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September 26, 2013
The Vile Village audiobook review

I'd forgotten just how terrible the adults in this one were. Even the well-meaning Hector seems to lack a spine and won't stick up for the siblings when it comes down to it. The village is all about the rules and the rules are basically nuts. And if you break...

September 26, 2013
The Ersatz Elevator audiobook review

And the plot thickens! Little hints of a bigger picture are finally being sprinkled throughout the story. My memory kind of sucks, so even though I've read the series, I don't remember all the answers. This means I'm sitting there yelling at my iPod every time the...

September 24, 2013
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Lockdown review

I put off these books for so long because the covers are seriously scary and it sounded like it could potentially be a mess. I really should have given Lockdown a chance sooner, though, because it was freaking awesome. This book seriously packs in the...

September 21, 2013
The Austere Academy audiobook review

This is my favorite of the series thus far. I love that Violet and Klaus get to have friends their own age. Plus, I love seeing the little bit of a crush thing start blossoming between Violet and Duncan. The vice principal (did I miss the part...

September 21, 2013
The Miserable Mill audiobook review

This is definitely my least favorite of my reread so far. I'm not exactly sure what it is about this one, but it just didn't work for me. The story didn't hook me and I found my mind drifting from the story a few times. Everything's just kind of boring...

September 21, 2013
The Wide Window audiobook review

I feel pretty much the same about this one as the second. A good read (or listen), but not a favorite of the series. Aunt Josephine certainly wants to be a good guardian, but she's so dang scared of everything that she's kind of terrible. I...

September 21, 2013
The Reptile Room audiobook review

I love that the Baudelaire's get a little bit of happy time, but man, those adults. I have to admit that, though it's a quirk of all the books, the adults stupidity is terribly annoying. It feels like the story only moves along sometimes because adults are stupid. ...

September 21, 2013
The Bad Beginning audiobook review

This is pretty much the best audiobook ever. Granted, I haven't listened to a lot of audiobooks, but this one has Tim Curry, multiple voices, and even sound effects. Only the first one is like this, but it doesn't much matter because they're wonderful anyway. I read this series...

September 15, 2013
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
N/A
A World without Heroes review

This book is another to add to my "everything I want in a middle grade" list. The pacing is spot on here. Considering the story spans at least a month or two, it's no small feat to keep the reader engaged as well as give a real...

September 07, 2013
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
The End Games review

This book was kind of amazing. I'd been looking forward to this one for ages, yet I wasn't really expecting much. I've come to realize that I still love a good zombie story no matter how you make them up, but the ones that...

September 01, 2013
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
4.0
Peter Nimble review

I think my mood affected this one a bit. It was a fun a read, but it took me a week (which is a long time for me) to read and I was just getting kind of bored by the end. It reminded me a bit of...

August 23, 2013
Overall rating 
 
2.7
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
2.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0
The Disreputable History review

I thought The Disreputable History was a quick, good read, but I don't feel the affection for it everyone else seems to. Part of my issue is Frankie herself. Now, don't get me wrong. I know what it's like to be a teen feeling conflicted about herself...

August 23, 2013
Overall rating 
 
3.3
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0
Young Adult Fiction
The Boyfriend App review

The Boyfriend App was a fun read, but I had a few problems. 1) It's not a major problem, really, but Audrey talked about so many different guys I wasn't even sure who she liked for 1/3 of the book. Like I said, not a big deal,...

August 14, 2013
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Incarnate review

I suppose I should've listened to everyone and read this sooner. This is definitely one time the hype didn't disappoint me at all. I can't remember the last time I was this into a world. Usually I'll finish a series book and think "yeah, that...

August 09, 2013
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
3.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0
The Second Spy review

y happened. It was more like a filler book to make sure the story moved along, but didn't actually have its own compelling story arc. The Nutshell: I found The Second Spy disappointing, but I still love the series and am hoping for better in the last...

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