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All the Light We Cannot See
4.32
it was amazing
Adult fiction

This book is getting a lot of well-deserved attention for its unique story and its beautiful writing. It starts late in World War II, as
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Jul 24, 2015
 
A Darker Shade of Magic (Shades of Magic, #1)
4.09
really liked it
YA/adult Fantasy. There isn't just one London. There are, in fact, four cities sharing that name and geographic location, each in a very different pla ...more
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Feb 18, 2016
 
The Girl With All the Gifts (The Girl With All the Gifts #1)
3.94
really liked it
You’d think by now we would have reached ‘peak zombie,’ right? I mean, there’s only so much you can do with a genre. But Carey mines the territory for ...more
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Aug 13, 2017
 
Aru Shah and the End of Time (Pandava Quartet, #1)
4.16
it was amazing
Have you ever read a book and thought, "Wow, I wish I'd written that!"?

For me, Aru Shah and the End of Time is one of those books. It has everything
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Feb 05, 2018
 
Astrophysics for People in a Hurry
4.12
it was amazing
Ah, yes. Nothing like an astrophysics book for beginners to remind me why I’m not an astrophysicist! Even at the basic level, with Tyson’s clear, funn ...more
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Aug 13, 2017
 
Red Rising (Red Rising, #1)
4.26
it was amazing
(Minor spoilers follow) Red Rising introduces us to Darrow, a sixteen-year-old miner who toils deep in the mines of Mars a few hundred years in the fu ...more
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Dec 28, 2015
 
The Iron Trial (Magisterium, #1)
3.94
it was amazing
Callum Hunt does not want to be a magician. All his life, his father has warned him about the dangers of magic, and the sinister ways of the mages who ...more
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May 23, 2015
 
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe (Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, #1)
4.35
it was amazing
YA realistic fiction.

This book has won so many awards I could barely see the cover under all the stickers! After reading it, I understood why it gets
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Feb 19, 2018
 
Divergent (Divergent, #1)
4.22
really liked it
I definitely enjoyed it. At first, I had trouble convincing my older son to read it, because he was convinced that every dystopian novel is a "Hunger ...more
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Nov 07, 2013
 
The Song of Achilles
4.30
it was amazing
A new take on the Iliad, written by a high school classics teacher -- how could I not read this? The Song of Achilles retells the story of Greece's g ...more
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Nov 08, 2013
 
Between the World and Me
4.40
it was amazing
I'm not sure what compelled me to pick up this book, but that's true of many books I read. I simply felt like it was something I needed to read at tha ...more
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Aug 24, 2015
 
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children, #1)
3.90
really liked it
This book has been getting a lot of well-deserved attention for the way it incorporates unusual antique photographs into the narrative. The premise: J ...more
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Nov 06, 2013
 
Wonder (Wonder, #1)
4.45
it was amazing
Ye gods, what a wonderful book! I don't read a lot of realistic middle grade fiction. I tend to gravitate toward fantasy. But this is probably the bes ...more
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Nov 06, 2013
 
The Martian
4.40
it was amazing
Adult science thriller.

Love it, love it! A meticulously researched, briskly paced and surprisingly funny story about an astronaut left behind on Mars
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Jul 24, 2015
 
City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1)
4.12
really liked it
Okay, so I’m far behind the curve on reading this, but I very much enjoyed my introduction to the world of nephilim, Shadowhunters and demons. Clare c ...more
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Feb 19, 2014
 
Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1)
4.23
it was amazing
Caleana Sardothien, young woman assassin, is betrayed and sentenced to the salt mines of Endovier. After a year, however, she is given an opportunity: ...more
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Nov 25, 2014
 
The Night Circus
4.04
it was amazing
The prose sparkles, and the story itself is a feat of magical acrobatics. It's a hard book to summarize, but basically two ancient magicians set their ...more
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Nov 08, 2013
 
Uprooted
4.11
it was amazing
I love a good fantasy rooted in folklore, and Novik does a great job mining the mythology of Eastern Europe for this novel. Young Agnieszka lives in ...more
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Nov 26, 2015
 
The Copper Gauntlet (Magisterium, #2)
4.16
it was amazing
I was lucky enough to get an early copy of this, and I can assure you this sequel is even stronger than The Iron Trial. It’s hard to review without gi ...more
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May 23, 2015
 
The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth, #1)
4.31
it was amazing
I picked this one up because I greatly enjoyed Jemisin's Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, but this novel was even better. Jemisin blew me away with her worl ...more
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Nov 26, 2015
 
Gracefully Grayson
4.16
it was amazing
It's been a long time since a book has made me teary-eyed, but Gracefully Grayson had me sniffling at the end. The story is beautiful and authentic. G ...more
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Nov 25, 2014
 
George
4.01
liked it
Middle grade contemporary fiction. This is a sweet, poignant novel about an elementary school student named George, who was born a boy but knows in he ...more
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Feb 18, 2016
 
Sleeping Giants (Themis Files, #1)
3.84
really liked it
This sci-fi novel got a lot of buzz when it came out, and I see why. The basic story: pieces of a gigantic metal robot, thousands of years old, are di ...more
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Jan 23, 2017
 
The City of Mirrors (The Passage, #3)
4.20
it was amazing
I love Cronin’s epic story about a world destroyed by a virus that creates vampires. This is the third and final volume of his trilogy, so I won’t say ...more
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Jul 10, 2016
 
Parable of the Sower (Earthseed, #1)
4.15
it was amazing
YA dystopian fiction (but written decades before that term was coined.) I am embarrassed to say I had never read Octavia Butler before. I’m happy I fi ...more
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Jul 10, 2016
 
Kindred
4.21
it was amazing
After reading Parable of the Sower, I had to go right out and buy Butler’s most famous novel Kindred. I was not disappointed. It is amazing that this ...more
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Jul 10, 2016
 
Doce cuentos peregrinos
4.14
it was amazing


(Por favor, perdona mi imperfecto español)

Recientemente, terminé de leer esta colección de historias de Gabriel García-Márquez. De joven, me encantaro
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Jul 01, 2018
 
Station Eleven
4.03
it was amazing
Adult speculative fiction

Even since reading The Stand by Stephen King when I was a kid, I’ve had a soft spot for apocalyptic plagues that wipe out hu
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Jul 24, 2015
 
Prince of Thorns (The Broken Empire, #1)
3.87
it was amazing
I've heard of dark fantasy and anti-heroes, but this is the darkest fantasy with the anti-est anti-hero I've ever encountered. Our protagonist Jorg is ...more
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Nov 07, 2013
 
The Unseen World
4.14
it was amazing
I read this book months ago and it keeps resurfacing in my thoughts -- a good indication that this is a powerful story. All her life, twelve-year-old ...more
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Jan 23, 2017
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