September 29th, 2008

columbines

Book Reports...

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 the 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.

* 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 will read it again.
**** I read at least 95% of the book and it was good.
***** I read every word, and I loved it!

Worldweavers, by Alma Alexander (books I and II) ** Cool covers, which is what caught my attention. They were okay...my biggest problem was the combination of real world with magical -- for me, it wasn't cohesive, which made it confusing.

13 Little Blue Envelopes, by Maureen Johnson ***+ I liked this, but it didn't come close to my favorite MoJo, The Bermudez Triangle.

Secrets of My Hollywood Life: Family Affairs, by Jen Calonita ***+ Fun, like the others. I liked this one better than the second, but not as much as the first. Still, I'll probably pick up the fourth when it comes out in the spring.

The Viper Within, by Sam Mills * Okay, what's with the dark and hopeless stories? Definitely not my thing.

The Possibilities of Sainthood, by Donna Freitas **** What a fun book! I definitely enjoyed this one :) The MC is the kind of person I'd enjoy in real life -- definitely recommended.

Princess Ben, by Catherine Murdock ** This was a big disappointment to me. I loved the concept, and I've heard great things about her other books (though I haven't gotten to read them yet) -- but this was confusing, very slow in the beginning, and too convenient in many ways. Not for me.