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The Crowfield Curse (Crowfield Abbey, #1)
This book caught my eye at the library with its GORGEOUS cover: the silhouettes stand out starkly against the fairy-tale-ish castle in the background, ...more
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Dec 05, 2010
Bloody Jack: Being an Account of the Curious Adventures of Mary "Jacky" Faber, Ship's Boy (Bloody Jack, #1)
I love, love, LOVE all of the Bloody Jack books. She does edge a little into Mary Sue territory at times, but not in typical ways for a female charact ...more
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Jul 01, 2008
Brain Jack
Perhaps if I hadn't been discussing rape culture before I sat down to read the bulk of this book I would've enjoyed it more; as it is I feel I'm being ...more
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Aug 15, 2011
The Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure
Okay, admit it - how many of us believed that Florin and Guilder were really real? I was well-schooled enough in geography and history to know that "F ...more
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Jul 13, 2008
Okay, 1 star out of 5 seems to be the lowest you can rate a book, since no stars seems to mean that you just haven't read it. That kind of gives the w ...more
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Nov 09, 2008
So I finally got around to reading this after picking up an ARC last summer. Or maybe the summer before last. Or ... holy crap, this came out in 2011? ...more
Jun 07, 2014
Jun 08, 2014
Smart Girls Get What They Want
Okay so it wouldn't let me write a review without having claimed I'd read it, but I've changed that back so hopefully it's okay. I like the voice in t ...more
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Oct 27, 2013
Thirteenth Child (Frontier Magic, #1)
There is so very much that I liked about this book that I hardly know where to begin.

A lot of the reviews, as I'm scanning through them, gripe about
Jun 18, 2010
May 25, 2010
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
Okay, first of all, to fend off any rabid fans, let me say that I think I tend to be stingier with stars than most people are. I really enjoyed this b ...more
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Dec 07, 2008
Graceling (Graceling Realm, #1)
Overall, I really enjoyed this book. Yay adventures! Katsa seemed a touch overpowered; I felt a good deal more curiosity than suspense, but either way ...more
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Jan 17, 2009
White House Rules (First Daughter, #2)
I didn't like this book as much as the first book, but it was still gently enjoyable - not a strawberry milkshake, like most of Meg Cabot's books - mo ...more
Dec 13, 2008
Nov 28, 2008
Blood Brothers
I dunno, maybe I was remembering another plot summary, but I was expecting something COMPLETELY different from this. Kidnapping and high-speed chases, ...more
Jun 25, 2010
May 25, 2010
The Looking Glass Wars (The Looking Glass Wars, #1)
I did really like this one, but I'm kind of ambivalent about the rest of the series. The story of the mirrors between the worlds, and the 'reality' of ...more
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Dec 27, 2011
Creep-o-roonie. I swear, this man inhabits my dreams! It's more disjointed than Alice in Wonderland, and yet it makes perfect sense. If you liked Pan' ...more
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Jul 12, 2008
Wondrous Strange (Wondrous Strange, #1)
My first impulse was a 5, but I think that might be because my expectations were quite low. I haven't enjoyed many of the recent faery-stories at all. ...more
Feb 16, 2010
Feb 13, 2010
Eve (Eve, #1)
I am TOTALLY not getting the comparisons to Twilight. Seriously, people, where are you seeing this? Nor Hunger Games, except VERY tangentially. I'd sa ...more
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Jul 04, 2011
Gamer Girl
What happened?! This book had SO much potential (luuuv the cover & the cute lil quasi-chibis) but... it's so.... fake. :,(

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Jun 13, 2011
May 25, 2011
Foiled (Foiled, #1)
I freaking loved this book. It's a fantastic "awakening" story that reminded me of the opening stories in Changeling 2nd and the Mind's Eye Theater bo ...more
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Aug 14, 2013
The Revolution of Sabine
The only reason this got on the 'read' shelf instead of 'put-back' was that it was so short. The characters are tissue-paper thin, not to mention ridi ...more
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Jul 05, 2009
My Double Life
This book is just chock-full of win. You can't tell by looking at the cover image, but I think they actually made the cover out of Lycra or something ...more
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Jan 24, 2011
Long Lankin
Okay, I lost patience with the characters who'd been through the horrific events repeatedly because OMG, how can you repeatedly be THAT thick-headed? ...more
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Oct 19, 2012
Drink, Slay, Love
So, yeah. Normally I am quite stingy with my stars. But five stars means "it was amazing," and yall, it totes was. It may have helped that my expectat ...more
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Jan 05, 2012
Serendipity Market
I loved, LOVED this book. It's not just a collection; you've got a frame story and each of the stories in the collection is told by a character in the ...more
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Jul 05, 2009
Lincoln's Dreams
I think the difficulty I had with this book is that it started in with the clues before I really got to know the main characters. I'm not particularly ...more
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Dec 24, 2008
I freaking loved this. The clear, simple, sparse prose. The fable-ish storytelling style. The fact that it's a dystopian adventure in which almost eve ...more
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Jul 30, 2013
The Book of the Maidservant
This was JUST what (I didn't realize) I wanted to read today! I was frustrated with the protagonist in the beginning, but I kept reading because I kne ...more
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Jun 04, 2011
Wither (The Chemical Garden, #1)
Good enough that I'm going to get the second one from the library. There's a LOT that isn't explained, but I don't have a problem with that because we ...more
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Nov 08, 2012
Hunger (Riders of the Apocalypse, #1)
Yeah, "intense" is definitely a good way to describe this. I love how in-the-moment it feels. There's also some definite squick, so consider yourself ...more
May 29, 2011
May 29, 2011
Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
You know, I really wanted this to be about the after-effects of such a huge, traumatic experience. The hero returns to the Ordinary World and finds it ...more
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Dec 05, 2009
The title kind of gives things away; the perspective character is at a treatment center because she cuts herself. But it's not like that's a big twist ...more
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Jan 01, 2009
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