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Emily S

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The Goldfinch
Donna Tartt
The Testing
Joelle Charbonneau
Carol Goodman
As You Turn Away
Molli Moran
Heir of Fire
Sarah J. Maas

Dear Mr. Knightley

Dear Mr. Knightley - Katherine Reay I may end up giving this one 4 stars...I'm still trying to wrap my mind around the feelings I'm having right now.

Bringing Tuscany Home: Sensuous Style From the Heart of Italy

Bringing Tuscany Home: Sensuous Style From the Heart of Italy - Frances Mayes, Edward Mayes, Steven Rothfeld How I long for a Tuscan villa! I'm glad for books like this, because they make it possible for me to create my own little bit of Tuscany right here. Loved the photos and recipes especially.

Hero of My Heart: A Loveswept Historical Romance

Hero of My Heart: A Loveswept Historical Romance - Megan Frampton Let's take every single romance novel cliché and toss them into one book, shall we? Dreadful. Just dreadful.


Nil - Lynne Matson I started reading this one back in October and finally gave up on it. Six months is more than long enough to waste on a book that I can't get into.

The Naked Earl

The Naked Earl - Sally MacKenzie Meh.

The Rithmatist

The Rithmatist - Brandon Sanderson Probably the weirdest concept I've ever heard of, and yet so successful. Really enjoyed this!

In the Shadows

In the Shadows - Kiersten White, Jim Di Bartolo The words and the pictures didn't really feel like they fit together to me. Going back and forth made it easy to forget what had happened previously. The illustrations were fantastic though, and I really liked that part of the book. Sadly, the written part did nothing for me.


Transcendence - Shay Savage Uh, WUT? I read this basically on a dare and I wish that I'd been strong and said no. Absolutely ridiculous.

The Duke of Dark Desires

The Duke of Dark Desires - Miranda Neville Meh. It's time for the parting of the ways with this author. Wanted to like it, but didn't.

Six Months Later

Six Months Later - Natalie Richards WOW. That's all I can really say. Wow.

A Scandal to Remember

A Scandal to Remember - Elizabeth Essex I swore off this series because I couldn't handle the writing, but then I got this one in my email and I didn't remember that I'd already sworn off. Now I remember why. Dreadful.

Teardrop (Teardrop Trilogy)

Teardrop (Teardrop Trilogy) - Lauren Kate Meh. Not really my thing.

The Duke in My Bed

The Duke in My Bed - Amelia Grey Sweet story, very likable characters. I really loved the interactions between Bray and Louisa's sisters. I loved seeing him grow into his affection for them.

I think I'd have rated this higher, but the copy I have is garbled in a lot of places. I know that's not the fault of the story in any way, but things like "Didn't she from that mom that she was in his home he women's set huge" (p. 213 of the ebook edition) don't make any sort of sense. Couldn't puzzle my way through that one.

With that, I will definitely continue the series, because I really like the author's style and these characters.

Chieftain by Command

Chieftain by Command - Frances Housden I never did get very involved in this story. It wasn't compelling and I didn't like the characters. Just meh for me. (hot cover though - points for that)

Destiny's Captive

Destiny's Captive - Beverly Jenkins Can't think of anything I liked about this one. Dialogue didn't fit, some of the description was just off (I'm sorry, but I can't quite believe that someone back in that period would have said "butt naked" to describe a naked child). Things like that totally ruined it for me and left a nasty taste in my mouth.

Vexing the Viscount (Bewitching)

Vexing the Viscount (Bewitching) - Christie Kelley Ugh. Nothing more to say about this.