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Book Report (66)...

For those of you who happened to Google your title and ended up here, please know that one star is not a bad thing in Robin's world -- just the fact that I picked up your book and started it means that somewhere it's getting good buzz (or that your blurb was really cool). 'R' means it's a re-read. Brackets mean it's an ARC or e-galley. I'm linking to Tattered Cover's pages for the ARCs.

If you'd like to see my recent four-plus- and five-star recommendations, visit Robin ReadsnWrites.

* I didn't make it beyond the first 20 pages.
** I made it to the end, but I either skimmed or skipped large sections.
*** I might have skipped/skimmed, but I liked it and might read it again.
**** I read at least 95% of the book and it was good -- probably will be reread.
***** I read every word, and I loved it! A favorite and definite reread.



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Fracture, by Megan Miranda ** The premise behind this book was very intriguing, but for me, it didn't quite pan out (even though I read the first third and skimmed closely the rest). I felt for Delaney as she sought a reason why she'd survived when so many others don't, but I couldn't find any real empathy with any of the other characters -- except maybe Decker (who was my favorite character). Even Decker, however, didn't quite reach what I felt he was supposed to be. And the adults here were my least favorite kind of characters -- they showed little understanding, leadership, or growth. All in all, it didn't work for me (a more detailed explanation here -- it's friends-locked). The story: Delaney survives what should have been her death -- she was trapped underwater for eleven minutes. When she awakens, however, something's changed. Now she can sense when someone else is drawing near to death -- and she's not alone. She meets another survivor, and he also seems to have strange feelings...but soon Delaney becomes suspicious about his actions and motives -- and their burgeoning friendship develops an underlying feeling of fear. AT the same time, Delaney is strugging in her other relationships: her mom continues to baffle her, and Delaney's best friend is pulling away. Delaney has to find a way to live again...even as another tragedy strikes. (YA contemporary, released 1/12, publisher: Walker)

On Deck: I got Cinder and the next Hex Hall book from the library yesterday -- and my book order just shipped! *bounces*
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