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The Goose Girl (The Books of Bayern #1)
really liked it
Princess Anidori-Kiladra is unusual in her kingdom; she has the ability to communicate with animals. Her mother frowns on the gift and discourages Ani ...more
Apr 02, 2011
May 10, 2009
When the Moon Is Low
really liked it
Fereiba lived a lonely childhood in Afghanistan. Her mother died in childbirth and her stepmother never treated her like a real member of the family. ...more
May 24, 2015
May 19, 2015
The Winter Palace: A Novel of Catherine the Great (Catherine, #1)
really liked it
Barbara is a Prussian bookbinder's daughter who moves to Russia with her family so that her father can have better work opportunities. After the death ...more
Nov 22, 2015
Apr 28, 2013
This Dark Road to Mercy
really liked it
Ruby and Easter Quillby are suddenly orphans. Their mom has died of an overdose and their dad gave up his parental rights years ago. They're doing pre ...more
Jan 14, 2014
Sep 22, 2013
The Martian Chronicles
really liked it
In a series of short stories and scenes, Ray Bradbury explores what the initial colonization of Mars might look like. He begins with stories told from ...more
Dec 04, 2015
Nov 28, 2015
When I Found You
really liked it
Nathan is in the woods early one October morning, heading out with his faithful dog to go duck hunting. Sadie bounds away from him and starts scratchi ...more
Apr 28, 2012
Nov 06, 2011
The Prisoner of Heaven
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Fermín Romero de Torres is finally getting married. He's got one problem though--he's living under an assumed name. He has absolutely no proof that he ...more
Nov 24, 2012
Nov 25, 2012
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
really liked it
Writing a blog entitled "The Introverted Reader," I'm sort of duty-bound to read this one, don't you think?
Jun 21, 2013
Feb 05, 2012
Ready Player One (Ready Player One, #1)
really liked it
Wade Watts is just your average kind of guy, living in his aunt's trailer, trying to get through the last months of high school, playing video games, ...more
Nov 25, 2011
Nov 09, 2011
The Paper Magician (The Paper Magician Trilogy, #1)
really liked it
Ceony Twill has put herself through magic school in only a year when most people take two. She's a smart girl and she's hoping that her magic will be ...more
Aug 06, 2014
Aug 03, 2014
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In this modern-day retelling of Jane Eyre, Jane Moore is a penniless student who's just had to drop out of college and take a job as a nanny working f ...more
Jun 04, 2014
Aug 22, 2010
Seriously Mum, What's an Alpaca? - An Adventure in the Frying Pan of Spain
it was ok
2.5 Stars

When I have daydreams about packing up and moving to a new country, Spain is always the one that comes to mind. We visited in 2010 and just l
Aug 10, 2015
Aug 05, 2015
really liked it
Doc Holliday. To most of us, it's a name out of legend. The Wild West. The Shootout at the O.K. Corral. Wyatt Earp. But there's a real man behind the ...more
Mar 14, 2014
May 12, 2013
The Little Paris Bookshop
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Jean Perdu is a broken man, not really living his life but only existing. His one great love left him twenty years ago and he's never moved on. He put ...more
Mar 02, 2015
Jan 12, 2015
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
liked it
Everyone who knows pleasant Dr. Jekyll is surprised that he has taken the brutish Mr. Hyde under his wing. Hyde is a horrible person, and everyone who ...more
Oct 09, 2010
Oct 11, 2010
The Phantom of Pemberley: A Pride and Prejudice Murder Mystery
The author tries a little too hard to copy Austen's "voice" and it fell very flat for me.

"'Must we?' Elizabeth Darcy gave her husband an expectant lo
not set
Jun 26, 2011
The Mischief of the Mistletoe (Pink Carnation, #7)
really liked it
Arabella Dempsey has just seen all her hopes dashed. She's been a companion to her aunt since she was a child and fully expected to inherit from her. ...more
Dec 31, 2010
Dec 31, 2010
really liked it
Author Meera Lee Sethi travels to Sweden one summer to volunteer at a bird observatory. Her time in the mists and mountains of Sweden led her to write ...more
Oct 23, 2013
Sep 22, 2013
The Company
it was ok
A group of comrades-in-arms have almost all gone back to live in the rural area where they came from. Some are faring better than others but they all ...more
Jul 05, 2013
Jun 26, 2013
Journey to the Center of the Earth
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Axel's uncle comes home one day with a rare Icelandic manuscript. In perusing the pages, they discover a coded message from a famous scientist living ...more
Jan 28, 2016
Sep 11, 2010
really liked it
The Bliss family has a secret. A lot of bakeries say that their pastries are like magic but their pastries really are magic. Oldest daughter Rose love ...more
Apr 07, 2013
Feb 17, 2013
A World Without Heroes (Beyonders, #1)
really liked it
Jason Walker is going about his job at the local zoo when he hears music. Following the music, he is led to the hippo tank. It sounds like the music i ...more
Dec 08, 2010
Oct 31, 2010
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
really liked it
Louie Zamparini was a little bit of a punk as a young teen, staying in trouble all the time. But then he discovered running and pretty much turned his ...more
Oct 20, 2012
Jun 16, 2011
The Sleeping Beauty
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In the Five Hundred Kingdoms, a force called the Tradition tries to fit likely young men and women down the well-trod paths of fairy tale characters. ...more
Oct 19, 2013
Feb 05, 2012
Behemoth (Leviathan, #2)
really liked it

Now that Great Britain has officially entered World War I, Deryn and Alek find themselves official enemies. Alek knows
Oct 06, 2010
Mar 20, 2010
The Girl of Fire and Thorns (Fire and Thorns, #1)
really liked it
Elisa is a Bearer of the Godstone. Born to the royal family, a bright light engulfed her on her Name Day and left her with a Godstone in her navel. Be ...more
Jan 22, 2014
Sep 22, 2013
Don't Know Much About Mythology: Everything You Need to Know About the Greatest Stories in Human History but Never Learned
liked it
Author Kenneth C. Davis sets out to fill in the gaps of the average reader's knowledge of mythology. Don't expect a book of stories about Zeus and Her ...more
Jan 28, 2013
Jan 14, 2012
The Winter Sea (Slains, #1)
really liked it
Carrie McClelland is an author struggling with writer's block. She heads for Scotland for some alone time to try to work through it. When she arrives, ...more
Nov 22, 2011
Nov 19, 2011
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Violet Turner owns a vintage clothing shop in Madison, Wisconsin. She's on her own after her rocky marriage ended and she likes it that way. She's alw ...more
Mar 03, 2014
Dec 06, 2013
Second Hand Heart
really liked it
Vida is 19 years old and dying. She's been dying her entire life. Not in the vague way that we are all destined to die, but in a way that has led her ...more
Jan 06, 2012
Nov 06, 2011
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