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Looking for Alaska
4.04
liked it
A Problematic Fave

I love LOOKING FOR ALASKA, but the more I think about how Green tried to dismantle the Manic Pixie Dream Girl stereotype, the more I
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not set
not set
Sep 06, 2016
 
The Hate U Give
4.52
it was amazing
This is an incredible book, an incredible story, an incredible message, an incredible writer. Angie Thomas's writing has one of the strongest voices ...more
Oct 19, 2017
Sep 19, 2016
 
The Exiled Queen (Seven Realms, #2)
4.34
it was amazing
This book caters to all of my interests. Complex characters. Race acting not as a fantasy trope, but as part of the political system. Non-conventional ...more
Jun 15, 2016
Jun 20, 2013
 
A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #1)
4.25
really liked it
This would have been a 4-star, except for 1) the ending; 2) Fayre being able to learn things by observation--not just physical skills, but painting ...more
Aug 20, 2016
May 24, 2016
 
Of Triton (The Syrena Legacy, #2)
3.99
it was ok
This was a fast read! 2.5 stars. I don't know why, but I couldn't enjoy this one as much as the first. The plotting was... kind of weak, in terms of ...more
Feb 13, 2017
not set
Dec 03, 2016
 
Of Poseidon (The Syrena Legacy, #1)
4.02
liked it
This was a nicely fluffy romance, but I have a few problems with it that have definitely stopped it from being a 5-star.

At one point, Emma uses the
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Feb 12, 2017
Dec 03, 2016
 
The Love That Split the World
3.65
did not like it
The author tried to put too much in and this book is an absolute mess. Native narratives. PTSD. Shitty pseudo-psychology (Myers-Briggs personality ...more
Sep 09, 2016
Aug 27, 2016
 
An Ember in the Ashes (An Ember in the Ashes, #1)
4.30
it was amazing
UNBELIEVABLY GOOD. This is one of the best debut YA fantasties I've ever read. Tahir makes excellent use of common tropes (especially for fantasy ...more
Dec 27, 2018
Dec 08, 2018
 
The Leviathan Chronicles
3.82
it was ok
Alright, this started out decent, but as it progressed, it got more complex and confusing. Great sound techs and the voice acting was alright (fake ...more
Feb 12, 2016
Dec 12, 2015
 
Lyrebird
3.75
did not like it
Disclaimer: I got this book from the library without knowing ANYTHING about it. I didn't know it was a romance, didn't know when it was set, didn't ...more
Dec 07, 2018
Dec 08, 2018
 
Livingston Girls
5.00
it was amazing
I've read early drafts of this story and I am SO EXCITED for it to be published! No ARCs out, but if you've beta-read the latest from Briana Morgan, ...more
not set
Aug 13, 2019
 
Brain over Binge: Why I Was Bulimic, Why Conventional Therapy Didn't Work, and How I Recovered for Good
3.93
liked it
There's a lot of insight to take away from this book, but also a lot of bullshit. I hate when self-help authors write as if their experience is enough ...more
May 24, 2019
May 23, 2019
 
The Return of the King (The Lord of the Rings, #3)
4.52
it was amazing
Absolutely incredible. Of course it has its problems--racist stereotyes in coded mythical beings, for example, and a downright plethora of ...more
Jan 29, 2017
Jan 11, 2015
 
Stormcaster (Shattered Realms, #3)
4.27
it was amazing
This is a great third book in the Shattered Realms series. Building off the previous two stories (FLAMECASTER and SHADOWCASTER), we meet Evan and ...more
Oct 18, 2018
Oct 19, 2018
 
Air Awakens (Air Awakens, #1)
4.01
it was amazing
I see myself in Vhalla so much and I love it. It has the right tropes for me, including the commoner/royal bond, and twisty trickery in the justice ...more
Jan 15, 2019
Sep 12, 2016
 
1984
4.17
liked it
Conceptually stimulating, but lacking in character development and overall writing quality. Half of this book could have been omitted for a better ...more
Aug 04, 2014
Jul 11, 2014
 
The Moorchild
3.94
it was amazing
Still one of the best stories I have ever, ever read. An incredible tale of belonging, friendship, and familial love. Home is not a place--it is a ...more
May 26, 2015
May 18, 2015
 
The Two Towers (The Lord of the Rings, #2)
4.44
it was amazing
A delight. Also: Sam and Frodo are so gay and I love it.
May 12, 2016
Jan 11, 2015
 
Don't Sweat the Small Stuff in Love: Simple Ways to Nurture and Strengthen Your Relationships While Avoiding the Habits That Break Down Your Loving Connection
4.04
liked it
After the halfway mark of this book, it felt fairly repetitive. It could have been a lot shorter and to the point. The advice itself was mixed, in my ...more
Jul 17, 2019
Jul 11, 2019
 
Of Neptune (The Syrena Legacy, #3)
3.81
it was ok
1.5 stars. Alright, where to begin?

First off, this book wasn't necessary. In a series, there's generally one major overarching plot from one conflict
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Feb 19, 2017
Dec 03, 2016
 
Afterworlds (Afterworlds #1)
3.73
really liked it
A hesitant 3.5 stars, and hesitantly shelved on "diverse"

I'm a big Westerfeld fan, so this was a book I would inevitably finish and enjoy to some
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Feb 28, 2017
Dec 08, 2014
 
Labyrinth Lost (Brooklyn Brujas, #1)
3.75
really liked it
I was tempted to put down the book and call it an unfortunate match that wasn't meant to be. But I kept reading, and I was not disappointed.

The first
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Jun 19, 2017
Sep 06, 2016
 
Across the Face of the World (Fire of Heaven, #1)
3.25
it was amazing
A long and slow fantasy that drew me in over time. This book has taken me ages to get into--I'd tried reading it before, but didn't have the attention ...more
Sep 17, 2017
Mar 12, 2014
 
The Host (The Host, #1)
3.84
it was ok
2.5 Rating

The characters were flat. Their motives were no way near strong enough. The writing craft was inconsistent--sometimes poetic, but often made
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Aug 05, 2016
Jul 01, 2013
 
Utopia
3.53
it was ok
Discourse was horrendous, but what else can you expect when you're reading a book that has had 500 years for English linguistics and grammar to shift? ...more
Jul 12, 2014
Jul 11, 2014
 
Flamecaster (Shattered Realms, #1)
4.04
really liked it
I'm reminded of so many other fantasy stories while reading this, so Chima manages to, once again, use tropes in her genre without reducing them to ...more
Sep 16, 2016
Aug 16, 2016
 
The Fault in Our Stars
4.23
liked it
I saved this book for last after reading all of John Green's novels, going from Looking For Alaska, to An Abundance of Katherines, and then Paper ...more
Jan 24, 2013
Jan 24, 2013
 
Allegiant (Divergent, #3)
3.63
liked it
(2.5 rating; would definitely not read again)

It reads more like an early draft than a finished novel. Some parts were good, especially the themes and
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Aug 25, 2014
Mar 14, 2014
 
A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #2)
4.67
really liked it
3.5
Good. Incredibly different from A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES--which could have been a standalone novel.

I'm personally incredibly irked by
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Aug 26, 2016
Aug 21, 2016
 
Shadowcaster (Shattered Realms, #2)
4.19
it was amazing
First and foremost, I'm a Cinda Williams Chima stan. I've read all her books except for the last 2 in the Heir series, and they just keep getting ...more
Nov 29, 2017
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Sep 17, 2016
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