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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. Bolded, blue titles mean it's an ARC (linked to Tattered Cover's book page) or e-galley.

If you'd like to see my recent four+- and five-star YA 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.

This year, I'm only going to list the stars and a brief recommendation for the type of readers I think will enjoy the book.



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tandem ****+
Tandem, by Anna Jarzab -- highly recommended for those who enjoy complex world-building, strong heroines, intriguing sci-fi concepts, and an interesting but not all-encompassing romance -- Delacorte Press, 10/13

beforeisleep ***+
Before I Go To Sleep, by S.J. Watson -- recommended for those who enjoy a slowly revealed (adult) mystery with a flawed heroine and a slightly ambiguous ending -- Harper, 2/12

thehereandnow ***+
[The Here and Now, by Ann Brashares -- recommended for those who enjoy time travel combined with dystopic ideas and a forbidden romance -- Delacorte, 4/14]

graduationday *****
[Graduation Day, by Joelle Charbonneau -- highly recommended for those who like the rest of the trilogy and those who enjoy an intelligent heroine who strategizes to solve her dystopic problems -- HMH Books, 6/14]

Currently Reading: a couple books -- I'll pick one, I'm sure :)

On Deck: a pile, as usual

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deenaml
Mar. 17th, 2014 12:43 am (UTC)
Anne Brashares and Joelle Charbonnea will both be in Rochester for our Teen Book Fest in May! So excited and very curious about AB's newest... I also like how fast JC's entire trilogy is being released!
robinellen
Mar. 17th, 2014 01:32 am (UTC)
I liked Brashare's, but you know from the beginning that her romance is kind of doomed...so I almost wished they'd spent either less time on it or that there was some way around it. I will look for the next one, just to see what she's going to do with it. :)
And yes, I'm thrilled JC's are being released so quickly -- I definitely didn't want to wait after IS (which I read only a few weeks ago), so that was awesome. :D
deenaml
Mar. 17th, 2014 02:14 am (UTC)
Interesting...kind of like real life...when a relationship is doomed you wish it would just hurry up and fail so the people can move on with the other parts of their lives, lol!
robinellen
Mar. 17th, 2014 03:48 pm (UTC)
No doubt! :)
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