Book Reviews

Hopefully someday I will be able to write reviews for all of the books below, but in the meantime you can find reviews for the books containing a link. New books will be added continuously.

| # or Symbol |

20th Century Ghosts by Joe Hill | ★ ★ ★ ★

| A |

A Certain Slant of Light by Laura Whitcomb | ★ ★ ★

A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

A Million Suns by Beth Revis | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

A Trip to the Stars by Nicholas Christopher | ★ ★ ★ ★ ½

A Witch in Winter by Ruth Warburton | ★ ★ ★

Across the Universe (Across the Universe, #1) by Beth Revis | ★ ★ ★ ★

Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll | ★ ★ ★

American Idol: The Untold Story by Richard Rushfield | ★ ★

Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton | ★ ★ ★ ★ ½

Anna Dressed in Blood (Anna, #1) by Kendare Blake | ★ ★ ★

Article 5 by Kristen Simmons | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

| B |

Beautiful Chaos (Caster Chronicles, #3) by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl | ★ ★ ★ ★

Beautiful Creatures (Caster Chronicles, #1) by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl | ★ ★ ★ ★

Beautiful Darkness (Caster Chronicles, #2) by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl | ★ ★ ★ ★

Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver | ★ ★ ★ ★ ½

Belgarath the Sorcerer by David Eddings & Leigh Eddings | ★ ★ ★ ★

Black Beauty by Anna Sewell | ★ ★ ★ ★ ½

Blood of the Fold (Sword of Truth, #3) by Terry Goodkind | ★ ★ ★ ★

Breaking Dawn (Twilight, #4) by Stephenie Meyer | ★ ★ ★ ★

Breathless by Cole Gibson | ★ ★ ★ ½

| C |

Can You Keep a Secret? by Sophie Kinsella | ★ ★ ★

Castle in the Air by Diana Wynne Jones | ★ ★ ★ ★

Castle of Wizardry (The Belgariad, #4) by David Eddings | ★ ★ ★ ★

Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2) by Suzanne Collins | ★ ★ ★ ★

Chainfire (Sword of Truth, #9) by Terry Goodkind | ★ ★

Children of the Serpent Gate (Tears of Artamon, #3) by Sarah Ash | ★ ★ ★ ★

Cinder by Marissa Meyer | ★ ★ ★ ★ ½

City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments, #2) by Cassandra Clare | ★ ★ ★ ½

City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1) by Cassandra Clare | ★ ★ ★ ½

City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments, #3) by Cassandra Clare | ★ ★ ★ ★

Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella | ★ ★ ★ ★

Coraline by Neil Gaiman | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Croak by Gina Damico | ★ ★ ★ ★

| D |

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Dead Beautiful (Dead Beautiful, #1) by Yvonne Woon | ★ ★ ★ ★

Dead Witch Walking (The Hollows, #1) by Kim Harrison | ★ ★ ★

Dearly, Departed (Gone With the Respiration, #1) by Lia Habel | ★ ★ ★ ★

Defy by Raine Thomas | ★ ★ ★ ★

Delirium by Lauren Oliver | ★ ★ ½

Demon Lord of Karanda (The Malloreon, #3) by David Eddings | ★ ★ ★ ★

Die For Me by Amy Plum | ★ ★ ★ ★

Divergent (Divergent, #1) by Veronica Roth | ★ ★ ★ ★

| E |

East of Eden by John Steinbeck | ★ ★ ★ ★

Eclipse (Twilight, #3) by Stephenie Meyer | ★ ★ ★

Embrace by Cherie Colyer | ★ ★ ★ ★

Enchanted by Alethea Kontis | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Enchanters’ End Game (The Belgariad, #5) by David Eddings | ★ ★ ★ ★

Ender’s Game (Ender’s Saga, #1) by Orson Scott Card | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Entwined by Heather Dixon | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Envy (Empty Coffin, #1) by Gregg Olsen | DNF

