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reviewed Maybe This Time. August 08, 2010
Maybe This Time
Andie Miller hasn't had contact with her ex-husband in ten years, except to receive her monthly alimony check, which she never wanted and didn't cash. But now she's getting married, and she feels it's …
reviewed The Passage. August 05, 2010
The Passage
The basic premise of The Passage is scary enough to be true: The U.S. Army has been conducting clandestine experiments on humans (death row convicts) that go horribly awry, creating a species of former …
reviewed Linger (Wolves of Mercy Falls, Book 2). July 27, 2010
Linger (Wolves of Mercy Falls, Book 2)
In Linger, the sequel to Shiver, Sam is beyond excited that he's stayed human through the cold months of winter, which means he's cured of his werewolf nature. He's looking forward--cautiously--to being …
Winter in June: A Rosie Winter Mystery (Rosie
Rosie Winter's not one to say no, and when she hears her ex-boyfriend Jack has gone missing while stationed in the war time South Pacific,she's determined to get answers. Rosie talks best friend Jayne …
reviewed Shade. July 19, 2010
Shade
Shade is the story of almost seventeen year old Aura, born after the Shift: when for some unknown reason, all children suddenly became able to see and interact with ghosts. Which is a pain, of course; …
Lover Mine: A Novel of the Black Dagger
Verily, I am heartily tired of the word verily. And conversating? What the heck is that? It's conversing; it wasn't even used as slang so it can't be excused. Nope, it's full on used in regular descriptive …
The Winter of Her Discontent: A Rosie Winter
The Winter of Her Discontent is the second book in the Rosie Winter series by Kathryn Miller Haines and it's a winner for sure. Rosie, our intrepid heroine, finds out early on that her friend Al has been …
I'll Mature When I'm Dead: Dave Barry's Amazing
I love Dave Barry. For years now he's made me laugh so hard that I often found myself crying, and I'm always happy whenever I see that he's got a new book out. I originally bought I'll Mature When I Dead …
reviewed Dracula in Love. July 05, 2010
Dracula in Love
Dracula in Love by Karen Essex has potential as the story of Bram Stoker's Dracula from Mina Harker's point of view. And in fact, the first part of the novel is well written, with a definite feel for …
reviewed Countdown. July 02, 2010
Countdown
Imagine that you're eleven years old and your best friend suddenly seems to hate you, your older sister is obviously keeping secrets, the boy you have a crush on returns to your neighborhood, and your …
reviewed The Carrie Diaries. June 30, 2010
The Carrie Diaries
The Carrie Diaries chronicles the senior year of high school of one Carrie Bradshaw (best well known from Bushnell's Sex and the City: the book, tv show, and movies), and her quest to find out who she …
The War Against Miss Winter (Rosie Winter
Set amid the theatre scene of war-time NYC, The War Against Miss Winter introduces us to the irrepressible Rosie Winter, an aspiring actress looking for her big break but forced to work as a file clerk …
reviewed WordPerfect Office X5 Home and Student. June 28, 2010
WordPerfect Office X5 Home and Student
When my latest edition of WordPerfect stopped working, I was almost a bit relieved as it had never fulfilled all the promises of flexibility. But when the offer for X5 came in my Vine account, I decided …
You'll Be Sor-ree!: A Guadalcanal Marine Remembers
I'll admit right off the bat that I'm biased--I just love these sorts of books. I love it when World War 2 vets share their experiences in a time I can only imagine; I love reading the "inside" stories …
Sister Wife (Young Adult Novels)
Shelley Hrdlitschka's Sister Wife is actually one story told from three points of view, and what a riveting read it is! Fifteen year old Celeste, raised in the fundamental polygamist society of Unity, …
All the Queen's Players
Not gonna waste a lot of time recounting everything about the plot of All The Queen's Players, because quite honestly, there's just too much. Rosamund Walsingham, cousin to Sir Francis Walsingham, Master …
reviewed Insatiable. June 15, 2010
Insatiable
If you think you are sick of vampires, so is Meena Harper. A writer for the soap opera Insatiable, she is disgusted when her bosses decide that she must include a vampire in her storyline because of their …
Final Touch (The Rayne Tour, Book 3)
The final book in the Rayne Tour trilogy, Final Touch begins with Shaley on her parents' wedding day, anticipating the three of them finally becoming a family. It's been about a year since the last book …
reviewed The Burning Land (book). June 08, 2010
The Burning Land: A Novel
In The Burning Land, the fifth book of Bernard Cornwell's Saxon Tales saga, our hero Uhtred of Bebbanburg is back with his mighty sword Serpent-Breath, his dagger Wasp-Sting, and all the arrogance and …
reviewed The Boleyn Wife. June 08, 2010
The Boleyn Wife
Though many books have been written about Anne Boleyn and Katherine Howard, relatively few have surfaced about the elusive figure who knew them both intimately, Jane Boleyn. In The Boleyn Wife, Brandy …
