* 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 -- definitely will be reread.
***** I read every word, and I loved it! A favorite.
Three Rivers Rising, by Jame Richards **** I enjoyed this, without a doubt. Not only is it a fictional account of an historical natural disaster (which always fascinate me), but it's written in verse! The story: Using fictional characters, the tale of the Johnstown flood of 1889 is retold. (YA historical fiction, released 4/10, publisher: Knopf)
Immortal Beloved, by Cate Tiernan ****+ This is another enjoyable read. It started a little slow for me, mostly because I didn't like the MC (Nastasya) very much. Plus, I had no idea what was going on. But I stuck with it, and as secrets from Nastasya's past began to unfold, I grew more and more intrigued. By the middle, I couldn't put it down. The story: Nastasya (an immortal) witnesses her best friend torturing a man, and that shock sends her to a refuge she'd been offered decades before. Once there, however, she struggles with the work given her, along with the lessons they want her to learn -- and she remembers more than she ever wanted to about her own past (some 450+ years before). (YA paranormal, released 9/10, publisher: Little, Brown)
Currently Reading: Clockwork Angel, by Cassandra Clare; The Replacement, by Brenna Yovanoff
On Deck: Halo, Tagged, and many others