Veronica Mars: The First Book in an Original Mystery Series (Vintage)

Veronica Mars: The First Book in an Original Mystery Series - Rob Thomas, Jennifer Graham I can't be objective. :)

Nine Princes in Amber (Amber Chronicles, #1)

Nine Princes in Amber (Amber Chronicles, #1) - Roger Zelazny,  Alessandro Juliani I think I was in the wrong mood for this. I remember liking it a lot better when I read it in high school.

The Wise Man's Fear (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #2)

The Wise Man's Fear (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #2) - Patrick Rothfuss I'm so sad I can't start Day 3.

Clockwork Prince (Infernal Devices)

Clockwork Prince - Cassandra Clare This series may kill me. @_@

Made to Be Broken (Nadia Stafford, Book 2)

Made to Be Broken (Nadia Stafford, Book 2) - Kelley Armstrong Want more! >_<

A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy, #1)

A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy, #1) - Deborah Harkness,  Jennifer Ikeda I'm really torn about this book. There are parts I loved: the settings, the historical background, a lot of the characters. Unfortunately, I didn't like the central romance. Or the main characters. It started out ok, but then it made strange leaps, and the protagonist became increasingly less rational as the story progressed. It was starting to get interesting again toward the end, so I may consider picking up book 2. From the library.

Home Improvement: Undead Edition

Home Improvement: Undead Edition - Simon R. Green, Heather Graham, James Grady, Charlaine Harris, S.J. Rozan, Rochelle Krich, Toni L.P. Kelner, E.E. Knight, Victor Gischler, Stacia Kane, Melissa Marr, Suzanne McLeod, Seanan McGuire, Patricia Briggs I only read the stories by Seanan McGuire, Patricia Briggs, Charlaine Harris and Melissa Marr. My favorite was the Toby Daye story, but Briggs' entry was a bonus.

Son of the Shadows (Sevenwaters Trilogy, Book 2)

Son of the Shadows (The Sevenwaters Trilogy, #2) - Juliet Marillier Beautifully written, but not as powerful as Daughter of the Forest. All the really compelling parts were about Sorcha and her contemporaries.

On the bright side, I don't feel like I need trauma counseling this time.

Soulless (Parasol Protectorate, #1)

Soulless - Gail Carriger,  Emily Gray I put this on the low end of 3 stars...2.5 rounded up. I really enjoyed it until the antagonists made their move. After that, things jumped the shark a bit too much for me. Maybe the next book will be better.

Shatter Me

Shatter Me  - Tahereh Mafi, Kate Simses I was in the mood to enjoy this book. I can see why some reviewers dislike it. If you stop to examine the imagery or envision it too literally, the metaphors probably seem silly. The drama could feel like melodrama (true of most YA books). Maybe if I'd read the book, rather than listening to the audiobook, the strike-throughs would have annoyed me. It definitely helped that I didn't have to look at that God-awful cover every time I picked it up.

However it happened, I did like the book. I liked the impressionist writing style and it was easy to be swept away by the flow of the narrative.

I felt like I was tapped into Juliette's stream of consciousness, so I didn't feel the need to judge thoughts or feelings that didn't impact her actions. So what if she had flashes of attraction for someone she hated? Inappropriate thoughts skitter through our minds all the time. The fact that we see Juliette unedited mostly unedited is refreshing.

I don't have a problem with a protagonist who's vulnerable. Strong female characters have their place, but I think there's room in fiction for slightly mad female characters, for girls who take a while to find their feet. If I wanted to read about characters who had it all figured out, I'd read about grownups.

The City of Ember: The First Book of Ember (Books of Ember)

The City of Ember - Jeanne DuPrau, Wendy Dillon I wasn't really in the mood for this book, but it wasn't bad.

Ready Player One

Ready Player One - Ernest Cline I think my review will have to wait until I regain the power of speech.

This book did my fangirl heart good. It's been a long time since I've had such a fun, satisfying escape.

I only recommend it for people who love late 20th century video games, movies, music, TV shows and roleplaying games. I feel like I should qualify for a continuing ed credit in 80's Pop Culture 101 now.

I think the narrator, Wil Wheaton, contributed at least half a star, probably a whole one. There are a lot of little infodumps along the way (parts where the author gives the background of a game or an author) and he made those just as interesting as the main plot.

Thirteen (Women of the Otherworld)

Thirteen - Kelley Armstrong All's well that ends well. Thanks for years of Otherworld fun. I look forward to more Nadia Stafford books and whatever else comes next.

Pandemonium (Delirium Series #2)

Pandemonium  - Lauren Oliver I liked this one MUCH better than the first. I probably wouldn't have read it if I hadn't checked it out from the library at the same time I got Delirium. I'm looking forward to the conclusion now.


Delirium  - Lauren Oliver, Sarah Drew I liked this book more than I expected to. The premise seemed contrived, but it was well done.

Elisabeth Sladen: The Autobiography

Elisabeth Sladen: The Autobiography - Elisabeth Sladen, David  Tennant What a warm, generous lady. I'm so glad someone talked her into writing this book.

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