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Enchantress of Crumbledown
3.97
it was amazing
This was my first "favorite book ever"
Jan 2000
May 13, 2009
 
Locked Inside
3.68
really liked it
Marnie is obsessed with being online
Aug 06, 2001
May 12, 2009
 
In Cold Blood
4.06
liked it
It took me awhile to get into this book (I had to restart it a couple of times...those pages describing Kansas did not suck me in...) but once I was a ...more
Sep 06, 2013
Sep 14, 2013
 
Breathing Underwater (Breathing Underwater, #1)
3.90
really liked it
This book surprised me. I wasn't expecting much from it, and was happy to discover that it had a lot of depth and provided insight into a situation th ...more
Feb 05, 2013
Jan 29, 2013
 
The Dead and Buried
3.97
really liked it
I picked this one up because I liked the other books by this author. This book definitely has some creepy things going on (haunted house, talking with ...more
Jul 30, 2013
Aug 10, 2013
 
The Savage Damsel and the Dwarf (The Squire's Tales, #3)
4.24
it was amazing
Laugh out loud funny
Jan 2002
May 10, 2009
 
Rot & Ruin (Rot & Ruin, #1)
4.10
really liked it
Zombies have never really been my "thing," but I actually ended up liking this book. I really liked how intricate everything was--this wasn't a book t ...more
Jan 20, 2012
Jan 19, 2012
 
Three Little Words: A Memoir
4.15
really liked it
This is a fantastic read, but not an easy one. The writing is great and the story moves along at a good pace. The author is not whiney or preachy. Wha ...more
May 02, 2015
May 05, 2015
 
Beastly (Beastly, #1; Kendra Chronicles, #1)
3.84
really liked it
I was very curious to see how one could do a modern re-telling of Beauty and the Beast, but I think Flinn did a good job at handling it.

Favorite quot
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Jan 2007
May 10, 2009
 
A Blue So Dark
3.71
This book started off very slow for me--it was far too introspective for my tastes. However, after I started skimming all those long paragraphs, thing ...more
May 28, 2012
May 30, 2012
 
Born of Illusion (Born of Illusion, #1)
3.72
really liked it
This story was more about the relationship between a mother and daughter and finding oneself than about psychic powers and all that, which isn't bad, ...more
Aug 04, 2013
Aug 10, 2013
 
Peace Like a River
3.98
really liked it
I probably would never have read this book if it hadn't been recommended and already sitting on our bookshelf when I had nothing else to read. That be ...more
Aug 25, 2013
Sep 14, 2013
 
All These Things I've Done (Birthright, #1)
3.71
really liked it
For the most part, I enjoyed this book. If you're wanting an action packed mafia blood bath, you will not like this book.

The world-building:
The world
...more
Oct 28, 2012
Nov 04, 2011
 
Matched (Matched, #1)
3.67
really liked it
**spoiler alert** I liked a lot of things about this book: the world building, the story problem, and most of the characters. This story is a mix of T ...more
Dec 06, 2010
Apr 25, 2010
 
The Goddess Test (Goddess Test, #1)
3.82
it was ok
A retelling of the myth of Persephone and Hades--at least that's what it claims. While I love my traditional Greek myths, I'm open to an author interp ...more
Oct 22, 2011
Jun 06, 2011
 
Exit Here.
3.93
did not like it
I found this book at DI and since I had remembered that some of my students had read it last year, I picked it up and added it to my classroom library ...more
May 22, 2011
May 10, 2010
 
I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You (Gallagher Girls, #1)
3.82
really liked it
Cute book. Harry Potter-esq in that the story takes place in a boarding school for girl spies and no one on the outside knows the truth. Cammie's whol ...more
May 24, 2009
May 30, 2009
 
Shift
3.76
really liked it
A coming of age story that happens AFTER puberty! (Why aren't there more books like this out there? Why does all YA stop the senior year of high schoo ...more
Jan 05, 2011
May 24, 2009
 
Insurgent (Divergent, #2)
4.06
it was ok
Ok, I have to preface this by saying that Divergent wasn't my favorite book ever. I thought the concept was awesome, but wasn't impressed with the end ...more
Oct 06, 2012
Oct 13, 2011
 
The Time Traveler's Wife
3.96
really liked it
This is NOT a book for people who are easily offended: there is vulgar language and explicit sexuality (not like book-porn romances, but there are som ...more
May 05, 2010
May 11, 2009
 
Before I Fall
3.91
really liked it
I read this book all in one sitting, thanks to my boyfriend bailing on our plans for the day. Thanks, boyfriend. Even if he hadn’t bailed on our plans ...more
Mar 05, 2011
Dec 22, 2010
 
Revenge Of The Whale: The True Story Of The Whaleship Essex, Adapted For Young People From In The Heart Of The Sea
3.81
did not like it
**spoiler alert** This novel tells the true story of the whale ship the Essex from Nantucket. Under the direction of a new captain the crew sets out l ...more
Jan 2007
May 13, 2009
 
The Rose and the Beast: Fairy Tales Retold
3.77
really liked it
Block has a very different kind of writing style, but I love it. It's so poetic. This novel is a variety of different fairy tales with a different twi ...more
Jan 2004
Jul 02, 2008
 
Wondrous Strange (Wondrous Strange, #1)
3.69
it was amazing
This would be a great "bridge" book for teaching A Midsummer Night's Dream, because it deals with the same mythology. I was a little afraid this serie ...more
Jul 12, 2011
Jul 08, 2010
 
Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #1)
3.77
it was amazing
Disclaimer: this book is kind of violent, and there is some sexual content, but it is very tastefully done.

I was surprised that I liked this book as m
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Dec 21, 2010
Apr 01, 2010
 
Wither (The Chemical Garden, #1)
3.81
liked it
I really wanted to love this book. I mean, look at how gorgeous the cover is. But I just...didn't.

Let me explain. The book starts off with an interest
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Mar 30, 2011
Dec 22, 2010
 
Grace
3.36
liked it
This book reminded me a lot of a one act play. Center stage, two chairs in the spotlight. After a short pause, two actors--Grace and her "brother" run ...more
Jun 25, 2011
Jul 05, 2010
 
Everneath (Everneath, #1)
3.75
liked it
The first chapter of this novel is excellent; unfortunately, it all goes downhill from there.

I was excited when I first started reading--the overall
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Oct 10, 2012
Dec 30, 2011
 
The Body Finder (The Body Finder, #1)
3.96
it was amazing
I don't read many books like this one, mostly because I scare easily. This book had me on the edge of my seat the entire time--very fast paced (or at ...more
Jun 14, 2011
May 10, 2010
 
Beauty Queens
3.61
it was ok
Imagine Gilligan's Island, Zoolander and Feminism had a baby and you pretty much have Beauty Queens .

I'm sure Ms. Bray had a grand time writing this
...more
Jul 16, 2013
Mar 25, 2011
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