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Book Cover Book Title Author Series Date Reviewed
TravelerTravelerDennis W. GreenThe Traveler Chronicles #1December 13th, 2013
The Right Kind of WrongThe Right Kind of WrongJade EbyDecember 17th, 2013
Ruby RedRuby RedKerstin GierPrecious Stone Trilogy #1December 24th, 2013
Sapphire BlueSapphire BlueKerstin GierPrecious Stone Trilogy #2December 24th, 2013
Emerald GreenEmerald GreenKerstin GierPrecious Stone Trilogy #3December 24th, 2013
The MinuteThe MinuteAaron DietzDecember 31st, 2013
The Pilgrim GlassThe Pilgrim GlassJulie K. RoseJanuary 7th, 2014
Here, There Be DragonsHere, There Be DragonsJames A. OwenThe Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica #1January 14th, 2014
The Ruby BroochThe Ruby BroochKatherine Lowry LoganJanuary 21st, 2014
The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth GirlThe Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth GirlBarry LygaJanuary 28th, 2014
The End of IllnessThe End of IllnessDavid B. AgusFebruary 4th, 2014
The Breath of GodThe Breath of GodJeffrey SmallFebruary 11th, 2014
This Crumbling Pageant (The Fury Triad #1)This Crumbling Pageant (The Fury Triad #1)Patricia BurroughsThe Fury Triad #1April 8th, 2014
CapriciousCapriciousJade EbyBack to Bad #1April 15th, 2014
FuryFuryCharlotte McConaghyJune 9th, 2014
VoraciousVoraciousJade EbyBack to Bad #2August 4th, 2014
Grasshopper JungleGrasshopper JungleAndrew SmithSeptember 1st, 2014
AveryAveryCharlotte McConaghyThe Chronicles of Kaya #1September 15th, 2014
One Breath AwayHeather GudenkaufSeptember 16th, 2014
MalicousMalicousJade EbyBack to Bad #3September 17th, 2014
Little MerciesHeather GudenkaufSeptember 22nd, 2014
The Reluctant AssassinThe Reluctant AssassinEoin ColferW.A.R.P. #1September 29th, 2014
Divine MisfortuneDivine MisfortuneA. Lee MartinezOctober 1st, 2014
The Rebel WithinThe Rebel WithinLance ErlickRebel #1October 6th, 2014
Hold Me Closer, NecromancerHold Me Closer, NecromancerLish McBrideNecromancer #1October 13th, 2014
Dark PlacesDark PlacesGillian FlynnOctober 15th, 2014
The Hour I First BelievedThe Hour I First BelievedWally LambOctober 27th, 2014
Cruel BeautyCruel BeautyRosamund HodgeCruel Beauty Universe #1October 29th, 2014
TeaseTeaseAmanda MacielNovember 3rd, 2014
Butterman (Time) Travel, Inc.Butterman (Time) Travel, Inc.P. K. HrezoButterman Travel #1November 11th, 2014
KeeperKeeperIngrid SeymourThe Morphid Chronicles #1November 12th, 2014
HengeHengeRealm LovejoyLe Fay Series #1November 18th, 2014
HawthorneHawthorneSarah BallanceNovember 24th, 2014
Code Name VerityCode Name VerityElizabeth WeinCode Name Verity #1November 26th, 2014
The Musician's DaughterThe Musician's DaughterSusanne DunlapDecember 2nd, 2014
ApocalypticonApocalypticonDecember 4th, 2014
AudaciousAudaciousJade EbyBack to Bad #4December 8th, 2014
Orphan Train: A NovelOrphan Train: A NovelChristina Baker KlineDecember 22nd, 2014
The GiverThe GiverLois LowryThe Giver Quartet #1December 24th, 2014
The Girl Who Believed in Fairy TalesThe Girl Who Believed in Fairy TalesHeidi GarrettDecember 29th, 2014
Assassination VacationAssassination VacationSarah VowellDecember 31st, 2014
First SunFirst SunTara TollyJanuary 5th, 2015
Forgive Me, Leonard PeacockForgive Me, Leonard PeacockJanuary 7th, 2015
Written in My Own Heart's BloodWritten in My Own Heart's BloodDiana GabaldonOutlander #8January 12th, 2015
Rise of the Spider GoddessRise of the Spider GoddessJim C. HinesThe Prosekiller Chronicles #1January 21st, 2015
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes IIThe Adventures of Sherlock Holmes IISir Arthur Conan DoyleJanuary 26th, 2015
