Reviews

It’s gotten to the point where I’ve reviewed too many books to be able to put them in genre classifications. Especially because I tend to review the same genre anyway, and for the most part, they get so intertwined that it’s difficult to classify them. So…overhauled! I’ve decided it was time to put them in author alphabetical order.

* A * B * C * D * E * F * G * H * I * J * K * L * M *

* N * O * P * Q * R * S * T * U * V * W * X * Y * Z *


 

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letteraAbbott, Karen – Sin in the Second City ***
Ackley-McPhail, Danielle and Al-Mohamed, Day – Baba Ali and the Clockwork Djinn ***
Addison, Katherine – The Goblin Emperor ****
Adeyemi, Tomi – Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orisha, #1) *****
Ahdieh, Renee – The Moth & the Flame (The Wrath & the Dawn, #0.25) ****
Ahdieh, Renee – The Crown & the Flame (The Wrath & the Dawn, #0.5) ****
Ahdieh, Renee – The Wrath & the Dawn (The Wrath & the Dawn, #1) ****
Ahdieh, Renee – The Rose & the Dagger (The Wrath & the Dawn, #2) *****
Albertalli, Becky – Simon vs. the Homo Sapien Agenda *****
Alender, Katie – Famous Last Words ****
Anderson, Jodi Lynn – Tiger Lily **
Antczak, Stephen L. and Bassett, James C. – Clockwork Fairy Tales ***
Arden, Katherine – The Bear and the Nightingale (Winternight, #1) ****.5
Arden, Katherine – The Girl in the Tower (Winternight, #2) ****.5
Arden, Katherine – The Winter of the Witch (Winternight, #3) *****
Asthana, Praveen – The Woman in the Movie Star Dress **
Aveyard, Victoria – Red Queen (Red Queen, #1) ***


 

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letterbBacigalupi, Paolo – The Windup Girl ***
Bardugo, Leigh – Shadow and Bone (Grisha, #1) *****
Bardugo, Leigh – Siege and Storm (Grisha, #2) ****
Bardugo, Leigh – Ruin and Rising (Grisha, #3) *****
Baum, L. Frank – The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (Oz, #1) ***
Bell, Darcey – A Simple Favor **
Belleza, Rhoda – Empress of a Thousand Skies (Empress of a Thousand Skies, #1) ***
Benedict, Marie – The Other Einstein ***
Bennett, Marguerite – Josie and the Pussycats (Josie and the Pussycats, #1) ****
Bergman, Megan Mayhew – Almost Famous Women ***
Blake, Kendare – Anna Dressed in Blood (Anna Dressed in Blood, #1) ****
Blumenthal, Karen – Bootleg: Murder, Moonshine, and the Lawless Years of Prohibition ***
Bouchet, Amanda – A Promise of Fire (Kingmaker Chronicles, #1) ***.5
Bray, Libba – The Diviners (Diviners, #1) ****
Brett, Peter V. – Red Sonja Unchained ***
Brett, Peter V. – The Warded Man (Demon Cycle, #1) *****
Briggs, Patricia – Shifting Shadows (Mercy Thompson, #0.5) *****
Briggs, Patricia – Frost Burned (Mercy Thompson, #7) ****
Briggs, Patricia – Night Broken (Mercy Thompson, #8) ****
Briggs, Patricia – Fire Touched (Mercy Thompson, #9) *****
Briggs, Patricia – Silence Fallen (Mercy Thompson, #10) *****
Briggs, Patricia – Storm Cursed (Mercy Thompson, #11) *****
Briggs, Patricia – Fair Game (Alpha & Omega, #3) *****
Briggs, Patricia – Dead Heat (Alpha & Omega, #4) ****
Briggs, Patricia – Burn Bright (Alpha & Omega, #5) ****
Brubaker, Ed and Phillips, Sean – The Fade Out (The Fade Out, #1) ***
Burton, Richard F. – The Arabian Nights ***


 

