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Tantalize  - Cynthia Leitich Smith I didn't really like this book all that much. It had an interesting enough plot line, but the ending felt way too abrupt for me. It left me surprised that it was actually the end. And I didn't really like how it ended, even if you disregard the abruptness of it.

Vampire Academy Signature Edition: A Vampire Academy Novel

Vampire Academy  - Richelle Mead This was a pretty good book, and I thought it had a fairly original take on vampires. I'm planning on starting the second book soon.

Frostbite: Photographs

Frostbite: Photographs - Arno Rafael Minkkinen I loved this book! I actually cried towards the end, but I do tend to get emotional from books. =) Anyway, an excellent read, but read the first one first!

Blue Bloods (Blue Bloods, Book 1)

Blue Bloods  - Melissa  de la Cruz This was...okay. To me, it almost read like it was a huge prequel to the next book. I didn't really feel like it had a climax; at least, it wasn't a very big one. I will read the next one, but I hope it is better than the first.

Ink Exchange (Wicked Lovely)

Ink Exchange (Wicked Lovely) - Melissa Marr Another very good book by Melissa Marr, but I think I liked the first one a little better. Still, a very good read. One of the themes seems to be choice - the choice to act or not. It also struck me as very bittersweet, which I don't mind once and a while, but I am really a sucker for truly happy endings. This is definitely a book I'd recommend, though.

Ironside: A Modern Faery's Tale (Modern Faerie Tale)

Ironside: A Modern Faery's Tale (The Modern Faerie Tales, #3) - Holly Black A fairly decent book. I wouldn't call it a favorite, but it was still quite good. I enjoyed how Black used characters from both the first and second books in this one. And I enjoyed how the quest was solved - I love riddles. I do look forward to the next book.

City of Ashes (Mortal Instruments)

City of Ashes  - Cassandra Clare Another very good book by Cassandra Clare! I really like the plot in this book and its prequel - very interesting. And I'm hoping it turns out that Jace isn't actually Clary's brother. *SPOILER (Sorta)* I'm still confused about why exactly Simon isn't harmed by sunlight. Previously in the book, soon after his rebirth, he says he almost charred his hand off sticking it out of a window, or something like that. And he's also burned when he's captured and put in the room on the ship with Maia. But then he isn't burned on the "aquatruck". I'm wondering if it has something to do with the fact that almost all of his blood is Jace's, but you'd think that would wear off after a time, so I'm confused...

Princess at Sea

Princess at Sea - Dawn Cook Yet another fantastic book by Dawn Cook. I find the idea of "players" secretly controlling the sovereigns of all the countries very intriguing, and I love Dawn Cook's characters. I REALLY hope she writes a third book because the ending definitely leaves room for one, and I'll need another book to feel completely satisfied with the storyline. ****Implied Spoiler**** Does anyone else want to kill Duncan?

Tam Lin

Tam Lin - Jane Yolen, Charles Mikolaycak I felt that it took WAY too long to get to the main action in this book. I spent the majority of the book wondering when the action was going to start. There were funny and witty passages, but I felt like there were way too many references to works of English and classical literature that I've never read. I have a feeling that I would have enjoyed the book more had I read all the works to which the characters allude (as I generally enjoyed the references to the few books I HAD read), but I feel like expecting all her readers to be so well-versed in English and classical literature was a bit presumptuous on Dean's part. There really wasn't much mention of anything strange or supernatural throughout the majority of the book, save for the Erickson ghost (which I never found explained to satisfaction) and members of the Classics department riding around on horseback on Halloween. When Dean finally got around to the ballad and supernatural stuff at the end of the book, it felt rushed and tacked-on. I also feel like the romantic relationship between Thomas and Janet wasn’t developed enough. Overall, I feel like my time would have been better spent reading a different novel.

Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, Book 2)

Catching Fire - Suzanne  Collins Brilliant. Absolutely brilliant. I can't wait for the third and final book to find out how it all ends!