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The Goose Girl (The Books of Bayern #1)
4.18
Kindle Spring Spectacular in UK store BUT the same books appear to be cheaper at the US store too.
not set
Nov 22, 2009
 
Flying Blind (The Dragon Diaries #1)
3.76
liked it
As YA dragon books go Flying Blind is better than Firelight.

First of all, I should say that Flying Blind is a spin-off of the adult series which I hav
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Jan 25, 2012
Dec 02, 2011
 
Glass Houses (The Morganville Vampires, #1)
3.92
it was amazing
Wow, I’m so glad I acquired all six of the books (out so far) at the same time. The cliffhanger ending left me so hungry for more that as soon as I fi ...more
Oct 06, 2009
Oct 01, 2009
 
Trial by Fire (Raised by Wolves, #2)
4.13
it was ok
I'm disappointed by this sequel. I don't feel I should be. Objectively speaking, the plot is a good one. It's based on an ethical dilemma with no obvi ...more
Oct 08, 2011
Jun 28, 2010
 
Evernight (Evernight, #1)
3.64
it was ok
Too little, too late. That's the theme here.

I'd begun to suspect this wasn't a paranormal book when we finally had the revelation of Evernight's statu
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Jun 13, 2010
Dec 16, 2009
 
City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments, #3)
4.34
really liked it
City of Glass was so much better than the first two books. The first third was blah, the second third the action ramped up, then I got to page 369 - t ...more
Dec 16, 2009
Dec 12, 2009
 
Allison Hewitt Is Trapped (Zombie #1)
3.76
it was ok
On the scale between the excellent (The First Days) and the atrocious (Married With Zombies) zombie novels this sits somewhere in the middle.

Allison i
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Apr 28, 2012
Apr 16, 2012
 
The Dark Divine (The Dark Divine, #1)
3.80
liked it
The Dark Divine is an engrossing and engaging story which keeps you guessing as to who the "monsters" are. I say "monsters" plural because it refers n ...more
Aug 06, 2010
Apr 16, 2010
 
Blood and Chocolate
3.77
liked it
I really didn't like Vivien at first, I thought she was a cold-hearted b*tch but she grew on me. It was the same with Gabriel, he was a cocky SOB but ...more
Mar 27, 2010
Oct 19, 2009
 
Magic Study (Study, #2)
4.06
really liked it
This is a wonderful sequel to [Book:Poison Study], which I read this from start to finish in one session. The natural progression of the story as well ...more
Aug 22, 2009
Aug 18, 2009
 
Poison Study (Study, #1)
4.15
it was amazing
Yelena was convicted of murdering a General’s son and was sentenced to death. As she is walking to her death she is redirected to Valek’s (chief of se ...more
Jul 16, 2008
Mar 09, 2009
 
Losing Lila (Lila, #2)
4.09
did not like it
What a crummy sequel. I wish I'd never read it in order to keep the favorable memory of Hunting Lila alive. Losing (my will to live) Lila is the compl ...more
Sep 11, 2012
Jan 19, 2012
 
Eighth Grade Bites (The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod, #1)
3.92
it was ok
Better suited to the 9-12 age group, I think. It was okay. I enjoyed Tomas Tod's (Vlad's father) journal entries the most though I would've liked to h ...more
Dec 15, 2011
Nov 28, 2009
 
Taken by Storm (Raised by Wolves, #3)
4.13
really liked it
"It's ironic," Jed said again, "that if you want to be stronger, the first thing you have to learn is how to let yourself be weak."

This is the theme
...more
Aug 04, 2012
Jun 18, 2012
 
Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
4.29
really liked it
**spoiler alert** On starting Catching Fire my first desire was to find out how Gale’s relationship with Katniss would change upon reuniting. I was ve ...more
Nov 28, 2009
Nov 27, 2009
 
Virals
3.94
liked it
Refreshingly nerdy. This is The Big Bang Theory crossed with Bones (TV series based on Reich’s books). Nerdilicious.

Reichs does not talk down to her
...more
Oct 10, 2011
Apr 08, 2011
 
The Summoning (Darkest Powers, #1)
4.03
really liked it
Although this is the first book in Kelley Armstrong's young adult series I still enjoyed it. I did find it hard to get into at the beginning but event ...more
Jul 07, 2008
Mar 09, 2009
 
Cat Calls
3.19
liked it
Damn. I assumed this was a prequel and looked for the next book. Of course, there is no next book. Typical. I was sucked in by this short story which ...more
Mar 22, 2012
Mar 18, 2012
 
The Lost Art of World Domination (Skulduggery Pleasant, #1.5)
4.36
it was amazing
Ever wanted to question the specifics of a villian's clichéd world domination plan? Call a villain out on the infantile nature of it, presenting the d ...more
Mar 05, 2013
Mar 05, 2013
 
Zachary Zombie and the Lost Boy
3.39
it was ok
A very short but intriguing story which starts:
'Tobias was determined to catch the emo bunny. He had been following it for a while through the forest.
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May 22, 2011
May 22, 2011
 
Chosen (House of Night, #3)
3.91
liked it
**spoiler alert** I feel very conflicted about how to rate Chosen. It was a mish-mash of good and bad.

The Good:
* I applaud the way the Stevie Rae situ
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Sep 14, 2009
Sep 14, 2009
 
The Emo Bunny That Should
3.22
really liked it
I sympathised completely with Emo bunny.
'The other bunnies didn't understand his feelings. All he really wanted was for someone to come and hold him,
...more
May 22, 2011
May 22, 2011
 
On a Dark Wing
3.31
it was ok
I'm torn. There are some brilliant aspects to this book but it was dreadfully slow. I dragged myself through because after figuring out the Meet Joe B ...more
Dec 03, 2011
Dec 02, 2011
 
Hawksong (The Kiesha'ra, #1)
4.15
it was amazing
I absolutely loved this book. The war, the politics and fragile peace, Danica's bravery in trusting the enemy not to hold her hostage or kill her. It ...more
Feb 07, 2010
Jan 25, 2010
 
Beauty
4.05
liked it
Beauty and the Beast is one of my favourite fairy tales and although Beauty is a good retelling it was still flawed. There were times when I skipped o ...more
Oct 25, 2009
Oct 23, 2009
 
The Book of a Thousand Days
3.96
really liked it
Set in historical Mongolia (which I guessed - yay me!) based on Grimm's Maid Maleen (pg801 of The Complete Grimm's Fairy Tales or read for free here).
Jun 27, 2013
Nov 22, 2009
 
Coraline
4.04
it was ok
I'm sorry, I really wanted to like this but the language used was so simple, the kind you were criticised for using when doing creative writing as a c ...more
Apr 20, 2010
Apr 15, 2010
 
Uglies (Uglies, #1)
3.86
UK Kindle Spring Sale 2012 (prices may also be low on the same books in the US store)
not set
Aug 06, 2010
 
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
4.33
it was amazing
A great book but I thought that Katniss got away and won without killing ruthlessly, she only killed in self-defense or indirectly. I was relieved whe ...more
Nov 27, 2009
Oct 01, 2009
 
The Struggle (The Vampire Diaries, #2)
3.50
did not like it
As The Awakening ended on a cliffhanger I continued with The Struggle and boy did I struggle with it. Many a time I was thinking "No you stupid b*tch, ...more
Dec 11, 2009
Dec 10, 2009
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