Everneath by Brodi Ashton | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

| F |

Fallen by Lauren Kate | ★ ★ ★

Fallen in Love by Lauren Kate | ★ ★ ★ ★

Faith of the Fallen (Sword of Truth, #6) by Terry Goodkind | ★ ★ ★ ★

Fateful by Claudia Gray | ★ ★ ★

Fire (The Seven Kingdoms, #2) by Kristin Cashore | ★ ★ ★ ★

First Comes Love by Katie Kacvinsky | ★ ★ ★ ★

First Truth (Truth, #1) by Dawn Cook (Kim Harrison) | ★ ★ ★ ★

Flight into Darkness (Alchymist’s Legacy, #2) by Sarah Ash | ★ ★

Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Forgotten Truth (Truth, #3) by Dawn Cook | ★ ★ ★ ★

Fortune’s Fool (Five Hundred Kingdoms, #3) by Mercedes Lackey | ★ ★ ★

| G |

Gilt by Katherine Longshore | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Gone (Gone, #1) by Michael  Grant | ★ ★ ★

Graceling (The Seven Kingdoms, #1) by Kristin Cashore | ★ ★ ★ ★

Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Guardians of the West (The Malloreon, #1) by David Eddings | ★ ★ ★ ★

| H |

Halflings by Heather Burch | ★ ★ ★ ★ ½

Hallowed by Cynthia Hand | ★ ★ ★ ★ ½

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling | ★ ★ ★ ½

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling | ★ ★ ★ ★

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling | ★ ★ ★ ★

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling | ★ ★ ★

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling | ★ ★ ★ ★

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Harry Potter Page to Screen: The Complete Filmmaking Journey by Bob McCabe | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Hemlock by Kathleen Peacock | ★ ★ ★ ★ ½

Hereafter (Hereafter, #1) by Tara Hudson | ★ ★ ★ ½

Hidden Truth (Truth, #2) by Dawn Cook (Kim Harrison) | ★ ★ ★ ★

Hourglass (Hourglass, #1) by Myra McEntire | ★ ★ ★ ★

House of Many Ways (Castle, #3) by Diana Wynne Jones | ★ ★ ★

Howl’s Moving Castle (Castle, #1) by Diana Wynne Jones | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

| I |

I Am Number Four (Lorien Legacies, #1) by Pittacus Lore | ★ ★ ★

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Incarnate by Jodi Meadows | ★ ★ ★ ½

Inkdeath (Inkheart, #3) by Cornelia Funke | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Inkheart (Inkheart, #1) by Cornelia Funke | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Inkspell (Inkheart, #2) by Cornelia Funke | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

| J |

Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling | ★ ★ ★ ★

| K |

Kill Me Softly by Sarah Cross | ★ ★ ★ ½

King Kong by Delos W. Lovelace | ★ ★ ★

King of the Murgos (The Malloreon, #2) by David Eddings | ★ ★ ★ ★

| L |

Les Miserables by Victor Hugo | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Lies Beneath by Anne Greenwood Brown | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Lies Beneath by Anne Greenwood Brown | ★ ★ ★ ★ (Jen’s Review)

Life on the Edge by Jennifer Comeaux | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Linger (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #2) by Maggie Stiefvater | ★ ★ ★

Lord of Snow and Shadows (Tears of Artamon, #1) by Sarah Ash | ★ ★ ★ ★

Lord of the Flies by William Golding | ★ ★ ★ ★

Lost Truth (Truth, #4) by Dawn Cook (Kim Harrison) | ★ ★ ★ ★

Lost Voices by Sarah  Porter | ★ ★ ★ ½

| M |

Magician’s Gambit (The Belgariad, #3) by David Eddings | ★ ★ ★ ★

Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Mini Shopaholic (Shopaholic, #6) by Sophie Kinsella | ★ ★ ★

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs | ★ ★

Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)    Suzanne Collins | ★ ★ ½

