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The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Vol I: The Pox Party
I was totally surprised by this book, having seen it about a million times at the library, and seeing it never get picked up no matter how much I put...more
Jan 19, 2009
Jan 11, 2009
Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
I read most of the this book in one night because i'll be damned if I have to pay the library 25 cents. I am giving it three stars mostly because I li...more
Nov 23, 2009
Nov 23, 2009
The Diamond of Darkhold (Book of Ember, #4)
This book had some promise but I think mostly squandered what could have been a very inspiring re-building of civilization story. It trades the first...more
Feb 08, 2009
Feb 08, 2009
The Magicians (The Magicians, #1)
The Magicians, i think it has become almost a cliche at least for blurbs about this book that it is like harry potter for adults or 20 somethings. It'...more
Nov 09, 2009
Nov 08, 2009
Graceling (Graceling Realm, #1)
Graceling is sorta like X-men in the middle ages, which is pretty awesome. Many people have graces that give them powers like super fighting ability o...more
May 2009
May 01, 2009
I really loved this book, but was not expecting too. I've seen it around and known lots of people who have read it, but it never really appealed to me...more
Jul 28, 2009
Jul 29, 2009
Ender in Exile (The Ender Quintet, #1.6)
I'll be honest I expected this book to suck. I mean come on another ender book. There were even blurbs on the back of the book being like it's another...more
Apr 12, 2009
Apr 13, 2009
The Tombs of Atuan (Earthsea Cycle, #2)
This book was short and sweet. It reveled a new culture in the world of the earthsea. I thought it was really interesting and I really liked the new m...more
May 28, 2009
May 29, 2009
The Eternal Smile: Three Stories
I liked the illustrations in this book, and thought Gene Yang was totally cool when he came to the library, but I could not love this book. I think it...more
Jun 14, 2009
Jun 15, 2009
Tales from Earthsea (Earthsea Cycle, #5)
This collection of stories from earthsea fill in the history of the world and provide a bridge to the next book. Part of this was Ursula going back an...more
Jun 20, 2009
Jun 20, 2009
The Andromeda Strain
This book is kinda lame. Nothing really happens, its like Jurassic Park if the dinosaurs never escaped, but instead evolved into birds. The cover of t...more
Jul 24, 2009
Jul 29, 2009
A Wizard of Earthsea (Earthsea Cycle, #1)
I am a fan of earnest fantasy, completely unironic. This was great like lord of the rings but not racist, the barbarians are white with red hair...hmm...more
May 26, 2009
May 23, 2009
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
The Spoiler Free Part: This book has some quite exciting stuff, but it also has the same flaws as many teen books that I will now rag on. First of all...more
Apr 26, 2009
Apr 13, 2009
Tehanu (Earthsea Cycle, #4)
This book brings us back to the protagonist of book 2, and is set immediately after the end of book 3. My problems stem from the fact that for most of...more
Jun 12, 2009
Jun 12, 2009
Dororo, Vol. 1
I feel like tezuka's name can't be written without manga legend or some such coming before it, because apparently he invented the genre out of whole c...more
Apr 04, 2009
Apr 04, 2009
Howl's Moving Castle (Howl's Moving Castle, #1)
This book was really fantastic. It reminded me a lot of stardust, but think is better than that book because the ending is more satisfying. It reminde...more
Apr 27, 2009
Apr 26, 2009
The Farthest Shore (Earthsea Cycle, #3)
This book could have been improved by a map. The first book had a map, the second didn't but didn't really need one. During this one I was in desperat...more
May 31, 2009
May 30, 2009
House of Many Ways (Howl's Moving Castle, #3)
This book is okay. It has some fun magic and adventure, but honestly it seems like nothing happens. I was most of the way through the book and it seem...more
May 21, 2009
May 23, 2009
Flight, Vol. 1 (Flight, #1)
I read somewhere that Flight is uneven, and I think I agree. But its fluctuations between great and just okay. Some are short amusing larks, others qu...more
May 23, 2009
May 23, 2009
Shroud for a Nightingale (Adam Dalgliesh, #4)
This was really good, I had never read one of the many Adam Dalgliesh mysteries, only P.D. James' miscellaneous books Children of Men and An Unsuitabl...more
Jul 15, 2009
Jul 29, 2009
This book is super Neil Gaimany. If you like Neil you will like this book. Neil Gaiman is also really into fantastical markets, as one features promin...more
Aug 2009
Jul 29, 2009
A Mind to Murder (Adam Dalgliesh, #2)
This book in the series was definitely not as good as Shroud for a Nightingale, which apparently comes after this one, maybe I should have began the s...more
Jul 21, 2009
Jul 29, 2009
Amulet, Vol. 1: The Stonekeeper (Amulet, #1)
I really like the art of this book. The illustrations are very good, and have that simultaneously polished and sketchy style. It might be a little dar...more
Jun 04, 2009
Jun 04, 2009
Dororo, Vol. 3
A satisfying conclusion to the Dororo story, still violent and filled with inventive demons, it also stops with the evil female demon, as I believe al...more
Aug 04, 2009
Aug 08, 2009
Inkheart (Inkworld, #1)
This book was pretty good, of the books I was reading it was the one that made me want to finish most, which is always a good sign. Now I want to see...more
Mar 15, 2009
Feb 11, 2009
Castle in the Air (Howl's Moving Castle, #2)
This was a great semi-sequel. It follows a new protagonist, Abdullah, and his adventures in the same fantastical world but with more genies and carpet...more
May 09, 2009
May 04, 2009
Leviathan (Leviathan, #1)
I really liked the concept of this book. That is set at the outset of the WWI in a world where the triple alliance (Germany, Austria, and the Ottoman...more
Dec 22, 2009
Nov 08, 2009
Dororo, Vol. 2
Still fun, still full of stock Tezuka characters. The story is full of death and demons and crazy people. The drawings are amazing, and his character'...more
May 21, 2009
May 23, 2009
Amulet, Vol. 2: The Stonekeeper's Curse (Amulet, #2)
I am thoroughly enjoying this series. There is something about his style that really attracts me, and some of the two full page images are really nice...more
Dec 20, 2009
Dec 21, 2009
I'm still trying to figure out what I thought about this book. I started reading it and it seemed pretty interesting, then it settled into a lull and...more
Apr 05, 2009
Jan 19, 2009
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