StuckStuckJade EbyJanuary 28th, 2015
The Case of the Cryptic CrinolineThe Case of the Cryptic CrinolineNancy SpringerEnola Holmes Mysteries #5February 2nd, 2015
A Tangle of FatesLeslie Ann MooreThe Vox Machina Trilogy #1February 3rd, 2015
Rose Under FireElizabeth WeinCode Name Verity #2February 9th, 2015
The Witching ElmThe Witching ElmC.N. CrawfordMemento Mori #1February 11th, 2015
CressCressMarissa MeyerThe Lunar Chronicles #3February 18th, 2015
Wynn in DoubtEmily HemmerFebruary 23rd, 2015
TenaciousJade EbyBack to Bad #5February 25th, 2015
Across the UniverseAcross the Universe #1March 2nd, 2015
Peter PanMarch 4th, 2015
One Great YearTamara Veitch and Rene DefazioMarch 9th, 2015
Rebel QueenMichelle MoranMarch 11th, 2015
SilkThe Bloodstone Series #1March 16th, 2015
The Witch of Painted SorrowsM.J. RoseMarch 17th, 2015
The Stained Glass DoorMarch 23rd, 2015
Gilded Ashes: A Cruel Beauty NovellaRosamund HodgeCruel Beauty Universe #1.5March 25th, 2015
MatchedMatched #1March 30th, 2015
Zenn ScarlettChristian SchoonZenn Scarlett #1April 2nd, 2015
What We See When We ReadPeter MendelsundApril 6th, 2015
Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour BookstoreApril 15th, 2015
Haunting GraceBeyond Time #1April 20th, 2015
The DressmakerApril 22nd, 2015
SeductionM.J. RoseReincarnationist #5April 27th, 2015
CompendiumAlia LuriaArtifacts of Lumin #1May 4th, 2015
SeekerArwen Elys DaytonSeeker #1May 11th, 2015
The Name of the StarMaureen JohnsonShades of London #1May 13th, 2015
Kinship: The CoveringKinship #1May 18th, 2015
Hollow CityRansom RiggsMiss Peregrine's Peculiar Children #2May 20th, 2015
SporeTamara JonesMay 27th, 2015
FairestMarissa MeyerThe Lunar Chronicles #3.5June 3rd, 2015
The Golden CageA Dance of Dragons #0.5June 8th, 2015
Little LiesHeather GudenkaufJune 15th, 2015
Grave MercyHis Fair Assassin #1June 17th, 2015
DisenchantedDisenchantedA.R. MillerFey Creations #1June 24th, 2015
WinterThe Manhattan Exiles #1July 15th, 2015
Best Foot ForwardJolene BuchheitJuly 20th, 2015
The NightingaleKristin HannahJuly 22nd, 2015
We Don't Need Roads: The Making of the Back to the Future TrilogyCaseen GainesJuly 27th, 2015
Divergent ThinkingJuly 29th, 2015
Ink and BoneInk and BoneRachel CaineThe Great Library #1August 3rd, 2015
PrisonerPrisonerDennis W. GreenThe Traveler Chronicles #2August 10th, 2015
Monarch of the GlenAmerican Gods #1.5August 12th, 2015
Ella, The SlayerAugust 17th, 2015
Freak of NatureJulia CraneIFICS #1August 19th, 2015
Family MagicPatti LarsenHayle Coven, #1August 24th, 2015
Diary of Teenage Time TravelerButterman Travel #0.5August 26th, 2015
FangirlRainbow RowellAugust 31st, 2015
OutlanderDiana GabaldonOutlander #1September 3rd, 2015
Clockwork MenagerieClockwork MenagerieKaren KincyShadows of Asphodel #2.5September 7th, 2015
LumièreThe Illumination Paradox #1September 9th, 2015
Romancing Snow White: A Prince Charmaine StoryKaren KieferSeptember 14th, 2015
AntivirusMichael KooglerThe Horde Series #1September 16th, 2015
Black Dove, White RavenElizabeth WeinSeptember 21st, 2015
Charisma +1: The Guide to Convention Etiquette for Gamers, Geeks & the Socially Awkward (Life Stats)Jessica BrawnerSeptember 28th, 2015
SkinshifterAlycia ChristineSylvan Cycle #1October 7th, 2015
The Mad Scientist's Beautiful DaughterAngela N. HuntOctober 12th, 2015
Marking TimeApril WhiteImmortal Descendants, #1October 14th, 2015
The FinishJade EbyThe Finish #1October 19th, 2015
Illuminae (The Illuminae Files, #1)Amie Kaufman, Jay KristoffThe Illuminae Files #1October 21st, 2015