My Name Is Memory by Ann Brashares | ★ ★ ★ ★

| N |

Naked Empire (Sword of Truth, #8) by Terry Goodkind | ★ ★ ★

New Moon (Twilight, #2) by Stephenie Meyer | ★ ★ ★

Nightshade (Nightshade, #1) by Andrea Cremer | ★ ★ ½

| O |

One Good Knight (Five Hundred Kingdoms, #2) by Mercedes Lackey | ★ ★ ★ ★

| P |

Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver | ★ ★ ★ ★ ½

Pawn of Prophecy (The Belgariad, #1) by David Eddings | ★ ★ ★ ★

Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie | ★ ★ ★

Plum Boxed Set 2 (Stephanie Plum, #4-6) by Janet Evanovich | ★ ★ ★ ★

Polgara the Sorceress by David & Leigh Eddings | ★ ★ ★ ★

Princess at Sea (Princess, #2) by Dawn Cook (Kim Harrison) | ★ ★ ★

Prisoner of the Iron Tower (Tears of Artamon, #2) by Sarah Ash | ★ ★ ★ ★

| Q |

Queen of Sorcery (The Belgariad, #2) by David Eddings | ★ ★ ★ ★

| R |

Radiate by Marley Gibson | ★ ★ ★ ★

Revived by Cat Patrick | ★ ★ ★ ★ ½

| S |

Seeress of Kell (The Malloreon, #5) by David Eddings | ★ ★ ★ ★

Seven Up (Stephanie Plum, #7) by Janet Evanovich | ★ ★ ★

Shatter Me (Shatter Me, #1) by Tahereh Mafi | ★ ★ ★

Shine by Lauren Myracle | ★ ★ ★ ★ ½

Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #1) by Maggie Stiefvater | ★ ★ ★ ★

Shopaholic and Baby (Shopaholic, #5) by Sophie Kinsella | ★ ★ ★

Shopaholic and Sister (Shopaholic, #4) by Sophie Kinsella | ★ ★

Shopaholic Takes Manhattan (Shopaholic #2) by Sophie Kinsella | ★ ★ ★ ★

Shopaholic Ties the Knot (Shopaholic, #3) by Sophie Kinsella | ★ ★ ★

Sorceress of Darshiva (The Malloreon, #4) by David Eddings | ★ ★ ★ ★

Soul of the Fire (Sword of Truth, #5) by Terry Goodkind | ★ ★ ★ ★

Spells (Wings, #2) by Aprilynne Pike | ★ ★ ★

Starcrossed (Starcrossed, #1) by Josephine Angelini | ★ ★ ★ ★

Starters by Lissa Price | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Stardust by Neil Gaiman | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Stone of Tears (Sword of Truth, #2) by Terry Goodkind | ★ ★ ★ ★

| T |

Temple of the Winds (Sword of Truth, #4) by Terry Goodkind | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Ten Big Ones (Stephanie Plum, #10) by Janet Evanovich | ★ ★ ★

Three Plums In One (Stephanie Plum, #1-3) by Janet Evanovich | ★ ★ ★ ★

Tiger’s Curse (The Tiger Saga, #1) by Colleen Houck | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Tiger’s Quest (The Tiger Saga, #2) by Colleen Houck | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Tiger’s Voyage (The Tiger Saga, #3) by Colleen Houck | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee | ★ ★ ★

To the Nines (Stephanie Plum, #9) by Janet Evanovich | ★ ★ ★

Tracing the Shadow (Alchymist’s Legacy, #1) by Sarah Ash | ★ ★

Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella | ★ ★ ★ ★

Twilight (Twilight, #1) by Stephenie Meyer | ★ ★ ★ ★

Twilight: The Graphic Novel, Vol. 1 by Stephenie Meyer & Young Kim | ★ ★

| THE |

The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #4) by Rick Riordan | ★ ★ ★ ★

