robinellen (robinellen) wrote,

Book Reports (35-45)...

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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Unleashed, by Sophie Jordan -- recommended for those who liked the first one (Uninvited), those who like sci-fi thrillers, those who like romance, and those who don't mind a heroine who struggles to know her own mind until the very end -- Harper Teen, 2/15

All Fall Down, by Ally Carter -- recommended for those who like spy/adventure mysteries, slightly unreliable narrators, a slow-developing reveal, and the promise of more to come -- Scholastic Press, 1/15

***** (R)
Shades of Twilight, by Linda Howard -- highly recommended adult romantic suspense -- Pocket Books, 9/97

[There You Stand, by Christina Lee -- highly recommended (adult male/male romance) for those who enjoy broken heroes finding their way -- InterMix Books, 4/15]

Getting It Right, by A.M. Arthur -- recommended (adult male/male romance) for those who like gritty cop suspense and slow-moving romance -- Carina Press, 3/15

Salt & Stone, by Victoria Scott -- recommended for those who liked the first (Fire & Flood), those who like sci-fi adventure (with a hint of mystery), and those who like teen drama -- Scholastic Press, 2/15

[Signal Boost, by Alyssa Cole -- highly recommended (New Adult male/male) for those who like sci-fi adventure with a hint of romance thrown in -- Carina Press, 5/15]

Bet Your Life, by Jane Casey -- recommended for those who like mysteries, teen romance, complicated characters, and British life -- St. Martin's Griffin, 2/15

***** (R)
Frog, by Mary Calmes -- highly recommended for those who like adult male/male romance -- Dreamspinner Press, 2012

**** (R)
Again, by Mary Calmes -- recommended for those who like adult male/male romance novellas -- Dreamspinner Press, 2011

Currently in between (shocker)

On Deck: about 7-8 more from the library + 7-8 that I still haven't read from my Christmas stash ;)
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