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The Nethergrim
Dark, enthralling, and charming. Great for Last Apprentice or Harry Potter fans.

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Apr 02, 2014
Mar 26, 2014
Perfect Chemistry (Perfect Chemistry, #1)
I couldn't review this book right after I finished it because I was so tempted to go on a long angry rant about how much I disliked it. I think I've c ...more
Jul 02, 2010
Jul 01, 2010
The Dust of 100 Dogs
I was excited about this book! A reincarnated female pirate who lived the lives of 100 dogs before returning to claim her buried treasure? How differe ...more
Aug 02, 2010
Aug 01, 2010
North of Beautiful
Summary: Terra has an enormous birthmark on her face that causes her to wear a lot of makeup and worry that she isn't pretty. Actually, her d-bag fath ...more
Apr 24, 2011
Mar 25, 2011
The art in this book is phenomenally beautiful and is its one saving grace. The dialogue is either poorly written, poorly translated, or both. The plo ...more
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Jul 07, 2010
How We Fall
Okay, I'm gonna say it: this book was hot, and if this adorable couple wants to grow up and get cousin-married, I am all for it. Provided they get gen ...more
Oct 20, 2014
Oct 19, 2014
Summary: A group of early-20-somethings struggle with life in general in present-day Japan. Should dreams be sold out for a better apartment? How do y ...more
Dec 13, 2010
Dec 10, 2010
Encyclopedia Paranoiaca
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You can get the gist of Encyclopedia Paranoiaca from its extensive su
Jan 2012
Nov 25, 2012
Batman: Life After Death
Concept: A
Plot: B
Art: A
Writing/Dialogue: B
Character Development: A
Pacing: B
Ending: B

I love Dick Greyson as Batman. Part of Wayne's Batman mystique is
Jun 20, 2011
Jun 20, 2011
Say the Word
While this book initially seems like it will be the story of the heroine coming to terms with her mother's abandonment of the family for a lesbian lov ...more
Aug 16, 2010
Aug 15, 2010
Chasing Lincoln's Killer
Summary: The YA edition of Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer describes the plot to kill Abraham Lincoln, the assassination, and for the m ...more
Dec 17, 2010
Dec 15, 2010
The Mouse with the Question Mark Tail
I gave up on this story. The hero didn't have any qualities I liked and was often a pugilistic jerk, so I abandoned ship. I didn't buy some of the sto ...more
Jan 15, 2014
Jan 06, 2014
The Shadow Hero
Phenomenal, which is entirely to be expected. The sequel (and there had better be one!) cannot come soon enough.

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Jun 2014
May 09, 2014
Counting by 7s
A new favorite! Everyone should read this!

My Newbery or Not analysis:
Jan 28, 2014
Jan 05, 2014
Before Your Time: The Early Menopause Survival Guide
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I loved some aspects of the book and would recommend it to anyone struggling
Mar 21, 2012
Mar 21, 2012
Parade (with Fireworks)
Summary: Loosely based in fact and family anecdote, "Parade (with fireworks)" gives us a tense and violent scene from post-WWI Italy and its shatterin ...more
Jan 2011
Jan 05, 2011
Sex Made Easy: Your Bedside Guide to 100 Sex Problems, Questions, & Crises and How to Handle Them Like an Expert
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For any woman who wishes someone would hand her an owner's manual for
Feb 08, 2012
Jan 26, 2012
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
Because it has been so popular, I went into this book feeling like the last person on earth to read it. Now I know it's going to be read by many more ...more
Aug 09, 2010
Nov 15, 2008
The End of the Wasp Season (Alex Morrow, #2)
Tartan noir fans rejoice! Denise Mina (Still Midnight) returns to gritty Glasgow with the second installment in her Alex Morrow series.

A young woman w
Jan 2011
Dec 21, 2011
The Chicken Whisperer's Guide to Keeping Chickens: Everything You Need to Know . . . and Didn't Know You Needed to Know About Backyard and Urban Chickens
If you're interested in producing your own food, you might be considering keeping backyard chickens. Sound daunting? Never fear! Andy ("The Chicken Wh ...more
Sep 05, 2011
Aug 23, 2011
The Killing Song
How far would you go to catch the murderer of a loved one? For journalist Matt Owens, no distance is too great in pursuit of the man who abducted his ...more
Jan 2011
Dec 21, 2011
How to Draw Your Dragon
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Part fantasy field guide, part art lesson and part dragon tale, fanta
Jan 2012
Nov 30, 2012
The Silence of Our Friends
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In The Sil
Jan 2011
Dec 11, 2011
The Woman Who Died a Lot (Thursday Next, #7)
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Jasper Fforde fans, rejoice! The Woman Who Died a Lot, the seventh in
Jan 2012
Nov 25, 2012
The Carrie Diaries (The Carrie Diaries, #1)
I'm only giving this two stars because it was better than I expected it to be. I think a teen girl who really likes soap-opera type romance stories an ...more
Jan 2011
Nov 23, 2011
White Cat (Curse Workers, #1)
Summary: If Cassel Sharpe's habit of sleepwalking on rooftops doesn't kill him, his secret might. He comes from a powerful family of illegal "workers, ...more
Feb 22, 2011
Feb 20, 2011
Better Nate Than Ever
A hilarious and encouraging story about living your dreams no matter the obstacles, and of finding out that just because you don't fit in where you ar ...more
Jan 28, 2014
Jan 05, 2014
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library
Nobody throw things at me, but I didn't love this book. The humor made me groan, the dialogue and characters were cardboard, and the author crammed in ...more
Jan 28, 2014
Jan 05, 2014
Teardrop (Teardrop, #1)
This book has all the earmarks of easy-to-make-fun-of teen romance: instalove, love triangle, new agey magic, stalker-y boyfriend, wooden-yet-overdram ...more
Jan 2013
Nov 14, 2013
The Iron Trial (Magisterium, #1)
There is such a thing as being too much like Harry Potter, and I say that as someone who usually defends books others accuse of ripping off Rowling. F ...more
Sep 08, 2014
Sep 07, 2014
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