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Old World Murder (A Chloe Ellefson Mystery #1)
3.54
really liked it
You had me from page one. A really compelling story that kept the pages turning. The plot and setting is incredibly original (a curator of Old World W ...more
Jan 17, 2011
Jan 15, 2011
 
The Sword Thief (The 39 Clues, #3)
3.87
really liked it
I enjoyed this book quite a bit. Peter Lerangis, the third author in the series, takes the characters in directions that perhaps even Rick Riordan did ...more
Apr 04, 2009
Apr 07, 2009
 
Frozen Stiff (Claire Watkins, #8)
3.67
it was ok
This was a pretty poorly written mystery in my opinion. You could tell a third of the way through who the murderer was--though I will say his motive w ...more
Feb 22, 2011
Feb 23, 2011
 
Fables, Vol. 1: Legends in Exile
3.99
really liked it
Willingham, Jean, and Buckingham have created a highly imaginative world of depth, maturity, and beauty in all possible aspects. Fables is brimmed wit ...more
May 10, 2009
May 12, 2009
 
The Maze of Bones  (The 39 Clues, #1)
3.83
really liked it
39 CLUES: THE MAZE OF BONES is a fast-paced, adventure-filled, mystery. Each book comes with a set of clue cards. You are encouraged to visit the webs ...more
Feb 10, 2009
Feb 10, 2009
 
Virals (Virals, #1)
3.94
really liked it
This book has a couple interesting themes, animal testing, genetic modification, murder, almost no romance, and werewolf like people—not exactly your ...more
Jan 14, 2011
Jan 04, 2011
 
The Black Book of Secrets (Tales From The Sinister City, #1)
3.87
really liked it
What deep dark secret would you sell if you could?

In The Black Book of Secrets by F.E. Higgins, Joe Zabbidou, the Secret Pawnbroker, pays good money
...more
Apr 13, 2009
Apr 07, 2009
 
The Black Circle (The 39 Clues, #5)
4.00
liked it
Another great installment in the 39 Clues series though I do have a few complaints. I was sad to see Nellie's total lack of involvement in this book a ...more
Aug 08, 2009
Aug 10, 2009
 
One False Note (The 39 Clues, #2)
3.88
really liked it
This book moves the search for the 39 clues along, and while I thought there were a few slight inconsistencies in tone as Korman took over for Riordan ...more
Feb 24, 2009
Feb 25, 2009
 
The 7th Victim (Karen Vail, #1)
3.65
liked it
This was an ok murder mystery. Karen was an interesting character and the action kept the story moving. However, I felt Jacobson tried to cram too muc ...more
Mar 12, 2011
Feb 22, 2011
 
Something Missing
3.71
really liked it
This is the story of a very different kind of thief. Martin only takes things that his "clients" won't miss, like tomatoes and laundry detergent. He'l ...more
Jul 26, 2009
Jul 23, 2009
 
Trash
3.66
liked it
My favorite part of this book is the use of multiple narrators. The boys’ story is told in the past tense by several characters and the reader pieces ...more
May 23, 2011
May 11, 2011
 
The Name of This Book Is Secret (Secret, #1)
4.04
it was amazing
Love the title; love the opening sentence; love the narrator; love the characters. This book really deserves six stars but, alas, it’s not allowed. Wh ...more
Feb 28, 2010
Mar 01, 2010
 
Something Rotten (Horatio Wilkes Mysteries, #1)
3.67
it was amazing
I love a well done retelling of a classic, and this is one of the best. Gratz shows great ingenuity and creativity in this modern day spin to the Haml ...more
Jul 16, 2010
Jul 20, 2010
 
The Case of the Stinky Socks
3.90
really liked it
A fun, easy-to-solve mystery, readily identifiable young detectives, and some extras readers will enjoy. The short chapters, written in a large typefa ...more
Jul 20, 2009
Jul 20, 2009
 
The Palace of Laughter (The Wednesday Tales, #1)
3.92
liked it
I really wanted to like this book but just can't give it a great rating. It's a shame because it started off so great. Miles, the protagonist, is hidi ...more
Sep 07, 2008
Aug 04, 2008
 
Theater of Illusion (Spirit of the River, #3)
3.97
liked it
This book was interesting. It's sort of a murder mystery, sort of a psychological thriller. I felt it was a little long for the story it told, but the ...more
Feb 28, 2011
Mar 01, 2011
 
The Calder Game (Chasing Vermeer, #3)
3.87
liked it
As always, Blue Balliett has created an intricately woven story which takes art, mystery, and friendship and turns it into one heck of a book. What's ...more
Oct 21, 2008
Aug 04, 2008
 
The Time Thief (The Gideon Trilogy, #2)
3.92
really liked it
The Time Thief is just what readers look for in the second book in a trilogy: more adventures with the same characters and settings but with enough pl ...more
May 26, 2009
Apr 07, 2009
 
Heist Society (Heist Society, #1)
3.91
really liked it
Heist Society is a great, quick read. Suspenseful plot, interesting characters, a touch of romance, and good writing.
I loved how strong and independen
...more
Jul 25, 2011
Apr 07, 2010
 
Gideon the Cutpurse (The Gideon Trilogy, #1)
3.73
really liked it
Absolutely brilliant! Excellent, realistic and utterly likable characters. I loved Peter and Kate. And how awesome is it that the authoress is able to ...more
Mar 27, 2009
Feb 16, 2009
 
In the Lake of the Woods
3.77
did not like it
So, one star...yeah. I REALLY didn't like this book. I hate the main character; he's a creepy, snarky, psychopath ("KILL JESUS!"). And the layout of t ...more
Sep 19, 2012
Sep 18, 2012
 
The Quiche of Death (Agatha Raisin, #1)
3.75
liked it
The setting and plot of this book is not very original though the heroine is a little unusual in her squat, aggressive, terrible detective type way. S ...more
Dec 23, 2009
Dec 23, 2009
 
Escape Velocity (H.I.V.E., #3)
4.26
it was amazing
I just love these H.I.V.E books! They are the perfect combination of action, adventure, mystery, nerd-dom, and great villains. They are so perfect for ...more
May 06, 2010
Mar 07, 2011
 
Killing Britney
3.59
really liked it
This is a suspenseful murder mystery with unexpected twist and turns that keep you guessing right up to the end. It’s kind of neat for me because the ...more
Feb 27, 2010
Mar 01, 2010
 
The Bone Magician
3.83
liked it
Though this was a decently good book, I didn't find it as good as The Black Book of Secrets.

The Bone Magician is a story about many characters with i
...more
May 05, 2009
Apr 23, 2009
 
The London Eye Mystery
3.80
liked it
I like that the plot wasn't predictable. I didn't figure out the solution until Ted did. I also liked that the main character had asperger's but it wa ...more
Jun 24, 2010
Jun 25, 2010
 
Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief
3.95
The book is gripping from the first page, always making you want to know more. Sammy is a 7th grade, spunky, fun to love girl with an authentic voice. ...more
Feb 28, 2010
Mar 08, 2010
 
Something Wicked (Horatio Wilkes Mysteries, #2)
4.00
really liked it
I love a well done retelling of a classic, and this is one of the best. Gratz shows great ingenuity and creativity in this modern day spin to the MacB ...more
Aug 17, 2010
Aug 11, 2010
 
Ralph's Children
3.34
really liked it
I can't decide between three and four stars for this book. The plot was awesome, loved the ideas but there is something about Norman's writing style t ...more
Oct 06, 2009
Aug 25, 2009
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