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lettercCalonita, Jen – Flunked (Fairy Tale Reform School, #1) ****
Carriger, Gail – Etiquette and Espionage (Custard Protocol, #1) ****
Carter, Angela – The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories ***.5
Cashore, Kristin – Bitterblue (Graceling, #3) ****
Cavallaro, Britanny – A Study in Charlotte (Charlotte Holmes, #1) ***
Chan, Crystal S. – Emma (Manga Classics) ****
Chokshi, Roshani – The Star-Touched Queen (The Star-Touched Queen, #1) ****.5
Christie, Agatha – Murder on the Orient Express *****
Chupeco, Rin – The Bone Witch (The Bone Witch, #1) **.5
Chupeco, Rin – The Girl from the Well ***
Cline, Ernest – Ready Player One ****
Conway, K.R. – Undertow ***
Cranston, Bryan – A Life in Parts ***
Cross, Sarah – Tear You Apart (Beau Rivage, #2) **
Crouch, Blake – Dark Matter *****


 

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letterdDavid, Peter – Artful ***
Del Toro, Guillermo and Daniel Kraus – The Shape of Water *****
DiMartino, Michael Dante – Rebel Genius (Rebel Genius, #1) ***.5
Doerr, Anthony – All the Light We Cannot See ****
Doescher, Ian – William Shakespeare’s The Empire Striketh Back ****
Doescher, Ian – William Shakespeare’s The Jedi Doth Return ****
Donohue, Keith – The Motion of Puppets **
Draper, Sharon M. – Out of My Mind ****
Druett, Joan – She Captains ***
Duprau, Jeanne – The City of Ember (Ember, #1) ****

 


 

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Ellis, Samantha – How to be a Heroine
Elwes, Cary – As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride ****
Emmich, Val – Dear Evan Hansen *****

 

 

 


 

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letterfFar Out Fairy Tales ****
Favilli, Elena and Francesco Cavallo – Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls ****
Faye, Lyndsay – Jane Steele ***
Fertig, Judith – The Cake Therapist **
Fforde, Jasper – The Eyre Affair (Thursday Next, #1) ****.5
Fisher, Carrie – The Princess Diarist ****
Fitzgerald, F. Scott – The Great Gatsby ***.5
Flynn, Gillian – Gone Girl *
Forde, Patricia – The List ***.5
Fowler, Therese Anne – Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald ***
Friesner, Esther – Nobody’s Princess **


 

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lettergGabaldon, Diana – Outlander (Outlander, #1) ****
Gabaldon, Diana – The Exile (Outlander, #0.5) ****
Gaiman, Neil – The Graveyard Book ****
Gaiman, Neil – The Ocean at the End of the Lane ****
Gaiman, Neil – Trigger Warning ****
Galbraith, Robert – The Silkworm (Cormoran Strike, #2) ****
Galbraith, Robert – Career of Evil (Cormoran Strike, #3) ***.5
Galbraith, Robert – Lethal White (Cormoran Strike, #3) ***
Grahame-Smith, Seth – The Last American Vampire ***.5
Gray, Claudia – A Thousand Pieces of You (Firebird, #1) ***
Griffiths, Susan and Clay – The Undying Legion (Crown & Key, #2) ***


 

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letterhHaig, Francesca – The Fire Sermon (Fire Sermon, #1) ****
Han, Jenny – To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, #1) ****
Harrison, Kim – Dead Witch Walking (Hollows, #1) ***.5
Hawkins, Rachel – Rebel Belle (Rebel Belle, #1) ***
Hawking, Lucy and Stephen – George’s Secret Key to the Universe (George, #1)
Hawking, Stephen – A Brief History of Time ****
Heinlein, Robert A. – Starship Troopers **
Hellisen, Cat – Beastkeeper ***
Henry, Katie – Heretics Anonymous ***.5
Hill, Joe and Rodriguez, Gabriel – Locke & Key **
Hobb, Robin – Assassin’s Apprentice (Farseer, #1) ****
Hodge, Rosamund – Cruel Beauty **.5
Hoffman, Alice – Practical Magic **
Hosseini, Khaled – The Kite Runner (Graphic Novel) *****
Hosseini, Khaled – The Kite Runner *****
Huff, Tanya – The Silvered *****
Hunt, Lynda Mullaly – Fish in a Tree ***
Hunter, Faith – Blood of the Earth (Soulwood, #1) ****
Hunter, Faith – Skinwalker (Jane Yellowrock, #1) ***
Huxley, Aldous – Brave New World **


 

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letteriIdle, Eric – Always Look on the Bright Side of Life ****
Injustice: Gods Among Us, Year 2, Vol. 1 ****
Ishiguro, Kazuo – Never Let Me Go ***.5

 

 

 


 

