Monday, June 1, 2009

The Ladybug's Reviews - by rating

Here are my reviews arranged by rating:

Five ladybugs: Fantastic!

The Art of Racing in the Rain
by Garth Stein

Journey
by Aaron Becker

Room
by Emma Donoghue

Ship Breaker (Ship Breaker #1)
by Paolo Bacigalupi

Tiger Moon
by Antonia Michaelis


Four-and-a-half ladybugs: Really, really good.

5 to 1
by Holly Bodger

The Adoration of Jenna Fox (Jenna Fox Chronicles #1)
by Mary E. Pearson

All Our Yesterdays (All Our Yesterdays #1)
by Cristin Terrill

All the Truth That's in Me
by Julie Berry

Baby Flo: Florence Mills Lights Up the Stage
by Alan Schroeder
illustrated by Ying-Hwa Hu & Cornelius Van Wright

Beastkeeper
by Cat Hellisen

Before I Fall
by Lauren Oliver

Blue Chicken
by Deborah Freedman

The Book of Lost Things
by John Connolly

The Book Thief
by Markus Zusak

Bye, Bye, Butterflies!
by Andrew Larsen
illustrated by Jacqueline Hudon-Verrelli

Daughter of Smoke & Bone (Daughter of Smoke & Bone #1)
by Laini Taylor

The Day Before
by Lisa Schroeder

Days of Blood & Starlight (Daughter of Smoke & Bone #2)
by Laini Taylor

Dreams of Gods & Monsters (Daughter of Smoke & Bone #3)
by Laini Taylor

Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures
by Kate DiCamillo
illustrated by K. G. Campbell

Free as a Bird
by Gina McMurchy-Barber

God Went to Beauty School
by Cynthia Rylant

Goodnight iPad
by Ann Droyd

Heaven Looks A Lot Like the Mall
by Wendy Mass

I Had a Favorite Dress
by Boni Ashburn
illustrated by Julia Denos

I Heart You, You Haunt Me
by Lisa Schroeder

Inside Out and Back Again
by Thanhha Lai

The Latke Who Couldn't Stop Screaming
by Lemony Snicket
illustrated by Lisa Brown

Liesl & Po
by Lauren Oliver
illustrated by Kei Acedera

The Lost Crown
by Sarah Miller

The Lump of Coal
by Lemony Snicket
illustrated by Brett Helquist

The Magician's Elephant
by Kate DiCamillo
illustrated by Yoko Tanaka

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine #1)
by Ransom Riggs

My Book of Life by Angel
by Martine Leavitt

My Name Is Memory
by Ann Brashares

Out of the Dust
by Karen Hesse

Peter and the Starcatchers (Peter and the Starcatchers #1)
by Dave Barry & Ridley Pearson

Pictures of Hollis Woods
by Patricia Reilly Giff

Plain Kate
by Erin Bow

Shadow and Bone (The Grisha #1)
by Leigh Bardugo

Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls #1)
by Maggie Stiefvater

Skellig (Skellig #1)
by David Almond

Sparky!
by Jenny Offill
illustrated by Chris Appelhans

Stolen
by Lucy Christopher

Stupid Perfect World
by Scott Westerfeld

Tuck Everlasting
by Natalie Babbitt

Wanda Gág: The Girl Who Lived to Draw
by Deborah Kogan Ray

Warm Bodies (Warm Bodies #1)
by Isaac Marion

Wrapped (Wrapped #1)
by Jennifer Bradbury

You Are Stardust
by Elin Kelsey
illustrated by Soyeon Kim


Four ladybugs: Really good.

