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Divergent (Divergent, #1)
really liked it
Barring the first couple of pages I read this from start to finish in one session. It was that compelling. There were a few short pauses when I was wo ...more
Sep 18, 2011
Jun 06, 2011
Ultraviolet (Ultraviolet, #1)
it was amazing
Speechless. I'm utterly, utterly speechless.

Words, words, where are the words? How can I describe this?

Amazing. Awe-inspiring. Heart-achingly beautifu
Sep 27, 2011
Jul 27, 2011
it was amazing
Awesome story told in verse,
excited now I am to converse.
A game of hide and seek with a little sister
turned into an adventure oh so sinister.

Red Ridin
Jan 11, 2012
Jan 10, 2012
Across the Nightingale Floor (Tales of the Otori, #1)
did not like it
Assassins are cool. Super powers, who wouldn't want some? That this is set outside the US and the UK, a huge plus. So what went wrong?

Early on I assum
Sep 09, 2012
Aug 25, 2012
it was amazing
Sold is a lyrically beautiful and graphically descriptive story of an innocent 13-year-old Nepalese girl from the mountains, sold by her oppressive ga ...more
Jun 14, 2014
Aug 18, 2013
liked it
Revived committed suicide early on, but somehow it was saved. It was... Revived. Dun, dun, dun.

The Science. Oh dear god, the science!

"Revive" is a dru
Aug 09, 2012
Apr 29, 2012
Beautiful Creatures (Caster Chronicles, #1)
it was ok
I see Beautiful Creatures as Adult Literary Fiction meets Young Adult with a heavy dose of Paranormal Romance.

The story is told from a male perspectiv
Mar 26, 2010
Dec 05, 2009
Blood Red Road (Dust Lands, #1)
really liked it
A post-apocalyptic western with a touch of sci-fi and the paranormal. No speech marks and a writing style that does not include good spelling, punctua ...more
Oct 17, 2011
Sep 16, 2011
A Monster Calls
it was amazing
Oh, I need a hug.

*Blows nose*

Dark illustrations enhancing highly emotive topics expertly written and presented in a wonderfully tactile and beautiful
Apr 21, 2012
Dec 13, 2011
Hush, Hush (Hush, Hush, #1)
did not like it
Lately I think I've been overdosing on the young adult reads because I'm finding way too many similarities between these books.

Anyway, Hush, Hush was
Mar 09, 2010
Nov 22, 2009
The Graveyard Book
it was ok
This is the first Neil Gaiman book I have read and I’m sad to say I’m disappointed. Though it’s highly regarded I found it to be rather boring. I was ...more
Sep 07, 2009
Sep 01, 2009
Graceling (Graceling Realm, #1)
it was ok
Dashed hopes. That's what this book was for me. With all the rave reviews I expected a 5 star read but I was left disappointed.

The first half of the
Jan 21, 2010
Nov 26, 2009
Beastly (Beastly, #1; Kendra Chronicles, #1)
it was ok
Beastly is a modern teenage version of Disney's Beauty and the Beast told from the Beast's point of view. This tale is of Kyle who pre-transformation ...more
Jul 22, 2010
Jul 21, 2010
Skulduggery Pleasant (Skulduggery Pleasant, #1)
liked it
A cleverly written, Tim Burton-eque fast-paced magical mystery with witty dialogue, and a beautifully eye-catching cover.

Mr. Skullduggery Pleasant is
Mar 03, 2013
May 23, 2011
it was ok
Good and bad. I don't know how to rate this. Amongst my GR friends this is Marmite -love it or hate, there is no in-between. I don't adore it but I do ...more
Mar 05, 2011
Oct 08, 2010
Unearthly (Unearthly, #1)
really liked it
The best YA angel book I've read. Fully-fledged characters with no self-respect issues and solid, healthy relationships. No insta-love here, and no pl ...more
Nov 13, 2011
Sep 28, 2011
City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1)
it was ok
I've just finished reading City of Bones. It wasn't as good as the hype. I skimmed most of it and only slowed down for Luke's explanation of events an ...more
Dec 06, 2009
Dec 05, 2009
Croak (Croak, #1)
it was ok
Weird, wacky and whimsical worldbuilding, Batman!
Silly, stupid and senseless.

Depends on your outlook, and sense of humour.

This book is all about th
Apr 24, 2012
Nov 03, 2011
Secrets and Shadows (13 to Life, #2)
liked it
Ever feel like you're missing something? I was constantly reminded that I'm not a Twi-Hard by the never-ending references to the Saga, especially Brea ...more
Mar 17, 2011
Aug 12, 2010
Seraphina (Seraphina, #1)
it was amazing
Seraphina is perfect. Rachel Hartman's beautiful writing is simply astonishing with her multi-layered world-building, an expertly articulated plot, sy ...more
Jul 24, 2012
Apr 28, 2012
The Stars Never Rise (The Stars Never Rise, #1)
liked it
This is not The Hunger Games . I feel that distinction has to be made early on because I was very close to dismissing The Stars Never Rise as such ...more
Aug 15, 2015
Aug 15, 2015
The Calling (Darkness Rising, #2)
liked it
This sequel trilogy to Darkest Powers is mild in comparison. There's no lethal danger. (view spoiler) ...more
Apr 03, 2012
Jul 28, 2010
Agatha Heterodyne and the Beetleburg Clank (Girl Genius, #1)
it was ok
So I looked this one up online (and read it there for free) as I was struggling with the 13th volume which is a 2014 Hugo finalist for Best Graphic No ...more
Aug 10, 2014
Aug 10, 2014
Tithe (The Modern Faerie Tales, #1)
it was ok
Meh. The writing was pretty bad. It plainly said that it was unsure of its audience. One minute it read like it was for 9-year-olds and the next they' ...more
Mar 03, 2011
Dec 09, 2009
Mr. Monster (John Cleaver, #2)
liked it
Toys. This word has meant different things throughout my life. Children’s toys, technological gadgets, sex toys (hehe!) and now...let’s just say these ...more
Feb 16, 2011
Jan 22, 2011
Raised by Wolves (Raised by Wolves, #1)
really liked it
Wow, I never expected such a great YA book! The story was so intricately woven with enough action to entertain even with the world-building necessary ...more
Jun 27, 2010
Apr 23, 2010
Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)
really liked it
**spoiler alert** This one, I think, was the most harrowing and painful to read out of all three and I'm so glad it didn't get a happy, happy, happy e ...more
Aug 25, 2010
Dec 09, 2009
Vampire Kisses (Vampire Kisses, #1)
it was ok
I can tell you this right now, if I hadn't have been listening to the audiobook this would have been a "did not finish".

It was tolerable up until Rav
Apr 06, 2010
Mar 21, 2010
Sabriel (Abhorsen, #1)
liked it
**spoiler alert** Hmm, I didn’t not like it but I wasn’t in love with it either. The story was so fast paced that I never really connected with Sabrie ...more
Oct 03, 2009
Sep 27, 2009
Marked (House of Night, #1)
liked it
Some of the teen-speak annoyed me as well as the assumptions and judgements about others. I don't remember being that bad as a teenager. Also I feel l ...more
Aug 30, 2009
Sep 01, 2009
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