Archived Book Reviews -- January to June 2012

June 2012
How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming by Mike Brown ***
Snow White Blood Red by Cameron Jace ****
Scars by Cheryl Rainfield ***
Specials by Scott Westerfeld **
Zombie Tales: Primrose Court Apt 205 by Robert DeCoteau ***
Zombie Tales: Primrose Court Apt 305 by Robert DeCoteau ***
Zombie Tales: Primrose Court Apt 502 by Robert DeCoteau ***
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak ****
Double Helix by Nancy Werlin **
UnEnchanted (An Unfortunate Fairy Tale) by Chanda Hahn **
The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan **
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie ****
Somebody Tell Aunt Tillie She's Dead by Christiana Miller ***
Ashes to Ashes and Cinder to Cinder  by Cameron Jace ***
Beauty Never Dies by Cameron Jace ****
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness *****

May 2012
Delirium by Lauren Oliver **
Incarnate by Jodi Meadows ***
If I Stay by Gayle Forman ****
Colossus by Dennis Feltham Jones ***
Cinder by Marissa Meyer ***
Hallowed by Cynthia Hand ****
I'm Not Stiller by Max Frisch **

April 2012
Rickshaw Boy by Lao She **
The Flight of Gemma Hardy by Margot Livesey **
Mr. Bliss by J.R.R. Tolkien **
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy **
Faith, Hope, and Hilarity: The Child's Eye View of Religion by Dick Van Dyke ****
Firelight by Sophie Jordan **
Pretties by Scott Westerfeld ***
The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan ***
Fins are Forever by Tera Lynn Childs ***
Unearthly by Cynthia Hand ***
Eve by Anna Carey **

March 2012
The Devil and Miss Prym by Paulo Coelho ****
Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver ***
Uglies by Scott Westerfeld ***
Forgive my Fins by Tera Lynn Childs ***
The Dwelling by Susie Moloney **
Illusion by Frank Peretti ****
Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah ****
Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman ***
Promise Not to Tell by Jennifer McMahon ***
The Poe Shadow by Matthew Pearl *
When She Woke by Hillary Jordan **
My Lucky Life in and Out of Show Business by Dick Van  Dyke ****
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Brown ****
Hush: An Irish Princess' Tale by Donna Jo Napoli **

February 2012
Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake ***
Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys ****
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson ***
Black Like Me by John Howard Griffin ****
Half Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls ****
Running with Scissors by Augusten Burroughs *
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer *
Cancer Ward by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn ***
The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova ****
Legend by Marie Lu ***
Zone One by Colson Whitehead *
The Farming of Bones by Edwidge Danticat **
My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult ****

January 2012
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs ****
The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton **
The Dante Club by Matthew Pearl **
The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman *
Seriously...I'm Kidding by Ellen DeGeneres **
Gods in Alabama by Joshilyn Jackson ****
The Help by Kathryn Stockett ***
The Metamorphoses by Ovid **
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen **
Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay ****
The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls ***
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath ***

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