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Blood Red Road (Dust Lands, #1)
4.5 stars

Saba, the main character, is a juggernaut. She is a hard-boiled, rough around the edges, genuine tough-girl, and I LOVE that. I've gotten ver...more
Apr 15, 2012
Mar 13, 2012
Garden Spells
This book was very similar to Alice Hoffman's "Practical Magic". It's the same cast of characters, the same type of town, the same story, the same pro...more
Mar 2008
Mar 05, 2008
The Ghosts on 87th Lane: A True Story
M.L. Woelm is a decent writer, but she's no Shirley Jackson. She doesn't claim to be, and I wouldn't expect her to be. She's just a woman trying to pu...more
Apr 07, 2012
Mar 13, 2012
Roald Dahl's Book of Ghost Stories
This is a wonderful collection of creepy haunting stories. My absolute favorites were "Ringing the Changes" by Robert Aickman, "On the Brighton Road"...more
Apr 13, 2012
Mar 13, 2012
Mommie Dearest
Good movie, not so good book.

I don't doubt that even some of the more severe abuse took place, but that really isn't the issue. The real abuse is buri...more
Jul 13, 2009
Jun 09, 2009
Don't Breathe a Word
I flip-flopped between giving this book 2 or 3 stars. It was well written, and I did really like the story. The problem I had was with the characters....more
Nov 07, 2011
Nov 06, 2011
Anna Dressed in Blood (Anna, #1)
Just a quick note to parents: This book is YA but is probably better suited for the more mature young adult. The main character drops the f-bomb about...more
Aug 15, 2012
Jul 03, 2012
The Case for Christ
This book was written by a devout atheist who's life was turned upside down when his wife suddenly declared that she was a Christian. This was no plea...more
Aug 2008
Dec 14, 2008
Wings (Wings, #1)
No spoilers here. Even though I didn't like it, I don't want to spoil it for anyone who may enjoy it...

I try not to leave books one star ratings witho...more
Apr 16, 2011
Jul 15, 2009
God Don't Like Ugly (God Don't Like Ugly, #1)
I fell into this book and could not pull myself out. I just could not put it down! The world that Mary Monroe creates is so real and engrossing. Altho...more
Jul 30, 2011
Jun 04, 2010
The Space Between Trees
If you are looking for a mystery thriller, you will be disappointed by this book. It is certainly not a follow-the-clues, action-packed suspense novel...more
Aug 10, 2011
Jul 01, 2010
Peeps (Peeps, #1)
I liked Scott Westerfeld's "Uglies" series, so I was genuinely excited for this book. I loved the idea behind the story, but I didn't feel that the wr...more
Jul 21, 2010
Apr 29, 2010
Blameless in Abaddon (Godhead, #2)
A very interesting and well-written work of fiction.
It addresses the question that most non-believers (and Christians in moments of weakness) have, "W...more
Jan 1999
Apr 20, 2009
Anyone, Christian and non-Christian alike, who has ever read the Bible knows that it's FULL of stories of demon-possession, supernatural events, and e...more
Aug 07, 2009
Jul 20, 2009
Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #1)
I didn't find this book at all like the twilight series. Sure, one of the main characters is an independent teenage girl who falls in love with a supe...more
Apr 09, 2010
Mar 01, 2010
I Love You, Beth Cooper
This book was really funny! Some parts had me laughing out loud, and even describing them to my hubby who was sitting next to me. It was perhaps a lit...more
Mar 2009
Apr 15, 2009
Flowers in the Attic (Dollanganger, #1)
This is one of the only V.C. Andrews books that I like. And I actually really liked it a lot. It's worth checking out if you are into creepy, suspense...more
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Apr 20, 2009
The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials, #1)
I picked up this book because a friend of mine told me how wonderful it was. I was very sadly dissapointed. This book is one of a handful of books tha...more
Dec 2007
Jan 01, 2008
The Stepford Wives
This book is just CREEPY.
Can you really trust the person who is supposed to love you the most? How far would your spouse go to attain the "perfect" f...more
Aug 24, 2000
Apr 17, 2009
The Haunting of Hill House
This book is beautifully written. It flows seamlessly from the first word to the last. A truly creepy story. Every paragraph, every sentence, is haunt...more
Oct 24, 2001
Apr 17, 2009
The Suburb Beyond the Stars (Norumbegan Quartet, #2)
Wonderful! "The Suburb Beyond the Stars" is just as great as the first book in this series, "The Game of Sunken Places." M.T. Anderson's imagination i...more
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May 31, 2010
Wait Till Helen Comes
I absolutely LOVED this book! I remember reading it in my Grandparents basement on a rainy summer day, and not being able to put it down until it was...more
Jul 25, 1989
Apr 17, 2009
What They Always Tell Us
Poorly written. At times it read more like an outline than a novel. I eventually just skimmed to see what happened at the end. (I think I've done that...more
Apr 16, 2009
Apr 16, 2009
Belly Laughs: The Naked Truth About Pregnancy and Childbirth
This book was HILARIOUS! I was laughing so hard, so often, that my husband started reading it over my shoulder. This is a quick fun read that would al...more
not set
Apr 20, 2009
The Game of Sunken Places (Norumbegan Quartet, #1)
I found this book to be surprisingly unique! After reading the description I thought I knew what I was in for, but I was wrong. The story twists and t...more
Jul 2010
Jun 01, 2010
Paint it Black
This book just didn't do anything for me. I got about halfway through and couldn't finish it. I really liked White Oleander, so this was a major let d...more
not set
Apr 20, 2009
Let's Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir
Within the first 20 pages of this book I was laughing so hard I actually had tears streaming down my face. I was laughing so hard that I had to get up...more
Aug 16, 2012
Aug 15, 2012
The Foundling
A nice rainy day book.
Reading this made me feel like I was at a sleepover with a very creative story telling friend.
Jul 16, 2009
Jul 13, 2009
Wilkie Collins is rapidly becoming one of my favorite authors. I think his works are perfect for people who are interested in reading classical litera...more
Jun 28, 2010
Mar 30, 2010
The Mirror
This book was great. It's a charming, well-written book that just stayed with me in some way. It was a recomended by an older friend of mine who had r...more
Jun 2004
Mar 08, 2008
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