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I Am Number Four (Lorien Legacies, #1)
did not like it
You must turn off your brain and ask no questions when reading this book. It’s a requirement to enjoy it. I failed miserably. It may be readable but I ...more
Feb 09, 2011
Dec 09, 2010
The Glimpse (The Glimpse, #1)
did not like it
Dangerous. This book is dangerous and disappointing. I can't tell you about the fury I felt at the very beginning of this book. The propaganda, myths ...more
Apr 15, 2012
Nov 09, 2011
Prophecy of the Sisters (Prophecy of the Sisters, #1)
did not like it
**spoiler alert** A review in book covers.

EXHIBIT A: First published in hardback with this cover:

It's a mirror image of a statue symbolising the ident
Nov 02, 2010
Aug 19, 2010
Stolen: A Letter to My Captor
it was amazing
Beautiful. Evil, but beautiful. Evil because I now have Stockholm Syndrome. Beautiful because I didn't realise it was happening, the writing was so su ...more
Dec 29, 2010
Aug 31, 2010
Daughter of Smoke and Bone (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #1)
did not like it
Not at all what I was expecting after the numerous 5 star reviews from the most discerning critics.

My UK cover:

Pretty unremarkable, right?

The US cove
Nov 04, 2011
Oct 19, 2011
Across the Universe (Across the Universe, #1)
it was ok
Lessons learned :
Never trust history.
Never trust doctors.
Never trust scientists.
Never trust technology.
Never trust blanket medication.

Overall my expe
Sep 26, 2011
Feb 14, 2011
The Gathering (Darkness Rising, #1)
liked it
Well written but I think my sheer impatience with the set-up got to me.
References to Samuel Lyle (Darkest Powers trilogy) and the Nasts, Cortezes and
Apr 02, 2011
Mar 25, 2010
The Reckoning (Darkest Powers, #3)
really liked it
I'm not going to spoil the story for you but there are plenty of good bits, in fact I noted down my favourite pages to do with Chloe and Derek: 125, 2 ...more
Apr 2010
Nov 01, 2009
Starters (Starters, #1)
liked it
Super strong opening chapters with a premise similar to TV’s Dollhouse which although interesting, threw up more questions than answers.

Starters shine
Feb 16, 2012
Nov 21, 2011
Last Breath (The Morganville Vampires, #11)
it was ok
Gelatinous vampire goo. Gelatinous vampire goo. I can't get over it. This is so...wrong. I'm hoping this new enemy is part of Caine's endgame. We've h ...more
Oct 31, 2011
Oct 31, 2010
Stormdancer (The Lotus War, #1)
did not like it
Damn this seductively beautiful book cover. *sigh*

Confused and worried about the yo-yo ratings given this by my friends, I was hoping my experience wo
Sep 24, 2012
May 20, 2012
Ghost Town (The Morganville Vampires, #9)
really liked it
Oh, Myrnin. Myrnin, Myrnin, Myrnin. Excuse my language but you fucked up, dude. I worried for your sanity and for your life. There were times when I l ...more
Oct 29, 2010
Mar 12, 2010
Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1)
it was ok
So much potential. Wasted. Ruined by a poorly constructed insta-love triangle.

This is not A Game of Thrones. Nor is it The Hunger Games. Or Poison Stu
Jul 05, 2012
May 21, 2012
it was ok
Now I love fairy tales, and I love fantasy, but Stardust I did not love. With all of the hype over this book and the movie - which I've yet to see - I ...more
Sep 27, 2009
Sep 25, 2009
Ashen Winter (Ashfall, #2)
really liked it
First, I'd like to apologise for cussing out Mr. Mullin's name for the first third of the book. I told myself it was only a book but it got to me. Act ...more
Apr 11, 2012
Jan 29, 2012
The Rising (Darkness Rising, #3)
really liked it
Looking forward to seeing Derek and Chloe again.
Mar 30, 2013
Apr 03, 2012
Kiss of Death (The Morganville Vampires, #8)
liked it
Road trip, baby! This one takes us out of Morganville and into the "real" world, but perhaps the real world is scarier than Morganville. The road trip ...more
Apr 27, 2010
Nov 03, 2009
How to Save a Life
it was amazing
What I thought of when I saw the title: The Fray's How to Save A Life.

Reactive Attachment Disorder is an incredibly sad thing because it's the hallmar
Jan 06, 2013
Sep 18, 2012
The Iron King (The Iron Fey, #1)
did not like it
First of all, I can't quite believe this comes from the same author that wrote The Immortal Rules. Kagawa has certainly made progress in developing he ...more
Jun 29, 2012
Apr 18, 2011
Legend (Legend, #1)
did not like it
I do enjoy a good dystopian, I do. But I have standards.

Any dystopian worth its salt absolutely must have:

Characters to root for
The split POV between
Apr 24, 2012
Oct 18, 2011
Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice
really liked it
Rosa Parks was not the first woman to refuse to give up her seat on a bus for a white person. I know, I didn't know this either. It's not our fault. ...more
Aug 10, 2014
Jul 10, 2014
The Chosen One
really liked it
Waterboarding babies. Shit. I’m not a parent but in that moment I doubt a person could feel anything but a strong urge to protect and defend. Highly d ...more
Feb 03, 2012
Jul 29, 2010
it was amazing
Holy fucking shit, Batman! Holy fucking shit! *SPLAT!* My brain has exploded. I am blown away by the awesomeness of this little book.

Firstly, I owe a
Nov 18, 2011
Mar 13, 2011
Ashfall (Ashfall, #1)
really liked it
What would happen if the supervolcano at Yellowstone erupted?
Ashfall attempts to answer that question by following Alex, a typical 15-year-old boy fro
Jan 28, 2012
Oct 20, 2011
I Am Not A Serial Killer (John Cleaver #1)
really liked it
As a cross between TV shows Six Feet Under and Dexter for a YA audience (hmm, really?) this was a fascinating and insightful look into the sociopa ...more
Jan 22, 2011
Jul 15, 2010
Living Dead Girl
really liked it
To all those that are ignorant of or don't care for their own safety: READ THIS BOOK!

Surprisingly this is a teenage book, and I can see why. Descripti
Dec 09, 2010
Jul 21, 2010
Easy (Contours of the Heart, #1)
it was amazing
Gotta be honest; I don't like contemporary romance, but just look at my rating. And my shelving. Says it all, doesn't it?

What an emotional rollercoast
Nov 14, 2012
Aug 20, 2012
Insurgent (Divergent, #2)
did not like it
My mother is the only reason I managed to finish this book. She loved Divergent and has just finished re-reading it but for some reason she wanted me ...more
Jun 13, 2012
Sep 18, 2011
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
Firelight (Firelight, #1)
it was ok
My utter disappointment has driven me to give this a pitiful 2 stars. Some would argue it deserves more and up to about 15% in I would’ve agreed with ...more
Apr 24, 2011
Jun 17, 2010
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