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Crossed (Matched, #2)
3.52
really liked it
It's like 1984 meets My Side of the Mountain. I took my time reading this book and when I sat back and thought about it, I realized that it was becaus ...more
Sep 17, 2011
Aug 02, 2011
 
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter, #3)
4.54
it was amazing
This book is also reviewed on my blog Books: A true story

I love the way that J. K. Rowling twists traditional mythology and history.  When at the begi
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Apr 24, 2008
 
Midnight in Austenland (Austenland, #2)
3.50
it was amazing
The first thing that stands out about Midnight in Austenland is the writing. Shannon’s vocabulary choices give it a Jane Austen feel, but it flows so ...more
Jan 29, 2012
Nov 09, 2011
 
Coraline
4.04
really liked it
This book is also reviewed on my blog Books: A true story

Short and Sweet: Even if you don't like horror, pick up this beautifully written children's b
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Oct 28, 2014
Aug 24, 2009
 
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter, #2)
4.38
it was amazing
My favorite thing about this book is how we get to see that wizards and Muggles are much the same. Mr. Weasley actually thinks that Muggles are fasina ...more
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Apr 24, 2008
 
Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass, #2)
4.49
really liked it
Spoilers for book 1 so beware. I've hidden spoilers for this book.

Celaena is now the king's personal assassin and she pulls a Jason Bourne because she
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Apr 08, 2016
Jul 18, 2014
 
The Martian
4.40
it was amazing
Sarcasm + Education = The Martian. I learned that human waste can be used as fertilizer but it spreads disease so other than that it's great fertilize ...more
Feb 06, 2016
Feb 12, 2014
 
Geekerella
4.08
it was amazing
Fandom meets Cinderella with a Gilmore Girls-level of nerd culture references, Geekerella was witty, charming and funny. There were references to Lord ...more
Mar 21, 2017
Mar 09, 2017
 
Shadow and Bone (Grisha Verse, #1)
4.05
it was amazing
Shadow and Bone was like walking through a version of Tolstoy’s Russia that was filled with magic. So many little details reminded me of Tolstoy like ...more
Jun 06, 2012
Feb 24, 2012
 
The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
4.33
it was amazing
The subtitle for The Boys in the Boat should be "How Life is Like Rowing." Each chapter starts with a beautiful and inspiring quote from George Yeoman ...more
Apr 26, 2017
Apr 14, 2017
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