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Something like Normal
it was ok
Okay, this is tough, because some of my reading friends have liked this one a lot, and I can see the story in there that was liked so much, but.

When T
Jul 20, 2012
Mar 06, 2012
it was ok
I was going to give this a two-and-a-half-star rating, rounded up, but then saw the average rating here and decided to go with my first thought, which ...more
Jun 2012
Jul 03, 2012
The Story of Owen: Dragon Slayer of Trondheim (The Story of Owen, #1)
really liked it
I think, to answer the question posed by the review form, that I really want to see the discussion when friends have read this one. That desire is not ...more
May 02, 2014
Feb 18, 2014
The Truth Commission
really liked it
4.5 stars.

This had strong resonances with two of this year's Book Battle books, made me think of another one a few times, and I bet if I had time and
May 15, 2015
Feb 26, 2015
I decided not to rate this one, given the difficulty I was having knowing how to choose stars. There was a lot that was very sweet and enjoyable about ...more
Apr 2013
Mar 01, 2013
Lhind the Thief (Lhind, #1)
This was the exact book I was in the mood for at the exact time I read it: fun but not too light; YA but no angst or triangles or Instalove; a thief i ...more
Aug 12, 2013
Aug 08, 2013
The Perilous Gard
it was amazing
This is one of the most often re-read books in our house - definitely the one I read to the daughters the greatest number of times. And with good reas ...more
not set
May 07, 2008
Dumplin' (Dumplin', #1)
Okay, so I'm not rating this one, because - it's complicated. I was reading this as a fat-acceptance YA, and the fact that I found it wasn't made it i ...more
Sep 25, 2015
May 25, 2015
Illuminae (The Illuminae Files, #1)
I'm going to start writing up (some of my) thoughts on this one, and see whether I can decide on a rating or not. Said thoughts are quite random, so j ...more
Oct 26, 2016
Oct 16, 2016
The Screaming Staircase (Lockwood & Co., #1)
really liked it
My computer had a tantrum and I lost what I'd written - don't have the energy to try to recreate it all, either. Bullet-points again it is.

1) LOVED th
Oct 28, 2014
Oct 28, 2014
The Queen of Attolia (The Queen's Thief, #2)
it was amazing
I can't believe I first read this *seventeen years ago*. I can still clearly remember stumbling to a stop in my reading to Becca when I saw a few line ...more
May 2017
May 07, 2008
Cold Magic (Spiritwalker, #1)
liked it
Three and a half stars.

I loved: the setting. Roman Empire continued a lot later than in "our world", and the society Elliott depicted is fascinating.

Sep 13, 2011
Oct 22, 2010
Material Girls
it was ok
Received from NetGalley - probably no need to add that this is an "honest review" with a two-star rating?

I was drawn to this book by the premise, as w
Mar 03, 2015
Mar 29, 2015
If I Stay (If I Stay, #1)
really liked it
Finally got around to reading this, after pretty much everyone I know has read and had Thoughts about it. I went in quite skeptical, and sure I'd end ...more
Feb 04, 2013
Feb 20, 2013
Sean Griswold's Head
really liked it
Four and a half stars

This was just one of the cutest books I've read in ages, and I'm even more annoyed I never saw it in a bookshop here, as it's in
Jan 29, 2013
Jun 15, 2012
it was amazing
One of the few books I left un-reviewed, not because of laziness, disorganization, or some form of "I'd rather be reading than writing", but because i ...more
Apr 20, 2014
Apr 19, 2014
The Fixer (The Fixer, #1)
really liked it
This was utterly ridiculous, and a very entertaining read, for which I was in exactly the right mood. I mean, how could you not love a book about a to ...more
Dec 05, 2015
Aug 23, 2015
Ink Is Thicker Than Water
liked it
This just wasn't - it. Admittedly, I've been sick since last Wednesday, things have either had an odd spike of badness or gotten worse, and what I was ...more
Jun 02, 2014
Oct 30, 2013
Dark Star (Dark Star, #1)
liked it
This would have got a much higher rating, except for the dire overuse of something I find irritating even in smaller doses; the parent (who knows abou ...more
Dec 2013
Jul 02, 2013
Once Was Lost
it was amazing
Here's my LJ write-up, minus a bit of irrelevant book-burbling. (Also minus some formatting, no doubt, so the original is here.) (Edited as I noticed ...more
Oct 27, 2009
Aug 15, 2009
Keeping the Castle (Keeping the Castle, #1)
it was ok
That two stars may seem, or even be a bit mean, but I'd have been more lenient had the book not aimed so high intertextually. I haven't read I Capture ...more
Oct 2012
Apr 29, 2012
Hunting Lila (Lila, #1)
really liked it
I had a bit of a review for this one, but it got lost in one of the many recent computer crashes. So this is a bit after-the-fact. Anyway, I gobbled t ...more
not set
Sep 23, 2011
Incarnate (Newsoul, #1)
it was ok
It's been a long time on the mental back-burner, but apparently the six months since I finished this book hasn't been sufficient time either to figure ...more
Aug 2012
May 01, 2012
Plain Kate
liked it
Three-and-a-half, really. High marks for the writing, which I loved, but lower for some niggles I had with the story. One of those was the fact that t ...more
Dec 14, 2010
Nov 19, 2009
Edgewood (Edgewood, #1)
liked it
I probably did this no favours by starting reading it in very small installments, as this didn't encourage being grabbed by the plot, and did encourag ...more
Jul 15, 2014
Jun 17, 2014
After Eden (After Eden, #1)
liked it
2.5 stars.

I liked the sf part of the story fine, and could have enjoyed this one (though it was never going to be When You Reach Me level good), excep
Nov 2013
Mar 24, 2013
Fly by Night (Fly by Night, #1)
really liked it
This is a sort of sum of a reading (when it came out, horribly bound paperback - really badly affected readign pleasure) and a listening (audiobook mu ...more
not set
Feb 27, 2011
The Trouble with Kings
Feeling a bit too indecisive to choose number of stars for this. It wasn't Crown Duel, but had so many similarities in ways that it was a bit hard not ...more
Feb 23, 2009
Feb 18, 2009
The Winter Prince (The Lion Hunters, #1)
liked it
Will return to this and write more, but this just wasn't my kind of book, though it was recommended by people whose taste I trust completely. I just f ...more
May 11, 2009
Apr 17, 2009
The Unexpected Everything
really liked it
This was so great. Well, okay, maybe it wasn't all that great, but it hit a lot of right notes for me and I really enjoyed it. Apparently I love polit ...more
Jul 2016
Dec 29, 2016
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