April 24th, 2014


Book Reports (39-41)...

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 [(R) means it's a re-read; * means it's an ARC].

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Horde, by Ann Aguirre -- highly recommended for those who read the first two in the trilogy and those who enjoy a struggle for survival fought with compassion and strategy (and love) -- Feiwel & Friends, 10/13

bodyinwoods ****
*The Body in the Woods, by April Henry -- recommended for those who enjoy a solid mystery and a multi-POV approach, along with unique but likable characters -- Henry Holt and Co, 6/14

cured *****
Cured, by Bethany Wiggins -- highly recommended for those who enjoyed the first one and those who enjoy a virus-based dystopic with strong characters, a solid fight between good and evil, and a sweet romance -- Walker Children's, 3/14

Currently Reading: um, the same three I started before *sigh* (TBR-pile fail!)

On Deck: a couple of other sequels