December 14th, 2014


Book Reports (104-107)...

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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onlythingtofear ****
The Only Thing to Fear, by Caroline Tung Richmond -- recommended for those who like alternate history, sweet romance, and paranormal twists -- Scholastic Press, 9/14

astray ****+
Astray, by Amy Christine Parker -- highly recommended for those who read the first (Gated), those who like suspense, romance, angst, and courageous heroines -- Random House, 8/14

fallstheshadow ****+
Falls the Shadow, by Stefanie Gaither -- highly recommended for those who like science fiction (with all its moral ambiguities), suspense, and teen romance -- Simon & Schuster, 9/14

when *****
When, by Victoria Laurie -- highly recommended for those who like paranormal thrillers, courageous heroines, angst, loyal friends, and sweet romance -- Disney Hyperion, 1/15

Currently Reading: Quiet (the introvert book)

On Deck: the usual pile...I got lucky with this last batch -- a bunch of fantastic books here!