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The Good Lie
3.92
it was amazing
Robin Brande is a goddess of the craft. Although this is quite a different flavor from her usual fare, she comes through brilliantly with this hard-hi ...more
Feb 2014
Feb 10, 2014
 
Queen of Hearts
3.61
really liked it
A very, very interesting book. Just before her sixteenth birthday in the 1940s, Marie-Claire of Manitoba, Canada, and her younger sister and brother a ...more
Nov 2011
Oct 17, 2011
 
Keeping the Castle (Keeping the Castle, #1)
3.55
really liked it
An adorable, fun spoof on the Austen classics. Althea lives in the village of Lesser Hoo in the tumbledown remains of Crooked Castle, a vast monstrosi ...more
Aug 2012
Aug 20, 2012
 
The Time-Traveling Fashionista On Board the Titanic
3.57
really liked it
This was a fun escape from a book that I was *supposed* to be reading (and one that I was *supposed* to be writing, too). Louise has a passion for vin ...more
not set
Aug 15, 2012
 
Mercy: The Last New England Vampire
3.39
it was ok
Meh. Another week, another vampire book. This one is slightly different from others as it focuses on American vampire lore. Haley is working on a fami ...more
Nov 2011
Nov 24, 2011
 
Leviathan (Leviathan, #1)
3.91
it was amazing
This one took a couple of false starts, but once I got into it I was BLOWN AWAY. Scott Westerfeld imagines an alternate, steampunky version of World W ...more
Nov 2011
Nov 24, 2011
 
Saving Mars (Saving Mars, #1)
3.86
it was amazing
Jess and her family live in Mars Colonial, a small human settlement on Mars that started as an initiative on the planet Terra. The Terrans believe tha ...more
Aug 04, 2012
Aug 11, 2012
 
Grave Mercy (His Fair Assassin, #1)
3.91
it was amazing
One of my high school English teachers once said that "the best example of irony is a nun with a gun." Well, there are no guns here, but how 'bout a n ...more
Jun 2012
Jun 10, 2012
 
Visible (Ripple, #4)
4.15
it was amazing
Every time Cidney Swanson writes a book, she gets even more brilliant--and she was brilliant to start with.
Feb 2014
Feb 19, 2014
 
Scarlet (Scarlet, #1)
3.94
really liked it
I remember reading the Kids' Classics version of Robin Hood back in fourth grade and being enthralled with it. Robin Hood is one of my favorite fairy ...more
Feb 2012
Feb 21, 2012
 
Second Fiddle
3.94
really liked it
Maybe because I refuse to believe I'm getting old, I tend to forget that historical fiction can also mean fiction about history that happened in my li ...more
Mar 2012
Mar 31, 2012
 
This Dark Endeavor (The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein, #1)
3.83
it was amazing
WOW...just...wow. This one sucked me right in and didn't let go. Oppel did an amazing job of imagining the childhood of Victor Frankenstein and the ev ...more
Oct 21, 2011
Oct 17, 2011
 
Evolution, Me & Other Freaks of Nature
3.82
it was amazing
2008 winner of the Thumbs Up! Book Award for excellence in teen literature from the Michigan Library Association. Characters are beautifully drawn, is ...more
Mar 20, 2008
not set
Oct 07, 2008
 
The Rest of Us Just Live Here
3.74
really liked it
I came into this looking for straight satire, but it provided much more and a lot of food for thought. In an interesting formatting choice, the chapte ...more
Jan 2016
Jan 05, 2016
 
Deadly
3.58
did not like it
This book had so much promise, but was really disappointing. Things were just a little too easy for the main character, a girl interested in the scien ...more
May 11, 2011
May 28, 2011
 
Unfurl (Ripple, #3)
3.91
it was amazing
I have to give major, major props to Cidney Swanson for knowing how to write (and wrap) a trilogy! The first book had an incredible hook; the second d ...more
May 2012
May 31, 2012
 
White Cat (Curse Workers, #1)
3.80
it was amazing
This book takes the best parts of Gordon Korman's Son of the Mob and adds a fantasy twist. The main character, Cassel, lives in a world where certain ...more
May 2011
Jun 01, 2011
 
Wonder Show
3.63
it was amazing
After her father abandons her and her aunt sends her to stay at a horrible facility for wayward young women with Mister, the master of the house who i ...more
Jan 2013
Feb 02, 2013
 
Soonchild
3.75
it was ok
This is a likely candidate for Weirdest Book I Read in 2012. Sixteen-Face John is an Inuit shaman who has pretty much forsaken the old ways. His wife, ...more
Dec 2012
Dec 17, 2012
 
Croak (Croak, #1)
3.93
it was amazing
I loved this book, and nearly died laughing while reading it (pardon the pun). For the last two years, good-girl Lex has become a juvenile delinquent, ...more
Mar 2012
Mar 21, 2012
 
Rippler (Ripple, #1)
3.69
it was amazing
A FANTASTIC debut novel about a girl, Sam, who turns invisible every time she gets near water. The first time it happens, she's on a field trip with h ...more
Jan 2012
Jan 10, 2012
 
Nowhere Girl
3.92
it was amazing
I'm not sure what I expected from this book, but it exceeded all expectations. It has a very strong sense of place and a lovely heroine that I just fe ...more
Dec 2011
Nov 30, 2011
 
The Islands at the End of the World (Islands at the End of the World, #1)
3.65
liked it
Pretty standard dystopian/alien invasion story; not an award winner. I did like the inclusion of Hawaiian mythology.
Oct 2014
Jun 16, 2014
 
After Midnight (The Youngbloods, #1)
3.73
liked it
This is really more of a three-and-a-half star book, but it doesn't quite rate 4. Girl with no parents, being raised by two older brothers moves to, l ...more
Oct 20, 2011
Oct 20, 2011
 
Trapped
3.27
it was ok
Another book that had tons of promise and didn't live up to its potential. The premise: Five kids and a teacher are trapped in a New England high scho ...more
Apr 2011
May 28, 2011
 
Goliath (Leviathan, #3)
4.25
it was amazing
The brilliant conclusion to Westerfeld's steampunk WWI series finds Prince Alek feeling betrayed by all whom he trusted after he discovers that his be ...more
Dec 2011
Nov 30, 2011
 
Department Nineteen (Department Nineteen, #1)
4.02
really liked it
If Alex Rider was tutored by Abraham Van Helsing...well, not really, but definitely lots of spy-thriller action mixed with vampires here. First in a n ...more
Jun 02, 2011
May 28, 2011
 
Black Widow: Forever Red (Black Widow, #1)
3.65
liked it
I wanted to love this, and parts of it, I did love. The action sequences were really well done and cinematic and I'm looking forward to the Ava sequel ...more
Nov 2015
Nov 25, 2015
 
The Clockwork Scarab (Stoker & Holmes, #1)
3.66
really liked it
This wasn't quite what I was expecting, but it was a good read. Mina Holmes (niece of Sherlock; daughter of Mycroft) and Evaline Stoker (sister of Bra ...more
Dec 2013
Dec 09, 2013
 
Fire (Graceling Realm, #2)
4.12
really liked it
This book got a ton of hype when it was first published, and I loved Graceling, but for some reason it took me years to read this one. I wasn't sure I ...more
Jun 2012
Aug 29, 2012
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