Absent
by Katie Williams

Angelina's Big City Ballet
by Katharine Holabird
illustrated by Helen Craig

Because of Winn-Dixie
by Kate DiCamillo

Carrie
by Stephen King

Charlotte Sometimes (Aviary Hall #3)
by Penelope Farmer

Cruel Beauty
by Rosamund Hodge

Dream Animals: A Bedtime Journey
by Emily Winfield Martin

The Dust of 100 Dogs
by A. S. King

Eli the Good
by Silas House

Ever
by Gail Carson Levine

Flora and the Flamingo
by Molly Idle

The Gargoyle
by Andrew Davidson

The Girl in the Castle Inside the Museum
by Kate Bernheimer
illustrated by Nicoletta Ceccoli

A Handful of Stars
by Cynthia Lord

The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games #1)
by Suzanne Collins

Hush, Hush (Hush, Hush #1)
by Becca Fitzpatrick

Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side (Jessica #1)
by Beth Fantaskey

Jolted: Newton Starker's Rules for Survival
by Arthur Slade

Ladybug Girl at the Beach
by Jacky Davis
illustrated by David Soman

The Lake and the Library
by S. M. Beiko

The Lightning Dreamer: Cuba's Greatest Abolitionist
by Margarita Engle

Listen, Slowly
by Thanhha Lai

Llama Llama Misses Mama
by Anna Dewdney

Llama Llama Red Pajama
by Anna Dewdney

M Is for Magic
by Neil Gaiman

The Magic Thief (Magic Thief #1)
by Sarah Prineas

Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch
by Anne Isaacs
illustrated by Kevin Hawkes

A Night in Santa's Great Big Bag
by Kristin Kladstrup
illustrated by Tim Jessell

Odette's Secrets
by Maryann Macdonald

Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters
by Barack Obama
illustrated by Loren Long

Resurrection Bay
by Neal Shusterman

Sir Scallywag and the Golden Underpants
by Giles Andreae
illustrated by Korky Paul

Snowflakes Fall
by Patricia MacLachlan
illustrated by Steven Kellogg

Surrender
by Sonya Hartnett

Tashi and the Tibetan Flower Cure
by Naomi C. Rose

Uni the Unicorn
by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
illustrated by Brigette Barrager

Up
by Jim LaMarche

The Wide-Awake Princess (Wide-Awake Princess #1)
by E. D. Baker

Wondrous Strange (Wondrous Strange #1)
by Lesley Livingston


Three-and-a-half ladybugs: Good.

The 57 Lives of Alex Wayfare (Alex Wayfare #1)
by M. G. Buehrlen

100 Cupboards (100 Cupboards #1)
by N. D. Wilson

Alligator Pie
by Dennis Lee
illustrated by Frank Newfeld

Angelfall (Penryn & the End of Days #1)
by Susan Ee

Beastly
by Alex Flinn

Brown Girl Dreaming
by Jacqueline Woodson

The Cat and the Wizard
by Dennis Lee
illustrated by Gillian Johnson

Catching Fire (The Hunger Games #2)
by Suzanne Collins

Chasing Brooklyn
by Lisa Schroeder

A Christmas Story
by Jean Shepherd

Coffeehouse Angel
by Suzanne Selfors

The Demon in the Wood (The Grisha #0.1)
by Leigh Bardugo

Doug Unplugged
by Dan Yaccarino

Draw the Dark
by Ilsa J. Bick

Dreamhunter (The Dreamhunter Duet #1)
by Elizabeth Knox

Every Day
by David Levithan

Frederick
by Leo Lionni

The Girl in the Garden
by Kamala Nair

The Good Braider
by Terry Farish

Flat Stanley: His Original Adventure! (Flat Stanley #1)
by Jeff Brown
illustrated by Macky Pamintuan

Heat Wave (Nikki Heat #1)
by Richard Castle

In the Shadow of Blackbirds
by Cat Winters

Incantation
by Alice Hoffman

Kindred
by Octavia E. Butler

Ladybug Girl and Bumblebee Boy
by Jacky Davis
illustrated by David Soman

Llama Llama Mad at Mama
by Anna Dewdney

Lulu & Pip
by Nina Gruener
photographs by Stephanie Rausser

Magic Under Glass (Magic Under #1)
by Jaclyn Dolamore

Olive's Ocean
by Kevin Henkes

The Other Side of the Island
by Allegra Goodman

The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle #1)
by Maggie Stiefvater

Reincarnation
by Suzanne Weyn

The Summoning (Darkest Powers Trilogy #1)
by Kelley Armstrong

Sunbolt (The Sunbolt Chronicles #1)
by Intisar Khanani

A Tale of Two Castles
by Gail Carson Levine

The Thirteenth Tale
by Diane Setterfield

Under a Painted Sky
by Stacey Lee

The Vampire Diaries: The Awakening (The Vampire Diaries #1)
by L. J. Smith

The Vespertine (The Vespertine #1)
by Saundra Mitchell

Voices (Annals of the Western Shore #2)
by Ursula K. Le Guin

World After (Penryn & the End of Days #2)
by Susan Ee


Three ladybugs: Okay.

