robinellen (robinellen) wrote,

Book Reports (20-24)...

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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betrayal ***+
Betrayal, by Gregg Olsen -- recommended for those who enjoy mystery with an old-fashioned feel (step-by-step guessing), along with some paranormal aspects and older mysteries coming into play, as well -- Splinter, 9/12

bookofdavid ****+
The Book of David, by Anonymous -- highly recommended for those who enjoy sweet romance (GLBT), contemporary challenges, football, and overcoming teen angst -- Simon Pulse, 6/14

conspiracyofus *****
The Conspiracy of Us, by Maggie Hall -- highly recommended for those who enjoy political conspiracies (like DaVinci Code), sweet romance, intrigue, and those who don't mind a somewhat cliff-hanger-y ending -- Putnam Juvenile, 1/15

copout (R) ****+
Cop Out, by KC Burn -- highly recommended for those who enjoy family stories, coming out tales, and male/male (adult) romance -- Dreamspinner Press, 11/11

youwere ***+
You Were Always the One, by Hollis Shiloh -- recommended for those who like a more distant writing style, those who enjoy loyalty, and those who like male/male (adult) romance -- Dreamspinner Press, 10/13

Currently Reading: ...I started a couple, so we'll see which one takes ;)
On Deck: oh-so-many...
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