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Peyton Place
3.74
really liked it
I had to go down to four stars because I thought the ending fizzled, but this was darn close to a five-star read. I was expecting something lurid a la ...more
Oct 04, 2009
Oct 05, 2009
 
Commencement
3.37
did not like it
After months of Facebook ads pushing this book on me (with the headline "Vassar Grad?" no less), I succumbed as part of my project to read more fictio ...more
Aug 28, 2010
Aug 28, 2010
 
Sweet Little Lies (L.A. Candy, #2)
3.53
really liked it
People, don't let the whole "This was written by a reality TV star" thing get you down on this series. I mean let's be real -- this was written by her ...more
Oct 10, 2010
Oct 14, 2010
 
Admission
3.35
did not like it
**spoiler alert** I had to click "contains spoilers" because there is so little information one can get about this book before reading it (the cover b ...more
Jun 28, 2010
Jun 28, 2010
 
Gossip Girl (Gossip Girl, #1)
3.51
liked it
I don't seem to much like actual teenage girls. Then again, the Gossip Girl characters don't act much like actual teenage girls. Or actual humans real ...more
Jan 2007
Aug 16, 2008
 
Imperial Bedrooms
3.15
it was ok
I would advise potential readers -- and if you're reading this now, that may mean you -- don't read any reviews of this book. Stop reading this right ...more
Aug 06, 2010
Aug 06, 2010
 
Love the One You're With (Gossip Girl: The Carlyles, #4)
3.91
it was ok
Has Alloy pulled the plug on this series already? I can't find anything online to say so, but let's just say this book feels like it could be the last ...more
Oct 25, 2009
Oct 16, 2009
 
Lunar Park
3.60
did not like it
This monstrosity is about to make me take Less Than Zero off of my favorite books list. Could this book have been worse? I don't know. I really am not ...more
Jul 2007
Aug 16, 2008
 
Classic (It Girl, #10)
3.99
liked it
It is going to be so, so, so hard for me to write a spoiler-free review of this book, but I feel I must -- I've been way too indulgent in that regard ...more
Jul 14, 2010
Jun 20, 2010
 
Killer (Pretty Little Liars, #6)
4.06
it was amazing
To get ready for reading this book, I looked back on my reviews of the earlier books and flipped through my copy of Wicked. Just doing that was enough ...more
Jan 24, 2010
Jan 22, 2010
 
Unbelievable (Pretty Little Liars, #4)
4.06
really liked it
Okay, WOW. This book literally had my heart pounding out of my chest so hard I considered putting it down... then realized I, of course, totally could ...more
Dec 27, 2008
Dec 07, 2008
 
I Will Always Love You (Gossip Girl, #12)
3.79
it was amazing
I had low, low, low expectations for this book -- I was worried the ghostwriters would come up with something crazy, that they'd ruin the way the seri ...more
Dec 06, 2009
Nov 03, 2009
 
Privilege (Privilege, #1)
3.97
it was amazing
In spite of my rather tepid review of "Last Christmas," I thoroughly enjoyed this book, the first in the Private spin-off series featuring Ariana Osgo ...more
Jun 18, 2009
May 16, 2009
 
The Debutante Divorcee
3.47
did not like it
This had been sitting on my shelf about a year -- technically, I'd only bought it because I was in a super-cute but obviously super-desperate independ ...more
Jul 16, 2009
Aug 15, 2008
 
Sunset Boulevard (A-List: Hollywood Royalty, #2)
3.75
really liked it
I let this one sit on my shelf for a few months, since at this point, all the series I love are in serious decline, and so I feel like I need to ratio ...more
Dec 21, 2009
Oct 16, 2009
 
Cum Laude
2.54
it was ok
Oh, CvZ. What were you thinking with this one? Actually, scratch that. I know exactly what you were thinking. "I can write a novel. I came up with an ...more
Jan 09, 2011
Jan 03, 2011
 
It Had to Be You (Gossip Girl, #0.5)
3.75
it was ok
This was interesting as it was the first GG book I had read for the first time after seeing the tv show, so I kept seeing and hearing the characters a ...more
Jan 2008
Aug 16, 2008
 
Take a Chance on Me (Gossip Girl: The Carlyles, #3)
3.77
liked it
Am I ashamed that I ordered this book from Amazon the day it came out, and that I read it in two sittings? Yes and yes. I don't even like this series ...more
May 27, 2009
May 16, 2009
 
Return to Peyton Place
3.43
liked it
Weirdly, nearly a year after reading Peyton Place I finally got around to the sequel. I managed to procure a copy of it literally last January, but it ...more
Sep 2010
Dec 31, 2009
 
The Best American Short Stories 2010
3.95
really liked it
Oh gosh, I finished this so long ago I'm no longer sure of the date! Why did I leave this loose end for so long? Because there was one story in it tha ...more
Jan 2012
Jan 05, 2012
 
Only in Your Dreams (Gossip Girl, #9)
3.68
it was ok
I'm importing a lot of these reviews from my blog, so these are from the point at which I read these books. This was the first Gossip Girl book I read ...more
Jan 2007
Aug 15, 2008
 
Private (Private, #1)
3.80
liked it
I avoided this series for a long time, and upon actually reading it, I don't know why. I read the fifth book, loved it, and immediately went to the li ...more
Aug 07, 2008
Aug 15, 2008
 
Adored (It Girl, #8)
3.89
it was ok
This latest entry in the It Girl series indeed merits a mere "it was okay." Though they're back at Waverly, like the book before it (Infamous) Adored ...more
Aug 28, 2009
Jul 30, 2009
 
ttyl (Internet Girls, #1)
3.45
did not like it
A book written all in IM? Yes, it is as bad as it sounds like it will be, and yes, it's exactly the kind of thing that leaves many a reader saying, "W ...more
Feb 2008
Aug 15, 2008
 
Paradise Lost (Private, #9)
4.08
it was ok
After the cliffhanger ending of the 8th book, I was REALLY excited for this one -- but it was a bit of a let-down. I read the back of the book, which ...more
Jun 15, 2009
May 16, 2009
 
Wicked (Pretty Little Liars, #5)
4.03
really liked it
Oooohh man. I bought this in hardcover because I found it cheaply, but I should have waited, because now I'm going to have to get the next one as soon ...more
Jan 2009
Dec 19, 2008
 
Pretty Little Liars (Pretty Little Liars, #1)
3.89
really liked it
I had avoided this series because the title is stupid and the cover art is heinous. Then I read the second one, Flawless, and I LOVED it! My only regr ...more
Apr 2008
Aug 16, 2008
 
Special Topics in Calamity Physics
3.71
liked it
**spoiler alert** Remember how the last work of adult fiction I read was recommended by the New York Times book review, and I hated it? Well, I read t ...more
Jul 04, 2010
Jul 05, 2010
 
Heartless (Pretty Little Liars, #7)
4.09
really liked it
Though I bought this book on pre-order, I delayed reading it till now -- I have this whole thing where when I really, really like something (books, mo ...more
Apr 20, 2010
Jan 27, 2010
 
The Haunted Dolls' House
3.60
liked it
Full disclosure: I totally bought this book because of the cover. They had them standing, facing outward, on top of a shelf at Half-Price Books, and I ...more
Oct 28, 2012
Aug 22, 2012
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