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Insurgent (Divergent, #2)
4.07
it was amazing
Insurgent begins right where Divergent leaves off. Tris and the others are headed to Amity headquarters to seek refuge from the crazy Erudite. Tris is ...more
not set
Mar 30, 2012
 
Beautiful
3.68
did not like it
This book was so awful that I'm thinking about changing my Twilight reviews to be one star higher.

Has their ever been a protagonist as unlikeable as C
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not set
Aug 05, 2010
 
The Bishop’s Wife (Linda Wallheim Mystery, #1)
3.11
it was amazing
Linda Wallheim is the bishop's wife. A mother of five boys and the surrogate mother of her ward in Draper, Utah. She's used to late-night phone calls, ...more
not set
May 31, 2014
 
The Prisoner of Cell 25 (Michael Vey, #1)
4.20
it was ok
I think that your reaction to the summary of this book will be the best judge of whether or not you are going to like this novel. As I was first readi ...more
not set
Jul 17, 2011
 
The Young Elites (The Young Elites, #1)
3.93
really liked it
I've been meaning to read a book by Marie Lu for ages. Ever since Legend came out and I've heard how much everyone loved it. So, when a chance to revi ...more
Sep 07, 2015
Jun 25, 2015
 
The Selection (The Selection, #1)
4.15
it was ok
Biggest disappointment so far this year. I have been excited about this book since before the cover was released. Because, well, I like The Bachelor. ...more
not set
Jan 09, 2012
 
Midnight in Austenland (Austenland, #2)
3.50
it was amazing
I'm afraid I'm not very objective when it comes to reviewing anything by Shannon Hale. I am definitely a fan girl. Combine that with my guilty love fo ...more
not set
Oct 28, 2011
 
Prada & Prejudice
3.59
it was ok
This book just wasn't for me. I could see how it would appeal to some readers, but frankly, I pretty much just chuckled through the whole book. (Not i ...more
not set
Feb 19, 2010
 
Illuminae
4.31
it was amazing
This book chewed me up and spit me out.
not set
Jun 26, 2015
 
A Temptation of Angels
3.65
it was ok
Ever since meeting Michelle Zink at BEA and determining her to be one of the nicest people I've ever had the privilege of meeting, I've been chomping ...more
not set
Aug 01, 2011
 
Masque of the Red Death (Masque of the Red Death, #1)
3.70
liked it
A plague has wiped out most of the population, save a few who were lucky (rich) enough to procure masks that can only be used by one person. In the mi ...more
not set
Jan 29, 2012
 
Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass, #2)
4.49
it was amazing
So, as a recap for my experience with this series: I read the first book when it came out several years ago and I was unimpressed. For YEARS after tha ...more
not set
May 11, 2015
 
Allegiant (Divergent, #3)
3.63
liked it
I might be the only one who isn't surprised by the ending. I actually saw it coming about halfway through the book.

My major issue with this book is th
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Oct 29, 2013
 
How Green Was My Valley
4.16
it was amazing
More to come later, but this is one of the better books I've been assigned to read. I didn't realize I was in love with it until all at once, I was.
not set
Oct 09, 2014
 
The Winner's Curse (The Winner's Trilogy, #1)
4.02
really liked it
I was very very impressed with this book. I think it's the high fantasy series that I've been waiting for since finishing The Seven Realms.
not set
Aug 01, 2013
 
Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between
3.64
really liked it
This review was originally posted on Emily's Reading RoomJennifer E. Smith is one of my favorite contemporary YA authors. I feel like I can always cou ...more
not set
Jul 11, 2015
 
Brightly Woven
3.80
it was amazing
I was really intrigued by the synopsis of this book and I was so excited when I got a copy of this book in the mail from Egmont. First of all, the cov ...more
not set
Feb 19, 2010
 
Divergent (Divergent, #1)
4.23
it was amazing
Divergent deserves a round of applause for breathing some life into a genre that was beginning to wilt.

There were so many things I loved about this bo
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Dec 20, 2010
 
What the Best College Students Do
3.75
liked it
It wasn't what I was expecting. In many ways, I really wanted to get into what he was saying about being a deep learner. I feel like as an older stude ...more
not set
Aug 13, 2013
 
Silver in the Blood
3.43
liked it
This review was originally posted on Emily's Reading RoomI love Jessica Day George's books. I've read her Dragon Slippers series, her Princess of the ...more
not set
Jun 28, 2015
 
Tiger Lily
3.98
really liked it
Review published July 6, 2012.

Tiger Lily has always been different. Adopted as an infant by the village shaman, Tik Tok, she is a skilled hunter, and
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Feb 23, 2012
 
The Crimson Crown (Seven Realms, #4)
4.48
it was amazing
It is an understatement to say that I was looking forward to this book. I have been dying to read the conclusion. And, it is everything I wanted it to ...more
not set
Sep 08, 2011
 
A Monster Calls
4.37
it was amazing
This is one of the most startlingly honest and brilliant books I've read about grief and pain. I sobbed at the end because the message was so pure and ...more
not set
Jan 29, 2012
 
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
4.04
really liked it
The good:

I feel validated. Understood. A lot of the conflicts I've had personally and professionally are made more clear by understanding the differen
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not set
Jul 27, 2017
 
A Night Divided
4.31
really liked it
This review was originally posted on Emily's Reading RoomI loved Jennifer A. Nielsen's The False Prince when I read it almost three years ago. So, whe ...more
not set
Aug 10, 2015
 
These Broken Stars (Starbound, #1)
3.93
really liked it
This is really more of a 3.5 star book. Began with one of the best opening sequences I've read in a long time. Dissolved into a sappy romance that did ...more
not set
Mar 15, 2012
 
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
4.26
it was amazing
Super sweet and beautifully paced. Check out my whole review on my blog
May 25, 2015
May 25, 2015
 
The Edge of Falling
3.61
liked it
I really wasn't into this book until the very end. There were some great moments, but overall it just felt bland.
Aug 03, 2013
Aug 02, 2013
 
The Underground Railroad
4.03
it was amazing
Terrifying, heartbreaking, timely and compelling.
Jan 08, 2017
Jan 07, 2017
 
Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass, #3)
4.53
it was amazing
So many good things about this book!
Aug 28, 2015
Jul 28, 2015
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