Book Reviews

Here is a list of the books I've reviewed on this blog, in alphabetical order by title.  For most of these, I look at the story from the perspective of a writer and what I can learn from it.  A 'writer's review,' so to speak. 

An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary Pearson
After The Snow by S.D. Crockett
All Unquiet Things by Anna Jarzab
All You Get Is Me by Yvonne Prinz
Angel Burn by L.A. Weatherly
Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton
Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
Article 5 by Kristen Simmons
Ash by Malinda Lo
Austenland by Shannon Hale
Awaken by Kate Kacvinsky

Battle Royale vs The Hunger Games
Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
Beauty Queens by Libba Bray
Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
Birthmarked by Caragh M. O'Brien
Bliss by Kathryn Littlewood
Bliss by Lauren Myracle
Blood Magic by Tessa Gratton
Blood Red Road by Moira Young
Blue Fire by Janice Hardy
Blue Plate Special by Michelle Kwasney
The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting

Candor by Pam Bachorz
Carrie Pilby by Caren Lissner
Cascade by Lisa Tawn Bergren
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally
Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson
Chalice by Robin McKinley
The Chosen One by Carol Lynch Williams
Claire de Lune by Christine Johnson
Cloaked by Alex Flinn
The City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
The Clearing by Heather Davis
The Compound by S.A. Bodeen
A Confusion of Princes by Garth Nix
Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy by Ally Carter
Crown of Embers by Rae Carson

The Dark Divine by Bree Despain
Dark of the Moon by Tracy Barrett
Darkness Falls by Cate Tiernan
Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor
The Demon Trapper's Daughter by Jana Oliver
The Demon’s Lexicon by Sarah Rees Brennan
Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart
Divergent by Veronica Roth
Does My Head Look Big In This? by Randa Abdel-Fattah
Drought by Pam Bachorz
The Drowned Cities by Paolo Bacigalupi
The Dust of 100 Dogs by A.S. King

Eldest by Christopher Paolini
The Eleventh Plague by Jeff Hirsch
The Emerald Atlas by John Stephens
Enchanted by Alethea Kontis
Entwined by Heather Dixon
Eve by Anna Carey
Every Other Day by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly

Fallen by Lauren Kate
Fire by Kristin Cashore
Flash Burnout by L. K. Madigan
Food, Girls, and Other Things I Can't Have by Allen Zadoff
The Fox Inheritence by Mary Pearson
Front and Center by Catherine Murdock

Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson
A Girl Named Digit by Annabel Monaghan
Girl, Stolen by April Henry
Glow by Amy Kathleen Ryan
Going Bovine by Libba Bray
Graceling by Kristin Cashore
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

The Hallowed Ones by Laura Bickle
Halo by Alexandra Adornetto
Harmless by Dana Reinhardt
Havoc by Jeff Sampson
Heist Society by Ally Carter
The Higher Power of Lucky by Susan Patron
Hourglass by Myra McEntire
How to Ruin a Summer Vacation by Simone Elkeles
Hunger by Jackie Morse Kessler
The Hunger Games vs. Battle Royale
Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore
I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak
I So Don't Do Mysteries & I So Don't Do Spooky by Barrie Summy
I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone by Stephanie Kuehnert
I’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have To Kill You by Ally Carter
Illuminate by Aimee Agresti
Immortal Beloved by Cate Tiernan
In The Path of Falling Objects by Andrew Smith
Insignia by S.J. Kincaid
Insurgent by Veronica Roth
The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
The Iron King by Julie Kagawa

Jekel Loves Hyde by Beth Fantaskey
Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta

A Kiss In Time by Alex Flinn
The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness

Ladies In Waiting by Laura L. Sullivan
Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld
Liar by Justine Larbalestier
Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer
Little Brother by Cory Doctorow
Looks by Madeleine George
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

The Magnificent Twelve: The Call by Michael Grant
Marcelo in the Real World by Francisco Stork
Matched by Ally Condie
The Maze Runner by James Dashner
The Mermaid's Mirror by L.K. Madigan
The Miles Between by Mary Pearson
Mind Games by Kiersten White
Mister Death's Blue-Eyed Girls by Mary Downing Hahn
Moonglass by Jesse Kirby
My Life, the Theater, and Other Tragedies by Allen Zadoff

The Night She Disappeared by April Henry
Nightshade by Andrea Cremer
Nomansland by Lesley Hauge

Of Poseidon by Anna Banks
Outpost by Ann Aguirre

Paranormalcy by Kiersten White
Partials by Dan Wells
Past Midnight by Mara Purnhagen
The Pledge by Kimberly Derting
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith
Princess Ben by Catherine Murdock

Radiant Shadows by Melissa Marr
Raised by Wolves by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Red Glove by Holly Black
The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff
Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly
Rhymes With Witches by Lauren Myracle

Sacred Scars by Kathleen Duey
Sapphique by Catherine Fisher
Savvy by Ingrid Law
The Season by Sarah MacLean
The Secret Sisterhood of Heartbreakers by Lynn Weingarten
Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
Shadowed Summer by Saundra Mitchell
Shift by Jennifer Bradbury
The Shifter by Janice Hardy
Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi
Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
Skin Hunger by Kathleen Duey
Slide by Jill Hathaway
The Spectacular Now by Tim Tharp
The Springsweet by Saundra Mitchell
Stardust by Neil Gaiman
Staying Fat For Sarah Byrnes by Chris Crutcher
Stolen by Lucy Christopher
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski
Strings Attached by Judy Blundell
Stupid Fast by Geoff Herbach
The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong

Thief Eyes by Janni Lee Simner
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
The 39 Clues, first three books
The 39 Clues, last seven books
Those That Wake by Jesse Karp
Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson
Tighter by Adele Griffin
Torrent by Lisa Tawn Bergren
Trigger by Susan Vaught

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
The Underneath by Kathi Appelt
Unearthly by Cynthia Hand
Unleashed by Nancy Holder

Valiant by Holly Black
Various Positions by Martha Schabas
Vesper by Jeff Sampson
The Vespertine by Saundra Mitchell
Vixen by Jillian Larkin

Waterfall by Lisa Bergren
Where It Began by Ann Redisch Stampler
The White Cat by Holly Black
Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Marillier
Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson
The Wish Stealers by Tracy Trivas
Wither by Lauren DeStefano
Wolfsbane by Andrea Cremer

You Against Me by Jenny Downham