robinellen (robinellen) wrote,

Book Reports (91-92)...

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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illgiveyousun ****
I'll Give You the Sun, by Jandy Nelson -- recommended for those who enjoy contemporary, realistic tales; angst and grief with resolution; and romance (including GLBT) -- Dial, 9/14

shattered ****+
Shattered, by Mari Mancusi -- highly recommended for those who read the first book (Scorched), for those who like fantasy mixed with dystopia, for those who enjoy teen angst and romance, for those who like suspense and time travel -- Sourcebooks Fire, 9/14

Currently Reading: an e-book on my Droid Kindle

On Deck: Melisa Marr's newest (yay), the second in Blackout, another in the Elemental series...and many more -- good reading days :)
Tags: book reports, glbt
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