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The Cruelty (The Cruelty, #1)
3.62
it was ok
DNF.
This book felt soulless, like it was written from a how-to-YA recipe book. Here are the steps:

Step 1. Introduce main character
Unfortunately, the m
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not set
Jan 22, 2017
 
No One Else Can Have You (No One Else Can Have You #1)
3.13
it was ok
This book is about a girl from Wisconsin who learns that someone's been writing down brutally honest stuff about her. She goes around spying on and in ...more
Dec 05, 2013
Jun 17, 2013
 
The Long Game (The Fixer, #2)
4.38
really liked it
*wipes forehead*

Well, that was quite the wild ride. Kudos to the author for actually writing a thrilling thriller -- this book was suspenseful and twi
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Feb 25, 2016
Feb 25, 2016
 
The Conspiracy of Us (The Conspiracy of Us, #1)
3.81
This DaVinci Code inspired YA will appeal to those who enjoy action-packed, plot driven books. The premise (secret society who runs the world, girl wi ...more
Dec 21, 2014
Dec 21, 2014
 
This Is Where It Ends
3.65
liked it
I read dark-themed realistic fiction for the emotional punch it packs, and in that regard this book fell short for me. My biggest problems with the bo ...more
Dec 20, 2015
Dec 19, 2015
 
Love, Life, and the List
3.87
liked it
I loved Kasie West's pararnomals but have had mixed results with her contemporaries. Sad to say that overall I thought this was just okay and that som ...more
Nov 24, 2017
Nov 24, 2017
 
Words in Deep Blue
4.12
it was amazing
Weirdly, this is yet another book about anonymous letter writing (along with Letters to the Lost and Alex, Approximately.) That said, Cath Crowley is ...more
Apr 23, 2017
Apr 16, 2017
 
A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #1)
4.28
really liked it
Edited: So let's talk more about the fact that this series could (possibly) develop a triangle. I had previously said I didn't see it, but talking to ...more
May 03, 2015
Mar 01, 2013
 
The Unexpected Everything
4.06
First off, I'm never not going to like a Morgan Matson book. I've been a fan of hers since Amy and Roger. Don't get me wrong - The Unexpected Everythi ...more
May 25, 2016
May 18, 2014
 
Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between
3.63
liked it
This is a "happened in one night" story about a pair of high school sweethearts trying to decide if they should stay together or break up on the night ...more
Aug 27, 2015
May 08, 2015
 
Tiny Pretty Things (Tiny Pretty Things, #1)
3.77
This was an entertaining story about a bunch of competitive/mean girl/borderline homicidal ballerinas. Think Black Swan meets Gossip Girls. These girl ...more
May 15, 2017
May 13, 2017
 
Flawed (Flawed, #1)
4.07
DNF review.

I've enjoyed Ahern's adult books and had high hopes for this, but stopped after about 60 pages. If you're a diehard, will-read-any-dystopi
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not set
Mar 15, 2016
 
Turtles All the Way Down
4.10
What I Liked:
As someone who struggles with both anxiety and OCD, I thought the portrayal of Aza's mental health issues was well done -- to my experien
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Oct 11, 2017
Oct 11, 2017
 
Illuminae (The Illuminae Files, #1)
4.31
Okay, I can see that I'm SO the black sheep on this one. I'm sad but:
a) I am really, really not a fan of epistolary novels. I dislike them 95% of the
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not set
Jun 25, 2014
 
Everything, Everything
4.10
really liked it
Initial thoughts:

I really enjoyed this one! (view spoiler)
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Aug 07, 2015
Mar 06, 2015
 
The Last of August (Charlotte Holmes #2)
3.62
I must be honest: I didn't like this book nearly as much as A Study in Charlotte, the first book in the series. I really missed the boarding school s ...more
Feb 04, 2017
Feb 01, 2017
 
The Woman in the Window
4.10
really liked it
Find out why I called this book familiar and yet also "a gripping, page-turning addition to the current unreliable girl narrator trend and a wonderful ...more
Nov 26, 2017
Nov 26, 2017
 
Vigilante
3.75
I feel like this book had good intentions, but in my opinion it also sent mixed messages about rape, violence, and healthy relationships.

First off, if
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Mar 19, 2017
Mar 18, 2017
 
Caraval (Caraval, #1)
3.95
Confession: I went into Caraval with a LOT of trepidation. I don't read a ton of fantasy, I'm not a fan of magical realism, and *whispers* I was the o ...more
Jan 28, 2017
Jan 29, 2017
 
There's Someone Inside Your House
3.41
I'm reviewing this as a) a huge fan of Stephanie Perkins' YA romances and b) a lifelong thriller/mystery fan. As a teenager, I watched all the 80s and ...more
Sep 02, 2017
Jan 16, 2014
 
Dumplin' (Dumplin', #1)
3.87
There was a lot about this book that was absolutely fantastic -- the irresistible, irrepressible main character, the way her friendships and family re ...more
Sep 06, 2015
May 31, 2015
 
Daughter of Deep Silence
3.66
Don't judge a book by its cover -- this isn't a story about... *squints dubiously at cover* An artist's model? A girl attending a Met Costume Gala wit ...more
May 24, 2015
May 23, 2015
 
Made You Up
4.09
Made You Up was on my "books I wish I'd had time to read in 2015" list and I'm glad I got to it just in time! Loved Alex as a character and thought th ...more
Dec 27, 2015
Jul 31, 2014
 
Truly Devious (Truly Devious, #1)
4.14
lol is this the longest synopsis ever????

UPDATED: I think they shortened the synopsis a little?

I read this and there were definitely things I enjoyed
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Jan 19, 2018
Sep 24, 2017
 
The Boy Most Likely To
3.78
So ... whoa! This book was not at all what I expected. I did like Boy Most Likely To, but it took me some time to shift my mental gears around and adj ...more
Jul 30, 2015
Jul 30, 2015
 
Burning Midnight
3.60
Fun, page-turning story about a diverse Scooby Gang of underdogs out to stop an evil billionaire and save the world. The book's premise is that colore ...more
Jan 17, 2016
Jan 16, 2016
 
Princess of Thorns
3.83
really liked it
Really liked this one -- an imaginative fairy retelling mash-up with great character development, a lot of action and one of the best romances I've re ...more
Nov 28, 2014
Jan 25, 2014
 
The Devil You Know
3.57
I'm a big Trish Doller fan. I usually love the way she mixes tough, imperfect girls with romance, but this just hit some wrong notes for me.

The overal
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May 23, 2015
Feb 10, 2014
 
One of Us Is Lying
4.07
really liked it
I love mysteries, and thought One of Us Is Lying presented a fun locked room puzzle. Five high school students are tricked into thinking they have aft ...more
May 22, 2017
May 18, 2017
 
Allegiant (Divergent, #3)
3.63
I loved Divergent and will always love it. But with Insurgent and now Allegiant, this trilogy has gradually moved away from the things I admired about ...more
Oct 24, 2013
Mar 01, 2013
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