April 29th, 2015

books

Book Reports (54-59)...

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).

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* 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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Miss Mayhem, by Rachel Hawkins -- recommended for those who liked the first one (Rebel Belle), for those who like spunky heroines, and for those who like the mixture of mythology and contemporary -- GP Putnam and Sons, 4/15
(a/n -- I will probably try this again...I just couldn't get into the MC this time around)

***
we all looked up, by Tommy Wallach -- recommended for those who like teen angst, those who like sci-fi/disaster tales, and those who like nebulous endings -- Simon & Schuster BFYR, 3/15

****
The Third Twin, by C.J. Omololu -- recommended for those who enjoy thrillers, sister tales, teen romance, and those who don't mind a bit of unbelievability -- Delacorte, 2/15

****
We Can Work It Out, by Elizabeth Eulberg -- recommended for those who enjoy teen romance (with some angst thrown in), those who like sweet characters, and those who like happy endings -- Point, 1/15

****
For Real, by Alison Cherry -- recommended for those who like reality TV shows (like Amazing Race), those who like sister tales, those who don't mind teen drama, and those who like spunky heroines -- Delacorte, 12/14

***+
Red Queen, by Victoria Aveyard -- recommended for those who like fantasy, who like political intrigue and betrayal, and who like complex teen love -- Harper Teen, 2/15

Currently Reading: Tunnel Vision and In the Distance

On Deck: many, many others...