September 1st, 2014


Book Reports (81-84)...

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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shadowwoman ****+ (R)
Shadow Woman, by Linda Howard -- recommended for those who enjoy romantic suspense -- Ballantine Books, 11/13

coldfury ****+
Cold Fury, by T.M. Goeglein -- highly recommended for those who enjoy mafia-style books with hints of romance and paranormal activity -- Speak, 6/13

breatheannie *****
Breathe, Annie, Breathe, by Miranda Kenneally -- highly recommended for those who enjoy athletic girls, contemporary (and realistic) teen life, and sweet (though passionate) romance -- Sourcebooks Fire, 7/14

lostinthought *****
Lost in Thought, by Cara Bertrand -- highly recommended for those who enjoy paranormal mysteries centered in a school along with a strong romance -- Luminis Books, 4/14

Currently Reading: three other books (one on my Kindle), all of which are good :)

On Deck: the final Cold Fury book along with many others