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Book Report (51)...

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). 'R' means it's a re-read. Brackets mean it's an ARC or e-galley. I'm linking to Tattered Cover's pages for the ARCs.

If you'd like to see my recent four-plus- and five-star 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.

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Fear, by Michael Grant **** There were aspects of this I enjoyed very much, but the series continues to delve more deeply into horror with each subsequent book -- and this one had a few more horrible moments than I personally like. I did read it, but I read parts very quickly (almost skimming speed) to get past the horror. Still, I like that we fnally get to see Outside the FAYZ and that many of the mysteries are cleared up. I also like how Grant kept a couple of them (the mysteries) going -- despite the horror, I will definitely pick up the next one. The story: Now that Little Pete no longer has a body, he can't function as well in the FAYZ, but his power seems as strong as ever. Still, a 'stain' rises on the bubble, and when Sam and the others notice, the fear creeps in. Soon, they're living in complete darkness, with only the 'Sammy Suns' to provide any light. At the same time, Caine, Albert, and Quinn fight -- and Caine comes out the loser. Albert feels like he's in over his head and leaves -- and Sam has to balance his role as leader (which he never wanted but others need) and his longing for Astrid. Worst of all, the Gaiaphage wants Diana's baby -- and no one knows how to keep that from happening.... (YA paranormal/horror, released 4/12, publisher: Katherine Tegan Books)

Currently Reading: Crashing Eden and A Million Suns
On Deck: The Savage Grace and some Linda Howard, I have about five books ordered which should be arriving in the next four or five weeks (yay).
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