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The Burning Bridge (Ranger's Apprentice, #2)
4.28
really liked it
In this second book in the Ranger’s Apprentice Series, Will continues his training under Halt as a Ranger. However, with news of Morgorath’s movement ...more
Feb 19, 2012
Feb 19, 2012
 
Flamecaster (Shattered Realms, #1)
4.07
liked it
3.5 stars

When both his father and sister are murdered by the king of Arden, Ash runs away and devotes himself to revenge. Although he is a powerful he
...more
Aug 25, 2016
Aug 28, 2016
 
Along for the Ride
4.08
it was ok
As an insomniac, I was intrigued by the idea of two insomniacs weathering their long nights together. Let me be clear--these are not insomniacs, merel ...more
Aug 28, 2015
Aug 30, 2015
 
Finnikin of the Rock (Lumatere Chronicles, #1)
3.93
it was amazing
Marchetta creates a fantasy world torn by war and a dark curse. However, in the midst of this new world of magic and inexplicable prophesies, she intr ...more
Apr 22, 2011
Apr 22, 2011
 
Siege and Storm (Shadow and Bone, #2)
4.09
liked it
When authors set out to create a series or trilogy to please publishers, their second books are often a low point. That is what I found with Siege and ...more
Jul 23, 2013
Jul 23, 2013
 
Skulduggery Pleasant (Skulduggery Pleasant, #1)
4.21
it was amazing
I must have some Irish blood, because I love Irish authors and their bizarre sense of humor. Skulduggery Pleasant is a unique main character with wit ...more
Feb 12, 2011
Feb 12, 2011
 
Ptolemy's Gate (Bartimaeus, #3)
4.24
really liked it
**spoiler alert** So, I think my advice would be don't even start the series. The reader is great and the long books helped entertain on long runs, bu ...more
Aug 03, 2009
Jul 29, 2009
 
The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #4)
4.38
really liked it
As much as I enjoy Percy Jackson and his adventures, the last two books felt very similar. I enjoyed the Battle of the Labyrinth more, because Riordan ...more
May 11, 2010
May 10, 2010
 
Alcatraz Versus the Knights of Crystallia (Alcatraz, #3)
4.09
liked it
Sanderson continues to tell a good story with his usual humor. However, I felt that this Alcatraz book fell a little short of the mark. I really enjoy ...more
Aug 31, 2010
Aug 31, 2010
 
Why I Let My Hair Grow Out (Morgan Rawlinson, #1)
3.67
liked it
When Morgan’s boyfriend breaks up with her, she cuts off her hair and dyes the stubble orange. Her concerned parents send her on a bike tour of Irelan ...more
Feb 17, 2014
Jan 21, 2014
 
Shadow on the Mountain
3.86
really liked it
Norway has been invaded by Nazi Germany, but the people refuse to give in. All ages and types of people join the Resistance movement and quietly fight ...more
May 14, 2016
May 16, 2016
 
Curse of the Blue Tattoo: Being an Account of the Misadventures of Jacky Faber, Midshipman and Fine Lady (Bloody Jack, #2)
4.25
liked it
I love Jackie Faber and the reader of the audio book is excellent. This story keeps a good pace and introduces excellent new characters. My only compl ...more
Dec 30, 2010
Dec 30, 2010
 
Thirteenth Child (Frontier Magic, #1)
3.77
really liked it
Patricia Wrede does an excellent job with characterization and world buidling. Thirteenth Child is placed in an alternate wild western frontier--one w ...more
Jul 07, 2011
Jul 07, 2011
 
Penny from Heaven
3.98
really liked it
Holm tells an interesting story about a little known side of American life during and after WWII. Based on her family history, she shows the effects o ...more
Sep 09, 2009
Sep 09, 2009
 
Playing with Fire (Skulduggery Pleasant, #2)
4.31
liked it
Skulduggery Pleasant continues to be a marvelous character as does Valkyrie Cain (once known as Stephanie Edgley). The new characters introduced (even ...more
Feb 25, 2011
Feb 25, 2011
 
The Night Tourist (Jack Perdu, #1)
3.71
liked it
I really would give this 3.5 stars because it is well-worded and an interesting take on the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice. Jack is a well developed cha ...more
Apr 19, 2011
Apr 19, 2011
 
The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #2)
4.23
liked it
My reading of this book was more disjointed than the first book and I wasn't as able to get into the flow of the story. Also, it included areas of myt ...more
Apr 25, 2010
Apr 25, 2010
 
Princess of the Silver Woods ( The Princesses of Westfalin Trilogy , #3)
4.04
liked it
Jessica Day George continues the story of her twelve dancing princesses from Princess of the Midnight Ball series. This final book focuses on Princess ...more
Apr 20, 2013
Apr 20, 2013
 
Anna and the French Kiss (Anna and the French Kiss, #1)
4.08
it was ok
I approached this book with great trepidation, but it did have more depth than I expected. Why did I read it? I had been stuck in a reading rutt and a ...more
Oct 26, 2012
Oct 26, 2012
 
First Test (Protector of the Small, #1)
4.24
really liked it
I recently finished rereading this book and it is a great addition to all those girl power books. Maybe I should make a new shelf for them. I think Ke ...more
Nov 20, 2008
Nov 20, 2008
 
Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians (Alcatraz, #1)
3.87
really liked it
Brandon Sanderson's light and silly children's fiction is a better fit for me than his deeper fantasy books. I enjoy the others, but Alcatraz is a cha ...more
Jul 08, 2010
Jul 08, 2010
 
The Claim (Boston Jane, #3)
4.11
liked it
I really enjoyed books one and two of this trilogy, but I'm afraid it went on one book too long. Boston Jane is an endearing character because of her ...more
Jul 2009
Aug 16, 2009
 
The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #5)
4.50
really liked it
A satisfying ending to a fun series. Although the writing isn't earth shattering, Riordan weaves engaging stories for his intended audience. He does a ...more
May 23, 2010
May 22, 2010
 
Spellbound (Spellbound, #1)
3.88
liked it
When Emma transfers to a new school, she wants to remain invisible, but just the opposite happens. She gains the hatred of the school's most popular d ...more
Sep 11, 2013
Aug 21, 2013
 
Flipped
3.93
really liked it
On the younger end of teen fiction, this is a light, feel-good story of self-discovery. The writing isn't anything amazing, but the characters are enj ...more
Sep 2009
Sep 01, 2009
 
North of Happy
3.76
liked it
North of Happy is well written with good characterization--3 stars for writing and story telling. However, I personally had trouble connecting with th ...more
Jun 25, 2017
Jun 27, 2017
 
The Red Pyramid (Kane Chronicles, #1)
4.06
really liked it
I listened to this book and it was read quite well for young adult readers. I like the Kane Chronicles even more than Percy Jackson for two reasons. I ...more
Oct 21, 2010
Oct 21, 2010
 
Mississippi Jack: Being an Account of the Further Waterborne Adventures of Jacky Faber, Midshipman, Fine Lady, and Lily of the West (Bloody Jack, #5)
4.19
liked it
As usual, I love Jacky Faber and accompanying characters, but in this book she is not on her best behavior. There were many great scenes and times tha ...more
Mar 20, 2011
Mar 20, 2011
 
Pretties (Uglies, #2)
3.85
it was ok
Maybe I'm in a negative mood caused by sleep deprivation, but I was unimpressed by this book. I feel annoyed that Tally skips from boy to boy and alwa ...more
Nov 05, 2010
Nov 05, 2010
 
East
4.14
really liked it
I always enjoy a good retelling of a fairy tale--especially when the characters are interesting.
Jan 2006
Jun 21, 2008