The Awakening (Darkest Powers Trilogy #2)
by Kelley Armstrong

Crazy Beautiful
by Lauren Baratz-Logsted

Darklight (Wondrous Strange #2)
by Lesley Livingston

Defy the Dark
edited by Saundra Mitchell

The Diamond Tree
by Michael Matson

Dream Boy
by Mary Crockett & Madelyn Rosenberg

The Dream Thieves (The Raven Cycle #2)
by Maggie Stiefvater

Eleven Minutes (Fracture #0.5)
by Megan Miranda

The Forest of Hands and Teeth (The Forest of Hands and Teeth #1)
by Carrie Ryan

George
by Alex Gino

Go the F**k to Sleep
by Adam Mansbach
illustrated by Ricardo Cortés

Graceling (Graceling Realm #1)
by Kristin Cashore

Heat Rises (Nikki Heat #3)
by Richard Castle

Homeless Bird
by Gloria Whelan

Ladybug Girl
by Jacky Davis
illustrated by David Soman

Ladybug Girl and the Bug Squad
by Jacky Davis
illustrated by David Soman

My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories
edited by Stephanie Perkins

Naked Heat (Nikki Heat #2)
by Richard Castle

The Reckoning (Darkest Powers Trilogy #3)
by Kelley Armstrong

The Remarkable & Very True Story of Lucy & Snowcap
by H. M. Bouwman

Ruin and Rising (The Grisha #3)
by Leigh Bardugo

Savvy (Savvy #1)
by Ingrid Law

Tempestuous (Wondrous Strange #3)
by Lesley Livingston

Umbrella Summer
by Lisa Graff

You Wish
by Mandy Hubbard


Two-and-a-half ladybugs: I'm not really feeling it...

The Always War
by Margaret Peterson Haddix

Big Red Lollipop
by Rukhsana Khan
illustrated by Sophie Blackall

Breathless
by Lurlene McDaniel

Change Places With Me
by Lois Metzger

Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles #1)
by Marissa Meyer

The Compound (The Compound #1)
by S. A. Bodeen

Deep in the Sahara
by Kelly Cunane
illustrated by Hoda Hadadi

Dream Spinner
by Bonnie Dobkin

Dreaming Anastasia (Dreaming Anastasia #1)
by Joy Preble

Eat, Brains, Love
by Jeff Hart

End of Days (Penryn & the End of Days #3)
by Susan Ee

Gwynne, Fair & Shining
by Stephanie Lisa Tara
illustrated by Lee Edward Födi

The Hallowed Ones
by Laura Bickle

Hunger (Riders of the Apocalypse #1)
by Jackie Morse Kessler

Ice
by Sarah Beth Durst

If I Stay (If I Stay #1)
by Gayle Forman

InterWorld (InterWorld #1)
by Neil Gaiman & Michael Reaves

Little Dog Lost
by Mônica Carnesi

Mockingjay (The Hunger Games #3)
by Suzanne Collins

Otherbound
by Corinne Duyvis

The Poison Eaters: and Other Stories
by Holly Black

Poisoned Apples: Poems for You, My Pretty
by Christine Heppermann

The Puzzle Ring
by Kate Forsyth

Seven Wild Sisters: A Modern Fairy Tale (Newford #12)
by Charles de Lint
illustrated by Charles Vess

The Shadow Society (The Shadow Society #1)
by Marie Rutkoski

Siege and Storm (The Grisha #2)
by Leigh Bardugo

The Sweet Dead Life (Sweet Dead Life #1)
by Joy Preble

A Tale Dark and Grimm (A Tale Dark & Grimm #1)
by Adam Gidwitz

Thomas' Snowsuit
by Robert Munsch
illustrated by Michael Martchenko

Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass #1)
by Sarah J. Maas

The Time Keeper
by Mitch Albom

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer #1)
by Michelle Hodkin

Unearthly (Unearthly #1)
by Cynthia Hand

Vamplayers
by Rusty Fischer

Watch the Sky
by Kirsten Hubbard

Wild Awake
by Hilary T. Smith


Two ladybugs: Meh...

