robinellen (robinellen) wrote,

Book Reports (50-54)...

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).

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

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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breathe ***+
Breathe, by Sarah Crossan -- recommended for those who enjoy dystopic stories with an environmental twist (lack of trees leads to lack of oxygen) and those who enjoy friendship turning to romance -- Greenwillow Books, 9/13 (hint of GLBT)

taking ****
The Taking, by Kimberly Derting -- recommended for those who like alien abduction stories and those who enjoy romance (though a very fast-moving one) and mystery/suspense -- Harper Teen, 4/14

three ****
Three, by Kristen Simmons -- recommended for those who've read the rest of the trilogy, those who enjoy dystopic scenarios, those who enjoy revolution leading to change, and those who enjoy a solid and faithful romance -- Tor Teen, 2/14

madwicked ***
A Mad, Wicked Folly, by Sharon Biggs Waller -- recommended for those who enjoy historical fiction, suffrage, strong heroines, and a hint of romance -- Viking Juvenile, 1/14

countdown ****+
Countdown, by Michelle Rowen -- highly recommended for those who enjoy paranormal mystery (and dystopic) and suspense and those who enjoy good chemistry leading to romance -- Harper Teen, 9/13

Currently Reading: well, I'm still working on the two I'd started before...nowadays, the books which can really grab my attention are those which I read without interruption. ;)

On Deck: the second in the Sylo series -- looking forward to that!
Tags: book reports, glbt
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