February 9th, 2014


Book Reports (15-18) + one manuscript (which will definitely be a book)...

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.

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cinders ****
Cinders & Sapphires, by Leila Rasheed -- recommended for those who enjoy drama and turn-of-the-century (20th) setting, complete with teen angst and social obligations -- Disney/Hyperion, 1/13

revelations ***+
Revelations, by J.A. Souders -- recommended for those who enjoyed the first book in this series and those who like mystery/suspense and manipulative antagonists -- Tor Teen, 11/13

premeditated **
Premeditated, by Josin L. McQuein -- recommended for those who like angst and drama and who don't mind a very slow reveal -- Delacorte, 10/13

projectcain ****-
Project Cain, Geoffrey Girard -- recommended for those who enjoy horror mixed with some reality and a strong mystery -- Simon & Schuster, 9/13

And an amazing manuscript by Marissa Doyle called Princess by the Book. Keep an eye out for it! :)

Currently Reading: two books on my Kindle (one a YA and one The Secret of Ferrell Savage, by jennifer_d_g

On Deck: About six books that just came in the mail, along with a number of library books...I may never catch up ;)