Blink Once
by Cylin Busby

The Daykeeper's Grimoire (Prophecy of Days #1)
by Christy Raedeke

Escape from Eden
by Elisa Nader

Evil?
by Timothy Carter

Fracture (Fracture #1)
by Megan Miranda

Future Flash
by Kita Helmetag Murdock

The Girl with Glass Feet
by Ali Shaw

Gossamer
by Lois Lowry

Grounded (The Grounded Trilogy #1)
by G. P. Ching

Here Lies Bridget
by Paige Harbison

How I Live Now
by Meg Rosoff

Hunter Moran Digs Deep (Hunter Moran #3)
by Patricia Reilly Giff

Libyrinth (Libyrinth #1)
by Pearl North

Magic Under Stone (Magic Under #2)
by Jaclyn Dolamore

This Is Where It Ends
by Marieke Nijkamp

A Time to Dance
by Padma Venkatraman

The Untimely Deaths of Alex Wayfare (Alex Wayfare #2)
by M. G. Buehrlen


One-and-a-half-ladybugs: Weak.

Blue Moon (The Immortals #2)
by Alyson Noël

Eye Sore
by Melanie Jackson

The Fault in Our Stars
by John Green

The Grumpy Guide to Life
by Grumpy Cat

The Here and Now
by Ann Brashares

The Hollow (The Hollow #1)
by Jessica Verday

More Than This
by Patrick Ness

Neverland (Adventures in Neverland #1)
by Anna Katmore

Obsidian (Lux #1)
by Jennifer L. Armentrout

One Night With The Fae
by Claire Farrell

Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles #2)
by Marissa Meyer

Unthinkable (Night Fall #1)
by Shirley Duke

Unwind (Unwind Dystology #1)
by Neal Shusterman

The Unwritten Girl (The Unwritten Books #1)
by James Bow


One ladybug: Bad.

The Explosionist (Dynamite #1)
by Jenny Davidson

Froggy Dearest
by Scott Gordon
illustrated by Konstantin Grishin, Sebastian Kaulitzki & Julien Tromeur

Maybe: A Little Zen for Little Ones
by Sanjay Nambiar

Salt (The Salt Trilogy #1)
by Maurice Gee


Dead ladybug: Horrible.

Basajaun
by Rosemary Van Deuren

Enchanted (Woodcutter Sisters #1)
by Alethea Kontis

Freak of Nature (IFICS #1)
by Julia Crane

Vivian Versus the Apocalypse
by Katie Coyle


DNF: Did not finish (see review for reasons why).

And We Stay
by Jenny Hubbard

Ashes (Ashes Trilogy #1)
by Ilsa J. Bick

The Body Electric
by Beth Revis

Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass #2)
by Sarah J. Maas

The Dark Divine (The Dark Divine #1)
by Bree Despain

Dash and Lily's Book of Dares
by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan

From Anna (Anna Solden #1)
by Jean Little

A Monster Calls
by Patrick Ness

A Monstrous Place: A Tale From Between (Tales From Between #1)
by Matthew Stott

My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century (My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century #1)
by Rachel Harris

Other Worlds (Guys Read Library of Great Reading #4)
edited by Jon Scieszka

Outcast
by Adrienne Kress

Pivot Point (Pivot Point #1)
by Kasie West

Sovay
by Celia Rees

Spellbinder (Spellbinder #1)
by Helen Stringer

Splintered (Splintered #1)
by A. G. Howard

Storm Glass (Glass #1)
by Maria V. Snyder

Stranger (The Change #1)
by Rachel Manija Brown & Sherwood Smith

Timebound (The Chronos Files #1)
by Rysa Walker

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