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Books Read 2010

Here is my complete 2010 list. Again I was pleased to reach my personal goal of 150 books and my page total was 57.492. I've listed the books under the cuts, with brief comments and links to the longer reviews in my journal. RG indicates books that were reading group selections.

Completing the list, I see that mystery and crime novels still was my most popular genre - whether set in modern day or historical.

Books Read January-March 2010 (Books 01-37)

Books Read January 2010

Book 1: Too Close to Home by Linwood Barclay, 2008. 342 pages. RG Undemanding page-turner. Review here.
Book 2: Dracula the Undead by Dacre Stoker and Ian Holt, 2009. 424 pages. Official sequel to Bram Stoker's classic 1897 novel Dracula, set in 1912, twenty-five years after Van Helsing and his allies reduced Dracula to dust. Not destined to be a classic though certainly a labour of love. Review here.
Book 3: Wideacre (Book 1 in the Wideacre Trilogy) by Philippa Gregory, 1987. Unabridged Audio. The adventures of the racy Miss Beatrice Lacey set in mid-18th century England. Addictive. Review here.
Book 4: Silent Scream (Anna Travis Book 5) by Lynda la Plante, 2009. 515 pages. An excellent British police procedural. Review here.
Book 5: From Bauhaus to Our House by Tom Wolfe, 1981. 143 pages. A tirade against the Bauhaus School and its influence on modern American architecture. Disappointing and dated. Review here.
Book 6: Captain Alatriste by Arturo Pérez-Reverte, 1996. Translated from the Spanish by Margaret Sayers Peden, 2005. 253 pages.
Book 7: Purity of Blood (Captain Alatriste Book 2) by Arturo Pérez-Reverte, 1997. Translated from the Spanish by Margaret Sayers Peden, 2006. 267 pages. The swashbuckling adventures of Captain Alatriste set in early 17th century Spain. Delightful fun.
Book 8: The Third Heaven Conspiracy (US Title: The Mosaic Crimes) by Giulio Leoni, 2004. Translated from the Italian by Anne Milano Appel, 2007. 323 pages. Medieval whodunit featuring Dante Alighieri. Reviews of Books 6-8 here.
Book 9: The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas: a Fable by John Boyne, 2006. 214 pages. RG. One of those books that everyone seemed to love except me. Here is why - Review here.
Book 10: Burnt Shadows by Kamila Shamsie, 2009. 369 pages. A powerful epic novel weaving together a few key events from the bombing of Nagasaki to the aftermath of 9/11. One of the best novels I've read for some time. Review here.
Book 11: I am Charlotte Simmons by Tom Wolfe, 2004. 676 pages. A bit of a hit and miss satire on modern university life. Review here.
Book 12: The Luminous Life of Lilly Aphrodite (US Title: The Glimmer Palace) by Beatrice Colin, 2008. 404 pages. A dazzling work set during the first third of the 20th century mainly in Berlin, which tells the story of Lilly Aphrodite from orphan to leading silent film star in Germany's early film industry. Loved it. Review here.
Book 13: Disobedience by Naomi Alderman, 2006. 277 pages. RG This was another though-provoking, well written novel set in the world of British Orthodox Judaism exploring faith and sexuality. Review here.

Books Read February 2010

Book 14: The Lady in the Tower: the Fall of Anne Boleyn by Alison Weir, 2009. 416 pages. A highly researched and richly detailed portrayal of the last days of Queen Anne Boleyn. Review here.
Book 15: A Mind to Murder (Adam Dalgliesh Book 2) by P.D. James, 1963. 225 pages. An enjoyable police procedural with interesting 1960s details. Review here.
Book 16: Change of Heart by Jodi Picoult, 2008. 450 pages. RG Another page-turner from Jodi Picoult. Review here.
Book 17: Death and the Devil by Frank Schätzing, 1995. Translated from the German by Mike Mitchell, 2007. 391 pages. Real life events are used as a starting point for this fast-paced historical thriller set in 13th century Cologne. Review here.
Book 18: The Case for God: What Religion Really Means by Karen Armstrong, 2009. 396 pages. A thought-provoking and accessible book on the history of religion and religious practices from 30,000 BC to the present. Review here.
Book 19: From Dead to Worse (Sookie Stackhouse/Southern Vampires Book 8) by Charlaine Harris, 2008. 368 pages and unabridged audio.
Book 20: Dead and Gone (Sookie Stackhouse/Southern Vampires Book 9) by Charlaine Harris, 2009. 320 pages and unabridged audio. Reviews of Books 19 & 20 here.
Book 21: Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella, 2009. 480 pages. A modern young woman haunted by the ghost of her great-aunt, who in her heyday was a flapper. Review here.
Book 22: The Reincarnationist by M. J. Rose, 2007. 472 pages. After surviving a terrorist bomb a man is plagued by flashes of memory of a life in 4th century Rome. Review here.
Book 23: Blotto, Twinks and the ex-King's Daughter by Simon Brett, 2009. 185 pages and unabridged audiobook. The first hilarious outing for 1920s aristocratic brother and sister sleuths, Blotto and Twinks. Review here.

