Bookshelf (review archive)

Complete list of books I’ve reviewed  on the blog. Click on title to take you to review.

Age grouping based on my opinion. I recommend based on age and grade level, but you may have a mature reader on your hand like I was when I was about 10 and already reading Harry Potter. You ultimately know your child better than I do.
YA= Young Adult (13ish-18ish)
MG = Middle Grade (10ish – 12ish)
CL = Children’s Lit (toddler – 10ish)

*It’s rare these days that I review a book I don’t like. But, every so often I come across one and instead of posting a negative or bad review, I simply stop reading the book. Just because it’s not a book for me doesn’t mean it’s not a book for you, so you’ll occasionally find an Unfinished Read review just so I can tell you about the book. Throwback Thursday is a mini review of a first novel in a series.
When I first started The Hopeful Heroine, I used a rating system. Some of my earlier posts still have my “ranking” but as I’ve continued reading, I’ve gotten away from that system. If you run across a review with a rating–here’s what I was thinking:
Rating System
ranked on a 1-5 scale with 1 being the lowest and 5 being the highest
1: Fluff Read (I’m not a “don’t read it” kind of reviewer because there is a book for everybody so a 1 rating just isn’t the book for me. It’s something I would read if it was the only book I had at the time.)
2: Read it but Borrow it from a Library
3: Read it, Recommend it
4: Book club discussion worthy / Teach it
5: Read it, Buy it, Stock it in your home library / Classroom library multiple copies worthy

Alphabetical by Title

13 Treasures by Michelle Harrison [MG] Unfinished Read

A Corner of White by Jaclyn Moriarty [MG]
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle [MG] Banned Books Week Review
Another Faust by Daniel & Dina Nayeri [YA]
A Whole Nother Story by Dr. Cuthburt Soup [MG]
Audrey, Wait! by Robin Benway [YA] Unfinished Read

The Believing Game by Eireann Corrigan [YA]
The Worst Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson [MG]
Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu [YA]

The Carnival of Lost Souls by Laura Quimby [MG]
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger [YA] Banned Books Week Review
Chasing Paris by Jen Carter [YA]
The Chronicles of Egg: Deadweather and Sunrise by Geoff Rodkey [MG]
The Chronicles of Egg: New Lands by Geoff Rodkey [MG]
The Clone Chronicles: Popular Clone by M.E. Castle [MG]
The Clone Chronicles: Cloneward Bound by M.E. Castle [MG]
The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black [YA] Unfinished Read
Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy by Ally Carter [YA] Unfinished Read
Crossed by Ally Condie [YA]
The Cupcake Club: Peace, Love & Cupcakes by Seryl and Carrie Berk [MG]
The Cupcake Club: Recipe for Trouble by Sheryl and Carrie Berk [MG]
The Cupcake Club: Winner Bakes Allby Sheryl and Carrie Berk [MG]

Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan [YA]
Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor [YA]
Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor [YA]
Delirium by Lauren Oliver [YA]
Destiny Rewritten by Kathryn Fitzmaurice [MG]
Divergent by Veronica Roth [YA]
Doll Bones by Holly Black [MG]
Dreamless by Josephine Angelini [YA] Unfinished Read

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell [YA]
Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine [MG]
Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger [YA] Unfinished Read
Eve & Adam by Katherine Applegate and Michael Grant [YA] Unfinished Read
The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacquline Kelly [MG]

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green [YA] Unfinished Read
Fever by Lauren DeStefano [YA]
Floors by Patrick Carman [MG]
Frindle by Andrew Clements [MG]
For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund [YA] Unfinished Read

The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson[YA]
The Giver by Lois Lowry [MG/YA] Banned Books Week Review
Graceling by Kristin Cashore [YA]
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald [YA] Banned Books Week Review

Hiding Out at the Pancake Palace by Nan Marino [MG]
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins [YA]

Insurgent by Veronica Roth [YA] Throwback Thursday
Ivy in the Shadows by Chris Woodworth [MG]

