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Touching Darkness (Midnighters, #2)
This series continues to impress. It's one of those books that you find it hard to put down once you pick it up. I confess to putting in movies for my ...more
Mar 2008
Mar 04, 2008
Odd Hours (Odd Thomas, #4)
Just as fabulous as I expected out of the Odd Thomas series. Koontz even manages to reference another of his novels, not at all related to the world o ...more
May 28, 2008
Feb 18, 2008
Watched (Watched, #1)
This book only just barely avoids being classified as LDS fiction in that the author never mentions Christy's religion by name. It does, however, go o ...more
Jul 03, 2013
Mar 12, 2012
Blue Noon (Midnighters, #3)
What a gripping ending for a fantastic series! This book continued to surprise me with how much more can happen within this make-believe world the aut ...more
Apr 10, 2008
Apr 01, 2008
The Elite (The Selection, #2)
These aren't fantastically written books, but I still loved what they were trying to do. I loved the way they took the average person & made her t ...more
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Apr 27, 2013
City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1)
This was a very well thought-out fantasy novel for young adults. The characters are gripping & you really want to know more about them. It was a l ...more
Mar 03, 2009
Mar 17, 2008
A Great and Terrible Beauty (Gemma Doyle, #1)
I really enjoyed this book. Having said that, I do have to say that I thought the supernatural element in it was kind of aside. I was much more intrig ...more
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Oct 05, 2010
Kill Me (Alan Gregory, #14)
This was such an amazing book! I checked it out just because it looked like a good, fast-paced thriller. Which it absolutely was, but it was also so m ...more
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Sep 09, 2010
I, Strahd: The Memoirs of a Vampire (Ravenloft, #7)
A little bit dark, but so true to the old beliefs of vampires that it was refreshing. He wasn't someone to be envied with eternal good looks & for ...more
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Apr 21, 2008
Timeless (Parasol Protectorate, #5)
It only took me five books in this series to figure out what it is about them that makes me love them so much. It is the contrast that the author achi ...more
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May 25, 2014
The Bar Code Rebellion (Bar Code, #2)
Although I really enjoyed the first book in this series, The Bar Code Tattoo, I found the second book lacked it's originality. This book just took thi ...more
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Apr 28, 2011
Shadow and Bone (The Grisha, #1)
The review from Veronica Roth along the top of the cover says it all, "Unlike anything I've ever read." Those of you who read a lot know that this is ...more
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Jun 06, 2012
Deeply Odd
I love the Odd Thomas character. This book felt like Odd was back on his path and journey, where the last couple of books have felt just stuck, like t ...more
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May 28, 2013
Wither (The Chemical Garden, #1)
I read this book in less that one day. It was an easy read & so gripping that I just couldn't make myself put it down. The world DeStafno paints i ...more
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Mar 09, 2011
Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)
Holy freaking fantastic!!! I found myself wishing for a high school class to teach this to while I was reading. It differs from a lot of the YA Lit we ...more
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Jun 06, 2010
Tiger's Curse (The Tiger Saga, #1)
I got this book for the story of a man cursed for hundreds of years as a tiger, but I ended up loving this book for the love story. This is surprising ...more
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Oct 25, 2011
Incarceron (Incarceron, #1)
It's hard, when you read as much as I do, to find a truly original story. Most are some variation on a theme or a retelling of something else. This bo ...more
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Sep 30, 2010
Beautiful Creatures (Caster Chronicles, #1)
I really enjoyed this novel. In spite of it's targeting of young adults, it managed to make the love story not all-consuming & sickening. There is ...more
May 15, 2013
May 11, 2012
The Iron King (The Iron Fey, #1)
What an amazingly written book! I love stories about the Fey & mortals mixing & this one stayed true to the slightly terrifying, yet beautiful ...more
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Nov 27, 2011
The Girl of Fire and Thorns (Fire and Thorns, #1)
This was a pretty good book. It was very well written and had great characterization, but seemed a little slow to me. Some of the things I really love ...more
Jun 14, 2014
Jun 10, 2012
Notorious Nineteen (Stephanie Plum, #19)
I read a lot of reviews that hated this book & think that Evanovich is just capitalizing on her good idea & making her books fit a form to get ...more
Mar 14, 2013
Nov 04, 2012
Odd Apocalypse (Odd Thomas, #5)
I will always & forever love Odd. I love his ability to be sarcastic yet sweet at the same time & usually in the face of imminent death. I lov ...more
May 07, 2013
Jul 10, 2012
The Paladin Prophecy (The Paladin Prophecy, #1)
This was a fantastic book for kids of all ages. The story revolves around a boy who discovers one day, very suddenly, that he is different from other ...more
Jul 16, 2014
May 25, 2014
Divergent (Divergent, #1)
I really didn't expect this book to be as good as it was when I picked it up. It is set in a futuristic society that has been ruined by war. In order ...more
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May 10, 2011
Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1)
This was a pretty good book. Not fantastic, but not bad. It's about a girl who is a famous assassin at the age of just 16. She is rescued from prison, ...more
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Jul 31, 2012
Unravel Me (Shatter Me, #2)
This was just okay. I'm a little tired with how helpless and emotional the heroine is. I can't stand someone who takes so much time feeling sorry for ...more
Jan 07, 2014
Feb 06, 2013
Forbidden (The Books of Mortals, #1)
I can't decide if I like these yet. My friend gave them to me to listen to and they are very intriguing. The story is that society has found a way to ...more
Jul 31, 2014
Oct 02, 2012
The Hourglass Door (Hourglass Door, #1)
A refreshingly new idea in YA Supernatural. Time travel meets Vampire (seriously, it's almost there, you can see it). I loved that the love story wasn ...more
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Feb 20, 2012
Partials (The Partials Sequence, #1)
This was a refreshing change from many of the post-apocalypic YA novels currently running rampant. The story line held my attention from beginning to ...more
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Mar 08, 2012
The Named (Guardians of Time, #1)
This book was good if you are in high school. It started out pretty boring & safe, & I honestly almost put it down, but it was worth wading th ...more
Mar 2008
Mar 17, 2008
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