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The Secret of Castle Cant: Being an Account of the Remarkable Adventures of Lucy Wickwright, Maidservant and Spy
3.39
did not like it
PARENTS, CONCERNED ADULTS AND CHILDREN TAKE NOTE.

THE AUTHOR OF THIS BOOK IS A PEDOPHILE.

A CONVICTED PEDOPHILE.

I'm sorry. I just couldn't finish this b
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May 22, 2011
May 21, 2011
 
Forest of a Thousand Lanterns (Rise of the Empress, #1)
3.83
it was amazing
Five-starring in advance because Julie is fabulous, her writing is fabulous, and diasporic authors have EVERY RIGHT to pen Asian-inspired fantasy with ...more
not set
Apr 04, 2017
 
This Is Where It Ends
3.65
it was amazing
[This review is not final. Quotes removed for reposting here, but you can find them in my blog post.]

My knee-jerk, first things first thought on closi
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Jun 02, 2015
Jan 17, 2015
 
Girl Out of Water
4.21
it was amazing
I will come back to change the rating when a dear friend isn't being attacked by Internet sludge. So much love, Laura.
not set
Sep 16, 2016
 
Nimona
4.20
it was amazing
I read this in twenty minutes.

Literally. Twenty minutes. I would not lie to you. I actually got carsick reading this because I can't read in the car a
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May 19, 2015
May 20, 2015
 
Bad Little Children's Books: KidLit Parodies, Shameless Spoofs, and Offensively Tweaked Covers
3.49
I reject the idea that I have to laugh at stereotypes that add to the oppression and bigotry aimed toward me and people like me.

I reject the idea that
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not set
Dec 04, 2016
 
A Thousand Nights (A Thousand Nights, #1)
3.66
it was amazing
[This is an ARC preview. A full review to come.]

Goodness.

The utter wealth of this book.

I am at a loss right now for the right words to string together
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Jul 02, 2015
Jun 15, 2015
 
The Serpent's Secret (Kiranmala and the Kingdom Beyond, #1)
4.13
it was amazing
Pre-emptively giving this five stars to balance out the eyebrow-raising rating of a book that literally just sold today. I am so, so excited for this ...more
not set
Jan 05, 2017
 
Amina's Voice
4.04
Sweet, warm and reassuring - the right sort of story to start off 2017 with. There were several little moments that made me feel like I was reading ab ...more
Jan 02, 2017
Jan 01, 2017
 
Wildefire (Wildefire, #1)
3.73
did not like it
No. Just no.

So I logged onto PulseIt for the first time in weeks to find this book was already up for free, and was like, "Why not?" I love mythology,
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Jul 02, 2011
Jul 01, 2011
 
The Rest of Us Just Live Here
3.75
it was amazing
(This is a knee-jerk reaction/not at all full review. Stay tuned for that.)

Well. This was a wild ride from start to finish.

Before I start off with the
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May 13, 2015
Oct 22, 2014
 
Muse of Nightmares (Strange the Dreamer, #2)
3.89
This is why we need a Time Turner, guys.
not set
May 31, 2015
 
Dualed (Dualed, #1)
3.51
really liked it
You know, I think there are one or two sites on the Web where you're allowed to creep - and no, Facebook isn't one of them. (Believe me - I was totall ...more
Jun 24, 2012
Jun 26, 2012
 
Young Widows Club
3.27
liked it
Reader, I skimmed this.

A month or so ago, on Twitter, I asked out of curiosity if anyone knew whether or not young married girls belonged in YA. The g
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Jul 31, 2015
Jul 13, 2015
 
Shadowshaper (Shadowshaper, #1)
3.82
it was amazing
I am still trying to corral my thoughts together into something cohesive, comprehensive and collected, but have these tweets I sent Daniel earlier in ...more
Dec 28, 2015
Dec 28, 2015
 
A Dash of Trouble (Love Sugar Magic, #1)
4.30
it was amazing
Wonderful, warm and utterly brimming over with magic! This is a middle grade that is best served with your favorite sweet treat and a mug of hot choco ...more
Jan 07, 2018
Apr 15, 2017
 
Uprooted
4.11
it was amazing
I've been holding off on even adding this to my shelf so that I could write up something about it.

And now I'm adding a note here to remind myself to w
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May 28, 2015
Jun 15, 2015
 
Relish: My Life in the Kitchen
3.90
it was amazing
It is rather ironic that, not even forty-eight hours after Ramadan ended, I am sitting here and fighting the urge to lick my fingers - over a graphic ...more
Jul 18, 2015
Jul 18, 2015
 
My Heart and Other Black Holes
4.02
really liked it
...Wow, that's a lot of shelves this made it on.

I feel guilty for even taking a star off this. It's gorgeous and provocative (which I'm using here to
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Jan 05, 2015
Feb 27, 2014
 
Watch the Sky
3.46
it was amazing
Kirsten Hubbard is one of my favorites for a reason.

Like her YA titles, this is brimming with heart, with little details that tickle your nose and res
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Jan 04, 2015
Jan 04, 2015
 
Squire (Protector of the Small, #3)
4.28
did not like it
This review was from my snarky early teen years. I only kept it up to keep a trail for myself of how I've grown, figuratively and mentally.

Since peopl
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Jun 14, 2011
Jun 14, 2011
 
A Study in Charlotte (Charlotte Holmes, #1)
3.83
it was amazing
A nice note to start 2016, if I do say so myself. Poetic to the core, often darkly humorous and one of the best Holmes renditions I've read recently ( ...more
Jan 02, 2016
Jul 22, 2015
 
The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place
3.76
it was amazing
Now, I hope no one takes this the wrong way, but –

I really enjoy a good murder mystery.

(Just keep the words in that order and don’t remove the mystery
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Dec 29, 2014
Jun 12, 2014
 
In the Woods (Dublin Murder Squad, #1)
3.75
really liked it
“What I am telling you, before you begin my story, is this -- two things: I crave truth. And I lie."

This is one of those titles that is an experience
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Apr 22, 2015
May 20, 2014
 
Shadow and Bone (Grisha Verse, #1)
4.05
it was amazing
Shadow and Bone is one of those amazing 2012 debuts that delivers everything the blurb promises you. And I mean everything.

Let's start off with Alina.
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Feb 13, 2012
Nov 11, 2011
 
Extraordinary Means
3.98
it was amazing
Mainly five stars, I think, because I heard so much about it from Robyn before I even attained the ARC and I was pre-geared to like it.

I mean, I'm not
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Jan 27, 2015
Jan 27, 2015
 
Benito Cereno
3.60
Every year, there's that one "classic" where you're the only person of color in the room and you have to cringe through a professor just narrowly catc ...more
Apr 26, 2017
Apr 26, 2017
 
The Dark Is Rising (The Dark is Rising, #2)
4.07
it was amazing
Okay. Wow.

I should definitely have read this when I was younger. And I'm very sorry that I let my feelings for the ridiculous movie adaptation muddle
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Dec 05, 2014
Nov 20, 2014
 
Variant (Variant, #1)
3.93
really liked it
Now this is the type of book I've been looking for since I devoured the Shadow Children series by Margaret Peterson Haddix back in middle school. It's ...more
Sep 29, 2011
Sep 29, 2011
 
The Winner's Curse (The Winner's Trilogy, #1)
4.02
it was amazing
If you ever want me to read anything post-haste, just mention “female-led” or “fantasy” – or better yet, both in the same breath.

My speed will amaze y
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Jan 27, 2014
Jul 26, 2013
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