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Between the Sea and Sky
3.52
it was amazing
About eight years ago, I was working on this big epic mess of a never-finished novel. I wasn't very good back then at outlining or understanding what ...more
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Jul 08, 2010
 
Dark Metropolis (Dark Metropolis, #1)
3.44
UPDATE: Some quick and dirty FAQishness:

--Alt-world historical fantasy based on Berlin in 1927. To be really specific.
--Inspired by the film Metropoli
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Aug 28, 2012
 
Magic Under Glass (Magic Under, #1)
3.61
really liked it
Since this book has been out a while now and some frequently asked questions pop up in reviews, I thought I'd edit my review to answer a few here.

--Th
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Oct 14, 2009
 
Otherbound
3.73
it was amazing
An inventive and gripping debut! I was lucky enough to pick this up at ALA Midwinter and it was one of the first books I started reading. I was instan ...more
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Mar 07, 2014
 
Magic Under Stone (Magic Under, #2)
3.58
Magic Under Stone FAQ:

Will there be another book?
I really felt I could have written a third book, but I was asked to wrap it up in this book, so I cer
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Jan 09, 2012
 
Revolution
4.02
it was amazing
Two girls, one from the past and one from the present, whose destinies become intertwined. Well, I've seen that plot plenty of times before, so I figu ...more
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Jun 07, 2010
 
The Secret Side of Empty
3.91
it was amazing
I love it when a book surprises me. I picked this book up at ALA because I love hearing voices in books that I haven't heard before, and this book dea ...more
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Aug 09, 2014
 
The Twin's Daughter
3.65
it was amazing
This doesn't come out for a couple months but oh, I'd better review it before I forget! The Twin's Daughter is pure gothic goodness. I kept turning th ...more
Jun 2010
Jul 05, 2010
 
Flash Burnout
3.74
it was amazing
Once I started reading this book I had trouble putting it down, even though, on the surface, the plot doesn't sound like one I would find page turning ...more
Oct 14, 2009
Oct 14, 2009
 
Confessions of the Sullivan Sisters
3.47
it was amazing
I thought I loved How to Say Goodbye in Robot, but this was even more my kind of story. At first I was a little dubious...rich people, yawn. But I qui ...more
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Aug 29, 2010
 
Amy Unbounded: Belondweg Blossoming
4.37
it was amazing
I'd been wanting to read Rachel Hartman's SERAPHINA so much that I actually preordered it, and once I started reading it, I realized that I was loving ...more
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Aug 01, 2012
 
A Bride's Story, Vol. 1 (A Bride's Story, #1)
4.23
really liked it
I am fascinated by Central Asia so I had to pick up this manga about an accomplished girl who becomes the bride to a younger boy in 19th century Centr ...more
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Jun 07, 2011
 
The Stolen Heart
4.29
The Stolen Heart is out today! I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed writing it! It includes a lot more Thessia and Lester (THIS IS MY YEAR OF DOLL ...more
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Mar 26, 2016
 
Dearly, Departed (Gone With the Respiration, #1)
3.83
it was amazing
I should tell you, firstly, that my first serious childhood book crush was Jonathan the Zombie Master from Piers Anthony's Xanth books. Everyone in Xa ...more
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Aug 12, 2011
 
Love by the Morning Star
3.20
it was amazing
This book reminded me of Eva Ibbotson's YA such as The Morning Gift crossed with Downton Abbey, if Downton was a mistaken identities romantic comedy i ...more
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Apr 08, 2014
 
Harmonic Feedback
3.90
it was amazing
If you enjoy serious (but not overly heavy) realistic teen fiction, you should definitely pick up this book, which is an absolutely shining example of ...more
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Jun 24, 2010
 
The Vengeful Half
3.78
it was amazing
My new novel is out today and I feel fully justified in giving it 5 stars because I reread this book three more times just for fun before I started se ...more
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Feb 08, 2016
 
Man Made Boy
3.69
it was amazing
When I was a kid, I was disappointed by the movie "Edward Scissorhands" because I thought, "I'd like this better if Edward, like, grew up watching TV. ...more
not set
Aug 15, 2015
 
Rooftoppers
4.02
it was amazing
Doing a few quick reviews this evening to catch over the past months.

This book was so delightful with a timeless feel. It had the best LINES. Lines so
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Mar 04, 2016
 
Ruby Red (Precious Stone Trilogy, #1)
4.12
it was amazing
In some ways, I feel a little silly about this one, because there is nothing especially profound or life-changing about it. But Kerstin Gier's RUBY RE ...more
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Mar 10, 2011
 
Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices, #1)
4.34
it was amazing
Clockwork Angel was absolute page-turning fun from beginning to end. Tessa is a great heroine--feminine and bookish but tough when she needs to be, an ...more
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Jul 25, 2010
 
Nevermore (Nevermore, #1)
3.87
it was amazing
Theoretically, paranormal romance should be my alley. I like romance. I like magical boys. I like magic in the real world. But, so often, the magical ...more
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May 25, 2011
 
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda (Creekwood, #1)
4.33
it was amazing
This coming-out/gay romance is so adorable. It gave me those deliciously sappy "awwwwww" feelings that I love in a contemporary romance. Also there ar ...more
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Sep 11, 2016
 
Long Live the Queen
4.12
it was amazing
Dear Book, thanks for keeping me up an hour and a half past my bedtime. I had just read up to where Meg, the President's daughter, is in the hands of ...more
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Jun 24, 2010
 
Starglass (Starglass, #1)
3.62
it was amazing
Lovely, literary, thoughtful science fiction that touches on many aspects of culture, faith (with a focus on the Jewish faith), love...

The prose is ex
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Jul 08, 2014
 
Take Off Your Pants! Outline Your Books for Faster, Better Writing
4.23
it was amazing
"Take Off Your Pants!" was recommended on some forum threads about writing faster. The paperback is just 8.99 (cheaper still as an ebook but I need th ...more
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Feb 23, 2016
 
A Long, Long Sleep (UniCorp #1)
3.83
it was amazing
First posted at http://jaclyndolamore.blogspot.com

So, at some point earlier in the year, I was asked to blurb a book. My first reaction:

"WOW, YES! I w
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Aug 22, 2011
 
Code Name Verity (Code Name Verity, #1)
4.07
it was amazing
Wow, this book was so well executed. It's one of those books you can't talk about much without spoilers, but...it's good. Really good.

Favorite things:
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May 11, 2012
 
Starclimber (Matt Cruse, #3)
4.21
it was amazing
Imagine finding the wreckage of the Titanic, or King Tut's tomb, or being the first man to walk on the moon. It must have been exciting, terrifying, s ...more
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May 15, 2009
 
The Brothers Story
3.23
it was amazing
Katherine Sturtevant is the author of my favorite YA novel, A True and Faithful Narrative. That book also takes place in Restoration London, but it's ...more
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Mar 13, 2013
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