Burned (House of Night Novels)
Well, I know I said that I probably wouldn't read the next book in the series after Tempted, but basically I'm weak when it comes to books, particularly those in a series. Plus, seeing that this one seemed …
Dead in the Family (Sookie Stackhouse, #10)
If you're reading this, you probably know the plot of Dead in the Family, at least generally: Sookie's still with Eric (thank God!), the Weres are still having problems adjusting to being "out", and Sookie's …
reviewed Inside Out. May 16, 2010
Inside Out (Harlequin Teen)
...you do your job for ten hours, are off for ten hours, and then do your job for ten hours...for life. That's it, that's all there is to look forward to as you manuever through overcrowded sleeping quarters, …
Kiss of Death (Morganville Vampires, Book 8)
Kiss of Death picks up with our favorite Morganville residents--Claire, Eve, Michael, and Shane--being issued passes out of Morganville to visit Dallas where Michael will be auditioning for a music executive. …
The Fairest Portion of the Globe
First off, let me say that author Frances Hunter now has a fan for life.    Now that that's out of the way, I am more than delighted to give a glowing review for The Fairest Portion …
reviewed Before I Fall. April 24, 2010
Before I Fall
I actually finished Before I Fall several days ago but have been mulling it over for this review ever since. I think what I wanted to say a few days ago is not precisely what I'll say now, and possibly …
Silver Borne (Mercy Thompson, Book 5)
Silver Borne, Book # 5 in Patricia Briggs's Mercy Thompson series, finds Mercy where she often is: embroiled in a mystery involving the fae while trying to maintain some sense of normalcy in her own life. …
reviewed A Secret Affair. April 03, 2010
A Secret Affair
It's been a few years since I've read any historical romance, mainly because quite a bit of what is written lately seems to be short on detail and long on purple prose. But when I saw this novel by Mary …
reviewed This World We Live In (The Last Survi.... April 02, 2010
This World We Live In (The Last Survivors, Book 3)
It's been almost a year since an asteroid crashed into the Earth's moon, sending it just a bit closer to Earth and causing violent disruptions resulting in flooding, volcanic eruptions, and earthquakes. …
The Queen's Lover: A Novel
I admit to some excitement on seeing this title by Vanora Benett because there is so much romanticism and speculation surrounding Catherine de Valois and Owain Tudor. Even after I'd read some of the less …
reviewed The Hollow. March 27, 2010
The Hollow
The Hollow by Jessica Verday has an excellent premise: Abbey, whose best friend Kristen has died right before their junior year of high school, meets a mysterious, handsome young man while at her funeral. …
reviewed The Iron King. March 21, 2010
The Iron King (Harlequin Teen)
Julie Kagawa's The Iron King is the story of Meghan Chase, ordinary girl living with her mom, younger brother, and stepfather on a farm in Louisiana. And of course she feels out of place, not having money …
Daughters of the Witching Hill
Mary Sharratt's new novel Daughters of the Witching Hill takes place in the late 1500s-early 1600s on Pendle Hill in England. A woman who hasn't had much success in her life--her husband dead, her daughter …
Radiant Shadows (Wicked Lovely)
First, let me get this announcement out of the way: Radiant Shadows is not about Aislinn and Seth, or even Aislinn at all. Of course that's disappointing to those of us who want to know what happens next …
Titanic (DK Eyewitness Books)
I'm a Titanic buff, but it had been a while since I'd picked up a book on the subject. When I saw this one in our school's library, I decided just to flip through it to see what information it held. Imagine …
reviewed Hourglass (Evernight). March 13, 2010
Hourglass (Evernight)
Book Three in the Evernight series, Hourglass, picks up where Stargazer left off: Bianca and Lucas, on the run from the burned Evernight Academy, are hiding out with the Black Cross vampire hunting cell …
Eleventh Grade Burns #4: Chronicles of Vladimir
Vlad Tod is finally a junior in high school, which should be a good thing for our favorite teen vampire, right? Unfortunately, he's got a lot on his plate right now: he's broken up with his girlfriend …
reviewed The Girl Who Chased the Moon: A Novel. February 12, 2010
The Girl Who Chased the Moon: A Novel
When seventeen year old Emily Benedict's mother dies, she finds herself going to live with Vance, the grandfather she's never known, in a small town called Mullaby. She's expecting change and struggles …
My Soul to Save (Soul Screamers Book 2)
Things seem to be working out okay in Kaylee's world lately: she's learning to work with her new life as a bean sidhe with the help of her wonderful boyfriend Nash and his mother, who is also a bean sidhe …
Eva's Journey: A Young Girl's True Story
Eva's Journey is a spare tale that follows a young Jewish girl living in Poland during World War 2. When her mother and older brother leave Eva and her father to go to Israel, both of their lives quickly …
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