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I know what I like, and I'm not afraid to fangirl all over it.

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Slaughterhouse Five
Kurt Vonnegut
The Restaurant at the End of the Universe (Hitchhiker's Guide, #2)
Douglas Adams
The Castle of Otranto
Horace Walpole
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
C.S. Lewis, Pauline Baynes
The Mysterious Benedict Society
Trenton Lee Stewart, Carson Ellis
The Boyfriend List: 15 Guys, 11 Shrink Appointments, 4 Ceramic Frogs and Me, Ruby Oliver
E. Lockhart
Seeing Redd
Frank Beddor
The Last Olympian
Rick Riordan
Blood Promise
Richelle Mead
Shiver
Maggie Stiefvater
Leviathan  - Scott Westerfeld It's nice to read a book that is original, and Scott Westerfeld has done it again. I would even go so far as to say that this series looks to be even more promising than his Uglies series.

I will admit, I at first had my reservations about Deryn's storyline, as the 'girl dresses as boy to get into army' thing has been done so many times before, but I soon warmed to it. What redeemed this story, in my eyes, is that she is not a typical female character: she doesn't whine about the men being unfair to her (or treating her the same as everyone else); and she doesn't go all angst-y about whether or not to tell everybody (this only pops up a couple of times, and not for long).

In the end, I got so into the novel that I was practically screaming at it when Deryn decided to capture Alek, and so I believe that a book so able to draw me in well deserves its five stars.