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Deathless (Leningrad Diptych, #1)
it was ok
I could have sworn I'd reviewed this book. I could have sworn I'd at least added it to my 'read' shelf! Either I'm crazy or Goodreads ate the review, ...more
Aug 2011
Apr 18, 2013
Look for Me by Moonlight
really liked it
To all the whiners complaining that this book wasn't anything like Twilight - get over it! It was written ten years before Twilight, and long before v ...more
not set
Oct 07, 2009
did not like it
What? Are you guys kidding me? Was I reading a different book from everyone else? Because I can't imagine what could possibly earn this piece of trash ...more
Feb 2010
Jan 12, 2010
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
it was ok
I really wanted to like this book. I thought the title was brilliantly quirky; I'd heard lots of good things and read many a positive review; I was co ...more
Apr 2010
Apr 23, 2010
Abandon (Abandon, #1)
it was ok
You guys, I was so excited about this book. I generally really like Cabot's work, and a retelling of the Persephone myth? Sold! Not to mention that th ...more
Apr 23, 2013
Apr 04, 2011
Wicked Lovely (Wicked Lovely, #1)
it was ok
Maybe it was because I'd just finished reading Holly Black's Valiant and Ironside, two of my favorite books in this genre, but I really did not think ...more
Mar 2008
Mar 03, 2008
it was ok
I'm on my post-final YA fiction binge and working my way through the roommate's Sarah Dessen books. This one was, in my opinion, sadly lacking. Dessen ...more
Mar 2008
Mar 21, 2008
Beautiful Days (Bright Young Things, #2)
did not like it
I almost feel guilty putting this book on the 'historical fiction' shelf. It's hardly historical fiction, despite the fact that it's set in the 20s. T ...more
Apr 07, 2012
Apr 08, 2012
Exquisite Corpse
did not like it
I very, very rarely quit on a book halfway through. I always feel guilty and have to slog through it just so I can feel like I gave it a fair chance. ...more
Jan 2008
Jan 29, 2008
The Host (The Host, #1)
it was ok
This book could have been a clever and insightful take on the alien-invasion body-snatcher idea, told from a surprising new perspective - that of the ...more
Sep 2008
Sep 13, 2008
The Goldfinch
it was ok
DNF at page 410. The fact that it's taken me over two years to read half of this book should say something - a lot of something. I've put it down for ...more
Aug 16, 2017
Jan 01, 2014
Marked (House of Night, #1)
did not like it
Pathetic. The dialogue, the internal monologuing, the random pop culture references were all insipid and forced. The dialogue was stereotypical and re ...more
Apr 2009
Feb 08, 2009
Bar Flower: My Decadently Destructive Days and Nights as a Tokyo Nightclub Hostess
really liked it
I read this book hot on the heels of 90-Day Geisha and I have to say, I enjoyed it much more, largely because I wasn't constantly inspired to throttle ...more
Mar 2010
Mar 16, 2010
it was amazing
This is probably one of my top books of all times. You could call it a saga or an epic, and it is lush, sweeping and fantastic, often blurring the lin ...more
Mar 2009
Jan 19, 2008
Winterlong (Winterlong, #1)
it was amazing
A bit of cyberpunk, a bit of mythology and a bit of horror make for a perfect mix in this dystopian novel. I've been a fan of Elizabeth Hand ever sinc ...more
Jul 2008
Jun 29, 2008
The Historian
it was amazing
Very long, but very well-written and -researched. While there were a few plot points that seemed like holes to me, and the ending seemed rushed compar ...more
Jun 2008
May 16, 2008
Heart of Glass (A-List, #8)
it was ok
I don't expect anything from trashy books for bored teenage girls, but I have to say, I expected better from Dean's editor. Don't they have a fact che ...more
Mar 2008
Mar 11, 2008
A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #2)
it was ok
Raise your hand if you've ever felt personally victimized by Sarah J. Maas.

Honestly, this book was the biggest disappointment of 2016 for me. Well, b
Jan 10, 2017
May 16, 2016
Bright Young Things (Bright Young Things, #1)
it was ok
I'm sincerely perplexed by all the stellar reviews this book is getting... perhaps some people need to read Fitzgerald for comparison. Once again I'm ...more
Mar 11, 2012
Jun 11, 2010
90-Day Geisha: My Time as a Tokyo Hostess
it was ok
The first half of this book was very intriguing and quickly sucked me in. Although I'm not specifically interested in Japanese culture, the concept of ...more
Mar 2010
Jan 28, 2010
Thirteen Reasons Why
it was ok
You know... this may sound harsh and hypercritical, but I found that this book, rather than dealing with a sensitive subject like suicide amongst teen ...more
May 2009
Nov 30, 2008
Fallen (Fallen, #1)
did not like it
I debated giving this book two stars for a moment, but then decided against it. It had no redeeming qualities whatsoever! If this is the future of YA ...more
Jun 17, 2010
Jan 12, 2010
Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)
it was amazing
Holy crap.

The last installment in the Hunger Games trilogy grabs you immediately and doesn't let go until you've turned the last page. It's non-stop a
Nov 26, 2010
Jun 20, 2010
liked it
I'm starting to think that I should stop reading YA lit. I'm having an increasingly harder time relating to the characters and their emotions/motivati ...more
Feb 10, 2014
Aug 19, 2013
Love and Other Impossible Pursuits
really liked it
Despite the many, many problems I had with this book, I ultimately enjoyed it. A lot of people have written the main character, Emilia, as whiny and s ...more
Jun 2009
Jun 09, 2009
Hos, Hookers, Call Girls, and Rent Boys: Professionals Writing on Life, Love, Money, and Sex
liked it
Overall an entertaining and educational read. There were some really amazing stories, and some mediocre ones, as is the case with most anthologies. So ...more
Apr 2010
Nov 21, 2009
A Year Without Mom
liked it
I breezed through this little book in a couple of hours. If you're just skimming the surface, it's an easy read, but I wanted to savor it, spend some ...more
Jun 29, 2016
Jun 20, 2016
The Purity Myth: How America's Obsession with Virginity is Hurting Young Women
liked it
I'm a huge feminist and supporter of comprehensive sex education, as well as a huge fan of Jessica Valenti, so when I give this book three stars, I'm ...more
Aug 08, 2014
Oct 21, 2010
Graceling (Graceling Realm, #1)
did not like it
I'm just going to chalk this one up as a lost cause.

I really don't understand the love for this book. (This isn't a dig at those who liked it. I hones
May 02, 2013
Jun 20, 2009
Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #1)
did not like it
This book has everything that bothered me about Twilight. The one-dimensional characters, the romance based on nothing (except how good Grace smells - ...more
Jun 08, 2010
Jan 12, 2010
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