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The Black Moth
3.63
it was ok
Oh novel, how do I object to thee? Let me count the ways...

1. The title is a phrase that refers to the villian that is mentioned ONLY ONCE over the co
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Nov 19, 2009
Nov 19, 2009
 
The Awakening / The Struggle (The Vampire Diaries, #1-2)
3.67
did not like it
While this book did come highly recommended from a friend, my reaction, over and over as I was turning the pages, was "seriously? you're not going to. ...more
Feb 02, 2010
Feb 02, 2010
 
White as Snow
3.71
it was ok
Tanith Lee's White as Snow is elegent and sensual and terrible. Not terrible as in badly written, but terrible in it's absence of feeling, hideous in ...more
May 12, 2009
May 11, 2009
 
The Luxe (Luxe, #1)
3.63
did not like it
It begins promisingly—with a funeral. The funeral is for an 18-year-old girl, one of the bright stars of Manhattan high society in 1899. Adding to the ...more
Apr 24, 2009
May 08, 2009
 
Midnight Pearls: A Retelling of The Little Mermaid
3.70
it was ok
During a storm, a fisherman pulls up a little girl in his net instead of fish. She's odd, with too-long legs, nearly translucent skin, and white hair. ...more
Sep 13, 2009
Sep 14, 2009
 
When You Reach Me
4.08
liked it
Well, I guess it was a good thing I checked this out before it won the Newberry...

Miranda, a New York sixth grader seems to have a pretty normal life
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Jan 26, 2010
Jan 26, 2010
 
Walking in Circles Before Lying Down
3.44
did not like it
The Blurb: Dawn Tarnauer's life isn't exactly a success story. Already twice divorced, the young Californian is too busy job-hopping to support a care ...more
Mar 28, 2011
Mar 28, 2011
 
Taken
3.40
did not like it
I really need a bookshelf labeled "books so awful I couldn't finish them".

Female main character (FMC), who I didn't care enough about to actually rem
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Aug 30, 2009
Aug 31, 2009
 
Trade Wind
3.98
really liked it
**spoiler alert** Trade Wind is one of those delightful books that you can tell belongs to another decade, just from the sentence structure and style ...more
Nov 23, 2009
Nov 23, 2009
 
Wild Ride
3.46
did not like it
**spoiler alert** Did not finish. Spoilers ahead.

In the first several pages, we find out our Female Main Character (FMC) is working at a creepy amusem
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Oct 16, 2010
Oct 17, 2010
 
Dogs and Goddesses
3.41
it was ok
**spoiler alert** My review in one word: Bizarre.

My review in more than one word: Well, the adjective bizarre is still at the top of the list. There
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Jun 07, 2009
Jun 08, 2009
 
The Blue Castle
4.23
it was amazing
There's something absolutely magical about Lucy Maud Montgomery's books. It's been years since I'd read this particular book, but I still remembered a ...more
Jul 06, 2009
Jul 06, 2009
 
The Nightingale
3.67
liked it
I didn't plan on liking this book, actually. Tam Lin was the first of the Fairy Tale Series that I'd read, and after reading a couple others, I though ...more
Jun 16, 2009
Jun 16, 2009
 
Ophelia Joined the Group Maidens Who Don't Float: Classic Lit Signs on to Facebook
3.85
really liked it
Several years ago, a "Hamlet on Facebook" floated around the internet... Well, the author has published a book, presenting many of literature's classi ...more
Oct 14, 2009
Oct 14, 2009
 
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Vol. 2
3.94
did not like it
**spoiler alert** I was hoping that, as with some of the other graphic novels I've read, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen would get better as it ...more
Jul 19, 2009
Jul 22, 2009
 
Agatha Heterodyne and the Airship City (Girl Genius, #2)
4.32
really liked it
Full of intelligence, humor, mad science, characters you truly care about, and Girls Who Do Things. A must-read for graphic novel lovers.
Jul 23, 2009
Jul 27, 2009
 
Heart's Blood
4.10
really liked it
Caitrin, a young scribe – and a woman in a man’s profession – is fleeing from her past and ends up at Whistling Tor. The place is old, and cursed, if ...more
Nov 25, 2009
Nov 28, 2009
 
Flirting With Danger (Samantha Jellicoe, #1)
3.93
liked it
Samantha Jellicoe, a second-generation theif who happens to be very, very good at her job, finds herself in a lot of trouble after one night's work go ...more
Jan 20, 2010
Jan 20, 2010
 
St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves
3.79
did not like it
I picked up this collection of short stories because of a Shelf Talk recommendation. I put it back down after reading the first and last stories.

My l
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Sep 20, 2009
Sep 20, 2009
 
Night Whispers (Second Opportunities, #3)
3.77
liked it
Sloan is one of those heroines that, based on the blurb on back of the book, you're pretty sure you're going to hate. She's blonde, gorgeous, has no i ...more
Mar 06, 2010
Mar 06, 2010
 
Death Is Forever
3.87
liked it
Erin Windsor has turned her back on the rest of the world, chosing to live alone in the arctic, taking photographs of the beauty and harsh reality of ...more
Jun 20, 2010
Jun 20, 2010
 
Heist Society (Heist Society, #1)
3.91
liked it
"When Katarina Bishop was three, her parents took her on a trip to the Louvre...to case it. For her seventh birthday, Katarina and her Uncle Eddie tra ...more
May 23, 2010
May 22, 2010
 
The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1)
4.23
it was ok
I can't say that I had high hopes for The Lightning Thief, but I was expecting something mildly entertaining that I could hand a pre-teen without any ...more
May 2011
May 01, 2011
 
Dragonhaven
3.36
it was amazing
Jake has lived at Stonehill National Park his whole life. He's only ever known life at the Institute--the tiny little center (complete with lots of an ...more
Aug 30, 2010
Aug 30, 2010
 
City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1)
4.12
really liked it
**spoiler alert** Clary is a normal 15-year-old with normal friends and a normal mom, who goes to the normal clubs that kids her age hang out at. But ...more
Nov 27, 2009
Nov 28, 2009
 
By the Time You Read This, I'll Be Dead
3.89
liked it
I don't tend to gravitate to teen suicide novels, or even bleak teen novels in general, but I picked this one up on the strength of its title and cove ...more
Jun 05, 2010
Jun 05, 2010
 
Behold, Here's Poison (Inspector Hannasyde, #2)
3.78
it was ok
The master of the house is dead, and apparently, it's poison. His sister (an obnoxious hypochondriac), sister-in-law (an empty-headed, but good lookin ...more
Aug 18, 2009
Aug 18, 2009
 
The Rest Falls Away (The Gardella Vampire Hunters, #1)
3.67
it was ok
In every generation, one of the Gardella family is chosen to rise above mere humanity and become something more. Barely a week before her debut as one ...more
Jan 11, 2010
Jan 11, 2010
 
Calico Palace
4.11
really liked it
I haven't read a decent historical in... a long time. It was a little difficult to get into the swing of the novel, probably because it had been descr ...more
Nov 10, 2009
Nov 10, 2009
 
The Hero and the Crown (Damar, #2)
4.21
it was amazing
Aerin, though daughter of King Arlbeth and First Sol of Damar, has always been overshadowed by the other half of her heritage. "Witchwoman's daughter, ...more
Sep 23, 2010
Sep 27, 2010
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