October 21st, 2014


Book Reports (93-97)...

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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findmewhere ****+
Find Me Where the Water Ends, by Rachel Carter -- highly recommended for those who enjoyed the first two, for those who like a sweet romance, for those who enjoy the tensions and paradoxes of time travel, and for those who like science fiction -- Harper Teen, 7/14

inthefire *****
In the Fire, by Eileen Griffin and Nikka Michaels -- highly recommended for those who enjoy male/male romance and those who enjoy foodie books -- Carina Press, 11/14

geteven *****
Get Even, by Gretchen McNeil -- highly recommended for those who enjoy suspense, contemporary teen issues, multi-POV, and romantic tensions -- Harper Teen, 9/14

standbyyou ***+
Stand by You, by A.M. Arthur -- recommended for those who enjoy male/male romance and those who enjoy characters recovering from domestic abuse -- Carina Press, 10/14

tabularasa ****
Tabula Rasa, by Kristen Lippert-Martin -- recommended for those who enjoy suspense and mystery, science fiction ideas, and sweet romance -- Egmont, 7/14

Currently Reading: well, I haven't actually started the next book yet ;)
On Deck: a bunch, heh...