Scarlet (Scarlet, #1)
it was amazing
I don't usually give star ratings for novels anymore, simply because I know how much soul goes into creating and publishing a book. But with SCARLET, ...more
Mar 04, 2012
Feb 26, 2012
Everlasting (Everlasting, #1)
I really don't need to read this book again...considering I have it practically memorized at this point :-) Just wanted to celebrate it's appearance o ...more
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Aug 16, 2009
Kat, Incorrigible (Kat, Incorrigible, #1)
it was amazing
"I was twelve years of age when I chopped off my hair, dressed as a boy, and set off to save my family from impending ruin. I made it almost to the en ...more
Oct 18, 2009
Aug 17, 2009
it was amazing
This is a stunning, contemporary twist on the tale of Snow White! It's a rare book that makes me laugh, cry, AND scares the crap out of me ;-)
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Feb 28, 2009
it was amazing
When I first read Warped, I knew I was holding something special in my hands. Maurissa Guibord blew me away with her story of love and magic, of sacri ...more
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Oct 04, 2009
Into the Wilderness (Wilderness, #1)
liked it
The first half of the novel completely sucked me in. I loved the period, the setting, the building romance between Elizabeth and Nathaniel. Unfortunat ...more
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Dec 08, 2009
The Season
it was amazing
Absolutely delicious in every way! I could not put this one down. Sarah MacLean knows her Regency England history and wields it with such finesse. The ...more
Feb 15, 2009
Feb 15, 2009
Two and Twenty Dark Tales: Dark Retellings of Mother Goose Rhymes
it was amazing
I truly enjoyed the stories in this anthology. Some are dark and depressing, and yet beautifully told, like "Sea of Dew" by C. Lee McKenzie and "Sing ...more
Jul 26, 2012
Apr 10, 2012
Beautiful Creatures (Caster Chronicles, #1)
Many aspects of this novel impressed me: from the smooth writing, to the so-real-you-can-taste-it southern Gothic setting, to the development of the C ...more
Dec 30, 2009
Oct 07, 2009
Sea Change
liked it
This is really a 3-1/2 for me.

The cover drew me is simply gorgeous. Also, I'd been dying to read a story about mermaids or mermen and this see
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Jun 28, 2009
Graceling (Graceling Realm, #1)
really liked it
Kristin Cashore's debut novel was a riveting read right from the get-go. Katsa was such an intriguing protagonist, and I loved her immediate complexit ...more
Feb 2009
Feb 01, 2009
The Host (The Host, #1)
I'd put this novel off for a few years after having such a love/hate relationship with her Twilight series. I really didn't even know what it was abou ...more
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Jun 24, 2012
A Rogue by Any Other Name (The Rules of Scoundrels, #1)
it was amazing
Again, I don't usually give starred reviews, but Sarah is one of my favorite authors and I need to express just how much I LOVE her writing. She just ...more
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Mar 14, 2012
Outlander (Outlander, #1)
I can't give a rating because I haven't finished this one yet. I invested a week of reading and got about halfway through. Even though it was wordy an ...more
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Aug 07, 2012
The Name of the Star (Shades of London, #1)
This was my first time reading a novel written by Maureen Johnson, and I'm happy to say it won't be the last. What a terrific suspense/paranormal revo ...more
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Mar 18, 2012
Silver Phoenix (Kingdom of Xia, #1)
it was amazing
Cindy Pon weaves her debut novel with masterful patience, lush prose, attention to detail, and the same adventurous spirit the book's main character, ...more
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May 08, 2009
Unleashed (Wolf Springs Chronicles, #1)
The woods are deep, dark, and super scary in this book--a very intriguing series beginning! Justin's character was the most alluring. I wanted to know ...more
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Feb 24, 2012
A Spy in the House (The Agency, #1)
it was amazing
Not sure why I haven't rated any of The Agency books yet, but I adore them. There is something about Mary...Mary Quinn, that is! I love Ying's leading ...more
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Jul 11, 2012
Sea (Sea #1)
it was amazing
What a fantastic and original book! Addictive from the very first page, Sienna's story was one I could not get enough of. Her reluctant adventure into ...more
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Jun 17, 2009
The Amaranth Enchantment
really liked it
I was thoroughly impressed with Julie Berry's voice, her descriptions, and the banter between Lucinda and Peter--I actually rooted for Peter instead o ...more
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May 03, 2009
it was amazing
Lucky enough to have read this in manuscript form! Maurissa has created another riveting novel, this one full of mythical sea creatures, a spirited he ...more
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Jun 27, 2012
In the Bleak Midwinter (The Rev. Clare Fergusson & Russ Van Alstyne Mysteries #1)
I read this many years ago and loved it. Not sure why I didn't follow up with the next books in the series, but I'm finally doing just that. The secon ...more
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Nov 22, 2011
The Madman’s Daughter (The Madman’s Daughter, #1)
Whoa. And I mean WHOA. This debut novel completely sucked me in and wouldn't let me go until it had had its way with my emotions. I won't give any spo ...more
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Feb 05, 2013
Never Resist Temptation
This was a fun romantic read! Jacobin is as head-strong as they get and Anthony is a flawed, ultimately good, man. The only problem for me was that I ...more
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Feb 24, 2012
Domestic Violets
I tend to lean toward YA fiction (for obvious reasons!) but my book club ladies chose this one for us to read and I think it was a terrific novel. I l ...more
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Feb 17, 2012
Falling Kingdoms (Falling Kingdoms, #1)
Falling Kingdoms lifted me from my recent reading slump almost immediately. The multiple POV characters was so refreshing and complex. I love Magnus a ...more
Jan 26, 2013
Dec 14, 2012
Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1)
One of the best novels I've read in a very long time. A fabulous example of world building, and a "bad guy" (or woman, in this case) who was truly fri ...more
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Jan 16, 2012
Cutting for Stone
A sweeping, majestic work of fiction, though it reads much like non-fiction/memoir. Fascinating details and raw, beautiful prose. Still, this was a to ...more
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Oct 20, 2011
Me Talk Pretty One Day
really liked it
I don't think I've laughed so hard in a very long time. And even though Mensa isn't going to be offering him a membership anytime soon, I personally t ...more
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Nov 02, 2009
The Midnight Tunnel (Suzanna Snow, #1)
Yay! Suzanna Snow is on Goodreads! This makes it a bit more real :-) Can't wait for Zanna's story to make its way out into the world.
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Aug 15, 2010
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