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Blood and Chocolate
3.76
This book is wrong on so many levels that I don't know where to start, and I definitely don't think it belongs in the teen section of the bookstore. V ...more
Jun 05, 2008
Jun 04, 2008
 
A Study in Silks (The Baskerville Affair, #1)
3.62
I'm not a huge fan of steampunk, and this really didn't push me even a little toward conversion. The marriage of magic and steampunk seemed strange an ...more
May 21, 2014
May 10, 2014
 
All Together Dead (Sookie Stackhouse, #7)
4.06
I begin to harbor a deep and abiding hatred of Charlaine Harris. There's only so much self-righteous hipocrisy I am willing to accept in a character, ...more
not set
Jun 29, 2014
 
Drinking Midnight Wine
3.78
**spoiler alert** Full disclosure: except for Blue Moon Rising, most of Simon Green's books leave me cold, no matter how badly I want to like them. Th ...more
Oct 05, 2011
Oct 04, 2011
 
Chicks in Chainmail (Chicks in Chainmail, #1)
3.73
No. This lameass gathering of short stories basically claims to turn female tropes of sword and sorcery fiction on their ears. Instead, it perpetuates ...more
not set
Sep 03, 2014
 
The Secret Hour (Midnighters, #1)
3.81
Westerfield's spun out an interesting idea, and I actually like that not all his characters are likable or get along with each other. He has a few inc ...more
May 20, 2012
May 27, 2012
 
Blood Faerie (Caledonia Fae, #1)
3.70
I've known India Drummond online for years, but I'd never read any of her books. Truth be told, I was afraid to. I often meet people in online books & ...more
Mar 17, 2013
Mar 18, 2013
 
Pretties (Uglies, #2)
3.87
Though this is the 2nd book in Westerfeld's dystopian series, I read it first, and I have to say, I was very pleasantly surprised. I had picked up Ugl ...more
Aug 08, 2013
Sep 04, 2013
 
Life As We Knew It (Last Survivors, #1)
3.90
It's impossible not to compare this to Megan Crewe's The Way We Fall. Both are written as the diary of a teenage girl. Both are Book 1 of series which ...more
May 02, 2014
Apr 28, 2014
 
A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)
4.43
I know tons of people love this book, and I desperately wanted to be one of you. I just...can't. I read a LOT of fantasy (it used to be pretty much al ...more
Dec 2013
Nov 30, 2013
 
Summon the Keeper (Keeper Chronicles #1)
3.96
Never in my life has it taken me over 3 days to read a mass market paperback, and if it took me a whole 3 days, it's because I had no time to read. Th ...more
Jul 10, 2014
Jul 01, 2014
 
This World We Live In (Last Survivors, #3)
3.81
I'm glad this series is over for me. The bad science and lack of reality are bothersome in every book, but this one just set my teeth on edge. My main ...more
May 10, 2014
May 04, 2014
 
The Dead and the Gone (Last Survivors, #2)
3.83
*sigh* Still full of unrealistic depictions and empty characterizations. New York City in a disaster where people are starving, but still no looting?? ...more
not set
May 04, 2014
 
Stranger in a Strange Land (Remembering Tomorrow)
3.87
I really like Heinlein's earlier books - Have Spacesuit Will Travel and Starship Troopers were two of my very favorite books when I was a kid, I read ...more
Jun 1986
Dec 05, 2011
 
Agartha's Castaway - Book 3 (Trapped In The Hollow Earth Novelette, #3)
3.98
So, apparently, this was originally written in 3rd person and then switched - sort of - to 1st person. But it switches back and forth between the two, ...more
Dec 28, 2014
Jan 03, 2015
 
The Angel Experiment (Maximum Ride, #1)
4.09
And I thought Patterson's adult books were bad.

Page 276: REALLY?!? If this were a paperback instead of my Nook, I'd fling it against the wall. You hav
...more
May 20, 2012
May 10, 2012
 
Wicked: Witch & Curse (Wicked, #1-2)
3.59
The first half, Witch, is fairly good. The second half, Curse, is tedious, boring, sophomorically written and riddled with cliches, and reads like not ...more
Jun 16, 2008
Jun 12, 2008
 
Ghost Story (The Dresden Files,  #13)
4.24
Not my favorite Dresden Files novel, frankly. I can't really go into it without spoilers for this, Side Jobs and Changes, so if you read after the bre ...more
Dec 22, 2013
Apr 26, 2013
 
The Road
3.94
Wow. The Road is an almost perfect book. Compelling, well-written, characters fully realized, easy to visualize, fully believable; you name it. My onl ...more
Aug 23, 2013
Aug 24, 2013
 
American Gods (American Gods, #1)
4.10
The absolute best thing I can say about this is that I did not hate it. I finished it. Other than that, I did not even remotely like it, and had it be ...more
Mar 23, 2014
Mar 13, 2014
 
Blue Noon (Midnighters, #3)
3.86
In some ways, this is the weakest book of the series, but it's a good wrap-up, and Westerfield did not take the easy way out, though his ending is a b ...more
May 26, 2012
May 27, 2012
 
Become (Desolation, #1)
3.66
Is Ali Cross a 16-yr-old girl? Because this thing reads like it was written by an angsty, angsty, wannabe goth, teen girl with PMS and way too many em ...more
Dec 26, 2014
Dec 25, 2014
 
Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch
4.26
Not reviewing this other than to say that: A) I remember why I don't read Terry Pratchett; B) If I have to read the word "ineffable" one more time, I' ...more
Mar 22, 2015
Mar 19, 2015
 
Seaweed
3.77
I found this really frustrating at times, but that had to do more with my personality vs. Dori's than it did the writing. Seaweed is a good read, not ...more
Jan 15, 2013
Apr 26, 2013
 
Trace Memory (Torchwood, #5)
3.76
2.5 stars. It was an interesting plot, but Llewellyn doesn't really capture the voice of the series and its characters. I would have enjoyed it more w ...more
Jan 14, 2014
Jan 12, 2014
 
The Jewel of Asgard (80AD, #1)
3.81
Pretty good read. Would not guess this were only an ebook; well-edited and decently written. Free for nook, but worth paying for. Young boys should en ...more
Mar 04, 2012
Feb 18, 2012
 
The Hammer of Thor (80AD, # 2)
3.88
2.5 stars. Both main characters have gotten rather whiny, which is more than a little frustrating and irritating. Not as strong a read as Book 1, but ...more
Mar 06, 2012
Mar 04, 2012
 
Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
4.31
Loving this series, but the whole Peeta-Gale triangle/seesaw thing is getting super old. IF I review it (probably will not, but IF), I'll do it after ...more
Jul 24, 2014
Jul 21, 2014
 
The Hollow Bettle (Poisons of Caux, #1)
3.54
2.5 stars, probably best for ages 9 and up, unless you have an advanced reader; it jumps around too much, otherwise. Story elements similar to Harry P ...more
Nov 23, 2014
Nov 14, 2014
 
Agartha's Castaway (Trapped in the Hollow Earth, #1)
3.74
Was willing to accept the start, but by the end of it, it had totally devolved into a nonsensical teen version of Voyage to the Center of the Earth... ...more
Dec 27, 2014
Jan 03, 2015
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