Sunday, October 24, 2010

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A list of all the book reviews I have written arranged alphabetically by title. Click on the title to go to the review. Click on the author's name to go to reviews for all the author's books. Click on the link for "Cover review" to see the review I wrote analyzing the cover art. Click on the link for "Summary" to see a summary of the entire book (this includes spoilers). Click the link for "Review Comparison" to see a feature I do where I compare a bunch of reviews for the book by different bloggers.  .

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 #.


Adoration of Jenna Fox, The, by Mary E. Pearson (Cover review)
All Just Glass by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes
All You Never Wanted by Adele Griffin
Allegiance by Cayla Kluver
Amber House by Moore, Reed, and Reed
Aphrodite the Beauty by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams
Artemis the Brave by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams
Artemis the Loyal by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams
Ascendant, by Diana Peterfreund (Cover review)
Assassin (The Grace Mysteries #1), by Lady Grace Cavendish (aka Patricia Finney)
Assassin's Curse, The by Cassandra Rose Clarke
Athena the Brain by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams
Athena the Wise by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams


Babe in Boyland by Jody Gehrman
Betrayal, by Gillian Shields
Between the Sea and Sky by Jaclyn Dolamore
Black Cauldron, The by Lloyd Alexander
Blank Confession by Pete Hautman
Blood Red Road by Moira Young (Cover review)
Body Finder, The by Kimberly Derting (Review comparison)
Book of Blood and Shadow, The by Robin Wasserman (DNF)
Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood (DNF)
Borrowing Abbey Grace by Kelly Green
Bourne by Lisa T. Bergren
Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu
Breath of Eyre, A by Eve Marie Mont (Author interview)
Brightly Woven by Alexandra Bracken


Cascade by Lisa T. Bergren
Castle of Shadows by Ellen Renner (DNF)
Cate of the Lost Colony by Lisa Klein
Clarity by Kim Harrington (Review comparison)
Classroom, The by Robin Mellom
Claws by Mike Grinti and Rachel Grinti
Clean by Amy Reed
Cleopatra Confesses by Carolyn Meyer
Cloaked in Red, by Vivian Vande Velde (Summary)
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
Cryer's Cross by Lisa McMann


Dark Frost by Jennifer Estep
Dark Mirror by M. J. Putney
Dark Unwinding, The by Sharon Cameron
Darker Still by Leanna Renee Hieber
Darkest Minds, The by Alexandra Bracken
Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier (Cover review)
Dawn of the Dreadfuls by Steve Hockensmith
Dead Beautiful by Yvonne Woon (Summary)
Dead of Winter, The by Chris Priestley
Deadly by Julie Chibbaro (Review Comparison)
Deception, by Lee Nichols
Defiance by C. J. Redwine
Delirium, by Lauren Oliver (Cover review)
Die For Me by Amy Plum (DNF review) (Review comparison)
Ditched by Robin Mellom
Dog's Way Home, A by Bobbie Pyron (Author interview)
Dragon Slippers by Jessica Day George
Dragon's Keep by Janet Lee Carey (Review Comparison)
Dragonfly by Julia Golding
Dreaming Anastasia by Joy Preble
Duchessina by Carolyn Meyer
Dust of 100 Dogs, The by A. S. King


Education of Bet, The, by Lauren Baratz-Logsted
Enclave by Ann Aguirre
Entwined by Heather Dixon (Review Comparison)
Everneath by Brodi Ashton
Everworld series, by K. A. Applegate (and Michael Grant)


Faerie Ring, The by Kiki Hamilton (Cover review)
False Prince, The by Jennifer A. Nielsen
False Princess, The by Eilis O'Neal
Fateful by Claudia Gray
Fetching by Kiera Stewart
Firelight by Sophie Jordan (Review comparison)
Forgive My Fins, by Tera Lynn Childs(Summary)
Fourth Stall, The by Chris Rylander
Fourth Stall Part II, The by Chris Rylander
Freshman Year and Other Unnatural Disasters by Meredith Zeitlin (Author interview)

Gathering Storm, The by Robin Bridges
Ghost and the Goth, The, by Stacey Kade
Girl of Fire and Thorns, The by Rae Carson
Girl Games, The by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams (Goddess Girls)
Girl of Nightmares by Kendare Blake
Glow by Amy Kathleen Ryan (audiobook review)
Goddess Girls series by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams (Cover review)
Goddess Test, The by Aimee Carter
Graceling by Kristin Cashore
Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers (Cover review)
Griffin Rising by Darby Karchut
Guardian of the Gate, by Michelle Zink


Healer's Apprentice, The, by Melanie Dickerson (DNF)
Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom, The by Christopher Healy (Character interview) (Audiobook review)
Hex Hall, by Rachel Hawkins
House of Dead Maids, The, by Clare B. Dunkle (Cover review)
House of Shadows by Rachel Neumeier (DNF)
Hunger, by Jackie Morse Kessler
Hunt, The by Andrew Fukuda


Immortal, by Gillian Shields (Cover review)
Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa (DNF)
Iron Daughter, The by Julie Kagawa 
Iron Fey, The series by Julie Kagawa
Iron King, The by Julie Kagawa (Review Comparison)
Iron Queen, The by Julie Kagawa