SeraphinaSeraphinaRachel HartmanSeraphina #1October 26th, 2015
OrchardOrchardJed QuinnOrchard #1November 4th, 2015
The Memory LightsThe Memory LightsK.M. WeilandNovember 9th, 2015
The Storied Life of A.J. FikryThe Storied Life of A.J. FikryGabrielle ZevinNovember 11th, 2015
Shadow & BoneShadow & BoneLeigh BardugoThe Grisha #1November 16th, 2015
ClarielClarielGarth NixAbhorsen #4November 25th, 2015
Shadow ScaleShadow ScaleRachel HartmanSeraphina #2November 30th, 2015
The Thirteenth TaleThe Thirteenth TaleDiane SetterfieldDecember 7th, 2015
Lock InLock InJohn ScalziLock In #1December 14th, 2015
The Salinger ContractThe Salinger ContractAdam LangerDecember 16th, 2015
WinterWinterMarissa MeyerThe Lunar Chronicles #4December 22nd, 2015
Stars Over Sunset BoulevardStars Over Sunset BoulevardSusan MeissnerJanuary 6th, 2016
The Apothecary's DaughterThe Apothecary's DaughterJulie KlassenJanuary 13th, 2016
The Readers of Broken Wheel RecommendThe Readers of Broken Wheel RecommendKatarina BivaldJanuary 18th, 2016
StormingStormingK.M. WeilandJanuary 20th, 2016
UnboundUnboundJim C. HinesMagic Ex Libris #3January 25th, 2016
After: Nineteen Stories of Apocalypse and DystopiaAfter: Nineteen Stories of Apocalypse and DystopiaEllen Datlow, Terri WindlingJanuary 27th, 2016
A Witch's FeastA Witch's FeastC.N. CrawfordMemento Mori #2February 3rd, 2016
Missing PiecesMissing PiecesHeather GudenkaufFebruary 8th, 2016
LibriomancerLibriomancerJim C. HinesMagic Ex Libris Series #1February 10th, 2016
Codex BornCodex BornJim C. HinesMagic Ex Libris Series #2February 10th, 2016
RevisionaryRevisionaryJim C. HinesMagic Ex Libris Series #4February 10th, 2016
Finn FinneganFinn FinneganDarby KarchutThe Adventures of Finn MacCullenFebruary 15th, 2016
Acne, Asthma, and Other Signs You Might Be Half DragonAcne, Asthma, and Other Signs You Might Be Half DragonRena RocfordFebruary 17th, 2016
AberrantAberrantRuth SilverAberrant #1February 22nd, 2016
Bound by DutyBound by DutyStormy SmithBound #1February 24th, 2016
The MiniaturistThe MiniaturistJessie BurtonMarch 2nd, 2016
The Patron MurdersThe Patron MurdersEdwin WilsonMarch 7th, 2016
Please Ignore Vera DietzPlease Ignore Vera DietzA.S. KingMarch 9th, 2016
The Book ThiefThe Book ThiefMarkus ZusakMarch 14th, 2016
Why Not Me?Why Not Me?Mindy KalingMarch 16th, 2016
Agatha H. and the Airship City (Girl Genius novels #1)Agatha H. and the Airship City (Girl Genius novels #1)Phil Foglio, Kaja FoglioGirl Genius Novels #1March 21st, 2016
Ink and BoneRachel CaineMarch 24th, 2016
Timebound (The Chronos Files, #1)Timebound (The Chronos Files, #1)Rysa WalkerThe Chronos Files #1March 28th, 2016
The Undays of Aralias LyonsThe Undays of Aralias LyonsK.L. HorvathApril 11th, 2016
Noble SecretsNoble SecretsCecilia DominicAether Psychics #0.5April 27th, 2016
The NightingaleThe NightingaleKristin HannahMay 2nd, 2016
Eros ElementEros ElementCecilia DominicAether Psychics #1May 11th, 2016
Light FantastiqueLight FantastiqueCecilia DominicAether Psychics #2May 16th, 2016
Aether SpiritAether SpiritCecilia DominicAether Psychics #3May 18th, 2016
Every DayEvery DayDavid LevithanEvery Day #1May 23rd, 2016
Finding FraserFinding FraserK.C. DyerMay 25th, 2016
Ruby RedRuby RedKerstin GierRuby Red Trilogy #1June 6th, 2016
Magruder's Curiosity CabinetMagruder's Curiosity CabinetH.P. WoodJune 8th, 2016
The Time-Traveling Fashionista On Board the TitanicThe Time-Traveling Fashionista On Board the TitanicThe Time-Traveling Fashionista #1June 22nd, 2016
The Lake HouseThe Lake HouseKate MortonJune 27th, 2016
Happy People Read and Drink CoffeeHappy People Read and Drink CoffeeAgnès Martin-LugandJune 29th, 2016
