May 31st, 2015


Book Reports (72-75)...

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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The Living, by Matt de la Pena -- highly recommended for those who like natural disaster survival stories, those who like smart and original heroes, and those who like science fiction thrillers -- Delacorte, 11/13

Kalahari, by Jessica Khoury -- highly recommended for those who like science fiction thrillers, those who like Michael Crichton-type plots, and those who like vulnerable yet courageous heroines -- Razorbill, 2/15

The Clouded Sky, by Megan Crewe megancrewe -- recommended for those who enjoyed the first (Earth & Sky), those who like science fiction thrillers, and those who like strong heroines -- Skyscape, 5/15

***** (R)
After the Sunset, by Mary Calmes -- highly recommended for those who like male/male adult romance -- Dreamspinner Press, 8/11

Currently Reading: Infected

On Deck: more sequels...and probably some re-reads ;)