My Bonny Light Horseman: Being an Account of the Further Adventures of Jacky Faber, in Love and War (Bloody Jack, #6)
4.24
really liked it
Irrepressible Jacky Faber is back in her 6th book. Now she has been captured and beheaded by the French. Somehow she overcomes that and is being sent ...more
Mar 07, 2011
Mar 07, 2011
 
The Financial Lives of the Poets
3.69
it was ok
Matt was a newspaper journalist. He quit his job to start a financial/poetry website business called "poetfolio.com". Unfortunately, it didn't do very ...more
Mar 03, 2011
Feb 26, 2011
 
Along the River: A Chinese Cinderella Novel
3.48
liked it
CC is running away from a woman who scared/startled her while at the Chinese market in Feng Jie. She almost makes it, but then she falls and is knocke ...more
Mar 03, 2011
Feb 28, 2011
 
My Mother the Cheerleader
3.57
liked it
The title of this book makes it seem as if it is going to be some vapid chick-lit book. It definitely is not. The story is set in the 9th ward of New ...more
May 14, 2011
May 14, 2011
 
Other Words for Love
3.85
liked it
Ari doesn't feel like she fits in anywhere. She is overlooked at her high school and outshone by her best friend Summer when they go out. She also has ...more
Mar 25, 2011
Mar 25, 2011
 
Ten Things We Did (and Probably Shouldn't Have)
3.74
liked it
April's parents are divorced. Her mom took April's younger brother and moved to Paris, so April moved in with her dad and Penny (his gf/wife). Things ...more
Sep 20, 2011
Sep 20, 2011
 
Revolution
4.02
it was amazing
I was prepared for this book to be so-so because I have heard so many mixed reviews of A Northern Light. However, I was riveted by this one. It is a f ...more
Jun 16, 2011
Jun 16, 2011
 
Plain Kate
3.74
really liked it
Katerina Svetlana, or just plain Kate, is the daughter of a woodcarver. Her father is skilled and is teaching her the trade. Kate is also very talente ...more
Jun 05, 2011
Jun 05, 2011
 
Mad Love
3.66
liked it
Alice's mom is a very well known writer of romance novels. What isn't well known is that her mom suffers from manic-depressive disorder and is current ...more
Jul 07, 2011
Jul 07, 2011
 
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
4.04
it was amazing
I hardly ever give books a 5 star rating, but this one was absolutely fascinating!

Henrietta Lacks was a black woman diagnosed with cervical cancer in
...more
May 03, 2011
May 01, 2011
 
Throat
3.55
liked it
Emma has epilepsy. Even though this has made many aspects of her life very difficult, such as not being able to drive and having inconvenient seizures ...more
May 08, 2011
May 04, 2011
 
All These Things I've Done (Birthright, #1)
3.71
really liked it
In teen Anya’s future New York City, paper books are anachronisms, water is scarce, and chocolate and coffee are targets of Prohibition. Though Grandm ...more
Nov 22, 2011
Nov 22, 2011
 
Life, Love, and a Polar Bear Tattoo (Toronto, #1)
3.46
liked it
After Candice's husband's parents die in a car accident, things between them have plummeted down a slippery slope of marital unhappiness. Ian leaves f ...more
Jul 03, 2011
Jul 03, 2011
 
Ink Exchange (Wicked Lovely, #2)
3.68
liked it
Didn't realize this was the second in a series... Santa gave it to me for Christmas, so I just dove right in. However, the author does a great job of ...more
Dec 31, 2011
Jan 01, 2012
 
Hidden
3.95
really liked it
The constant: Helen Frost will use amazing forms of poetry to tell her story. The variable: Helen Frost will jump from genre to genre as she creates w ...more
Oct 03, 2011
Oct 03, 2011
 
Beauty Queens
3.61
liked it
A plane full of teenage beauty contestants crashes on a deserted island. Think Lord of the Flies meets Miss Teen Dream...

It was actually much better
...more
Dec 19, 2011
Dec 19, 2011
 
Wonderstruck
4.16
it was amazing
The illustrations in this book are so intricate and detailed - they are amazing!

There are two story lines. One is told all in text, the second all in
...more
Oct 30, 2011
Oct 30, 2011
 
Escape Under the Forever Sky
3.99
liked it
Lucy's mom is the American ambassador to Ethiopia. You would think this means she gets to go all sorts of interesting places and meet fascinating peop ...more
Jun 28, 2011
Jun 28, 2011
 
With or Without You
3.91
liked it
Evan is gay. So is his best friend, Davis. They are not a couple, but the get beaten up and bullied mercilessly regardless of this fact. Davis hears a ...more
Nov 22, 2011
Nov 22, 2011
 
Gemini Bites
3.53
really liked it
Judy and Kyle are twins with a very competitive relationship. They also come from a huge family (7 children), so things get even more complicated when ...more
May 04, 2011
May 04, 2011
 
My Life Undecided
3.76
liked it
Brooklyn Pierce has made some bad decisions in her life, but the one that really gets her attention is the one that lands her in the back of the polic ...more
Nov 14, 2011
Nov 14, 2011
 
The Water Seeker
3.74
liked it
Amos is born into a hard life. His mother dies giving birth to him, so his trapper father leaves him to be raised by others, shuffled between in-laws, ...more
Aug 31, 2011
Aug 31, 2011
 
Okay for Now
4.19
really liked it
I absolutely love the way this man uses language. He has an incredible gift for making the characters voices ring true and for using the exactly right ...more
May 25, 2011
May 25, 2011
 
Med Head: My Knock-down, Drag-out, Drugged-up Battle with My Brain
4.04
really liked it
Cory is a bright, happy, normal little boy until he is 5 years old. Then some strange behaviors start to take over his body. He can't control them. Do ...more
May 14, 2011
May 14, 2011
 
Wither (The Chemical Garden, #1)
3.81
really liked it
The whole world has been flooded out except for North America. (Not sure how that works, something about the US being the biggest super-power... suspe ...more
Jul 15, 2011
Jul 15, 2011
 
Stay
3.87
liked it
Clara meets Christian at a ball game. it seems like fate has brought them together. However, what originally seemed like genuine concern and caring tu ...more
Jun 05, 2011
Jun 02, 2011
 
The Charmed Return (Faerie Path, #6)
4.02
it was ok
Anita/Tania is half mortal, half fairy princess. At this particular moment, however, all Anita knows is her mortal side, forgetting all the previous e ...more
Dec 13, 2011
Dec 13, 2011
 
The Gathering (Darkness Rising, #1)
4.03
really liked it
Maya was adopted as a newborn by a great family who lived in Oregon. When she was 5, her dad was recruited to work at a special medical research facil ...more
Sep 07, 2011
Sep 07, 2011
 
White Cat (Curse Workers, #1)
3.81
liked it
Holly Black has created a world that is full of curse workers and con artists. Everyone wears gloves because the touch of a bare hand could cause you ...more
Jul 06, 2011
Jul 06, 2011
 
Threads and Flames
3.92
liked it
A fascinating look at era of the fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in NYC in 1911 from the perspective of Raisa, a Jewish girl working at one of ...more
Mar 15, 2011
Mar 13, 2011
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