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The Next Time You See Me
it was ok
"Meh." That was my final thought upon reading -well, skimming- the last sentence of this book. I was expecting a suspenseful, entertaining read (a'la ...more
Feb 27, 2013
Feb 01, 2013
Masque of the Red Death (Masque of the Red Death, #1)
it was amazing
I wasn't entirely sure what to expect of Masque of the Red Death, as I have not read the original story by Poe, but I was blown away by how absolutely ...more
May 05, 2012
Jan 15, 2012
The Secret Sky
really liked it
There were a couple times that I thought I wouldn't be able to finish The Secret Sky, not because it is a bad or poorly-written book, but because it l ...more
Apr 24, 2015
Sep 10, 2014
Song of Summer
liked it
Robin is a talented, passionate high school musician, working at the Grape County Dairy diner during summer break to save money towards a new guitar. ...more
Jul 04, 2015
Jun 23, 2015
Dreaming of Antigone
it was ok
Dreaming of Antigone is the story of Andria, the girl who dresses all in black; the girl who has a scary illness; the girl whose outgoing, beautiful, ...more
not set
Feb 26, 2016
The Selection (The Selection, #1)
liked it
Overall, The Selection was a quick, mindlessly and mildly entertaining read. I was hoping that it would be a bit more Bachelor-esque, with challenges ...more
not set
Jan 08, 2012
Tiger Lily
it was amazing
This review was originally posted on
Where do I begin? I loved this story. Truly, madly, deeply loved.

Jul 15, 2012
Apr 18, 2012
The Star-Touched Queen (The Star-Touched Queen, #1)
it was amazing
From the mortal world to the Otherworld, Roshani Chokshi's The Star-Touched Queen will take you on a magical adventure, full of exquisite dialogues an ...more
Mar 24, 2016
Dec 10, 2015
Meeting Destiny (Destiny, #1)
it was ok
Let me preface this review by saying that Nancy Straight is truly a lovely woman, and many people enjoy her Destiny Series. Indeed, I was really looki ...more
Mar 09, 2012
Mar 08, 2012
When the Moon is Low
really liked it
With a compelling narrative and realistic characters, Nadia Hashimi brings the harrowing experiences of refugees to life in the pages of When the Moon ...more
Jun 30, 2016
Jan 14, 2016
Imagine Me Gone
did not like it
I must first say, that this book is DNF for me. I am still rating it, because 1 star means I "did not like it," and that is precisely why I did not fi ...more
May 16, 2016
May 19, 2016
really liked it
As a long-time fan of Peter S. Beagle -- a soft-spoken yet passionate individual, and the creator of the beloved Fantasy novel, The Last Unicorn -- I ...more
Aug 24, 2016
Aug 13, 2016
A Good Indian Wife
liked it
I’ve had a rather difficult time coming up with a rating for A Good Indian Wife by Anne Cherian. On one hand, once I got into the story, I couldn’t st ...more
Jan 12, 2016
Jan 06, 2016
All the Time in the World
really liked it
“Family is family. Whether it’s the one you start out with… the one that you end up with… or the family that you gain along the way.”

- Gloria Delgado-
Jul 05, 2016
Jun 10, 2016
Everything, Everything
it was amazing
Love is worth everything. Everything.

In less than 6 hours, I started and finished Everything, Everything. Bleary-eyed and emotional, I sit in bed, a
May 13, 2015
Mar 27, 2015
Angel Eyes (Angel Eyes, #1)
really liked it
Angel Eyes surprised me - in a good way. Having seen the title, the cover image, and the publisher, I knew to expect a religious thread throughout the ...more
Apr 10, 2012
Apr 02, 2012
liked it
The World Turtle exists in several cultures, namely the Mayan and Hindu cultures. The idea is that the world rests on the back of a giant, space-farin ...more
Apr 22, 2015
Apr 06, 2015
Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1)
it was amazing
This review was originally posted on
From the first moment I read the synopsis for Throne of Glass, I just
Aug 06, 2012
Apr 03, 2012
The Fault in Our Stars
it was ok
It took me forever to finish this book. Not because I was so overwrought with emotion, but because I was, frankly, a little bored. Which really disapp ...more
Jul 09, 2014
May 12, 2014
The Light of the Fireflies
liked it
A baby boy is born in the darkness of a basement. As he grows up, he learns that there was a horrific fire that left his grandmother, parents, and old ...more
Apr 06, 2016
Apr 06, 2016
The Girls in the Garden
it was ok
After a garden party one hazy summer evening, where her mother had one glass of one too many, a girl goes looking for her older sister. No one knows w ...more
May 10, 2016
May 10, 2016
This Is Sadie
it was amazing
This is Sadie was a delightful, whimsical read! I may be close to 30, but reading this sweetly-illustrated children's book brought me back in time to ...more
May 07, 2015
Apr 14, 2015
The Marriage Game: A Novel of Queen Elizabeth I
it was ok
Ever since reading The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory, I have been borderline-obsessed with the Tudor dynasty. In fact, I read the aforemention ...more
Apr 09, 2015
Apr 09, 2015
Nowhere But Here (Thunder Road, #1)
liked it
Katie McGarry owned my heart with her Pushing the Limits series, but Nowhere But Here, Book 1 in the Thunder Road series, fell a little short of the m ...more
Jun 05, 2015
May 27, 2015
Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls
liked it

Then, “What?”

Then, “Hmm. What did I just read?”

These were my initial reactions upon finishing Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls in less than 2
Dec 18, 2015
Dec 17, 2015
Wired Man and Other Freaks of Nature
it was ok
First thought: What kind of ending was that?! That was the most abrupt and unsatisfying ending I've ever read. What had the potential to be a really e ...more
Jun 02, 2016
Jun 01, 2016
Written in the Stars
it was amazing
Naila is a seventeen-year old Pakistani girl, living in the U.S., on the verge of graduating from high school and entering a six-year medical program. ...more
Jul 20, 2015
Jul 20, 2015
Gone Girl
really liked it
As someone who devours true crime TV shows like 48 Hours, Forensic Files, and Snapped (perhaps I missed my calling in forensics and crime fighting), I ...more
Oct 12, 2014
Oct 09, 2014
The Scorpio Races
really liked it
I can't believe I'm just now reading this book! Now I know why so many people adore Maggie Stiefvater as a writer, too, though I already adored her as ...more
Mar 31, 2015
Mar 24, 2015
A Small Indiscretion
it was ok
A small indiscretion. Is there really such a thing?

Not desiring to repeat the synopsis or to go into a drawn-out rehash of the plot, which would undo
Mar 09, 2016
Mar 03, 2016
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