The Black Swan by Mercedes Lackey | ★ ★ ★ ½

The Call of the Wild    Jack London | ★ ★ ★

The Capture (Guardians of Ga’Hoole, #1)    Kathryn Lasky | ★ ★ ★ ★

The Chronicles of Narnia (#1-7)    C.S. Lewis | ★ ★ ★

The Clan of the Cave Bear (Earth’s Children, #1) by Jean M. Auel | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

The Decoy Princess (Princess, #1) by Dawn Cook (Kim | ★ ★ ★

The Disenchantments by Nina LaCour | ★ ★ ★ ★ ½

The Eyes of the Dragon by Stephen King | ★ ★ ★ ★

The Fairy Godmother (Five Hundred Kingdoms, #1) by Mercedes Lackey | ★ ★ ★ ★

The Fault in our Stars by John Green | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ (+++)

The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials, #1) by Philip Pullman | ★ ★ ★

The Host (The Host, #1) by Stephenie Meyer | ★ ★ ★ ★

The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1) by Suzanne Collins | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

The Invention of Hugo Cabret    Brian Selznick | ★ ★ ★ ★

The Iron Daughter (Iron Fey, #2) by Julie Kagawa | ★ ★ ★ ★

The Iron King (Iron Fey, #1) by Julie Kagawa | ★ ★ ★ ★

The Iron Knight (Iron Fey, #4) by Julie Kagawa | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

The Iron Queen (Iron Fey, #3) by Julie Kagawa | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

The Journey (Guardians of Ga’Hoole Series #2) by Kathryn Lasky | ★ ★ ★ ★

The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #5) by Rick Riordan | ★ ★ ★ ★

The Last Princess by Galaxy Craze | ★ ★ ★ ★

The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1) by Rick Riordan | ★ ★ ★ ★

The Little House Collection (Little House, #1-9) by Laura Ingalls Wilder | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold | ★ ★ ★

The Mammoth Hunters (Earth’s Children, #3) by Jean M. Auel | ★ ★ ★

The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab | ★ ★ ★ ★ ½

The Night She Disappeared by April Henry | ★ ★ ★ ★ ½

The Passage (The Passage #1) by Justin Cronin | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

The Pillars of Creation (Sword of Truth, #7) by Terry Goodkind | ★ ★ ★

The Plains of Passage (Earth’s Children, #4) by Jean M. Auel | ★ ★ ★ ★

The Princess Bride by William Goldman | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

The Rescue (Guardians of Ga’Hoole Series #3) by Kathryn Lasky | ★ ★ ★ ★

The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #2) by Rick Riordan | ★ ★ ★ ★

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

The Shelters of Stone (Earth’s Children, #5) by Jean M. Auel | ★ ★ ★

The Sleeping Beauty (Five Hundred Kingdoms, #5) by Mercedes Lackey | ★ ★ ★ ★

The Snow Queen (Five Hundred Kingdoms, #4) by Mercedes Lackey | ★ ★ ★

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

The Titan’s Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #3) by Rick Riordan | ★ ★ ★ ★

The Ultimate Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhiker’s Guide, #1-5) by Douglas Adams | ★ ★ ★

The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella | ★ ★ ★

The Valley of Horses (Earth’s Children, #2) by Jean M. Auel | ★ ★ ★ ★

| U |

Unearthly by Cynthia Hand | ★ ★ ★ ★

Unraveling by Elizabeth Norris | ★ ★ ★ ★ ½

Until I Die by Amy Plum | ★ ★ ★ ★

| W |

Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion | ★ ★ ★

Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen | ★ ★ ★

Where the Heart Is by Billie Letts | ★ ★ ★ ★

Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

White Fang by Jack London | ★ ★ ★

Wings (Wings, #1) by Aprilynne Pike | ★ ★ ★

Wings of the Wicked by Courtney Allison Moulton | ★ ★ ★ ★ ½

Wither (The Chemical Garden, #1) by Lauren DeStefano | ★ ★ ★ ★

Wizard’s First Rule (Sword of Truth, #1) by Terry Goodkind | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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