robinellen (robinellen) wrote,

Book Reports (112-116)...

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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Forget Me, by K.A. Harrington -- recommended for those who like suspense/mysteries, those who enjoy determined teens, and those who enjoy romance (especially if you don't care if it's quick-moving) -- Putnam, 8/14

(R) *****
Fade, by Lisa McMann -- highly recommended for those who like angsty teen contemporary/paranormal mystery/suspense -- Simon Pulse, 2/09

Stray, by Elissa Sussman -- recommended for those who like fractured fairy tales, those who like spunky though vulnerable heroines, and those who like friendship-to-romance -- Greenwillow Books, 10/14

(R) ****+
Gone, by Lisa McMann -- highly recommended as the conclusion to above -- Simon Pulse, 2/10

I am Princess X, by Cherie Priest -- highly recommended for those who like spunky (and slightly one-dimensional) heroines/heroes, those who like graphic novels (this is a mixture), and those who like interesting platonic relationships -- Arthur A. Levine, 5/15

Currently Reading: Mortal Danger
On Deck: a few others (as always)...
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