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Book Reports (148-149)...

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 the I picked up your book and started it means that somewhere it's getting good buzz (or that your blurb was really cool). 'R' means it's a re-read. Different colored font means it's an ARC for 2010 (and I'll try to remember to put the month it's released, as well). I'm linking to Tattered Cover's pages for the ARCs.

* 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.

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The Unidentified, by Rae Mariz **** This was a very interesting premise. I liked the book, although the tech talk just about drove me insane. But the story itself, along with Kid and Mikey, was truly intriguing. The story: Kid plays The Game, the future's version of high school (and junior high). But when a strange prank draws no one's attention other than Kid's, she begins wondering about the purpose behind the Game -- and she finds herself in unknown territory in many aspects of her life. (YA science fiction?/dystopic?, released 10/10, publisher: Balzer + Bray)

Anna and the French Kiss, by Stephanie Perkins ** Okay, I'd heard so many wonderful things about this book. And yes, there were aspects of it I liked. I liked Anna, and I liked St. Clair as separate characters who needed personal growth. But the author used one of those DEVICES that I personally despise, and I just couldn't get past it. If you'd like a more spoilerific response, see Here for my reply to annecy_dit's review (and get the bonus of her review, as well). The story: Anna is sent to Paris for her senior year of high school, and while there, she meets four intriguing teens, including the hot St. Clair. Only problem is, he has a girlfriend. (YA romance/contemporary, released 12/10, publisher: Dutton)

Currently Reading: Well, I haven't started anything yet, but I need something good to get the irritated taste from my mouth (sorry -- I know many, many readers LOVED the book; it's probably just me).

On Deck: Matched, The Ivy, The Vixen, etc.
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