Reviews written by Claire Johnson, Staff Reviewer

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February 03, 2014
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4.0
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4.0
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Middle Grade Fiction
Fantastic Second Book

Never fear readers, Hunted does not fall into the second book trap. It is just as intense and exciting as the first book of this series. When I saw that Maggie Stiefvater was the author of Hunted, I knew I had to read it. Her writing always...

February 03, 2014 (Updated: February 03, 2014)
Overall rating
 
3.0
Plot
 
3.0
Characters
 
3.0
Writing Style
 
3.0
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N/A
Young Adult Fiction
Marked Men

What I liked: This was the first Marked Men novel I have read and while I know I missed a lot from the previous two stories, I was still able to feel a part of Rome's story. There was enough back story so I could get to know...

February 03, 2014
Overall rating
 
4.7
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
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N/A
Young Adult Fiction
Oh My Jase!

Dare I say that I love Jase more than Cam? Because I do. Yes, there it is, I said it. J. Lynn once again delivers a fantastic NA story that had me sitting down and reading until I finished. What I loved:...

January 07, 2014
Overall rating
 
4.0
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4.0
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4.0
Magical

The seven year old me would have been so excited to read this installment of the Never Girls Series. In this book, Kate takes an amazing journey through the island with a magical mist horse. I loved how her ride was written. I would want to ride...

January 03, 2014 (Updated: January 03, 2014)
Overall rating
 
4.7
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
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N/A
Young Adult Fiction
Fangirl Right Here!

What I liked: Cath is one of the most realistic and lovable characters I have read recently. Her anxiety and nerves about college and real life is just so real. I totally got her-I was her my freshman year in college, minus writing fan-fiction, having a twin sister and in...

December 30, 2013 (Updated: December 30, 2013)
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
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N/A
Young Adult Fiction
My Favorite Hundred Oaks Book!

Miranda Kenneally has quickly become an auto-buy author for me. I've loved each of her Hundred Oaks books and she continues to excel in writing swoon-worthy leading men and kick butt ladies. What I loved: Even though this is the fourth book of this series,...

November 12, 2013 (Updated: November 12, 2013)
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot
 
5.0
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5.0
Kids Fiction
Cute for Christmas

This book could not be any cuter! The Christmas ABC has been recently reissued and the classic illustrations make this book a true winner. This book is a genuine Christmas classic and will put young readers in the real holiday spirit. My two year old loves looking...

November 12, 2013 (Updated: November 12, 2013)
Overall rating
 
4.5
Plot
 
4.0
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N/A
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5.0
A Sweet Sock Monkey

I'm a huge fan of Little Golden Books. There is something about seeing a row full of shiny gold spines that makes my inner child squeal with delight. I was so excited to receive Rico the Brave Sock Monkey to read and review. I really liked the...

October 30, 2013 (Updated: October 30, 2013)
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
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N/A
Young Adult Fiction
Intense Follow-up

What I loved: Deception was the type of book that I wanted to put in the freezer on several occasions (get my cheesy Friends reference). This story was INTENSE. Deception has everything you could want in a sequel--gut-wrenching emotion included. Rachel and Logan's story continues as...

September 21, 2013
Overall rating
 
4.0
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
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N/A
Young Adult Fiction
Stunning Debut

What I loved: How to Love captivated me right from the very beginning. Reena's story bounces back and forth between the time that Sawyer was her boyfriend to the present time--she has his baby and he just reappeared back into her life. I enjoyed this approach because...

September 04, 2013
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
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N/A
Young Adult Fiction
Superb Finish!

What I loved: Once again, Myra McEntire takes readers on a fast-paced, smart, funny, and romantic ride. I was so excited to read the alternating view points of both Hallie and Dune. They both are unique and interesting characters full of lots of charm. Seriously, you...

August 02, 2013
Overall rating
 
4.0
Plot
 
4.0
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4.0
I Keep Coming Back

I keep coming back to this series because I love so many things about it. First, it's good, clean fun. I can feel comfortable recommending this book and the others in the series because it is truly meant for young readers. Second, the magic of Neverland is...

August 01, 2013
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
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N/A
Young Adult Fiction
Love This Book!

What I loved: I loved absolutely everything about THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US. I read this is one sitting and was so sad when I finished because I couldn't keep reading about Caymen and Xander. This book had the perfect amount of romance, sarcasm, banter, and family...

August 01, 2013
Overall rating
 
4.3
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
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N/A
Young Adult Fiction
A Little Bit of Everything!

What I loved: As with any of JLA's books I have read, I became instantly hooked. This is one of my favorite story lines--best friends who secretly have more than friends feelings for each other. Sounds like it could be a big cliche' right? Well, Frigid has...

July 29, 2013
Overall rating
 
4.3
Writing Style
 
5.0
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
4.0
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Young Adult Indie
Something For All

What I loved: Wreckless is a fast-paced story that takes no time to get going. Bridget and Jake had me laughing throughout the story with their banter and dialogue and Bridget's inner thoughts had me chuckling as well. There is more to this story than a girl...

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