robinellen (robinellen) wrote,
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Book Reports (132-137)...

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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**+
Public Enemies, by Ann Aguirre -- recommended for those who read the first (Mortal Danger), those who like a blend of paranormal and mythology, and those who like teen romance and suspense -- Feiwel & Friends, 8/15

***+
Hunt for Jade Dragon, by Richard Paul Evans -- recommended for fans of the series (Michael Vey), for those who like sci-fi thrillers, for those who like male POV, and for those who like paranormal powers -- Simon Pulse, 9/14

****
Right Back Where, by C.E. Kilgore -- recommended for fans of male/male adult romance, for those who like coming home stories, and for those who like incorrect first impressions and overcoming your past -- CreateSpace, 7/15

***+
The Devil You Know, by Trish Doller -- recommended for those who like teen suspense, those who like 'first-love' scenarios, and those who like serial killers/murder mysteries -- Bloomsbury, 6/15

****+
Smoked, by Mari Mancusi -- highly recommended for those who liked the rest of the trilogy (starting with Scorched), those who don't mind teen angst and stupidity (ha), those who like fantasy and time travel, and those who like romance, friendships, and character connections -- Sourcebooks Fire, 9/15

****+
Rogue, by Mark Frost -- highly recommended for fans of the series (The Paladin Prophecy), for those who like male POV, for those who like a combo of conspiracy and sci-fi, and for those who like loyalty amongst friends (and adventure) -- Random House BFYR, 9/15

Currently Reading: Sound

On Deck: ~ five sequels (ack)

A/N: although I didn't read all of Public Enemies, I will definitely get the next book in the series/trilogy.
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