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letterjJames, P.D. – Death Comes to Pemberley ***
James, Vic – Gilded Cage (Dark Gifts, #1) ****
Johnston, E.K. – A Thousand Nights ***

 

 

 


 

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letterkKagawa, Julie – The Iron King (Iron Fey, #1) **
Kataoka, Jinsei – Deadman Wonderland (Deadman Wonderland, #1) ***
Kendrick, Anna – Scrappy Little Nobody ****
King, Stacy – Pride and Prejudice (Manga Classics) ****
King, Stacy – The Scarlet Letter (Manga Classics) ***
Krueger, Paul – Last Call at the Nightshade Lounge ****
Kudler, David – Risuko ***
Kwan, Kevin – Crazy Rich Asians ****.5
Kwan, Kevin – China Rich Girlfriend ****


 

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letterlL’Engle, Madeleine – A Wrinkle in Time (Graphic Novel)
Lafferty, Mur – The Shambling Guide to New York City (Shambling, #1) ***
Layman, John – Xena: Warrior Princess ****
Liu, Marjorie and Sana Takeda – Monstress, Vol. 1 (Monstress, #1) *****
Liu, Marjorie and Sana Takeda – Monstress, Vol. 2 (Monstress, #2) *****
Liu, Marjorie and Sana Takeda – Monstress, Vol. 3 (Monstress, #3) ****.5
Lore, Pittacus – I Am Number Four **
Lu, Marie – Warcross (Warcross, #1) ****
Lu, Marie – Wildcard (Warcross, #2) ****

 

 


 

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lettermMaas, Sarah J. – A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #1) ***.5
Maas, Sarah J. – A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #2) *****
MacColl, Michaela – Secrets in the Snow **
Mandel, Emily St. John – Station Eleven ****
Marillier, Juliet – Daughter of the Forest (Sevenwaters, #1) ****
McCarter, Jeremy and Lin-Manuel Miranda – Hamilton: The Revolution ****
McClaren, Meredith – Hinges, Book One: Clockwork City (Hinges, #1) ***
McCulloch, Amy – Oathbreaker’s Shadow (Oathbreakers, #1) **
McGee, Katharine – The Thousandth Floor (The Thousandth Floor, #1) **.5
McGee, Katharine – The Dazzling Heights (The Thousandth Floor, #2) ***.5
McGuire, Sarah – Valiant ****
McKay, Kirsty – The Assassin Game **
McKelvie, Gillen, Wilson, Cowles – The Wicked + The Divine (The Wicked + The Divine, Vol. 1) ****
McKelvie, Gillen, Wilson, Cowles – The Wicked + The Divine (The Wicked + The Divine, Vol. 2) ****
McKelvie, Gillen, Wilson, Cowles – The Wicked + The Divine (The Wicked + The Divine, Vol. 3) ***
McKelvie, Gillen, Wilson, Cowles – The Wicked + The Divine (The Wicked + The Divine, Vol. 6) ****
McKelvie, Gillen, Wilson, Cowles – The Wicked + The Divine (The Wicked + The Divine, Vol. 7) *****
McKinley, Robin – The Hero and the Crown *****
McKinley, Robin – Spindle’s End ***
McManus, Karen M. – One of Us is Lying ****.5
Mendez, Antonio J. – Argo ****
Meyer, Marissa – Cinder (Lunar Chronicles, #1) ****
Meyer, Marissa – Scarlet (Lunar Chronicles, #2) *****
Meyer, Marissa – Cress (Lunar Chronicles, #3) *****
Meyer, Marissa – Fairest (Lunar Chronicles, #3.5) ****
Meyer, Marissa – Winter (Lunar Chronicles, #4) *****
Michaels, Anne – The Adventures of Miss Petitfour ***
Mickelsen, Melissa – Nightingale****
Miller, Frank – Big Damn Sin City ****
Miller, Madeline – Circe ****
Moore, Alan – The Killing Joke ****
Morais, Richard C. – The Hundred-Foot Journey ***
Morgenstern, Erin – The Night Circus ***
Munsch, Robert – The Paper Bag Princess ****
Murphy, Julie – Dumplin’ ***
Myers, Kate Kae – Inherit Midnight ****


 

