robinellen (robinellen) wrote,

Book Reports (85 and 86)...

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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killerinstinct *****
Killer Instinct, by Jennifer Lynn Barnes -- highly recommended for those who enjoyed the first, those who like FBI/crime mysteries, those who enjoy gifted teens, and those who like romance and complicated relationships -- Disney/Hyperion, 11/14

flickerburn ****
Flicker & Burn, by T.M. Goeglein -- recommended for those who enjoyed the first, those who like Mafia-style stories, those who enjoy paranormal elements, and those who don't mind a somewhat simplified romance (though not, by any means, uncomplicated) -- Speak, 8/14

Currently Reading: the final Cold Fury book; another e-galley -- both of which are very engaging :)

On Deck: an ever-growing pile...
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