Books Read March 2010

Book 24 : Good Morning, Midnight (Dalziel and Pascoe 21) by Reginald Hill, 2004. 407 pages. RG My first encounter with this popular series of police procedurals.
Book 25: Goldfinger (James Bond 7) by Ian Fleming, 1959. 356 pages. My favourite Bond movie and novel, so holds a special place in my heart. Reviews of Books 24 and 25 here.
Book 26: The Favoured Child (Wideacre Book 2) by Phlippa Gregory, 1989. 631 pages. It continues the story of the next generation of the Lacey family.
Book 27: The Bernini Bust (Jonathan Argyll Book 3) by Iain Pears, 1993. 256 pages. This was another fun art history mystery. Reviews of Books 26 and 27 here.
Book 28: The Art of Drowning by Frances Fyfield, 2006. 372 pages. Brilliant psychological thriller. Review here.
Book 29: Distance by Ewan Morrison, 2008. 410 pages. RG Novel about a long distance relationship that annoyed me from start to finish. My review/rant here.
Book 30 : Does My Head Look Big in This? by Randa Abdel-Fattah, 2005. 351 pages. RG YA novel about Amal, a sixteen year-old Australian-Palestinian-Muslim girl, who makes the decision to wear the hijab full-time. Review here.
Book 31: Perdita: the Life of Mary Robinson by Paula Byrne, 2004. 477 pages. RG A well-researched and highly readable literary biography of a remarkable 18th century English woman. Reviled by the press in her youth for being an actress and courtesan, she re-invented herself gaining acclaim as a noted poetess, writer and social reformer.
Book 32: Georgette Heyer's Regency World by Jennifer Kloester and illustrated by Graeme Tavendale, 2005. 382 pages. A definitive guide to the people, places and society in Georgette Heyer's Regency novels. Reviews of Books 31 and 32 here.
Book 33: The Vampire Diaries (Vol1 The Awakening and The Struggle) by L.J. Smith, 1991. 389 pages/audiobook.
Book 34: Ice Cold Grave (Harper Connelly Book 03) by Charlaine Harris, 2007. 280 pages
Book 35: Grave Secret (Harper Connelly Book 04) by Charlaine Harris, 2009. 306 pages. Reviews of Books 33-35 here.
Book 36: Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier, 2009. 352 pages. Brilliant and inspiring novel about early 19th century fossil hunter, Mary Anning. Review here.
Book 37: Handle with Care by Jodi Picoult, 2009. 519 pages. Although as compulsively readable as other Picoult books, this one contained a 'twist too far'. My rather snarky review here.

Books Read April-June 2010 (Books 38-65)

