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Breaking Dawn (Twilight, #4)
3.71
One of my friends recently read the first two books in this series. We've had an interesting discussion since we both feel very similar about this ser ...more
Aug 18, 2008
Aug 16, 2008
 
62
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (Chronicles of Narnia, #1)
4.15
In high school, I chose C.S. Lewis for my major author project which consisted of reading at least 1000 pages by an author of my choice and then writi ...more
Jan 15, 2012
Feb 06, 2012
 
94
The Prophet of Yonwood (Book of Ember, #3)
3.22
The Prophet of Yonwood is a prequel of sorts to the City of Ember though it comes as book three in the Book of Ember series. I didn't expect Yonwood t ...more
Jun 02, 2013
Jun 02, 2013
 
59
In the Coils of the Snake (The Hollow Kingdom Trilogy, #3)
4.05
I enjoyed this final book of the trilogy the most. I'm still a little unsettled about the whole capturing-brides-against-their-will issue that is a pr ...more
Dec 31, 2010
Jan 04, 2011
 
108
The Infinite Sea (The Fifth Wave #2)
4.05
It would be advised to reread The Fifth Wave before jumping into The Infinite Sea as Yancey wastes no time in recap yet alludes plenty to the previous ...more
Jan 24, 2015
Jan 24, 2015
 
103
Panic
3.57
I listened to an interview of Lauren Oliver on Here and Now on NPR. From the interview, I understood that Oliver is trying to capitalize on The Hunger ...more
Jun 06, 2014
Jun 06, 2014
 
60
Ashfall (Ashfall, #1)
3.95
Ashfall is a novel that explores how humanity, and in particular a young teenage boy, would respond to a supereruption of the volcano under Yellowston ...more
Jan 04, 2012
Jan 04, 2012
 
73
Go Ask Alice
3.76
3 1/2 stars

I understand that there's some dispute over how much of this book is actually authentic. The first page of the book says that it is based o
...more
Aug 11, 2012
Aug 12, 2012
 
74
Feed
3.54
Feed presents a world where over 70% of the American population is connected to an evolved internet via computer chips implanted in their brains. Thro ...more
Aug 13, 2012
Aug 13, 2012
 
56
Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)
4.03
3/3.5 stars.

This was a good conclusion to the trilogy. It didn't get my heart pounding like The Hunger Games did, but I actually liked the change of
...more
Sep 06, 2010
Sep 07, 2010
 
95
The Diamond of Darkhold (Book of Ember, #4)
3.77
The Diamond of Darkhold returns the story back to Lina, Doon, and the people of Sparks as they try to survive in a desolate world. In many ways, Darkh ...more
Jun 07, 2013
Jun 07, 2013
 
101
The Rithmatist (Rithmatist, #1)
4.24
I am so happy to see Brandon Sanderson start to write young adult novels!

In The Rithmatist Sanderson combines his smart writing style and creative ge
...more
Nov 16, 2013
Nov 16, 2013
 
83
Insurgent (Divergent, #2)
4.14
Insurgent is the second installment in Roth's Divergent series. At 525 pages, I thought it would take me a few days to plow through the novel, but it ...more
Oct 13, 2012
Oct 13, 2012
 
85
The Scorch Trials (Maze Runner, #2)
3.97
Here we are with the second installment of Dashner's Maze Runner series.

And, I loved it.

Usually in YA trilogies, there is a tendency to reboot the sto
...more
Oct 23, 2012
Oct 23, 2012
 
91
The City of Ember (Book of Ember, #1)
3.83
When looking for book suggestions for my 9 year-old readaholic, the librarian suggested The City of Ember. Since the book is classified as a young adu ...more
Apr 27, 2013
Apr 27, 2013
 
89
The Selection (The Selection, #1)
4.15
There's wisdom in that old adage "never judge a book by its cover," particularly when applied to books such as The Selection by Kiera Cass. While the ...more
Jan 08, 2013
Jan 08, 2013
 
54
Thirteen Reasons Why
4.06
Wow. Where to start. This novel is pretty powerful, and in dealing with such a controversial subject as suicide, carefully handled.

The story is presen
...more
May 06, 2010
May 06, 2010
 
102
Steelheart (Reckoners, #1)
4.14
3.5 stars (once again, I rue that goodreads doesn't permit half star rating increments).

Steelheart feels like a mash-up of X-Men meets the Mistborn tr
...more
Nov 28, 2013
Nov 29, 2013
 
77
Before I Fall
3.93
Sam has a seemingly easy and near-perfect teenage life with three best friends, popularity at high school, and of course an enviable boyfriend. Then s ...more
Aug 23, 2012
Aug 23, 2012
 
61
Divergent (Divergent, #1)
4.32
I enjoy reading dystopian novels, and Divergent is no exception. It was a fun read. Unfortunately, it also disappointed me somewhat.

The primary proble
...more
Jan 06, 2012
Jan 06, 2012
 
82
Pandemonium (Delirium, #2)
4.11
Erg. I have a laundry list of problems with this second installment of Lauren Oliver's dystopian series:

*Too much filler.

*Too much stream of consciou
...more
Oct 02, 2012
Oct 02, 2012
 
92
Requiem (Delirium, #3)
3.74
Meh.

There is nothing interesting in this book. The heroine is the typical bland character that allows readers to insert themselves into the story. The
...more
May 17, 2013
May 16, 2013
 
93
The People of Sparks (Book of Ember, #2)
3.62
This series continues to be a delight to read. After reading ridiculous cookie-cutter dystopian YA lit, it's a breath of fresh air to read books like ...more
May 20, 2013
May 16, 2013
 
109
Firefight (Reckoners, #2)
4.39
Firefight is the second book in Sanderson's Reckoners series, wherein story is better than in the first installment and the world-building continues a ...more
Feb 16, 2015
Feb 16, 2015
 
52
Speak
3.98
I've read three of this author's books, and I thought this was her best one. Anderson is able to capture teenage language and jargon exceptionally wel ...more
Apr 20, 2010
Apr 27, 2010
 
100
The Lord of Opium (Matteo Alacran #2)
3.75
Matt is the new Lord of Opium, but with the death of El Patron there is a power vacuum within the drug world. Will Matt be able to maintain his tentat ...more
Nov 10, 2013
Nov 10, 2013
 
87
Rise of the Evening Star (Fablehaven, #2)
4.21
Rise of the Evening Star is a solid second installment of Brandon Mull's Fablehaven series. I enjoyed this book much more than the first, but it does ...more
Dec 15, 2012
Dec 15, 2012
 
106
 Vodnik
3.97
3.5 stars

Set in Slovakia with a healthy dose of Slovak folklore, this book is a really intriguing read. I enjoy learning about different cultures and
...more
Jul 08, 2014
Jul 08, 2014
 
79
The Fault in Our Stars
4.40
My eight year old son thought the title of this book didn't make any sense. Even after I tried to explain that the title is a reference to Shakespeare ...more
Sep 05, 2012
Sep 06, 2012
 
97
The 5th Wave (The Fifth Wave, #1)
4.16
After so many pining dystopian heroines, we finally have a girl we can truly cheer for. Cassie is a can-do girl, and if she wasn't, well, she'd be dea ...more
Jul 19, 2013
Jul 19, 2013
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