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Books I've read lately (the good and the bad) pt. 2

Bookworm "Tez"
 
Rebel Angels
Rebel Angels
"Just as good as "A Great and Terrible Beauty".   This trilogy is a big mix of difference genres: Romance, Fantasy, Drama, Historical...what more could you want from a book?!"
The Garbage King
The Garbage King
"Brilliant story about two boys from opposite sides of the track trying to survive on the streets of Addis Ababa."
Wipe Out
Wipe Out
"This is full of colourful descriptions that leap off the page, but apart from that there isn't much going for this book..."
Across the Wide and Lonesome Prairie: 1847 (Dear America)
Across the Wide and Lonesome Prairie: 1847 (Dear America)
"This battles with "All The Stars in The Sky" for my favourite Dear America book."
Hacker
Hacker
"This is a good book, but if you're not computer-literate it will leave you scratching your head and saying "What?""
Jacky Daydream
Jacky Daydream
"I despise Jaqueline Wilson's books, but I had to read this for book club.  In a word: Awful.  This wasn't the story of her (unremarkable) life so much as it was a description of her childhood toys."
Girl, Missing
Girl, Missing
"This is an awesome book!  It took me a day and constantly keeps you on the edge of your seat and you can't turn the pages fast enough..."
Siberia
Siberia
"Sort of frightening, but absolutely brilliant."
A Line in the Sand: The Alamo Diary of Lucinda Lawrence (Dear America (Reissues))
A Line in the Sand: The Alamo Diary of Lucinda Lawrence (Dear America (Reissues))
"One of the best books in the Dear America series and a good introduction to the Alamo for those who don't know much about it.  But  if you already do, I'm sure you'd still really enjoy it."
Russian Disco
Russian Disco
"Packed full of entertaining stories about the "real" Berlin."
Down Under
Down Under
"Definitely not as funny as his others, and I gave up halfway through... read his "Notes From A Big Country" instead."
The Knife of Never Letting Go (Chaos Walking)
The Knife of Never Letting Go (Chaos Walking)
"This book is ABSOLUTELY AMAZING.  Why did I not read it sooner?!  It will have you on the edge of your seat shouting both "hooray!" and "Noooo!""
Pirates!
Pirates!
"I don't think this is as good as "Witch Child", but it's still an entertaining book that will keep you gripped all the way through."
Translucent Volume 1: v. 1
Translucent Volume 1: v. 1
"A quirky, sweet and every-so-slightly romantic manga that leaves you with a warm smiley feeling at the end :D"
Butterflies, Bullies and Bad, Bad Habits (Ally's World)
Butterflies, Bullies and Bad, Bad Habits (Ally's World)
"The Ally's World series rocks my socks!"
Dear America: Valley of the Moon: Diary of Maria Rosalia de Milagros (Dear America (Reissues))
Dear America: Valley of the Moon: Diary of Maria Rosalia de Milagros (Dear America (Reissues))
"A really interesting insight into the slightly forgotten world of Mexican-Spanish culture and traditions before the California Gold Rush."
Firebirds: An Anthology of Original Fantasy and Science Fiction
Firebirds: An Anthology of Original Fantasy and Science Fiction
"It's sort of hard to rate this anthology because some stories are amazing and others aren't as good, but it's definitely a must for any fan of fantasy."
Castle (The Seventh Tower, Book 2)
Castle (The Seventh Tower, Book 2)
"Better than the first one, and enjoyable, although at the end of the book you can't help but think, "Ok, they got into the castle...what else did they achieve?""
Bite: Last Chance
Bite: Last Chance
"Hooray for Sarah Dessen!!!"
Aenir (The Seventh Tower, Book 3)
Aenir (The Seventh Tower, Book 3)
"Ok...Tal and Milla got on my nerves a bit in this book, but again it's not the Old Kingdom Trilogy, and maybe I had high expectations because I'd read those..."
The Portal
The Portal
"One of the worst books I've read in ages.  The characters were unbelievable 2-dimensional, the author's style was boring beyong belief and there was absolutely no plot at all."
Sabriel
Sabriel
"I was re-reading this and it was even better than the first time...Garth Nix is the best fantasy author in the world!"
Friends, Freak-Outs and Very Secret Secrets (Ally's World)
Friends, Freak-Outs and Very Secret Secrets (Ally's World)
"These books are seriously addictive!  Once you start reading them you can't stop."
Torn Pages
Torn Pages
"Another story about not letting the hardships of life getting down by Sally Grindley, who also wrote "Spilled Water" (one of my favourite books ever) and "Broken Glass"."
The Fever and the Flame: "At the Sign of the Sugared Plum" , "Petals in the Ashes"
The Fever and the Flame: "At the Sign of the Sugared Plum" , "Petals in the Ashes"
"I'm re-read this...Mary Hooper is one of my favourite historical authors.  The detail in her books is amazing."