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The People of Sparks (Book of Ember, #2)
3.64
it was amazing
If I could give this book 6 stars, I would. I enjoyed City of Ember as a fun, quick YA read, but this sequel is just as entertaining, while also being ...more
Jan 24, 2009
Jan 24, 2009
 
The Amulet of Samarkand (Bartimaeus, #1)
3.99
it was ok
This is a difficult book to rate: It was very well-written, with an intriguing plot and engaging wit. That being said, I must admit that it was more f ...more
Mar 06, 2008
Feb 22, 2008
 
Daughter of the Forest  (Sevenwaters, #1)
4.28
did not like it
I would not recommend it, especially to young adults. The story was beautifully woven and the writing is very engrossing, but there is graphic descrip ...more
not set
Feb 26, 2008
 
Fairest
3.86
it was ok
This was a really pathetic book - a sad departure Levine's other fantastic novels. The idea was interesting (a take on the story of "Snow White" where ...more
Mar 04, 2009
Mar 05, 2009
 
The Bronze Bow
3.93
it was amazing
What a beautiful book! I am so thrilled that it won a Newbery medal. Daniel (the main character) is aloof, sullen, and passionate - almost enough to b ...more
Aug 10, 2008
Aug 11, 2008
 
Crown Duel (Crown & Court, #1)
3.98
really liked it
I would have given this a 3.5, but the anticipation it has kindled for the sequel rounded my rating up. The book is beautifully written, with a vivid ...more
Jan 22, 2010
Jan 22, 2010
 
Ruby Holler
4.00
liked it
I enjoyed the story and felt that the interaction between the four main characters was realistic and well-written. I would recommend it for fans of yo ...more
Jul 16, 2008
Jul 17, 2008
 
The Sunflower
4.10
liked it
I'm not a big fan of modern romance novels, but "The Sunflower" was a basically clean, easy read that kept me entertained on a day spent curled up on ...more
May 02, 2008
Mar 02, 2008
 
The Prophet of Yonwood (Book of Ember, #3)
3.25
it was ok
When I finished this book, I was left feeling a bemused combination of "huh?" and "so what?" - feelings which had been growing on me since the beginni ...more
May 22, 2009
May 26, 2009
 
Court Duel (Crown & Court, #2)
4.25
really liked it
This book is very, very difficult to rate. I liked it - I really did, but there were just some things that drove me crazy about it, along with a naggi ...more
Feb 04, 2010
Feb 09, 2010
 
Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation
3.86
really liked it
My inner linguist would love to take credit for choosing this book for easy reading, but I must admit the truth. My interest was actually captured by ...more
May 2008
Apr 14, 2008
 
The Corinthian
3.98
really liked it
Though I wasn't initially engaged with the rather drawn-out and verbose beginning, I quickly found myself hooked into one of Heyer's most madcap adven ...more
Feb 04, 2010
Feb 03, 2010
 
The Convenient Marriage
3.68
liked it
This plot is almost the same, though rather more fast-paced, than Heyer's "April Lady": Older, rich, eligible bachelor, well-known to have had a mistr ...more
May 19, 2009
May 26, 2009
 
The Remarkable Journey of Prince Jen
3.90
it was amazing
I love this book. I have loved it since I first read it as a kid, and it is one that I read over and over on a regular basis. The layers of storytelli ...more
Aug 29, 2008
Feb 11, 2008
 
The Eyre Affair (Thursday Next, #1)
3.92
did not like it
It is rare that I put down a book and refuse to finish it. This is one of those times. I disliked it from the first page, but it was so highly recomme ...more
Aug 26, 2008
Apr 11, 2008
 
The Shooting Star (Annegret Benninger, #2)
3.75
really liked it
This book introduces us to Annegret: a sweet and thoughtful little girl who spends three glorious months in the Swiss Alps with her mother. At the beg ...more
Jun 23, 2008
Jun 23, 2008
 
The Foundling
3.80
really liked it
This is is my first Heyer read with a male protagonist as the dominant character, and I was a little worried that it would be entirely filled with gam ...more
Jun 02, 2009
Jun 02, 2009
 
The Peacegiver: How Christ Offers to Heal Our Hearts and Homes
4.41
really liked it
A friend offered to lend us this book on a Friday, with a very high recommendation. Both my husband and I read the whole thing over the weekend: it’s ...more
Jan 29, 2008
Feb 11, 2008
 
The Open Gate
4.05
really liked it
This book is a darling family romp, with a wonderful push for industry and self-sufficiency. I don't think we all need to give up our current lives an ...more
Jul 20, 2009
Jun 02, 2008
 
The White People
3.74
really liked it
A lovely, lilting story set mostly in the misty highlands of Scotland... where almost anything seems possible. I loved the innocence and joy of this b ...more
Apr 07, 2010
Apr 13, 2010
 
The Princess
4.17
liked it
Though it reads rather more like an episode of "Touched by an Angel" than a romance novel, I was finally able to settle back and enjoy this book by ac ...more
Apr 02, 2009
Apr 06, 2009
 
Seven Daughters and Seven Sons
4.20
really liked it
This is a beautiful and exotic book set in the ancient cities of Baghdad and Tyre. The story is fairly fast-paced and well-written, and the characters ...more
Aug 30, 2008
Mar 12, 2008
 
Snow White and Rose Red
3.74
really liked it
Fun little story with an interesting take on the world of "fairie." I loved the relationships between the sisters and their mother. I also really enjo ...more
May 11, 2009
May 18, 2009
 
Under A Changing Moon
3.82
it was amazing
This is a very sweet and poignant book. Paula and Adolf - siblings, and the main characters - are wonderful examples of hard work, confidence, and fac ...more
Jul 25, 2008
Jul 25, 2008
 
Word Myths: Debunking Linguistic Urban Legends
3.37
it was ok
Most of the book was fairly interesting, but nothing amazing. Wilton spent most of time debunking the legends, and very little time on what I wanted m ...more
Mar 18, 2009
Feb 05, 2009
 
The Man Who Forgot How to Read: A Memoir
3.31
really liked it
This is a fascinating book on a number of levels. The whole concept and detailed description of the author's wrecked perception after his stroke was a ...more
Feb 26, 2009
Feb 05, 2009
 
The Long Way Home
4.13
really liked it
This book was a real eye-opener to me. It is offers both praise and wonder at our "land of liberty," as seen through the eyes of Christoph, a young re ...more
Jun 18, 2008
Jun 17, 2008
 
Arabella
4.04
really liked it
With strong similarities to Jane Austen's "Pride & Prejudice" (though with a weaker female protagonist), this book is a sure winner for regency ro ...more
May 04, 2009
May 08, 2009
 
Castle on the Border
4.00
liked it
The premise and plot of "Castle on the Boarder" were unique and charming. Unfortunately, I wasn't as impressed by the overall result as I hoped to be. ...more
Jun 20, 2008
Jun 19, 2008
 
Cousin Kate
3.46
liked it
The only other book I've read by Georgette Heyer was a complete farce, so I was expecting the same type of light comedy when I picked up this book; I ...more
Apr 21, 2009
Apr 21, 2009
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