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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 [(R) means it's a re-read; * means it's an ARC].



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erased ****+
Erased, by Jennifer Rush -- highly recommended sequel to those who enjoyed the first one (Altered) and to those who enjoy romance, action, adventure, and an evil scientist behind it all -- Little, Brown, 1/14

dividedwefall ****
Divided We Fall, by Trent Reedy (I started this earlier in the year, but this time I actually finished it) -- recommended for those who enjoy politics and the Constitution and speculation on the divide between states' rights and federal rights -- Arthur A. Levine, 1/14

ignitemet ***+
Ignite Me, by Tahereh Mafi -- recommended for those enjoyed the rest of the trilogy, those who like strong and powerful heroines, and those who like love triangles with twists and turns -- Harper Collins, 2/14

lostcode ***
The Lost Code, by Kevin Emerson -- recommended for those who enjoy dystopic/alien futures with a twist and those who like complicated world building -- Katherine Tegan, 4/13

Currently Reading: Um, about four or five others -- my TBR pile is huge right now, and until I find a book which really captures my attention, I'll probably just jump around

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deenaml
May. 11th, 2014 09:50 pm (UTC)
This series by Tahereh Mafi has been really popular at my lib though I haven't read it.
robinellen
May. 12th, 2014 01:15 am (UTC)
I liked the first one a lot, but I couldn't get through the middle one...and then the love triangle was making me kind of crazy. But Mafi does try to explain the reasoning behind the girl's change of heart (and it's semi-realistic, I suppose).
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