May 17th, 2014


Book Reports (46-49)...

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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dualed ***+
Dualed, by Elsie Chapman -- recommended for those who enjoy a unique world set-up, a strong heroine, and a sweet love story -- Random House, 2/13

taken ****
Taken, by Erin Bowman -- recommended for those who enjoy a boy's POV, mystery/suspense, intriguing family relationships, and those who don't mind love triangles -- Harper Teen, 4/13

thesebrokenstars ***+
These Broken Stars, by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner -- recommended for those who enjoy a dual POV, science fiction, survival, and suspense/mystery -- Disney-Hyperion, 12/13

sunrise ***
Sunrise, by Mike Mullin -- recommended for those who enjoyed the first two in the trilogy, for those who enjoy natural disaster survival stories (which I definitely do), and those who like male POV, community creation, and faithful romance -- Tanglewood Press, 4/14

Currently Reading: Landry Park and Divided

On Deck: the usual suspects, ha