Paper and FirePaper and FireRachel CaineThe Great Library #2July 6th, 2016
Sunborn Rising: Beneath the FallSunborn Rising: Beneath the FallAaron SafronoffJuly 11th, 2016
Beautiful Creatures (Caster Chronicles, #1)Beautiful Creatures (Caster Chronicles, #1)Kami Garcia, Margaret StohlCaster Chronicles #1July 13th, 2016
Iron Hearted VioletIron Hearted VioletKelly BarnhillJuly 18th, 2016
Screwing Up TimeScrewing Up TimeC.M. KellerScrewing Up Time #1July 27th, 2016
A Murder in TimeA Murder in TimeJulie McElwainKendra Donovan #1August 3rd, 2016
Out of TimeOut of TimeMonique MartinOut of Time, #1August 8th, 2016
Tales of Whimsy: Four Stories of Unlikely HeroesTales of Whimsy: Four Stories of Unlikely HeroesStacie SugiokaAugust 10th, 2016
At the Water's EdgeAt the Water's EdgeSara GruenAugust 24th, 2016
Water for ElephantsWater for ElephantsSara GruenAugust 29th, 2016
The Cresswell PlotThe Cresswell PlotEliza WassAugust 31st, 2016
A Deadly AffectionA Deadly AffectionCuyler OverholtDr. Genevieve Summerford Mystery #1September 7th, 2016
The Invisible LibraryThe Invisible LibraryGenevieve CogmanThe Invisible Library #1September 12th, 2016
The Empire Of DarknessThe Empire Of DarknessChristian JacqQueen of Freedom #1September 21st, 2016
DodgerDodgerTerry PratchettDodger #1September 28th, 2016
LandlineLandlineRainbow RowellOctober 5th, 2016
The Delphi EffectThe Delphi EffectRysa WalkerDelphi Effect #1October 12th, 2016
The Crescent SpyThe Crescent SpyMichael WallaceOctober 19th, 2016
The Kraken SeaThe Kraken SeaE. Catherine ToblerOctober 24th, 2016
Until Death Do Us PartUntil Death Do Us PartCassie LeighHaunted Romance #1October 26th, 2016
Follow You AnywhereFollow You AnywhereCassie LeighHaunted Romance #2October 26th, 2016
My Life as a White Trash ZombieMy Life as a White Trash ZombieDiana RowlandWhite Trash Zombie #1November 7th, 2016
Let's Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True MemoirLet's Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True MemoirNovember 16th, 2016
The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom ThumbThe Autobiography of Mrs. Tom ThumbMelanie BenjaminNovember 21st, 2016
Mata Hari's Last DanceMata Hari's Last DanceMichelle MoranNovember 28th, 2016
To Capture What We Cannot KeepTo Capture What We Cannot KeepBeatrice ColinNovember 30th, 2016
Pen PalPen PalFrancesca ForrestDecember 5th, 2016
Seabiscuit: An American LegendSeabiscuit: An American LegendLaura HillenbrandDecember 7th, 2016
I'll Give You the SunI'll Give You the SunJandy NelsonDecember 19th, 2016
Steam on the HorizonSteam on the HorizonMelissa Ann ConroyAether Saga #1January 4th, 2017
ResthavenResthavenErik ThermeJanuary 9th, 2017
IndexingIndexingSeanan McGuireIndexing #1January 23rd, 2017
FrostFrostM.P. KozlowskyJanuary 30th, 2017
The Masked CityThe Masked CityGenevieve CogmanThe Invisible Library #2February 6th, 2017
There Is No Lovely EndThere Is No Lovely EndPatty TempletonFebruary 8th, 2017
One Does Not Simply Walk Into TudorOne Does Not Simply Walk Into TudorIvery Kirk, Luna TeagueTimeBangers Vol. 1February 13th, 2017
BookburnersBookburnersMax Gladstone, Margaret Dunlap, Mur Lafferty, Brian Francis SlatteryBookburners #1.1 through 1.16February 22nd, 2017
Salt to the SeaSalt to the SeaRuta SepetysFebruary 27th, 2017
The Eighth Day BrotherhoodThe Eighth Day BrotherhoodAlice M. PhillipsMarch 6th, 2017
Elizabeth Bathory: A Memoire: As Told by Her Court Master, Benedict DeseoElizabeth Bathory: A Memoire: As Told by Her Court Master, Benedict DeseoKimberly L. CraftMarch 8th, 2017
