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Please Ignore Vera Dietz
This is an excellent book. On the surface, it's the story of a girl coming to terms with a friend's death and events preceding his death. In reality,...more
Mar 24, 2014
Mar 08, 2014
The Long Quiche Goodbye (A Cheese Shop Mystery #1)
It's my own fault for picking a book that uses a cheese pun in it's title, and I should have known better. I tried to read the entire thing, but I jus...more
Apr 06, 2012
Apr 04, 2012
Code Name Verity (Code Name Verity, #1)
UPDATE: I've accepted that I'm never going to open this book again. This one's going back to the library.
I'm not ready to label this book as aban...more
Apr 11, 2014
Feb 17, 2014
I was a little disappointed when I saw this book was written in verse, but in retrospect, I think this was probably the perfect way to capture the tho...more
Jan 04, 2014
Dec 19, 2013
Flawless (Pretty Little Liars, #2)
These books are like potato chips--you say you're only going to have a couple and then you devour the whole bag.

I love getting all of the girls' pers...more
Mar 19, 2014
Mar 19, 2014
Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging (Confessions of Georgia Nicolson, #1)
A thoroughly enjoyable read. Georgia's weird ideas, off-the-wall take on life, and wacky behavior make her absolutely irresistible. I cracked up imagi...more
Feb 03, 2014
Dec 31, 2013
Jumping Off Swings (Jumping Off Swings #1)
A super fast and easy read. The book flows very easily and is moderately enjoyable, but there's nothing truly new or interesting about the story. Elli...more
Feb 22, 2014
Feb 21, 2014
Fall of Giants (The Century Trilogy, #1)
Rising tensions in a pre-World War Europe serve as the backdrop for this historical saga that follows five families and the uncertainty war brings to...more
Oct 25, 2012
Oct 26, 2012
The Golden Lily (Bloodlines, #2)
Don't get me wrong, I will be reading The Indigo Spell, but if I were going to judge this book by quality, it wouldn't get more than a two star rating...more
Mar 31, 2014
Mar 30, 2014
The Paris Architect
In 1942 Paris, architect Lucien Bernard hates the occupying Germans but feels no love for the Jews, who have been asked to surrender to authorities. T...more
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Dec 19, 2013
Diamonds and Deceit (At Somerton, #2)
I started this book with no idea that it was actually the second book in a series. With that said, I enjoyed it quite a bit. I've never watched Downto...more
May 15, 2014
May 13, 2014
The Beginning of Everything
This book wasn't bad, but it wasn't great either. I'm actually surprised that it received a starred review in Booklist, because in my opinion, there w...more
Dec 18, 2013
Dec 16, 2013
My Sister Lives On The Mantelpiece
When Jaime was five, his older sister Rose was killed by a bomb that exploded in a garbage can near where she was playing. The entire family was there...more
Feb 25, 2014
Feb 22, 2014
Mothership (Ever-Expanding Universe, #1)
This is a very silly book. It's the year 2074, and 16-year-old Elvie has been raised by a father who taught her to be prepared for anything. His lesso...more
Dec 26, 2013
Dec 19, 2013
City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1)
For the most part, I thought this was a decent book (although after reading another reviewer's post, I realize the family parallels to Star Wars are s...more
Jan 23, 2014
Jan 19, 2014
More Than This
I saw the reviews for this book and they were outstanding. It's a decent book, but I personally didn't like the story. The book is broken into four pa...more
Dec 28, 2013
Dec 20, 2013
Palace of Spies (Palace of Spies, #1)
I waffled between three stars and four stars for this book. The story and the characters were good, but there was something tedious about the narratio...more
Dec 27, 2013
Dec 19, 2013
Blood Work (Terry McCaleb, #1)
This isn't the greatest book ever written, but it was enjoyable, and the premise was interesting. The main character, Terry McCaleb, is a former FBI a...more
Mar 25, 2012
Mar 25, 2012
Through the Ever Night (Under the Never Sky, #2)
Eh. The book was good enough for me to read in one sitting, but it was somewhat disappointing after having enjoyed the first book so much.

In book two...more
Jan 02, 2014
Jan 02, 2014
Under the Never Sky (Under the Never Sky, #1)
The tried and true formula works again--girl and boy come from different worlds; girl and boy can't stand each other, but a mutual respect develops an...more
Jan 02, 2014
Dec 19, 2013
Starters (Starters, #1)
This book was very up and down for me. I'd heard good things about it and really wanted to like it. The first chapter was long and kind of dull, and I...more
Jan 04, 2014
Dec 19, 2013
Ruby Red (Precious Stone Trilogy, #1)
Granted, this book was not great literature, but it sure was fun to read.

Gwyneth Sheppard has grown up knowing her family carried a secret time trave...more
Jun 12, 2014
Jun 11, 2014
The Lying Game (The Lying Game, #1)
This book was okay, but it doesn't come close to comparing with the author's Pretty Little Liars series. First off, I thought almost all of the charac...more
Jul 06, 2014
Jun 17, 2014
Pretty Little Liars (Pretty Little Liars, #1)
This book is 90210 (the original, of course) meets Twin Peaks, and it's such a guilty pleasure--shoplifting and bulimia, sleeping with a teacher, fool...more
Mar 19, 2014
Feb 28, 2014
Insurgent (Divergent, #2)
I think I might be done with this series. Part of me thinks it's a shame to quit when I'm already two-thirds of the way finished, but I'm just not sur...more
Jan 09, 2014
Dec 19, 2013
Dancing in My Nuddy-Pants (Confessions of Georgia Nicolson, #4)
Georgia is still at it, and she's still funny. I enjoyed this book, but didn't think it added a lot to the story. I wish there'd been more of Dave the...more
Mar 19, 2014
Feb 27, 2014
Wise Young Fool
It's nice to see a YA novel written with an authentically male voice, and considering the dearth of YA options targeted to boys (other than sci fi and...more
Jan 17, 2014
Dec 19, 2013
Ketchup Clouds
Wow. This book was original and very well written. It is a series of letters the main character is writing to a prisoner on death row in Texas. She is...more
Jan 12, 2014
Jan 13, 2014
Etiquette & Espionage (Finishing School, #1)
What's the obsession with dirigibles? I'm beginning to suspect it's an excuse to use a fancy, antiquated word. Although, to be fair, it seems someone...more
Jan 19, 2014
Dec 19, 2013
In the Woods (Dublin Murder Squad, #1)
In my opinion, IN THE WOODS was a missed opportunity to write a great book. I was interested from the moment I read the description of the plot, and t...more
Apr 03, 2012
Mar 26, 2012
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