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King of Sword and Sky (Tairen Soul, #3)
It's really a shame that these books are classified as Romance, because I feel they would appeal to a much larger audience were they not. Cheryl Wilso ...more
Nov 21, 2008
Oct 02, 2008
The Gathering Storm (Wheel of Time, #12)
To be real honest, I actually think this is the best book of the series so far. Brandon Sanderson is a much better writer than Robert Jordan, and mind ...more
Jan 2010
Dec 08, 2009
The Crown Conspiracy (The Riyria Revelations, #1)
My original assessment of this book stands, it's too darned short! It's a nice story, I just wish it would have been fleshed out more. Unfortunately, ...more
Feb 10, 2009
Dec 13, 2008
Griffin's Daughter (Griffin's Daughter Trilogy, #1)
I thought Griffin's Daughter was a good first book by a new author. If I could give it 3 1/2 stars I would, I just can't in all good conscious give it ...more
Jan 05, 2009
Dec 28, 2008
This is the first book I've read by Dan Simmons but it certainly won't be the last. I was drawn to this particular book because of my love for the wor ...more
Apr 2009
Feb 09, 2009
The Final Empire (Mistborn, #1)
**spoiler alert** For some reason I didn't expect to like this as much as I did. Sanderson has been selected by Robert Jordan's estate to finish the W ...more
Dec 22, 2008
Sep 05, 2008
The Onion Girl (Newford, #11)
I was actually rather disappointed in this book. I'd had so many people tell me I just HAD to read Charles deLint if I was interested in Urban Fantasy ...more
Oct 08, 2008
Apr 10, 2008
The Ocean at the End of the Lane
After reading Patrick Rothfuss' review of this audio book, I knew it would be the perfect companion for an 8 hour drive from the Bay Area to San Diego ...more
Jul 11, 2013
Jul 13, 2013
A Song for Arbonne
I enjoyed this much, much more than Tigana. Where I felt the writing was a bit choppy in the beginning, either I got used to Kay's style or became so ...more
Feb 04, 2009
Sep 26, 2008
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
I have seen so many people praise this book that I just had to read it. I'm still trying to figure out what they found so fascinating about it. I mana ...more
Aug 26, 2009
Nov 27, 2008
Wicked Lovely (Wicked Lovely, #1)
This was just okay. There were some interesting pieces and some different twists in this urban fairy tale, but I felt the characters were rather flat ...more
Nov 2008
May 08, 2008
Long Hard Ride (Rough Riders, #1)
I am a reluctant romance reader. I say reluctant because if you asked me, I'd probably say I don't read romance! But actually I just don't like the "s ...more
Jun 04, 2011
Jun 15, 2011
Viggo is such a renaissance man. He paints, he draws, he takes artistic photographs, he writes poetry, he acts, he sings, of course I've heard he's no ...more
Jan 2002
Dec 09, 2008
The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1)
It took me a good 100 pages to get into The Name of the Wind, and then WOW! it got real interesting. But it sort of puttered out at the ending again ...more
Aug 10, 2008
Jul 25, 2008
What a great adventure! A nice break from fantasy although it had quite a few elements common to fantasy in it. There was witchcraft, ancient mytholog ...more
Feb 24, 2009
Feb 12, 2009
An Echo in the Bone (Outlander, #7)
I have long been a fan of this series by Diana Gabaldon so having another chance to visit with Jamie and Claire and Brianna and Roger was wonderful. I ...more
Jan 23, 2010
Jan 26, 2010
The Light-Bearer's Daughter (The Chronicles of Faerie, #3)
The Light-Bearer's Daughter was just ok. There were some fun, interesting moments, such as Dana's meeting up with the boggles, but for the most part t ...more
Dec 28, 2008
May 15, 2008
The Emerald Storm  (The Riyria Revelations, #4)
All I can say is wow! This story keeps getting better and better! Just when I think Michael cannot fool me, he twists the story when I least expect it ...more
Jun 15, 2010
Jun 08, 2010
The Summer King (The Chronicles of Faerie, #2)
An excellent follow-up to The Hunter's Moon (The Chronicles of Faerie: Book One). Melling's storytelling continues to delight with her knowledge of t ...more
Oct 26, 2008
May 15, 2008
Avempartha (The Riyria Revelations, #2)
I read the first book in this series because I wanted to help out a new author, and our Goodreads Fantasy Book Club was reading it. I enjoyed the firs ...more
Mar 2010
Feb 19, 2010
The Time Paradox (Artemis Fowl, #6)
What can I say, I love Eoin Colfer's work. His books are quirky, silly and irreverent romps into a young adult urban fantasy that are a delight to rea ...more
Jan 13, 2009
Oct 31, 2008
Elantris (Elantris, #1)
How refreshing to find a book where the heroine isn't any of stereotypes. She's not an orphan, she's not petite, but what she is is wonderful! And the ...more
Jul 07, 2010
Jun 11, 2010
The more I read Brandon Sanderson, the more I like his work. He invents such interesting systems of magic and fantasy worlds! He writes wonderful fema ...more
Dec 06, 2009
Nov 23, 2009
The Mythical Man-Month: Essays on Software Engineering
I found the essays informative, from a historical and theoretical perspective, but not a lot of help in how to improve management of projects. There a ...more
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Apr 16, 2008
Sabriel (The Abhorsen Trilogy, #1)
I enjoyed this book a whole lot more than I expected. I'd read the Wizards Magical Tales From the Masters of Modern Fantasy and thought Nix's story in ...more
Feb 28, 2009
Jul 31, 2009
I absolutely LOVED this book! I've read most of the Artemis Fowl series and have found them entertaining, but somewhat lacking in dramatic structure s ...more
Apr 29, 2010
Apr 19, 2010
The Wheel of Nuldoid
I quite enjoyed my trip to Nuldoid. Russ Woody has a most intriguing imagination with a good dose of sentimentalism thrown in. The story reminded me i ...more
Jun 04, 2010
May 20, 2010
Dead to the World (Sookie Stackhouse, #4)
Much better than Sookie Stackhouse #3 which was dull, dull, DULL! I really wonder how they are going to make season 3 of True Blood out of book 3, but ...more
Nov 05, 2009
Nov 02, 2009
The Curse of the Mistwraith (Wars of Light & Shadow, #1; Arc 1, #1)
Reading this book was like eating an artichoke for me. Just as I really like artichokes, I liked the story and the characters, but, getting to the hea ...more
Aug 28, 2010
Jun 12, 2010
Nyphron Rising (The Riyria Revelations, #3)
I am really invested in this series now! Each part keeps being better than the previous one. Michael's further development of Arista, Hadrian and Royc ...more
Mar 13, 2010
Feb 19, 2010
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