March 6th, 2014

books

Book Reports (24-28)...

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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betterofffriends ****+
Better Off Friends, by Elizabeth Eulberg -- highly recommended for those who enjoy sweet (and a little angst) friendship-to-romance stories with thoughtful characters -- Point, 2/14

sick ****
Sick, by Tom Leveen -- recommended for those who enjoy horror and the idea of a virus taking over and like an easy-to-read style -- Amulet Books, 10/13

moonandmore **+
The Moon and More, by Sarah Dessen -- recommended for those who enjoy Dessen's books and those who like coming-of-age stories about those heading into college -- Viking, 6/13

diamonds ****
Diamonds & Deceit, by Leila Rasheed -- recommended for those who enjoyed the first one and those who like drama set in turn-of-the-century (1900s) days -- Disney/Hyperion, 1/14

blythewood *
Blythewood, by Carol Goodman -- recommended for those who like atmospheric novels with fantastical ideas and rich settings (like Wuthering Heights, perhaps) -- Viking, 10/13

Currently Reading: the second in the Palladin series

On Deck: the usual ;)