July 27th, 2014


Book Reports (74-78)...

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).

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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nowyouseeher (R) *****
Now You See Her, by Linda Howard -- highly recommended for fans of romantic suspense who also like art and heroines with spunky attitudes -- Pocket Books, 5/99

allkindstieddown *****
All Kinds of Tied Down, by Mary Calmes -- highly recommended for lovers of male/male romance and cop drama -- Dreamspinner Press, 7/14

theone **
The One, by Kiera Cass -- recommended for those who like the trilogy and those who enjoy a Bachelor-type scenario in novel form -- Harper Teen, 5/14

ridingtall ****+
Riding Tall, by Kate Sherwood -- highly recommended for those who enjoy male/male romance and tenderhearted (especially where kids are concerned) heroes -- Dreampspinner Press, 2/14

mylife ****
My Life with the Walter Boys, by Ali Novak -- recommended for those who enjoy kind of a distant look at grief, with a closer look at teen crushes and relationships -- Sourcebooks Fire, 3/14

On Deck: I read through 2/3rds of my TBR pile yesterday, just trying to pinpoint which I actually wanted to read...so now I have three high-interest books and six medium-interest on my radar. :)