February 12th, 2015

books

Book Reports (18-19)...

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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culling ****+
The Culling, by Steven dos Santos -- highly recommended for those who enjoy a dystopic thriller, those who like romantic tension (including LGBT), and those who don't mind gore -- Flux, 3/13

beast ****
The Beast, by Faye Kellerman -- recommended for fans of Peter Decker and those who enjoy police mystery/suspense -- HarperTorch, 3/14

Currently Reading: an e-galley

On Deck: another pile is starting to grow...yikes :)