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The Forest of Hands and Teeth (The Forest of Hands and Teeth, #1)
3.59
did not like it

How to Write a Best Selling YA Novel

1. Make sure you write the book in a POV that distances us from the narrator. If you have no idea how to write 1st
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Jan 21, 2011
Jan 21, 2011
 
The Future of Us
3.58
it was ok
I didn't think it was possible, but Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler managed to fuck up one of the best ideas of 2011.

It's 1996, and less than half of
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Dec 16, 2011
May 12, 2011
 
Anna and the French Kiss (Anna and the French Kiss, #1)
4.07
it was ok
Edited to Add a Disgruntled Reader's Reply at the Bottom. Apparently, I don't know how to write reviews.

The best thing about this book? The end.

I don'
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Aug 05, 2011
Aug 04, 2011
 
Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #1)
3.78
did not like it
Trolls: You are welcome to comment on my review. I won't delete your comments. Curse my name, curse my mother, I don't care. But please, don't forget ...more
not set
Feb 07, 2010
 
Incarceron (Incarceron, #1)
3.64
it was ok
I know many of you are staring at my two star review with amazement. I imagine you're thinking, "Cory, how could you?! This is one of the greatest ste ...more
Feb 06, 2011
Jan 12, 2011
 
Across the Universe (Across the Universe, #1)
3.78
liked it
I didn't enjoy Across the Universe as much as I thought I would. Like most YA, after the first 100 pages, you know you're reading a novel written for ...more
Feb 13, 2011
Jan 12, 2011
 
The Goddess Test (Goddess Test, #1)
3.83
This explains a lot.


not set
Mar 01, 2011
 
The Vast Fields of Ordinary
3.94
did not like it
Reading this book was painful.

Our main character, Dade Hamilton, is an idiot. I wanted to pimp slap him every other page. Dade makes Bella Swan look
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May 11, 2011
May 11, 2011
 
Blood and Chocolate
3.77
did not like it
Just a note of warning: I didn't like Blood and Chocolate. I read it on a high recommendation from a friend and it bored me to tears. But I persevered ...more
Jan 25, 2011
Aug 20, 2010
 
Silence (Hush, Hush, #3)
4.16
did not like it
The summary for this book is ridiculous. How can she get more drawn to Patch? This is like a bad teen soap opera.
not set
Dec 02, 2010
 
Birth Control Is Sinful in the Christian Marriages and Also Robbing God of Priesthood Children!!
1.74
ALL THE WORDS IN THIS BOOK READ LIKE THIS. IT FEELS LIKE SHE IS YELLING AT ME.
not set
Jan 27, 2011
 
Angelfall (Penryn & the End of Days, #1)
4.18
liked it
I don't like Paranormal Romance and I don't Urban Fantasy. Y'all can take Anita Blake and Zoey Redbird and Rose Hathaway and Bella Swan and Jace Wayla ...more
Dec 28, 2011
Dec 27, 2011
 
An Abundance of Katherines
3.63
liked it
I've had this book sitting on my desk for two months. I'm a huge John Green fan, so you can see why this is problematic.

The Albuquerque library system
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Jan 30, 2011
Jun 30, 2010
 
Forbidden
4.06
it was ok
EDIT: As of 5/16/2011, I have re-read this book and realized that my four star rating was because of the sex scenes. I still maintain the content of m ...more
not set
Apr 29, 2011
Mar 16, 2011
 
Virtuosity
3.78
it was ok
I was actually prompted to write this review after a friend pointed me to this interview: http://www.jessicamartinez.com/index....

In case you're readi
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Apr 26, 2011
Apr 26, 2011
 
Norwegian Wood
4.02
really liked it
Goddammit. I really wanted to hate this book. There's so much about it that I abhor, but I can't bring myself to give it less than three stars.

Sometim
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Jan 09, 2012
Jan 09, 2012
 
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
4.34
liked it

The Hunger Games didn't impress me.

When I'm reading a book, especially a speculative fiction book, the first thing I look for is illogical plot holes
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not set
Jun 03, 2010
 
The DUFF: Designated Ugly Fat Friend
3.86
it was ok
The Duff brings back memories from two years ago. I was just beginning to get into serious writing. My characters were cynical as hell. They all neede ...more
Jan 06, 2011
Oct 21, 2010
 
Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List
3.44
did not like it
This book is not only worse than Twilight but it might be the worst book I've ever read. None of the characters get any of my sympathy. There is no pl ...more
May 19, 2010
Feb 12, 2010
 
Kissing Kate
3.67
liked it
Dear Kissing Kate,

Why did you do that to me?

You gave me an interesting premise, decent main characters, and pretty good chemistry between the main cou
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Feb 19, 2012
Nov 23, 2010
 
Wither (The Chemical Garden, #1)
3.81
liked it
I'm not a squeamish person. Nor am I easily scared. I pride myself on being level-headed. But there were somevthings in Wither that I couldn't stomach ...more
Mar 20, 2011
Jan 01, 2011
 
And the Bride Wore White: Seven Secrets to Sexual Purity
4.05
did not like it


The wtfuckery in this book is astounding. I can't even believe people think like this. Then, all I have to do is look at books like Mara Dyer that a
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not set
Sep 17, 2011
 
Fight Club
4.20
liked it
Apparently, I'm not a fan of post-modern literature. I don't get Bret Easton Ellis or Jack Kerouac. I like my stories structured and when stream of co ...more
Jan 30, 2011
Jan 30, 2011
 
City of Fallen Angels (The Mortal Instruments, #4)
4.16
did not like it
This is all I have to say.

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Apr 09, 2011
Apr 09, 2011
 
Twilight (Twilight, #1)
3.57
did not like it

In 2009, I was naive to the world of YA. In middle school, I read Eragon, The Chocolate War, and Catcher in the Rye. Beyond that, I focused on Adult s
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not set
Feb 06, 2010
 
The Bell Jar
3.98
liked it
The Bell Jar is a difficult book to review. It's beautifully written, even if Plath loves her similes a little too much, and her descent into depressi ...more
Jan 27, 2011
Jan 05, 2011
 
Finding Grace
3.80
really liked it
So, this morning I woke up and checked my GR feed. And, on a whim, I noticed that someone (Karen) had added this book to their to-reads list. Out of c ...more
Oct 12, 2011
Oct 12, 2011
 
Some Girls Are
3.88
really liked it
Re-read: 1/18/12

Somehow, it's even better the second time around.


If you follow my reviews, you know how much I hate clique books and mean girls. I ex
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Jan 18, 2011
Jan 19, 2011
 
The Lying Game (The Lying Game, #1)
3.96
did not like it

I don't normally read this type of book, but since I received it through a Goodreads giveaway I figured I might as well give it a try. That was a mist
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Nov 28, 2010
Nov 28, 2010
 
Gone, Gone, Gone
3.81
liked it
I will preface this review with two notices of my potential bias towards this book.

1. I kind of know the author in the way that you get to know a pers
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May 10, 2011
Mar 17, 2011
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