Books Read April 2010

Book 38: Life as we knew it by Susan Beth Pfeffer, 2006. 339 pages. This YA Post-Cataclysm. novel was filled with such bad science as to put me off it from its start. My ranty review here.
Book 39: Rupture (USA title: A Thousand Cuts) by Simon Lelic, 2010. 256 pages. What is expected to be a routine investigation into a shooting at a school, considered to be the work of a 'madman', uncovers a more complex and uglier picture of the event. A powerful début novel.
Book 40: Fear the Worst by Linwood Barclay, 2009. 368 pages. Another highly readable thriller from Barclay. Reviews of Books 39 and 40 here.
Book 41: Above Suspicion (Anna Travis Book 01) by Lynda la Plante, 2004. 489 pages.
Book 42: The Red Dahlia (Anna Travis Book 02) by Lynda la Plante, 2006. 485 pages.
Book 43: The Delicate Storm (John Cardinal Book 02) by Giles Blunt, 2003. 466 pages.
Book 44: Unnatural Causes (Adam Dalgliesh Book 03) by P.D. James, 1967. 226 pages. Police procedurals. Reviews of Books 41-44 here.
Book 45: The Opposite House by Helen Oyeyemi, 2007. 262 pages. Somewhat confusing work of Magical Realism. Review here.
Book 46: The Mapmaker's Opera by Béa Gonzalez, 2005. 306 pages. Opera-themed novel of early 20th century Mexico. Review here.
Book 47: Trades of the Flesh by Faye L. Booth, 2009. 294 pages. Erotic romance. Snarky review here.
Book 48: December by Elizabeth H. Winthrop, 2008. 375 pages. RG 11-year old stops talking and her parents panic. Overly detailed novel that didn't wow me. Review here.
Book 49: My Sister, My Love: the Intimate Story of Skyler Rampike by Joyce Carol Oates, 2008. 562 pages. RG Excellent. One of my 2010 favourites. Review here.
Book 50: Anything Goes: A Biography of the Roaring Twenties by Lucy Moore, 2008. 389 pages. Focuses on 20s in the USA. Review here.

Books Read May 2010

Book 51: Daemon by Daniel Suarez, 2009. 448 pages. Fast paced, gory techo-thriller. Great!
Book 52: Freedom(tm) by Daniel Suarez, 2010. 368 pages. Computer continues to take over the world. Reviews of Books 51 & 52.
Book 53: :The Final Act of Mr. Shakespeare: a Novel by Robert Winder, 2010. 436 pages. Shakespeare works secretly on a new play to set the record straight on the Tudors. Review here.
Book 54: Nefertiti: the Book of the Dead (Rai Rahotep 01) by Nick Drake, 2006. 349 pages. CSI Ancient Egypt.
Book 55: Keeping the Dead/The Keepsake (Rizzoli and Isles Book 07) by Tess Gerritsen, 2009. 446 pages. Forensic/police procedural. Books 54 and 55 reviews.
Book 56: The Rapture by Liz Jensen, 2009. 341 pages. End-of-days eco-thriller. Review here.
Book 57: Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan, 2005. 384 pages. Fun YA fantasy romp with Greek myths. Review here.
Book 58: The Colour by Rose Tremain, 2003. 384 pages. RG Gritty gold rush saga in New Zealand. Review here.

Books Read June 2010

Book 59: Defiance: The True Story of the Bielski Partisans by Nechama Tec, 1993. OUP 2008 edition with foreword by Edward Zwick, 392 pages. RG More scholarly than expected. Review here.
Book 60: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium 1) by Stieg Larsson, 2005. Translated from the Swedish by Reg Keeland, 2008. 533 pages. RG Excellent Nordic Noir. Review here.
Book 61: The Vampire Diaries (Vol2: The Fury and The Reunion) by L.J. Smith, 1991/92. 410 pages. Unabridged Audio, read by Rebecca Mozo.
Book 62: The Vampire Diaries: The Return - Nightfall by L.J. Smith, 2009. 471 pages. Unabridged Audio, read by Rebecca Mozo. April-mid-June audio books-in-the-car. Books 61 & 62 reviews.
Book 63: Deadly Communion (Liebermann Files 05) by Frank Tallis, 2010. 344 pages. Excellent historical mystery in early 20th century Vienna.
Book 64: Ratcatcher (Matthew Hawkwood 01) by James McGee, 2006. 410 pages. Regency thriller. Books 63 & 64 reviews.
Book 65: Trespass by Rose Tremain, 2010. 255 pages. Two sets of ageing sibling cross paths in modern day France Review here.

Books Read/Reviewed July - September 2010 (Books 66-96)

Note: I started falling behind in my reviews over the summer though I did manage to get them all reviewed by 31st December.

