December 25th, 2014


Book Reports (110-111)...

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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unmade ****+
Unmade, by Sarah Rees Brennan -- highly recommended for those who enjoyed the rest of the trilogy, those who enjoy feisty and complex heroines, those who like a sweet romance, and those who enjoy paranormal/fantastical plots -- Random House BFYR, 9/14

red ****+
Red, by Alison Cherry -- highly recommended for those who enjoy satire, those who like characters' slow growth, those who like teen angst and drama, those who like romance -- Delacorte Press, 10/13

Currently Reading: a re-read I just started -- but this will probably be my last 'report' for the year :)

On Deck: an entire box of books for vacay next week...