Julian Game, The by Adele Griffin
Just Your Average Princess by Kristina Springer


Kat, Incorrigible by Stephanie Burgis
Kiss of Frost by Jennifer Estep

Ladies in Waiting by Laura L. Sullivan
Last Knight, The by Hilari Bell
Leaving Paradise by Simone Elkeles (Summary)
Legacy by Cayla Kluver
Liar Society by Lisa and Laura Roecker
Lily of the Nile by Stephanie Dray
Lipstick Laws, The, by Amy Holder 
Little Women and Me by Lauren Baratz-Logsted
Love Story by Jennifer Echols
Luxe, The, by Anna Godbersen (Cover review)


Match Made in High School, A, by Kristin Walker
Medusa the Mean by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams 
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
Mistwood, by Leah Cypess(Cover review)
Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne
Most Wanted by Kate Thompson
My Fair Godmother, by Janette Rallison
My Sparkling Misfortune by Laura Lond
My Swordhand is Singing by Marcus Sedgwick
My Un-Fairy Tale Life by Anna Staniszewski


Near Witch, The by Victoria Schwab (Review Comparison)
New Girl by Paige Harbison

Ordinary Magic by Caitlen Rubino-Bradway (Author interview)
Other Normals, The by Ned Vizzini
Outpost by Ann Aguirre


Paranormalcy, by Kiersten White
Pearl Among Princes, A, by Coleen Paratore 
Pegasus, by Robin McKinley (Cover review)
Penderwicks, The, by Jeanne Birdsall
Persephone the Phony, by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams 
Picture the Dead by Adele Griffin
Pilgrims Don't Wear Pink by Stephanie Kate Strohm
Plain Kate by Erin Bow
Poisoned House, The by Michael Ford
Princess Ben by Catherine Gilbert Murdock
Princess Curse, The by Merrie Haskell
Princess for Hire by Lindsey Leavitt 
Princess of the Silver Woods by Jessica Day George
Princess of the Wild Swans by Diane Zahler
Prophecy of the Sisters, by Michelle Zink
Pushing the Limit by Katie McGarry


Queen of the Dead by Stacey Kade
Queen's Vow, The by C. W. Gortner


Real Mermaids Don't Wear Toe Rings by Helene Boudreau
Renegade Magic by Stephanie Burgis
Replacement, The, by Brenna Yovanoff (Cover review)
Repossessed, by A. M. Jenkins
River of Time series by Lisa T. Bergren (Character interview)
Rosebush by Michele Jaffe
Royal Treatment, The by Lindsey Leavitt

Scary School by Derek the Ghost
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
Shadow Hills, by Anastasia Hopcus
Shift by Kim Curran
Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater (Cover review)
Slayers by C. J. Hill (aka Janette Rallison
Something Strange and Deadly by Susan Dennard
Song of the Nile by Stephanie Dray
Song of the Sparrow by Lisa Ann Sandell
Soulbound by Heather Brewer
StarCrossed by Elizabeth C. Bunce
Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini (Cover review)
Supernaturally by Kiersten White


Tale of Two Castles, A by Gail Carson Levine
Theodosia and the Serpents of Chaos by R. L. LaFevers
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
Through the Ever Night by Veronica Rossi (Cover review)
Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson
Tighter by Adele Griffin (Cover journey) (Cover review)
Toads and Diamonds by Heather Tomlinson
Torrent by Lisa Bergren
Touch of Frost by Jennifer Estep
Touch of Power by Maria V. Snyder
True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle, The, by Avi
Truth-Teller's Tale, The, by Sharon Shinn (Cover review)
Tuesdays at the Castle by Jessica Day George
Twin's Daughter, The, by Lauren Baratz-Logsted (Cover review)
Two Princesses of Bamarre, The, by Gail Carson Levine
Tyger Tyger, by Kersten Hamilton


Ugly Princess and the Wise Fool, The, by Margaret Gray
Undead by Kirsty McKay
Unearthly by Cynthia Hand (Review comparison)


Vespertine, The, by Saundra Mitchell
Vicious Little Darlings by Katherine Easer (Cover review)

Wake Unto Me by Lisa Cach
Ward Against Death by Melanie Card
Warped by Maurissa Guibord
Waterfall by Lisa Bergren 
Way We Fall, The by Megan Crewe (DNF)
Where I Want to Be by Adele Griffin
Wicked and the Just, The by J. Anderson Coats (Author interview)
Wide-Awake Princess, The, by E. D. Baker
Wildwing, by Emily Whitman (Summary)
Winter's Passage (An Iron Fey novella) by Julie Kagawa
Wisdom's Kiss by Catherine Gilbert Murdock
Witch's Daughter, The, by Paula Brackston 
Wrapped by Jennifer Bradbury




7 Souls by Barnabas Miller and Jordan Orlando


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I am an American woman in my 30s with a passion for reading and YA fiction. Small Review is my online alias because I review books and, well, I’m a pretty short person. I currently work as the Executive Director over a college library. I have also worked as a librarian and in archiving and editing.

I focus primarily on YA fiction with an emphasis on the paranormal/fantasy and historical, but I also feature some middle grade and adult fiction with cross-over appeal. I started this blog because I love books and wanted to give back something to a community I have gotten so much from.

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