January 28th, 2015

books

Book Reports (13-17)...

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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trustme **+
Trust Me, I'm Lying, by Mary Elizabeth Summer -- recommended for those who enjoy smart heroines, a light-hearted narrative, some angst, and a tricky ending -- Delacorte Press, 10/14

painless ****
*Painless, by S.A. Harazin -- recommended for those who enjoy realistic stories, those who like honest writing, those who like male POV, and those who like to see triumph over physical challenges -- Albert Whitman, 3/15

blindmansbluff ****+
Blindman's Bluff, by Faye Kellerman (R) -- highly recommended for those who enjoy 'Law & Order' style stories (adult), those who like Kellerman's Peter Decker series, those who enjoy detective tales mixed with family life, and those who like sympathetic and realistic characters -- William Morrow, 8/09

hangman *****
Hangman, by Faye Kellerman -- highly recommended for all the same reasons as above + for those who enjoy a teen element thrown in -- William Morrow, 8/10

relativity ****+
Relativity, by Cristin Bishara -- highly recommended for those who enjoy science fiction and the idea of parallel universes, those who enjoy sweet romance, those who like family drama, and those who don't mind a slightly flat ending -- Walker Children's, 9/13

Currently Reading: another Faye Kellerman (yes, I'm on a Peter Decker kick...)

On Deck: some awesome books I bought for Christmas :)