I Always Loved You
3.62
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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
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Feb 27, 2014
Feb 08, 2014
 
The Sinister Sweetness of Splendid Academy
3.95
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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
 
Ugly Girls
3.44
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
 
Steal the North
3.88
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A few months ago I discussed imprints and I mentioned one of my go-to imprints (according to my ratings) is Vi
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Apr 11, 2014
Jul 20, 2013
 
My Basmati Bat Mitzvah
3.70
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
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Oct 06, 2013
Jun 27, 2013
 
Bellweather Rhapsody
3.81
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
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May 05, 2014
Sep 03, 2013
 
The Night Garden: A Novel
3.34
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
 
The Kiss of Deception (The Remnant Chronicles, #1)
4.04
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On the day she is to be married, Princess Lia makes the rash decision to flee. She leaves behind her family, h
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Jun 08, 2014
Jun 05, 2014
 
Hyde
3.55
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 Beloved Brontosaurus: On the Road with Old Bones, New Science, and Our Favorite Dinosaurs
3.91
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Let's face it: dinosaurs have been culturally demarcated as kitschy kid stuff - triggers for nostalgia and iro
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Apr 09, 2013
Sep 19, 2012
 
Sacrifice (Elemental, #5)
4.08
Reviewing Sacrifice isn't easy for me. I had such high expectations and Brigid Kemmerer totally let me down. Everything the previous novels had been w ...more
Sep 18, 2014
Apr 11, 2013
 
Note to Self
2.57
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The undiscussed surgeries lay like a weapon on the table before them. Her mother knew, despite the jabs about
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May 24, 2013
May 23, 2013
 
2 A.M. at The Cat's Pajamas
3.56
Chock-full of metaphory goodness, 2AM at The Cat's Pajamas beautifully weaves together three storylines gravitating around a past-its-prime jazz club. ...more
Aug 04, 2014
Aug 04, 2014
 
Brown Girl Dreaming
4.10
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
 
Glow
3.64
Glow is the kind of novel I want to shout about, the kind of novel I want to shove into the hands of complete and total strangers. I’m floored that it ...more
Nov 21, 2014
Nov 08, 2014
 
The Promise of Amazing
3.47
With a title like The Promise of Amazing, the jokes come all too easy - particularly when the book isn't quite what was, well, promised. To cut right ...more
Dec 28, 2013
Dec 29, 2013
 
The Accidental Empress
4.00
The Accidental Empress proves Allison Pataki is not a one-hit wonder; this woman is here to stay and, my goodness, does she have stories to tell! As w ...more
Nov 26, 2014
Nov 22, 2014
 
A Tale for the Time Being
3.95
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Hi!
My name is Nao, and I am a time being.

On a seemingly ordinary day, a Hello Kitty lunchbox is washed ashore
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Mar 02, 2013
Oct 18, 2012
 
The Colossus Rises (Seven Wonders, #1)
3.80
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On the morning I was scheduled to die, a large barefoot man with a bushy red beard waddled past my house.

That,
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Feb 06, 2013
Feb 06, 2013
 
Cracked (Soul Eater, #1)
4.10
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Cracked is a novel that came out of nowhere and took me by surprise. Initially I wasn't expecting more than a
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Nov 07, 2013
Oct 19, 2013
 
All the Light We Cannot See
4.20
In a sentence: All the Light We Cannot See is a haunting, lyrical novel that broke my heart a hundred times over - and I would gladly allow it another ...more
May 23, 2014
Sep 30, 2013
 
One Plus One
3.95
this review will go live on the blog 7/1


Whenever Jojo Moyes releases a new novel I know I'm in for a good time. The moment I have it in my hands I beg
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Jun 19, 2014
Dec 03, 2013
 
Archetype
3.82
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Emma wakes with no memories: she has no idea where she is, what happened to her, or even who she is. She soon
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Jun 16, 2014
Jun 16, 2014
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