The Sin Eater’s DaughterThe Sin Eater’s DaughterMelinda SalisburyThe Sin Eater’s Daughter #1March 13th, 2017
Girl in DisguiseGirl in DisguiseGreer MacallisterMarch 20th, 2017
Any Witch Way You CanAny Witch Way You CanAmanda M. LeeWicked Witches of the Midwest #1March 27th, 2017
Aether RisingAether RisingCecilia DominicAether Psychics #4March 29th, 2017
Alexander HamiltonAlexander HamiltonRon ChernowApril 3rd, 2017
My Last LamentMy Last LamentJames William BrownApril 5th, 2017
UnenchantedUnenchantedA.R. MillerFey Creations #2April 10th, 2017
Re-enchantedRe-enchantedA.R. MillerFey Creations #3April 10th, 2017
Shadow PlayShadow PlayA.R. MillerFey Creations #3April 10th, 2017
The Shadow LandThe Shadow LandElizabeth KostovaApril 17th, 2017
Boy Meets BoyBoy Meets BoyDavid LevithanApril 24th, 2017
Halfway DeadHalfway DeadTerry MaggertHalfway Witchy #1April 26th, 2017
The Burning PageThe Burning PageGenevieve CogmanThe Invisible Library #3May 1st, 2017
Gilded CageGilded CageVic JamesDark Gifts #1May 8th, 2017
Not a SoundNot a SoundHeather GudenkaufJune 5th, 2017
HeartbornHeartbornTerry MaggertHeartborn #1July 5th, 2017
Ash and QuillAsh and QuillRachel CaineThe Great Library #3July 10th, 2017
MechanicaMechanicaBetsy CornwellMechanica #1July 17th, 2017
As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess BrideAs You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess BrideCary ElwesJuly 19th, 2017
A Darker Shade of MagicA Darker Shade of MagicV. E. SchwabShades of Magic #1July 24th, 2017
ViciousViciousV. E. SchwabVillains #1July 24th, 2017
Donny's BrainDonny's BrainRona MunroJuly 26th, 2017
I Used to Know That: Stuff You Forgot from SchoolI Used to Know That: Stuff You Forgot from SchoolCaroline TaggartJuly 31st, 2017
The Clockwork DynastyThe Clockwork DynastyDaniel H. WilsonAugust 2nd, 2017
The Strange Case of the Alchemist's DaughterThe Strange Case of the Alchemist's DaughterTheodora GossAugust 9th, 2017
A Promise of RuinA Promise of RuinCuyler OverholtDr. Genevieve Summerford Mystery #2August 14th, 2017
UprootedUprootedNaomi NovikAugust 23rd, 2017
The Illusionist's ApprenticeThe Illusionist's ApprenticeKristy CambronAugust 28th, 2017
Shadows of AsphodelShadows of AsphodelKaren KincyShadows of Asphodel #1August 30th, 2017
Storms of LazarusStorms of LazarusKaren KincyShadows of Asphodel #2August 30th, 2017
ReawakenedReawakenedColleen HouckReawakened #1September 6th, 2017
The Vessel of RaThe Vessel of RaCatherine Schaff-StumpThe Klaereon Scroll #1September 18th, 2017
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the GalaxyThe Hitchhiker's Guide to the GalaxyDouglas AdamsHitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy #1September 20th, 2017
A Twist in TimeA Twist in TimeJulie McElwainKendra Donovan #2October 4th, 2017
Red RisingRed RisingPierce BrownRed Rising Saga #1October 9th, 2017
Zac & MiaZac & MiaA. J. BettsOctober 11th, 2017
Adoring Outlander: Essay on Fandom, Genre and the Female AudienceAdoring Outlander: Essay on Fandom, Genre and the Female AudienceValerie Estelle FrankelJanuary 5th, 2018
InvictusInvictusRyan GraudinJanuary 19th, 2018
Terminal AllianceTerminal AllianceJim C. HinesJanitors of the Post-Apocalypse #1January 26th, 2018
The Salt LineThe Salt LineHolly Goddard JonesFebruary 2nd, 2018
The Four Magical PrincessesThe Four Magical PrincessesJacob HowellFebruary 16th, 2018
Dragon CalledDragon CalledMelissa ChristophersonFebruary 16th, 2018
Cleopatra's MoonCleopatra's MoonVicky Alvear ShecterMarch 2nd, 2018
The Lost Plot (The Invisible Library, #4)The Lost Plot (The Invisible Library, #4)Genevieve CogmanThe Invisible Library #4March 16th, 2018