Caitlin’s #CBR5 #62: Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis


This is a really good book, plus one of the few that aren’t part of a series. It’s a world where water is running out. Lynn and her mother live on a farm and protect their little pond. There’s lots of action and drama. I loved how Lynn’s character changes and grows from her isolated life with her mother to her less isolated life after she ends up on her own.

Seriously, this was a great book. You can read my full review here.

Caitlin’s #CBR5 #61: Bubble World by Carol Snow


This is an interesting book about a girl who lives on an island utopia…except it’s not what it seems. It ends up being some sort of junior matrix situation, where teenagers who have difficulty in the real world are hooked up to computers and live virtual lives. I wasn’t expecting that at all when I started the book, and it ended up being much more interesting than I thought it would be.

You can read my full review here.

Caitlin’s #CBR5 #60: OCD Love Story by Corey Ann Haydu


This was a really different YA novel, told from the point of view of a young lady afflicted with obsessive compulsive disorder. She joins a support group for OCD and starts a relationship with a boy from the group.

The book is told entirely from the girl’s point of view. Some parts are really cringe-inducing, more so than your normal YA drama. It’s a little heavier than some books, but I really enjoyed the story and characters, and the glimpse of a different point of view.

You can read my full review here.

Caitlin’s #CBR5 #59: The Cuckoo’s Calling by “Robert Galbraith”

the cuckoo's calling

Well…it’s no Harry Potter.

That said, it’s a pretty good mystery. I loved the relationship between the detective and his secretary. I still wish Rowling would at least write fantasy or science fiction if she doesn’t want to write more Harry Potter, but I’m not mad at this book.

My review is here.

Caitlin’s #CBR5 #58: Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by April Genevieve Tucholke

I really liked this book. It’s creepy and moody. It will seem like nothing is going on, then all of a sudden ALL OF THE STUFF HAPPENS.
It’s about a girl in a small southern town who meets a mysterious stranger with a secret. A dangerous secret, of course. It’s all very Twilight-y, but I liked it anyways.
You can read my review here.

Caitlin’s #CBR5 #56: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell


Here is the newest book from Rainbow Rowell, who writes much better than I’d expect from someone whose name is Rainbow. (Not that there’s anything wrong with that name!) This one focuses on new college student Cath. She is away from home for the first time, and separated from her twin sister Wren. Wren goes out drinking with her new roommate, while Cath is an introvert who spends her weekends writing fanfiction for the Simon Snow series.

Once again, Rowell has written a funny and charming YA book. I love Cath, because she is like me, but my favorite character was Levi. He has the best lines. Read this book, it’s amazing.

You can read my full review here.

Caitlin’s #CBR5 #55: Of Beast and Beauty by Stacey Jay

It’s a retelling of Beauty and the Beast with a sci-fi twist thrown in for fun. There’s a domed city where these creepy roses need blood or else all the people will starve and be forced to live in the desert like monsters. Speaking of monsters, there’s these scaly folks who live in the desert, but they are slowly dying of starvation. The scaly folks decide to break into the city and steal some of the roses, but they are caught. They must leave behind Gem, the son of the chief, as a prisoner. During the attack, one of the monstrous killed the king, so his daughter is now in charge. Isra has been hidden away in a tower because she’s blind and, she assumes, hideous. She seeks Gem’s help in growing a garden that will cure her people of deformities (Yes, despite the dome and the blood-roses, people are still deformed). Faster than you can say Stockholm syndrome, the two are falling in love. It’s too bad that the roses only like to eat the blood of the queen, and that the city is failing fast.

The plot sounds sort of silly when you write it out, so I went with that. It’s actually a decent book.

You can read my full review here.

Caitlin’s #CBR5 #54: Another Little Piece by Kate Karyus Quinn


This book completely exceeded my expectations. It ended up being really disturbing and creepy in the most awesome way.

It starts when the girl is found, Annaliese Rose Gordon, who has been missing for a year. She is returned to her parents with no memories of where she was and no memories of her old life. As bits and pieces come back to her, one thing becomes apparent: she is not Annaliese Rose Gordon.

You can read my full review here.

Caitlin’s #CBR5 #53: The Originals by Cat Patrick

The story of three girls pretending to be one girl. They are actually clones being hidden away by their “mother,” the woman who stole them from the lab where she used to work. Now, the girls struggle with only living one-third of a life. There’s also dangerous people on their trail because their mother hasn’t exactly been honest with them.

I don’t have anything bad to say about this book. It’s not my favorite, but I liked it well enough.

You can read my full review with more luke warm praise here.