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The Red Queen (The Cousins' War, #2)
3.65
I have no idea if Margaret Beaufort was as she is depicted by Gregory, but her fictional alter ego is the most unlikeable person that I have come acro ...more
Nov 05, 2010
Nov 16, 2010
 
The Soldiers of Halla (Pendragon, #10)
4.27
This series became a growing disappointment. It is a juvenile series that does not transcend its genre as the best children's and young adult fiction ...more
May 18, 2009
May 20, 2009
 
Queen of Hearts (Her Royal Spyness Mysteries, #8)
3.79
I swore if there wasn't some sort of progress in Georgie and Darcy's relationship I was going to swear off reading this mystery series. Or progress in ...more
Sep 16, 2014
Feb 08, 2014
 
The Crystal City (Tales of Alvin Maker, #6)
3.56
Like this whole series, it has continuity issues, which Card treats cavalierly in the acknowledgments. The central story itself is more compelling, th ...more
Feb 25, 2009
Feb 09, 2009
 
Slaughterhouse-Five
4.01
I really struggled to get through the first three chapters or so, but as I got into the ebb and flow of Billy Pilgrim's flits through time it went qui ...more
Apr 28, 2008
Apr 25, 2008
 
Masks (Cassandra Palmer, #4.3)
3.94
I gobbled this novel whole and enjoyed it thoroughly. It was a remarkable bit of writing to so recognizably give us a young Mircea Basarab, only two y ...more
not set
Jul 29, 2013
 
The Seventh Sinner
3.67
The plot and a couple of the characters stood out as real people but Jacqueline Kirby, this series' sleuth was not one of them. I was most of the time ...more
Apr 2011
Mar 19, 2011
 
Shoulder the Sky (World War I, #2)
3.88
The second novel of this series is set in spring/summer 1915 and is the first to take place after the declaration of war. That setting makes what is p ...more
Jan 05, 2009
Jan 05, 2009
 
Andrew: Lord of Despair (Lonely Lords, #7)
4.01
This novel is four years after Gareth, but is essentially a continuation of the the story begun in the previous novel: two brothers fall in love with ...more
Jan 02, 2014
Dec 21, 2013
 
Master of the Night (Mageverse, #1)
3.89
I have to say I was initially disappointed when I started reading this novel that I wasn't reading about Lancelot and his new wife Grace's story inste ...more
Oct 24, 2013
Aug 05, 2013
 
The Murders of Richard III (Jacqueline Kirby, #2)
3.67
I really, really dislike this character Jacqueline the librarian, and am shocked by it, because I enjoy Peters' other two series very much, especially ...more
Mar 30, 2011
Mar 19, 2011
 
The Dark-Hunter Companion (Dark-Hunter Universe, #13.5)
4.20
This is a humorously written, informative reference guide to the novels written in the Dark-Hunter fictional world through the 13th novel including Dr ...more
Sep 19, 2013
Sep 16, 2013
 
Lord John And The Hand Of Devils (Lord John Grey, #0.5, #1.5, #2.5)
3.76
This book is a short story and two novellas that should be read in chronological context because there are frequent references to characters and event ...more
Jun 28, 2009
Jun 24, 2009
 
Morgan and Archer: A Novella (Windham, #8.5)
3.83
The Archer I met in this novel is a very different one than I met in Lady Maggie's Secret Scandal. What happened in the couple of years in between to ...more
Dec 20, 2013
Dec 21, 2013
 
The Untamed MacKenzie (MacKenzies & McBrides, #5.5)
3.94
I enjoy most of what Jennifer Ashley writes whether historical romance, historical mystery or paranormal romance, but it is her historical series abou ...more
Sep 19, 2013
Jul 29, 2013
 
From Fear to Eternity (Immortality Bites Mystery, #3; Immortality Bites, #8)
4.09
This series gets better and better. The mystery is well-executed and entertaining, but what made this especially moving and satisfying is the long run ...more
not set
Jul 27, 2014
 
The Call: Finding and Fulfilling the Central Purpose of Your Life
3.96
Guiness is one of the most literate writers I've read. His erudition in philosophy, literature, history and contemporary socio-cultural issues are use ...more
May 04, 2009
May 20, 2009
 
Inkdeath (Inkworld, #3)
3.92
In a way I am surprised that this is Juvenile fiction. In all three novels the evil has been graphic and merciless and killing and torture are prevale ...more
Mar 21, 2009
Mar 23, 2009
 
The Valcourt Heiress
3.33
This is the first time I've read Catherine Coulter, and the first few pages surprised me in their clumsy triteness for a woman so practiced in story t ...more
Apr 09, 2011
Apr 10, 2011
 
Rush (Breathless, #1)
3.99
Maybe I am not the intended audience for this novel, but after reading the Fifty Shades Trilogy and some of Banks' historical novels, I was curious. W ...more
Nov 21, 2013
Nov 21, 2013
 
Man of My Dreams (includes: The League, #3.5)
4.06
I find it unusual when I come across an anthology that I enjoy cover to cover. This is one of those few. I was already a fan of Kenyon's Assassins ser ...more
Oct 22, 2013
Oct 21, 2013
 
A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)
4.44
**spoiler alert** I began this series primarily to continue educating myself on what is out there in the genre I am currently writing. HBO's plans to ...more
Aug 20, 2010
Sep 15, 2010
 
Scorched (Tracers #6)
4.16
Scorched is the continuation of the story of Navy Seal Gage Brewer and forensic anthropologist Kelsey Quinn. It picks up two years after "Unstoppable, ...more
Nov 20, 2013
Nov 21, 2013
 
At Some Disputed Barricade (World War I, #4)
4.02
Book 4 in Perry's WWI series, is more human in many ways, and we see more deeply and in some cases endearingly into Joseph Reavley's character, but th ...more
Jan 08, 2009
Jan 07, 2009
 
Blood of Tyrants (Temeraire, #8)
3.86
Novik's exploration of Will Laurence's amnesia is evocative, and an intriguing way to contrast the man he was before Temeraire and revisit the choices ...more
Aug 19, 2013
Aug 17, 2013
 
The Bridegroom Wore Plaid (MacGregors, #1)
3.78
I enjoyed this novel. It was a busier novel than Burrowes other novels, what with four couples to bring together. It was also really nice to read a Bu ...more
Jan 07, 2014
Jan 05, 2014
 
Spartan Frost (Mythos Academy, #4.5)
3.83
Hearing Logan Quinn's perspective on the horrific moments when Loki possessed him and used him to almost murder Gwen Frost, the girl he loves, enriche ...more
Oct 14, 2013
Oct 13, 2013
 
Fledgling
3.91
I thought I'd had my fill of vampire stories, but Octavia Butler was actually a precursor to much of the genre, and in her hands a unique perspective ...more
May 15, 2011
May 31, 2011
 
Midnight Frost (Mythos Academy, #5)
4.15
Estep seems to adhere to the common wisdom of many series novelists and TV series developers: Keep the romantic hero and heroine apart to keep the dra ...more
Oct 15, 2013
Oct 13, 2013
 
Crimson Frost (Mythos Academy, #4)
4.19
Gwen Frost continues on her classic hero's journey. Like Harry Potter and hundreds of heroes before her this novel is the point at which everyone but ...more
Oct 14, 2013
Oct 13, 2013
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