September 28th, 2014


Book Reports (87-90)...

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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emberash ****
Ember & Ash, by T.M. Goeglein -- recommended for those who enjoyed the rest of the trilogy, those who are intrigued by the Mafia, and those who like family loyalty -- Putnam Juvenile, 7/14

mortaldanger *****
Mortal Danger, by Ann Aguirre -- highly recommended for those who enjoy romance, Faust, and time-travel type twists -- Feiwel & Friends, 8/14

blackbird ****
Blackbird, by Anna Carey -- recommended for those who don't mind a long wait for resolution (and tons of mystery) and those who like suspense -- Harper Teen, 9/14

elementalists ****
The Elementalists, by C. Sharp -- recommended for those who like paranormal fantasy, dystopia, teen angst and triumph, and who don't mind some overly dramatic aspects -- Diversion Books, 10/14

Currently Reading:...I've started a couple but haven't found something I *have* to read yet.

On Deck: some sequels (yay)