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letternNess, Patrick – A Monster Calls *****
Ness, Patrick – The Rest of Us Just Live Here ****
Nielsen, Jennifer A. – The False Prince (Ascendance, #1)
Niven, Jennifer – All the Bright Places *
Neuvel, Sylvain – Sleeping Giants (The Themis Files, #1) ****
Neuvel, Sylvain – Waking Gods (The Themis Files, #2) **.5
Nix, Garth – Clariel (Abhorsen, #4) ***
Novik, Naomi – Uprooted *****

 


 

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letteroObama, Michelle – Becoming *****
Odyssey, Shawn Thomas – The Magician’s Dream ***
Ohtaka, Shinobu – Magi Vol. 1 (Magi, #1) *
Okorafor, Nnedi – Akata Witch (Akata Witch, #1) **

 

 


 

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letterpPak, Greg – Battlestar Galactica ***
Palmer, Amanda – The Art of Asking ****
Papadopoulos, Madina – The Step-Spinsters ****
Peeler, Nicole – Jinn and Juice (Jinn and Juice, #1) ***
Phelan, Matt – Snow White ***
Pierce, Tamora – Protector of the Small series (Protector of the Small #1, #2, #3, #4) *****
Pierce, Tamora – Tempests and Slaughter (Numair Chronicles, #1) ****
Pinker, Steven – The Better Angels of Our Nature ***
Poehler, Amy – Yes, Please ***
Porter, Sarah – Vassa in the Night ***
Power, Stephen S. – The Dragon Round (The Dragon Round, #1) ***
Pratchett, Terry – Raising Steam (Discworld, #40) ****
Pratchett, Terry and Baxter, Stephen – The Long Earth (The Long Earth, #1) **
Preble, Joy – Dreaming Anastasia (Dreaming Anastasia, #1) ***
Preus, Margi – Enchantment Lake **
Priest, Cherie – Boneshaker (Clockwork Century, #1) ****


 

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letterrRaasch, Sara – Snow Like Ashes (Snow Like Ashes, #1) **
Riggs, Ransom – Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine, #1) ****
Riggs, Ransom – Hollow City (Miss Peregrine, #2) **.5
Remender, Rick – Deadly Class, Vol. 1 (Deadly Class, #1) ****
Robb, J.D. – Naked in Death (In Death, #1) *****
Roethle, Sara C. – Tree of Ages **
Roth, Veronica – Divergent (Divergent, #1) ****
Roth, Veronica – Insurgent (Divergent, #2) *****
Roth, Veronica – Allegiant (Divergent, #3) ***
Rothfuss, Patrick – The Name of the Wind (Kingkiller Chronicles, #1) ****
Rothfuss, Patrick – The Slow Regard of Silent Things (Kingkiller Chronicles, #2.5) ***
Rowell, Rainbow – Carry On *****
Rowell, Rainbow – Eleanor & Park ***.5
Rowell, Rainbow – Fangirl *****
Rowling, J.K. – Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Harry Potter, #8) ****
Roux, Madeleine – Asylum (Asylum, #1) ***
Ryan, Carrie – The Forest of Hands and Teeth (The Forest of Hands and Teeth, #1) ***


 

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lettersSaenz, Benjamin Alire – Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe **
Saint-Exupery, Antoine De – The Little Prince ****
Sanderson, Brandon – Mistborn trilogy (Mistborn #1, #2, #3) *****
Sanderson, Brandon – Steelheart (Steelheart, #1) *****
Sanderson, Brandon – The Way of Kings (Stormlight Archive, #1) ****.5
Saunders, J. Matthew – Daughters of Shadow and Blood: Book 1 – Yasamin (Daughters of Shadow and Blood, #1) ***
Schow, Betsy – Spelled (Spelled, #1) ***
Schwab, V.E. – A Darker Shade of Magic (Shades of Magic, #1) *****
Schwab, V.E. – A Gathering of Shadows (Shades of Magic, #2) *****
Schwab, V.E. – A Conjuring of Light (Shades of Magic, #3) *****
Schwab, V.E. – The Steel Prince (Shades of Magic, #1) *****
Schwab, V.E. – Vicious (Villains , #1) ****.5
Schwab, V.E. – Vengeful (Villains, #2) ****.5
Schwab, Victoria – This Savage Song (Monsters of Verity, #1) ****.5
Schwab, Victoria – City of Ghosts (Cassidy Blake, #1) ****
Sedgwick, Marcus – Blood Red, Snow White ***
Shafer, Mary Ann and Annie Barrows – The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society ****
Shannon, Samantha – The Bone Season (The Bone Season, #1) ****
Sheinkin, Steve – King George: What Was His Problem? ****
Shetterly, Margot Lee – Hidden Figures ***.5
Simone, Gail – Legends of Red Sonja ****
Snyder, Maria V. – Fire Study (Study, #3) *****
Stallworth, Ron – Black Klansman ***
Stiefvater, Maggie – The Raven Boys (Raven Cycle, #1)  ****
Stockett, Kathryn – The Help ****
Sturges, Matthew and Dave Justus – The Wolf Among Us Vol. 1 (The Wolf Among Us, #1) ****
Sturges, Matthew and Dave Justus – The Wolf Among Us Vol. 2 (The Wolf Among Us, #2) ***
Sullivan, Margaret C. – The Jane Austen Handbook ****
Sun-Tzu, The Art of War ****
Swarup, Vikas – Q & A ****