Jinx by Sage Blackwood [MG] Unfinished Read

Keeper of the Lost Cities by Shannon Messenger [MG] Throwback Thursday Review
Keeper of the Lost Cities: Exhile by Shannon Messenger [MG]

League of Strays by L. B. Schulman [YA]
Libby of High Hopes by Elise Primavera [MG]
Liesl and Po by Lauren Oliver [MG]
The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan [MG]
The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis [MG] Banned Books Week Review

The Maelstrom – The Tapestry Series by Henry Neff [YA] Teen Review
Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan [YA] Teen Review
Matched by Ally Condie [YA]
Matilda by Roald Dahl [MG]
Merits of Mischief #1: The Bad Apple by T. R. Burns [MG] Throwback Thursday
Merits of Mischief #2:A World of Trouble by T. R. Burns [MG]
Mira’s Diary: Lost in Paris by Marissa Moss [MG]
Mira’s Diary: Home Sweet Rome by Marissa Moss [MG]
Mister Max: The Book of Lost Things by Cynthia Voight [MG]
The Mother Daughter Book Club by Heather Vogel Frederick [MG]
The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart [MG]

North of Beautiful by Justina Chen [YA] Teen Review

Odette’s Secrets by Maryann Macdonald [MG]
One + One = Blue by MJ Auch [MG]
Origin by Jessica Khoury [YA]

The Palace of Laughter by Jon Berkeley [MG]
Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver [YA]
Pantomime by Laura Lam [YA]
Peregrine Harker & the Black Death by Luke Hollands [MG] Anticipated Read
Petronella & The Trogot by Cheryl Bentley [MG/YA]
Poison Most Vial by Benedict Carey [MG]

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater [YA]
Reached by Ally Condie [YA]
The Real Boy by Anne Ursu [MG]
The Red Blazer Girls & The Ring of Rocamandour by Michael Beil [MG]
Relativity by Cristin Bishara [YA] Unfinished Read

Samantha Sutton and the Labyrinth of Lies by Jordan Jacobs [MG]
Sass and Serendipity by Jennifer Ziegler [YA]
The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani [MG]
Secret Letters by Leah Scheier [YA] Unfinished Read
The Secret of Platform 13 by Eva Ibbotson [MG]
The Secret of Zoom by Lynne Jonell [MG]
The Selection by Kiera Cass [YA]
Sever (The Chemical Gardens)  by Lauren DeStephano [YA] Unfinished Read
The Books of ElsewhereThe Shadows by Jaqueline West [MG]
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo [YA]
Snatched: The Bloodwater Mysteries by Pete Hautman & Mary Logue [MG]
The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen [CL] Picture Book ReviewPoetryOriginal Fairy Tale,
Spies and Prejudice by Talia Vance [YA] Unfinished Read
The Spindlers by Lauren Oliver [MG]
The Spiderwick Chronicles: The Field Guide by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black [MG]
Splendors and Gloom by Laura Amy Schlitz [MG] Unfinished Read
Summer of the Gypsy Moths by Sara Pennypacker [MG]

Ten by Gretchen McNeil [YA]
Theodosia and the Serpents of Chaos by R.L. LaFevers [MG]
This Journal Belongs to Ratchet by Nancy J. Cavanaugh [MG]
The Time Fetch by Amy Herrick [MG]
Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson [YA]
Twerp by Mark Goldblatt [MG]

Unraveling Isobel by Eileen Cook [YA]

The Very nearly Honorable League of Pirates: Magic Marks the Spot by Caroline Carlson [MG]

Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion [YA] Book to Screen & Unfinished Read
The Weight of Water by Sarah Crossan [MG]
What’s Left of Me by Kat Zhang [YA]
Wither: The Chemical Garden Trilogy by Lauren DeStephano [YA]
The Wizard of Dark Street by Shawn Thomas Odyssey [MG]
Wonder by R.J. Palacio [MG]
Wrapped by Jennifer Bradbury [YA]


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