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Ancillary Mercy (Imperial Radch #3)
4.20
it was amazing
I'll admit, after Ancillary Sword, I wasn't sure Leckie could wrap up the story in just one remaining volume. But, man, what a treat Ancillary Mercy i ...more
Sep 10, 2015
Aug 31, 2015
 
Fool's Fate (Tawny Man, #3)
4.38
it was amazing
So bittersweet. It's going to be hard for any book/series for the rest of the year to top the experience I had with the Tawny Man trilogy. I first rea ...more
Jul 13, 2016
Apr 23, 2008
 
The Black Elfstone (The Fall of Shannara, #1)
4.22
it was amazing
A return of form of sorts for Brooks, who is back to writing large, sweeping epic fantasy after spending a decade or more focusing on smaller stories. ...more
Apr 27, 2017
Apr 20, 2017
 
Last Song Before Night
3.51
really liked it
On the surface, Ilana C. Myer’s debut fantasy, Last Song Before Night, sounds familiar. It’s about a group of young men and women, from various casts ...more
Oct 31, 2015
Oct 15, 2015
 
Ninefox Gambit (The Machineries of Empire #1)
3.93
really liked it
Don’t be put off by the opening chapter. Ninefox Gambit might not work for everyone, but for those itching for dense worldbuilding, a riproaring plot, ...more
Jun 12, 2016
May 08, 2016
 
Children of Earth and Sky
4.14
it was amazing
As can be expected of Kay, he once again delivers a beautiful, thoughtful, and intricately-plotted novel. His characters are rich and layered, his wor ...more
Jun 2016
May 13, 2016
 
The Handmaid's Tale
4.06
it was amazing
Jesus christ. This book was written 30 years ago, but, topically, it feels like it was written yesterday. Atwood is scarily prescient, and tells the t ...more
Oct 18, 2016
Oct 13, 2016
 
Ghost Talkers
3.88
really liked it
Ghost Talkers is an unwaveringly smart novel about love, loss, family, and loyalty. All the best aspects of Kowal’s writing are on full display—from r ...more
Aug 07, 2016
Jul 29, 2016
 
The Spider's War (The Dagger and the Coin, #5)
4.08
really liked it
A terrific conclusion to one of my favourite fantasy series of the past decade. It succeeds as both a satisfying conclusion to the narrative begun in ...more
Mar 09, 2016
Feb 17, 2016
 
The Dispossessed
4.18
it was amazing
This book gets ★★★★★. My ability to comprehend even a fraction of what Le Guin explores gets ☆☆☆☆☆.
Jul 21, 2016
Jul 11, 2016
 
All the Birds in the Sky
3.58
it was amazing
I'd give this 10 stars if I could.
Jun 17, 2015
Jun 11, 2015
 
A Canticle for Leibowitz
3.97
it was ok
Not my jam.

Considering it was published in the late '50s, Miller plays with a lot of interesting concepts, some of which hold up better in 2017 than o
...more
May 30, 2017
Jun 11, 2008
 
Aurora
3.73
it was amazing
I'd never read Robinson before, generally scared off by his reputation for density, but I loved Aurora. It’s intricate, and the scope is enormous, spa ...more
Mar 30, 2016
Mar 11, 2016
 
Binti (Binti, #1)
4.02
really liked it
Funny, sharp and creepy all at one, Binti tells the story of the titular character, and her acceptance into a great university comprising of the galax ...more
Mar 16, 2016
Mar 13, 2016
 
The Grace of Kings (The Dandelion Dynasty #1)
3.75
really liked it
The world is rich, the interconnectedness between the various plot threads is interesting, and the scope is large even for epic fantasy. There's sort ...more
Jun 09, 2016
May 04, 2016
 
Raven Stratagem (The Machineries of Empire #2)
4.29
it was amazing
Raven Stratagem certainly shows symptoms of Middle Book Syndrome—with the bulk of the novel made of of political maneuvering required to set up the fo ...more
Jun 07, 2017
May 15, 2017
 
The Witchwood Crown (The Last King of Osten Ard, #1)
4.37
it was amazing
Williams revels in returning to themes, ideas, and problems that he first explored in Memory, Sorrow and Thorn, and looking for new solutions—discover ...more
Jul 10, 2017
May 28, 2017
 
The Wanderers
3.54
it was amazing
A melancholy exploration of love, loss, and humanity's never-ending search for something more to life. Absolutely recommended.
May 04, 2017
Apr 27, 2017
 
Take Us To Your Chief And Other Stories
3.75
really liked it
Collectively, these stories expose and address the many complicated challenges faced by modern aboriginal communities, and through the unrelenting for ...more
Apr 07, 2017
Mar 22, 2017
 
The Last Witness
3.83
liked it
Eh. It was clever, but I felt like sometimes Parker allowed that to get in the way of writing characters that I could actually care about in any capac ...more
Mar 18, 2016
Mar 16, 2016
 
The Twilight Dragon & Other Tales of Annwn: Preludes to The Everwinter Wraith (The Annwn Cycle)
4.11
really liked it
A fun collection of short stories that hearken back to the best of '80s epic fantasy (with a splash of modern urban fantasy thrown in for good measure ...more
Jul 29, 2016
Jul 22, 2016
 
Every Heart a Doorway (Wayward Children, #1)
3.87
really liked it
Loved this. Until the final scene, which I felt undermined a lot of the lessons learned throughout the story. Other than that, it's a charming, smart, ...more
Mar 24, 2016
Mar 19, 2016
 
The Pauper Prince and the Eucalyptus Jinn
4.04
it was amazing
A perfect piece of short fiction. Malik's storytelling is tight and focused, while still conveying a story of massive depth, spanning, literally, the ...more
Apr 10, 2016
Apr 08, 2016
 
The Forever War (The Forever War, #1)
4.15
it was amazing
An enduring classic. It's incredible that Haldeman is able to explore the social, political, and cultural impacts of war within such a short book. It ...more
Apr 03, 2017
Apr 23, 2008
 
River of Teeth (River of Teeth #1)
3.66
really liked it
River of Teeth is Gailey’s coming out party, and, without a doubt, will firmly cement her among today’s best young SFF writers. With its bombastic set ...more
May 15, 2017
May 11, 2017
 
The Emperor's Soul
4.33
really liked it
Sanderson's known for his doorstopper fantasy novels, but this novella, complete with a trademark magic system with surprising complexity given the le ...more
Apr 17, 2016
Apr 13, 2016
 
Forest of Memory
3.57
liked it
A sci-fi fable set in the Pacific Northwest of the near future, Forest of Memory is ostensibly the account of a digitally unplugged woman’s shrouded, ...more
Mar 13, 2016
Mar 09, 2016
 
Gears of Faith
3.35
liked it
Gears of Faith is a flawed book. It does what a lot of Pathfinder Tales do well—which is wrap likeable characters into a tight Sword & Sorcery pac ...more
Apr 19, 2017
Apr 09, 2017
 
Shy Knives
3.67
liked it
Shy Knives provided me with everything I expect from a good sword & sorcery novel: great action, an engaging quest, and interesting set pieces. So ...more
Oct 15, 2016
Oct 06, 2016
 
Food of the Gods
3.74
really liked it
With Food of the Gods, Cassandra Khaw has served up a delectable dish. It overcomes its structural flaws by leaning heavily on its style, gorgeous pro ...more
May 11, 2017
Apr 28, 2017
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