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Krista D. Ball

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Average rating: 3.71 · 923 ratings · 205 reviews · 30 distinct works · Similar authors
First (Wrong) Impressions
3.26 of 5 stars 3.26 avg rating — 133 ratings — published 2013 — 4 editions
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Spirits Rising (Spirit Call...
3.59 of 5 stars 3.59 avg rating — 86 ratings — published 2012 — 3 editions
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What Kings Ate and Wizards ...
4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 131 ratings — published 2012 — 3 editions
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Tranquility's Blaze (Tales ...
3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 87 ratings — published 2012 — 5 editions
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Tranquility's Grief (Tales ...
4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 60 ratings — published 2012 — 4 editions
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Harvest Moon
3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 46 ratings — published 2010 — 5 editions
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She Waits: A Short Story
3.17 of 5 stars 3.17 avg rating — 24 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
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Dark Whispers (Spirit Calle...
4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 20 ratings — published 2013 — 2 editions
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Fury
4.47 of 5 stars 4.47 avg rating — 15 ratings — published 2015
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Road to Hell
3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 18 ratings — published 2011 — 4 editions
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3.9454545454545453 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 165 ratings

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3.752 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 125 ratings

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Krista D. rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Daemons Are Forever by Simon R. Green
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I really liked this one. Still unimpressed with a lot of the characters themselves, but loads of fun lines and the plot was great. Onward to the next one.
Krista D. rated a book 3 of 5 stars
The Man With the Golden Torc by Simon R. Green
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I am continuing my love-hate relationship with SRG books. It took me most of the book to warm up to the plot, but I liked it by the end. The romance was unconvincing, but I've read more unconvincing in fantasy.

So...am I going to keep reading the seri
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That Summer Night by Barbara Freethy
"I have no idea what just happened in this book!

We have seen very little of Shayla over the other books. So I was anticipating getting to know her. Shayla Callaway is a genius who is just months away from completing her medical residency. She has j..." Read more of this review »
Krista D. rated a book 2 of 5 stars
Epic by John Joseph Adams
Epic: Legends of Fantasy
by John Joseph Adams (Goodreads Author)
read in April, 2015
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Most of the stories I ended up not finishing because they didn't interest me. There were some surprising gems, however, and I really did enjoy them a lot.

Robin Hobb - Homecoming

I'm not sure I 100% understood the world this story was set in, but I st
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Fury by Krista D. Ball
"Krista has given us a heart wrenching conclusion to her Tranquility saga and the aftermath."
Krista D. rated a book 3 of 5 stars
The Unincorporated Man by Dani Kollin
The Unincorporated Man
by Dani Kollin (Goodreads Author)
read in March, 2015
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It was hard to decide how to rate this book. It was equal parts fascinating and dull. Yet, even while I was reading the parts I found dull, I kept reading because I was still fascinated. And while reading the fascinating parts, I still was underwhelm ...more
Krista D. rated a book 1 of 5 stars
Best Served Cold by Joe Abercrombie
Best Served Cold
by Joe Abercrombie
read in March, 2015
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I wanted to like this book. For a while, I did. But by about the third mark, I just didn't care about Monza nor anyone else. I just did not care. The torture/death scenes became monotonous. I started skimming by the halfway mark and by 3/4, gave up.
Krista D. rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Somewhere Only We Know by Barbara Freethy
Somewhere Only We Know (Callaways #8)
by Barbara Freethy (Goodreads Author)
read in February, 2015
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Over-the-top, trope-filled, predictable, and absolutely exactly what I wanted. It was close to perfect.
First (Wrong) Impressions by Krista D. Ball
"I loved this adaptation of Pride and Prejudice. The modernization of Elizabeth as staff at a non-profit serving the homeless and Darcy a wealthy potential donor is a really brilliant way to explore the class and economic distinctions and animositi..." Read more of this review »
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“Never let the details take over the story; let the story dictate what details to use.”
Krista D. Ball, What Kings Ate and Wizards Drank

“However, monarchs are literal Gods in your fantasy”
Krista D. Ball, What Kings Ate and Wizards Drank

“When a thundering horde of drunken Vikings rush a person, it's only natural to flinch.”
Krista D. Ball, Spirits Rising

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