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Book Reports (138-149)...

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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*****
All In, by Jennifer Lynn Barnes -- highly recommended for those who've read the other two (starting with The Naturals), those who like FBI tales, those who enjoy talented teens, those who don't mind teen angst, and those who like thrillers/suspense -- Disney-Hyperion, 11/15

****+
Need, by Joelle Charbonneau -- highly recommended for those who don't mind teen angst, those who enjoy psychological tales, those who like tales of relationships and complexity, and those who don't mind thoughtless cruelty -- Harcourt Brace, 11/15

****+
Dead Zone, by Robison Wells -- highly recommended for those who enjoyed the first (Blackout), those who like paranormal sci-fi, those who like loyal teen romance, and those who like action thrillers -- HarperTeen, 9/14

****+
Frosted Kisses, by Heather Hepler -- highly recommended for those who enjoyed the first (The Cupcake Queen, those who like sweet teen romance, those who don't mind mean girls (without much explanation), and those who like friendship stories -- Point, 10/15

****
Storm of Lightning, by Richard Paul Evans -- recommended for those who read the first ones in the series (Michael Vey), those who like paranormal sci-fi, those who like epic battles between good and evil, and those who like talented teens -- Simon Pulse, 9/15

**+
The Burning Sky, by Sherry Thomas -- recommended for those who like cross-over fantasy (ie, our world and a fantastical world), those who like historically based tales, those who like sweet romance, and those who like strong heroines -- Balzer + Bray, 9/13

****
Dinner at Home, by Rick R. Reed -- recommended for those who like male/male romance, those who like foodie books, and those who don't mind tons of drama -- Dreamspinner Press, 5/14

**
The Byte of Betrayal, by Ashavan Doyon -- recommended for those who like male/male cyber-romance, those who don't mind unrealistic situations, and those who don't mind sometimes over-the-top drama -- Dreamspinner Press, 6/14

****
Cherish the Land, by Ariel Tachna -- recommended for those who like the rest of her series (starting with Inherit the Sky), those who like male/male romance, those who like sheep/cattle ranches, those who like Australian settings, and those who like strong family tales -- Dreamspinner Press, 6/15

****-
King of the Kitchen, by Bru Baker -- recommended for those who like male/male romance, those who like foodie tales (especially based on TV cooking shows), and those who don't mind a very slow-moving plot -- Dreamspinner Press, 11/15

**
Breaking Sky, by Cori McCarthy -- recommended for fans of flying, fans of Top Gun, and those who like teen romance -- Sourcebooks Fire, 3/15

****-
[Dead Ringer, by Jessie Rosen -- recommended for those who like teen angst, those who like thrillers/mysteries, those who don't mind somewhat shallow portrayals, and those who like cliff-hangers -- Full Fathom Five, 11/15]

Currently REading: Scent

On Deck: Well, I have the usual pile, so we'll see what turns up...
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