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Uglies (Uglies, #1)
3.86
really liked it
This was a fun and easy read, with a strong main character whom is a female - Yeah! I wish there had been science fiction like this when I was younger ...more
Apr 2009
Mar 04, 2009
 
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making (Fairyland, #1)
3.97
really liked it
Original review with additional links posted at Layers of Thought.


A sweet and whimsical tale with images of strength, valor and courage. It’s a poeti
...more
May 12, 2011
May 16, 2010
 
Graceling (Graceling Realm, #1)
4.10
really liked it
I really enjoyed this fast moving, young adult novel. I love strong female characters and fantasy so this was an easy read for me.
I would recommend it
...more
Apr 09, 2009
Mar 02, 2009
 
Cinder (Lunar Chronicles, #1)
4.15
really liked it
Original review posted at Layers of Thought.

4.5 stars actually!

A science fiction/fairytale with a strong female protagonist and a handsome prince. It’
...more
Apr 17, 2012
Aug 08, 2011
 
The Final Empire (Mistborn, #1)
4.43
it was amazing
**spoiler alert** Actually 4.5 stars.

Basic Plot Summary: (may include spoilers for some readers however the middle and ending are not revealed)

Mistbor
...more
Aug 31, 2009
Mar 04, 2009
 
Keeper
3.73
really liked it


Mini Synopsis: This is a children’s and pre-teen book where the main character is Keeper. She is an almost ten year old girl who lives on the beach by
...more
May 2010
Mar 31, 2010
 
The Arrival
4.33
really liked it
Original review posted at Layers of Thought.

With realistic and lovely pictures, done in shades of sepia and greys, this graphic novel - without words
...more
Nov 29, 2010
Nov 26, 2009
 
Speak
4.00
liked it
Actually, I would give it 3.5 stars.
Speak in the audio format feels realistic, as the reader sounds like a teenage girl whom narrates to us in the fir
...more
Jun 15, 2009
Mar 06, 2009
 
This World We Live In (Last Survivors, #3)
3.81
really liked it
Mini Synopsis:
(This is a series review with basic set up and setting information included but no spoilers.)

This is a young adult series with the lates
...more
Mar 27, 2010
Feb 22, 2010
 
The Dead and the Gone (Last Survivors, #2)
3.84
really liked it

Mini Synopsis:
Actually 3.5 stars - (This is a series review with basic set up and setting information included but no spoilers.)

This is a young adult
...more
Mar 22, 2010
Feb 22, 2010
 
Dancing With Ana
3.79
really liked it
**spoiler alert**
Mini Synopsis:
This slim book is a story about a group of high school teenagers whom in an attempt to be more like the “prettiest” gi
...more
Sep 06, 2009
Aug 03, 2009
 
In the Sea There are Crocodiles: Based on the True Story of Enaiatollah Akbari
3.95
really liked it
Original review posted at Layers of Thought.

3.5 stars actually.

A purportedly true, but billed as fiction, tale of a young man’s harrowing travels out
...more
Jun 2012
May 13, 2011
 
Spellwright (Spellwright, #1)
3.61
really liked it
Original review posted at Layers of Thought.

An epic young adult fantasy with a modern and creative twist. A humorous and mildly scary hero’s journey,
...more
Jan 2011
Nov 02, 2009
 
Dark Companion
3.56
it was amazing
Original review posted at Layers of Thought.

Shellie’s quick take: A retelling of the Gothic classic Jane Eyre - it’s a special young-adult novel featu
...more
Jan 15, 2013
May 23, 2012
 
Fallen (Fallen, #1)
3.74
liked it
The first in a popular young adult/middle grade romance series about a teenage girl who is required to reside at a boarding school for troubled youths ...more
Jun 25, 2012
Nov 04, 2009
 
Life As We Knew It (Last Survivors, #1)
3.89
really liked it

Mini Synopsis:
Actually 3.5 stars - (This is a series review with basic set up and setting information included but no spoilers.)

This is a young adult
...more
Mar 16, 2010
Feb 03, 2009
 
A Long, Long Sleep (UniCorp #1)
3.83
really liked it
Original review posted on Layers of Thought.

A young adult science fiction novel that examines some of the moral issues around the ability to put human
...more
Jan 15, 2012
Feb 15, 2011
 
Delirium (Delirium, #1)
3.99
liked it
Original review at Layers of Thought.

3.5 stars actually

A perfect read for Valentine’s Day - Delirium is set in a future US, where love is considered a
...more
Feb 10, 2011
Sep 20, 2010
 
Wither (The Chemical Garden, #1)
3.81
liked it
3.5 stars actually.

Original review posted at Layers of Thought.

With a gorgeous and perfectly fitting cover, Wither is a dark young adult dystopian nov
...more
Mar 10, 2011
Aug 24, 2010
 
Defining Twilight: Vocabulary Workbook for Unlocking the SAT, ACT, GED, and SSAT
3.90
really liked it
Set Up for the Book:

Defining Twilight is a vocabulary book for young adults. The author, Brian Leaf, shows the reader important vocabulary words from
...more
Dec 12, 2009
Sep 29, 2009
 
The Rainbow Man
3.82
really liked it
Original review posted at Layers of Thought.

An exciting young adult novel that has elements of horror, myth, and the paranormal.

Description: When fift
...more
Jan 07, 2014
Dec 10, 2013
 
Tender Morsels
3.57
it was amazing

Set Up:
This story is a version of the tale Rose Red and Snow White, which, according to the link, has no connection to the American version or any oth
...more
Jan 16, 2010
Jul 24, 2009
 
Wait Until Twilight
3.06
really liked it
Mini Synopsis:
Samuel is in his first year of high school. He’s a good kid. He’s smart, popular, from a healthy family, and facing the normal challenge
...more
Aug 14, 2009
Jul 03, 2009
 
Inside Out (Insider, #1)
3.81
really liked it
Basic Set Up Info:

Set somewhere in the future, within an enclosed world which has advanced technology, Trella lives in a crowded space where she is o
...more
Apr 19, 2010
Mar 02, 2010
 
The Forest of Hands and Teeth (The Forest of Hands and Teeth, #1)
3.59
liked it
**spoiler alert** I have given this book 3 stars.....actually its more like 2.5 stars. I can't say that I disliked The Forest of Hands and Teeth, beca ...more
Jun 25, 2009
Apr 28, 2009
 
Feed
3.54
really liked it
Original review posted on Layers of Thought.

A young adult dystopian that sounds so realistic in the audio version that it’s frightening. Funny and hea
...more
Feb 11, 2012
Apr 07, 2009
 
Book Crush: For Kids and Teens--Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment, and Interest
3.99
really liked it
Original series review posted at Layers of Thought.

If you love books and lists, and are an eclectic reader, you will adore this series. Each recommend
...more
Jun 27, 2010
Jun 21, 2010
 
The Gold Coin
3.75
liked it
A South American fable about a thief who learns the true meaning of life by searching for a gold coin. A picture book with great colorful illustration ...more
Apr 02, 1995
Apr 02, 2012
 
Ariel
3.67
Here is an interview with Gabriel where the publisher reads the first chapter of his newest young adult novel:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/turquois...
...more
not set
Sep 03, 2011
 
The Choir Boats (Longing for Yount #1)
3.76
This YA fantasy is being offered in PDF format in the month of July - for free! Link to Layers of Thought and click on the picture on the right hand s ...more
not set
Jul 16, 2010
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