robinellen (robinellen) wrote,

Book Reports (90-95)...

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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Get Dirty, by Gretchen McNeil -- highly recommended for those who enjoyed the first (Get Even), those who like mysteries, those who enjoy multi-POV tales, and those who like friendship tales -- Balzer & Bray, 6/15

Jessie's Girl, by Miranda Kinneally -- recommended for those who enjoy Kinneally's books (especially Catching Jordan, as Jordan is part of this cast), those who like sweet (though fast-moving) romance, those who like music/bands/singing, and those who like tales of overcoming hardships -- Sourcebooks Fire, 7/15

(R) ****+
Midnight Rainbow, by Linda Howard -- highly recommended for Howard fans and those who like adventure/romance tales with spunky heroines -- originally published in 1986

(R) *****
Cover of Night, by Linda Howard -- as always, highly recommended (and yes, I do read this about once every 10 months or so) -- Ballantine Books, 2007

Blood Will Tell, by April Henry -- recommended for those who enjoyed the first one (Body in the Woods), those who like multi-POV tales, those who enjoy a nice mystery, and those who like deepening friendships -- Henry Holt, 7/15

(R) *****
Ender's Game, by Orson Scott Card -- highly recommended for those who love intrigue, those who enjoy complex science fiction, and those who like thoughtful and complicated characters -- Tor Books, 1986

On Deck: some more re-reads (especially now that I've taken up Ender again -- it's been years since I re-read, and I think I'll definitely have to follow up with Speaker next) and a couple new ones
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