March 31st, 2016

books

Book Reports (43-48)...

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).

* 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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****
[Taste, by Juliet Madison -- recommended for those who've read the other three (Delta Girls), those who like *sweet romance, those who like YA paranormal mysteries, and those who like foodie books -- Diversion Publishing, 4/16]

(R) *****
The Testing, by Joelle Charbonneau -- still highly recommended for fans of YA dystopic -- HMH BfYR, 6/13

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

****+
Skin Deep, by Marissa Doyle -- highly recommended for those who enjoy adult paranormal romance, those who like selkie tales, those who like quilting, and those who like **vulnerable (yet strong) heroines and unique (and sexy) heroes -- Marissa Doyle, 4/16

****+
Here for You, by Skylar M. Cates -- highly recommended for those who enjoy male/male romance, those who like overcoming tragedy, and those who like stories with strong friendships -- Dreamspinner Press, 2/15

****+
Close to You, by Skylar M. Cates -- highly recommended for those who enjoy male/male romance, those who like overcoming your past, and those who like friendships becoming like family -- Dreamspinner Press, 3/16

On Deck: a pile that I need to get to before going to PLA next week (yay)...