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Book Reports (104-111)...

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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****+
Con Academy, by Jon Schreiber -- highly recommended for those who enjoy 'sting' operations, those who like male POVs, those who like teens overcoming a challenging past, and those who like subtle and sweet romances (or the beginning of them) -- Harcourt Brace, 8/15

(R) ****+
Mr. Perfect, by Linda Howard -- highly recommended for those who like adult romantic suspense -- Pocket Books, 6/01

(R) ****
Mirror Image, by Sandra Brown -- recommended for those who like adult romantic suspense -- many publishers, 5/90

(R) ****
Good Bones, by Kim Fielding -- recommended for those who like adult male/male romance (with a werewolf flair) -- Dreamspinner Press, 4/12

(R) ****+
Just Desserts, by Mary Calmes -- highly recommended for those who like adult, male/male, foodie romance -- Dreamspinner Press, 4/15

(R) *****
Wake, by Lisa McMann -- highly recommended for those who like YA romantic (paranormal) suspense -- Simon Pulse, 12/08

***
[H2O, by Virginia Bergin -- recommended for those who like natural disaster stories (with a sci fi twist), those who don't mind a rambling and babbling narrative style, and those who don't mind a cliff-hanger ending -- Sourcebooks Fire, 10/14]

*****
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, by Becky Albertalli -- highly recommended for those who enjoy a male POV, those who like humor, those who like a gentle (and sweet) love story (GLBT), and those who like YA contemporary tales -- Balzer&Bray, 4/15

On Deck: more in the Wake trilogy and a number of library books that I've had on hold
Tags: book reports, glbt
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