Books Read July 2010

Book 66: Play to Kill (Monkeewrench 05) by P.J. Tracy, 2010.325 pages.
Book 67: Black Fly Season (John Cardinal 03) by Giles Blunt, 2005.484 pages.
Book 68: Play to Kill (Anna Travis 03) by Lynda la Plante, 2007. 504 pages.
Book 69: Shroud for a Nightingale (Adam Dalgliesh 04) by P. D. James, 1971. 336 pages.
Book 70: A Season for the Dead (Nic Costa Book 01) by David Hewson, 2003..538 pages. Crime thrillers. Books 66-70 Reviews.
Book 71: Savage Lands by Clare Clark, 2010. 384 pages. Early 18th century life in Louisiana. Review here .
Book 72: Pirate Latitudesby Michael Crichton, 2009. 312 pages. RG 17th Century Caribbean pirates! Review here.
Book 73: Cold to the Touch by Frances Fyfield, 2009. 242 pages. Psychological Thriller.
Book 74: A Fair Maiden: a novel of dark suspense by Joyce Carol Oates, 2010. 231 pages. Books 73 & 74 Reviews.
Book 75: House Rules by Jodi Picoult, 2010. 576 pages. Teen with Asperger’s Syndrome is JP's hook for this one.
Book 76: The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards, 2005. 416 pages. RG OK. Books 75 & 76 here.

Books Read August 2010

Book 77: The Captive Queen: a Novel of Eleanor of Aquitaine by Alison Weir, 2010. 487 pages. Bit dry but very interesting. Review here.
Book 78: The Snowman (Harry Hole Book 07 ) by Jo Nesbø, 2007. Translated from the Norwegian by Don Bartlett, 2010. 488 pages. Another brilliant thriller.
Book 79: A Time of Mourning (Sando Cellini 01) by Christobel Kent, 2009. 455 pages. Set in Rome.
Book 80: The Savage Altar (Rebecka Martinsson 01) by Åsa Larsson, 2003. Translated from the Swedish by Marlaine Delargy, 2007. 310 pages. More Nordic Noir. Reviews of Books 78-80 here.
Book 81: The Red Queen (Book 2 of The Cousins' War) by Philippa Gregory, 2010. Compelling novel set during 15th Century England's War of the Roses. 387 pages. Review here.
Book 82: The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan, 2009. 323 pages.
Book 83: The Dead Tossed Waves by Carrie Ryan, 2010. 408 pages. YA Zombie-fest! Books 82 & 83 reviews.

Books Read September 2010

Book 84: Wedlock: How Georgian Britain's Worst Husband Met His Match by Wendy Moore, 2009. 502 pages.
Book 85: Lady Worsley’s Whim: An Eighteenth-Century Tale of Sex, Scandal and Divorce by Hallie Rubenhold, 320 pages.
Book 86: Lascivious Bodies: A Sexual History of the Eighteenth Century by Julie Peakman, 2004. 352 pages. Those saucy Georgians! Books 84-86 reviews.
Books 87: Midnight Robber by Nalo Hopkinson, 2000. 330 pages. SF/F set on Caribbean-colonised planet. Rich in folklore.
Books 88:The Hundred-Thousand Kingdoms: Book One of the Inheritance Trilogy by N.K. Jemisin, 2010. Impressive début novel. Books 87 & 88 reviews.
Book 89: Nefertiti : a Novel by Michelle Moran, 2007. 424 pages. Similar to The Other Boleyn Girl except in Egypt.
Book 90: Tutankhamun: The Book of Shadows (Rai Rahotep #2) by Nick Drake, 2009. 430 pages. Books 89 & 90 reviews.
Book 91: Rosemary and Rue (October Day 01) by Seanan McGuire, 2009. 368 pages. New brilliant urban fantasy series.
Book 92: Dead in the Family (Sookie Stackhouse/Southern Vampires Book 10) by Charlaine Harris, 2010. 320 pages. Latest instalment.
Book 93: Undead and Unwed (Undead/Queen Betsy Book 01 by MaryJanice Davidson, 2002. Unabridged audiobook. Read by Nancy Wu.
Book 94: Undead and Unemployed (Undead/Queen Betsy Book 02) by MaryJanice Davidson, 2004. Unabridged audiobook. Read by Nancy Wu. Vampire fluff - my audio-books in-the-car Aug-Sept. Books 91-94 reviews.
Book 95: Room by Emma Donoghue, 2010. 323 pages. Read for Man Booker Shadowing Group (MBSG). Didn't wow me. Review here.
Book 96: Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman by Haruki Murakami, 2006. Translated from the Japanese by Jay Rubin and Philip Gabriel. 334 pages. RG Read June. Loved these surreal stories. Review here.

