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Breathe, Annie, Breathe
4.09
really liked it
Sweet, inspirational, romantic, and informative...I want to train for a marathon, now, with a personal coach, of course! :D

FYI: The protagonist has j
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Jul 31, 2014
Jul 31, 2014
 
Dead Beautiful (Dead Beautiful, #1)
3.95
did not like it
**spoiler alert** 1.5 stars...Wish I had not purchased this for our library. Wasn't so terrible at the beginning...There are traces of a Twilight-like ...more
Sep 15, 2012
Oct 07, 2012
 
Masque of the Red Death (Masque of the Red Death, #1)
3.70
liked it
3.5 stars...This book is based on the Poe tale by the same name (which I have not read) and, from what I have surmised, ends where the Poe tale begins ...more
Oct 07, 2012
Oct 07, 2012
 
Halflings (Halflings, #1)
3.71
liked it
Ok, I admit that I picked this up and purchased it when I saw it in the store without reading a review because of the publisher, Zondervan. Our librar ...more
May 27, 2012
Jun 28, 2012
 
Touch Not the Cat
3.90
it was amazing
Back when audiobooks were on cassette, I listened to this one every so often. It is one of my favorite Mary Stewarts. I will have to check to see if t ...more
not set
Feb 13, 2016
 
Captivate (Need, #2)
3.94
liked it
Well, I have changed my former opinion of this book. Some of my students love *Need* and would like me to obtain the rest of the series for the librar ...more
Oct 13, 2011
Oct 13, 2011
 
Hearts of Iron
4.01
liked it
This is an historical coming of age story which highlights the small window of time during which life revolved around the iron forge on Mt. Riga in Co ...more
Aug 30, 2013
Aug 30, 2013
 
Crossed (Matched, #2)
3.52
it was ok
2.5 (Extra half point for some lovely poetic writing) After a couple of false starts, I finally soldiered through this book. It just was not as compel ...more
Nov 18, 2012
Dec 01, 2012
 
To All the Boys I've Loved Before (To All the Boys I've Loved Before, #1)
4.11
liked it
It's nice to read about a non-dysfunctional family once in a while. Although their mother plays only a posthumous role in this narrative, home for the ...more
Feb 24, 2015
Feb 24, 2015
 
Between the Lines
3.58
liked it
The premise of this story interested me, and the book starts well. The rising action seems to last quite a long while, however, and just as I was gear ...more
Nov 25, 2012
Dec 01, 2012
 
Forever (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #3)
3.91
really liked it
4.5 stars...Well, I have finished the trilogy. This book did not disappoint me as much as I feared it would -- it being the series ender and all -- af ...more
Oct 19, 2011
Oct 18, 2011
 
Dream Factory
3.68
it was ok
I wanted to read this as Valentine's Day is approaching, so that I'd be able to recommend it at school. It was okay...probably worth more than the two ...more
Feb 03, 2011
Feb 02, 2011
 
The Taking (The Taking, #1)
3.78
liked it
It's been awhile since I read this book, but if I remember right, the main character wakes up outdoors one day and thinks she's been away from home ov ...more
Oct 15, 2016
Jun 29, 2017
 
The Loser's Guide to Life and Love
3.54
liked it
pg-rated humor...I giggled aloud but wondered if kids will get all the ever-so-slightly-dated pop culture references. A quick, fun read about mistaken ...more
Jan 11, 2015
Jan 15, 2015
 
The Juliet Club
3.78
really liked it
4 stars for an enjoyable, easy read that I can recommend to my romance readers...No, this is not particularly challenging, but it does combine snippet ...more
Jul 29, 2013
Jul 29, 2013
 
The Boy Most Likely To
3.78
really liked it
This author is so good at injecting humor, interest, and hope into a story by creating interludes and interactions with secondary characters. Tim's gr ...more
Jun 2016
Jun 30, 2016
 
Pure
3.28
liked it
**spoiler alert** An interesting fictional narrative which tries to incorporate perspectives on all sides of the issue of having sex (well) before mar ...more
Dec 2009
Dec 14, 2009
 
Kill Me Softly
3.71
it was ok
**spoiler alert** While the romance (with the right guy) in this story was quite appealing and the reason I did not stop listening, I disliked the not ...more
Aug 24, 2012
Sep 01, 2012
 
Cryer's Cross
3.74
it was ok
2.5 stars...The subject matter isn't my cup of tea, but it wasn't a bad read. I just wasn't prepared for this book to include elements of the supernat ...more
Sep 12, 2011
Sep 10, 2011
 
The Body Finder (The Body Finder, #1)
3.96
really liked it
Whoa, the title and description led me to expect much suspense with just enough romance thrown in to keep things interesting. Well, Ms. Derting knows ...more
Mar 2011
Jun 26, 2010
 
Linger (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #2)
3.91
it was amazing
I classified this as both fantasy and sci-fi. I usually think of werewolf stories as fantastical, but in this story, I think the other designation mig ...more
Nov 27, 2010
Mar 08, 2010
 
What I Thought Was True
3.71
really liked it
In this summertime coming of age book about family, friendship, and first love, I appreciate the author's attention to detail in her characterizations ...more
Jun 30, 2016
Jun 30, 2016
 
Blood and Chocolate
3.77
did not like it
I found it difficult to relate to the main character until nearly the end. The story is well-written but told using crude language. The Moon Goddess i ...more
Jul 28, 2010
Jul 22, 2010
 
Lament: The Faerie Queen's Deception (Books of Faerie, #1)
3.69
it was ok
**spoiler alert** Nothing was wrong with the technical writing of the book, as long as one could suspend belief and go along as Deirdre gained all her ...more
Apr 07, 2010
Apr 09, 2010
 
Cress (The Lunar Chronicles, #3)
4.46
it was amazing
Highly recommended for fans of current dystopian favorites, this series gets better with each installment. I love that although it contains its share ...more
Jun 21, 2014
Jun 21, 2014
 
The Elite (The Selection, #2)
4.02
really liked it
A cross between The Bachelor and The Hunger Game with other elements mixed in, this series continues to be a popular one with the middles school crowd ...more
Sep 2015
Oct 27, 2015
 
The False Princess
3.79
liked it
3.5 stars...There seems to be a sub-genre of these decoy princess books. This one was enjoyable,(view spoiler) ...more
Jan 03, 2013
Jan 28, 2013
 
City of Fallen Angels (The Mortal Instruments, #4)
4.15
liked it
The Clary/Jace storyline is dragging on a bit. Still, I am compelled to keep reading. The author's addition of new characters and continued developmen ...more
Jan 11, 2015
Jan 15, 2015
 
Wait for Me
3.46
liked it
This is a well-written, spare book with absolutely no fluff. Its bleak mood keeps me from really loving it -- even though it has a happy ending -- but ...more
Feb 25, 2011
Feb 25, 2011
 
Anna and the French Kiss (Anna and the French Kiss, #1)
4.05
really liked it
Boarding school in Paris surely sounds like fun!! The kids in this book seem to have been given a little more freedom than I think they would or shoul ...more
Feb 08, 2011
Dec 31, 2010
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