June 28th, 2015


Book Reports (80-83)...

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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***** (R)
Independent Study, by Joelle Charbonneau -- highly recommended for YA dystopic lovers -- Harcourt Brace, 1/14

Whisper the Dead, by Alyxandra Harvey -- recommended for those who read the first one (A Breath of Frost), for those who like family and romantic relationships, and for those who like historical paranormal mysteries -- Bloomsbury, 10/14

Hold Me Like a Breath, by Tiffany Schmidt -- highly recommended for those who like modern-day fairy tales, those who like mafia-style tales, and those who like a sweet romance -- Bloomsbury, 5/15

****+ (R)
Graduation Day, by Joelle Charbonneau -- highly recommended for YA dystopic tales -- Harcourt Brace, 6/14

On Deck: a bunch for our trip (week long) :)