Books Read/Reviewed October - December 2010 (Books 97-150)

Books Read October 2010

Book 97: Play Dead by Harlan Coben, 1990. 518 pages. RG His first novel and it really shows.
Book 98: The Villa of the Mysteries (Nic Costa 02) by David Hewson, 2004. 534 pages. More crime in Rome.
Book 99: Dark Places by Gillian Flynn, 2009. 611 pages. Unusual crime fiction.
Book 100: Deadly Intent (Anna Travis 04) by Lynda la Plante, 2008. 641 pages. Books 97-100 reviews.
Book 101: Suite Française by Irène Némirovsky. Translated from the French by Sandra Smith, 2004. 395 pages. RG Recently discovered novel written and set in occupied France. Review here.
Book 102: I Am the Messenger by Marcus Zasuk, 2003. 357 pages. RG Quirky YA novel.
Book 103: Things Can Only Get Better: Eighteen Miserable Years in the Life of a Labour Supporter, 1979-1997 by John O'Farrell, 1998. 284 pages. Read June. RG Hilarious memoir. Books 102 & 103 reviews.
Book 104: The Heretic Queen by Michelle Moran, 2008. 383 pages. More historical romance than historical fiction. Review here.

Books Read (or reviewed) November 2010

Book 105: A Great and Terrible Beauty (Book 1, Gemma Doyle Trilogy) by Libba Bray, 2003. 403 pages. Terrific YA fantasy set in Victorian England.
Book 106: The Hollow (The Hollow 01) by Jessica Verday, 2009. 513 pages. Read April. Haunting YA fantasy drawing on The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Books 105-106 reviews.
Book 107: The Help by Kathryn Stockett, 2009. 451 pages. Read Sept. RG Powerful drama set in 1960s Mississippi. Review here.
Book 108: The Girl with Glass Feet by Ali Shaw, 2009. 288 pages. Read Aug. Dream-like tale.
Book 109: The Vanishing of Katrina Linden by Helen Grant, 2009. 344 pages. Read Aug. Fairy tales inform this mystery set in late 1990s Germany. Books 108-109 reviews.
Book 110: Blotto, Twinks and the Dead Dowager Duchess by Simon Brett, 2010. 201 pages. Blighters stand no chance against these two sleuths.
Book 111: Starter for Ten by David Nicholls, 2003. 378 pages. RG British lad gets it wrong at uni. Books 110-111 reviews.
Book 112: The Golden Gate by Vikram Seth, 1986. 308 pages. Read Aug. RG Novel in verse about yuppies in 1980s San Francisco. Review here.
Book 113: The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters by G. W. (Gordon) Dahlquist, 2006. 768 pages. RG Steampunk fantasy. Better second time round. Review here.

Books Read (or reviewed) December 2010

This is where I did my catch-up of reviews.

