* 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.
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.