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Hi I'm Caitlin a refuge from GR due to its censoring of reviewers. I'm still getting use to the site and hope to get back into the rhythm of writing reviews for all I'm reading. Here is what stars mean to me: 1- Was horrible, no one should read it 2- Didn't click with me but someone else may enjoy or didn't live up to expectations 3- I enjoyed it, nothing special(most books) 4- Very good but the there was still enough flaws to prevent me from falling in love with it 5- I loved it, it made me think and feel strong emotions, very few flaws
Twilight Outtakes - Emmett and the Bear (Twilight, #1.2) - Stephenie Meyer I'll admit it, it was cute.
The Runaway Robot - Lester del Rey A cute, clean story about a boy and his robot.
Homeless Bird - Gloria Whelan I read this book in elementry school and this story still sticks with me.
Solid - Shelley Workinger I was given an e-book/kindle copy of this book by the author and since reading it in November I've had a lot of time to think about it and try to think up a good review. Unfortunately I can't seem to so we are just going to go with a list of good and bad things about this book.

First the good:

#1- An interesting summery that makes me want to read it

#2- Some cute moments

#3- Some Mystery

#4- It kind of makes me want to read the next one

Now the bad:

#1- A ugly cover

#2- Too simple a plot, I figured out things way ahead of time

#3- Not enough depth to the characters

#4- Stupid names

So over all not the worst, but I really wouldn't recommended it. But I have to thank the author for sending me a copy.
Ashes - Ilsa J. Bick Let me sum up how this book went for me:
Good, really getting into it...
Very good 4 or 5 star book....
Loving this book....
What the heck just happened?
Did we switch authors?
What the heck!!!!!

Let me explain the first half of this book rocked, we had an awesome main character, good supporting characters, and an interesting plot that just made you want to know more. Then about half way through a dramatic event happens (sorry no spoilers) and the story stops and restarts 3 days later leaving us knowing very little about what happened and we only get to find out what happens through bits and pieces. And the author's style, along with the story line, just changes so dramatically that you are thrown out of the groove of story telling.

So I loved it and then was ticked off by it but it still managed to pull off 3 stars, so I'm going to have to pick up the sequel when it comes out and hope it's like the first half of Ashes.
Burnout - Adrienne Maria Vrettos This book is odd, we start out with a girl waking up on a subway with no idea how she got there or how she ended up in a costume and make-up. But slowly she starts to retrace her steps trying to figure out what happened to her, and where is her friend?

First let me say that this book is rather small and a quick read. Which can be a good thing depending on the book but this book felt too fast, like we where rushed through it. It's told in a series of flash-backs mixed with present day trying to figuring out what happened. For the first half the story is very believable and okay, but the second half is much less believable but much more exciting. So a descent read, I wouldn't buy it (at least for the price their currently asking), but if your library has it check it out.

I received this book through the's Firstreads Program.
An Abundance of Katherines - John Green This book was...interesting. It all starts when the main character's girlfriend Katherine breaks up with him, but this is not the first Katherine to break up with him it's the 19th. So to help deal with his grief Hasan, his best friend, drags him on a road trip. Where they might some girls and Colin starts working on his theorem of dumpers and dumpees.

It was a good book but some parts where a little hard to understand, I couldn't make heads or tails out of the math, and they continued to use math after they said they where not going to.
The Death Cure - James Dashner Let me start off by saying that I enjoyed the first book and the second one was okay. But this one failed. Nothing makes you like the charcters and they don't grow as people. It just felt like they where trying to stretched the series out into another book. It would have been better if the second and third book together, instead of stretching them out into a trilogy.
Rippler  - Cidney Swanson This is the story of Sam a girl with a secret, a secret she can't control. So when will sees her disapper he promises to help and to keep her seceret, because he has secrets of his own.

I really enjoyed this book, it was a fun read with a good plot. Our main charcter actual has a brain and doesn't just go with everything Will says. Her best friend isn't the best but pretty realistic. The journal entreies are very disturbing, but fit in well with the store. So worth the read and thanks Cidney Swanson (the author) for sending me a e-book copy!
Inheritance - Christopher Paolini It final has a cover and title! 3/31/11

I just pre-ordered this book from Amazon! 7/3/11
Farmer in the Sky - Robert A. Heinlein A nice little story about a boy who leaves his home to live on a new plant with his father. It's not the best in the world but good for some light reading.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll, John Tenniel An okay read that makes you wonder what drugs Lewis Carroll was on and random FYI he originally wrote this book for his neighbor Alice, a young girl who he took pictures of that now we wouldn't think much of but back then where scandalize.
Steel: And Other Stories - Richard Matheson Contrary to what you may have thought looking at this book, Steel isn't any bigger or more immportant than any of the other short stories in this book. Unfortunalty Steel along with the rest of them just felt like teasers to full length books. They weren't bad but they weren't enough.
Devil's Daughter - Catherine Coulter A pretty good, very predicable romance novel.
Untamed - Elizabeth Lowell A cute, predicable historical fiction, romance novel.
Dreamland - Sarah Dessen Sarah Dessen is a very intresting author that writes about a lot of teenage issues. In this book we are faced with Caitlin (which is creeply my name) who is being physically abused by her boyfriend and the results of it.

This isn't a book for you if you can't take physically abuse, sex, drugs etc. in your reading, becasue there is no holding back here. This is an honest truth of our socity that we all need to see for what it is.

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