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Fair Game (Alpha & Omega, #3)
My head is still reeling from the ending of this book, which is truly world altering. If it weren't for the ending this book would really only be a 3- ...more
Feb 29, 2012
Nov 20, 2009
Mammals Who Morph: The Universe Tells Our Evolution Story: Book 3 (The Universe Series) (Sharing Nature with Children Books)
This whole series of books is wonderful. The illustrations are beautifully done. The writing is done in such a way that you could read just the boldfa ...more
Jan 28, 2009
Jan 28, 2009
The Light Between Oceans
There are some really moving moments in this book. Stedman really hits on what it means to be a parent and how parenthood changes your worldview. But ...more
Jun 2014
Jun 01, 2014
Heart's Blood
Juliet Marillier has made classic fairy tales the jumping off point for many of her novels. This can lead to great adult takes on tales that Disney an ...more
Jul 25, 2011
Mar 06, 2010
Twilight of Avalon (Twilight of Avalon, #1)
This is not your traditional tale of Trystan and Isolde; be forewarned there is no romance or epic love story in this book. Instead Elliott makes Isol ...more
May 29, 2009
May 28, 2009
Persona Non Grata (Gaius Petreius Ruso, #3)
This third installment of Ruth Downie's Roman Empire series is the best so far. I always have a hard time describing to friends why these books are so ...more
Jul 29, 2009
Mar 12, 2009
MaddAddam (MaddAddam, #3)
This is the way the world ends or begins depending on how you look at it. What I love about this series is the way that Atwood is critical of both sci ...more
Oct 20, 2013
Apr 15, 2012
Crave (Fallen Angels, #2)
I was willing to give J.R. Ward's Fallen Angels another try even though I wasn't crazy about Covet. But I have come to the conclusion that this series ...more
Oct 18, 2010
Jul 11, 2010
Lover Unleashed (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #9)
This book was staler than week old bread. There isn't an original idea in this book. The entire story between Manny and Payne felt like a heavy handed ...more
Mar 30, 2011
Jul 11, 2010
The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line
If you are not a fan of Veronica Mars you probably won't enjoy this book. If you are only a fair-weather fan you will be disappointed by the fleeting ...more
Jul 23, 2014
Jul 25, 2013
One Salt Sea (October Daye #5)
Another great installment in one of my favorite series. This particular installment is really a story about the lengths a parent will go to for her ch ...more
Nov 23, 2011
Jul 21, 2011
Grave Memory (Alex Craft, #3)
This book had some really strong points and some weaker moments where I felt like better editing would have helped. I really enjoy the way in which th ...more
Nov 19, 2012
Feb 12, 2012
Living Simply with Children: A Voluntary Simplicity Guide for Moms, Dads, and Kids Who Want to Reclaim the Bliss of Childhood and the Joy of Parenting
In a culture of excess, particularly when it comes to kids, this book is full of many great ideas on ways to cut back. I particularly liked the idea o ...more
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Mar 03, 2008
Fire (Graceling Realm, #2)
I had been ambivalent about reading this book. I had liked Graceling enough to be interested in reading more by Kristin Cashore, but the description o ...more
Aug 02, 2010
Dec 26, 2009
Bitter Is the New Black: Confessions of a Condescending, Egomaniacal, Self-Centered Smartass, Or, Why You Should Never Carry A Prada Bag to the Unemployment Office
Jen Lancaster's memoir about her fall from the charmed life after the dot-com crash is laugh out loud funny. At the same time it is a really eye openi ...more
Dec 17, 2011
Dec 09, 2011
Educating Caroline
This book was simultaneously silly and predictable as well as fun and engaging. There is really nothing original in most romance novels. They follow t ...more
Jan 17, 2011
Jan 17, 2011
Hop on Pop
I can recall reading this Dr. Seuss book for the first time and feeling so much pride. It was the first "real" book I was able to read on my own. Now ...more
Nov 2009
Nov 01, 2009
50 Great Myths of Popular Psychology: Shattering Widespread Misconceptions about Human Behavior
This is a book that everyone should read because it will surprise you to find out how much of what you "know" is wrong. Lilienfeld's writing style is ...more
Mar 15, 2012
Mar 15, 2012
A Civil Contract
This book is not exactly a page turner, but it is certainly an interesting look at the nature of love and marriage. It can hardly be called a romance ...more
Jan 17, 2012
Jan 17, 2012
Little Bee
Little Bee the book that made me really frustrated. I loved Little Bee the character right off the bat. Her story and her narrative voice were really ...more
May 31, 2011
May 12, 2011
Royal Blood (Her Royal Spyness Mysteries, #4)
After reading Royal Flush I was really ambivalent about reading more in this series. However, I was swayed by the cover art and the book blurb into fo ...more
Sep 13, 2010
Sep 09, 2010
Graveminder (Graveminder, #1)
Although this is billed as Marr's first foray into adult novels, this still has a very YA feel with its focus on a young woman coming into her power a ...more
May 31, 2011
May 11, 2011
The Darkest Whisper (Lords of the Underworld, #4)
What can I say about this book. It's not highbrow, but it is entertaining. The series is a nice blend of mythology, romance, and action. This fourth b ...more
Oct 21, 2009
Oct 21, 2009
The Adventures of Sir Lancelot the Great (Knights' Tales, #1)
This is a very funny telling of the Lancelot tales. Lancelot has several funny quirks, like a penchant for naps and super shiny armor. The chapters ar ...more
Jun 03, 2009
Jun 03, 2009
Insatiable (Insatiable, #1)
I loved Meg Cabot's modern take on Dracula. She has plenty of references to the traditional tale as well as a good amount of funny criticism of the co ...more
Jan 20, 2011
Jan 20, 2011
The Darkest Secret (Lords of the Underworld, #7)
Seven books into Gena Showalter's Lords of the Underworld series and the stories and characters are still so engaging. This story picks up with the co ...more
May 02, 2011
Apr 21, 2011
The Girl in the Arena
What a disappointment! I picked this up because of a review I saw here on goodreads and had high hopes for it. The concept of a neo-gladiator culture ...more
Dec 21, 2009
Nov 11, 2009
Dragon Bones (Hurog, #1)
I did a happy dance when my library got in this reprinted edition of Briggs' earlier work. Like all of her books, this is a thoroughly engaging tale. ...more
Jun 07, 2010
Jun 06, 2010
The Sparrow (The Sparrow, #1)
In the interview in the reader's guide accompanying the paperback edition of the novel, Russell states the moral of The Sparrow to be "Even if you do ...more
May 25, 2009
Jan 29, 2009
Duchess By Night (Desperate Duchesses, #3)
The cover of this book makes it look like it is total trash. Yet surprisingly James does a nice job of writing witty, well rounded characters and thro ...more
Jul 10, 2009
Jul 13, 2009