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What I Carry
4.28
it was amazing
I had the chance to hear Jennifer Longo speak at an NCIBA luncheon. Her presentation was funny, poignant and sincere. I picked up an ARC of her novel ...more
Sep 2019
Oct 14, 2019
 
Shatter Me (Shatter Me, #1)
3.97
really liked it
Loved the premise, loved the writing style although it was heavy-handed at times, thought the protagonist was really terrific... but was let down by ...more
Feb 08, 2012
Feb 06, 2012
 
Legend (Legend, #1)
4.18
it was amazing
A vividly imagined world. Believable tension between two likeable, empathetic characters. At first I was afraid this book might be too similar to The ...more
Jan 08, 2012
Jan 05, 2012
 
The Liars of Mariposa Island
3.53
it was amazing
**spoiler alert** I was given an ARC of this novel in exchange for an honest review. This review contains BIG spoilers so please skip it until you've ...more
Jun 28, 2019
Jun 28, 2019
 
Pandemonium (Delirium, #2)
4.05
really liked it
If you loved the first book in this series, you will not be disappointed by the second one.

I'm leading with this sentence in my review because it's a
...more
Mar 20, 2012
Mar 12, 2012
 
Wither (The Chemical Garden, #1)
3.81
liked it
I think I'm in the minority on this one!

Writing... I'm not a huge fan of first person narratives... I feel like it's all telling and not enough
...more
May 16, 2012
May 14, 2012
 
Insurgent (Divergent, #2)
4.04
really liked it
Okay Veronica Roth, you've completely hooked me. I will definitely read the third book:-)

Soooo, I admit I wasn't sure at the start. I didn't know if
...more
May 11, 2012
May 10, 2012
 
Ashfall (Ashfall, #1)
3.97
it was amazing
Well, this books has SOOO MANY great reviews that I feel like anything I write will be redundant. So instead of saying it's a great adventure that I ...more
Feb 04, 2012
Feb 03, 2012
 
The Speed of Falling Objects
4.13
it was amazing
**spoiler alert** Since this is my book...

I hope readers will fall in love with Danger Danielle Warren as I did while creating her. I hope they'll
...more
not set
not set
Oct 01, 2019
 
Into the Jungle
3.73
it was amazing
I finished reading this novel yesterday and I’m still overwhelmed by the gorgeous prose, incredibly nuanced characters, and powerful plot. This story ...more
not set
Jun 17, 2019
 
Hush, Hush (Hush, Hush, #1)
3.98
it was amazing
Dear Becca Fitzpatrick,

You are a dialogue queen! That is what I loved best about this book. The protagonist, her sidekick and her love interest ALL
...more
Jun 07, 2012
Jun 03, 2012
 
Obsidian (Lux, #1)
4.20
it was amazing
Loved it:-) The relationship between Katy and Daemon is fantastic. The dialogue is well-done and believable. And I'm a sucker for aliens:-)
Feb 16, 2012
Feb 08, 2012
 
Fifty Shades of Grey (Fifty Shades, #1)
3.66
it was ok
Thank God I'm done with this book!! Where to begin this review? Hmmm... There's so many reviews, so much hype, and so many accolades, that my opinion ...more
Apr 21, 2012
Feb 02, 2012
 
A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy, #1)
4.00
liked it
I know this book is super popular right now and I did partially enjoy it... but it wasn't as good as the hype led me to believe. For me, the strength ...more
Aug 25, 2012
Aug 14, 2012
 
Obviously: Stories from My Timeline
3.92
it was amazing
Funny, poignant, terrific. Obviously.
not set
not set
Oct 05, 2019
 
All the Bright Places
4.17
it was amazing
I loved this book!
not set
Mar 06, 2018
 
On the Island (On the Island, #1)
4.12
it was amazing
Thank you.

Those two words are the crux of my review.

Thank you to Tracey Garvis-Graves for such a simple, lovely, compelling, heart-achingly great
...more
May 17, 2012
May 17, 2012
 
The Truce
3.26
liked it
The premise of The Truce by E. Milan: Two people plagued in life by guilt find themselves in purgatory and must figure out how to get to heaven in ...more
Apr 12, 2012
Apr 11, 2012
 
The Host (The Host, #1)
3.84
liked it
I didn't think I was going to like this book. I read Twilight and found the lack of a strong female protagonist depressing. I like to see young women ...more
Dec 28, 2012
Dec 18, 2012
 
The Forest of Hands and Teeth (The Forest of Hands and Teeth, #1)
3.59
it was amazing
Thank you Carrie Ryan:-) I'm a lover of all things zombie... and I imagine that 28 Days Later is one of Carrie Ryan's favorite movies, too, because ...more
Jan 11, 2012
Jan 05, 2012
 
The Dead-Tossed Waves (The Forest of Hands and Teeth, #2)
3.91
it was amazing
Haunting... again.

So when I started to read the second book in this series I had the feeling it might be redundant and that I wouldn't enjoy this book
...more
Jan 27, 2012
Jan 11, 2012
 
Delirium (Delirium, #1)
3.98
it was amazing
Where do I start...

The Book of Shh? Brilliant.

Old nursery rhymes and excerpts from "dangerous" texts? Ingenious.

The level of creativity? Top notch.

...more
Mar 10, 2012
Feb 10, 2012
 
Divergent (Divergent, #1)
4.20
it was amazing
Unique. Compelling. Fascinating.

I've heard people compare this book to The Hunger Games. I can't understand that. Divergent is an intense,
...more
Feb 05, 2012
Jan 05, 2012
 
The Sparrow (The Sparrow, #1)
4.16
it was amazing
For some reason I dragged my feet on reading The Sparrow. Maybe it's because I heard people talking about it and didn't want to be disappointed. ...more
May 24, 2012
May 21, 2012
 
You Know What You Have to Do
3.09
it was amazing
Number one: I love creepy. Number two: I love a unique voice. Number three: I Iove this book.

It's pretty hard (CRAZY HARD!) to create a protagonist
...more
Apr 2013
Apr 01, 2013
 
Fury (The Fury Trilogy, #1)
3.28
liked it
Hmmmm....

First, I want to commend the author on the vibe of the book. She definitely caught the ghost story feel and that's what really kept me
...more
Jan 02, 2013
Dec 30, 2012
 
Day Zero (Day Zero Duology, #1)
4.01
it was amazing
A smart, twisty, ambitious thrill-ride that makes you think! I can’t wait to read the sequel and follow Jinx’s evolution and revolution. - Nancy ...more
not set
Jun 10, 2019
 
Dare Me
3.22
liked it
Well...

At first I thought this book was very much a one-note experience. A lot of angst, a lot of cheerleading, a lot of being inside the
...more
Sep 27, 2012
Sep 17, 2012
 
If I Stay (If I Stay, #1)
3.95
it was amazing
Lovely, powerful, insightful, creative...

The drama of If I Stay is in the story, not the writing. This book could've been heavy handed and overly
...more
Jun 10, 2012
Jun 10, 2012
 
Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
4.29
it was amazing
Fast-paced, creative, sad, imaginative and violent. Really enjoyed the read and thought about the story long after I was done.
Jan 05, 2012
Jan 05, 2012
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