robinellen (robinellen) wrote,
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Book Reports (55-62)...

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).

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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testing (R) *****
The Testing, by Joelle Charbonneau -- still highly recommended for dystopia lovers (especially those who like Hunger Games and Divergent) -- Houghton Mifflin, 6/13

independentstudy (R) *****
Independent Study, by Joelle Charbonneau -- still highly recommended for dystopia lovers (especially those who like Hunger Games and Divergent) -- Harcourt, 1/14

deceptionsprincess **
Deception's Princess, by Esther Friesner -- recommended for those who enjoy strong heroines, less romance, and an historical setting -- Random House BFYR, 4/14

firenflood ****+
Fire & Flood, by Victoria Scott -- highly recommended for those who enjoy dystopic scenarios, 'Survivor' type stories, and a fun and tense romance -- Scholastic Press, 2/14

steelheart ***
Steelheart, by Brandon Sanderson -- recommended for those who enjoy super heroes (or Marvel Comics) and those who like anti-heroes -- Delacorte Press, 9/13

storm ****+
Storm, by D.J. McHale -- highly recommended for those who liked the first one (Sylo), those who like boy-centered books, adventure, suspense, and a science fiction element -- Razorbill, 3/14

landrypark ****+
Landry Park, by Bethany Hagen -- highly recommended for those who like science fiction and recovery from apocalypse, those who like courageous heroines, romance, mystery -- Dial, 2/14

byjove ****
By Jove, by Marissa Doyle -- definitely recommended for those who enjoy mythology, scholarly settings, sweet romance, and clever and humorous heroines -- Entangled Press, 6/14

Currently Reading: Graduation Day (again)
On Deck: I have three or four on my phone (Kindle), along with quite a few in my TBR pile...
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