 

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lettertTahir, Sabaa – An Ember in the Ashes (An Ember in the Ashes, #1) ****.5
Tanquary, Katheryn – The Night Parade ***
Taylor, Laini – Daughter of Smoke and Bone (Daughter of Smoke and Bone, #1) *****
Taylor, Laini – Days of Blood and Starlight (Daughter of Smoke and Bone, #2) ****.5
Taylor, Laini – Dreams of Gods and Monsters (Daughter of Smoke and Bone, #3) ***.5
Taylor, Tom – Injustice: Year One ****
Telgemeier, Raina – Sisters *****
Thomas, Angie – The Hate U Give *****
Travers, P.L. – Mary Poppins ***
Tye, Larry – Superman: The High-Flying History of the Man of Steel ***
Tyson, Neil deGrasse – Astrophysics for People in a Hurry ***


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Underwood, Deborah – Interstellar Cinderella *****

 

 

 


 

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lettervValente, Catherynne M. – Six-Gun Snow White ****.5
Valente, Catherynne M. – Speak Easy ****
Valente, Catherynne M. – The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making (Fairyland, #1)
Vandermeer, Jeff – Annihilation ***.5
Vaughan, Brian K. – Paper Girls (Paper Girls, #1) ***
Vaughan, Brian K. and Staples, Fiona – Saga Vol. 1 (Saga, #1) ****
Vaughan, Brian K. and Staples, Fiona – Saga Vol. 2 (Saga, #2) *****
Vaughan, Brian K. and Staples, Fiona – Saga Vol. 6 (Saga, #6) *****
Vaughan, Brian K. and Staples, Fiona – Saga Vol. 7 (Saga, #7) *****
Vaughan, Brian K. and Staples, Fiona – Saga Vol. 8 (Saga, #8) ****
Vaughan, Brian K. and Staples, FIona – Saga Vol. 9 (Saga, #9) ****
Vaughn, J.D. – The Second Guard (Second Guard, #1) ****
Verne, Jules – Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea ***
Verstraete, Majanka – Ghost Slayer **


 

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letterwWeeks, Brent – The Night Angel trilogy (Night Angel #1, #2, #3) *****
Weeks, Brent – The Perfect Shadow (Night Angel #0.5) ****
Westover, Tara – Educated *****
White, Kiersten – And I Darken (And I Darken, #1) ***
Whiting, Sue – Portraits of Celina ***
Whitta, Gary – Abomination ***
Wiebe, Kurtis J. – Rat Queens, Vol. 1 and 2 (Rat Queens, #1-#2) *****
Wiebe, Kurtis J. – Rat Queens, Vol. 3: Demons (Rat Queens, #3) ***
Willingham, Bill – Fables: 1001 Nights of Snowfall (Fables, #7.5) ****.5
Willingham, Bill – Fables: Snow White (Fables, #19) ***.5
Willingham, Bill – Fables: Camelot (Fables, #20) ****
Willingham, Bill – Fables: Farewell (Fables, #22) ****
Willingham, Bill – Legenderry: A Steampunk Adventure ***

 


 

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letteryYang, Gene Luen – Avatar: The Last Airbender, Smoke and Shadow (Vols. 1-3) ****
Yoon, Nicola – The Sun Is Also a Star ****.5
Young, Skottie – I Hate Fairyland (I Hate Fairyland, #1) ***
Yousafzai, Malala – I Am Malala ****

 

 


 

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letterzZafon, Carlos Ruiz – The Shadow of the Wind **
Zusak, Markus – The Book Thief ****

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