August 17th, 2014


Book Reports (79-80)...

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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buzzkill ****
Buzz Kill, by Beth Fantaskey -- recommended for those who enjoy humor, mystery, and a bit of romance -- Houghton Mifflin, 5/14

youngworld ***
The Young World, by Chris Weitz -- recommended for those who like dystopic ideas, adventure, shifting POV, and mild romance -- Little Brown, 7/14

Currently Reading:...well, I have piles, but I haven't actually gotten into any books that much, *sigh*