March 11th, 2015


Book Reports (25-30)...

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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seeker **+
[Seeker, by Arwen Elys Dayton -- recommended for fans of steampunk type stories, a spunky heroine, dual POV, and a slow-growing romance -- Delacorte Press, 2/15]

catalyst **+
Catalyst, by S.J. Kincaid -- recommended for those who read the other two (Insignia and Vortex), those who enjoy science fiction and suspense, and those who like romance and friendship against all -- Katherine Tegan Books, 10/14

prey ****+
The Prey, by Tom Isbell -- highly recommended for those who enjoy dystopic tales, those who like unlikely heroes, those who enjoy dual POVs, and those who like sweet romance and adventure tales -- Harper Teen, 1/15

promposal *****
Promposal, by Rhonda Helms -- highly recommended for those who love romance, dual POV, GLTBQIA relationships, and sympathetic and compassionate teens -- Simon Pulse, 2/15

glassarrow ****
The Glass Arrow, by Kristen Simmons -- recommended for those who enjoy dystopic tales, those who like strong and unusual heroines, those who enjoy dual POV, and those who enjoy triumph over evil -- Tor Teen, 2/15

fivestages ****
The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley, by Shaun David Hutchinson & Christine Larsen -- recommended for those who enjoy angst, triumph over guilt and depression, unlikely heroes, and GLBT romance -- Simon Pulse, 1/15

Currently Reading: All Fall Down, by Ally Carter

ON Deck: Unleashed, among others