September 18th, 2010

glorious fall

Book Report (121)...

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. Different colored font means it's an ARC for 2010 (and I'll try to remember to put the month it's released, as well). I'm linking to Tattered Cover's pages for the ARCs.

* 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 -- definitely will be reread.
***** I read every word, and I loved it! A favorite.

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The Candidates, by Inara Scott ***** Oh, I really liked this! It could have been written for me -- a boarding school-type situation, paranormal activity, a mystery, romance...loved it! (And yes, it's been added to my to-buy pile.) I also loved that the MC realized that although two boys appeared to be interested in her, she really only felt romantically inclined toward one of them (yay), and she was true to that throughout (well, emotionally true -- there was a brief kiss with the other, but she felt appropriately guilty for it). I can't wait to read the next one! The story: Dancia is recruited as a freshman to attend the fancy, private high school in her home town (to her shock). She has no outstanding abilities, but they still want her, and she fears it's because they know about things she's tried to hide her entire life. Complicating things even more are two boys who couldn't be more different: Cam, the perfect junior; and Jack, the troubled freshman. (YA paranormal mystery; released 8/2010; publisher: Disney-Hyperion)

Currently Reading: Restoring Harmony, by Joelle Anthony
On Deck: Jealousy, by Lili St. Crow; And Then I Found Out the Truth, by Jennifer Sturman; The Duff, by Kody Keplinger; Immortal Beloved, by Kate Tiernan -- and about a dozen others!