Book Genre: Fiction

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Sherman Alexie
Angelita
3

Flight is an interesting book. I didn't rate very high because at times it had time keeping my attention. It may have been because I listened to the book. The switching of time and place was very confusing for me, maybe in the book it would have been easier to note the switches. 

For...

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Gail Carriger
lisab
3

This is the first of Gail Carriger’s new series the Custard Protocol. Prudence, now in her 20s, is the daughter of Alexia Tarabotti and Conall Maccon. She is a rarity in the supernatural world – a metanatural, when she touches a supernatural she takes on their traits – touch a vampire, she...

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Gayle Forman
Angelita
5

The book is heart breaking from the beginning. Cody is going to yet another memorial for her best friend, who chose to commit suicide.  It was a shock to Cody, who had no idea that Meg was battling any personal demons.  Cody is on a mission to find out why her best friend would do such...

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Kate Forsyth
L.F.
5

Kate Forsyth set out to pen a dark, gothic retelling of a dark, gothic tale. In the resulting novel, Bitter Greens, she strips away the once-upon-a-time distancing one expects from fairy tales and draws you into a delectably dark, haunting work of historical fiction where factual...

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Becky Chambers
extra medium
5

Rosemary paid dearly for a new life on board Wayfarer, a ship that creates wormholes so people can travel quickly across galaxies. She finds herself aboard a ship of endearing misfits; a created family that is both suspicious and welcoming. While Rosemary's secrets seem to shadow all of her...

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Nova Ren Suma
KristinR
5

Wow...WOW. This is so. good. And dark, and twisted, and creepy...and strange. I loved the characters--their voices, and secrets. Even the characters who were liars, or existed only in the background. I loved the simultaneous tension and emptiness of the settings, both of them: the prison and the...

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Jane Yolen
Josh
4

 Prolific author Jane Yolen brings us Trash Mountain and in it we are introduced to a quiet corner of the world where little red squirrel Nutley lives in a cozy hole with his mother and father. His parents are very protective because fate has not dealt kindly with his other...

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Jo Walton
Becker
4

How do our choices define us? How does the world around us affect our choices and perceptions? Many people can point to a defining moment, but really don't know what their life may have been like had they made a different choice. Patricia Cowan, very old, succumbing to dementia, forgets many...

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Aimee Bender
Angelita
3

I will start by saying I listened to the book instead of reading it. I feel like maybe reading the book might have been better because then I could have gone backwards to make sense of the timeline in the story. For the most part the timeline was linear, but I occasionally there would be jumps...

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Cammie McGovern
Angelita
4

I listened to the audio book and I was thorough was surprised when the voice was familiar. It not only drew me into the story, but I was determined to finish the book. I also loved the originality of the characters, the plot wasn't so original, but the characters made the story. You have a girl...

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Chuck Palahniuk
Lucas
3

How would I describe this book in one sentence? One man is trying to enslave all womankind through sexual liberation. Got your interest? Welcome to the mind of Chuck Palahniuk, a brilliant man who can write about sexual perversion in a way that it's more interestingly awkward and bizarre than it...

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Elizabeth Bear
Becker
4

I'll admit it--this was my first steampunk book. And I will certainly be reading more! Bear doesn't go into a ton of detail describing her world (an old west/mad scientist version of Seattle), but there is plenty of flavor to spark the reader's imagination. The real treasures here are Karen's...

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Robert Stone
Zac
5

Robert Stone pulled in the National Book Award for this one in 1975.  It was described as “a here-and-now journey to hell” by Time Magazine, “a dark descendant of Conrad” by the New York Times, and “a most important novel” by the Washington Post. 

It absolutely, irrevocably,...

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Gabrielle Zevin
Jill
1

This book was recommended to me by multiple people, including the professor of one of my young adult literature courses. I can now say I have no idea why I was told it was a "must read" for anyone who wants to work with teens. Not only did it take me an extremely long time to finish this book,...

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Tim Federle
Jill
4

Nate is a thirteen year old boy with a dream: he wants to be on Broadway and he will do anything to get there! Anything includes lying to his parents, running away from his small town in Pennsylvania and wandering the streets of New York City alone. He's destined to be grounded but it will all...

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Hannah Moskowitz
Becker
4

Etta has a lot of identities, but none of them seem to encompass all of who she is. She's one of the few Black girls in her Nebraska town, attending a private school with other rich kids. She identifies as bisexual, which grates on her friends, The Dykes, who end up shunning her when she dates a...

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Neil Gaiman
lisab
5

This is latest of Neil Gaiman’s short stories and poems.  The stories read like folklore or fairy tales with a bit of a twist at the end and in some cases Gaiman took an old tale and updated it nicely.  A few of the stories I went back to reread the ending because they got me thinking...

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Tess. author Sharpe
Becker
3

Sophie has almost died twice. The first time was in a car crash that left her in chronic pain--and with an addiction to painkillers. The second time was after she's gotten clean, and her friend Mina was murdered in front of her. Everyone believes that Mina was murdered because of Sophie--that it...

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Laura Whitcomb
Allie
5

While A Certain Slant of Light is categorized as Young Adult, and while the story does center around a couple of teenagers, I doubt that any one who has read this work would label it as such.

The book focuses on the life (or on the many lives, if you prefer) of Helen--a...

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Sharon M. (Sharon Mills) Draper
Josh
4

  The cover of this book features some children walking in the woods at night in front of a burning cross and the story does not disappoint. Based in part on a journal her grandmother kept before being forced to leave school at a young age Stella by Starlight is told by young Stella whose...

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1985- author Ashley
CoCo Supreme23
3

This was my first time reading an Urban Fiction book and, I have to admit, I actually enjoyed it! The fast-paced and gritty story line kept my attention from beginning to end. I read this book in a week (which never happens, because I'm a slow reader :) I'm currently participating in winter of...

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Rainbow Rowell
Angelita
5

I have grown to love listening to Rainbow Rowell's work. I think the people chosen to read for the characters is accurate. I also love the way her books are written, the sense of reality in her fiction. It makes me want to believe the characters are real people. Each character, from major to...

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S. E. Grove
lisab
4

What an interesting premise - a time disruption has caused the world to evolve into different eras and now Sophia, the niece of Shadrack a cartographer, has to save the world. And there are maps – lot’s of lovely different kinds of maps – water maps, glass maps, sand maps, ice maps all in...

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Pat McKissack
Josh
4

    Not many people know about the Gullah people of coastal South Carolina and fewer people know about their culture, myths and legends. For this reason I jumped at the chance to review this book. In it, we meet a young girl called Precious who must stay at home by herself and she...

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Raymond Chandler
Zac
5

I wake up dazed and disoriented after reading Raymond Chandler, feeling much like I do after a night of drinking. Consciousness creeps up on me before I can get out of the way. I feel a bit wicked, my body too heavy to move, my mouth too dry to speak. There’s always a dusty and empty thudding in...