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Syndrome E (Franck Sharko, #3)
3.83
really liked it
Cross-posted to: http://light-of-day.net/2012/08/07/bo...

This book has been on my radar since it was optioned for film several months ago, and the iro
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Aug 03, 2012
Jun 21, 2012
 
The Painter
3.76
it was amazing
Oh Peter Heller the way you write words and use words and arrange words. Darker and more cynical than The Dog Stars, even though it's set in our world ...more
May 30, 2014
Jan 24, 2014
 
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter, #4)
4.53
really liked it
I think it's more apt than ever that I called Prisoner of Azkaban the Empire Strikes Back of Harry Potter because Goblet of Fire definitely felt like ...more
Jan 14, 2014
Jan 14, 2014
 
Time Between Us (Time Between Us, #1)
3.92
liked it
Cross-posted to: http://light-of-day.net/2012/06/19/bo...

Despite the abilities of its male protagonist, this is a book that focuses much more on the b
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Jun 18, 2012
Jun 13, 2012
 
High Dive
3.55
really liked it
A surprisingly quiet character study, given the summary. I'm in love with Jonathan Lee's writing. He had me at "Time got fat on silence" and then delv ...more
Jun 02, 2016
Jun 02, 2016
 
The Martian
4.39
liked it
I think Emily's review probably summed up my thoughts better than I could word it.

It's a fun read, but Mark is just not a very substantial character.
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Mar 15, 2015
May 29, 2014
 
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter, #3)
4.53
it was amazing
Well this felt like the Empire Strikes Back of Harry Potter. Dark and epic. Perfect.
Dec 31, 2013
Dec 31, 2013
 
The House of Hades (The Heroes of Olympus, #4)
4.55
really liked it
For some reason, this one just clicked for me when the first three did not. Maybe because we got so much one-on-one time with Percy and Annabeth. They ...more
Nov 06, 2013
Nov 06, 2013
 
The Titan's Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #3)
4.34
really liked it
This might be my favorite book yet in the series. I'm so glad The Titan's Curse offered so many NEW things, because if it had followed the same formul ...more
Jul 30, 2013
Jul 30, 2013
 
Burn for Burn (Burn for Burn, #1)
3.87
really liked it
3.5 Stars

Cross-posted to: http://light-of-day.net/2012/09/book-...

Let’s start with the bad: there are some glaring issues in the book, and a major one
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Sep 17, 2012
Sep 14, 2012
 
Serena
3.52
it was amazing
Cross-posted on http://light-of-day.net/2012/04/26/bo...

Rating it 4.5 in all honesty, but to be fair, this book deserves five stars or however many ac
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Apr 26, 2012
Apr 07, 2012
 
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, #5)
4.47
liked it
I realize I've been rating Harry Potter books mostly based on their endings, which are the strongest parts of every book, and this one was no exceptio ...more
Feb 06, 2014
Feb 06, 2014
 
The Light Between Oceans
4.01
it was amazing
Cross-posted to: http://light-of-day.net/2012/07/18/bo...

This book purports to be all about choices, but there was also something very fatalistic abou
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Jul 17, 2012
Jun 26, 2012
 
Undermajordomo Minor
3.71
really liked it
Quirky and funny and dark and surreal and everything I loved and missed from Patrick DeWitt. Must-read if you loved The Sisters Brothers, as I did, an ...more
Dec 14, 2015
Aug 26, 2015
 
Gold
3.68
did not like it
Such unbelievably bewildering characters. Zoe is one of the most loathsome characters I have ever had the displeasure of reading, and Jack and Kate we ...more
Jul 09, 2012
Jul 08, 2012
 
The Silver Linings Playbook
4.00
it was amazing
Well, I was not expecting that. I read this because I wanted to have read the book before seeing the movie, and really didn't think any more of it. I ...more
Sep 14, 2012
Sep 11, 2012
 
The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials, #1)
3.94
liked it
IDK IDK. The story and worldbuilding is obviously super interesting and impressive, but Lyra, man. Such a little know-it-all (who, okay, maybe reminde ...more
Jun 18, 2016
Jun 18, 2016
 
The Son of Neptune (The Heroes of Olympus, #2)
4.44
liked it
Unfortunately, this book was as I feared, a rehash of "The Lost Hero" with less interesting characters. It was great to have Percy and his humor back, ...more
Sep 05, 2013
Sep 05, 2013
 
The 100 (The 100, #1)
3.56
it was ok
God. This was really not good, and it's a bummer because I think it started out really strong. Kass Morgan is actually a good writer but I was taken a ...more
Jun 30, 2015
Jun 30, 2015
 
The Age of Miracles
3.64
really liked it
Slow moving, eerie, haunting with a pervasive sense of loneliness. 11-year-old Julia was an ideal narrator for such an ominous story. The writing enve ...more
Mar 15, 2012
Mar 07, 2012
 
Howl's Moving Castle (Howl's Moving Castle, #1)
4.30
it was amazing
HOW ADORABLE and whimsical and delightful and fun. Love, love, love these characters.
Dec 09, 2013
Jul 05, 2013
 
Inherent Vice
3.71
really liked it
Very funny and very confusing with a very satisfying and somehow profound ending.
May 21, 2013
May 06, 2013
 
The Bone Clocks
3.81
really liked it
**spoiler alert** I NEED TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENED TO HUGO LAMB.
Sep 26, 2015
Aug 18, 2015
 
The Mark of Athena (The Heroes of Olympus, #3)
4.47
liked it
This book ended very strong, and I'm excited for House of Hades, but at times it was a chore getting through it. I'm especially disappointed in how mu ...more
Sep 19, 2013
Sep 19, 2013
 
Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock
3.93
it was amazing
Originally posted http://light-of-day.net/2013/08/book-...

If you’ve read “The Silver Linings Playbook” (and if you haven’t what in the world are you w
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Aug 13, 2013
Jun 30, 2013
 
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
4.44
really liked it
Jim Dale is an awesome narrator, just as everyone said. The book is very well written and very specific, which I was grateful for. I had no idea Ron w ...more
Dec 12, 2013
Dec 12, 2013
 
End Zone
3.64
really liked it
This was my first DeLillo so I'm not completely sure I "got" it all, but I loved the themes he presented and the things it made me think about as I wa ...more
Jan 23, 2012
Oct 08, 2011
 
The Spectacular Now
3.53
really liked it
Cross-posted to: http://light-of-day.net/2013/01/book-...

“The Spectacular Now” is made up of many things it’s not. It’s not a typical high school roma
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Jan 05, 2013
Apr 17, 2012
 
The Kings of Cool
3.97
it was amazing
Cross-posted to: http://light-of-day.net/2012/06/25/bo...

The worst part about Don Winslow’s “Savages” was that, for obvious, spoiler-filled reasons, t
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May 2012
Mar 12, 2012
 
Just One Day (Just One Day, #1)
4.02
really liked it
Cross-posted to: http://light-of-day.net/2013/01/book-...

Through perhaps no fault of anyone’s but my own, I had expected Gayle Forman’s “Just One Day”
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Dec 08, 2012
Oct 10, 2011
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