Book 114: Mistress of the Art of Death by Ariana Franklin, 2007. 507 pages. Read June. RG Excellent medieval murder mystery.
Book 115: The Death Maze (US Title: The Serpent's Tale) by Ariana Franklin, 2008. 448 pages. Second in the Mistress of the Art of Death series. Books 114-115 reviews.
Book 116: The Paris Vendetta (Cotton Malone Book 5) by Steve Berry, 2010. 418 pages. Read Oct. Latest in series.
Book 117: Undead and Unappreciated (Undead/Queen Betsy Book 03) by MaryJanice Davidson, 2005. Unabridged audiobook. Read by Nancy Wu. Books 116-117 reviews.
Book 118: The Quickening Maze by Adam Foulds, 2009. 261 pages. Read Oct. Review here.
Book 119: The House at Riverton by Kate Morton, 2007. 599 pages. Highly readable mystery. Review here.
Book 120: The Girl Who Played with Fire (Millennium 2) by Stieg Larsson, 2006. Translated from the Swedish by Reg Keeland, 2008. 569 pages. Read Aug. RG
Book 121: The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (Millennium 3) by Stieg Larsson, 2007. Translated from the Swedish by Reg Keeland, 2009. 600 pages. Read Nov. RG Powerful Nordic Noir.
Book 122: The Blood Spilt (Rebecka Martinsson 02) by Åsa Larsson, 2004. Translated from the Swedish by Marlaine Delargy, 2008. 336 pages. Books 120-122 reviews.
Book 123: Port Mortuary (Kay Scarpetta 18) by Patricia Cornwell, 2010. 496 pages. Return to vintage Scarpetta. Review here.
Book 124: The Shadows in the Street (Simon Serrailler 05) by Susan Hill, 2010. 384 pages. Excellent police procedural.
Book 125: The Boy Who Taught the Beekeeper to Read by Susan Hill, 2003. 211 pages. RG Short stories failed for me. Books 124-125 reviews.
Book 126: The Children's Book by A. S. Byatt, 2009. 617 pages. Read Aug. RG Rich, complex Edwardian family saga. Review here
Book 127: C by Tom McCarthy, 2010. 320 pages. Read Oct. MBSG Post-modern novel chronicles the short, intense life of Serge Carrefax in early 20th century. Review here.
Book 128: Parrot and Oliver in America by Peter Carey, 2010. 464 pages. Read Oct. MBSG Delightful picaresque novel set in early 18th century. Review here.
Book 129: If I Stay by Gayle Forman, 2009. 272 pages. Read May. Young girl hovers between life and death.
Book 130: Everlost (Skinjackers Book 1) by Neal Shusterman, 2007. 384 pages. Read Aug. Fantasy adventure that didn't work for me. Books 129-130 reviews.
Book 131: In a Strange Room by Damon Galgut, 2010. 180 pages. Read Oct. MBSG Three journeys by a young man. Review here.
Book 132: The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai, 2006. 324 pages. Read Sept. RG Man Booker 2006 winner. Review here.
Book 133: Relic (Agent Pendergast 01) by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, 1995. 442 pages. Beastie chews up museum!
Book 134: Undead and Unreturnable (Queen Betsy Book 04) by MaryJanice Davidson, 2005. Unabridged audiobook; Read by Nancy Wu. Books 133-134 reviews.
Book 135: The Long Song by Andrea Levy, 2010. 336 pages. Read Sept. MBSG. Set in Jamaica during the last turbulent years of slavery and the early years of freedom that followed. Review here.
Book 136: Jezebel by Irène Némirovsky, 1936. Translated from the French by Sandra Smith, 2010. 208 pages. Story of an ageing beauty accused of murdering her young lover. Review here.
Book 137: The Tenderness of Wolves by Stef Penney, 2006. 466 pages. Read Oct. RG Mystery set in 1860s Canada. Review here.
Book 138: Hearts and Minds by Amanda Craig, 2009. 422 pages. Read Oct. RG Ensemble piece in modern-day London. Review here.
Book 139: The Alchemyst: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel Book 1 by Michael Scott, 2007. 400 pages. Read May.Mythic mash-up that didn't work for me. Review here.
Book 140: The Anniversary Man by R.J. Ellory, 2009. 464 pages. Read Oct. Serial killer novel to end all serial killer novels. Review here.
Book 141: Two Caravans (US Title: Strawberry Fields) by Marina Lewycka, 2007. 320 pages. RG Darkly comic tale about migrant workers in England. Review here.
Book 142: Blood and Ice by Robert Masello, 2008. 512 pages. Thawing out iced bodies is dangerous! Review here.
Book 143: The Finkler Question by Howard Jacobson, 2010. 320 pages. Read Sept. MBSG. 2010 Man Booker winner about friendship, identity and loss. Review here.
Books 144-145: Witch (Wicked 01) and Curse (Wicked 02) by Nancy Holder and Debbie Viguié, 2002. Omnibus edition - Witch 361 pages. Curse 291 pages.
Books 146-147: Legacy (Wicked 03) and Spellbound (Wicked 04) by Nancy Holder and Debbie Viguié, 2003. Omnibus edition - Legacy 317 pages,. Spellbound 342 pages.
Book 148: Resurrection (Wicked 05) by Nancy Holder and Debbie Viguié, 2009. 416 pages. YA witchy fantasy series. Books 144-148 reviews.
Book 149: Rebel Angels (Gemma Doyle 02) by Libba Bray, 2005. 548 pages. Read Nov.
Book 150: The Sweet Far Thing (Gemma Doyle 03) by Libba Bay, 2007. 832 pages. I loved this trilogy of YA historical fantasies. Books 149-150 reviews.
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