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Branded (Fall of Angels, #1)
This book frustrated me. So much.

The principle was FANTASTIC. I loved the trial of angels; I loved that she was sucked into the dreams; all of that, I
Oct 09, 2010
Sep 23, 2010
Siege and Storm (The Grisha, #2)
Alina, let me love you.

Here's the thing: if there were flaws in this book, I was far too caught up in the story to realize it. I loved it, the entire
May 08, 2013
May 08, 2013
Lockdown (Escape From Furnace, #1)
You know, I'm going to add James Patterson's quote about Lockdown to the list of reasons why I really want to slap him sometimes. "Furnace will hook b ...more
Jan 06, 2011
Nov 13, 2010
Shadow and Bone (The Grisha, #1)
I have no idea how I got this book.

I just know that one day, I was talking to the fabulous Donna at BookExpo America about how much she loved it and t
Jun 21, 2012
Jun 17, 2012
The Weepers: The Other Life (The Other Life, #1)

I don't like zombie stories. Anything to even do with the zombies makes me wrinkle my nose. It takes a damn good story to make me like a zombie story.
Jan 05, 2012
Jan 05, 2012
Into the Wild (Warriors, #1)
Every now and then, I lose my reading mojo. I lost it bad at the end of last semester and dawdled on my to-read list during my break and finally got i ...more
not set
Jul 18, 2009
Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1)
I have a lot of feelings about this book, and most of them aren't ones that are going to send you raving to read it. So I'll start with the positive.

Jan 2012
Dec 21, 2011
The Winner's Crime (The Winner's Trilogy, #2)
This book is the equivalent of being kicked in the face by llama. Repeatedly. In the best kind of way. Utterly heart-wrenching and awesome.
Oct 09, 2014
Oct 09, 2014
Little Women and Me
I love Lauren Baratz-Logsted. I love her writing style, and I love her plots, and the same goes for this book: I loved Little Women and Me's writing. ...more
Sep 10, 2011
May 12, 2011
Let's get this clear: I adore Jane Eyre. It is quite possibly my most favorite classic book of all time; I adore the plot line, the characters, everyt ...more
Aug 28, 2010
May 29, 2010
Seraphina (Seraphina, #1)
In a surprise to no one, I liked Seraphina.

I think perhaps the reason I didn't love it as much as the rest of the blogosphere is the fact that it was
Jan 15, 2013
Mar 23, 2012
Beauty Queens
I want to make something very clear as you move on to the rest of the post.

This book is bloody brilliant and everybody needs to read it.

Understood? No
Jun 02, 2011
Jan 05, 2011
The Eye of the World (Wheel of Time, #1)
Quote from WORD for Teens:

However, the world that Jordan has created is a wonderfully vivid place and the characters are interesting, original and won
not set
Jul 19, 2009
The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There (Fairyland, #2)
I was one of many who wished for a sequel to The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making. Though The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fair ...more
Jul 09, 2012
Jun 19, 2012
Daughter of Smoke & Bone (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #1)
**spoiler alert** despite all of the hype I had heard about Daughter of Smoke and Bone, I didn't completely love it.

Was the writing beautiful? Oh yes.
Jul 13, 2012
Dec 02, 2011
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children, #1)
When I got sent the book, it came with a poster of the cover. And as much as I LOVE this cover, and think it's perfect for the book in every way, the ...more
Jul 20, 2011
Jul 20, 2011
Angelfire (Angelfire, #1)
I have so much love for Angelfire. Everything about this story is bloody brilliant - brilliant writing, brilliant characters, brilliant plot.

This is t
Feb 11, 2011
Jun 26, 2010
Trafficked wasn't a book I originally planned on reading when it arrived in the mail; gritty contemporaries have never been up my alley. However, I ag ...more
not set
Jun 08, 2012
The Humming Room
Every now and then I pick up a middle grade book. I haven't been blown away by any in a long time. (It's hard when my basis for middle grade compariso ...more
Dec 27, 2011
Dec 27, 2011
Weetzie Bat (Weetzie Bat, #1)
I understand that this is one of the first works of fantastical realism in young adult literature; I understand that it plays on a poetic kind of fict ...more
Mar 13, 2012
Mar 17, 2012
Death Sentence (Escape From Furnace, #3)
I am curious to see what happens in this series.

I just... I think it's being milked for all it's worth.

I love the concept of this series; it's enterta
Nov 23, 2011
Nov 23, 2011
A Natural History of Dragons (Memoir by Lady Trent, #1)
Here's the thing about A Natural History of Dragons: it's a young adult crossover; it can be classified as either adult fantasy or young adult fantasy ...more
Mar 29, 2013
Mar 29, 2013
Thief's Covenant (Widdershins Adventures, #1)
I've been keeping an eye on Pyr's new YA division since they first showcased their new titles at BookExpo America - hello, a fantasy publishing compan ...more
Dec 23, 2011
Dec 21, 2011
The Shattering

This is one of those things I got randomly and went, "Hey, this looks kind of interesting. I'll pack it and bring it with me to college." And then I s
Nov 16, 2011
Nov 14, 2011
Darkness Becomes Her (Gods & Monsters, #1)
I'll be the first to admit that I sincerely doubted that Darkness Becomes Her was going to be any good. Even though the summary sounded cool, it remin ...more
Feb 2011
Jan 22, 2011
False Covenant (Widdershins Adventures, #2)
Warning: Upon finishing this book, you may experience feels.

I don't just mean the kind of feels where you're sad that you finished a good book, or tha
May 09, 2012
Apr 28, 2012
Tricks (Tricks, #1)
Quote from WORD for Teens:

There's nothing I can say about Ellen Hopkins or her books that haven't been said before. She takes a subject so rarely touc
not set
Aug 11, 2009
Crash (Visions, #1)
As usual, McMann manages to create a book that, while not completely memorable, sucks you in and drags you along for a ride.

Short, sweet, and to the p
Feb 07, 2013
Jan 23, 2013
Don't Breathe a Word

My little sister and I read vastly different literature. She sticks nearly solely to dark contemporary literature, while I like to stay with my fantas
Jan 06, 2012
Dec 21, 2011
The Beginning of After
For somebody who isn't a huge fan of contemporary fiction - give me magic or give me death! - I quite enjoyed The Beginning of After. If I was going f ...more
Apr 11, 2012
Apr 11, 2012
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