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June 16, 2012
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Unexpected - yet good

This book was peculiar. (I have found myself obsessed with using the title to describe the book. It is just so fun!) A good summer read, but a better fall read. Particularly a fall day in which it is raining and gloomy. Perfect. Not the best book for a hot...

June 12, 2012
Overall rating 
 
3.3
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
2.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0
Yes, no...maybe so?

I'm having trouble deciding if I liked this book or not. It had a great plot that really kept me reading, yet sometimes Mary(the main character) really annoyed me. She was very selfish. Also it was very sad and gruesome, but while I didn't like that, I did like it...

June 12, 2012
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Perfection

Wonderful book! I loved how the author made all the characters interesting and understandable, even the ones who were bad. In the beginning of the book I hated Ariel, but even when I hated him I think I subconciously liked him, and as the book continued I grew to like...

June 12, 2012
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0
Cheesy Title Great Book

“As impossible as this sounds, I think Ballad was even better than Lament! I thought the plot was a lot more original and I loved that James was the main character, he was my favorite character in Lament and I was glad to get to see more of him in...

June 12, 2012
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Ballad

As impossible as this sounds, I think Ballad was even better than Lament! I thought the plot was a lot more original and I loved that James was the main character, he was my favorite character in Lament and I was glad to get to see more of him in...

June 12, 2012
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Incarceron

Incarceron surprised me, it was nothing like I expected it to be, the plot was twisting and turning and whenever I thought I understood what was going on I found I was wrong. Though a bit confusing when you first start this book quickly grabs your interest and keeps you...

June 12, 2012
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Behemoth

Definitely one of Scott Westerfeld's best books! It is even better than it's predecessor, Leviathan. Behemoth is practically non-stop action and death defying risks. The characters are so unique and a lot of development occurs during the book, there are many times when Deryn almost gives away her secret, and...

June 12, 2012
Young Adult Fiction
Don't Go Gentle

“Don't go gentle." Everything in this book revolves around those three small, seemingly insignificant words. At first when Cassia reads the illegal poem her grandfather gave her before his death, she is frightened of what might happen if she was caught, and so she burns them. But...

June 12, 2012
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Even better than the first!

This book was even better than the first, going so far as the cover art. Filled from start to finish with, mischief, food, fun, words, magic, and love, it starts out with Bertie and Co. on a quest to save Nate from the clutches of the evil sea goddess, Sedna....

June 12, 2012
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Dissatisfying Conclusion

MAJOR SPOILERS! Where to start? I've sat for so long trying to answer that question. And I suppose there isn't really anyway to truly answer it well. So much happened, so many feelings altered, in fact right now it seems almost wrong to...

June 12, 2012
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Nevermore

I decided to read Nevermore mainly because I have always loved Poe's works. I thought it would be an enjoyable story with a decent enough plot and characters. I was so surprised to find that it was in fact so much more than I expected. I loved loved loved every...

June 12, 2012
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Inside Out

I began reading Inside Out with a bit of apprehension. I had loved Poison Study so much, that I didn't think Inside Out could ever live up to it. Fortunately it did! But in a completely different way, which is to be expected since Poison Study was fantasy and Inside...

June 12, 2012
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Delirium

"I love you. Remember. They cannot take it." Probably among the most powerful last line of a book I have read. It perfectly sums up the theme of Delirium and everything that Lena has learned throughout the story. I am still having trouble...

June 12, 2012
Overall rating 
 
2.0
Plot 
 
2.0
Characters 
 
2.0
Writing Style 
 
2.0
Young Adult Fiction
Mediocre at best

I am fortunate enough to be able(for the most part)to enjoy a book despite cliches and a few eye-roll inducing lines and scenes. Iron Witch was a mediocre book, for the most part, but it still held my interest and left me wanting to read the sequel. It has huge...

June 12, 2012
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Beautifully Written

I went into this book not expecting an amazing story, but an enjoyable one and I got that plus some. This little book was an intriguing, short read that I have been in the mood for in the past few days. While nothing special it was a sweet story of...

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