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Linsey's bookshelf: ya

The DUFF: Designated Ugly Fat Friend
4 of 5 stars
*Disclaimer: I received an ARC from Netgalley in exchange for a review* Seventeen year old Bianca is smart, savvy and has a witty, snarky sense of humor. She knows she's not the prettiest girl in school, especially when compared with h...
tagged: humor, new-adult, realistic-fiction, romance, swon-2015, and ya
The Lost Herondale
3 of 5 stars
tagged: ya, vampires, swon-2015, sci-fi-fantasy, romance, and magic
2 of 5 stars
Maybe a 2.5/5. I'm left bereft with what to say about this one. I didn't love it. I didn't hate it. It was kinda weird but interesting but left me saying, huh??? Satisfies my book w/ a one word title for 2015 Challenge + teen reading c...
tagged: 2015-challenge, historical, mystery-thriller, realistic-fiction, ro...
The Sin Eater’s Daughter
3 of 5 stars
Mostly a 3/5 for me. The cover is AMAZING! The overall story is good with potential for book 2. I have a hard time really liking the female protagonist, Twyla. I'm not sure what it is about her that doesn't sit well - I think I'm com...
tagged: 2015-challenge, romance, sci-fi-fantasy, smexyness, swon-2015, and ya
The Song of the Quarkbeast
4 of 5 stars
Every time I read a book by Jasper Fforde I think I couldn't possible love his writing more and then he just amazes me further and I can't stand it! It's funny, it's quirky and unique. <3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3
tagged: 2015-challenge, swon-2015, humor, manga, sci-fi-fantasy, and ya
Tear You Apart
4 of 5 stars
I enjoyed this as much as 'Kill Me Softly' from a few years ago. This twisted fairy tell is a spin on Snow White. I prefer Cross' style to that of Alex Flynn. I'd recommend these for readers who like the genre and need something else ...
tagged: ya and magic
Cryer's Cross
3 of 5 stars
Certainly not my favorite of McMann's book but it was intriguing. I wish it had been written in first person and that the overall major plot point into the disappearances had been explored in more detail. Satisfies my 2015 challenge t...
tagged: swon-2015, ya, sci-fi-fantasy, and romance
The Friday Society
3 of 5 stars
This was fun! I liked the steampunk elements but this boils down to a girl power mystery solving adventure story. Fun characters and interesting comments on gender roles.
tagged: steampunk, swon-2015, ya, mystery-thriller, and historical
3 of 5 stars
I know there are a lot of people (Kim) that didn't care for the book. While I'll admit that Alex is not my favorite female protagonist, she falls in line with the majority of similar characters in popular paranormal teen fiction. I can...
tagged: ya, urban-fantasy, swon-2015, vampires, romance, sci-fi-fantasy, my...
Red Queen
4 of 5 stars
tagged: swon-2015, ya, and first-reads-netgalley
Welcome to Shadowhunter Academy
4 of 5 stars
tagged: angels-demons, romance, magic, humor, sci-fi-fantasy, swon-2015, an...
Tomes of Terror: Haunted Bookstores and Libraries
2 of 5 stars
For paranormal book club and also the nonfiction portion of my 2015 challenge. I was underwhelmed because I was expecting more. The writing is just adequate even if it is easily approachable for most readers. Where I was most disappoi...
tagged: 2015-challenge, nonfiction, positively-paranormal-bc, and ya
Percy Jackson's Greek Gods
4 of 5 stars
A fantastic, humorous introduction to Greek mythology. I wouldn't expect anything less from Riordan or from Percy.
tagged: ya, swon-2015, sci-fi-fantasy, mythology, and humor
Half Bad
3 of 5 stars
tagged: 2015-challenge, ya, witches, swon-2015, sci-fi-fantasy, and magic
Death Sworn
3 of 5 stars
Summary: As a sorceress, losing your magic is a death sentence. Ileni is sent by her elders to be the new magic tutor for a group a highly skilled assassins. Learning of the deaths of her two predecessors, Ileni is no doubt wary of her...
tagged: royal, sci-fi-fantasy, magic, ya, and swon-2015
Kissing Ted Callahan
4 of 5 stars
*Disclaimer: I received an ARC from Netgalley in exchange for a review. Summary: Both Riley and Reid, 16 year old friends and bandmates, are unlucky in love. What's worse is when the learn their other two bandmates are hooking up. ...
tagged: ya, swon-2015, realistic-fiction, romance, and first-reads-netgalley
Between Now & Never
3 of 5 stars
*Disclaimer: I received an ARC from Netgalley in exchange for a review. Summary: Cody Rush, is bummed that he'll have to start his senior year at a new school, especially since he's letting his basketball team down. He meets a new fri...
tagged: swon-2015, romance, ya, and realistic-fiction
Bob's Burgers Volume 1
4 of 5 stars
*Disclaimer: I received and ARC from Netgalley in exchange for a review. I am a recent Bob's Burger's convert. Even though an I am early in my fandom, it is apparent that the volume epitomizes the essence of this hilarious, hit televis...
tagged: first-reads-netgalley, graphic-novels, humor, ya, and swon-2015
The Darkest Part of the Forest
3 of 5 stars
Disclaimer: I received an ARC from Netgalley in exchange for a review. Summary: Author Holly Black returns to the world of the fae in her latest standalone YA novel. Taking place in Fairfold, where humans and the fae coexist. A hands...
tagged: fae, first-reads-netgalley, romance, sci-fi-fantasy, swon-2015, and ya
City of Heavenly Fire
4 of 5 stars
tagged: ya, werewolves, vampires, urban-fantasy, swon-2015, sci-fi-fantasy,...